Get Out: Weekend Planner

Check our picks for the activities to hit and new hot spots to explore.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll be doing this weekend?

Gig Harbor Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work, outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new hot spots to explore.

  • Where/When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at .
  • Why Go: Celebrate Earth Day in this Friday in Historic downtown Gig Harbor. The main attraction for this event will be the visit of the historic schooner “Adventuress." The 133-foot vessel and her crew will be there to offer educational programming, answer questions and help educate visitors of all ages about the local coastal environment.
  • Pricing: Free.


Easter Bonnet Pet Parade at the Gig Harbor Farmers Market

  • Where/When: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Uptown Gig Harbor (next to )
  • Why Go: This weekend at the Gig Harbor Farmers Market, you and your pooch can both celebrate Easter in style. Come check out the best dressed animals in their colorful bonnets and outfits at the farmers market this Saturday. This is the first year for the event.
  • Pricing: Free.


"The Light Brings Forth the Seeing": A Collection of Fine Oils by Linda Jacobus

  • Where/When: On display at the  through Sunday, April 24. 
  • Why Go: Sunday will be your last chance to see Linda Jacobus' stunning collection of oil paintings at Morso. Can't make it this weekend? Or, curious about what you'll see? Check out the Linda Jacobus website.
  • Pricing: Free.


  • Where/When: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at .
  • Why Go: Are you inspired by all the talented singers on American Idol? Head down to Halftime this Saturday, pick your favorite song and sing your heart out.
  • Pricing: No cover.


  • Where/When: 6 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at .
  • Why Go: Pick up some new skills in the kitchen at this hands-on cooking class from Bella Kitchen Essentials. The class will focus on classic Northern Italy dishes. And the best part, once you've successfully prepared your dish, you'll get to enjoy your creation complete with wine pairings. Buon appetito!
  • Pricing: $65 (includes the class, meal and wine pairings)


  • Where/When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the
  • Why Go: If you've never toured the Boat Shop, you're missing out. Come out this weekend and see the birthplace of the Thunderbird Sailboat and much more. Tours are usually held every Saturday, but in celebration of Gig Harbor's Earth Heritage Day, the Boat Shop tours will be held all day Friday as well. 
  • Pricing: Free.


Still want more? Check out our family-friendly Grab & Go Kids Planner refreshed every Wednesday.


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