Waterfront Happenings:


September 14 (City of Gig Harbor Website) Skansie Park Project News, Updates and Webcam

September 14 (Peninsula Gateway) 10th annual Donkey Creek Chum Festival introduces new short film about location

September 9 (Gig Harbor Life) Work begins on new lift station and welcome plaza in Skansie Park

August 31 (Peninsula Gateway) Welcome Plaza construction begins Tuesday at Skansie Brothers Park

August 26 (Tacoma News Tribune) Proposal would add rental housing to downtown Gig Harbor

Jun 16 (Tacoma News Tribune/Peninsula Gateway) Paradise Theatre announces lineup for 2016/2017 schedule

May 10 (Business Examiner) Developers have big plans for Gig Harbor strip mall

May 4 (Tacoma News Tribune) Luxury Apartments could replace dated downtown Gig Harbor shopping complex

February 5 (Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal) 7 Seas brewers barrel into beer history


December 14 (Broadway World.com) Paradise Theatre Finds New Home in Gig Harbor

May 21 (Tacoma Daily Index.com) Seasonal Gig Harbor Trolley returns for summer

May 7 (Gig Harbor Life) Citizen input on boating waterfront improvements provided

April 23 (Gig Harbor Life) Changes could be coming to downtown Gig Harbor

March 19 (Gig Harbor Life):  Gig Harbor has a new downtown grocery store

February 11 (Gateway):  Dog supply store a standby for two- four- legged locals

January 9 (Gig Harbor Life): Spice and tea shop puts passion on customers’ tastebuds

January 2 (Gig Harbor Life):  Harbor History Museum is expanding its horizons


December 8:  Don’t miss “Outside the Lines” special exhibit now at Harbor History Museum

December 4 (Gateway):  Saint Michael Trio wows history museum audience

November 28 (Kitsap Sun):  Yes Gig Harbor – there is holiday magic on the waterfront!

November 19 (Gateway):  Girls Night Out a boon to businesses

November 19 (Gateway):  Shop Owner celebrates the spice of life

November 12 (Gateway):  Heritage Distilling opens doors at downtown location

October 1 (Gateway):  October Night Out Event offers golden ticket to November fun

August 14 (Gateway):  Designing woman: fashion boutique downtown

August 8 (Gateway):  Gig Harbor is the perfect place for stand-up paddling

July 31 (Gateway):  Harbor WildWatch celebrates homecoming, housewarming

July 30 (Gateway): Sunshine, wine at Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival

July 19 (The News Tribune)  Windy weather challenges “Chalk the Harbor” event in Gig Harbor

July 8  Chalk the Harbor Returns to the Gig Harbor Waterfront

May 21 (Gateway): Gig Harbor Trolley returns

May 15 (Gig Harbor Life):  Business is brewing in downtown Gig Harbor

May 14 (Gateway):  Gig Harbor Audio moves downtown

April 30 (Gateway):  Distillery preps for new stores, move downtown

January 8 (Gateway): Downtown shop owner pours wine, stories

December 25: (Gateway): Sisters bring a taste of Argentina to Gig Harbor

October 30 (Gateway): Trick-or-treaters to have downtown venue from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday

October 18 (Gig Harbor Life): Sea Hags brings ocean-inspired locally-made gifts to the Maritime City

October 16 (Gateway): Sea Hags and Vital Health Options open together in Finholm District

October 16 (Gateway): Waterfront clock dedicated to former Rotarian ‘Connie’ Schick

October 15 (News Tribune): Gig Harbor trolleys will be back for second summer, Pierce Transit board decides

October 9 (Gateway): Dreamspeakers Boater’s Guide features Gig Harbor

October 2 (Gateway): Turner Glass Works opens in downtown, gets help of a ‘Fairy Glass Mother’

September 11: (Gateway): Downtown welcomes new yarn store

September 4 (Gateway): Tickled Pink opens in downtown Gig Harbor

September 4 (Gateway): Trolley hop drawing to roll into Gig Harbor this month

August 21 (Gateway): Tradewinds Treasure Gallery opens downtown


Articles about the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance:


August 23 (Gig Harbor Life)  Chalk the Harbor winners announced

August 9 (Gig Harbor Life) Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance receives 2016 National Main Street accreditation

August 3 (Gig Harbor Life) Walking tours provide hidden information about Gig Harbor’s history

July 16 (Tacoma News Tribune) Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival returns for its sixth year

May 16 (Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard) Gigging up the Harbor Clean Up Day

May 15 (Washington Trust for Historic Preservation)  Waterfront Walking Tours and Finholm Market earn Excellence on Main awards

