Summer is almost here and so is event season! Looking for the best ways to spend your summer weekends, ways to get involved in the community, or wanting to try something new? We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly, budget-friendly, and super fun events in our community! There are festivals, parades, and more.

Here’s a list of Summer 2024 events:

Armed Forces Day Parade:

When: Saturday, May 18 begins at 10 am

Where: Downtown Bremerton

Bremerton, WA 98337

What: Join us for the 77th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Downtown Bremerton. Boasting a crowd of 20,000 people, this event shows support for our local military members and beyond.

Maritime Gig Festival & Parade:

When: Saturday, June 1 from 8 am – 8 pm

Sunday, June 2 from 1o am – 5 pm

Where: Gig Harbor

What: This two day event includes a parade, live music and entertainment, a 5k walk/run, a car show, vendor fair, and more!

Meeker Days:

When: Friday, June 14 from 12 pm – 7 pm

Saturday, June 15 from 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday, June 16 from 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Downtown Puyallup and Pioneer Park

330 S. Meridian

Puyallup, WA 98371

What: Join us for this exciting festival including the Puyallup Farmers’ Market, craft vendors, food trucks, car shows, a beer and wine garden, fun for kids, family activities and more. Admission is free.

Tacoma Juneteenth Festival:

When: Wednesday, June 19 starting at 11 am – 5 pm

Where: Stewart Heights Park 5715 Reginald Gutierrez Ln, Tacoma

What: Join us at this free event to celebrate Juneteenth! This event features 100+ vendors, food trucks, live performances, educational resources, kids play zones, and more.

Make Music Day:

When: Saturday, June 22 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: Quincy Square, Bremerton

What: Come enjoy a few hours of free music provided by local musicians on International Make Music Day.

55th Annual Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade:

When: Saturday, June 29 starting at 6 pm

Where: Downtown Port Orchard, Bay Street

What: Wave to the KCU team as we walk in the parade filled with other fun participants!

Tacoma Pride Festival:

When: Saturday, July 13

Where: Downtown Tacoma, entrance into The Festival is 9th and Pacific Avenue

What: Celebrate Pride with us at the Tacoma Pride Festival!

Kitsap Pride Festival:

When: Saturday, July 20

Where: Kitsap County Fairgrounds

1400 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311

What: Celebrate Pride with us at the Kitsap Pride Festival!

Silverdale Rotary Duck Race:

When: Sunday, July 28 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Silverdale Waterfront Park

3337 NW Byron St.

Silverdale, WA 98383

What: As part of Whaling Days, come join the Silverdale Rotary Duck Race!