Arts & Entertainment

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

2022 in review: Our favorite photos

Dec 29, 2022 | By:

Most of us here at Gig Harbor Now aren’t trained photographers. We get help on occasion from actual photographers, but for the most part we get by with reporters wielding cell phones. But every so often, even a blind squirrel snaps a good picture. And, of course, we’re grateful for occasional help from people who

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‘Puffs,’ underdog story set in wizarding world, coming to Peninsula High stage

Dec 28, 2022 | By:

When audiences gather in the Milton S. Boyd auditorium for the first play of the 2023 season, the story may seem a bit familiar. However, it will become evident that this one stars an unlikely hero and takes place in a world of its own. Opening night for “Puffs, Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At

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Harbor Happenings: Olalla’s Polar Bear jump

Dec 28, 2022 | By:

While some folks will start the New Year with a cup of strong coffee and a football game, dozens of intrepid souls will gather to jump from the Olalla Creek bridge into the icy waters below. They call themselves “Polar Bears.” It’s a decades-long tradition New Year’s Day tradition. Although the origins of the Polar

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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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