January

Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner – Sons of Norway
Always a treat -authentic Norwegian meal in our Sons of Norway Hall.

West Sound Wedding Show
A large expo featuring local venues, caterers, and more- for all wedding-planning needs.


February

Westsound Business Expo
On the third Thursday in February, this annual business expo offers a place to meet over 150 local businesses, enjoy business and marketing seminars and speed networking. The expo is held at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion at the fairgrounds. Food, fun and thousands of dollars in prizes. Booths, sponsor and exhibitor packages are available.

North Kitsap Daddy/Daughter Dance
Dads and their daughters dancing the night away – an event through Poulsbo Parks and Rec.

Winter Rendezvous
The Winter Rendezvous is held annually in Poulsbo, WA and hosted by Hall of Fame Hydro Champ, Chip Hanauer.  This weekend is an excellent time had by all – boaters, tourists, and locals!  Games, food, drink, music, and laughter.


March

Easter Egg Hunts
Several community-held Easter egg hunts for the little ones: Through Poulsbo Parks and Rec, held at Raab Park.  Through Sons of Norway, held at the Waterfront Park.


April

Poulsbo Farmer’s Market
The Poulsbo Farmers Market is an outdoor market running from April-December, featuring live music and over 35 regional farmers, crafters, and food processors showcasing some of the freshest, most local products available. The market is Saturday from 9am – 2pm  at 19540 Front St. NE., the lower lot of the Parks and Recreation building.

Roots Rock Run -Lumberjack Run
An endurance run through Port Gamble Trails.  There are always several mile options available.


May

 

Viking Fest
Proudly held by the Communities of Poulsbo & Kitsap County, Poulsbo’s Viking Fest is a celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day of May 17. In Norway, it is a festival of flags and colorful processions, where children walk to the music of marching bands. Traditional Norwegian costumes are a prominent and common part of the celebrations. The festivities last from early morning until late at night. Parties with family and friends featuring traditional food and drinks are common.

The day commemorates the adoption by Norway’s parliament of it’s own constitution on May 17, 1814, a constitution in large part modeled on the constitution of the U.S. At that time the country was still part of a union with Sweden, and May 17 became a lasting, unifying national symbol in the struggle for its independence, which became official in 1905.

Come join us for this great Family Event held every year on the third weekend in May in the Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, Anderson Parkway & King Olav Parking Lot in Downtown Poulsbo.


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Viking Tour
The Viking Tour is a group bicycle ride on the Kitsap Peninsula on the Sunday of Viking Fest Weekend.  The tour starts and finishes in historic Poulsbo, with three different lengths for all riding levels:  65 miles, 35 miles, and 3 miles.

Girls Night Out in Historic Downtown Poulsbo
Historic Downtown Poulsbo shops host this annual fundraising event from 5p – 8p and features drawings and specials.

Stottlemeyer 30/60 mile Bike Race
A fast-paced race through the Stottlemeyer trails.


June

CF Walk
Monster Trucks, Hydros, Classic Cars, Photobooth, Band, and much more! Celebrating 24 yrs, a family fun event, taking steps for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!

Kiana Brew Fest
Kiana Lodge – one of the area’s most stunning venues: add in local beers from all over the Seattle area, live music, good food, and games.  A yearly tradition not to be missed.

Poulsbo Twilight Criterium
Think fast bike racing around hot corners- looping through Historic Downtown Poulsbo…add in local beer and shopping.  2016 was the first of (hopefully) many to come- they’ve already begun planning 2017!

Medieval Faire in Port Gamble, WA
A public demonstration, June Faire is dedicated to the study and recreation of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Attendees will enjoy armored and rapier combat, archery, dancing, bards, arts and crafts, merchants and much more!

St. Hans (Mid-Sommerfest)
Come to Waterfront Park in Poulsbo to join in the Scandinavian tradition of the Summer Solstice.  Enjoy folk dancing, meet Norwegian and Icelandic dogs, partake of traditional Norwegian cuisine in the lodge (3:30 – 6:30) and other activities. Enjoy the Viking Parade, lighting of the Bon Fire and Midsummer proclamation by Sons of Norway Vikings.

 


July

3rd of July Celebration
Begin your Fourth of July celebrations in Poulsbo on Wednesday, the 3rd of July, with family fun, food and great fireworks.  A variety of food and entertainment await you along the waterfront.  The evening fireworks will light up Liberty Bay with colorful displays for all to enjoy.


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Poulsbo Summer Nights at the Bay
Free family concerts at 6:30 p.m. on July evenings at Muriel Iverson Willian Waterfront Park.

Water Trails Festival
A weekend filled with paddling through our Kitsap Water Trails.  Whatever boat you paddle – tours started in Silverdale and stretching out through Brownsville, Poulsbo, Keyport, Bremerton, and Allyn.

