Seeking Performers

Are you ready to bring your charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to Kitsap Pride? We’re on the lookout for fabulous entertainers to join our lineup for our upcoming festival. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a rising star, we want to hear from you!

At Kitsap Pride, we celebrate diversity and elevate LGBTQ+ voices through electrifying performances, and we want you to be a part of the magic. From lip-syncing divas to captivating dancers, we welcome all forms of drag artistry.

If you’re ready to shine on stage and help us create an unforgettable experience for our community, we want to hear from you! Reach out to us today to learn more and secure your spot in the spotlight at Kitsap Pride.

Join us in spreading love, acceptance, and fabulousness at Kitsap Pride!

APPLICATION

Vendor Registration is OPEN

Vendor registration for Kitsap Pride 2024 is now open. This year’s festival will be held at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 20th. We plan for a similar layout as last year and are planning for 5,000 visitors throughout the day this year.

We offer separate vendor applications for Food Vendors, Business Vendors, Non-Profit Vendors (including clubs), and Artisans. Please use the most appropriate application so we get the information we need. Write to vendors@kitsappride.org if you have any questions about which application to use.

Sponsor Kitsap Pride

We offer sponsorships starting at $500 for businesses and non-profits. This is available as an upgrade to your vendor registration and includes preferred placement at the festival and recognition in our social media and at the festival. If you would like to find out more about this or other sponsorship opportunities please look at our Sponsorships page or write to sponsors@kitsappride.org.

Vendor Application

Our applications are being handled through Eventeny. This streamlines the process and allows you to provide us with more information upfront, like your logo and marketing photos. We assign booth locations in part based on how early we receive your completed applications. Last year we had to activate a wait list in June so try to get your application in earlier if you can. If you have any questions please write to vendors@kitsappride.org.

General Information – https://www.eventeny.com/events/kitsap-pride-2024-9130/

Food Vendors – https://www.eventeny.com/events/vendor/?id=16024

Businesses – https://www.eventeny.com/events/vendor/?id=16025

Non-Profits (and clubs) – https://www.eventeny.com/events/vendor/?id=16026

Artisans – https://www.eventeny.com/events/vendor/?id=16027

How to Best Enjoy Pride

We are so excited to bring you the 2023 Kitsap Pride event at Gordon Fields (part of the Kitsap County Fairgrounds) in Bremerton, WA on Saturday, July 22 from 2 PM to 9 PM.

But first, on Friday Night we are opening the bar at 8:00 pm for a pre-FUNK party. Come join us for a summer evening of fun and frolic. 21+ NO COVER.

OK, back to Saturday – We have a great lineup on our Pride Stage including a bevy of local performers.

2:00 Welcome & Purple Passion Swing Band
3:15 local singer-songwriter ILA,
4:00 Satonya, Tristan Relentless, Alexxus Carr, Sacred Heart, Victoria Joy, Clara Voyance, Alexander AllaSTAR, & Hannah St. James
5:30 DJ Woodrow Low (presented by C89.5fm)
7:00 BeautyBoiz
8:30 CarLarans

We have 100 Vendors, a Food, and a Bar area. Bring a blanket or camp chairs. Charis will be allowed on the back half of the Pride Lawn. We have some cute blankets for sale at the Kitsap Pride store. Bring a water bottle and use our refill station. We have expanded the lawn and the food area. No tents, canopies, or umbrellas are permitted. We love dogs but with the crowds, we think they may be happier at home. No Smoking is allowed in the festival area.

We have a TEEN SPACE and KIDS ZONE each hosted by Kitsap Regional Library and the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound.

Parking is available throughout the fairgrounds complex. There are other events happening at the fairgrounds. We are at Gordon Fields. It is the Westernmost part of the complex.

This year we wanted to honor the legacy of our neighbor and friend the late Patrick HaggertyLavender Country, led by singer and songwriter Patrick Haggerty, released what it widely considered the first openly gay country album in 1973. So join us for a Lavender Hoedown.

We have a great T-shirt and some stickers with our Y’all Means All design. Plus, we will have some of last year’s T’s that didn’t make it before the festival.

We have our 21+ (w/ID) bar sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and Silver City Brewery. We will have Frozen Tito Ritas and Frosé along with Tito’s cocktails and beer (including the Silver City Nice Day IPA Pride Edition can.

We also have expanded food offerings with an expanded layout with more room for food and watching the stage.

2023 Kitsap Pride Poster & More

We are so excited to bring you the 2023 Kitsap Pride event at Gordon Fields (part of the Kitsap County Fairgrounds) in Bremerton, WA on Saturday, July 22 from 2 PM to 9 PM.

We have a great lineup on our Pride Stage. Kicking it off with the Purple Passion Swing Band, Local singer-songwriter ILA, 9 local drag Kings & Queens, DJ Woodrow Low (presented by C89.5fm), the BeautyBoiz, and wrapping up with CarLarans.

This year we wanted to honor the legacy of our neighbor and friend the late Patrick Haggerty. Lavender Country, led by singer and songwriter Patrick Haggerty, released what it widely considered the first openly gay country album in 1973. So join us for a Lavender Hoedown.

