Arts & Entertainment

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

Movie scene displays frame a festive downtown holiday season

Dec 23, 2022 | By:

Those little movie scenes that popped up along the waterfront earlier this month? They began back in October as an idea to bring some joy to downtown businesses still reeling from the double-whammy of COVID and a Harborview Drive roundabout project that seemed to go on forever. The movie scene idea blossomed into the life-size

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Harbor Happenings: Winter Make Music Day

Dec 20, 2022 | By:

Even as other holiday events are winding down, musicians all across the land are tuning up to celebrate the winter solstice with Make Music Day. In Gig Harbor, Make Music Day is Wednesday, Dec. 21, in Uptown. It includes all-join-in activities at the Pavilion and live bands performing in two restaurants. Drop by the Pavilion

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Harbor Happenings: Lighted Car Parade, Santa’s Village

Dec 13, 2022 | By:

It’s looking – and sounding – a lot like the holidays, all over town. Lighted Car Parade and Santa’s Village Dozens of lighted cars — 65 at last count — will rendezvous for the third annual Lighted Car Parade on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Uptown Gig Harbor. As is the tradition, Santa will lead the

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Lighted Boat Parade continues a half-century tradition

Dec 09, 2022 | By:

When the boats line up Saturday, Dec. 10, for the annual Lighted Boat Parade, they’ll be part of a continuous tradition that dates back to the 1970s or earlier. Even when many events were canceled due to COVID-19, the parade still was able to light up the harbor on a December evening, according to Robert

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Spirits of the Season at Heritage Distilling

Dec 08, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: Danielle Kartes’ appearance was canceled due to illness. The Sugar Plum Fairy has arrived in the harbor, in cocktail form. She’s pink, sweet, and bright like the splendor of the season. To balance her sweet side is the grapefruit and pomelo-flavored Florescence vodka, topped off with fresh rosemary and cranberries, all set in

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Harbor Happenings: Lighted Boat Parade, Cookies with Santa and more

Dec 06, 2022 | By:

The city’s holiday tree is lit and this week’s calendar is packed with events to celebrate the season. Say hi to Santa After a two-year absence, hayrides with Santa are back from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10. Board the hay wagon at Timberland Bank on Judson Street for a

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Photo gallery: Gig Harbor Christmas tree lighting

Dec 05, 2022 | By:

A 35-foot Douglas fir, harvested from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, came to life at Skansie Park in Gig Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event included holiday music, an appearance by Santa and Mrs Claus and more. Downtown Gig Harbor will be lit up again next weekend during the Gig Harbor Yacht Club’s Lighted Boat Parade.

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Harbor Happenings: TideFest, tree lighting and more

Nov 29, 2022 | By:

Buckle-up and hold on. December is upon us and the calendar is spinning with holiday festivities. TideFest returns to Gig Harbor High School Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, with more than 100 artists and crafters from all over the Northwest selling their work. Shoppers will find glass art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and clothing,

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Business Spotlight: Ethereal Arts off to a flying start

Nov 28, 2022 | By: Marsha Hart

Rigging units, silks, hoops, and ropes hang from the ceiling of a studio space in the lower level of Narrows Business Park in Gig Harbor. Young people — and some not-so-young —climb, twist, and seemingly defy gravity as they practice acrobatics and circus arts. They wrap their feet, legs, arms, and bodies around the apparatuses

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Harbor Happenings: Winterfest benefits Peninsula High students

Nov 22, 2022 | By:

The holiday spirit is on display all over town this week. Thanksgiving weekend means Winterfest at Peninsula High School. More than 130 artists and crafters will show and sell their work  Saturday and Sunday. For sale will be everything from doll clothes to wooden maps to spices and sauces to jewelry to art made from

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