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They don’t make ‘em like they used to anymore! What are “’em”? EVERYTHING! If you love quality craftsmanship and great materials, you owe it to yourself to to check out the Redeemed Revival Festival in at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in nearby Bremerton, this March 1 and 2.
This is the LARGEST vintage market in the Kitsap peninsula, and it only takes place once a year! Boasting over 50,000 square feet of fair ground and over 95 vendors, you’re going to find something you love. Vintage apple crates, gorgeous antique lamps, forgotten gems and more! Whether you’re decorating your new home or just hoping to find the jewel of your collection of antique Stanley hand-planes, this is a must-visit. It’s fun just to browse! Don’t miss out.
As winner of season 2 of American Idol, Ruben Studdard won the hearts and minds of America! Possessing an angelic voice and incredible stage presence, Studdard is one of the few performers who could even HOPE to take on the works of one of R&B’s true originals, Luther Vandross! See Ruben perform hits like “Any Love,” “If Only For One Night,” “Dance with My Father” and more at the at Clearwater Casino in Suquamish on the Kitsap Peninsula on March 7th!
Lots of bands cover the greats – but this is your chance to catch a band that BACKS one of the greats! The Lords of 52nd Street are, and have always been, Billy Joel’s band. Featuring some of the best musicians in the biz, these incredible performers don’t have to copy greatness – they ARE that greatness! See them play some their signature hits for two shows at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton on March 8 and 9.
Kitsap County has a lot going on – and if you want to experience it all, make sure you book a room at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Located close to Kitsap’s hottest spots and nestled in the natural beauty of Silverdale, we’re where you want to be!
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When John Coltrane released A Love Supreme in 1965, he created a bona fide classic. Not only is it one of the heaviest, most incredible jazz albums ever recorded, it’s also a great introduction to jazz, an album both aficionados and neophytes can agree on. From its opening gong wash and urgent but relaxed sax fill to its low refrain of “a love supreme, a love supreme,” this album is what modern jazz is about.
We’ve lost the opportunity to see John Coltrane perform the album with his quartet, but you can catch the next best thing by seeing the Hanrahan Quartet perform all four parts of A Love Supreme at the historic Roxy Theatre in Bremerton on February 15. Presented by the Bremerton Symphony Association!
Olalla Winery is a little slice of paradise. A small, family owned and operated vineyard and winery, the intimate tasting room is a fantastic place to enjoy locally produced wines in the company of someone special. Even better is tasting that wine while listening to the Winery’s Friday night concert series! In February, you can check out Eric & The Steves performing vintage bluegrass on the 8th, or Acoustic Transitions on the 15th as they transform the space into an intimate and joyful concert space! A great way to spend the Valentine’s Day weekend.
Want to go on a stunning walk through all the beauty of nature? Silverdale’s Newberry Hill Heritage Park has a variety of walking trails ranging from “leisurely stroll” to “casual hike” that will take you to some stunning vistas, all while surrounded by the incredible pines of the Pacific Northwest! Again, if you’re looking for someplace to visit for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend, this is a great way to find some precious alone time with that special someone!
Kitsap County is a special place to visit at any time of year, and the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel is a great portal into all that Kitsap has to offer. Book your room today!
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Call us biased, but we believe there is no place more romantic than the Pacific Northwest. Sure, there are plenty of beautiful places in the world and our coast is more rugged than, say, the Caribbean’s, but we think there is more life, love and beauty here than anywhere else in the world. That’s why the Kitsap Peninsula is a great place for a romantic getaway!
On February 9-17, , visit the Bloedel Nature Reserve for a very special tour for lovers! The Bloedel Reserve was actually built on a love story; founded in 1951 by Prentice and Virginia Bloedel, the Reserve was this couple’s gift to each other and the world, a Garden of Eden on earth. Filled with beautiful sights, stunning plants and fascinating animals from the region, the Bloedel Reserve is a must-visit at any time of year but especially as a romantic walk for Valentine’s.
