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

Please share this link.

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. 

Stage Line Up & More

Pride Stage Schedule 2016We have a great line up for you this year as we celebrate our 20th event. We encourage people to bring blankets or chairs. We discourage bottled water but have water for you to refill a bottle you bring. We have food vendors including the nearby Honor Bar which also sells adult beverages and will host a meet and greet with our headliner, Vicci Martinez, after the show.

The first act on the stage will be the Caravan of Glam“Get ready for a show unlike anything that you’ve seen. Our shows are very interactive and audience driven. We will be down in the crowd, we will bring people up on stage, we will be showing a lot of skin, and we will have something for everyone. This will be a fantastic show filled with oohs, aahs, and things that will blow your mind. This is NOT your regular drag show, this is the Caravan of GLAM.”

13621881_10153511771447522_171114651_oUp next it Kitsap County’s own Diana Macanlalay a local acoustic singer/songwriter from Kitsap County. Currently residing in Seattle, Diana grew up in the good old, ever growing town of Silverdale, Washington. Diana has performed at local venues such as the Manette and Slippery Pig Brewery, opening up for artists like CHYEA CHYEA and Zebra Mirrors. Diana’s knack for bringing people together always guarantees a good night filled with great music and wonderful people. Her smooth and sultry voice has caught the attention of crowds throughout her hometown while her relaxing renditions of 90s R&B will surely get you feeling nostalgic. A few of her musical inspirations include Melissa Polinar, Tori Kelly, Lauren Hill, and Corinne Bailey Rae.

We have two sets of local drag performers hosted by Bremerton’s own Indika Haze. She is joined by Deyla Dalyte, Ladi Vixxen, Cannoli, Hellen Tragedy, the Larger than Life Roxy Renee Ross, Mulan Rouge, Diamond Tyde and Ace of Spades & Queen of Spades.

We are Proud that our headliner for the Kitsap Pride stage is Vicci Martinez.

Photo Credit Scott Haydon
Photo Credit Scott Haydon

Vicci Martinez is a recording artist known for passionate performances, powerhouse vocals, and forging her own path—independently releasing music and touring the country for years before being a finalist on the first season of The Voice, NBC’s primetime singing competition, in 2011. On the show, she was mentored by CeeLo Green and they released a single together, “Come Along,” for her major label debut, “Vicci.”

The 31-year-old singer and songwriter from Tacoma lept into the national spotlight when she finished third in NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” in 2011.

A graduate of Stadium High School, Martinez has 10 albums to her credit, including the 2015 self-released “I Am Vicci.”

Martinez has been touring the United States and Europe the past five years. She has performed with artists including Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers, Jonny Lang, Michael Franti, Train, Colbie Caillat and Ed Sheeran. Her music is raw, personal, and powerful. She has returned to releasing music independently with a new found energy and urgency, a new ferocity. On May 1, 2015, she released I Am Vicci Martinez, Its lead single, “Bad News Breaker,” made its debut to nine million viewers on an episode of The Voice. She is currently writing and producing independently on her new record for a release in fall/winter 2016.

Vicci Martinez to Headline Kitsap Pride

We are Proud to announce that our headliner for the Kitsap Pride stage on Saturday, July 16th at Evergreen Park is Vicci Martinez.

Photo Credit Scott Haydon
Photo Credit Scott Haydon

Vicci Martinez is a recording artist known for passionate performances, powerhouse vocals, and forging her own path—independently releasing music and touring the country for years before being a finalist on the first season of The Voice, NBC’s primetime singing competition, in 2011. On the show, she was mentored by CeeLo Green and they released a single together, “Come Along,” for her major label debut, “Vicci.”

The 31-year-old singer and songwriter from Tacoma lept into the national spotlight when she finished third in NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” in 2011.

A graduate of Stadium High School, Martinez has 10 albums to her credit, including the 2015 self-released “I Am Vicci.”

Martinez has been touring the United States and Europe the past five years. She has performed with artists including Sting, Annie Lennox, B.B. King, The Doobie Brothers, Jonny Lang, Michael Franti, Train, Colbie Caillat and Ed Sheeran. Her music is raw, personal, and powerful. She has returned to releasing music independently with a new found energy and urgency, a new ferocity. On May 1, 2015, she released I Am Vicci Martinez, Its lead single, “Bad News Breaker,” made its debut to nine million viewers on an episode of The Voice. She is currently writing and producing independently on her new record for a release in fall/winter 2016.

Schedule: 20 Events for 20 Years!

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 6.09.56 PMTo commemorate the 20th celebration of Pride in Kitsap County, we present “20 Events for 20 Years”—20 events throughout Kitsap County for the LGBT community and its allies. Some of these events are hosted by the Kitsap Pride Network; others are sponsored by our partner community organizations who do the good work of supporting our community throughout the year. We invite you to attend as many of these events as you can. Click on the title of each event for more information.

Showing up to be supportive and connect with others is one of the best ways you can practice this year’s theme of “Solidarity through Pride”!

Click on the program at right to download our PDF brochure!

Kitsap Pride Twenty

Wine Tasting & Auction

June 12, 2016, 4 -6 p.m. – Port Gamble General Store
Wine-tasting event with not-to- be-missed silent auction items provided by local groups and supporters. A fundraiser for Kitsap Pride Network by Red Star Events. Ages 21 & up. Tickets: $45/person

Pride Picnic

June 19, 2016, 12 p.m. – Pilgrim Firs Conference Center in Port Orchard
This all-ages event hopes to recreate the fun and festivities of Kitsap County’s earliest Pride celebrations. Lunch and soft drinks provided. BYOB. Admission is by donation. $5 minimum is suggested. Money raised supports Kitsap Pride Network and Q Youth Resources.

