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3805 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

(253) 857-9344

Working to Preserve Gig Harbors Historic Working Waterfront this non-profit boatyard located in historic Gig Harbor, Washington is the birthplace of the Thunderbird sailboat.


Waterfront Block Party
12:30 PM12:30

Waterfront Block Party

Enjoy wine & food tasting on Gig Harbor's downtown waterfront on July 27! The 2nd annual Waterfront Block Party features 23 party stops sampling some of the region's best wines, brews and spirits. Many stops will feature samples of savory small food bites, tasty cheeses or tempting desserts. Some stops will feature live music while you taste! A wine store will be available to purchase bottled wines you have tasted throughout the day.

Tickets are $45 through this Sunday - July 21 - so act today and save!  Tickets are $50 July 22 - 26, and $55 on July 27.


Ticket price includes 15 sip tickets for alcohol, a wine tasting glass, a map/program guide, and complimentary shuttle transportation if desired. Tickets are available online at or

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Santa's BoatShop
10:00 AM10:00

Santa's BoatShop

The historic Eddon Boatyard will be transformed into Santa's BoatShop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. Children are invited to build and paint model boats at this festive holiday event.

Come any time between 10 am and 3pm!

It takes roughly one hour to build your boat. Advance registration is recommended.

A $10 fee includes all materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Float the Boat(Shop)
5:00 PM17:00

Float the Boat(Shop)

You’re invited!

Join us as we Float the Boat(Shop) and commemorate Gig Harbor BoatShop’s 10-year anniversary with a festive evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing; storytelling, giving, and toasting 10 years.

A decade ago, the BoatShop was founded after a true community grassroots effort saved the historic Eddon Boatyard from demolition. Since then, we’ve opened our doors to the public and engaged thousands of people with Gig Harbor’s working waterfront.

The work we do is only possible because of you: our neighbors, friends, and community members. It’s only fitting that you join us as we celebrate ten years of providing public benefit and look forward towards the next ten years.

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at the Club @ Gig Harbor Marina in downtown Gig Harbor.  

Tickets are limited! Click here to purchase your ticket online now!


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Donkey Creek Chum Festival
11:00 AM11:00

Donkey Creek Chum Festival

  • Austin Estuary Park/Harbor History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It takes a fish to raise a village. Every year, the greater Gig Harbor community celebrates the return of salmon to our local waters in a day-long event at the Harbor History Museum at Donkey Creek and Austin Estuary Park. The BoatShop will be at the Chum Festival with a Family Boat Building skiff, a fun activity for kids, and lots of information about our programs and projects. 

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