Poulsbo's historic Little Norway is one of the Kitsap Peninsula's favorite and most popular destination for visitors of all ages and interests. Stroll down Front Street to explore galleries, museums and shops in Poulsbo's growing Arts District or stop by one of several waterfront restaurants to enjoy a beverage overlooking the marina and waterfront park. Poulsbo's famous Little Norway is very pedestrian, child and pet friendly. Affordable lodging options are available at the Poulsbo Guest House International, and Poulsbo Inn & Suites both conveniently located near shopping and dining districts. This charming waterfront community welcomes visitors for the day, overnight and for long relaxing vacations.
Tour Downtown Poulsbo Aboard the New Kitsap Transit Central Loop #44!
Poulsbo is a great place to enjoy a weekend getaway anytime of the year. "Little Norway" has a wonderful, pedestrian friendly, historic downtown lined with shops, casual and fine dining choices, art galleries with local artwork and historic attractions including the Martinson Cabin Museum in Nelson Park on Lindvig Way.
Now Open : Poulsbo Maritime Museum & Visitor Center in Downtown Historic Poulsbo: 19010 Front Street NE - Open Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Poulsbo Maritime Museum showcases it maritime history and invites guests. The museum features items from the Pacific Coast Codfish Co. and Mosquito Fleet that served Poulsbo and include ship models, maps and a maritime library. The museum also includes a visitor center hosted by the Poulsbo Chamber and Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association.
Poulsbo is home to several award winning breweries that have tap rooms and brew-pubs. Local establishments are also serving up the tasty brews and hardy pub fare, too. Front street in historic downtown Poulsbo also has wine tasting rooms, fine and casual dining (children welcome) and lots of great art galleries, clothing and gift shops. And don't forget to stop by Sluys Bakery for the famous Viking Donuts! For something some international picnic ideas, head to the Marina Market what offers a wide-selection of local and international foods and beverages.
Celeberates the holidays with traditional Norwegian cultural events hosted by the Sons of Norway and downtown merchant. Take a break from the ubrban scene and head to this charming waterfront town for some relaxing shopping and holdiay cheer!
Dec. 3: JuleFest & Scandinavian Bazaar
Dec. 8 - Agrosy Christmas Ship
Dec. 17 - Light Boat Parade
Dec. 17 - Viking Carolers - 11 am - 4 pm
Dec. 17 - Poulsbo Saturday Farmer's Market 9 am to 2 pm
Thur Dec. Poulsbo Marina features decorated boats.
Dec. 3-24 - Horse Drawn Hay Rides - 11 am - 3 pm - Free!
Nov. 26, 27, Saturday-Sunday Dec. 3 - 24th - Meet Poulsbo's Own Nordic Father Christmas! At the clock tower on Front Street 11 am - 3 pm Saturdays, and 12 -3 pm on Sundays. Special appearance on Christmas Eve 11 am - 2 pm. Take your own photos, free.
Head to historic downtown Poulsbo for an evening of gallery hopping, shopping and dining on the second Saturday of each month from 5-8 pm. Each month most art galleries opens a new show with an opening reception for the featuerd artiss. It's a great opportunity to meet local artists, mingle and enjoy refreshments. For more information visit the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Assoc. or VisitPoulsob.com website. Photo courtesy of Carrie Goller Gallery.
If children are in tow, stop by the SEA Discovery Center at the south end of town. Just look for the 7-foot tall sculpture of an octopus surrounded by sea creatures (also open on other days as well).
Permanent and guest moorage with lots of amenities! Easy to reach all of the wonderful shops and restaurants that Poulsbo has to offer for the day, the weekend or the week. The Poulsbo Marina is an excellent place to start or end your Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails adventure! There is kayak and SUP rentals and the beautiful Liberty Bay offers a safe and leisure opportunity to explore the shorelines and waterways.