Bainbridge Pride

June 24, 6:30 p.m. – Check link for location
Bainbridge Pride’s 2nd Annual Pride celebration community potluck.

“Dragging Up the Past”: A Charity Drag Show

June 25, 7 – 10 p.m. – Olympic College Bremer Center in Bremerton
Professional and amateur drag kings and queens perform favorite hits. Supports the LGBTQ+ scholarship from OC Foundation. Tickets: $5/students and staff, $10/general, $15/VIP

Pride Party at Amber Lounge

June 26, 3 – 7 p.m. – Amber Lounge in Seattle
Join us just off the Seattle Pride parade route for an afternoon of frolic &  fun! 21 and over only.

Seattle Pride

June 26 – Downtown Seattle and Seattle Center
Western Washington’s metro Pride celebration scheduled to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969.

Kim Archer Live in Concert

June 30, 7 p.m. – Clearwater Casino – Beach Rock Lounge
A Benefit for Kitsap Pride 20. Ages 21 and over only. Tickets: $20/general, $30/reserved, $45/VIP, which includes a meet-and-greet.

Rainbow Reads

June 30, 6 p.m. – Kitsap Regional Library in Poulsbo
Reading “A Single Man” by Chistopher Isherwoord. Rainbow Reads is an LGBTQ-focused book club which meets monthly, hosted by the Kitsap Regional Library. Check the Facebook group or the KRL website for upcoming books.

Q Center Youth Drop-In

July 1, 6 – 10 p.m. – Family of God Lutheran Church in East Bremerton
The Q Center is a drop-in night for LGBTQ youth and allies ages 13-20. The Q Center rents space in a church, but is not a faith-based organization.

First Friday Art Walk in Bremerton

July 1, 5 – 8 p.m.
Experience one of the largest and most diverse official fine arts district in the northwest. Thanks to Fingers Duke for bringing legendary out-country group Lavender Country to play.

Grand Old 4th on Bainbridge Island

July 4 – Winslow on Bainbridge Island
Show your (Kitsap) Pride by joining us in marching in the “Best Small Town Parade in America”! If you are interested in walking with us please attend our Planning Meeting on July 2nd in Bremerton or see the Facebook page above for information about where to gather on July 4th. Everyone is welcome!

Kitsap Transgender Community Group

July 6, 7 p.m. – Olympic College, Bremerton

Kocktails with Katrina

July 10 – The Charleston, 333 Callow Avenue
Hosted by Katrina Duall – 5 p.m. All ages! $10 cover/$5 youth to benefit the Q Center.

PRIDE Service

July 10, 10:30 a.m. – Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bremerton
KUUF welcomes all people, no matter their religion, beliefs, gender, or sexuality.

Coffee Meetup

July 11, 10 a.m. – Whiskey Gulch Coffee in Port Orchard
Regular event held by the Meetup Group; Kitsap LGBT Friends. Everyone, whether on Meetup or not, is invited to participate!

Drag Queen Musical Bingo: Pride Edition

July 11, 6 – 8 p.m. – Toro Lounge in Bremerton
The Q Center hosts a special Pride edition of their popular Drag Queen Musical Bingo.

Kitsap County Council for Human Rights Forum

July 15, 5 p.m. – Eagle’s Nest by Fairgrounds
Topic: Solidarity Through Pride—Exploring Intersectionality and Implicit Bias in our Community.

Pride Party

July 15, 9 p.m. – Eagle’s Hall in Bremerton
The Official Party of Kitsap Pride! Enjoy dancing and drinks into the wee hours!

KITSAP PRIDE TWENTY

Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Evergreen Park in Bremerton
Kitsap Pride’s 20th celebration! Join us for live music from Vicci Martinez, local drag performers, musicians and more. Visit over forty exhibitors and vendors. Plus we have several food trucks and ice cream. Family activities and more!

Kitsap PFLAG Support Meeting

July 18, 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Hot Java Cafe in Bremerton
Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies of LGBTQ people are invited to come together to discuss issues and socialize.

KITSAP PRIDE TWENTY

On July 16, 2016, we will celebrate 20 years of Pride in Kitsap County! This year’s international theme is “Solidarity Through Pride” and, clearly, we have a lot to celebrate! It is the goal of the Kitsap Pride Network (KPN) to make this year’s festivities bigger and better than ever. To do this, though, we need YOUR help!
With planning and strategy for our 20th Pride celebration already underway, we wanted to reach out and encourage you to become involved ASAP. We need people who will voice their ideas during this all-important planning stage and then continue on to help manage and coordinate activities to turn our collective vision into reality.
While we began meeting last fall, it’s not too late to get involved! We are meeting regularly. The location is usually our office or Olympic College, but we will be posting that information along with a meeting reminder a few days before on our Facebook group page. Please respond in a comment below or sign up on our Facebook page to let us know if you’ll be participating. We would encourage you to bring along any friends who might be interested in volunteering.
In addition to seeking more volunteer involvement, KPN is seeking candidates to expand its Board to ensure it represents the diversity of our community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating and supporting the LGBTQIA community in Kitsap County. Being a member of our Board requires a dedication to our group’s mission as well as the ability to attend meetings and actively work towards executing our goals.
We also want to hear if there’s something that can be done to make it easier for you to be more active in KPN or Pride volunteer activities. The group open to any suggestions; we really want to make these opportunities as inclusive as possible.
Thank you for your time and support of KPN and Pride in Kitsap County. Because of people like you, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary. This is a momentous achievement during a very exciting time in our community’s history.
Kitsap Pride is YOUR Pride…and with your help we can set the stage for another 20 years!