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Downtown Waterfront "Thursday Night Out" Debuts April 10

Gig Harbor, Wa – The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is pleased to announce an exciting new event for the downtown waterfront. Thursday Night Out will begin its run on April 10th, and will continue on the second Thursday of each month. Hours for Thursday Night Out are from 5pm – 8pm. Over forty downtown waterfront businesses will be open featuring special offers, activities, demonstrations, refreshments and fun. Live music and entertainment is being planned at various locations throughout the waterfront. Participants will also be able to experience Gig Harbor’s monthly Artwalk and celebrate the arts in our community. A complimentary Thursday Night Out shuttle bus will be available to help people enjoy all of the participating businesses, and starting in June, the Pierce Transit “Get Around Gig Harbor” Trolley will operate on Thursday nights until 8:30.

“We see this as a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness of the shopping, art, restaurants and other amenities the waterfront has to offer,” Alliance Board President Gary Glein said. “We look forward to Thursday Night Out bringing Gig Harbor area residents downtown and for them to have an enjoyable experience with others.” The Alliance has had tremendous success in recent years with its November Girls Night Out event. “It took some time for Girls Night Out to catch on, but it did and look what it has become,” Josh Sherwin, Special Projects Coordinator for the Alliance said. “We think the ongoing Thursday Night Out event on the second Thursdays will catch on too. Main Street Organizations like the Alliance have successful monthly night out events like this all across the country.”

The Alliance encourages you to shop local, eat local, spend local and enjoy local! Local musicians or entertainers interested in performing during Thursday Night Out are encouraged to contact Josh at the Alliance office at For more information, follow Thursday Night Out Gig Harbor on Facebook, or contact the Alliance office at 253-514-0071.

The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing together community and waterfront district stakeholders, encouraging economic vitality and preserving our historic character. The office is located at 3311 Harborview Drive, Suite 101. For information about the Alliance contact Mary DesMarais, Executive Director, at (253) 514-0071.