The Kitsap Peninsula is chock full of Star-Spangled fun July 3rd and 4th with small-town festivals, parades, music, children’s activities, spectacular waterfront fireworks shows and even stand-up paddle board games. Whether you come for the day or weekend, we promise it will be loads of patriotic fun.

Here’s the breakdown by community:

  • Bainbridge Island – The Grand Old 4th of July lives up to its name with a full day of small-town family fun. Activities include a pancake breakfast, street fair, foot races, classic car show, historic baseball game and parade. There’s also music, family entertainment, food and a beer garden. The day wraps up with fireworks over Eagle Harbor. Shuttles available from several locations. Click for a full schedule.
  • Bremerton – The city celebrates Independence Day with Rock the Dock, five hours of rock and roll followed by fireworks over Sinclair Inlet. A Prince tribute band headlines the concert, which starts at 5 p.m. Food trucks and a beer garden open at 4 p.m. The fun takes place on the Bremerton Boardwalk. There are additional family activities in Port Orchard, which is 10 minutes away by foot ferryMore info. 
  • Kingston – The town is pulling out all the stops with a two-day family and children’s festival, including entertainment and activities at Tiny Town at Village Green Park. At Mike Wallace Park on the waterfront, there will be music, a beer garden and fireworks. Other highlights include a pancake breakfast, fun run, special holiday farmers market, parade, hot dog roast and the Great Ball Race. Click here for details.
  • Port OrchardFathoms O’ Fun presents music at the waterfront gazebo from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., including Christian rock, children’s music and classic rock. Fireworks over Sinclair Inlet, which are also visible from Bremerton, begin at 10:30 p.m. Take the foot ferry to Bremerton for more fun. More info.
  • Poulsbo – Little Norway kicks off the party a day early with its Third of July Celebration from noon to 11 p.m. The waterfront festivities culminate with Fireworks on the Fjord. Highlights of the day include stand-up paddle board games at the marina from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an old-fashioned pie-eating contest at 4:30 p.m. sponsored by Sluys Poulsbo Bakery. Find out more.

Getting to the Kitsap Peninsula is easy, you can arrive by ferry, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge or boat in to one of our beautiful marinas. For lodging info and more, visit our website.