Cupid’s Walk is free with admission, and gives you a map suggesting the most romantic spots on the reserve for sitting and appreciating nature and each other. There will also be wine and chocolate available! Get in touch with nature and each other this February!
Are there wedding bells in your future? If so, then you should check out the Wedding Expo February 2 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds! Weddings are expensive – make sure you’re getting the best value by speaking with dozens of exhibitors competing to make your special day perfect! Shop for dresses, taste samples from caterers, meet DJs and photographers – everything you need for the big day under one roof!
If you want the perfect place for a romantic getaway, then you can’t do any better than the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel Resort. Share a drink at our Beachfront Martini Lounge and wake up listening to the waves on the shore. Book a room today for the ultimate romantic excursion.
Kitsap County is one of the most beautiful places in the world. January marks a special time in the area where the skies turn gray (and arguably MORE beautiful) and it starts to feel more special to enjoy a coffee or a drink from inside the warm glow of a venue! Here are some upcoming shows that will make you feel warm, cozy, and completely delighted!
Carrying forth her Celtic American roots, Kyle Carey is a profound talent. Combining storytelling, lyrical expression and lush arrangements, Carey’s delicate voice elevates whatever room she’s in, turning it into a deep, warm retreat from the rest of the world. She plays nourishing music, songs that restore your sense of balance and beauty so you can face the world anew.
On January 19, Kyle Carey will be playing in nearby Olalla Washington as part of the Olalla Community Club’s Olalla House Concerts series! It’s sure to be an absolutely special experience.
Between Glee, America’s Got Talent and the Pitch Perfect movies, America has been seeing a new renaissance in acapella music! Exploring the full range and capabilities of the human voice, acapella ditches instruments in favor of talented singers creating, and recreating, arrangements of popular songs.
In the new landscape of acapella, Voiceplay are among the best. Their Youtube videos have garnered millions of views and they’ve played sold-out shows for adoring crowds all around the world! Even better, their stage show has reached the next level, combining choreography and storytelling to create a dizzying and hilarious concert experience that you’re unlikely to ever forget.
Voiceplay will be performing at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton on January 19! Don’t miss out!
Of course, if you want to feel cozy then there’s no better place in Kitsap than the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Featuring plenty of large windows to watch the wind blow across the waves, our hotel is one of the comfiest places to be in the the Kitsap Peninsula! Book your room today.
Come to Kitsap this January!
There’s a reason Polar Bear Swims are on most people’s bucket lists – the ultimate wake up for the new year, jumping into a body of water on January 1st is like starting 2019 with a cold shower! Jump into the water of the Pacific Ocean at Lytle Beach on Bainbridge Island this New Year’s Day and get the year started right – by crossing a goal of your checklist FIRST THING!
Mochi, the Japanese sweet treat, is traditionally eaten around the new year! That’s why the Japanese community of Bainbridge Island have banded together to make Mochi Tsuki, the making of this delicious sweet treat, an annual Kitsap tradition! Watch experienced hands pounding the mochi rice rhythmically to attain the delicious texture of this beloved candy! Takes place January 5 at Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island – and don’t miss a performance by Seattle Kokon Taiko at noon! This event is totally free and well worth your time.
The Portland Cello Project is an Oregon-based group that finds ways to update the sound of this classic and sonorous instrument! On January 11 they will be coming to Bremerton’s Admiral Theater to perform the entirety of Radiohead’s classic concept album, OK Computer, on string instruments! It’s going to be fun, weird, and totally beautiful.
Eddie Money WAS the sound of the 80s. The architect of hits like “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Think I’m in Love,” Eddie Money helped ensure that radio-listeners and concert-goers would have the best night of their life. On January 11, he will be playing the Clearwater Casino helping you kick your new year off on the right foot.
Visiting Kitsap County? Stay in the lush beauty of Silverdale at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. With an incredible view of the waters of the Pacific Northwest we’re your portal to the best of the Kitsap Peninsula. Book your room today.
