Skip to main content

Events Schedule

Events Schedule
September 2 - 4, 2017

Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm  |  Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm  |  Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm



Popular Events

Berry Fun Run
Kitsap Charities 5K Walk

Saturday Only

Fly-In & Car Show
Bremerton National Airport (PWT)
Sponsored by the Bremerton Pilots Association and the Port of Bremerton

Aircraft judging will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There is no entry fee. Certificates will be awarded for best aircraft in the following categories: antique, classic, contemporary, homebuilt and war bird, also for longest distance flown.

There will be a free classic car show on the ramp near the Airport Diner. The West Sound Military Vehicle Preservation Club will display their WWII vehicles and equipment at their open encampment near the diner.

The Northwest BeechBoys Formation Team will be conducting formation flight demonstrations over the downtown boardwalk and at the airport.

The Airport Diner will have blackberry pie available all day. The diner is known for its excellent fish and chips.

Email for more information or call Jim at 415-990-0664.

Sunday Only

"Chalk the Block" Art Contest
Artists of all ages are invited to come and “Chalk the Block” on Sunday at 2nd Street and Washington Avenue. Check-in starts at 12:30pm. Artists will have from 1pm to 4pm to create their masterpieces. Judging will be at 4pm, with prizes awarded in each division. The divisions are 6-10 youth, 11-17 teens and 18 and over family. Cost is complimentary for the poster community mural and $15 for the ‘Picasso’ solo creations. Festival goers can choose a square and chalk a square free from 10am to 4pm creating the 2016 Blackberry Festival Poster Mural at the same location. It is a fun Blackberry family event. See you on Sunday covered in chalk! Prizes provided by the Boat Shed Restaurant.

Monday Only

Enjoy a family friendly walk through Bremerton while supporting a local Kitsap Charity. This year’s amazing charities include The Foster Parent Association of Washington State, New Beginnings Closet (Foster Kids), Miss West Sound Scholarship Fund, and Kitsap Foster Care Association! Build your team and raise funds for all these charities or simply join their team! There will be prizes! Register online or register all weekend on the boardwalk at Booth 64. Check-in starts at 9:00am and the walk starts at 10:00am. If your Charity would like to participate contact Mike Canfield at 360-990-1255 or via email.

Saturday, September 2nd - 10:00am - 7:00pm

8:00am - 3:00pm

Fly-In/Car Show (Bremerton National Airport)

8:30am - 9:30am

Berry Fun Run Registration (6th & Pacific)


Chief Select 5K Fun Run Begins (6th & Pacific) - Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union

9:00am - 2:00pm

Young Eagles Flights (Bremerton National Airport)


Berry Fun Run 1 Mile Start (6th & Pacific)


5K Run Begins (6th & Pacific)

10:00am - 7:00pm

Berry Central Sales—Apparel, Souvenirs, Toy Mascot. (Boardwalk)

Vendor information, Lost & Found etc. (BBF Office in RV on 2nd Street)
Food & Craft Booths (Boardwalk)
Children's Stage--Music, Magic & Comedy
STEM Activities (2nd & Washington)
New Car Display/Advantage Nissan (2nd & Wash. Ave.)
Cloverleaf Beer Garden (Top of Veiwing Platform)
Blackberry Wine Sales & Tasting (Boardwalk)
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry every half hour $2
Park & Ride @ Olympic College 16th & Warren Lot G-1 starting at 10:00am runs hours of the festival) $2


IMF Color Guard


National Anthem (Main Stage)

10:15am - 10:30am

Welcome by Mayor Patty Lent, Andrea Spencer, Rotary President


Kids' Berry Dash Fun Run (4th & Pacific)

10:30am - 11:00am

$10,000 Kitsap County Weight Loss Challenge (Main Stage)


USS Coast Guard C-27


Berry Fun Run Awards (4th & Washington)


NW BeechBoys Team Fly Over (Bremerton Boardwalk)


Park & Ride to Olympic College - Last Run


Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry last run from Bremerton

Sunday, September 3rd - 10:00am - 6:00pm

10:00am - 6:00pm

Berry Central Sales— Apparel, Souvenirs Toy Mascot (Boardwalk)

