Chief Seattle Days is a 3-day public festival held in August that was established in 1911 to honor chief Seattle, a famous leader of the Suquamish People for whom the City of Seattle was named. This event includes activities such as the traditional salmon bake, canoe races, baseball tournaments, drumming and dancing, and a memorial service for Chief Seattle at his gravesite in Suquamish.
Each August, Kitsap County Dahlia Society (KCDS) awes visitors as they gasp at the unbelievable beauty and color presented by the many blooms of dahlias. This free event is held at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. In addition to the annual show, KCDS maintains demonstration/club gardens at the Silverdale Post Office, West Hills Post Office in Bremerton and beside the Port Gamble Theater. The gardens provide tubers for their yearly tuber sale, which funds their annual show and other activities.