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Waterfront Weekly: waterfront happenings, why Main Street is so great and Farmers Market count down!

New in this week's edition - live music, splash pad, paddlecraft rentals and summer camp sign ups! Read on for a mini-lesson on the power of Main Street and count down to Farmers Market season opening!


Waterfront Happenings

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Splash Pad now open!

Come out and beat the heat at the Splash Pad at Skansie Brothers Park. The water feature will be on throughout the summer months from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Questions? Reach out to City of Gig Harbor Public Works: 253-851-6170

Live Music at the Gig Harbor BoatShop

Andy Mirkovich - Accordion Maestro, May 19th @ 2:00 - 3:30pm

With deep Gig Harbor roots, Andy went on to perform with and for icons of the entertainment industry including Lawrence Welk, Liberace, Burl Ives, Danny Kaye and the Vienna Boys Choir. He was a featured performer at the Space Needle for over a decade and today is a renowned and true accordion maestro.

21+ Welcome | Open Seating | Beer, Wine & Beverages Available for Purchase | Doors Open at 1:30PM

Paddlecraft Rentals

Its time to get on the water! Check out rental options at Gig Harbor Fly Shop and Lee SUP and take yourself on a human-powered tour of the Harbor.

Classic Boat Show at the Tides

The annual Classic Boat Show takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Tides Tavern dock. Dozens of boats will be on display including The Porpoise, a replica of the Wilkes Expedition survey gig that gave Gig Harbor its name. Vintage Chris Craft and other classic boats will also tie up at the dock for the show. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19.

Still time to book summer camps ON the water!


The Waterfront Alliance:

Gig Harbor's Main Street Program

Did you know? The Gig Harbor Waterfront Alliance is an accredited Main Steet Program, operating under the umbrellas of Washington Main Street and Main Street America. More than 1,600 towns across the nation boast Main Street programs that activate their historic and commercial cores.

To make a Main Street successful, residents, visitors, entrepreneurs, volunteers and customers - in other words, YOU - are essential.

Whether you support local farmers at the Waterfront Farmers Market, attend events like Chalk the Harbor or Chowderfest, volunteer with us or just read this weekly newsletter, you are a participant in the Main Street approach. Learn more about what makes Main Street so amazing here: Washington Main Street and Main Street America, and of course, here:

National Main Street week is coming up June 9 - 15. Stay tuned for more details!


Count Down to Waterfront Farmers Market!

Welcome the Gig Harbor Waterfront Farmers Market back to Skansie Brothers Park on Thursday, June 6th to kick of the 2024 summer season. As a Main Street organization, we celebrate market vendors with active ties to the Gig Harbor Waterfront - you'll find Fox Island Trading Co, Millville Pizza and more hyper-local options sprinkled throughout the market.

In three short weeks you will find:

  • The freshest local produce, seafood, eggs, flowers, honey and more!

  • Lively music and entertainment each week

  • Kids Corner full of free activities, games and crafts with a focus on personal wellness, the environment and of course - farm fresh food!

Stay tuned for more details and follow along:


🤩 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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