Blackberry Wine Sales & Tasting (Boardwalk)
Vendor information, lost & found, etc. (BBF Office in RV on 2nd St)
Food & Craft Booths (Boardwalk)
New Car Display/Advantage Nissan (2nd & Wash. Ave.)
Cloverleaf Beer Garden (Top of Viewing Platform)
Blackberry Wine sales & Tasting (Boardwalk)
Children's Stage--Music, Magic Comedy
STEM Activities (2nd & Washington)
Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry every half hour $2 10am to 7pm
Park & Ride from Olympic College 16th & Warren (Festival Hours)


Bremerton Police Color Guard (Main Stage)


National Anthem (Main Stage)

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Chalk Art Check In (2nd & Washington)


"Chalk the Block" Art Contest (2nd & Washington)

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ronald McDonald "Walk About"

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Chalk Art Judging and Prizes Awarded (2nd & Washington)


Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry last run from Bremerton


Park and Ride to Olympic College - Festival Hours

Monday, September 4th - 10:00am - 5:00pm


"Kitsap Charities 5K Walk" Registration (Booth #64)

10:00am - 5:00pm

Berry Central Sales - Apparel, Souvenirs (Boardwalk)

Vendor Information, lost & found (BBF Office in RV on 2nd St)
Food & Craft Booths (Boardwalk)
Cloverleaf Beer Garden (Top of Viewing Platform)
Blackberry Wine Sales & Tasting (Entrance to Boardwalk from 2nd St)
New Car Display/Advantage Nissan (Corner 2nd & Wash. Ave.)
Children's Stage,--Music, Magic & Comedy

Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry every half hour: $2 10:00am to 5:45pm
Park and Ride 16th & Warren from Olympic College


National Anthem


Park and Ride to Olympic College Festival Hours


Bremerton/Port Orchard Foot Ferry last run from Bremerton

The Bremerton Rotary Foundation thanks the sponsors of the 28th Annual Blackberry Festival

Clearwater Casino Resort, Coca Cola, Advantage Nissan, Fred Meyer, Propel Insurance, The Kitsap Sun, Kitsap Credit Union, Lewis Chapel, Olympic College, Deano’s Dogs, Waste Management, Diamond Parking Services, Convergence Technologies, Inc., OneEach Technologies, Hampton Inn & Turner Joy.

Special thanks to the City of Bremerton, Port of Bremerton, Clear Creek RV, Go Mini’s, Impark, Comcast, NW Commnet, Olympic Ambulance & Kitsap Bank

General Info

Shuttle service from the festival to Bremerton National Airport Fly-In (Saturday only) is available at the upper level of the Bremerton Transportation Center. $2. Park and Ride from Olympic College at 16th and Warren Lot G-1. $2 each way. The Diamond Parking locations are donating $1 of the daily paid fee to the Blackberry Festival. There are over 2,000 downtown parking spaces available on the street or in public pay lots.

The Berry Central booth, located on the boardwalk, is more than just an information booth, it’s a place to buy ‘berry’ good merchandise—the new 2016 poster t-shirts, the “I Was Berried” T-shirt for toddlers, children and adults and always the purple and lime signature Blackberry Festival clothing. In addition to clothing, there are buttons, magnets, bag clips, Blackberry Posters, wine glasses, tote bags and a stuffed toy Blackberry mascot!

Wine, Wine, Wine! We now have a new Blackberry Dessert Wine!  In addition to our regular delicious Blackberry Wine, we now are including our rich and decadent Dessert Wine! The booth is located to the right as you enter the boardwalk from 2nd Street. Tastes will be available for those 21 years and older for 25 cents each. All the proceeds from the wine, go to the Rotary Foundation and back into the community.

Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill will again be the sponsor for the beer garden and they have added some blackberry favorites, including Blackberry Beer and rumor is there will be some Oyster Shooters! The beer garden is located on the viewing platform—great view of the marina and stage.

Dogs and other domestic pets are not allowed on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk during the Blackberry Festival. Please leave pets at home while attending the Blackberry Festival. This regulation is in place to protect the health and safety of your pet and festival attendees. A crowded Boardwalk is a difficult atmosphere for a dog to navigate. Many people fix their gaze at eye level to take in the Festival and run the risk of bumping into or inadvertently stepping on your pet. Pet accidents on the Boardwalk can create unsanitary conditions in proximity to food vendors. Questions? Contact Bremerton Parks and Recreation at 473-5305.