Friday Afternoon Club: Blackberries, bagpipes and more

Loads of events on this three-day weekend, including Bremerton’s Blackberry Festival and the Taste of Port Orchard. Belfair will go Celtic with the inaugural Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival.

On Saturday, the South Kitsap Skatepark Association will have a fundraiser at Moondogs Too, 714 Bay Street. From 3 p.m. to closing a $5 entry fee (those under 16 years are free) gets you into a concert featuring three or four bands including Angel Reca Tribute to Hendrix. Those 21 and under are welcome 3 to 8 p.m.

Blackberry Festival Fun Runs
Date: Saturday, September 03, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $10
The City of Bremerton’s Blackberry Festival 1-mile and 5k fun runs are Saturday, Sept. 3 in Bremerton. The 1-mile will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the 5k at 9:50. The course begins on Pacific Avenue at 7th Street, and loops around downtown Bremerton. Fees are $10 before Aug. 26 and $12 day-of-race. Register the whole family for $30 total, or $40 day-of-race. Kids dashes will be free, following the 5k, and run on 4th Street. Shirts are available for $12. Registration is available online, or at 8:30 the day of the event. For more information visit

Taste of Port Orchard
Place: Port Orchard City Marina
Date: Sunday, September 04, 2011
Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Taste of Port Orchard at Waterfront Park. On Sunday, September 4th –over 20 artists at Art on the Boardwalk from 11am-6pm, a Beer Garden from 11am-5pm, “tastes” ($1-$5 each) of great food from over ten local restaurants and food establishments!! Shopping in downtown Port Orchard includes, art, antiques, collectibles, coins, jewelry, clothing and accessories, gifts and décor. Western WA Center for the Arts will be holding their closing musical show of “Into the Woods” at 5pm that day.
From 1-2 pm Concerts on the Bay will offer live entertainment at the Marina Park by the Wreckers and from 3-7pm the music of Steppenwolf by the Magic Carpet Ride. The Magic Carpet Ride features former members of Steppenwolf Inc.– Nelson, Pegasus, Titanic and special guests.

Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival
Saturday and Sunday
Theler Community Center, Belfair

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