Kitsap Pride 2018
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kitsap Pride is a festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Kitsap County. This year our festival will feature two stages of entertainment including live music, a beer/cocktail garden, food vendors, 50 local exhibitors, Olympic College art project, and kids activities. Our location is beautiful Evergreen Park which has plenty of room for you to lay out a beach blanket and picnic on the grass.
This year we feature two stages of entertainment. The main stage located at the west end of the park has our headliner Tiffany Wilson, Chyeah Chyeah and Drag Queen Story Team as well as drag and musical performances and DJ music. The community stage located in the amphitheater has gender variety performances from Queerly Beloved, Drag 101 with the Q Center, and St. John.
11:30 – Rocky Horror Picture Show by Dungeons and Dragonflies
11:45 – Drag with The Larger Than Life Roxy Renee Ross and friends
12:00 – Mayor’s Welcome
12:15 – Drag Queen Story Time with Madison Lane presented by the Kitsap Regional Library
12:45 – Speakers and Announcements
1:00 – Drag Performances
1:15 – Chyeah Chyeah
2:00 – Drag Performances
2:30 – Speakers and Announcements
3:00 – Headliner: Tiffany Wilson
All our food and drink options are at the west end of the park in view of the main stage.
Mad Moose Pizza – Returning for their second year this crowd favorite bakes brick oven pizzas right in the park.
CJs Evergreen General Store – CJs will be grilling up hamburgers, veggies burgers, and more.
Egg Roll Hut – New this year serving egg rolls and noodles.
Olympic College Art Contest – Members of the art program at Olympic College will present their completed projects on the theme of Pride in the park. View the sculptures and vote for your favorite!
Kids Activities – Kitsap Pride and members of the Girl Scouts have collaborated on some kids activities. In addition many of the exhibitors provide activities at their tents. And, the Q Center is providing some introduction to performing in drag at the community stage at 11:00.
Free HIV Testing – Kitsap Pride has teamed with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and GayCity to bring free HIV testing to Evergreen Park. Come by early to get a free HIV test with results in just a couple minutes. They’ll be providing information about PrEP which can help prevent you from contracting HIV, free condoms and information about safer sex, and resources for people living with HIV in Kitsap County. Thank you to the Kitsap Public Health District for their assistance!
Join us on Sunday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. for a mimosa brunch featuring a great cast of performers at the Historic Roxy Theatre in downtown Bremerton.
We couldn’t put on Kitsap Pride without the support of our sponsors. Many of our sponsors have exhibitor booths at the festival. Go by and let them know how much you appreciate their support!
50 exhibitors will form a ring around the festival. Be sure to walk the circuit and check out all the great local non-profits, businesses, and artisans who are supportive of our LGBTQ+ community. Show them some love!
Evergreen Park is located at 1500 Park Ave, Bremerton, Washington. The festival is at the south end of the park near the intersection of Pacific Ave and Sheldon Blvd.
Parking There is parking at Evergreen Park and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Please reserve the lot at the end of Pacific Ave for those with disabled placards or who have mobility needs.
Do not park in the areas reserved for boat trailers!
Olympic College Parking – Olympic College is providing parking at their campus off Warren Ave, a short walk from the park.
From the Ferry
Evergreen Park is located near the Bremerton Ferry Terminal with access from the Seattle/Bremerton auto ferry, fast passenger ferry, and the Port Orchard passenger ferry.
Walking – Head to the left out of the Bremerton Ferry Terminal straight up Pacific Ave about 10 blocks.
Driving – Go through the tunnel, turn right on Warren Ave. Turn right on 11th or 13th Ave or park at Olympic College.
If you’re coming from out of town and would like to stay for the whole festival there are two hotels in downtown Bremerton that are convenient to all our events.