Gig Harbor Area Arts & Entertainment
In scenic downtown Gig Harbor is Birdnest Gallery & Framing. Featuring large collections of Northwest art by over 120 local and Northwest Artists. Take a look here.
Festivals and Events
Gig Harbor and the Peninsula have great events all year long. Gig Habor knows how to have fun and throughout the year, the city hosts events to make you smile. The harbor has a rich history and variety of events and festivals that reflect the pride in this maritime village. The monthly Art Walk shares the talents of local artists, and the weekly summertime farmers market shares the bounty of the Peninsula.
On Going Events
Gig Harbor Artwalk
First Saturday of each month, 1-5pm Downtown Gig Harbor Waterfront
Art enthusiasts from far and wide come to downtown Gig Harbor on the first Saturday of every month. Take a stroll around our picturesque harbor as all of the galleries open their doors for this cultural event. All galleries in the harbor will be open.
Gig Harbor History Walk
A self guided tour in around downtown Gig Harbor. You can pick up a History Walk Guide at multiple locations through out the communtity. All along the History Walk are heritage makers placed by the City of Gig Harbor showing the points of interest that share facts and local tradition. For further historical exploration one can find heritage markers in the Key Peninsula, Rosedale area and Fox Island.
Gig Harbor has three terrific local theaters for year-round entertainment.
6615 38th Ave NW
9911 Burnham Drive NW
Gig Harbor Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8:30am-2:00pm
Farm-fresh local produce, plants, flowers, crafts and more. Free pancake breakfast the first Saturday of the month. Home of the Gig Harbor Chowder Cook-off. For more information call 253.884.9672 or visit www.gigharborfarmersmarket.com.
Summer Sounds at Skansie
Tuesday at 6:30pm at Skansie Brothers Park, downtown Gig Harbor.
Bring a chair or blanket and settle down and enjoy a concert in the park.
CinemaGig Outdoors Date Night
Selected Fridays July 6 through Aug 17 at Donkey Creek Park
Selected Saturdays July 7 through Aug 18 as Skansie Brothers Park
Watch the “stars” under the stars. Free date night and kids night at Skansie Brothers Park and Donkey Creek Park includes four “date” movies and four “family” movies. All movies begin at dusk.
Calendar of Events
Gig Harbor Juried Arts Exhibition
May 5th-29th, 8am-5pm Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St.
Local and National works of Art are displayed. For more information call 253.851.8626 or visit www.peninsulaartleague.com
May through October throughout the harbor
Salmon sculptures created by local artists will be displayed at various locations throughout the harbor. Learn more at www.gigharborguide.com
Gig Harbor Street Scramble
May 26th 10am, with the start at Skansie Brothers Park
Join the treasure hunt as part of Gig Harbor’s year long Healthy Harbor program. Free! Learn more at www.gigharborguide.com
Maritime Gig Festival
June 2nd, downtown Gig Harbor
Enjoy this annual festival sponsored by the Gig Harbor Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce. This annual event includes a Fun Run, a parade, food, children’s activities, music and more. Call 253.851.6865 or visit www.maritimegig.com.
Blessing of the Fleet
June 3rd 11am-5pm Jerisich Dock downtown Gig Harbor
Share in a time honored tradition of the blessing of the fishing fleet. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Includes Taste of Gig Harbor, the Antique Yacht Exhibition and more. For more information call 253.857.4842 or visit www.antiqueandclassicyachtfestival.com.
Gig Harbor Garden Tour
Tour local gardens and enjoy a nursery tour. This benefits the Tacoma Community College Literacy Program. For ticket information call 253.851.3776 or visit www.gigharborgardentour.org.
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