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  • The Maritime Gig Festival is back and better than ever! Please Join us June 4th-5th 2022 to celebrate our beautiful city with a weekend of fun and festivities.

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      Maritime Gig Parade
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      U.S. Bank Fun Run
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      Maritime Gig Parade
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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!

  • Maritime Gig Festival

    June 4-5th, 2022

     

     

     

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  • The Gig Grande Parade

    The Grande Gig Parade

    June 4th, 2022, 10AM

    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!

    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 March 31. The final deadline for applications is on May10th.

    Registration for the 2022 Parade online or via PDF application form. 

    2019 Parade Winners

    • Best Animal Entry: #49 Gig Harbor Farmers Market
    • Best Antique Vehicle: #73 Juranich Aviation Inc.
    • Best Children’s Entry: #33 Gig Harbor Academy
    • Best Commercial Entry: #47 Joy Inc.
    • Best Costumes: #37 Penrose Harbor of Heron's Key
    • Best Depiction of Theme: #41 PenMet Parks
    • Best Motorized Unit: #80 Gig Harbor Cruisers
    • Best Musical Group: #92 Key Peninsula Middle School Band
    • Best Service Organization: #96 Gig Harbor Library
    • Chairman’s Choice: #36 Gig Harbor Brewing
    • Judges’ Choice: #82 Paradise Theater
    • Mayor’s Choice: #84 Gig Harbor Peninsula Fish
    • Most Original: #51 Harbor Heights Circus Club of Harbor Heights Elementary School

    Parade Route and Street Closure Maps

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

    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. 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

    • Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2022 
    • 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 20th, 2022

    Register online or download and fill out a Business Registration Form

    Craft Vendors

    • Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2022
    • 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 10th, 2022

    The craft vendors section is full and we are collecting interested craft vendor names in the event craft vendor booths open up. Please email Jessica Combs at jcombs@gigharborchamber.com. We review the application and craft images when accepting craft vendors. There is not an online registration option.

     

     

    Food Vendors

    • Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2022
    • 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 May 10th, 2022
    • 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

    • Date: Saturday, June 4th, 2022
    • 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 10th, 2022

    The Non-Profit booth spaces are full at this time. If a space opens up and you are interested in having a booth, please complete the non-profit vendor registration form. 

    If you have any questions please contact Randi Ganong, Membership Development & Communications, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce at 253-851-6865 or email jcombs@gigharborchamber.com

    Click Here for Vendor Maps

    U.S. Bank 5k Family Fun Run

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    U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    Saturday, June 4th, 2022

    U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    Register online now for our U.S. Bank 5k Family Fun Run, 8:45 a.m., Saturday, June 4th, 2022

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

    Free kids dash at 8:30 a.m.

    Yoga before the Fun Run Yoga before the Fun Run

     


    7:30-8:30 a.m. Yoga with Tuladhara Yoga Free Family Friendly Pre-Race Yoga Warm Up

    7:30-8:30am Runners, yogis and newbies alike, are all welcome to drop in to see us for a free yoga-based warmup and stretching class led by Tuladhara Yoga. You can stay for the entire class or just drop by for some targeted stretching! The first 30 minutes will consist of a warming sequence based on basic yogic movements, followed by the last 30 minutes of deeper stretches that target the muscles used most in running, to help prevent injury. 

    Whether you’re participating in the 5k afterward, or your kids are racing, or just curious about yoga, all levels of ability are welcome. Please bring your own mat and water. We’ll have a limited number of mats to borrow. We ask that kids are accompanied by a parent! 

    Our class will be held outdoors at the Hop Pharm across from the race registration table and is weather dependent. 
    Hop Pharm 3216 Judson St, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

    Music and Entertainment

    Saturday June 4th

    12: 15 p.m. My Guilty Pleasure

    My Guilty Pleasure is a high energy classic Rock & Roll party experience giving it patrons the best time possible playing the hits and alternative classic songs we all grew up with from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond. 

    1:30 p.m. Peninsula Youth Orchestra

    The Peninsula Youth Orchestra Association seeks and trains young people to enjoy the many benefits of music-making in the context of a string orchestra. The program balances nurture with rigor and compassion with excellence and is open to all.

    2:30 p.m. Wally and The Beaves

    Born out of a mutual love of the music and pop culture from the 50’s, 60’s, 70's & 80's, Wally & The Beaves formed in the spring of 2011 by six of the most respected artists and musicians in the Pacific Northwest. Their unique show has been gaining a loyal following ever since. Each member of the band brings a bit of humor by dressing like well-known iconic characters from the era. From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones to Elvis by way of Ricky Nelson and Cyndi Lauper, Wally & The Beaves are sure to put on an entertaining show.

    3:30 p.m. Band Le Le

    This is a Ukelele Trio playing fun island songs. 

    4:30 p.m. The Night Gig

    The Night Gig is a 20 piece Big Band performing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Rosemary Clooney, Benny Goodman and more!

    5:30 p.m. Kim Archer

    Kim Archer is a life-long artist who draws, entertains and holds crowds with her honest, soulful delivery. Whether she’s playing a premier venue with her award-winning band, or an intimate solo show, she never disappoints. With guitar in hand, she commands the stage whether playing her own original songs or conjuring up a whole new vibe on a diverse set of your favorite covers. Known for her rraw, powerhouse performances and unforgettable voice, her band has received multiple awards, and she is involved in various music projects.

    7:00 p.m.

    The Shy Boys

    The Shy Boys is what happens when you put 4 professional musicians together as a band. Four singers, two lead guitar players – and they all play each other’s instruments! They play mostly 70’s and 80’s acoustic rock like Eagles, America, Santana, and Doobie Brothers. The Shy Boys won #2 in Best of Western Washington (King 5) 2011 and they have been South Sound Magazine “Best Band” choice the last 3 years in a row! They have also been the headline band for the Gig Harbor Maritime Gig celebration for the past 3 years. This is truly unique, fun band – one of a kind!

