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Celebrate with family art day, Wonders of the Waterfront & more!

You don't need much reason to visit Gig Harbor's Waterfront over this long holiday weekend - but we'll give you a few good excuses to come out for a visit anyway. 😉


Add Family Art Day at the Harbor History Museum to your weekend festivities:

The History Museum will be featuring the work of artist Suzie Cowan will lead a workshop and discuss her work and process on Saturday July 6 at 11:30am.

Children will have the opportunity to create their own sea life collage greeting cards using her hand-made marbled paper.

ArtWalk: Each month waterfront galleries, museum and stores come together with local artists to celebrate creativity, giving you the perfect excuse to stroll the Harbor on a Saturday afternoon.

Come down for ArtWalk on July 6th and pack a picnic or stop for refreshments - here's a quick link to our list of local spots that will quench your thirst. 


Waterfront🚶Walking🚶‍♀️Tours are back for the 2024 summer season!

Tour the waterfront and enjoy these free, family-friendly tours:

  • "Wonders of the Waterfront" Saturdays 10am - 12pm, starts at Donkey Creek Park, ends at the Maritime Pier, and is led by Harbor WildWatch.

  • "Skiffs to Spirits" Wednesdays 5:30 - 7pm, starts at the entrance to the Harbor History Museum, ends at Heritage Distilling Co., and is led by local tour guide expert Kurt Grimmer and his team of volunteers.

Brought to you by The Gig Harbor Waterfront Alliance in partnership with Visit Gig Harbor, Harbor WildWatch and Harbor History Museum.


The Gig Harbor Comprehensive Plan is a plan for our community's future.

Every ten years, the City comes together to update this important document to guide the vision and growth for Gig Harbor over the next 20 years. The 2023-2024 update cycle will also include an update to the transportation plan and a new climate action element.

Let your voice be heard!


July 10 from 4p - 6p

at Swift Water Elementary School.


Your favorite free community event is coming back to embellish the sidewalks of the waterfront district with YOUR artistic flare.

Saturday, July 20th

🌈 Register: 10am - 2pm

🌈 Pick up free chalk (or bring your own).

🌈 Create!

🌈 3pm: Submit your creation to the contest.

👉 Check out event details at or

👉 Follow along on socials HERE.


🤩 Thank you for following along with us and supporting the people and places that make Gig Harbor's Waterfront so charming and fun to visit. We appreciate you!


Your friends at the Gig Harbor Waterfront Alliance


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