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As we said in our last blog: just because the end of summer is nigh, that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! Coming up in late September and October we have a host of fun events, that’ll ensure there’s something for you to do during your stay in Kitsap County no matter what you enjoy doing. You’ll be able to choose from an afternoon of cider drinking, a new musical show, or a night with the symphony. Can’t choose? Stay a while and attend all three!

Sweet taste of fall

Cider Swig has developed into one of the region’s most popular festivals over the past few years, for one very good reason: it’s awesome! Now in its fourth year, the festival promises to bigger than ever, with more than ninety ciders on offer. There’ll also be live music, entertainment, and delicious food available. Takes place September 30 from 12pm - 5pm in Gig Harbor’s Sehmel Homestead Park.

A night with a legend

If you love the music of Janis Joplin, then make sure you’re checking out ‘A Night With Janis Joplin’ while you’re in town. Taking place on October 11 at Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, it’ll feature all her most well known and loved songs.

jazz music

For the music lovers

If you’re a fan of jazz and symphony music, then make sure you’re attending Bremerton Symphony’s ‘Jazz and the Romantic’ show, which will be held on October 21 at Bremerton Performing Arts Center.

Book your stay at the best hotel in Silverdale, the Best Western Plus Silverdale, and you’ll be located close to all the great events outlined above. When you’re not exploring all that Kitsap County has to offer, you’ll be able to enjoy our extensive amenities, which include an indoor pool and hot tub, sauna, and fitness centre. 

Yes, we’re all sad that summer is soon to be drawing to a close, but there is a silver lining, and that is: even though the long sunny days might be over, Silverdale and the wider Kitsap County continues to be a fantastic place to visit! Visitors to the region during mid to late September will have plenty of fun events to keep them thoroughly entertained (and well-watered) during their trip. Below, we take a look at three of the festivals you have to look forward to.

Keyport fest

Days out don’t get much more enjoyable than the annual Keyport Fest! Taking place in the town of Keyport, just 15 minutes northwest of Silverdale, this charming event celebrates all the joys of small town life. There’ll be a car show, performances from local bands and artists, food and craft stalls, and plenty of activities for the children in your travelling group. Takes place September 16 from 9am - 4pm.

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Poulsbo beer run

Ready to be part of one of Kitsap County’s most iconic, memorable events? The Poulsbo Beer Run will be taking place on September 23 in the town of Poulsbo, a quick 15 minute journey north of Silverdale. Dress up in your best Oktoberfest clothes and enjoy the 3.6 mile ‘race’, which includes pit stops at five breweries!


If you prefer to bike rather than run, then your event will be Biketoberfest. In the morning you can hit the trails, in the afternoon you can soak up all the fun of the festival, which will include live music, a beer garden, food vendors, and activities for children. Takes place on September 29 - 30 at Port Gamble Rd NE.

Looking for the best hotel in Silverdale, one that’s perfectly located to enjoy all the region has to offer? Then look no further than the Best Western Plus Silverdale. Your spacious accommodations will have everything you need to feel at home away from home, including free Wi-Fi, a 42” television, coffeemaker, and complimentary toiletries.

There’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy in Silverdale and in the surrounding Kitsap County region. Take a trip to Silverdale and you’ll have plenty of exciting festivals to visit, helping you transition from those long summer days to the cozy evenings of fall. Coming up we have two festivals that’ll let visitors sample the area’s tastiest offerings, as well as a festival dedicated exclusively to quilts! For all the details, read more below.

blueberries fruit

Fruity fun

A whole festival dedicated to the humble Blackberry? Sign us up. The Bremerton Blackberry Festival, now in its 28th year, is one of the area’s biggest and best summer events. Taking place from September 2 -4, the festival will feature live entertainment, a family friendly atmosphere, and of course plenty of blueberry fun! Bremerton is just a 15 minute drive from Silverdale.