    Sunday June 5th  

    10:00 a.m. Harbor Dance performances

    Harbor Dance and Performance Center offers professional dance instruction that not only enhances a dancer's technical ability, but elevates their aptitude as an artist, an expressionistic being, and a well-balanced, compassionate person.

    Our professional faculty gives students an arts-based curriculum with a holistic approach to dance. Our vision is to be a safe environment to build a dancer's artistry and empathy, and to provide quality training which will facilitate the growth of a dancer's ability to respect dance as an art form.

    10:45 a.m. Harbor Voice Brianna Frohling

    Homegrown Brianna Frohling received her start with Harbor Voice and is now performing at festivals around the area. Come hear her perform at our Maritime Gig Festival!

    12:00 p.m. Narrows Music Society (Dixie Dusters)

    The Narrows Music Society is an umbrella organization for several performing groups including The Harbor Winds Concert Band, the Dixie Dusters Dixieland Band, jazz combos and chamber groups. The purpose of NMS is to enrich the greater Gig Harbor area through the performance of music and to promote music through young artists’ educational programs. NMS offers wind and percussion musicians an opportunity for artistic expression and provides the community with quality performances. The members represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds including attorneys, accountants, executives, educators, homemakers, students, senior citizens and professional musicians.

    2:00 p.m. Two Macs & Friends

    Homegrown, family friendly, and unique are Two Macs and Friends. Debbie & Scott MacGougan have lived in Gig Harbor over 20 years. Their music is family friendly, celebrating what is good and all their music is original, fresh and delightful. Their Latin Jazz style group includes Scott on a nylon-stringed guitar singing harmony while his wife Debbie sings lead. Their son plays bass, and they often bring in friends to play the saxophone and hand percussion. 

    3:30 p.m. Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind & Fire

    The internationally touring show Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire, provides an Earth Wind & Fire experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs. Reproducing the infectious grooves created by EWF’s late founder Maurice White, Kalimba pays homage to Maurice with its exciting stage and lighting production.  The show authentically replicates the signature high notes of Philip Bailey, The thick vocal harmonies of Maurice and Ralph Johnson, along with the grooving bass line of Verdine White. 

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Sunday, June 5th, 2022

    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. Early registration accepted through April 15th,2022 

    Learn more about the show.

    Or register online to show off your car in our Wheels on the Water Car Show, Sunday, June 5th. Vehicles begin going into position at 9:00AM. Groups, please make plans to arrive together for placement together.  

    The date is contingent upon COVID restrictions. 

    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

    Pierce Transit Trolley Schedule information

    GIG HARBOR MARITIME PARADE

    Supplemental Service Saturday to be announced. 

    Service operates 8:30 am - 10:30 am from Kimball Park & Ride. Buses will express passengers to a temporary bus stop on Judson Street, just one block from the parade. Service back to Kimball Park & Ride resumes after the parade. 

    Saturday morning, the route will not service Harborview Drive. Starting at 1:00PM on Saturday and through the car show, the Harborview service will begin at Rosedale. There will be a detours throughout the festival weekend. They will be operating a 40' Trolley Bus with plenty of room for passengers.  

    For complete information on the Trolley Bus schedule click here

    Blessing of the Fleet - 2022

    The Blessing of the Fleet

    The Blessing of the Fleet, a beloved time honored tradition, in Gig Harbor that occurs the Sunday morning 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. The Priest then circles the fishing fleet blessing each boat and crew with holy water. Many boaters, canoe and kayakers join them on the water. 

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  • Upcoming Events

     
  • 2022 Maritime Gig Schedule of Events

    Saturday, June 4th 2022

    • 7:30 a.m.  Yoga with Tuladhara Yoga
    • 8:00 a.m.  Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Serving until 10 a.m. near Lucky Dog
    • 8:30 a.m.  Kids Dash
    • 8:45 a.m.  U.S. Bank Family Fun Run
    • 10:00 a.m.  Maritime Gig 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
    • 12:00 p.m.  Harbor History Museum Opens
    • 12:00 p.m.  Harbor WildWatch Opens

    Entertainment & Concerts Begin 

    Saturday Entertainment & Concerts  

    12:15 p.m. My Guilty Pleasure
    1:30 p.m.  Peninsula Youth Orchestra
    2:30 p.m.  Wally & The Beaves 
    3:30 p.m. Band LeLe (Ukulele Trio)
    4:30 p.m.  The Night Gig 
    5:30 p.m.  Kim Archer
    7:00 p.m.  The Shy Boys

    Sunday, June 5th

    • 10:00 a.m.  Skansie Net Shed Foundation Activities 
    • 10:00 a.m.  Entertainment and concerts begin
    • 10:00 a.m.  Harbor WildWatch Opens
    • 11:00 a.m.  Wheels on the Water Car Show
    • 11:00 a.m. Skansie Netshed Opens
    • 1:00 p.m. Blessing of the Fleet
    • 3:00 p.m. Car Show Awards

    Entertainment and Concerts

    Sunday Entertainment & Concerts

    10:00 a.m.  Harbor Dance
    11:00 a.m.  Harbor Voice Brianna Frohling
    12:00 p.m.  Narrows Music Society (Dixie Dusters & Ceremonial Band)
    1:00 p.m. Blessing of the Fleet
    2:00 p.m.   Two Macs & Friends
    3:00 p.m. Car show awards
    3:30 p.m.  Kalimba The Spirit of Earth Wind & Fire