At times, it can be mind-boggling to think of all there is to do here, in this little Norwegian town of Poulsbo, Washington. Living here, we take advantage of the hiking, biking, and running trails, the water trails that are all at our front door. And for the day trips? We love our Kitsap Peninsula – sight-seeing, trips out to the rain forest or the hot springs. We enjoy our local Jewel Box Theater productions, as well at KCMT’s kids’ productions, our monthly Art Walk through Historic Downtown Poulsbo. And between all that, we have annual festivities that are like no other around! Each month brings something fun for the whole family, but spring is one of our favorites!
March is a great time to enjoy a run and a beer – all at the same time! Poulsbo is filled with great local breweries. And running from one to the other, all while dressed in our best Irish green gear, makes for some happy cheer! And then there are multiple local Egg Hunts for the kids before Easter. Who doesn’t love to watch all those cute little kiddos scream in delight over finding what the Easter Bunny hides!
April brings the start of the best Farmers Market around! Fresh and local food, flowers, and more!
May is when we get to don our Viking helmets for our famous Viking Fest! Rides, and food fare galore! Talk about laughter, music, and fun! Surrounding this event, if you are a biker, you can join in the Viking Tour. If you love to run, try the Viking Road Run. And if SUP is your thing, we even have a race for that! Don’t forget about our very own soccer tournament, Viking Cup. And for the girls out there that love to shop and eat – Girls Night Out is always a great time through Historic Downtown Poulsbo. Shops are open late, running specials and giveaways.
June holds our summer solstice event: Mid-Sommer Fest – “Enjoy folk dancing, meet Norwegian and Icelandic dogs, and partake of traditional Norwegian cuisine in the lodge and other activities. Enjoy the Viking Parade, lighting of the Bon Fire and Midsummer proclamation by Sons of Norway Vikings.” And then Port Gamble holds their annual Medieval Faire – events and fun dedicated to the Middle Ages and Renaissance time.
There truly is so much to see and do here. Come and visit us for a day or stay the weekend!