A taste of Kitsap County

Want to know just what Kitsap County tastes like? Then head on over to the Taste of Port Orchard event, which will be taking place on September 3 from 12 - 5pm. Taking place at Port Orchard Marina Waterfront Park, visitors to the event will be able to sample the offerings of the area’s best restaurants and caterers. There’ll also be arts and crafts available to purchase.

Downtown quilts

Whether you’re a quilt fanatic or not, you’ll love the Bainbridge Quilt Festival. Walk through downtown Bainbridge and take in the sights of the quilts that will be hanging on the outside of stores and other buildings. Takes place on Saturday, September 9.

Book your stay at the Silverdale Beach Hotel and you’ll be able to enjoy all the comforts of the best hotel in Silverdale. Our rooms includes amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a large television, and a coffeemaker, ensuring you’ll always feel at home away from!

Heading over to enjoy Kitsap County’s summer fun this August? You’re in luck. Alongside all the usual goings-on around town, there’ll also be a whole host of events taking place that are sure to provide plenty of fun for the whole family. We have music, fairs, cultural festivals...and even more music. You’ll find all the essential details below.

Summer sounds

It’s been a fantastic series, but the Summer Sounds music series will be coming to an end on August 15. Head down to the waterfront in Gig Harbor and you’ll be able unwind under the setting sun, as you’re serenaded by local musical talent. A great way to spend the evening during your stay.

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Olalla music fest

The Olalla Americana Music Festival will be taking place on August 19, in what is shaping to be one of the best events of summer. Taking place at South Kitsap Southern Little League Field, the music festival will be bringing the best American music to Kitsap County, with artists playing blues, bluegrass, folk, jazz music, among others.

Kitsap county fair

It’s not summer without a trip to the fair! The Kitsap County Fair and Stampede will be returning to the region from August 23 - 27 in nearby Bremerton. Performances, destruction derby’s, all out fun...we all know it’ll be great!

Pacific culture

Get your dose of Pacific Island culture, right in Bremerton. The 2nd Annual Pacific Islander Festival 2017 will be bringing dances, music, food, and much more. Takes places on August 26, from 11am - 5pm.

Book a room at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel and you’ll be staying in the best hotel in Silverdale. We provide everything you need to feel home away from home, with a few added comforts thrown in too. Our hotel has an indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor fire pit, and an onsite lounge bar.

posted by: End User on: June 26, 2017 2:42:07 PM

The best place to stay in Kitsap County!

Living on the water gives you a special relationship to the water. Those of us who choose to call the Pacific Northwest shores of Kitsap County are always out in the sun and on the beach, enjoying the beauty of the local area. When you visit, you should always make time to enjoy the Pacific Ocean!



Have you ever dreamed of sheets billowing in the sea air and the spray of ocean mist in your face as you scramble over riggings, plotting a course for the open ocean? Does your family love the Pirates of The Caribbean movies? Or do you just want a taste of how the sailors of yesteryear made their living on the high seas? Well, you’re in luck, because this January and August, two classically styled tall ships, the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain, are touring Washington state! On July 28 to August 1st, they’ll be docked in nearby Gig Harbour at Arabella’s Landing. Even better, they’re offering more than just a tour of the boats: get on board and take to the water with the Adventure Sail, see how ships would maneuver around each other when locked in combat with the popular Battle Sail, or take to the tranquil waters for the romantic Evening Sail! Whatever you pick, it will be a memorable way to experience the Pacific Northwest. Tickets and details available here.

If you’re in Kitsap County, or touring the Pacific Northwest, there’s no better place to stay than at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. With an incredible location right on the water and just a short distance from many of the local attractions, we offer a perfect distillation of Kitsap County in a hotel experience! Try our Waterfront Patio with a spectacular view of Dyes Inlet to make the most of your stay. 

posted by: End User on: June 12, 2017 3:55:05 PM

The best place to stay in Kitsap County!

