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 | Honor the fallen at Haven of Rest

May 21, 2024 | By:

Haven of Rest cemetery hosts its annual Memorial Day ceremony at noon Monday, May 27. The event includes guest speakers, musical performances and a free hot dog lunch after the program. More than 2,200 veterans are buried at the cemetery. Haven of Rest is located at 8503 Highway 16, between the Wollochet and Burnham exits

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Gig Harbor Now and Then | These boots were made for walking … just not inside

May 20, 2024 | By: Greg Spadoni

Before addressing the answer to the question from our last column, it’s worth mentioning that if you haven’t seen Tonya Strickland’s 14 Names to Remember project, a tribute to the Peninsula’s WW2 dead, there’s plenty of time left to do so. It’s well worth seeing.       Unlike the granite monument in Kenneth Leo Marvin

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Harbor Happenings | Classic Boat Show, Beer Fest and more

May 14, 2024 | By:

The annual Classic Boat Show takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Tides Tavern dock. Dozens of boats will be on display including The Porpoise, a replica of the Wilkes Expedition survey gig that gave Gig Harbor its name. Vintage Chris Craft and other classic boats will also tie up at the dock for the

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Two in Tow & On the Go | A girl, a military base, and The 14 Names To Remember Project

May 10, 2024 | By:

The 14 Names to Remember Project is defying all the rules. Gig Harbor Now is putting on a community news exhibit featuring the stories behind the names of 14 veterans who died in World War II. The first stop will be at the Gig Harbor Civic Center, 3510 Grandview St., from May 16 through the end of June.

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Harbor Happenings | Last-minute Mother’s Day shopping at Spring Market

May 07, 2024 | By:

The Spring Market, wine-related events and live music are among your options for celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend.

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Gig Harbor Now and Then | The state of Mississippi once owned over 300 acres of Gig Harbor land

May 06, 2024 | By: Greg Spadoni

Gig Harbor Now and Then’s previous question concerns a specific piece of land inside the Gig Harbor city limits, granted by the federal government over 150 years ago for the exclusive benefit of education. The question is: What was the name of the government entity in possession of the land in 1872? Answer: The state of

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Letter to the Editor | Linda Pitcher’s ‘The Fleet’ created a lasting impact on Gig Harbor Fishermen

May 02, 2024 | By: Ken Malich

When Linda Pitcher arrived in Gig Harbor a few years ago, she brought with her a PhD in anthropology from Berkley. She stumbled upon our small community and its rich history of fishing, eventually becoming a volunteer at the History Museum. Linda spent several years meticulously piecing together information on all the commercial fishing boats

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Harbor Happenings | Volunteers sought for Parks Appreciation Day

Apr 30, 2024 | By:

Volunteers are needed at six local parks on Saturday, May 4, to clear trails, remove invasive vegetation and plant new trees and shrubs as part of Parks Appreciation Day. Parks Appreciation Day is an annual partnership between the city of Gig Harbor and PenMet Parks to tidy up local parks. This year, the focus will

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Two in Tow & On the Go | Tacoma reaches new heights with tower slide at Foss Waterway

Apr 26, 2024 | By:

I don’t know if it was the magnetic pull of seeing a 36-foot-tall climbing tower or the sure-fire promise of thrills zipping down its double-digit tube slide – but Metro Parks Tacoma’s brand-new playground unveiled earlier this month definitely convinced us to make a trip over the bridge to see what’s up.

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Day Tripper | Beginning a Puget Sound Loop

Apr 25, 2024 | By: Mary Williams

I know. This is Day Tripper. I’ve established limits: No more than 100 miles each way, and an adventure that can be accomplished in just one day. Each of my destinations is just that, a one-day trip that does not exceed 200 miles total, out and back again. I’ve been thinking about places I want

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