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Registration is open for the U.S. Bank Family Fun Run on Saturday, June 4th!  You will want to block out the entire day as the fun run is the kick-off event to The Gig Harbor Chamber’s Annual Maritime Gig Festival.  Breathe in the fresh air and soak up the beautiful scenery as you run along the downtown waterfront.  This 5k run is great for families and little ones due to the mostly flat terrain.

Shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants.  You can pre-register at  Pre-registration costs for the run are $10 per individuals and $25 for a family of 3 or more.  Registration increases $5 on the day of the event. You must register by May 17th to request a particular shirt size.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Chamber office on Judson Street.  A kid’s dash at 8:45am will kick off the fun run with the 5k immediately following with a start time of 9am.  Register now before it’s sold out!     

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The Gig Harbor High School Girls Basketball Boosters present:


                  A Community FUNdraiser for our kids

             One Sport-Two Schools-ONE COMMUNITY

        Competitors on the court-Community off the court

                                 June 23, 2016

                              GET ON BOARD

                Discover what's along the Trolley route

                    Spend $1 and ride the Trolley all day

                It's a trolley taste tour and shopping spree

Pay $15 get the bracelet and receive exclusive offers from 33 merchants along the trolley route from Uptown along Kimball Ave to The Downtown Waterfront during regular business hours June 23, 2016.

Proceeds from this event will be split equally among:

                       GHHS girls basketball

                       PHS girls basketball

                     Food Backpacks 4 Kids


Bracelets go on sale soon on-line at

For more information call Lou Willett (253) 861-8412


Participating Merchant Day of Event "deals":

Garden Room- 25% off one item! exclusions apply

Soma-15% off

Chicos-10% off

J.Jill- 30% off full price items

Bella's- both locations-gift with $40 min purchase while supplies last

Gameday Sports- Buy 1, get 1 50% the ENTIRE store" (excluding clearance)

Fondi Pizzeria-Buy one Pizza get free flatbread appetizer & $3.75 Coors Light and Fondi Amber,1/2 Carafes of wine $9

ATT- 30% off accessory purchases

Healthy Reflections Medical and Day Spa-20% off products in the MedSpa, 20% off a treatment that is made on 6/23 for a future appointment, 20% off Healthy Reflections Boutique purchases

Uptown Eyes-$50.00 off a pair of prescription glasses ordered between 6/23/16 and 6/30/16

Moctezuma's- 15% off food purchases

Clark's Jewelry- 30% off all in stock merchandise

Route 16 Running  and Walking-10% off reg priced merchandise

Subway- free 6" sandwich with purchase of 6" sandwich fresh value meal (chip and drink)

Harbor Farms- spend $30 get 1 lb ground chuck free or 5% discount with cash purchase

Wet Coast Brewing- 15% off beer and merchandise

WSU store- 15% off (excluding cheese); tickets for free prizes given at door

Dolly Mama Boutique- 15% off regular price purchase

Sharon's Consignment- 15% regular price

Charlie Barnes- $5 off $25 or more purchase

Copy & Mail-10% off any services

The Keeping Room- free wine tastings

Wild Birds Unlimited- FREE cake of Birdy Suet with any purchase.

Tickled Pink- Buy 1 scarf get off free (equal or lesser value)

Heritage Distillery Company- 20% off bottle sales  (750 mL/full size bottles only) excludes speciality bottles such as Cask Club, Spirits Growler bottles.

Flowers To Go- 20% off jewelry & fragrance, 15% off all other gift items & FREE  Drawing

Rainy Day Yarns- 20% off yarn purchases

Kaleidoscop- Buy 1 hat get 1 hat free (equal or lesser value)

Bella's- both locations-gift with $40 min purchase while supplies last

Brett Marlo Design Build: Tiny House on Wheels- free tours throughout the day

The Beach Basket Gift, Clothing & Christmas Shop- 25% off regular priced items (May not be combined with other offers)

Devoted Kiss- 5% off 

Sea Hags- 20% off except consignment art

Finholms Market- All pints half price ($2)


Participating Businesses open their normal business hours during event

Deals valid day of event only


This family event is the official kick off of summer                                               

Gig Harbor, Wash. April 26th, 2016 - The Gig Harbor Street Scramble returns to Skansie Brothers Park (3207 Harborview Drive) in downtown Gig Harbor on Saturday, May 28th beginning at 10am.  This free, family event marks the official kick-off for summer and outdoor fun in Gig Harbor. The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is the largest Street Scramble in North America and the only free Street Scramble in the greater Puget Sound region.

The event is FREE, but pre-registration is encouraged for the Street Scramble.  The first 200 to pre-register receive a t-shirt.  Registration will also be available at the event, but no t-shirt is guaranteed. 

The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is a “treasure hunt” through-out the community directing participants to 30 locations on a map. Here is how it works:

•          There are 30 check points circled on your map.  Each check point has a description such as “sculpture”  or “road bend”.

•          Visit the check points in any order, on foot or bike.   You cannot use a motorized vehicle in the event. 

•          To prove you were at the checkpoint, answer a question such as “What is the second word on the sculpture plaque”.

•          Return to the finish line before your time is up.

•          Enjoy refreshments, music, interactive booths and awards!

To register, pick up a registration brochure at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA, the Visitor Information Center at the Historic Skansie House at Skansie Brothers Park, at the Gig Harbor Visitor Information Center at the Chamber of Commerce located at 3125 Judson Street or online at  To learn more about what a Street Scramble is go to

The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is made possible by Olympic Property Group, Columbia Bank, Route 16 Running & Walking and the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation.  The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is presented by the Tom Taylor Family YMCA and the City of Gig Harbor.  For more information contact Megan Allen, Tom Taylor YMCA at (253) 534-7850 or

For information about lodging for Street Scramble weekend visit

Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime City.

Apprentice Academy is an art school founded by Mardie Rees whose mission is to awaken passion for art. We build our curriculums around projects that are fun for children to do, teach them principles of fine art, and highlight historical and successful artists.

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From one coastline to another, Harbor History Museum is pleased to announce a new upcoming event: Songs of the Croatian Coast, a klapa performance by the Seattle-based group, KlapaDooWopella, at 2:00pm on June 26, 2016.

Originally formed in 1979, KlapaDooWopella sings traditional Croatian klapa songs. Klapa is a popular acapella-style of music sung along the Dalmatian coast. Reflecting themes such as love, loss, and the lives of fishermen, the songs evokes the spirit of Croatian culture. KlapaDooWopella is comprised of Ted Hunter (lead), Jim Hoath (baritone), Phil Parham (high tenor), and Bill Weis (bass). KlapaDooWopella performs widely both around the Pacific Northwest and along the Croatian coast, including hot spots such as the islands of Hvar, Rab, and Vis.

This talented quartet will perform at 2:00pm on June 26, 2016 at Harbor History Museum. Complimentary traditional Croatian snacks will be served and concert goers will have the opportunity to enjoy cultural activities, including a language booth and a craft for all ages. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for children 3-12. Children under the age of 3 are free. To purchase tickets, visit the Museum's Eventbrite page<> or contact the Front Desk at 253-858-6722.