• Maritime Gig Festival

  • The Maritime Gig Festival is the Summer's biggest event in Gig Harbor! Please join us June 1st and 2nd to celebrate our beautiful city with a weekend of fun and festivities. 

    Update 5/9/24: Vendor booths and parade spots are SOLD OUT. The Wheels on the Water show spots are also sold out. 

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      Maritime Gig Parade
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      U.S. Bank Fun Run
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      Blessing of the Fleet
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      Maritime Gig Parade
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      Wheels on the Water Car Show
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      Maritime Gig Parade
  • To see more photos from the Maritime Gig, check out our Facebook page!

  • The Gig Grande Parade

    The Grande Gig Parade

    June 1st, 2024 at 10:00am

    Theme: "Come Together"

    The Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce parade is an annual celebration of the community in which we live, highlighting our rich history, traditions, and economic vitality. Spectators are welcome to line up anywhere along the parade route to watch. Generally, anywhere between 6,000-8,000 people attend the festival each day. Make your plans to join us for a fun weekend! The event is open to the public and has a large number of partners and sponsors, which includes our amazing Commodore sponsor Waste Connections.

    Up to 100 parade applications are accepted from businesses and organizations who wish to participate in Gig Harbor's biggest summer event. The final deadline for applications is on May 17th, or until registration is full.

    Be sure to read the Parade Packet and then get your parade application in early as this parade is going to sell out again this year. 

    This year we are not accepting print applications for the parade. Please visit the link below to register for the parade.

    Register Here for parade application. 

    Parade Route and Street Closure Maps

    Yo Ho Harbor Grande Parade Map

    Vendors

    Vendors 

    The Maritime Gig Festival is a two day event in Gig Harbor. The event is Gig Harbor's largest summer event and draws between 6,000-8,000 people each day. 

    On the Saturday of the festival, businesses, food, non-profit, and craft vendors can have a booth to market, sell, or hand out information. Booths are for Saturday only.

    Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Please refer to Vendor Packet for complete details. The festival committee will review each application and notify those upon approval. Applications without payment will not be accepted.

    Click HERE for the vendor application. 


    Children's Fair Vendors

    Please contact Sandra Kern if you're interested in being part of the children's fair at the Maritime Gig Festival.

    Business Vendors 

    • Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2024 
    • Location: On Harborview from Rosedale up to Tarabochia and Pioneer.
    • Set-Up Time: Individual Setup time(s) to be determined. Beginning at 6 a.m.
    • Booth Fee: $450 (member pricing) and $550 (non-member pricing) per 10’ x 10’ space (no electrical hook up or covered spaces provided. Must provide own tent.)
    • Deadline: All reservations for exhibition space must be in by May 9th, 2024
    • Please use the online registration option.

    Register online.

    Craft Vendors 

    • Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2024 
    • Location: On Harborview from Rosedale up to Tarabochia on Pioneer.
    • Set-Up Time: Individual Setup time(s) to be determined. Beginning at 6 a.m.
    • Booth Fee: $300 per 10’ x 10’ space (no electrical hook up or covered spaces provided. Must provide own tent, tables, chairs)
    • Deadline: All reservations for exhibition space must be in by May 9th, 2024

    For questions about craft vending please email Katie Johnson at communications@gigharborchamber.com. We review the application and craft images when accepting craft vendors.

     Food Vendors 

    • Date: Saturday, June 1st & Sunday June 2nd, 2024
    • Location: On Harborview between Pioneer & Rosedale streets, next to Skansie Brothers Park
    • Set-Up Time: Individual Setup time(s) to be determined, beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday vending begins AFTER the parade (approximately NOON). Vending is open until 9 p.m. Sunday departure is after the final band completes and it is safe to move trucks out, approximately 5:15 p.m.
    • Booth Fee: $600 per food truck
    • (Space fees include nominal use of electric/water and garbage)
    • Deadline: All reservations for exhibition space must be in by May 9th, 2024
    • We don't allow more than one type of food vendor-for example, we won't have two vendors serving cotton candy

    Please email marketing@visitgigharbor.com to get an application link.

    Non-Profit Vendors 

    • Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2024
    • Location: On Harborview from Rosedale up to Tarabochia and Pioneer
    • Set-Up Time: Individual Setup time(s) to be determined. Beginning at 6 a.m. 
    • Booth Fee: $300 per 10’ x 10’ space (No electrical hook up or covered spaces provided. Must provide own tent.)
    • Deadline: All reservations for exhibition space must be in by May 9th, 2024
    • Please use the online registration option.