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If you ask us, the Pacific Northwest is paradise on Earth. Even in the dead of winter, it is lush and green, teeming with life everywhere. We can’t imagine a better place to wake up for the first morning of 2019, surrounded by some of the most beautiful environs in the world, watching the crash of the Pacific Ocean against the rocks of the shore.
Of course, if you’re going to wake up here in 2019, that means you need to find something to do here in 2018! Here are our recommendations.
The Admiral Theater in nearby Bremerton is an incredible venue that hosts all sorts of shows all year around – and they’re huge supporters of comedy! On December 31, come to the Admiral for a comedy extravaganza that will put you in a good mood for the coming year. Organized by Seattle’s Comedy Underground, creators of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, this show will feature some of the area’s FUNNIEST people putting a smile on your face! Now that’s comedy.
Then, when the laughter finally dies down, there will be a dance party on the Admiral’s stage! Imagine swaying with your partner on the floor of a classic theater stage – now, that’s romance. It’s sure to be a great time.
If you’re looking for something a little more intimate, then why not share a cocktail with that special someone, enjoying each other’s company until the clock chimes midnight? Located on our premises, The Beach Front Martini Lounge happens to be one of the finest cocktails bars in town! Spend the night watching the water with a delicious cocktail made by one of our talented bartenders.
Then, once you’ve kissed to celebrate the changing of the year, all you have to do is take a few steps your luxurious, room at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel, so you can wake up in style and comfort to welcome 2019! Book your room today!
The Pacific Northwest isn’t known for having white Christmases – we just don’t get that much snow. But on the bright side, we don’t get that much snow! That means if you love Christmas spirit but don’t like feeling nervous on the road or shovelling the driveway, the Kitsap Peninsula is the place to be!
Kitsap’s Bainbridge Island is a beautiful retreat from the everyday, and many talented artists and craftspeople call it home! From November 29 to December 30, they will be opening their doors and inviting you in! Christmas in The Country is a self-guided tour of these artists’ homes, studios and art spaces that lets you find truly one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping lists, all while supporting independent artists! The tour is absolutely free – you only spend money if you find something worth buying! SPOILER: you will find something worth buying.
Christmas and heavy metal – two great tastes that taste great together! Believe it or not, it’s a proven formula; years ago, a group of musicians got together and started playing classic Christmas carols with a wailing guitars and epic drama. They called themselves the Trans-Siberian Ochestra, and they were a surprise hit all over the world! In fact, they were successful enough that several of the founding members went on to form The Wizards of Winter, another touring group that brings incredible excitement back to the music of Christmas. They’ll be playing at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton on December 8 – put on your leather jacket AND your jingle bells!
The holidays are a wonderful time, but they can also be quite stressful. If you need a break from the stresses of December, then book a room at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Perched on the water’s edge, you can watch winter winds blow across the water our Beachfront Martini Lounge or from the complimentary hot tub!
Bremerton Washington’s Admiral Theater is a Kitsap institution, an intimate venue that brings world-class performers to our community. Over the years, it has housed some of the greats; if the walls of this historic building could talk, they would have incredible stories to tell… and if you buy tickets to any of these upcoming shows, so will you!
A super group of the world’s best fiddlers, Childsplay consists of 14 fiddlers, one powerful vocalist and 9 multi-instrumentalists and dancers who put on an astounding stage show that will have you dancing in your seats! Recalling the infectious Celtic sounds of Riverdance, this is an explosively entertaining concert that you will definitely want to see! Childsplay takes to the stage in Bremerton on November 16!
Every year, the Seattle International Comedy Competition pits dozens of North America’s most promising comedians against each other in a month-long battle to see who is the funniest of them all, and every year those dozens are pared down to the “Funniest Five,” who go head-to-head for the crown! That final competition takes place at the Admiral Theater on November 24! Will you know these comedians? Almost certainly not. Will they make you lose your mind with laughter? DEFINITELY YES. Don’t miss it.
