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2015 Events Calendar Takes Shape

2015 Events Calendar Takes Shape
Mark your calendar for a year’s worth of fun

Gig Harbor, WA – February 20th, 2015 – Gig Harbor, the historic maritime village at the west side of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, is announcing a compelling line up of events for 2015. The full schedule includes year round happenings, festivals, activities, and more.

“You never need to wonder if there is something going on in Gig Harbor,” said Karen Scott, Tourism and Communications Director, City of Gig Harbor. “There’s always something fun to do here.”

From now through March 15, the waterfront Harbor History Museum is presenting “Outside The Lines: A History of Gig Harbor Through the Editorial Cartoons of Don Snowden, 1978 – Present.”

Other highlighted events include the Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup (April 11 and 12), Gig Harbor Garden Tour (June 27 and 28), Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival (July 18 and 19), Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival (July 25), and Donkey Creek Chum Festival (Sept. 19) – an activity-filled, community celebration of the return of salmon to local waters.

The complete 2015 event list is as follows:
March 21st - Music at the BoatShop presents ‘The Jack Dwyer and Sam Weiss Duo’

March 28th - Easter Egg Hunt at Uptown
April 11th & 12th - Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup

April 25th - Parks Appreciation Day

May 9th - Gig Harbor Beer Festival

May 23rd - Gig Harbor Street Scramble

June through September – Waterfront Farmers Market (Thursdays)

June 5th through September 7th – “Get Around Gig Harbor” Trolley on route

June 6th & 7th - Maritime Gig Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

June 16th through Aug 18th - Summer Sounds at Skansie Outdoor Concerts (Tuesdays)

June 27th & 28th - Gig Harbor Garden Tour

July 5th – Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels

July 9th through August 20th – Uptown Summer Concerts (Thursdays)

July 10th through August 8th - CinemaGig Outdoor Movies (every other weekend)

July 10th & 11th - Blue Willow Lavender Fest

July 18th - Chalk the Harbor

July 18th & 19th - Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival

July 25th - Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival

August 1st - Cruise the Narrows Classic Car Show
August 4th – National Night Out

August 15th - Olalla Bluegrass Festival

September 5th - Over the Narrows ½ Marathon Run

September 12th - Harbor Hounds Walk the Town

September 18th through 20th - Open Studio Tour

September 19th - Donkey Creek Chum Festival

September 27th - Race for a Soldier ½ Marathon Run

October 3rd - Scarecrow Festival

October 3rd – Key Peninsula Farm Tour
October 15th through 18th - Gig Harbor Film Festival

October 31st- Trick or Treat in the Harbor, Trick or Treat at Uptown

November 12th – Downtown Waterfront Alliance presents ‘Girls Night Out’

November 26th - Turkey Trot 5K & 10K

November 28th & 29th - Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair

December 5th - Gig Harbor Annual Tree Lighting

December 5th & 6th - Tidefest Art Fair

December 10th through 13th - Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor

December 12th - Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade

December 12th – Altrusa’s Holiday Tour of Homes

Additional events are added to our website calendar daily.


Known as the most picturesque harbor in the Northwest, Gig Harbor is an easily accessible, relaxing destination with lots to offer. In addition to the many festivals and events, Gig Harbor offers shopping along the waterfront as well as uptown, fine and casual dining, and overnight stays in small to mid-size inns and bed and breakfasts. Yachting is big here with private marinas and a public boat dock. Kayak, paddleboard and boat rentals are available as are harbor tours. Its fishing village heritage is showcased at the Harbor History Museum and beyond. Several top golf courses including Chambers Bay and Gold Mountain are a short drive away, while parks, trails and charming neighborhoods invite walking and cycling. For additional visitor and destination information on Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City, please access www.gigharborguide.com.