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CITY OF GIG HARBOR – January 2014
Gig Harbor is the first destination on the Kitsap Peninsula after crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. This vibrant community is notable for its maritime heritage, marinas, waterfront parks, upscale shops, galleries, restaurants, and more. Originating from two miles of walkable harbor front, Gig Harbor features a full service hotel, a cozy hotel plus suites, a quaint inn, houseboats, and multiple B&Bs. Whether you are looking for a beautiful backdrop for your film or a place where you can get re-energized away from the bustle of the big city, you’ll find the right location in Gig Harbor.
No matter the month, Gig Harbor is alive with events, activities, performances, and more. From outdoor music to farmers markets, holiday performances to kayak events, dog walks to 10K races – you name it, it’s in Gig Harbor.
GIG HARBOR WEATHER
The Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains serve as barriers to easterly and northerly weather systems. Weather is moderate the year round with delightful summers. Winters are very moderate with occasional snow.
January – High 48 F, Low 37 F
July – High 77 F, Low 56 F
January Rainfall – 5.93 inches
July Rainfall – 0.68 inches
January Snowfall – 0.7 inches
July Snowfall – 0.0 inches
PROJECTS FILMED IN GIG HARBOR
- Enough (2002)
KEY LOCATIONS OF INTEREST
Skansie Brothers Park is located in the heart of downtown at 3207 Harborview Drive and features a large waterfront open space, covered pavilion, historic netshed, and home adjacent to Jerisich Dock. Wilkinson Farm Park, located at 4118 Rosedale Street, features a 16-acre wildlife park with wetlands, holly groves, meadows, a community garden, and trails. One of the most beautiful panoramic views is at End Park, the Old Ferry Landing Park. Located at 2700 Harborview Drive, End Park features an overlook to the entrance of the bay with 180-degree view of the sand spit, Colvos Passage, and Mount Rainier.
RELEVANT CONTACT INFORMATION
- Local Film Liaison – Karen Scott, Marketing Director, City of Gig Harbor, (253) 853-3554, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agency that issues permits and costs – City of Gig Harbor, (253) 851-8136
- Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control – City of Gig Harbor Police, (253) 851-2236 or Pierce County Sheriff, (253) 798-7530
CLOSEST LARGE WASHINGTON AIRPORT
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 30 miles from Gig Harbor.
CLOSEST LARGE CITIES IN WASHINGTON
- Tacoma: 5 miles
- Seattle: 40 miles
A full list of Gig Harbor area accommodations is available here.