You know Jane Lynch from her scene-stealing roles in The 40-Year Old Virgin, Glee, and Best in Show; she is one funny lady, but did you know she can really sing? On November 26, she will perform her tour, A Swingin’ Little Christmas, at the Admiral Theater! A variety show like from the good old days, this concert will combine holiday music with jokes and holiday cheer, and is sure to be the perfect way to get into the holiday mood for December!
Want to check out the Admiral Theater? Then book a room at the Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel in nearby Silverdale; we offer a more scenic stay than you’ll find in Bremerton a short drive away from the theater! Catch a show at The Admiral, and finish your evening with a cocktail at our Beach Front Martini Lounge!
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The Kitsap Peninsula in Washington is timelessly beautiful, as well as a place out of time. Although we have all the conveniences of modern life, this is also the kind of place where you can connect with something everlasting, from the profound beauty of the forests and the ocean to the tight-knit communities that dot the coast of Puget Sound, Kitsap County is a place you can take your kids to show them a glimpse of what life was like before smart phones, Netflix and video games! Here are some upcoming blasts from the past that you and your kids will love.
Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic novel, this stage adaptation of Peter Pan needs little introduction. Introduce your family to the wonders of Neverland and a very special boy who can fly through the air with only a happy thought! Sneak peaks suggest that this is going to be a doozy of a show that captures the magic that makes this such a classic tale! This spectacular production will run from November 1-18 in the North Kitsap Auditorium in Poulsbo and should not be missed!
The laser show was one of the most iconic experiences of the 1970s. Combining the best of psychedelic rock with live animation as lasers trace their way across a screen, creating dynamic and powerful visuals that perfectly matched the music, this was one of the best ways to sit back and enjoy the music of the day. Now, 40 years later, it’s a fantastic way to recapture the spirit of that time. You can catch the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton on November 2!
If you’re visiting Kitsap with your family you can have a timeless trip by staying at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Just steps from the beach, there’s so much to do and explore in the hotel’s back yard! Book a room for you and your family today.
Haunted houses are an all-American tradition! There’s something about the mix of falling leaves, cool air and the approach of Halloween that makes folks creative, crafting experiences that range from Scooby-Doo spooky to absolutely terrifying; we here in Kitsap love them every year.
We’ve already told you about the Kitsap Haunted Fairground, but there are plenty of other family friendly, spookerific activities on the Kitsap Peninsula this October!
Located in Port Orchard, the Therrien Manor Yard Haunt is a fun display of exactly how incredible local ingenuity can be! Inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion tour, the Therriens have crafted a family-friendly tour through the exterior of their home with all the spills and chills of the Anaheim original in the Pacific Northwest!
Pheasant Fields is an operating farm that offers educational tours about how people live and work on the farm! During October, they decorate with classic Halloween ornaments, lining their footpaths with creative Jack O’Lanterns and more – but the real draw is Kitsap county’s first living corn maze! It’s a fun, educational daytrip for the whole family.
Featuring one of the biggest corn mazes in the Pacific Northwest, hay bale rides, a huge pumpkin patch and more, Minder Farms Halloween events are a definite must-visit for any family visiting the Kitsap Peninsula. Located in Bremerton, this is a short trip from Silverdale that is well worth taking!
The pumpkin is the unofficial emblem of October and Halloween, and Creekhouse Farms produces the finest in the area! Specializing in heirloom varieties of squash and pumpkins, they are even able to grow personalized pumpkins with special messages emerging in the flesh of the fruit itself!
The season for personalizing pumpkins is over, but you can still visit Creekhouse for a haunted walk through some of the most abundant pumpkin fields in the state!
Of course, when you spend a day in the crisp air of fall, it’s always nice to return some where warm and cozy. The Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel has a welcoming fireplace in its lounge, and comfortable beds that are extra cozy in the fall! Book your room today!