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. 

Bremerton Summer Brew Fest

Bremerton Summer Brew Fest

The 9th annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest is this weekend, July 19-20 on the Bremerton waterfront, just a short walk from the Seattle - Bremerton ferry! This event features 30 Washington breweries pouring more than 100 craft beers. Learn more from our expert brewers while you enjoy live music and local food.

Outdoor Summer Concerts on the Kitsap Peninsula

Outdoor Summer Concerts on the Kitsap Peninsula

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

Poulsbo Summer Nights on the Bay  
Tuesday evenings: 6:30 - 9 pm | July 9 - August 13 | 

Gig Harbor Summer Sounds at Skansie 
Tuesday evenings: 6:30 - 8:00 pm | June 25 - August 13

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

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

Music on the Plaza | Bainbridge Island - Seattle Art Museum | Sundays; 3 -5 pm | July 7 - August 11

Sounds of Summer - Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island | Wednesday evenings: 7 - 9 pm | July 10 - August 14

Summer Concert Bloedel Reserve - Bainbridge Island | June 22, August 17 & 24

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

Featured Events

Allyn Days/Salmon Bake and Geoduck Festival
7/19 - 7/21/2019

Presented by Allyn Community Assn


Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival
7/20 - 7/21/2019

Presented by Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival


Kingston Arts Festival
7/26 - 7/28/2019, 10:00 am

Presented by Kitsap Arts & Crafts Organization and Village Green Community Center


Silverdale Whaling Days
7/26 - 7/28/2019

Presented by Silverdale Community


Gig Harbor Wine and Food Experience
7/27/2019, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Presented by Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and Rotary Club of Gig Harbor