The Seagulls are calling!
No, that’s not the City of Port Orchard’s slogan but Port Orchard is the host of the famous Seagull Calling Festival a fun and quirky festival hosted by the City of Port Orchard’s Chamber of Commerce in the spring. This crazy event has been featured on The Tonight Show, on CBS Sunday Morning and on King 5 Evening Magazine.
Port Orchard is a fun place! Being a waterfront community there are many amenities such as numerous marinas, unique shopping, museums, entertainment, galleries and fun/fine dining. Just a ferry ride from Bremerton and Seattle the City of Port Orchard is a fun weekend getaway for visitors which help bolster the local economy.
Between the waterfront and downtown area you will find Port Orchard fun activities all year round. From the legendary Fathoms O’ Fun Festival in June and July which features a waterfront carnival, a parade down Bay Street and an amazing fireworks display, to Tall Ships visits, Cedar Cove Days, Farmers Market on the Waterfront and the annual Festival of Chimes & Lights, Port Orchard is a fun place to live!
The City of Port Orchard which is located on Sinclair Inlet in the West Sound area of Puget Sound was originally named the Town of Sidney and incorporated in 1890.
Port Orchard is rich with a historic downtown and is the County seat for Kitsap County.
The City of Port Orchard and the area surrounding the incorporated area also known as Port Orchard are serviced by the South Kitsap School District. The South Kitsap School District has adopted the Vision Statement: Nurturing growth, Inspiring achievement, Building community.
Port Orchard is a visionary community of the ever changing and diversifying West Sound area. Economic growth, lifestyle experience and community pride is alive and well in Port Orchard.
Whether you come to play or plan on staying you will not be disappointed with the opportunities available to you.4