    If you have any questions please contact Katie Johnson, Marketing & Communications Director, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce at (253) 851-6865 or email communications@gigharborchamber.com.

    U.S. Bank 5k Family Fun Run

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    U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    Saturday, June 1st, 2024

    Fun Run

    Join us for our U.S. Bank 5k Family Fun Run, 8:45 a.m., Saturday, June, 1st 2024.

    Free kids dash will be at 8:30 a.m.

    Apply to race in the Fun Run Here.

    Music and Entertainment

    2024 Entertainment Lineup: 

    Saturday, June 1st

    11:45am | My Guilty Pleasure

    1:00pm | Kellee Bradley Band

    2:30pm | Nick Cain

    3:30pm | Brian James was Here

    5:00pm | Kim and Brian Music, LLC

    6:30pm | Kalimba

    Sunday, June 2nd

    10:00am | The Jewel Tones

    11:30amCaroline Goodwin 

    12:00pm | Dixie Dusters / NMS Ceremonial Band

    2:00pm | Stacy Jones Band

    3:30pm | The Shy Boys

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 - SOLD OUT

    Visit our car show, 11:00am - 4:30pm in beautiful Skansie Brothers Park on the Gig Harbor Waterfront. Cars will be shown along the street on Harborview Drive from Rosedale Street to Pioneer Way. The event is free to visitors. Enjoy a fun day of entertainment, classic cars and tradition at the Maritime Gig Festival!

    Register online or Download a PDF to send in by email or mail. Early registration accepted through April 14th,2024.

    Learn more about the show.

    Vehicles begin going into position at 9:00am.

    Groups, please make plans to arrive together for placement together.  

    Awards categories:

    Best of Show
    People’s Choice
    Favorite Chevy
    Favorite Ford
    Favorite GM
    Favorite Truck
    Favorite Paint
    Favorite Stock
    Favorite Modified
    Favorite Import
    Favorite Modern Performance
    Favorite Pre-War
    Favorite 40's
    Favorite 50's
    Favorite 60's
    Favorite 70's

    Blessing of the Fleet - 2024

    The Blessing of the Fleet

    The Blessing of the Fleet, a beloved time honored tradition held by the Knights of Columbus, in Gig Harbor that occurs the Sunday afternoon of the Maritime Gig. It includes the Saint Nicholas Catholic Church Knights of Columbus and parish Priest procession from the church to Skansie Park with the “Our Lady of the Harbor” icon. This service is held to honor those lost at sea and to pray for a safe and bountiful catch.

    Bus and Trolley Information

    Bus 100 Parade Detour Route

    Bus 100 Post Parade Route

  • Thank You to Our Sponsors Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Pen Light Co.
  • BECU
  • Virginia Mason
  • T-Mobile
  • AGA
  • TriState Roofing
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  • Herons Key
  • Upcoming Events

     
  • 2024 Maritime Gig Schedule of Events

    Saturday, June 1st

    8:00am | Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, at Skansie Brothers Park

    8:30am | Kids Dash

    8:45am | U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    10:00am | Maritime Gig Grande Parade

    12:00pm | Entertainment and concerts begin

    12:00pm | Business Booths, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, & Children’s Fair Open

    12:00pm | Harbor History Museum Opens

    12:00pm | Harbor WildWatch Opens

    2:15pm | Parade Awards

     

    Sunday, June 2nd

    10:00am | Local Makers Market Opens

    10:00am | Entertainment and concerts begin

    10:00am | Harbor WildWatch Opens

    11:00am | Wheels on the Water Car Show

    1:00pm | Blessing of the Fleet

    3:00pm | Car Show Awards

    2024 Entertainment Lineup: 

    Saturday, June 1st

    11:45am | My Guilty Pleasure

    1:00pm | Kellee Bradley Band

    2:30pm | Nick Cain

    3:30pm | Brian James was Here

    5:00pm | Kim and Brian Music, LLC

    6:30pm | Kalimba

    Sunday, June 2nd

    10:00am | The Jewel Tones

    11:30am Caroline Goodwin 

    12:00pm | Dixie Dusters / NMS Ceremonial Band

    2:00pm | Stacy Jones Band

    3:30pm | The Shy Boys