March 2016 - Josephine's Redeemed -  photo VKP2016
Vintage Treasures Abound on the Kitsap Peninsula
If vintage shopping is like a treasure hunt, then X marks the spot on the Kitsap Peninsula.
Samantha Smith, owner of Josephine's Redeemed Revival Boutique in Port Orchard said the Kitsap Peninsula region offers a treasure trove of vintage and antiques at small-town prices. "It's worth a trip to come over here for a great quality product at a great price."

Shop more than 60 vendors at one location on March 4-5 at Josephine's Redeemed Revival Spring Vintage Market at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Smith has chosen each participant based on both products and display. "Each booth will be like its own shopfront." As a bonus, best-selling author and home decorating blogger Melissa Michaels will be on hand to sign her latest book. For information, tickets and lodging specials, visit our website.  To get inspired and find a list of Kitsap vintage stores, read our blog. Then visit our website to plan a girlfriends' getaway.  
Featured Destination - Suquamish
Experience an Ancient Culture
 Suquamish is a nationally recognized center of Native American culture and home to the people of Chief Seattle. Situated on the clear salt waters of Agate Passage across from Seattle, Suquamish offers visitors a wide range of experiences, from a stroll on a public dock and beach to a tour of Chief Seattle's Grave site and nearby world-class museum. Or you can just hang out at a waterfront pizzeria and enjoy a view of the Salish Sea. Read our blog to learn more and click here to plan your trip. 
 Things To Do in March

The Hunt for the Perfect Egg
 Visit with the Easter Bunny, eat brunch and hunt eggs at the beautiful  Kiana Lodge  March 27On March 26:  Children 10 and under are invited to the 23rd annual Easter Egg hunt at South Kitsap Regional Park ; the  Bainbridge Island pool  puts a fun spin on the tradition with its Wet and Wild Egg Hunt; there's a mEGGa Hunt  at Battle Point Park with live entertainment, crafts, games, balloon clowns and face painting; kids in Hansville  will be searching for an egg with a golden coupon and Poulsbo  hosts a candy hunt at Raab Park. More fun for youngsters at  Macaroni Kid.  
Featured Trips & Tours
Pets Love the Kitsap Peninsula
Our wide-open spaces, trails, sandy beaches and off-leash and pet friendly public parks will make your four-legged best friend jump for joy. Find supplies and gifts for pets and their people in Silverdale and Poulsbo . Find pet-friendly parks, hotels and businesses at our website. Learn More .
 Kitsap Region Foodie Finds

Kitsap Mosaics & Bistro
Get creative while you sip wine, nibble small bites and catch up with old and new friends at this one-of-a-kind art studio in the heart of Little Norway. Great idea for a girlfriends' getaway, party or family get-together.  Learn More.   Visit the VKP website for more dining and arts and culture ideas.
Kites Over Kingston
T he skies over the Port of Kingston's Mike Wallace Park will be a rainbow of kites at this free family event March 26. Bring a kite or make one there. Costumes are welcome. There will also be food and music.
St. Patrick's Day 
See if you have the luck of the Irish at Poulsbo's St. Patties Day Beer Run  March 13. Wear green and join Bremerton's  St Patrick's Day Parade  March 19.
Try the authentic Irish fare at   Bualadh Bos Public House.
All-Breed Dog Show
Don't miss this popular event   March 26-27 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Peninsula Dog Fanciers' Club presents two all-breed dog shows, three rally trials and three obedience trials. Entries close March 9Learn more.

A Few More Things to Do in March
Wild West Roller Derby - March 4-6Kitsap County Fairgrounds
Navy Band NW Concert - Naval Undersea Museum - Keyport - March 20 
Olalla Community Club Concert - Elaine Rominelli - March 12  
Heronswood  Early Spring Plant Sale & Garden Open
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, April 2
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Spring means the long-awaited beginning of the gardening season and there's no better way to celebrate than by visiting Heronswood for inspiration. Internationally acclaimed garden creator Dan Hinkley and rhododendron expert Dennis Bottemiller are the featured speakers and 15 Pacific Northwest nurseries will be selling plants. Click for driving directions and more information .
Coming in the April eNews:
To learn more about the Kitsap Peninsula's renowned gardens, including the Bloedel Reserve and Elandan Gardens and Bonsai Museum, watch for our April E-news.  Visit our website to start planning your spring or summer peninsula garden tour.
Plan an event at one of the Kitsap Peninsula's unique venues. Whether you're hosting a family or military reunion, 50th anniversary party or a team-building retreat, we have options for every budget. From conference center meeting rooms to rustic barns, formal gardens to waterfront hotels, you'll find a variety of choices.
Get started at:  Plan Your Event.
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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.