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    NB Kitsap-Bremerton, WA Festivals Arts

    The Bremerton Community Theatre and the Bremerton Symphony Association offer many different shows throughout the year to the general public; theatre-goers should check their websites for detailed show information.

    The Poulsbo Arts Festival is an annual festival in August that features handmade arts and crafts such as jewelry, ceramics, metal and woodworking, fabric, and photography. There is live music, food, art raffles, and a children's area all on the waterfront.

    The Bremerton Blackberry Festival is held annually on Labor Day weekend and celebrates everything blackberry-themed. There is a 5K race, a fly-in show, arts and crafts vendors, all sorts of blackberry-themed food items, car show, and live music and entertainment.

    The Olalla Bluegrass and Beyond Festival is an all day fest featuring local and national bands playing bluegrass and folk music, arts and crafts vendors, and the legendary berry pie eating contest. Olalla means "plenty of berries" in an old Indian language, so there are tons of berry pies for everyone to enjoy!

    Whaling Days in Silverdale is annual weekend-long festival that starts off with fireworks, canoe races, a bike race, and perhaps the most unique event, a rubber ducky race to benefit local charities.

    The Olympic Music Festival was started by the former Philadelphia String Quartet after they moved to Quilcene, WA. For 10 weekends over the summer, the musicians play in an old barn on a 55-acre farm for thousands of visitors from near and far. Visit and find out why it has been called the "best classical music festival" in the Seattle area.