There are many activities available to Kitsap County residents and visitor at both the renovated Kitsap Fairgrounds & Event Center and Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside.

To learn more, just click on the the links below!

• Kitsap Fairgrounds & Event Center
• Kitsap Conference Center
Kitsap Visitor and Convention Bureau Events Calendar

Main entrance of the new Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside including public plazas and water fountains.

Please click here for a Report to the Community.


Notice:

The Kitsap PFD is seeking proposals for:
EventFund Award Funding
click here for full details of the EventFund.


Kitsap Peninsula Facility & Event Coalition - February 2012

The KPFEC is a joint effort by Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau, the Kitsap Public Facilities District, and Kitsap County, to 1) inventory the wide variety of meeting venues and facilities; 2) jointly determine, with the assistance of the facility owner/operators, more effective ways to market and capture larger events for Kitsap County; and 3) determine what future venues and facilities might be built to increase the chance of capturing major events in years to come.

Suggested timeline for KPFEC meetings:

March: determine scope of invitee list; hold first organizational meeting; announce website to enter/modify facility/venue data; discuss how to take advantage of media and marketing opportunities

April: 2nd meeting of coalition group - Flesh out list of venues and owner/operators; include suppliers & wholesalers?; ; select sub-group "captains" to lead tourism segment discussions; discuss tourism events from RT2 and ideas to promote them.

May: Publish complete list of venues and facilities; begin coordination plan to maximize response to inquiries; determine methodology for marketing study; seek funding to send out RFP (County, PFD?); check accuracy and completeness of database.

June: Use Babe Ruth World Series as a "case study"; identify venues & opportunities to entertain non-playing teams & families; plan to collect results of coordinated effort to maximize positive experience for visiting teams, coaches, parents, press, etc.

July: Begin market study for possible new venues; measure results from event inquiries to VCB or others; determine hits & misses and why.

August: Survive or thrive with Babe Ruth World Series; only 10 days, what else is going on and how to capitalize and make work; look for where we missed opportunities and where we were right on.

September: hits & misses and lessons learned from Babe Ruth World Series; look at improvements for next season; design a campaign for corporate retreats; weddings and events like writers and book readings for the winter.

October: Examine results of market study for next step in what facilities are needed in Kitsap and what to do about it.

Please direct questions to: info@kitsap-pfd.org


Babe Ruth 2012 World Series in Kitsap was a great success!

On May 18th 2011, the contract was signed between the North Kitsap Babe Ruth organization and the Babe Ruth League, Inc. for the 2012 13-year old World Series to be held here in Kitsap County. The week-long World Series was played at Loeb Field complex at the Kitsap Fairgrounds and Event Center, ball fields improved over the years to tournament level quality facilities with both PFD and County funds.

This was the kind of event and its corresponding economic impact, estimated to be approaching $1 million, that the use of public funding for building or improving recreation and sports facilities was supposed to achieve.

The local chambers cooperated to provide a packet of special offers and discounts to encourage the visitors to use local businesses.

We are proud of the Kitsap County Parks Dept for keeping Field 1 in great tournament quality shape and are proud of the North Kitsap Babe Ruth for following through with their application and winning the 2012 World Series for Kitsap. More info here.

The event was live streamed online, the weather was great and the field was in great shape - I hope Kitsap County was displayed for all to see!

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