Late Summer 2023 Activities

Late-Summer and Fall Activities on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas

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July 10, 2023

August, September, and October are a magical time in the Pacific Northwest. Summer sunshine and comfortable temperatures linger and the sea air mingles with the early glimpses of autumn. The mild weather and clear skies mean there are plenty of festivals and events to partake in across Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson counties to get your fill before winter. Here are some 2023 events to check out.


Hood Canal Summerfest, August 2, Belfair

Food, crafts, car show, and more. Learn more.

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Taste of Kitsap, August 4 & 5, Bremerton

Street eats, brews, and music on the Bremerton Boardwalk. Learn more.

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Puget Sound Book Festival, August 6, Port Orchard

Indie bookstores from around the region converge for shopping, author meetups, and more. Learn more.

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Chief Seattle Days, August 18-20, Suquamish

This three-day celebration of Chief Seattle and the Suquamish people offers an array of opportunities to learn about and share in the tribe’s traditions. Activities include a Coastal Sharing, salmon bake, canoe races, fun run, and more. Learn more.


2023 Blackberry Festival, September 2-4, Bremerton

Celebrating all things “blackberry,” from food and beer to vendors and music. Learn more.


Wooden Boat Festival, September 8-10, Port Townsend

The largest wooden boat festival in North America, this event is a can’t-miss. Row, sail, or SUP, take a motorboat tour, build a wooden boat, go on a treasure hunt, and much more. Learn more.

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Port Townsend Film Festival, September 21-24, Port Townsend

More than 50 films to experience by the sea, along with a picnic, live music, and more. Learn more.


Quilcene Fiber Festival, October 7, Quilcene

Classes on knitting, crocheting, and weaving, along with vendors and food. Learn more.

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Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, Oct. 6-8, Port Angeles

Exactly as it sounds—enjoy an abundance of seafood delights made fresh from catch in our region’s waters. Plus vendors, music, and more. Learn more.

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There’s a little something for everyone on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas, making it an ideal spot to retire no matter your speed, hobbies, and interests. If you’re ready to build your dream home from Port Orchard to Port Angeles, Estes Builders can help turn imagination into reality. Schedule a Custom Home Investment Study today.

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