This weekend’s Best Bets

Not sure how you’ll spend your weekend?

Here’s our suggestions of a fun places to visit and things to do.

• Kingston Arts Fair, July 28-30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. This event takes place on the lawn and in the lobby of the Village GreenCommunity Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston. Bring the family to the 58th Annual Kingston Arts Festival, located at the Village Green Community Center. Explore art and artisan crafts booths, Juried and Student Art Shows (displayed inside the Community Center), local food vendors, music, kid’s corner and beer garden for adults. Free. Presented by Kitsap Arts & Crafts. For more information call Evy Halvorsen, 360-271-8236.

• Silverdale Whaling Days, July 28-30, Begins at 5 p.m. on July 28 at the Silverdale Waterfront Park in Old Town Silverdale. Fireworks, beer and wine garden, live entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, street fair and much, much more. Since this is a three day event, why not stay over and make it a long weekend and enjoy all Whaling Days has to offer? Presented by the Silverdale community. For more go to

• Tall Ships Visit Port Orchard, July 24 to July 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Port Orchard Marina, 707 Sidney Parkway, Port Orchard. The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain are returning to Port Orchard. Daily programs include our popular Adventure Sails, Battle Sails, or free dockside tours. Help us pull line and sing shanties like real 18th century sailors! Presented by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport.

How about these items for the upcoming week?:

• Grandparents U: Aug. 1-3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front Street NE, Poulsbo. Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren ages 7-14. You and your grandchild will work side-by-side as you participate in a hands-on course taught by Western Washington University faculty. For more call 360-650-3308.

Music, Music, Music:

• Poulsbo Summer Nights on the Bay, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1., Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, 18809 Anderson Parkway, Poulsbo. Presented without cost by Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department.

• Music in Manette, 8 p.m. Aug. 3. Presented by the Manette Business Association’s summer weekly concert series in the park, Whitey Domstad Park, 2002 E 11th St., Bremerton.

• Port Orchard Concerts by the Bay, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 3. Free live music weekly. Presented by Fathom’s O’ Fun and Port Orchard Community at Port Orchard Waterfront Gazebo, 707 Sidney Pkwy., Port Orchard.

Get things cooking:

• Inspired Chef — Tuesday Night Dinners in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts Bistro, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Aug 1. Presented by Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts, 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island. Contact Stephanie Knutson, Bistro Manager, at 206-451-4011 for more.