Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, June 5, 2017

Kicking off summer in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor kicked off summer over the weekend with its annual Maritime Gig Festival. The weather couldn't have been better!

Besides the big parade on Saturday, which I missed, there was the traditional Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday. All manner of watercraft crammed into the harbor to be blessed by a priest in the boat above. Horns bellowed and people cheered as his boat tootled around the harbor.

Besides the action on the water, there was a classic car show lining the closed-off main street through town.

Stand-up paddle boards were on display waiting to be purchased for summer fun:

Kayaks also were ready to go:

And let's not forget the food! We started at the Trolley, with picnic table seating and a lobster roll for Dave and blackened chicken taco for me. We ended at a patio table at Seven Seas Brewery.

I love this display outside a clothing store. 
The hat says "Vitamin sea."

Gig Harbor is a dog town, and sometimes it seemed as if this was a dog festival with all the dogs walking their people and watching the festivities.

So that wraps it up for the Gig report! 
I hope you all had a good weekend.

Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful! Sounds like you had a very enjoyable outing!

Robbie said...

WOW...what a great looking day! Love the classic cars!!!!

Julia DesertSpring said...

I want to go sometime just to pet all the dogs and hand out dog biscuits. What's up with the massive religious-looking art in the second photo? Does she bless the boats?

Sherrie Spangler said...

Julia -- I assume that's a picture from the church. The priest does the blessing.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Wonderful celebration with perfect weather! Hope you are sending that weather accross the country. Its raining once again in the northeast!