Winter Rendezvous 2017….a ton of fun in February…in downtown Poulsbo!
This, being the fourth year, will be the greatest fun yet for this outrageous party in Historic Downtown Poulsbo (hence our tagline…May the Fourth Be With You!) In a time of Imperial entaglements and civil unrest, a weekend visit to Poulsbo will lighten the mood, refresh your spirits (literally) and give you many fun memories for eons to come. On this particular weekend, Poulsbo a Nordic village on the fictional Tattooine planet. Unlike the rest of the drought stricken extraterrestrial, Poulsbo is rather moist, cool in nature, and is destination to many oddly placed characters of all planetary types. If you are hoping for something sensical, change your mind! Rebel forces battling with Vikings, an Empire force to keep the calm, indoor Blue Angels aerial presentations, the First Annual Dogfish Toss, rowdy Vikings celebrating their Valentines sweethearts around a hearty bnfire… to planetary beverages that can make entire spaceships disappear, this years event is guaranteed to please!
Current schedule (may be revised)
4:30-6:00pm Opening Boaters Party –VIP TICKET ONLY
Registered VIP guests present their wristband, and enjoy complimentary beer, wine and music. Party is hosted by Georgetown Brewing, held at The Brass Kracken. Start the weekend off right with Chip Hanauer sighting, and enjoy delicious libations while getting all of the necessary information for the weekend.
7-9pm Whiskey Tasting at Tizleys Europub
This is not a ticketed event, and is not included in the VIP Ticket. Tizleys will feature select top tier Earth whiskey producers and live music by Les Polished Trio. Open to the public, $25/person whisky ticket, no cover for music .
Live music and late night shopping
Many shops will be staying open late, and they will be listed on our Historic Downtown Poulsbo facebook page. Find info on live music in multiple venues throughout downtown, as well.
Friday music scene: **DJ master mixer “Gary the Human” at 110 Lounge 9pm, no cover
** Whiskey Nite in P’Bo at Tizleys Europub, with Les Polished Trio $25/whiskey tkt, no cover for music
**Brass Kraken, Slippey Pig – TBA
11:00 Opening Ceremony, Tattooine Cantina (Sons of Norway Marine Room)
Poulsbo All-Stars Drumline will perform, kicking off the day’s activities. Greeting from famed Hydro driver Chip Hanauer, Mayor of Poulsbo Becky Erickson and our Norwegian speaking County Commissioner Rob Gelder, escorted by our Poulsbo Vikings, and a few extra-terrestrials.
Winter Rendezvous -Tattooine Cantina
11am-4pm –TICKETS/INFO AVAILABLE at VisitKitsap.com ( included in VIP ticket)
To be held inside the Sons of Norway Hall, this event will be hosted by Menage a Trois Vodkas and Wines. In classic Star Wars Cantina style, this outpost on the outer Rim trade route is a great place to re-group and get out of the weather (or escape the barrage of the ongoing war with the Empire forces) Show your galactically sought after skills of the Tatooine Sexathalon, featuring traditional planetary regulars: our First Annual Dogfish Toss, flushleboard, giant jenga, Sarlaccs snack, strong ale mug lift, and Feel the Force. Valholl Brewing, Bushel & Barrel Ciders, and Menage a Trois will be serving refreshments. Rebel Legion and Imperial Force fighters may be spotted, perfect photo opp for the day! Winners of the games will receive prizes collected from within the trade route, and awards for Gloggfest Competition, Poker Run and the Trade Rim Scavenger Hunt will be on stage starting at 3pm. Cantina closes at 4pm.
An entry fee of 3.50 Galactic credits (6 and under are free), and credits for beverage purchase can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2728717 .
Credits will also be available for purchase at the door.
Your Entry pack ( in advance, at a discount), includes entry and 3 galactic credits, for only $10 US. Extra Galactic credits are available for prepurchase or at the cantina door during the event. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase with your credits. “Entry Only” can also be purchased, for those who do not wish to step up to the cantina service bar, or children over the age of 6 (under 6 years old are free). A live DJ will be keeping the atmosphere lively, and the games (free to play after entry) will have prizes for winners. All proceeds benefit the 180 Foundation, and Parkinsons Foundation.
For updated detail information on sub events– check our our Winter Rendezvous facebook page at www.visitkitsap.com/winter-rendezvous4
Outer Rim Trade Route activites: maps and rules available at the entrance to Tattooine Cantina, or at certain retail locations. Visit Winter Rendezvous’s official facebook, or Historic Downtown Poulsbo facebook for details.
12-2pm Outer Rim (Poulsbo) Poker Run
Featuring seven of our downtown retail shops, this event is free to play and open to anyone. An events flyer will be distributed that identify where cards can be obtained, sponsor information, what prizes will be available, and what hands will win. Played 7 card stud…BEST and WORST natural hand wins. Ties draw straws.
