Founded in 1946, Gig Harbor is located on a small bay across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from Tacoma, and is considered one of the most picturesque small cities in America.
The bay was discovered by chance by the 1841 Wilkes expedition who were seeking refuge from a storm. They named the Harbor for their "gig," a type of boat. Gig Harbor still provides shelter - not for explorers, but for commercial fishing boats and pleasure craft. The town offers breathtaking views of Mount Rainier. Gig Harbor is part of the Tacoma, WA metro area.
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Harbor Inn Restaurant |
History Puget Sound Mariner's Museum |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Harbor Creek Lodge | Westbay Guest Cottage |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Keller Williams Realty | Richard LeMieux Real Estate Agent |
Wildlife Viewing Gig Harbor Kayak Center Inc |
Washington State Parks Kopachuck State Park |
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05/15 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!