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Autumn is Just Around the Corner

Gig Harbor, WA. September 2nd – Time to plan for fall fun in Gig Harbor, a fantastic time of year to visit Washington’s Maritime City. Information on these events as well as tempting hotel deals and fabulous dining can be found by visiting Gig Harbor’s community and visitor website

September 3rd through September 24th - Gig Harbor Waterfront Farmers Market. A community-based, open-air market that operates each Thursday from 3-7 pm at Skansie Brothers Park in conjunction with the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance’s Thursday Night Out events.

September 5th - Sixth Annual Galloping Gertie (formerly Over the Narrows Run) Half Marathon and 5K. A day of fitness and fun for running enthusiasts and the entire family

September 12th - Harbor Hounds Walk the Town – bring your pooch and enjoy the 14th annual dog walk in the harbor from 10am-3pm. Registration required.

September 17th - Concert with The Fab 3 at the Harbor History Museum 7:00pm to 8:30pm. For ticket info visit

September 19th - 9th Donkey Creek Chum Festival from 10am-4pm. The free, annual event at the Harbor History Museum celebrates the salmon, our fishing heritage, and the environment

September 19th through 21st - Open Studio Tour 10am-5pm. Since 1993 artists open their private studios to the public.

September 19th through October 10th – Paradise Theatre opens “Into the Woods” Book by James Lapine, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Visit for show dates and times

September 26th - Glass Pumpkin Patch, Uptown Gig Harbor, 9am-4pm featuring 2000 hand blown glass pumpkins crafted by local artisans 

September 26th – 2nd Annual Cider Swig, Greater Peninsula Cider Festival. Enjoy an afternoon of cider sampling, live music, select local foods, cider demonstrations and more.

September 26th – History Rocks Dinner Auction benefitting the Harbor History Museum from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at the Tacoma Narrows Aviation Hangar. For ticket information visit 

September 27th - Race for a Soldier Half Marathon – support this amazing event that helps soldiers give themselves “Permission To Start Dreaming”. 8am start time.

October 3rd Third Annual Scarecrow Festival, Sehmel Homestead Park 10a.m.-4pm. Admission to the festival is FREE; some activities include a small fee and suggested $2/child donation for kidz zone. $5/child for pony ride 

October 3rd Key Peninsula Farm Tour, enjoy live music, animals and farm fun through-out the peninsula all day

October 15th through 18th - Gig Harbor Film Festival; Independent, Foreign, Documentary, Full Feature, Shorts and Children’s Films and a whole lot more.

October 29th Master Champion Giant Pumpkin Carver Russ Leno will be carving the annual Giant Pumpkin all day at Uptown Gig Harbor

October 31st Trick or Treat Gig Harbor style, both in Uptown and in historic downtown Gig Harbor

November 12th - Girls Night Out is back in downtown Gig Harbor. Shop from, eat and play from noon – 9pm

November 26th - Turkey Trot, Gig Harbor Style! 5K and 10K. 8am start time    

Stay – Meet- Play – Celebrate! Learn more about these and other Gig Harbor events and activities at


Contact: Karen Scott, City of Gig Harbor, Tourism & Communications Director

(253) 853-3554