The Bremerton Bridge Blast started in 2017 with the support of former Mayor Patty Lent and the City of Bremerton. Patty shared our sentiments as wanting this to be the beginning of a legacy for Bremerton. Current Mayor Greg Wheeler has continued that support with dedicated effort from the city, including Public Works Director Chal Martin, Fire Department Captain Mike Six, Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Elevado; Jim McDonough and Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Poulsbo, Central Kitsap and South Kitsap fire departments, and Sunny Saunders of Sunny Jack Events, our coordinator and manager of the boardwalk event.
We also thank John Hanson, president of the Bremerton Historic Ship Association and USS Turner Joy, who has opened the USS Turner Joy for the VIP Experience. This year’s event is entirely funded by sponsors and donations. We hope you will build new memories at this year’s Bremerton Bridge Blast!
John Miller, owner of Boomtown Productions
John’s passion for fireworks began at 9 years old when his father took him to a 4th of July celebration in his hometown in Indiana. Captivated by the lights and explosions, John instantly became fascinated with fireworks. He soon began to discover mortars and cakes and by the time he was 18, he was spending hours fusing fireworks together to put on backyard shows for his family and friends.
John went on to serve 8 years in the Navy, which eventually brought him to Kitsap County. Since then, he has produced events ranging from Civil War Reenactments to the Silverdale Thunder Hydroplane Races. He put on the Old Mill Days Festival in Port Gamble, and in 2012 began co-managing the Kitsap County Fair & Rodeo.
With an endless desire to entertain the masses, John seeks to give people the same experience he had as a boy in Indiana: the magic and wonder of seeing something spectacular.