Olalla

Welcome to the wonderful little community of Olalla, home of the famous Polar Bear Plunge (photo above), Olalla Bluegrass Festival, and best selling author, Gregg Olsen. Located on the waterfront in south Kitsap overlooking Olalla Bay, Puget Sound and Vashon Island, Olalla is a perfect rest stop for visitors touring the area by auto, bike or boat. See below for more information about the town, events winery.
Al's Market Food & Grocery

Al's Market Food & Grocery

Olalla is anchored by the historic, Al's Market, the only business in town. The market serves as the community grocery store, cafe, pizza parlor, pub with brews on tap, library, bulletin-board and visitor info center. Its' enclosed waterfront patio has a toasty fireplace, wooden tables and public rest-room. It's a convenient, friendly year-round stop during a scenic touring of the scenic shoreline along the east side of the south Kitsap Peninsula. Stop by for a cold one!

Olalla Bay Bridge during the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge.
Swimmers enjoying a dip in Olalla Bay and bon-fire on the beach.

Olalla Community Center

Olalla Community Center

Olalla Community Center is the heart and soul of the community. They are fast becoming an important and popular destination for world-class music events and musicians. See below for more details.

Olalla House Concerts

Olalla House Concerts

Following in the tradition of the Olalla Bluegrass Festival, the OCC Concert Series is establishing itself as one of the best music venues in the South Sound and the Kitsap Peninsula. Visit their website to learn more. Below is a list of up-coming events.
February 13 -
Nancy K. Dillon,
March 12 -
  Elaine Rominelli,
April 10 -
Nina Gerber with Chris Webster
May 7th
-  Ronnie Cox (To be confirmed). 

All concerts are part of a benefit for the preservation of the Olalla Community Club for which we request a donation of $15 to $20 or whatever you feel you can afford. 
Olalla Blue Grass Festival

Olalla Blue Grass Festival

Held in August, the Olalla Blue Grass Festival & Beyond has become one of the most popular musical events on the Kitsap Peninsula and around the region. The event features local and national bluegrass musicians, folk and jam bands, great food, arts and crafts and a wide variety of activities for children and the legendary Berry Pie Contest. Click above for details.
Starvation Heights - Gregg Olsen

Starvation Heights - Gregg Olsen

Gergg Olsesn AuthorIn 1911 two wealthy British heiresses came to a sanitarium near Seattle to undergo the revolutionary fasting treatment of Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was supposed to be a holiday for the two sisters. But within a month of arriving in Olalla, things changed. Click above to learn more about this historic and macabre story from master storyteller and international author, Gregg Olsen. Click here for an audio clip of interview with Gregg on KPLU Radio about the Infamous event. Click here for more about this famous Kitsap Peninsula author, Gregg Olsen.