Summer in Gig Harbor brings a variety of outdoor family fun. Enjoy movies and live music in Skansie Brother’s Park each week. The first full weekend in June is the annual Maritime Gig weekend complete with parade, car show and fun run as well as a carnival atmosphere for kids, and demonstrations from local artists, dancers and musicians. Summer is prime time for paddleboarding and kayaking as well as exploring the vast local trail systems by foot or bike. Beautiful golf courses are best enjoyed during summer, and save room for food and drink festivals and tasting events. Enjoy patio and waterfront dining and sample regional wine and beer. Visit the Skansie Brother’s Park website for more information.
Chalk the Harbor
Children, families and adults are invited to decorate the sidewalks of the downtown waterfront. The Alliance provides free chalk along with Certificates of Award in the following categories: Kids, Family, High School, College Students, Adult, Group and Best Maritime-Nautical art. We encourage participants to bring a chair or knee pads! A maritime theme is encouraged, though not required. Chalk the Harbor is a fun, FREE, family event. Harbor WildWatch will be at Skansie Brothers Park with their touch tanks and Face Painting will be available. Visit www.gigharborwaterfront.org for more information.
The Chapel on Echo Bay Concert
Happening in June is a new, free monthly concert series at the Chapel on Echo Bay for Members of the Fox Island Chapel Preservation Society. If you'd like, bring a dish to share at the 6:00 potluck before the 7:00 performance. Beer and wine will be available. If you are a current Member, we'll have your name at the door. If you, or your guests aren't current Members, you can become Members by paying the $25 annual membership fee at the door. Special note: Folks joining or renewing their memberships will receive a membership card valid through December 2017! We hope you will join us for these very special evenings! Visit www.gigharborguide.com for more information.
Mosquito Fleet Winery
Award winning family owned, small boutique winery where all the wines are hand crafted and barrel aged. Open for tastings Saturdays from 12-5pm.
21 NE Old Belfair Hwy
Belfair, WA 98528
Cruise the Narrows Classic Car Show
All years, makes and models car show. Dash plaques for the first 250 cars and trophies awarded in 30 categories. Music, entrant door prizes, raffle prizes and more. Along with the show, there are many great restaurants, shopping and things to see while in Uptown Gig Harbor. Always a good time! Visit www.gigharborcruisers.com for more information.
Gig Harbor Garden Tour
Tour through seven gardens on a self guided tour to get great gardening tips and enjoy the weather with three garden demos and guest speakers Dan Hinkley and Sue Goetz. For this June event, all proceeds go to local schools to promote literacy programs. Tickets are still available at www.gigharborgardentour.com.
Gig Harbor Gondola
Come celebrate life on the water! The Gig Harbor Gondola is one of the only authentic Venetian gondolas in the Pacific Northwest. Once on board just sit back, relax and let the stress melt away as you enjoy the scenic views of Mount Rainier and the harbor. Call John to schedule your next romantic adventure or celebration!
3117 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival
Every July, a multi-day event, the Waterfront Sip & Stroll will take patrons on a tour of the beautiful Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront for mingling, nibbling and sipping at a number of the great local businesses. Each Sip & Stroll stop will present a different selection of wine, craft beer, or spirits and delicious culinary bites, allowing patrons to acquaint themselves with the variety of establishments that the waterfront Harbor has to offer. Visit www.harborwineandfoodfest.com for more information.
Enjoy a day of fun in August with neighbors, family and your furry best friend! Every year, hundreds of people participate in Harbor Hounds with dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Visit www.harborhounds.com for for more information.
Maritime Gig Festival
Happening in June, the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce organizes the Maritime Gig Festival. This event is the business communities way of saying thank you for the communities continual support. The Maritime Gig Festival takes place every full weekend in June in the historic downtown waterfront. On Saturday you can enjoy the family fun run, grande parade, business booths, children's festival, live entertainment and music, and a yacht festival. On Sunday you can take in the beautiful view of the harbor and the amazing showcase of cars at the Wheel's on the Water car show. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and a car show awards ceremony. For more information visit. www.gigharborchamber.net/index.php/about-us/chamber-annual-events/maritime-gig-festival.
Olalla Bluegrass Festival
The August Olalla Bluegrass Festival is a non-profit event dedicated to entertaining and enriching the local community. Featuring local and national bluegrass, folk and jam bands, great food, handmade arts and crafts, old time craft demonstrations, a wide variety of activities for children and the legendary Berry Pie Contest. For more information visit www.olallacommunityclub.org.
Pierce County Transit Trolley
Get around Gig Harbor on the Pierce County Transit Trolley! Pay 50 cents a ride or $1 for the entire day. The Trolley provides transportation between the historic downtown Gig Harbor waterfront and Uptown Gig Harbor. Whether human or canine, customers can expect an exceptional level of service. Climb aboard the PT Trolley Route 101 and discover your new favorite places!
Summer Arts Festival
The festival is held in July on Judson Street, in downtown Gig Harbor. The whole street for all the arts and crafts booths, performance stage, over 10 food vendors and live art demonstrations! Visit www.gigharborchamber.net for more information.