Kingston is the portal for the Washington State Ferry's Edmonds to Kingston route, a 30-minute ferry ride that serves dozens of communities throughout the Kitsap Peninsula and Olympic Peninsula. The Kingston-Edmonds ride is perfect for a Walk-On Ferry Adventure, especially during the summer months for a visit to the Kingston Farmer's Market or to see the Concerts at Mike Wallace Waterfront Park.
The famous hydro-plane champion, Chip Hanauer, known today as The Boat Guy, stopped by the Kingston Marina and posted this video on his You-Tube site. Clip below watch the show!
The historic town of Kingston, founded in 1853 by Benjamin Bannister, was a thriving lumber town in 1880 until the mill closed in the early 1900's. Today the town is still thriving as a center of the greater Kingston area and a popular stop all year round for locals and visitors. The area is a well known destination for eco-recreation, adventure sports, water trail activities, and cycling.
A main feature of the community is its popular Port of Kingston marina that offers overnight moorage, a special kayak storage building and launch.
The Mike Wallace Waterfront Park is home to the Kingston Farmer's Market held from 10-3 PM and Concerts on the Cove held evenings every Saturday during the summer.
Kingston's downtown main streets are lined with shops, galleries,
restaurants, ice cream and gelato parlors, ale houses and pubs serving up local award-winning
micro-brews. The old Kingston Hotel facing the ferry loading area houses several independent bakeries including some that offer gluten
The independent movie house, the Firehouse Theater is located in the historic firehouse. If you're looking for recreation, head to Kingston Adventures for kayak and stand up paddle board rentals...easy to launch at the Port of Kingston Marina which also offers 40 guest slips and shower & laundry facilities for marina guests.
The community hosts a variety of events at the Mike Wallace Park including the Annual Slug Fest, 4th of July Fireworks, Art & Craft Fair, Concerts on the Cove, Kites over Kingston and the Light Boat Festival in December. For information on lodging and other resources, visit our website or one of the links listed below.