Arts & Entertainment

Whether you’re looking to be entertained or enlightened, Gig Harbor Now covers fun and informational events taking place in the community.

Harbor Happenings: It’s time to get outside again

Apr 26, 2023 | By:

With warm, sunny weather in the forecast (at last!) outdoor activities are ramping up. PenMet Parks hosts a Beach Bonfire Bonanza for teens ages 12-18 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at Sunrise Beach Park. The event includes games and sports before socializing and roasting marshmallows by the fire pit. Sunrise Beach

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Nature, but nearby, at Adam Tallman Nature Park

Apr 21, 2023 | By:

Today’s adventure explores Gig Harbor’s Adam Tallman Nature Park, a mostly paved half-mile path that weaves you through wild wetlands and boasts a surprise duck pond obscured from the street. 

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Harbor Happenings: Earth Day, Emergency Preparedness Fair and more

Apr 18, 2023 | By:

Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day, which also means Parks Appreciation Day. The city of Gig Harbor and PenMet Parks are coordinating clean-up activities at Wilkinson Farm Park, Soundview Forest Park, Grandview Forest Park and Tubby’s Trail. No reservations are required. Just show up between 9 a.m. and noon and lend a hand pulling weeds,

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Harbor Happenings: Spring Break week edition

Apr 11, 2023 | By:

It’s a quiet spring break week in the harbor, but things are still happening if you know where to look. A chess club for kids ages 5 to 12 meets at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Dr. Wednesday nights are for Bingo at Ocean5, starting at 5:30 p.m. It’s

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‘The Old Church’ on Crescent Valley Drive for sale

Apr 10, 2023 | By:

The little roadside church on Crescent Valley Drive is a familiar landmark whose history dates back more than 100 years. Now it’s for sale, ready for its next chapter. Built in 1908, the church has seen two congregations come and go. During the latter portion of its life, three different owners used it as an

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KGHP-FM deejay Dale broadcasts 1,000th show

Apr 05, 2023 | By:

Denny Dale, aka DJ the Deejay, has sat behind the mic for his “Rock and Roll Connections” program every Monday evening for more than 20 years.

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Harbor Happenings: Easter Egg hunts

Apr 04, 2023 | By:

If it’s Easter, there must be egg hunts. And more egg hunts. Take your pick from these egg hunts on Saturday, April 8: Uptown Gig Harbor’s egg hunt takes place in the shopping center courtyard from 10 to 11 a.m. An egg hunt at Olalla Elementary School, hosted by the South Kitsap Fire & Rescue

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Spring Market planned for mid-May near Civic Center

Mar 28, 2023 | By:

A festival planned for mid-May aims to bring tourists into town before the usual tourist season, get some mileage out of the under-utilized Civic Center Green and provide a boost for the suddenly homeless Local Makers Gig Harbor group. It’s set for the day before Mother’s Day, so the Local Makers Spring Market & Festival

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Harbor Happenings: Boat stories and more

Mar 28, 2023 | By:

If you have young’uns who like to listen to stories read aloud from actual books, head to the BoatShop Thursday morning, March 30, to hear volunteer Cindy Hackett read four books about boats. She’ll read “Busy Boats” by Tony Mitton, “Davy’s Dream” by Paul Owen Lewis, “Little Pig Saves the Ship” by David Hyde Costello

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Gig Harbor’s Wurlitzer Manor hits all the right notes

Mar 22, 2023 | By:

From the street, there’s no clue of what lies behind the wall of evergreens. Even from the water, the only unusual thing visible is the multi-level deck that spans the building. But pass through the gate, enter the home’s spacious foyer and step down into the living room and you suddenly understand that — as

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