Several times each year, residents of Port Orchard enjoy enormously popular community festivals in their hometown. The Fathoms O? Fun Festival, for example, is one of the oldest event traditions in all of Washington. The multi-day festival incorporates a parade, carnival, live music, golf tournament and more. Having become Port Orchard?s summer celebration back in 1968, Fathoms O? Fun has been going strong ever since. Other annual events include the Seagull Calling Festival, The Cruz Custom Car Show and the Festival of Lights and Chimes.
Another amenity adding to Port Orchard?s family atmosphere is the selection of public parks. The neighborhood sites within Port Orchard contain open space, sports facilities and children?s play areas. Nearby, Manchester State Park offers 3,400 feet of gorgeous Puget Sound shoreline as well as camping facilities. Walking trails, swimming areas, picnic sites and boat launches can be found throughout South Kitsap County.
Further exploration of the area?s natural landscape is possible at several natural resource areas. Anderson Landing Preserve, Central Kitsap Greenways, Guillemot Cove Preserve, Hansville Greenway and Wicks Lake Preserve offer scenic shorelines, trails and stunning undeveloped acreage ? they are ideal recreation destinations for the curious outdoor explorer.
Port Orchard and its neighbor, Seattle, have long been plagued with a reputation for excessively rainy weather. In reality, both cities enjoy a seasonal climate pattern with mild, pleasant summers and rainy winter months. Port Orchard?s average annual precipitation is about 55 inches, with November and December being the wettest months of the year. June, July and August are relatively dry and temperatures warm up to the mid-70s.
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