Performances at the Passage begin
Thursday evenings don’t get better than this.  Sitting on the grassy lawn, overlooking the waterway, listening to FREE live music each week is a treat.


 August

Poulsbo Uncorked
Each year Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce showcases area restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, distilleries.  Tickets are available through the Chamber’s website, and are $20.00.



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Chief Seattle Days
A three-day festival held by the Suquamish Indian Tribe in August.  A Salmon bake, Indian Art, Canoe and Foot races, Pow-Wow, Traditional Indian dancing and a special memorial service to Chief Seattle.  Held in Suquamish, WA

Poulsbo Arts Festival (formerly Arts by the Bay)
The third weekend in August! Celebrate the arts at Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. There is something for all the family to enjoy including a children’s arts corner, original design jewelry, metal, ceramic, wood, and fabric art.

Poulsbo Street Dance
Admission is FREE! Enjoy food, drink and dancing in old-town Poulsbo.

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Cruise Port Gamble
Every Thursday through September, car buffs bring out their classic, new or unique cars to show off on the lawns beside Mike’s Four Star BBQ and Gamble Bay Coffee.  The event is free and open to everyone!

Port Gamble ½ Marathon
Challenging route through the Port Gamble Trails for sure!  But at the end, there’s food, beer, and soda…so that run was worth it!


September

Biketoberfest
If you love biking, this is the area to be in! Spend an evening riding, bring your tents, enjoy the bonfire, and get ready to rise early the next day for more biking fun.


October

 Port Gamble’s Ghost Walks begin
Port Gamble has some history – and some of it is still around.  Touring these haunted sites at least once is a must.  If ghosts are your passion – there is even a convention!

Annual Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Auction
The auction is held at the Sons of Norway Lodge.  The money that is raised at this exciting annual auction helps fund local programs that give back to the community!  There are many treasures to bid on from special trips to local services.

Port Gamble Fall Festival
Join us for the first annual Port Gamble Fall Festival. This is a perfect event to celebrate fall with the whole family. Hay rides, live country music, carnival games, pumpkin flinging contest and more!  Free admission and parking.

Kitsap Wedding Tour
4 staged wedding venues through Kitsap County,  a perfect opportunity to get some wedding planning started…and finished!

Spirits and Spirits – Boos and Booze
Days of fun events leading up to Halloween 2016!  These celebrations weren’t just for adults either – there was a fun kids glow-in-the-dark treasure hunt through Kingston.  You’ll want to get your pass to enjoy the 2017 festivities!

Trick or Treating through Historic Downtown Poulsbo
Watch out for ghosts, goblins and witches roaming the streets of Historic Downtown Poulsbo looking for candy treats from local merchants.  For the safety of the children, Front Street will be closed from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Enjoy live music and a fun and safe atmosphere for the kids.

Halloween Celebration in Port Gamble
The floors creak and the candles flicker during this Halloween Evening Dessert Tea in the Tea Room at Port Gamble.


November

Art in the Woods Studio Tour
A fun time – grab a map and take a self-guided tour through Kitsap County, to all the great studios!

Big Valley Christmas begins
November 23 – January 1, beautifully decorated Big Valley shows off its holiday spirit.  Admission is just $8.00, children 6 and under are FREE!

The Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony on Viking Way with After Party
Get Festive at the Annual Poulsbo Tree Light Ceremony at Viking Avenue. Experience the holidays in a grand way with your family and friends.


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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and Meet Father Christmas in Historic Downtown Poulsbo
You can’t miss out on a horse-drawn carriage ride and a visit with Father Christmas in Historic Downtown Poulsbo.  Skipping the large lines in town to visit him, as well as get some local shopping done was a great treat!


December

Jule Fest and Holiday Bazaar
Julefest is celebrated in early December at the Sons of Norway.  This fun community event includes Christmas music around the Christmas tree down on the waterfront, the Lucia Bride arriving by boat with Vikings, and Father Christmas and the Lucia Bride lighting the Christmas tree.

Holiday Concert – Poulsbo Community Orchestra
What brings more cheer than beautiful music performed by our very own Poulsbo Community Orchestra!  Amazing!

Port Gamble Country Christmas
Enjoy a weekend of traditional Country Christmas activities, handmade crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, wandering carolers, and a visit from Santa all in an 1850’s mill town.

Breakfast with Santa at Sons of Norway
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Sons of Norway, with Santa!

Yule Cup and Lighted Boat Parade
Presented by the Poulsbo Yacht Club and the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association, the boats cruise Liberty Bay, showing off their finest Christmas sparkle for a great family event.  Hot Cider and cookies are served in the pavilion. Toss your pinecone into the Ceremonial fire, make a resolution, pledge, or wish, and believe in the season.