MATTERS OF THE HEART
North Kitsap Is For Lovers
Although February is technically the “Holiest Month of Love”, there are many ways to get your heart pumping this month in North Kitsap.
POULSBO, WA - Feb 9, 2018 It’s on again! What Chip “The Boat Guy” Hanauer started in 2014 keeps getting bigger and better. Boat lovers dock in Poulsbo for 2 days of celebrating winter, boating, and life in the Pacific North West.
Come experience the Viking fire lighting ceremony, poker run and of course the Winter Rendzvous Party.
Get more information and buy your tickets HERE.
Winter Rendezvous 5
Bloedel Reserve: Cupid's Walk
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA- February 9-18, 2018
A love story in the landscape. Learn about the real love story at the heart of the Bloedel legacy this Valentine season.
The Reserve is living expression of a beautiful love story. Prentice and Virginia Bloedel shared a love of nature, and for one another, that was revealed in the gardens, ponds, and glens and within their home.
Cupid’s Walk is a chance to experience the romance and magic of Bloedel in a new way, in the company of those you love. What could be better for the heart?
Ask for the special Cupid’s Walk map to find the sweetest spots along the trails.
Get the details HERE.
Wine On The Rock: Wine & Chocolate
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA- February 10-11, 2018
Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate is the weekend before Valentine's Day! Grab your sweetheart (or friend) and join all seven Bainbridge Island wineries for wines paired with local chocolates. A Valentine's Day weekend treat you won't want to miss.
Event will take place at each winery from 12-5pm Saturday & Sunday.
Ticket purchase is good for both days (one visit at each winery) and includes:
- Special event wine glass
- Wine tasting at each of the wineries - 28 different wines total
- Chocolate to complement the wine tasting
- 6 bottle wine tote
Participants must be 21 and older to buy. Please drink responsibly. Transportation options are available.
Purchase your tickets HERE.
Valentines Dinner at Kiana Lodge
SUQUAMISH, WA- February 14, 2018 This year, on Valentines Day treat your significant other to a special night out with a lovely 3-course meal in our rustic Main Lodge followed by a special paint & sip event in our Garden Atrium.
Featured dinners includes:
Baby arugula and spinach salad with candied bacon, Stella blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled 6oz baseball cut top sirloin steak roasted, garlic mashed potatoes,
green beans, port wine demi
Oven roasted chicken breast, mixed grains, roasted seasonal vegetables
Variety of desserts tarts, cakes, mousse and dipped strawberries
$60 + tax per person and includes dinner, the cost of instruction, painting supplies, & 1 drink ticket good for a beer, house wine, or non-alcoholic drink.
Doors open at 5pm, Dinner served at 5:30pm. Painting begins at 6:30pm
Full no-host bar Cash and Credit Accepted
Guest will also enjoy painting on a 11 x 14 Canvas.
Seating is by couple. If you need seating for a larger group, please call us at
Purchase your tickets HERE.
Heronswood Mid-Winter Escape: Wine+Chocolate+Creativity
S'KLALLAM, WA - February 17, 2018 Three of Kitsaps’ finest come together for an intoxicating experience for the senses.
Learn to incorporate garden cuttings in fresh new ways with inspiring design demonstrations by Thistle Floral & Home of Kingston. The perfect après Valentine’s Day gathering!
$25 Members; $35 Non-Members. Purchase your tickets HERE. Your ticket enters you into the day’s raffles.
Stan Purser Memorial Powwow
S'KLALLAM, WA - February 23-24, 2018 In 1985, Stan began an event that would become a large part of his legacy. Now in its 34th year, The Stan Purser Memorial Powwow is celebrated every February and is still planned with love of community and culture by members of the Purser family.
This free, open-to-the-public powwow takes place over the course of two days on Feb 23-24. This event takes place in the gym at the tribal center and brings together tribes from all over western Washington and beyond along with people who are just interested in or curious about tribal culture.
Stan Purser Memorial Powwow info:
Friday, February 23rd: Coastal Jam @ 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 24th: Feast @ 2 p.m., Grand Entry @ 4 p.m.
Location: 31912 Little Boston Rd NE, Kingston, WA 98346
Door open early both days for vendor market
Learn more about this wonderful event HERE.
Chilly Hilly 2018
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA - February 25, 2018 Named one of the top four rides in the nation by Bicycling Magazine, the Chilly Hilly offers a double challenge - 2,675 feet of overall climbing and the unpredictable and often disagreeable weather of late February.
Particularly memorable parts of the course include “Devil’s Dip” on Arrow Point Drive and formidable Baker Hill Road.
Chilly Hilly has been an annual harbinger of spring for 46 years.
Riders can enjoy:
A scenic cruise on a Washington State Ferry for visitors
Free food stop at Battle Point Park
Supporting local Bainbridge charities
Finish Line Festival with fantastic chili feed that is a fundraiser for a Bainbridge non-profit organization and other activities.
The 33-mile course is open from 8 a.m to 3 p.m, taking place on Feb 25. If you are taking the ferry over from Seattle, the ride starts when you get off the ferry. If you are starting on Bainbridge Island, the ride starts at the top of the ferry off-ramp on Winslow Way.
For registration, other information and course map go HERE.
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BREMERTON, WA - Take a romantic hike enjoying the natural beauty of Dickerson Creek waterfalls.
Exercise your body and your dedication to your special loved one with an easy hike to an amazing waterfall here in Kitsap County.
Access the Dickerson Creek Waterfall via Lebers Lane Trailhead located on Ueland Tree Farm. Watch this brief video created by the Kitsap Sun to learn more.
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