The Maritime Gig is an annual event that takes place in Downtown Gig Harbor in the first weekend of June.
The Maritime Gig Festival is Gig Harbor's signature summer event! This event is a kick-off to the summer and the many enjoyable events that take place throughout the harbor.
It features a variety of local crafters, businesses and a big parade down the main street of town.
The festival was created by businesses in Gig Harbor as a way to give back to the community. Over 20,000 people attend the event each year.
June 2 & June 3 — www.gigharborchamber.net
Gig Harbor Beer Festival - May 19th
Takes place at Uptown Gig Harbor and begins at 12 noon, for more information and to buy tickets go to www.gigharborbeerfestival.com
Gig Harbor Street Scramble — May 26th
What is Street Scramble? It’s an urban adventure that’s fun for runners, walkers, and families! Dozens of checkpoints are marked on a special map and your goal is to find as many as you can within the time limit. Whether you sprint or stroll is up to you! You can participate solo or in teams of 2-5. Sponsored by the Tom Taylor YMCA. For more info streetscramble.com/events/street-scramble-gig-harbor/
Maritime Gig Festival and Parade - June 2nd
Blessing of the Fleet - June 3rd
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Downtown Artwalk happens the 1st Saturday of each month from 10am – 5pm with demonstrations happening at select galleries from 1 pm to 4pm.
The mission of the Harbor History Museum is to create opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities. We do this by collecting, preserving, and sharing the rich history of this area. Our vision is to be the cornerstone that provides a gathering place and a sense of identity for our community.
Winter Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10:00am-5:00pm
Adult - $7
Senior/Military/Student - $6
Youth (6-17) - $5
Children (0-5) - Free
Members - Free
Harbor History Museum is a 2016 Blue Star Museum. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, military members and their families receive free admission to the Museum.
Location: 4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Located across the street from The Maritime Inn, this small museum is in the Visitor Center in the historic home of the Skansie family. Our mission is to inspire stewardship for Puget Sound by providing learning opportunities about the environment.
Highlights include: getting to help feed the crabs and sea anemones in the touch tanks (around 3:00), viewing the underwater camera and the sand box. The sand box is designed to let people build mountains, valleys etc. Then you hold your hand over one spot for a minute and blue patches appear to indicate rain and to show which way the water would flow. There are also microscopes available and skulls of various animals. Tours are free.
Location: 3207 Harborview Drive
Heritage Distilling Co. (HDC) is a craft distillery based in Gig Harbor, Washington. HDC is the most awarded craft distillery in North America by the American Distilling Institute 4 years in a row (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). Each of the Heritage Distilling Co. product lines and services were developed with a particular story in mind, because “Every Spirit has a Story”™.
Some are rooted in the history and heritage of our company founders, while others are centered on the collective heritage and history we all long to create and share. Whether you are getting ready to enjoy our premium spirits, or you are joining us at the distillery for our exclusive and customized “Your Whiskey, Your Wa... Read More
The Gig Harbor Tap Room offers a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. Offering 7 Seas year-round brews, seasonals, and a constantly rotating Tap Room Reserve Series, there is sure to be a beer to fit your tastes. We also offer a local WA cider, gluten-free beers and several non-alcoholic offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food in or order delivery from any of the fantastic local restaurants. With NO TV’s, except our projector for Seahawks games, take the unique opportunity to meet friends and make new ones over a hand-crafted pint while viewing the brewery in action.
Walk at your own pace as you learn about the rich history of Gig Harbor. Free maps are available at the front desk.
During the summer you can join one of our free guided walking tours, every Wednesday and most Saturdays — Runs June 6 – August 30 @ 10 am.