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  • Honoring Our Heroes

    Downtown Waterfront Alliance Launches New Veteran’s Banner Project
    – Honoring Gig Harbor’s Heroes –

    The Downtown Waterfront Alliance is introducing a new project to honor our local Military Heroes.  Applications for this unique opportunity to honor those who have served, or are currently serving, are being accepted.  Banner applications will be accepted until August 31 at a cost of $200.00 per banner.  This is not a fundraiser for the Alliance.  Money collected will pay for the production costs of the banners and any remaining funds will go to support “Race for a Soldier” and the PTSD Foundation.  They will direct those funds appropriately to local veterans and those currently serving.  The Banners will hang in our community from mid-September through late November 2018.  After that time, the banners will be available to the families.

    We have space for forty banners for the first round in 2018, and they will be approved in the order in which they are received. Pictures in uniform are required in a high quality digital form. If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture to the Main Street office and we will digitize the photo and return it to you in an appropriate time frame.

    The application is available at the Alliance Office (3311 Harborview Drive, Suite 101), at 253-514-0071, or via e-mail at info@ghhwa.org. Applications will also be available at the Information Booth at the Waterfront Farmers Market each Thursday, 1-7, through the end of August, or until all 40 banners are purchased.

    The message is clear: “We honor and appreciate our local Heroes”.

  • Waterfront Restaurant Week

    Experience the tastes of Gig Harbor’s Downtown Waterfront during Waterfront Restaurant Week, March 25 – 29.  Participating restaurants will offer special meals at fixed price points of $20 or $30.  It’s a great way to try that new place you’ve been curious about, support your longtime favorite spot, and experience new and creative menu items at each location.  Visit Gig Harbor’s Waterfront Restaurant Week on Facebook for participating restaurants and menus.

  • Winter Sip & Stroll

    The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance’s popular Winter Sip & Stroll is returning on Saturday, February 10 from 1pm – 5pm.  Sponsored by Anthony’s at Gig Harbor, attendees will enjoy sipping and strolling along Gig Harbor’s wintery waterfront sampling Northwest wines, brews and tasty small bites at businesses serving as “Stroll Stops.”  The Winter Sip & Stroll takes place just before Valentine’s Day each year, offering enthusiastic taste testers the perfect opportunity to “love the wine you’re with.”  The Alliance will provide complimentary shuttle transportation throughout the waterfront to make it easy to visit all the Stroll Stops. Tickets are $30 in advance through February 4th at bit.ly/wintersipandstroll2018, $35 through February 9 or $40 at the door on the day of the event if any tickets remain.

  • Gigging Up the Harbor – Save the Date!

    Plan now to be a part of the annual downtown waterfront clean-up day. Bring your broom, dust pan, yard tools, pressure washer, gloves and knee pads. Let’s get our beautiful waterfront ready for our summer visitors!

  • Waterfront Walking Tours Return

    Returning Wednesday, June 6 and Saturday, June 9 are the popular Waterfront Walking Tours. Held throughout the summer, these fun tours appeal to both visitors and residents alike. Watch for more details!

  • Waterfront Farmers Market

    Plan now to join us for the popular Waterfront Farmers Market every Thursday June – August, presented by the Downtown Waterfront Alliance. New extended hours for 2018! 1pm – 7pm. Follow us on Facebook for featured vendors, recipes, volunteer opportunities and more!



  • Chalk the Harbor

    Children, families, and adults are invited to decorate the sidewalks during this free, family friendly event (you may want to bring a chair or knee pads). A maritime theme is encouraged, but not required. Ride the “Get Around Gig Harbor” PT Trolley between the sidewalk districts.

    Saturday, July 21 – Registration from 10am to 2pm at Skansie Brothers Park and in front of Devoted Kiss in Finholm.

    Be sure to visit the Summer Arts Festival on Judson while you are downtown, presented by the Peninsula Art League.

  • Wine & Food Experience

    In recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance, fun and exciting changes are coming to this year’s Wine & Food Festival, starting with a new name, The Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience, a 3-day celebration of the region’s wine, brews, spirits and food.

    Taking place the weekend of July 27 – 29, the Experience begins Friday evening with elegant dining and dancing under the stars at the exclusive Pier to Table Dinner in the beautiful new courtyard at the Harbor History Museum. The Pier to Table Dinner is a 4-course meal featuring freshly caught seafood with farm to table accompaniments prepared by local chefs. Premium Northwest wines, live music and dancing, and a silent auction complete the Experience.

    Wine & Food tasting continues Saturday afternoon during Gig Harbor’s new, fun-filled Waterfront Block Party throughout the downtown. This event takes our popular Sip & Stroll’s to the next level! Attendees will enjoy wine and food pairings featuring the finest wines, brews, spirits and food from the Pacific Northwest at multiple locations downtown. Discover a variety of entertainment and other happenings interspersed throughout to enhance your Experience.

    On Sunday, complete your weekend Experience with Champagne Brunches featured at several of Gig Harbor’s finest downtown waterfront restaurants. Choose your favorite or pick a new Experience!

    Tickets to the Pier to Table Dinner and the Waterfront Block Party are available at Eventbrite.com. bit.ly/wineandfoodexperience

    For all the latest details to Gig Harbor’s Wine & Food Experience, including a list of restaurants hosting Champagne Brunches, visit Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience on Facebook, or harborwineandfoodfest. com.

    This popular event is a fundraiser for the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor. Proceeds support projects throughout the downtown waterfront.

  • Winter Sip & Stroll

    The Gig Harbor Winter Sip & Stroll has sold out!
    We hope you were able to get your tickets – thank you for your support!

    A limited number of tickets will be available online at bit.ly/wintersipandstroll for $35
    starting at 7am Saturday, February 11 until gone.

    The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is proud to announce the return of the Winter Sip & Stroll on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 1pm – 5pm. This popular tasting event takes patrons on a tour along Gig Harbor’s beautiful waterfront sampling Northwest wines, brews, spirits, and tasty small bites at businesses serving as “Stroll Stops.” Take place just before Valentine’s Day, the Winter Sip & Stroll offers the perfect opportunity to “love the wine you’re with.” The Alliance will provide complimentary shuttle transportation throughout the waterfront to make it easy to visit all of the Stroll Stops. Tickets are $30 in advance at bit.ly/wintersipandstroll, or $35 at the door on the day of the event.

    Sponsored by Windermere Gig Harbor and Fournier Insurance Solutions, the Winter Sip & Stroll is presented by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor. For more information, contact the Alliance office at 253-514-0071 or visit Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival on Facebook.



  • Gigging Up the Harbor

    Annual Downtown Waterfront Clean-Up Day organized by the Alliance Design Committee.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017 ~ BYOT (Bring Your Own Tools!)

    9:00am ~ 12:00pm – meet at Donkey Creek Park

    Complimentary lunch provided for our hardworking volunteers!


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