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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.

Weekend at the BoatShop

Weekend at the boatshop 

takes place may 19-20 with 3 SEPARATE events occuring each day

Featuring...

Saturday, May 19th 

Jim valley

 Jim Valley

Jim Valley

Jim's work in schools began in 1980 when he was invited to by an administrator to create a "Friendship Workshop" in a troubled school, and to write a song that would "help us learn to get along." The song Rainbow Planet was born. The workshop was so successful that Jim was soon traveling to schools throughout Washington state where he wove children's words and feelings into songs, helping them feel special about themselves. He now travels around the world presenting workshops and concerts to children, teachers and families.

1 pm

May 19th

$5 per family advanced registration | $10 per family at the door 

To learn more about Jim Valley, click HERE to visit his website!


Chip hanauer / supersones

 Chip Hanauer, Photo by Ozzie Wiese

Chip Hanauer, Photo by Ozzie Wiese

 SuperSones

SuperSones

Join Chip Hanauer, for his talk, “Lessons from a dangerous life,” as he expresses how a kid from Seattle, who grew up wanting to be an unlimited hydroplane driver, made it happen. Chip shares what he learned in that process, how it changed him and how those lessons continue to benefit him as a man in his early 60’s.

5:30 PM

Saturday, May 19th 

1 ticket purchase includes Chip Hanauer's talk & the SuperSone's performance

General admission is $25 non-members / $20 members in advance / $30 non-members / $25 members at the door. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets online!

All ages, open seating.

Appetizers provided and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Outside food welcome.

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SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call-and-response singing, and trumpet improvisation. From the 1930's in Havana to the present moment, Cuban septets like SuperSones have inspired people around the world to dance and celebrate.

For more info on SuperSones and to view some of their music, click HERE to visit their website

7 PM

May 19th

1 ticket purchase includes Chip Hanauer's talk & the SuperSone's performance

General admission is $25 non-members / $20 members in advance / $30 non-members / $25 members at the door. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets online!

All ages, open seating.

Appetizers provided and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Outside food welcome.


Sunday, May 20th

Tales at the boatshop

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What would it have been like if you worked on your Dad’s fishing boat 100 years ago? Where would you fish? How long would you be gone? What would you eat? Where would you sleep? What would you do when you weren’t fishing? What would the boat be like? Families with children ages five and older will enjoy a maritime-themed multimedia event about early commercial fishing and the Gig Harbor families
who pioneered the industry. Bring your questions!

1 PM

Sunday, May 20th

Children ages 5 and up

No charge!


Daniel evans / the old yellers

 Daniel Evans

Daniel Evans

The inside passage to Alaska has been paddled by native canoes since time immemorial, sailing craft for centuries, and after someone found gold in the Klondike the route was jammed with steamboats full of prospectors elbowing each other out of the way for the promise of fortune. It’s in the spirit of tradition, exploration, and the lawless self-reliance of the gold rush that Race to Alaska was born. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind powered race, and currently the largest cash prize for a race of its kind. 

Join us as Daniel Evans, Race Boss, provides an insider’s perspective
on the Race to Alaska (R2AK).

4 PM

May 20th

1 ticket purchase includes Daniel Evan's talk & The Old Yellers Performance

General admission is $25 non-members / $20 members in advance / $30 non-members / $25 members at the door. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets online!

Appetizers provided and beer and wine available for purchase. Outside food welcome.

Open seating and all ages welcome.

 The Old Yellers

The Old Yellers

With excellent original songwriting, old school country charm, rock and roll roots and well crafted ballads, their edgy style, transcendent harmonies and rollicking roadhouse twang and holler has compelled fans from Portland, Oregon to Dublin, Ireland to raise their glasses in triumph, open their hearts in connection and laugh out loud in joyous revelry.

Groove with The Old Yellers at the BoatShop as they play Americana music fusing Appalachian folk and traditional outlaw
country. Click HERE to for more info on The Old Yellers and to view some of their music!

6 PM

Sunday, May 20th 

1 ticket purchase includes Daniel Evan's talk & The Old Yeller's Performance

General admission is $25 non-members / $20 members in advance / $30 non-members / $25 members at the door. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets online!

Appetizers provided and beer and wine available for purchase. Outside food welcome.

Open seating and all ages welcome.