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  • Maritime Gig Festival

    August 21-22, 2021

    Our goal is to deliver a community celebration once Gig Harbor is fully reopened.

    The City of Gig Harbor has provided us conditional approval for these dates. Lets all do our parts to get to a fully opened phase. 

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  • Yo' Ho' Harbor Grande Parade

    The Yo' Ho' Harbor Grande Parade

    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 July 8th.

    Registration for the 2021 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

    2019 Street Closure 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, August 21, 2021 
    • 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, 2021

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

     

    Craft Vendors

    • Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
    • 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, 2021

    Download and fill out a craft vendor registration form. Application with images of your craft items are needed for review.

    Food Vendors

    • Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
    • 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 17, 2021
    • 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, August 21, 2021
    • 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, 2021

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

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

    U.S. Bank 5k Family Fun Run

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    U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    Saturday, August 21, 2021

    U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    Register online now for our U.S. Bank 5k Family Fun Run, 8:45 a.m., Saturday, August 21, 2021.

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

    Free kids dash at 8:30 a.m.

    The date is contingent upon COVID restrictions. 

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Sunday, August 22, 2021

    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, August 22, 2021. 

    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

    Blessing of the Fleet - 2021 private event

    The Blessing of the Fleet

    2021 (private event)

    The Blessing of the Fleet, a beloved time honored tradition, in Gig Harbor that typically 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. Usually 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. Many boaters, canoe and kayakers join them on the water. 

    We are working with the Fishermen to find another way to honor them at the 2021 Maritime Gig. Plan to join us in 2022 to experience this wonderful tradition.

    Music and Entertainment

    If you're interested in performing at our festival, please contact info@gigharborchamber.com.

    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. 

    For complete information on the Trolley schedule click here

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