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Gig Harbor, WA –Those headed to the events at Skansie Park this Saturday will have an opportunity to purchase tickets to the Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival at a special discounted savings of $65. This is $10 off the current event price and a $25 savings from the $90 day of ticket price. This is a great opportunity to get down to the Gig Festival, celebrate Gig Harbor and pick up your tickets for the Wine and Food Festival. Look for the Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival Booth in Skansie Park on Saturday from 12:00 – 9:00 PM to purchase tickets. The booth will be located next to the Downtown Waterfront Alliance Booth.

The Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival returns for its fourth year at the site of the Harbor History Museum on Saturday, July 26th, 2014. This all inclusive event features tastings of Wine, Food, Spirits and Brew from around the Region with additional complimentary educational opportunities throughout the afternoon. The event will run from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM and will feature a live taping of the Seattle Kitchen Show with cooking demonstrations from the show’s Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau. In addition there will be a variety of classes to attend, ranging from beer education with yeast varieties, to the underrated Rose’(a hit summer wine) and tips to “know your whiskey.” This Wine and Food event is one of few in the area to offer as many local vendors, cooking demonstrations and classes for one set price.

The Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival is co-sponsored by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor and all proceeds will go to sponsor local community projects around Gig Harbor. The primary benefactor of this year’s event is the Cushman Connection Trail which is a project to tie the Cushman Trail into Downtown Gig Harbor by way of switchbacks behind the Gourmet Burger Shop on the corner of Harborview Drive and Burnham Drive. “The Cushman Connection Trail is a project that all Gig Harbor Residents can identify with. Cushman Trail is a fantastic trail system through Gig Harbor for walking, running and biking. To tie this into the downtown waterfront corridor is an incredible addition, and why we named this project as our primary benefactor of the event,.“ said Beth Glein with the Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival.

Current Ticket Prices are $75 until the event date and $90 on Festival Day. This event is anticipated to sell out as over half the tickets have already been purchased. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Downtown Waterfront Alliance office: 3311 Harborview Drive, Suite 101. For more information call 253.514.0071


The Mission of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is to bring together community and waterfront district stakeholders in order to encourage economic vitality and to preserve the historic character and quality of the area. Working with the National Main Street Center and the Washington State Main Street Program, the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is committed to implementing the Main Street Approach™ in our waterfront district. The Main Street Approach™ is a community driven program used to encourage historic preservation and economic development in traditional small downtowns. It is a common-sense way to address the variety of issues and problems that face traditional business districts. It advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts. For more information about the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance, visit their website at or contact Mary DesMarais – Executive Director, 253.514.0071

Guiding principles of Rotary

These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Contact: Jim Castino – Steering Committee Chair (540) 947-1386