Gig Harbor Washington

Overview

Located just west of Tacoma and south of Seattle, the town of Gig Harbor lies on the edge of it’s namesake bay on the west side of the Puget Sound.

Because many travelers pass through this charming little waterfront town on their way north, Gig Harbor is sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula”.

Although the town is much smaller than the nearby cities of Tacoma and Seattle it is a popular weekend destination for locals who enjoy activities such as boating, hiking, fishing and shopping along the waterfront.

Gig Harbor Washington

 

View of Mt Rainier from bridge going in to Gig Harbor, WA.

Fun Facts About Gig Harbor

  • Gig Harbor is currently the 97th largest city in the State of Washington.
  • According to the latest Census data taken in 2010, Gig Harbor is home to 7126 residents. (Due to a rise in popularity, that number is estimated to have reached around 9000 as of early 2017).
  • Physical size: About 6 square miles.
  • Famous landmarks: the Skansie shipyard. This was where the first gasoline powered fishing boats in the area were outfitted beginning in 1905.
  • Gig Harbor was briefly featured in the television series CSI. The episode, which centered around the “Gig Harbor Killer” was entitled “Tressed To Kill” and aired in February of 2012.

Upcoming Events in Gig Harbor

SPECIAL SHOW **Comedy night with AJ Wilkerson**

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand!! Ocean5 is a great venue with fun around every corner. 18+ THIS IS A CANT MI...

Harmonious Funk Concert

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
HARMONIOUS FUNK does Top 40 and cover music from the 80’s, 90’s early 2000’s as well as some c...

The Waterfront Farmers Market

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Experience the Waterfront Farmers Market in Historic Downtown Gig Harbor! Nestled in the heart of Gi...

The Waterfront Farmers Market

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Experience the Waterfront Farmers Market in Historic Downtown Gig Harbor! Nestled in the heart of Gi...

Stand-Up Comedy Night: Headliner Kermet Apio at Ocean5

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Get ready for a hilarious night at Ocean5 Comedy Club, featuring the incredible Kermet Apio as the h...

The Waterfront Farmers Market

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Experience the Waterfront Farmers Market in Historic Downtown Gig Harbor! Nestled in the heart of Gi...
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