1-3pm Annual Gloggfest Competition
Featuring up to 6 downtown restaurants, each house will make their own version of the Nordic libation known as Glogg. The shops give “tastes” at no charge. Watch for other wine specials or tasting opportunities. The event info sheet will have a page with a map/listing of participating houses, and a tear-off voting sheet in the back. Winners announced at the awards ceremony. Downtown shops donated baskets to winners of a blind draw of the partakers.
12-2pm Hutt Scavenger Hunt
Visit participating retailers on the Trade route, in search of Tattooine’s most sought after valuables. Find the entire treasure, and win prizes.
5-7pm 2017 VALISBLOT Bonfire
Exectedly off kilter, our Vikings have their sweethearts celebration bonfire on the waterfront. Gathering, feasting, embibing and sweets, all around the raucous bonfire with the Poulsbo Vikings. Hosted by Tacoma Log.
5-8 Poulsbo Trade route Artwalk
This artwalk is highly attended, and will be extra special with featured artists and exhibitions. The artwalk is free.
7 – 11pm Winter Rendezvous Awards and Dinner -VIP TICKET ONLY
As part of the Boaters VIP ticket, this will be held at Tattooine Cantina ( Sons of Norway lodge) Party ticket will include beer and wine, a Paella feast and rockin’ music. If space is available, tickets for this awards dinner (only) may be available through the event organizers. Contact email@example.com THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC…tickets must be pre-purchased at Brown Paper Tickets – Winter Rendezvous IV, or follow the link http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2709030
Local Transportation and Hotel Packages
Taxi & Tours will be readily available for easy access to the two local hotels, for those unable to secure moorage. Poulsbo Inn and Guesthouse Inn and Suites will be providing discounted room packages, and will have them available through their websites.
Downtown Historical Tours
Historical Society will offer 2 or 3 Saturday morning tours for those visitors who may be interested. This is also “ala carte” and tickets will be available through Poulsbo Historical Society. The tour takes them through the ages as they learn about the settlers of Poulsbo, and the different businesses that occupied the buildings. Tours average 30 minutes. For more information, visit www.poulsbohistory.com, or call the Society at 360.440.7354.
Staurday: DJ master mixer “Gary the Human” at 110 Lounge 9pm, no cover
Brass Kraken, Slippery Pig - TB
Sons of Norway will be hosting a special Pancake Breakfast. Starting at 9:00 am on Sunday. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, coffee and OJ…$10 adults/$7 children under 10 yrs of age. A great way to wind up this crazy weekend, or kick off the Valentine’s week with your sweetie! For more information, visit www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com
VIP TICKET(FOR BOATERS): Available through Brown Paper Tickets, this ticket includes VIP parties plus Galactic credits for the Tattooine Cantina. The ticket is $90.00 per person, and includes up to 2 nights FREE moorage! For more information, see www.nwyachting.com and for tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2709030
Whiskey tasting at Tizleys Europub: Featuring craft whiskeys. Follow Tizleys facebook page for details.
Tattooine Cantina (Sons of Norway Lodge): VIP ticketholders -entry is included
The event is hosted by Menage a Trois Vodkas, and houses the games and goings at the Tattooine Sexathalon. Refreshments also provided by Valholl Brewing and Bushel & Barrel Ciders, souvenier crafts from Blue Heron Jewelers, and other craft vendors from the Outer Rim (Poulsbo), all purchased with Galactic Credits…our Cantina’s currency. Entry is one galactic credit ($3.50 value), but free for kids 6 and under.
Get your Entry pack in advance at a sweet discount, which includes entry and 3 galactic credits, for only $10. Extra Galactic credits are available at the cantina during the event. For early purchase discount, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com
Galactic entry and credits will be available for purchase on site at the door, and can be purchased in any quantity. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase with your credits. “Entry Only” can also be purchased, for those who do not wish to step up to the cantina service bar, or children over the age of 6. A live DJ will be keeping the atmosphere lively, and the games (free to play after entry) will have prizes for winners. All proceeds benefit the 180 Foundation, and Parkinsons Foundation.
For information and ticket link – check our our Winter Rendezvous page at
LODGING PACKAGES: Poulsbo Inn AND Guesthouse Inn & Suites by Red Lion - offering one night, double occupancy, 2 entry packs to the Tattooine Cantina, a welcome packet from the downtown, and a gift certificate to Tizley’s Europub ($151 package value) for $120/night. For links to our local hotel for package information : http://www.visitkitsap.com/winter-rendezvous4
(packages also available in Silverdale and Suquamish hotels via www.visitkitsap.com)