We have a great T-shirt and some stickers with our Y’all Means All logo. Plus, we will have some of last year’s T’s that didn’t make it before the festival.

We have our 21+ (w/ID) bar sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and Silver City Brewery. We will have Frozen Tito Ritas and Frosé along with cocktails and beer (including the Silver City Nice Day IPA Pride Edition can.

We also have expanded food offerings with an expanded layout with more room for food and watching the stage. Plus more vendors than ever!

Community partners have come together to create a Teen Space and a Kid Zone.

Thank you to our Major Sponsors ($2,000+)

Thank you to our Day Sponsors ($1,000+)

Media Partner

Community Partners

Thank you to our Community Sponsors ($500+)

Special Thanks

We couldn’t do it without the volunteers and sponsors who make this happen. This is our 27th year and support just keeps growing. Thank you. On behalf of the Kitsap Pride Board of Directors. See you at Pride.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit our Volunteer page to find out more and click on the link to get signed up. It can be very rewarding to be a part of creating this community event. We can’t do it without our amazing volunteers.

Performers Wanted

Kitsap Pride is looking for drag performers for the 2023 Pride Festival on Saturday, July 22nd at Gordon Field, part of the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, in Bremerton.

The local drag scene has really exploded in recent years. We are looking to showcase local performers and have added time to the schedule.

Use the link below to submit yourself for consideration before June 15th.

https://www.eventeny.com/events/applications/application/?id=1899

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2023 Vendor Registration Now Open

Vendor registration for Kitsap Pride 2023 is now open. This year’s festival will be held at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 22rd. We plan for a similar layout as last year with additional room for more vendors and more food vendors. We are planning for 5,000 visitors throughout the day this year.

Vendor Information – Click here for more information about becoming a vendor at Kitsap Pride. We have room for food vendors, businesses, non-profits (including clubs), and artisans. This is a great way to reach the LGBTQ+ community in Kitsap County.

Sponsor Kitsap Pride – Kitsap Pride is a free festival largely because of the generous support of our sponsors! We offer sponsorships starting at $500 as part of the vendor application or click here to find out more about sponsoring Kitsap Pride at whatever level is appropriate for you.

American Idol Finalist Frenchie Davis to Perform at Kitsap Pride

Kitsap Pride’s week-long festivities include an LGBTQ+ film festival, Pride Party, and an expanded festival with community stage and beer garden

Kitsap Pride has announced that Frenchie Davis will headline their main stage! A Grammy nominated artist, Frenchie Davis became a household name as a finalist on “The Voice” and “American Idol.” She is also known for her work in on- and off-Broadway productions of Rent, Dreamgirls, and Ain’t Misbehavin’, among others.

Now in its 21st year, Kitsap Pride is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 in Bremerton’s Evergreen Park.

In addition to Davis, Kitsap Pride’s main stage will feature Purple Passion, a swing ensemble affiliated with the Rainbow City Marching Band; “Goddess of Electronic Psychedelic Soul” SassyBlack; and Guayaba, a Bremerton native and one of Seattle’s top queer artists.

For the first time, Kitsap Pride will host a second, community stage featuring performers predominantly from Kitsap County, including Queerly Beloved and their brand of gender-variety entertainment.

Also coming to this year’s Kitsap Pride: a new layout for the festival in Evergreen Park, which will include a beer garden in the closed street in view of the main stage.

Kitsap Pride will be the grand finale to a week’s worth of festivities, which include the popular Pride Party on Friday, July 14 beginning at 9 p.m. in the Fountain Room of the Bremerton Harborside. This year’s theme is “Black & White” with performances by Amora Dior Black and Sabrina White. Tickets are $10 

On July 8 & 9, Kitsap Pride is also bringing TWIST Tops: Best Films from the Seattle Queer Festival to Bainbridge Cinemas on Bainbridge Island.  

Presented in partnership with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, this is the first time this celebrated LGBTQ+ film festival has come to Kitsap County. The line-up will include:

    • Play the Devil, a simmering, unconventional thriller set in the lush hills of Trinidad.
    • Real Boy, an acclaimed documentary about transgender teen and aspiring musician, Bennett Wallace.
    • Suicide Kale, a mostly improvised comedy starring Brittani Nichols (Transparent) and Jasika Nicole (TV’s Fringe, Scandal).
    • Check It, a documentary about a group of transgender and gay survivors who find their way out of poverty in the world of fashion.
    • Best Shorts Festival, featuring the greatest audience and jury award-winning short films, including Folsom Street, These C*cksucking Tears, and Vamanos, among others.

Visit https://kitsappride.org/twist-tops-film-festival/ for more information and ticketing info, including a special package featuring Sunday morning Mimosas Before the Movies!

Sponsors of Kitsap Pride 2017 include the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Kaiser Permanente, Kitsap Safe Schools, Destination 420, and Starbucks.
Kitsap Pride unites, celebrates, and supports the LGBTQ+ community in Kitsap County.