The City of Bremerton welcomes visitors, offering a variety of shopping and entertainment opportunities. Visitors will enjoy the lovely fountains and large plaza along Bremerton Harborside and Louis Mentor Boardwalk. They can visit the Vietnam-era destroyer Turner Joy, the Kitsap County Historical Society Museum, or the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum as they stroll the boardwalk. The Elandan Gardens offer two acres of Japanese maples, rhododendrons, and Bonsai trees.
Visitors can also participate in the city's events. Galleries and businesses stay open late for the First Friday Arts Walk and, on the first Saturday in June, the All City Arts Walk. The Port of Bremerton boasts the country's oldest and biggest Armed Forced Day parade on the third Sunday in May. At the end of August, the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede Rodeo takes place. On Labor Day weekend, the Bremerton Blackberry Festival celebrates the end of summer. In December, Winterfest and the Lighted Boat Parade welcome a visit from Santa Claus.
The Port of Bremerton enjoys a mild Oceanic climate with temperature changes moderated by the Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. Temperatures range from an average high of 24 °C (75 °F) In July and August to an average low of 2 °C (36 °F) in December and January.
The Port of Bremerton's downtown district is undergoing a renaissance, with new art galleries, the Admiral Theatre, several museums, and many chic shops and fine restaurants. The Port of Bremerton is a safe clean community within an hour's ferry ride from Seattle, and it offers a welcome break from busy big-city life.
The Port of Bremerton's Louis Mentor Boardwalk offers 256 meters of shoreline and two acres of space for relaxation, recreation, and fun. The park contains restrooms, park benches, and a water fountain. Eastpark in the Port of Bremerton is a seven-hectare open space that is home to the Glenn Jarstad Aquatic Center, the Bremerton Ice Arena, the SkatePark, and the Kitsap Family YMCA. It contains picnic tables, barbeques, park benches, and ample parking.
Kitsap Lake Park in the Port of Bremerton contains 1.6 hectares of developed property and 12 hectares of wetlands. With picnic tables, barbeque, restrooms, and a boat launch and float, the park offers 731 meters of freshwater shoreline and a fishing pier.
The Port of Bremerton's Harborside Fountain Park is an impressive public space on the waterfront near the Kitsap Conference Center. With five large fountains, wading pools, and delightful landscaping, the park is a modern even space popular with both visitors and residents. Available for events, the Fountain Room within the park is a 153.3 square meter facility that can accommodate from 10 to 200 guests.
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