FRAMES: Photo Challenge #77: Festival Fun

The month of May kick starts the summer of festivals, so I am going with the  “Festival Fun” challenge theme for this month.

So your challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best photo taken from any of the festivals, events etc. happening in the next 4 weeks. Your photo MUST have been taken at one of these upcoming “festivals” this year. Don’t show me a blurry photo of a viking from last year (well for that matter don’t show me a blurry photo of anything…ever) but I want current photos from THIS YEAR.

There are plenty of things going on in our area and heck you don’t even have to attend any of these because I am sure there is multitude of events going on across the water as well:

May 3rd. Bremerton Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Charleston

May 12th-17th. Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival

May 16th-18th Poulsbo Viking Festival

May 17h. Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade

May 24th-25th. Kitsap Harbor Festival

May 24th. Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival

May 31-June 1st. Port Gamble June Faire

So grab that camera as you are heading out to watch a parade or taking the kids to ride the carnival rides. I am using the term “festival” pretty loosely here, any type of event that has a festive feel with a lot of people attending, counts as a festival to me.

DEADLINE IS MONDAY JUNE 2nd!

Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : mreid@kitsapsun.com.

Stand-outs will be chosen and published in an upcoming print edition of the Kitsap Sun.

Here are a few from our archives from a few of the festivals listed:

Miss Washington Senior Sweetheart Holly Wasson, right, and fellow members of the parade royalty mingle in the rain prior to the start of the Viking Fest Parade on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Miss Washington Senior Sweetheart Holly Wasson, right, and fellow members of the parade royalty mingle in the rain prior to the start of the Viking Fest Parade on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A fiddler plays as the Leikarringen dancers twirl down the street during the Viking Fest Parade through downtown Poulsbo on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A fiddler plays as the Leikarringen dancers twirl down the street during the Viking Fest Parade through downtown Poulsbo on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Jeanene Nover, of Poulsbo, hangs on to her children Sophie and Tessa as they braved the octopus ride at the Viking Festival Carnival. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)
Jeanene Nover, of Poulsbo, hangs on to her children Sophie and Tessa as they braved the octopus ride at the Viking Festival Carnival. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)
The Viking Fest Parade travels along Fjord Drive in Poulsbo, WA on Saturday, May 21, 2011. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)
The Viking Fest Parade travels along Fjord Drive in Poulsbo, WA on Saturday, May 21, 2011. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)
Bonnie Ogilvie was the only woman that entered the 5 mile paddle board race held Sunday, the final day of the Viking Festival in Poulsbo. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)
Bonnie Ogilvie was the only woman that entered the 5 mile paddle board race held Sunday, the final day of the Viking Festival in Poulsbo. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)
Aaron Ross, of Bremerton, lays down on the street to get a view of what entry is coming up next in the Armed Forces Day Parade. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)
Aaron Ross, of Bremerton, lays down on the street to get a view of what entry is coming up next in the Armed Forces Day Parade. (STEVE ZUGSCHWERDT / SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)
"Captain America Patrols Parade Route" by Meegan M. Reid
“Captain America Patrols Parade Route” by Meegan M. Reid
Gavin Rowan, 10, takes a swing at a giant piñata during the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Gavin Rowan, 10, takes a swing at a giant piñata during the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Members of Nobleza Folklorica entertain the crowd during the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Members of Nobleza Folklorica entertain the crowd during the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Wrestler Patrick Large, left, writhes in pain after being tossed out of the ring during the Lucha Libre wrestling in the parking lot of La Poblanita for the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Wrestler Patrick Large, left, writhes in pain after being tossed out of the ring during the Lucha Libre wrestling in the parking lot of La Poblanita for the Cinco de Mayo Street Fair in Bremerton on Saturday May 05, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Meegan M. Reid
Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Meegan M. Reid

The Central Kitsap Marching Band marches down Fourth Street duiring the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Crew members of the USS Kentucky makes their way down Fourth Street for the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Wash. on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton May 19, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton May 19, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Marli Stodden munches on a dorito as she watches the Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton on May 19, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Bremerton High School Marching Band flute player Autumn Bondy,16, performs at the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Courtney Walker,center, and her husband Andy Maxey from Bremerton watch the Mountain View Middle School Squire band march up Fourth Street at the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Bremerton. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Children on one of the many floats in attendance wave to parade goers as they travel through downtown Poulsbo on Saturday. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Holly Beaudoin, 8, wears her viking helmet while she watches the Viking Fest Parade travel through downtown Poulsbo, WA on Saturday, May 21, 2011 (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)

Viking Fest Open on Friday. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

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May 29, 2011: Autumn Brown sported a Seagull calling costume while she attempted to call the birds onto the beach at the 23rd annual Seagull calling contest in Port Orchard, WA. (JESSE BEALS/ SPECIAL TO THE KITSAP SUN)

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Nine-year-old Mackenzie Smith of Port Orchard used her vocal talents to attract seagulls at Saturday’s Port Orchard Seagull Calling Festival on the city waterfront. It was the 20th year of the quirky event.

David Baggott of Seattle battles a contestant in the armor combat at the June Faire in Port Gamble on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Jack Crockett of Bremerton takes a rest after armor combat at the June Faire in Port Gamble on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

Allurinda of Tacoma who is dressed in a Middle Eastern costume uses a modern digital camera to take photos at the June Faire in Port Gamble on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN

The reigning King Quentin Baker from Chilliwack British Columbia, Canada watches the armor battles at the June Faire in Port Gamble on Saturday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN