Arts & Entertainment

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

Maritime Gig Festival coming this weekend

May 30, 2023 | By:

The Maritime Gig Festival unofficially kicks off the summer season in Gig Harbor June 3 and 4. Crowds of 6,000 to 8,000 participants and spectators are expected along the waterfront for the two-day festival. The highlight of the festival is the Maritime Gig Grande Parade, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3. Sunday, June

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Antique plane museum takes flight at Narrows Airport

May 25, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum features 14 antique civilian aircraft and doubles as a unique event venue.

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Harbor Happenings: Memorial Day observance at Haven of Rest

May 24, 2023 | By:

Haven of Rest cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day observance starting at noon Monday, May 29. The ceremony includes speeches, a presentation of colors by the Peninsula High ROTC honor guard, live music and a car show courtesy of the Gig Harbor Cruisers. Free “all-American” hot dogs are available following the ceremony. More than

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Harbor Happenings: Gig Harbor Beer Festival on tap

May 16, 2023 | By:

The 12th annual Gig Harbor Beer Festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Uptown pavilion. Tickets cost $32 and were still available as of noon Tuesday, May 16. Each ticket comes with a 5-ounce taster cup and 10 tokens, redeemable with the participating Northwest breweries, distilleries and cideries. Buy

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Harbor Happenings: First Spring Market is Saturday at Civic Center

May 10, 2023 | By:

More than 50 vendors will set up shop on the civic center green for the first Local Makers Spring Market on Saturday, May 13. It’s no coincidence that the event is scheduled for the day before Mother’s Day. Vendors from the Gig Harbor Local Makers group will sell handmade jewelry, soaps and lotions, candles, cookies

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Two in Tow & On the Go: A family-friendly day at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium

May 05, 2023 | By:

Remember that time I told you I wasn’t particularly sporty? Well, I can now say the tides – they are a turnin’ because I’ve been to what (I think) is my very first professional baseball game! Here’s why seeing the Rainiers at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium could be your family’s next favorite thing to do.

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Gig Harbor YMCA pool closed from May 8 through June 26

May 04, 2023 | By:

 The closure of the aquatics center at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA in Gig Harbor will no doubt stifle early-summer fun for some families. But when it reopens near the end of June, it’ll be like a breath of fresh air. Literally. In addition to a new roof over the pool area, the aquatics center

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Summer Sounds concerts and farmer’s market opening day announced

May 03, 2023 | By:

Summer approaches, and with it the return of two weekly staples that pack crowds into Skansie Brothers Park: The Summer Sounds concerts and the Waterfront Farmers Market. The Summer Sounds concerts are on Tuesday evenings, starting July 11. The farmers market is on Thursday afternoons, starting June 1. Farmers Market The market, sponsored by the

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Harbor Happenings: Arts Walk returns to downtown Gig Harbor

May 02, 2023 | By:

The capital “A” Arts take center stage this week, as downtown galleries host an Art Walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Ebb Tide Gallery, Gallery Row and Waters Edge Gallery will have live art-making demonstrations from 1-3 p.m. Woodstock Gallery will be open with original paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, wood,

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Peninsula High film students’ work showcased at the Uptown Galaxy

May 01, 2023 | By:

It’s a sunny day on a country road, as an old man riding a blue scooter greets the mail carrier and invites him to dinner. Three teens appear walking down the road, and the plot twists wretchedly. Just wait ‘til the postman takes a bite of Edith’s pot roast. “The Scoot-Scoot Man,” a horror short

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