Welcome to the Kitsap Peninsula, Washington

Welcome to the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, conveniently located directly across Puget Sound from Seattle. Whenever you visit, you will find a wide range of things to do — from outdoor recreation to wine tastings in small towns and in historic vineyards. You'll also find a variety of lodging choices — from beachfront suites to charming B&Bs and Airbnbs in out-of-the-way and scenic locations. Getting to the Kitsap Peninsula is gorgeous! From Seattle or Edmonds, hop aboard one of the famous Washington State Ferries or travel across the impressive Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which is a short distance from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Click any of the links in the menus above to learn more about the region. 

Kitsap County Fair & Stampede - Aug 21-25

Kitsap County Fair & Stampede - Aug 21-25

Celebrate the best of summer at the annual fair and rodeo. Highlights include the carnival, Xtreme Bulls, Destruction Derby, 4-H kids and animals, live music and other family-friendly entertainment. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

With so much to see and do stay the weekend! Lodging information. 

Outdoor Summer Concerts on the Kitsap Peninsula

Outdoor Summer Concerts on the Kitsap Peninsula

Port Orchard Summer Concerts by the Bay  Thursdays  | 6:30 - 8 pm | June - August

Performances at the Passage  - Suquamish Casino Resort | Thursdays: 7 pm | July - August

Kingston Cove Summer Concerts | Saturdays: 5 - 8 pm - July 11 - August 29

Summer Concert Bloedel Reserve - Bainbridge Island | August 17 & 24

Rock the Dock - Bremerton Boardwalk - Saturdays: 5 - 8 pm - August 24

SAVE THE DATE for Blackberry Festival Fun!

SAVE THE DATE for Blackberry Festival Fun!

Join the festivities on the waterfront boardwalk in downtown Bremerton. August 31-September 2.

This FREE, family-friendly festival takes over Bremerton's picturesque waterfront over Labor Day weekend. From modest beginnings in 1990, the berry-fest has evolved into THE summer-ending extravaganza for the Puget Sound. Lots to do including the Berry Fun Run, Chalk the Block, Live Entertainment throughout the weekend, Food and Craft Booths, Children's Stage with music, magic and comedy, Beer and Wine Garden and much more. For more information. www.blackberryfestival.org

KP Arts & Cultures Guides

Check out our rackcard and Google map featuring dozens of art galleries located around the Kitsap Peninsula region. Find more info using our Arts & Culture searchClick here to view or print a letter size versionClick here to view the Google map of the KP Art Galleries.

We also provide info on dozens of museums located in and around the  Kitsap Peninsula region. Click here to view or print a letter size versionClick here to view the Google map of the KP Museums.

Pet Friendly Hikes on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula

Pet Friendly Hikes on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula

The Kitsap Peninsula loves pets, and we have dozens of public parks, miles of trails, beaches and wide-open spaces where you and your best friend can enjoy some fresh air. Check out our newest blog—Pet Friendly Hikes on the Kitsap Peninsula for a number of great trails and parks to choose from. Also, check out our Pet-Friendly Places page for more information on pet-friendly lodging and smart trail tips for hiking with your dog.

Visit Kitsap Peninsula KCTS TV Spot

Visit Kitsap Peninsula KCTS TV Spot

Check out the new Visit Kitsap Peninsula TV spot airing on KCTS TV Seattle.

Visit Kitsap Latest Blogs!

Visit Kitsap Latest Blogs!

For a variety of wineries and tasting rooms to explore and tour, check out our blog Wine Touring on the Kitsap Peninsula. The Kitsap Peninsula End of Summer Celebrations blog offers a number of fun and festive events happening through the month of August. And what better place to hang out on a beautiful summer day than a Kitsap Peninsula beach. Read our blog We Have a Beach for You! to discover sandy beaches to dig your toes in.

Kitsap Peninsula Farmer's Markets

Kitsap Peninsula Farmer's Markets

Most communities offer visitors and locals alike the chance to enjoy locally sourced farm produce,  fine hand-made crafts and more at farmers markets throughout the Kitsap Peninsula. Click here to see our Kitsap Peninsula Farmer's Market Guide which shows Farmer's Market locations throughout the Kitsap Peninsula. Click here to do an online Farmer's Markets and local Farms search.

Visit Kitsap Peninsula Visitors Guide & Recreation Map

Check out links below for our Visitor Guide and Outdoor Recreation Bike map which includes 14 popular cycling routes and information about dozens of communities around the Kitsap Peninsula.

Click here to view the Visitor Guide Side.  
Click here for the Bike-Recreation Side of the Map.

Now available at REI in Silverdale, Poulsbo Maritime Museum, Kingston Chamber, Josephine's Redeemed and Whiskey Gulch in Annapolis (next to Port Orchard). 

Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail Brochure & Map!

Click below to view PDFs of the print version of the KPNWT map brochure including information on the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails, an extensive map with water trails access points, marinas and dock information.

 

Brochure front side with general info. 
Back side with Map of Access Points

New! Saturday Fast Ferries Also Available in Kingston and Bremerton!

With the launch of the new Kingston fast ferry to Seattle, Kitsap Transit now has two convenient locations on the Kitsap Peninsula to provide passenger ferry service to Seattle and back: Kingston-Seattle and Bremerton-Seattle. The weekday schedule serves commuters, residents, and visitors with early morning and late afternoon runs. Now includes Saturday service for a convenient weekend getaway!

Click here for the Bremerton schedule.

Click here for the Kingston schedule.

Click here for a pdf of the Fast Ferry System Map.

Featured Events

Kitsap County Fair and Stampede
8/21 - 8/25/2019

Presented by Kitsap Bank

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Port Orchard Night Market
8/24/2019, 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Presented by Port Orchard Bay Street Assn

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TwoMacs and Friends in the Vineyard
8/30/2019, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Presented by Olalla Vineyard and Winery

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Bremerton Blackberry Festival
8/31 - 9/2/2019

Presented by Bremerton Rotary Foundation

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Wayzgoose Kitsap Art Festival 2019
9/1 - 9/2/2019

Presented by Bremerton Community

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