If you’re in Seattle, Kitsap county is just a ferry ride away. The Bremerton-Seattle ferry is just a little over an hour, but you may as well be in a different world afterwards. It’s the same beautiful coastline, but removed from the hectic schedules of the city – take a day, or several, to take a deep breath and re-center!

Or, if you’re looking to get a little OFF-center…


Now in its 7th year, the Bremerton Summer Brewfestis a celebration of Washington State and its diverse cast of microbreweries and beers. Taking place over two days, July 14 and 15, on the picturesque Bremerton Waterfront, the festival features 36 Washington brewers showcasing over 100 of their finest beers.

The Pacific Northwest is maybe most famous for their mind-melting IPAs and bitters because of the fantastic growing conditions for hops, but if you don’t have a taste for the sour, fret not! This year’s Brewfest is themed after fruit-based beers, celebrating the harvest of the summer and great taste. Even if you’re going because you’re married to a beer lover and think you don’t like any kinds of ales or lagers, I guarantee you’ll find something to love. And if not, there is actually a heavily reduced entrance fee for designated drivers, making this the ultimate birthday or anniversary gift!

Of course, it isn’t all about beer – there will be live music and food vendors as well. However, we all know what makes live music and food even better…

When you’re staying in Kitsap County, we hope you’ll stay at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Featuring a gorgeous view of the waterfront, an exquisite on-site restaurant and amazing service, we strive to make your getaway a memorable one. Let us know when you’re coming, and we’ll be happy to get your room ready! 

posted by: End User on: May 29, 2017 12:46:39 PM

The best place to stay in Bremerton-Silverdale!

Kitsap County is never more beautiful than in the summer. The weather is gorgeous, and because we’re right against the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lush greenery, it never gets too hot, making us the perfect way to enjoy the sun without suffering from the heat. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to visit Bremerton-Silverdale, but if you want to take a break from the every day, there’s no better time than in July!


The history of Bremerton is deeply entwined with the history of the Kitsap Naval Base; the US Navy is actually the area’s biggest employer, after all! That makes for a pretty fascinating Century to explore!

You can take a glimpse of this paired history by visiting the Puget Sound Navy Museum, which offers a glimpse into the proud history of the US Navy and the brave men and women who have served it. Their current event, “When Baseball Went to War” explores the history of Navy baseball from its earliest years through World War II. When Americans took to the seas to defend America and its interests, it should be no surprise that they took America’s favorite past-time with them! See beautiful archival photos of sailors playing baseball on makeshift diamonds on battleships and airceraft carriers, and learn how famous athletes like Yogi Berra, Bob Feller, and Ted Williams began their careers in the service!

This one-of-a-kind exhibit is running all summer, and is a great chance to see a quirky slice of history that many have forgotten!

Have you decided to visit Puget Sound and discover the beauty of the Pacific Northwest? You’ll find quality accommodations at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. With fantastic complementary amenities like a gorgeous pool lit by natural light, a fully featured fitness center and a rejuvenating sauna, we make staying with us a holiday in itself! Book your stay today

posted by: End User on: May 11, 2017 4:44:19 PM

In Kitsap County, we know how to make our own fun. Take, for instance, the Fathoms O’ Fun festival in Sinclair Inlet! A non-profit community group that puts on great events for local families and visitors alike, Fathoms O’ Fun keeps Kitsap County in summer fun, and has been for nearly fifty years. Check out these upcoming events!



This is a lot of fun every year. The annual dinghy derby is a chance to get out on the water and make a splash! Teams or individuals enter their one-of-a-kind makeshift boats and dinghies, with prizes for the best propulsion, best theme, ugliest dinghy and more! It’s like Halloween on the water! This is lots of fun every year. Come see the most ridiculous boats on the water!


Kitsap county loves America, and on the 4th of July we’ll be showing that with an incredible fireworks display over Sinclair Inlet! The beauty of professional fireworks paired with the scenic beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Bring your familyand be blown away by the display!


