• The Maritime Gig Festival is back and better than ever! Please Join us June 3rd & 4th 2023 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 3rd & 4th, 2023

     

     

     

  • The Gig Grande Parade

    The Grande Gig Parade

    June 3rd, 2023, 10AM Theme: ROCK THE BOAT!

    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 30. The final deadline for applications is on May 9th.

    Register online for the 2023 Parade by following this link or fill out a pdf version of the application by clicking HERE.

     

    2022 Parade Winners

     

     

    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.

     

    Click HERE for online registration


    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 3rd, 2023 
    • 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 $500 (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 19th, 2023

    Register online or fill out a Business Registration Form

    Craft Vendors

    • Date: Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
    • 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, 2023

    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/ SOLD OUT

    • Date: Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday June 4th 2023
    • 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 $500 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, 2023
    • 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 3rd, 2023
    • 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, 2023

    Please complete the non-profit vendor registration form. or click HERE to register online.

    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

    US Bank Logo

    U.S. Bank Family Fun Run

    Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

    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 3rd

    TBA

     

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Wheels on the Water Car Show

    Sunday, June 4th, 2023

    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!

    Register online or Download an application to send in by email or mail. Early registration accepted through April 14th,2023 

    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 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 - 2023

    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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