February 2016 - Foot bridge on Bay St. in Port Orchard - photo VKP2016
The Kitsap Peninsula Region... A Birding Paradise
Clear Creek Trail along Dye's Inlet in Silverdale
With more than 370 miles of shoreline, the Kitsap Peninsula region is a paradise for thousands of migratory water birds that winter here each year.
 
That means it's also a paradise for bird watchers, who can view this natural spectacle from public docks, beaches, bridges and parks until April. Grab your binoculars and come on over to the Kitsap Peninsula for a day or weekend getaway.  Read our blog for more info.  

You don't have to go out of your way to find great birding on the Kitsap Peninsula. Even our cities are filled with opportunities. Bremerton's Warren Avenue Bridge is home to a colony of Pelagic Cormorants and a pair of Peregrine Falcons. Great Blue Herons and Bald Eagles frequent the Poulsbo waterfront and nearby Lemolo Shore Drive. And the Port Orchard and Silverdale waterfronts are also popular destinations for shore birds and water fowl. Visit our web page to learn more and plan your Kitsap Peninsula birding getaway.
Featured Destination - Olalla
A Perfect Place to Chill Out
Olalla is a quintessential Kitsap Peninsula town located right on the water overlooking Puget Sound and Vashon Island. It's the perfect rest stop for visitors touring south Kitsap Peninsula's scenic shoreline by auto, bike or boat. It's very bike-, family- and pet- friendly. Learn more at VisitKitsap.com/Olalla. You can find information about other popular destinations around the Kitsap Peninsula region at: VisitKitsap.com/Places-To-Go.
 Things To Do in February
Celebrate Valentine's Day!
 We're not just the Natural Side of Puget Sound , we're also the romantic side. Take your sweetie on a kiss-filled Cupid's Walk at the Bloedel Reserve, nibble chocolate and sip fine spirits, beer and cider at Poulsbo's Winter Rendezvous Valentine Expo or get a one-of-a-kind Valentine at the Verksted Gallery. There are also jazz concerts in Keyport and at Bloedel.  Click here for more information and ideas. Click here for lodging and Valentine weekend specials. 
 
Featured Trips & Tours

Kitsap Museum Tours 
From hands-on kid's activities to naval adventures and fine art, Kitsap's museums deliver fun for all ages.
Kitsap Peninsula Foodie Find
Genuine Burgers - Silverdale
Grass-fed beef. Fresh baked buns. Even the ketchup is made from scratch. And, it's close to Silverdale hotels and shopping. 
Learn More

Annual Chilly Hilly Ride
Bainbridge Island

Join the Cascade Bicycle Club
for the ride Bicycling Magazine
named " One of Four Classic Rides" in the nation. Dust off your bike and get ready to kick-off the 2016 cycling season in style on Feb. 28Learn More
International Jazz Stars
Internationally acclaimed jazz musicians Mark Lewis and Milo Peterson play Casa Mexico in Keyport on Feb. 12, Carrie Wicks Jazz Trio is at Bloedel Reserve on Feb. 13 and on Feb. 14, hear jazz vocal great  Greta Metassa  on Bainbridge Island.
Winter Rendezvous & Valentine Expo - Poulsbo
This popular winter event held on Feb. 13 at the Sons of Norway in Little features distillers, brewers, vintners, cider-houses, handmade chocolates and gifts with your Valentine in mind.
Josephine's Redeemed Revival Spring Vintage Market
March 4th & 5th - Kitsap County Fairgrounds
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This two-day event showcases 60 of the  region's best redeemed-vintage artisans and craftspeople. Includes classes, food and a book signing by New York Times best-selling author and blogger Melissa Michaels. A great reason for a long Girlfriends' Weekend Getaway.  Click here for details and tickets.   

More Kitsap County Fairgrounds Events Center for February

Kitsap Quilters Show - February 19-20, Kitsap Wedding Expo: February 20
KItsap Antique Show: February 27-28. Click here for info and other events.
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Celebrate your special day
at unique venues on the Kitsap Peninsula. You'll find a wide range of choices from rural settings on restored farms and historic churches, elegant settings in grand ballrooms and golf clubs, and natural settings in formal gardens and along the waterfront. 

For a list of venues and event services, visit our Plan Your Event and Wedding pages.
Arrive By Ferry, Bridge, Auto, Bus, Boat or Bike   
The Kitsap Peninsula is just 30-60 minutes from downtown Seattle and Tacoma via one of four WA State Ferry routes, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the south, Hwy 3 from the south, and the Hood Canal Bridge. Find more info 24/7 at Things to Do, Events , Places to Go , Eat & Drink , Recreation and Plan Your Visit.   Check visit our new Blog, and stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Introducing Our New Visitor eNews
Our new eNews is much shorter and designed to be more mobile friendly and to take advantage of our popular website at VisitKitsap.com. The VKP eNews will be published monthly and offer timely information to visitors about events, attractions, outdoor recreaton and other Things To Do on the Kitsap Peninsula. 

If you know about an up-coming event, attraction, place or treasure or have a comment or question, send an email to: newsletter@visitkitsap.com.

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Offices are located in Silverdale, Washington 800-337-0580 * info@visitkitsap.com 
VisitKitsap.com
The mission of Visit Kitsap Peninsula is to create positive economic growth on the Kitsap Peninsula by marketing the region as a major destination and for visitors and events. The VKP was founded in 1983 and is a 501c6 non-profit recognized as the official visitor information and destination marketing organization for the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State.

The VKP is a proud member of the Washington Tourism Alliance, VisitSeatle, Washington Destination Marketing Association (WSDMO), local Chambers of Commerce and many local and regional business, outdoor recreation groups.