This is the big show! July 6-9th, Fathoms O’ Fun puts on one of the biggest carnivals in the Pacific Northwest! Taking place in Port Orchard, Saturday hosts a parade featuring over 1000 participants and floats, marching bands, and more. What’s more there are carnival rides, street food, and games! The Fathoms O’ Fun is a celebration of summer, and a must visit when you’re in the Pacific Northwest.

If you’re travelling to Kitsap County, stay at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. A short drive from all of Kitsap’s natural beauty, we offer upscale accommodations and a scenic location for starting all your adventures. Take advantage of our truly luxurious pool and hot tub for a family vacation you’ll never forget! Reserve your trip today! 

posted by: End User on: April 27, 2017 3:13:52 PM
The best place to stay in Kitsap County!

The sun is starting to stay up for later, which makes it easier to stay up, go out, and have fun! There are a ton of opportunities to have a great night in Kitsap county, but here are some of our favorites!


Kitsap County has all the warmth and beauty of small communities, but it’s also a port to the Pacific Ocean and the rest of the world! Is it any wonder we have access to some of the most delicious tastes from around the globe?

On May 20th, the Little Creek Casino hosts Waves of Perfection: A Culinary Journey of Food and Wine. A fundraiser for the Squaxin Island Museum, Library and Research Center, Waves of Perfection enters its fourth year with even more delicious food to choose from! Enjoy:

· Table-side crepes, savory and sweet, prepared while you watch!
· A twelve foot table full of cheeses from around the world (and the selection grows every year!).
· Delicious, hand made chocolates from Little Creek!
· Watch for fresh strawberries dipped in dark, sexy chocolate.
· Fresh oysters from our very own coast, and some of the freshest seafood you will ever enjoy!
· A huge selection of red and white wines to be paired with every dish, and champagne for the end of the night!

There will also be fun games, a silent auction, and chances to win original Coast Salish art to take home!

This is a fantastic event every year, and this year will be the best one yet! Buy tickets here and prepare to have a tremendous night out!


Who needs a special occasion to have a beautiful meal and an elegant cocktail? The Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel boasts the Beachfront Martini Lounge all year round! Check out this incredible menu, and remember, when you stay with us the lounge is steps from your room! Sound good? Come stay with us and have a great time

posted by: End User on: April 12, 2017 4:08:03 PM

The best place to stay in Kitsap!

Modern life can get you down. There are all sorts of demands on your time and attention, and at times it can feel like you’re barely keeping up, if not drowning.

Kitsap County is a retreat from the rat race all year round, but if you feel like you REALLY need a break from the modern day, well…

Have we got a treat for you


This June 3rd at Norseland in Bremerton, WA (a short drive from Silverdale!), you can take a trip back through time at the Kitsap Medieval Faire! Sponsored by the Society of Creative Anachronism, this will be a chance to see how life was lived well before the internet, cell phones, TV, even fax machines!

Interested in picking up some beautiful hand-crafted souvenirs? The Artisan Village features local and visiting craftspeople practicing ancient crafts like weaving, calligraphy and blacksmithing, giving a glimpse of medieval work while also offering stunning crafts that you can take home!

Watch Medieval War Re-enactments

If your interests run more towards the martial arts, the Kitsap Medieval Faire will also feature Medieval War re-enactments! Trained actors will demonstrate the art of war in various scenarios, including field battles, sieging a bridge and scaling walls, all while in full armor! It’s going to be an exciting display for certain.

You can also get a glimpse at how the royal class spent their time by watching a re-enactment of a classic medieval tournament! See the best fencers and heavy sword athletes compete for honor and fame!

There will also be archery lessons, demonstrations of classic siege engines, and food vendors selling the best of medieval treats. Take the whole family and have a great time outside of time!

When you’re staying in Kitsap, be sure to stay at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. We offer a stunningly beautiful place to stay while taking a break from the every day. Let us know when you’re visiting!