Stand Up for Peninsula Schools is proud to announce the 2nd annual SUP in the Harbor, a community event to support our schools. On September 22, hundreds of people will gather in downtown Gig Harbor for stand up paddle boarding, live music, face painting, food and more.
This year’s SUP in the Harbor goal is to break last year’s record of 103 stand up paddle (SUP) boarders in the parade, which the Gig Harbor Dragon Boat will lead along the waterfront, from Skansie Brothers Park to the Tides Tavern and back to the park.
Free onshore activities and SUP registration will start at noon, including live music, face painting, food booths, community mural painting and lawn games.
Paddle board relay races will begin at 1:15 p.m. and the parade will start at 2 p.m. Sponsor Lee’s SUP will provide free paddle board rentals and life vests to the first 75 participants ($5 after the first 75), or bring your own paddle board. Lessons for SUP beginners will be provided as part of the registration fee ($20 per individual and $50 per family pre-registration).
SUP in the Harbor will wrap up with a school rally, raffle and awards at 2:45 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to support Stand Up for Peninsula Schools and their efforts to promote Peninsula School District funding measures and communicate funding impacts on our schools and the community.
THE CIDERS RETURN FOR THE 5th ANNUAL CIDER SWIG!
This Greater Peninsula Cider Festival highlights nearly 100 regional ciders to sip, live music and entertainment on two stages, an Apple Pie Contest, apple launching, restaurants and food trucks, the Apple Carnivàle & Kids Zone.
Early bird tickets on sale through June 22 – just $23.50.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.
Ticket includes: 5 drink tokens, 6 oz. festival glass- Must be 21 to enter the Cider Garden with ID.
Come Get your Swig On!
Tour the Key Peninsula with your family on the Farm Tour
12 different locations. Park at Gateway Park and ride shuttle to Northern stops or Park at Longbranch Clubhouse to go to Southern Stops. Here is a map to download
Look at some of the activities your family can experience:
- Petting Zoo
- Pumpkin Patch
- Hay Ride
- Animal Demonstrations: Goat Show, Horse Pull, Dogs herd Ducks, Equestrian
- Fire Trucks and firemen teaching Emergency Planning
- Face Painting, Rock Painting, Scarecrow making, Games
- Oyster shucking and sorting
- Live Music at: Bea’s, Fiber Arts Festival, Foxglove, Grand, Lakebay Church, Sunnycrest, Soundview, Packleader
- Food at: Firehouse breakfast, Bea’s, Fiber Arts Festival, Foxglove, Grand, Lakebay Church
- Fiber Arts Festival at the largest clubhouse venue in the area (LIC)
Gardens, Greenhouses and Bountiful Fields planted from those who have a green thumb –
Come see the places from which your meals come from!
Featuring Vendors, Scarecrow Contest, Live Entertainment, Family Friendly Activities and a PUMPKIN LAUNCHER!
In it’s 9th year bringing FALL FUN to the greater Gig Harbor Community, this THE premier Fall event hosted specifically for YOU!
Come check out our community Scarecrow Competition with entries created by local business, communities groups and families. Winners are selected with best of show and peoples choice in each category.
Questions or want to become a vendor?
Chuck Cuzzetto, (253) 530-0833 CCUZZETTO@PENMETPARKS.ORG