May 4 (Gig Harbor Life) Waterfront Association wins statewide recognition for Walking Tours, Finholm revitalization

April 26 (Gig Harbor Life) Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance to recognize historic houses

April 19 (Gig Harbor Life) Celebrity Chef to attend sixth annual Wine & Food Festival



October 27 (Gig Harbor Life) Girls Night Out hist the downtown waterfront 

October 3 (Gig Harbor Life) New market manager hired for downtown farmers market

May 15 (gigharborguide.com) Guided walking tours en route to the Downtown Waterfront

April 23 (Gig Harbor Life)  Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance receiveds 2015 national main street accreditation

April 17th (Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal) Gig Harbor hosting public forum on boating community

March 12 (Gig Harbor Life) Waterfront Alliance looks to grow Waterfront Farmers Market

February 26th 2015 (Alliance):  Our NEW Waterfront Farmers Market is looking for Farmers and Producers

January 16 (Gig Harbor Life) Gig Harbor Alliance to help city organize a downtown farmers market


December 5th, 2014 (West Sound Magazine): A Graceful Rebirth of a Historic Town

August 4th, 2014 (Gig Harbor Guide):  Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance Receives 2014 National Main Street Accreditation

June 24, 2014 (Kitsap Business Journal): Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance to conduct tourism review

May 14, 2014 (Gateway):  Girls Night Out receives state award

May 14, 2014 (Gateway):  Waterfront Alliance kicks off Thursday Night Out

May 7, 2014 (Gig Harbor Life):  Two Gig Harbor programs earn state honors for economic development

March 5, 2014 (Gateway): Waterfront Alliance works collectively

January 27, 2014 (Kitsap Business Journal): Kitsap Bank presents donations to community organizations in Main Street program

January 22, 2014 (Gateway): Downtown waterfront alliance to host workshop for businesses


December 5 (Gig Harbor Life): ‘Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor’ returns to waterfront

December 4 (Gateway): Downtown to Decorate for Holidays

December 4 (Gateway): Wine and Food Festival Set to Return Next Summer

November 27 (Gig Harbor Life): ‘Deck the Harbor’ storefront decorating contest returns in Gig Harbor

November 21 (Gig Harbor Life): Annual Food and Wine festival making a comeback

July 30 (Gig Harbor Life): Gig Harbor Chalk the Harbor winners announced

July 25 (Gateway): Chalk the Harbor contest winners announced

July 23 (Gig Harbor Life): Chalk  dust flies with annual Chalk the Harbor event Saturday

June 5 (Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal): Gig Harbor collects two awards at Main Street state conference

May 8 (Gateway): Waterfront Alliance receives accreditation

April 24 (Gateway): Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association cancels Wine and Food Festival, rebrands organization

Articles about the UW Summer Storefront Studio Project can be found at the following links:

November 22 (Gig Harbor Life): Storefront Studio Participant Grew Up in Gig Harbor

November 8 (Gig Harbor Life): Public park at Gig Harbor lighthouse part of downtown study ideas

October 30 (Peninsula Gateway): Downtown ideas, Storefront books to be at museum

October 18 (Gig Harbor Life): Storefront Studio vision of Village Center includes restaurants, retail shops,  residences

October 11 (Gig Harbor Life): Storefront Studio project envisions swimming pool and ‘botel’ at Skansie Park

October 4 (Gig Harbor Life): Storefront Studio ideas for Arabella’s Landing include better signage, more  shops

September 26 (Gig Harbor Life): Storefront Studio students imagine multiple uses for new Ancich Park site

September 19 (Gig Harbor Life): Storefront Studio Project envisions nature trails and outdoor boatbuilding  classes at Eddon Boat

September 12 (Gateway): Storefront Studio Project envisions a waterfront Cultural District

September 3 (Gig Harbor Life): Storefront  Studio Project envisions water taxi and more retail space for Finholm  District

August 28 (Gateway): UW Storefront Studio presents final proposals to community

August 27 (Gig Harbor Life): Storefront  Studio Project wraps up with student recommendations for improving  downtown

August 21 (Gateway): College students to show ideas for downtown GH

August 6 (Gig Harbor Life): Report on Gig Harbor waterfront’s future being developed

July 24 (Gateway): Storefront Studio project holds first open house

July 23 (Gig Harbor Life): University students review Gig Harbor downtown parks, buildings

July 18 (Gateway): Storefront Studio project holds first open house Wednesday

July 5 (Gig Harbor Life): Architect students to review downtown Gig Harbor

July 3 (Gateway): UW students to study downtown Gig Harbor

July 2 (Gateway): UW students to study development in downtown Gig Harbor