Bremerton is the largest city in the region and has the largest terminal for one of four WA State Ferry routes from the Seattle area to the Kitsap Peninsula. It is famous for its Historic Naval and Maritime Heritage. Please visit the City of Bremerton website for more information on the city's attractions, events, and things to do.
September 4-6. Join the festivities on the waterfront boardwalk in downtown Bremerton. This FREE, family-friendly festival takes over Bremerton's picturesque waterfront over Labor Day weekend and is considered 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, Beer and Wine Garden and more. Info: www.blackberryfestival.org
Just across the bridge is the hip little community of Manette, a local favorite for visitors, boaters, and cyclists. You will find arty shops, restaurants, bars, and bakeries.
Visit the fabulous fountains, public plazas, parks and memorials around the Bremerton waterfront and Arts District. The Harborside Fountain Park includes the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Memorial Plaza dedicated to shipyard workers and the shipyard founder, Lt. Ambrose Wycoff. The historic USS Turner Joy is located at the Harborside/Mentor Boardwalk. There are dozens of historic military and memorial sites in and round the Kitsap Peninsula region. For more information, visit our Military & Veterans section.
The Bremerton Community Farmers Market is a wonderful community gathering place where visitors and locals alike can enjoy farm fresh produce, hot food, artisan crafts and live music. The market is open every Thursday, 4 - 7pm. Check out our Kitsap Peninsula Farmer's Market Guide which provides other locations throughout the Kitsap Peninsula.
The Bridge to Bridge Urban Trail is a nearly 3-mile loop which connects neighborhoods and the Manette and Warren Avenue Bridges. The route offers runners, walkers, and riders scenic views of vast waterways and the majestic Olympic Mountains. The trail winds through parks and streets revealing hidden treasures, historic houses, and the opportunity to enjoy the farmer's market, playgrounds, shops, and community events happening throughout the year. The trail also leads to local business and art districts in downtown Bremerton and Manette. Click here for more info including videos & articles, a handy map and description of recent Bridge to Bridge Tour that took place in June.
Kitsap Transit now has two convenient locations on the Kitsap Peninsula to provide passenger ferry service to Seattle and back: Bremerton-Seattle and Kingston-Seattle. The weekday schedule serves commuters, residents, and visitors with early morning and late afternoon runs. Note: Due to COVID-19, Kitsap Transit will be temporarily reducing the maximum passenger load to 46. This emergency policy will apply until further notice to both our local foot ferry service as well as our fast-ferry service on the Bremerton route. Click here for more info.
Children will enjoy a visit to the popular Valentinetti Puppet Museum & Evergreen Theatre and, just to the west of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, look for the Bug Museum & Nature Gift Shop filled with crawly creatures. For more kid-friendly places, visit our Kitsap Loves Kids page.
Check out our new web page which features a wide range of outdoor art located around the Kitsap Peninsula region in both urban and natural environments...and nearly all are free and open to the public for viewing any time of the year.