3rd of July Fireworks Event
Poulsbo's 3rd of July Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 3rd in Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park & Anderson Parkway. For more information and a schedule of events go to, http://www.vikingfest.org/#/3rd-of-july/.
For a map of the road closures and shuttle information, click here.
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
Fireworks and the Warm Dry Weather
Fireworks are permitted in Poulsbo from:
June 28 - Noon to 11:00 pm
June 29 to July 5 - 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
July 5 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
With that said, this might be a great year to limit the fireworks at your personal residence and instead choose the public displays that will be available on July 3 in Poulsbo or many others on July 4th.
If you choose to discharge fireworks, make sure you have a good plan. Have fire extinguishers, buckets of water, and/or garden hoses available.
Most importantly, be considerate of your neighbors. We have returning military personnel in our communities, dogs and cats, and others that may not really appreciate some of those fireworks. So talk to your neighbors. Share your plans with them so they can be prepared as well.
For more information on fireworks safety, click here.
Invitation to Bid Official Newspaper
The City of Poulsbo is requesting bids to provide the service of the Official Newspaper of the
City of Poulsbo. The term of the agreement will be for one year; August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016. This bid includes all types of publishing that the City may wish to publish during the term of this agreement. For more information click here.
Construction Notice - 6th and 9th Avenue Pump Station
Construction will begin on May 18th on the 6th and 9th Ave Pump Station Upgrades. For details on affected areas and duration of construction, click here.
On-Line Utility Billing Information and Payment Options is Now Available!
The City is excited about providing our utility billing customers more payment options and better accessibility to their billing information. For more information, click here.
Velkommen til Poulsbo...Welcome!
Poulsbo's leaders are progressive and forward looking, and are conscientiously working to balance the needs of a growing 21st century city while maintaining the Scandinavian heritage that has earned Poulsbo the nickname "Little Norway".
Poulsbo, Washington, with a population of 9,775, is located in the northern part of Kitsap County and is 4.5 square miles in area. Liberty Bay, originally called Dog Fish Bay, and the majestic, snow-peaked Olympic Mountains to the west induced the Scandinavians to settle in Poulsbo because the area was so similar to the fjords of Norway.
Prior to Euro-American settlement, Poulsbo was in the heartland of the Suquamish People, who have lived in Puget Sound for thousands of years. Suquamish ancestors occupied villages and camps on the Liberty Bay shoreline over the past 5,000 years, hunted throughout the Poulsbo forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams, and collected shellfish along the marine shoreline.
With the Scandinavians’ arrivals, Poulsbo was founded by Jorgen Eliason, from Fordefjord, Norway, when the primary method of travel was water. Supplies were brought the eighteen-mile trip from Seattle by rowboat and later by steamboat. Over a sixty-year period, the "mosquito fleet", comprised of more than a dozen steamboats, served Poulsbo and other locations along Liberty Bay and Puget Sound carrying passengers and freight to and from Poulsbo and delivering farmers' produce to Pike Place Market in Seattle.
Today Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts and shopping areas at Poulsbo Village, along Viking Avenue, and in College Market Place, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
For more information on Norwegian culture and heritage please visit: www.thornews.com