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  • To see more photos from the Maritime Gig, check out our Facebook page!

  • Maritime Gig Festival, June 1 and 2, 2019

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  • Yo' Ho' Harbor Grande Parade

    The Yo' Ho' Harbor Grande Parade

    Registration for the 2019 parade is full but there is a wait-list. Add your name to it online.

    Our 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. 

    Up to 100 parade applications are accepted from businesses and organizations who wish to participate in Gig Harbor's biggest summer event. Early bird pricing is available for those who do so before April 24. The final deadline for applications is on May 15.

    Add your name to the wait-list online, or download the form to send it in and we'll add your name to the waiting list.

    2018 Parade Winners

    • Best Animal Entry: #58 CHEW
    • Best Antique Vehicle: #11 Gary Hughes' Chevrolet Cabriolet (Senator Jan Angel's dignitary vehicle)
    • Best Children’s Entry: #35 Harbor Heights Circus Club from Harbor Heights Elementary School
    • Best Commercial Entry: #36 Eagle Commercial
    • Best Costumes: #109 The Haunted Forest at Grand Farms
    • Best Depiction of Theme: #114 Pack 282 Cub Scouts of Gig Harbor-Gig Harbor Rotary
    • Best Motorized Unit: #61 American Legion Post 236
    • Best Musical Group: #30 Kopachuck Middle School Marching Band
    • Best Service Organization: #98 Stand up for Schools
    • Chairman’s Choice: #65 Harbor Dance
    • Judges’ Choice: #26 Harbor Swing
    • Mayor’s Choice: #95 St. Nicholas Catholic School
    • Most Original: #52 Minter Creek Elementary School

    Parade Route and Street Closure Maps

    Open a PDF of the map, or see it below:

    Yo Ho Harbor Grande Parade Map

    2019 Street Closure Map

    Vendors

    Vendors

    The Maritime Gig Festival is a two day event in Gig Harbor in June. 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. The festival committee will review each application and notify those upon approval. Applications without payment will not be accepted.


    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 (sold out)

    • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
    • 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 $475 (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 15, 2019

    Register online or download and fill out a business vendor registration form.

     

    Craft Vendors (sold out)

    • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
    • 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: $200 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 15, 2019

    Download and fill out a craft vendor registration form.

    Food Vendors (sold out)

    • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
    • 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. Vending teardown will begin no earlier than 8 p.m., vending is open until 9 p.m. Streets cleared by 11 p.m.
    • Booth Fee: $250 per 10’ x 10’ tent or $400 per food truck
    • (Space fees include nominal use of electric/water and garbage)
    • Deadline: All reservations for exhibition space must be in by April 15, 2019
    • We don't allow more than one type of food vendor-for example, we won't have two vendors serving cotton candy

    Download and fill out a food vendor registration form.

    Non-Profit Vendors (sold out)

    • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
    • 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: $200 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 15, 2019

    Register online or download and fill out a non-profit vendor registration form.

    If you have any questions please contact Spenser Czuleger, Communications Specialist, at 253-851-6865 or email sczuleger@gigharborchamber.com

    U.S. Bank 5k Family Fun Run

    US Bank Logo

    U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    Register online now for our U.S. Bank 5k Family Fun Run, 8:45 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019.

    Or download an application to fill out and send in by email or mail.

    Free kids dash at 8:30 a.m.

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Sunday, June 2, 2019

    Visit our car show, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in beautiful Skansie Park on the Gig Harbor Waterfront. Cars will be shown along 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!

    Download an application to send in by email or mail.

    Learn more about the show.

    Or register online to show off your car in our Wheels on the Water Car Show, Sunday, June 2, 2019. 

    Awards categories:

    Best of Show
    People’s Choice
    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

    Blessing of the Fleet

    The Blessing of the Fleet

    Sunday, June 2, 2019

    The Blessing of the Fleet, a time honored tradition, lives on in Gig Harbor as the Saint Nicholas Catholic Church Knights of Columbus and parish Priest process from the church to Skansie Park with the “Our Lady of the Harbor” icon where a service is held to honor those lost at sea and to pray for a safe and bountiful catch. The Priest then circles the fishing fleet blessing each boat and crew with holy water. Anchor your boat or canoe or kayak in to join us!

    Music and Entertainment

    If you're interested in performing at our festival, please contact Lance Richards.

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  • Upcoming Events

     
  • 2019 Maritime Gig Schedule of Events

    Saturday, June 1

    • 8:00 a.m.  Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Serving until 10 a.m. in front of 7 Seas Brewing
    • 8:30 a.m.  Kids Dash
    • 8:45 a.m.  U.S. Bank Family Fun Run
    • 10:00 a.m.  Yo' Ho' Harbor Grande Parade
    • 10:00 a.m.  Skansie Net Shed Foundation Activities 
    • 12:00 p.m.  Business Booths, Food Vendors, & Children’s Fair Open
    • 12:00 p.m. Skansie Netshed Opens
    • 1:00 p.m.    Harbor History Museum Opens

    Entertainment & Concerts Begin 

    • 12:15 p.m.  Wally & the Beaves
    • 1:45 p.m.  Ruthie Craft
    • 2:15 p.m.  The High Rollers
    • 3:15 p.m.  Jeff Evans
    • 4:00 p.m.  Smilin' Scandinavians
    • 4:40 p.m.  Discovery Elementary Rock Band & Choir
    • 5:15 p.m.  Lisa Donovan & Co.
    • 6:15 p.m.  Stay Grounded
    • 7:00 p.m.  Creedence Revelation

    Sunday, June 2

    • 10:00 a.m.  Skansie Net Shed Foundation Activities 
    • 10:00 a.m.  Entertainment and concerts begin
    • 11:00 a.m.  Wheels on the Water Car Show
    • 11:00 a.m. Animal Adoption Event
    • 11:00 a.m. Skansie Netshed Opens
    • 1:00 p.m.  Blessing of the Fleet 
    • 1:00 p.m.  Harbor History Museum Opens
    • 2:50 p.m.  Car Show Awards Ceremony 

    Entertainment and Concerts

    • 10:00 a.m.  Harbor Dance
    • 11:00 a.m.  Harbor Voice
    • 12:00 p.m. Narrows Music Society
    • 2:00 p.m.  PC&J
    • 3:30 p.m.  The Shy Boys