Port Orchard

In 1890, Port Orchard was incorporated as Kitsap County's first city. Today it's a busy waterfront community and popular tourist destination for business and leisure travelers. Bay Street, located a short block from the waterfront park, marina and foot ferry, is lined with antique, repurposed-redeemed and gift shops. Port Orchard is a great place to satisfy your hunger pangs, too...featuring an award-winning chocolatier/bakery, cafes, pubs and attractions. During the summer there are several free events, including family concerts and festivals. Port Orchard also is home to internationally known author Debbie Macomber, creator of Cedar Cove, the popular series on the Hallmark Channel. 

South Kitsap Regional Park

South Kitsap Regional Park

The South Kitsap Regional Park has one of the largest skate parks in the area and also includes ball fields, trails and picnic areas. It's a great place to let children and pets run and enjoy the outdoors. Click here for more details.  

Sidney Museum and Arts Association

Sidney Museum and Arts Association

The Sidney Museum and Arts Association maintains the Sidney Art Gallery, the Sidney Museum and the Log Cabin Museum.

Foot Ferry Transportation

Foot Ferry Transportation

During weekdays, hop aboard one of the original Mosquito Fleet foot ferries (still in operation from the 1900s), and weekends, you can enjoy the more modern Admiral Pete. The scenic ride travels between Bremerton and Port Orchard about every 10 minutes. The fare is $2 (cash only, please) each way. Schedule is Monday through Saturday and some weekends for special events. Click here for schedule

Welcome to Port Orchard

Attractions & Events

Concerts by the Bay, Thursdays, 6:30 pm - Click here for list of performers.
Festival by the Bay, August 12, 9 am - 4 pm  - Bay Street
Annual Taste of Port Orchard, Sunday, Sept. 2, noon-5, Marina Waterfront Park. 

The Port Orchard Farmers Market, which is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through October, is located on the waterfront behind Peninsula Feed, east of the Port Orchard Marina and one block south of Bay Street. The market is a great rest stop for families and cyclists and within walking distance of the Comfort Inn on Bay Street and Cedar Cove B&B up the hill. On Bay Street, look for the Port Orchard Public Market, located indoors and open year-round.

Read the recent VKP Blog Post on Destination Port Orchard.

Port Orchard Waterfront Loop

Port Orchard Waterfront Loop

Port Orchard's charming downtown waterfront features antique shops, dining with local brews & bites, walking paths, a playground and community park for family-friendly activities. Farther down the waterfront, you'll find excellent dining options. If you're into micro-brews, be sure to stop by the popular Slaughter County Brew Co. 

Port Orchard Marina

Port Orchard Marina

Located in downtown Port Orchard, the Port Orchard Marina offers guest moorage and is walking distance to shops and attractions, including the waterfront park, which hosts festivals, car cruises, free concerts and a Saturday farmers market.