Annual Events & Festivals
Gig Harbor is home to many annual events, festivals and activities to entertain you year round.
Through out the year, Gig Harbor is the place for festivals and events. Everything from concerts in the park to trick or treat for the kids, from quilt events to guided beachwalks, there is something for everyone in Gig Harbor.
Take a look at our ever changing calendar of events for othe most complete and up-to-date event details. Below is a list of some of our highlighted annual events.
Thursday Night Out happens the 2nd Thursday of each month and features the involvement of over 40 downtown waterfront businesses that showcase special offers, activities, demonstrations, refreshments and fun. Live music and entertainment is being planned at various locations throughout the waterfront.
Gig Harbor Art Walk 2nd Thursday of every month in historic downtown Gig Harbor 5-8 pm.
You Knock my Socks Off Run always take place around Valentine's Day. Run solo or in a team of 2!
April - September
Gig Harbor Farmers Market- Saturdays, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Uptown Gig Harbor as well as downtown Gig Harbor each Wednesday afternoon. Visit www.gigharborfarmersmarket.com for further information.
Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup late April www.gigharborpaddlerscup.com
Gig Harbor Beer Fest www.gigharborbeerfestival.com
Gig Harbor Street Scramble -- find hidden treasures and explore town www.streetscramble.com
Maritime Gig Weekend- the first full weekend in June. Visit www.maritimegig.com for a full list of family fun!
Gig Harbor Garden Tour. Tour local gardens and enjoy a nursey tour. Ticket information and more information can be found by calling 253-857-4VIC or at www.gigharborgardentour.com.
June - August
Summer Sounds at Skansie- outdoor music at the park. Skansie Brothers Park. Each Tuesday at Skansie Brothers Park. 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Call 253-857-4VIC for more information
Outdoor Cinema Gig- View a feature film on the big screen. Donkey Creek Park and Skansie Brothers Park. Various weekends. Call 253-857-4VIC for more information.
Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival- An event not be missed! www.peninsulaartleague.com
Chalk the Harbor all along Gig Harbor’s downtown waterfront. Decorate the city sidewalks with chalk art. Call 253-514-0071 for more information. www.gigharborwaterfront.org
Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival www.harborwineandfoodfest.com
Cruise the Narrows Classic Car Show- Uptown Gig Harbor Visit www.gigharborcruisers.org for further information
Olalla Bluegrass Festival- A family festival will entertain from start to end www.olallacommunityclub.org/bluegrass/
Annual Beyond the Borders Arts and Music Festival located on Key Peninsula at the Key Peninsula Improvement Club. Call 253-884-4807 for more information.
Open Studio Tour- Visit artists at work in their own studios www.gigharboropenstudiotour.org
Harbor Hounds Walk the Town- Bring your 4 legged friend and catch all the action in downtown Gig Harbor www.harborhounds.com/
Donkey Creek Chum Fest held at Donkey Creek Park 253-853-7609
Gig Harbor Quilt Festival- Quilters and quilt lovers will enjoy the quilt walk, show and classes www.gigharborquiltfestival.org
Gig Harbor Film Festival - where the Harbor meets Hollywood! www.gigharborfilmfestival.org
Winterfest Arts & Crafts Fair at Peninsula High School always Thanksgiving weekend www.peninsula.wednet.edu
Gig Harbor Tree Lighting. Always the first Saturday in December- a fun family event. Skansie Brothers Park.
Tidefest Art Fest at Gig Harbor High School the first weekend in December www.tidefest.com
Gig Harbor Annual Lighted Boat Parade a good seat anywhere along the harbor www.gigharboryc.com
Hark the Harbor A community sing along at Skansie Brothers Park www.ghhwa.org
Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor- shop in the harbor, a festive setting www.ghhwa.org