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6 Must See Events in Gig Harbor (and Tacoma) in 2022

Did you know that Tacoma, Washington has a population of almost 223,000 people and is the third-largest city in the state?

Between Tacoma and the smaller but no less exciting Gig Harbor, there are always fun things happening. If you’re itching to come out of your shell, then it’s looking like this year is going to be an amazing time to get out and live life to the fullest.

Are you wondering what Tacoma and Gig Harbor events are worth looking forward to? Keep reading to learn all about the 6 must see events in Gig Harbor and Tacoma in 2022.

1. Gig Harbor Film Festival

Are you a movie buff? Then you’ll certainly get your fill and then some when you attend the Gig Harbor Film Fest. Boasting over 100 films, this event is truly a film lover’s dream come true.

If you’re bored of the movies that keep coming out of Hollywood, then you’re sure to adore what this festival has to offer. From indie films and animated films to documentaries and shorts, there’s so much variety that you won’t have a hard time finding something up your alley.

This event is scheduled to take place from September 22nd to September 25th.

2. Cider Fest

If you’re aren’t into films all that much, don’t worry because there that’s just the tip of the iceberg for festivals in Gig Harbor. When the fall comes around, so does the celebrated Cider Fest. There’s nothing quite like a hot cup of cider to complete the mood of the season.

In the case of this festival, you’ll have the option to try as many different flavors of cider as you can handle, such as pumpkin spice and even ciders that have been aged in classic barrels. If someone in your group isn’t too big on cider, then you’ll be glad to know that they also have other options available, such as local beer, wine, and soda for the kids.

To spice up the event further, there are always lifestyle exhibits you can check out, including ones relating to skiing, yoga, pilates, and more. Don’t forget to mark your calendars because it’s scheduled to occur from August 13th to the 14th.

3. Beer Fest

Does beer run through your veins? If not, it sure will after you attend one of the most popular attractions in Tacoma. Beer Fest is exactly what it sounds like, an epic event that celebrates one of the world’s oldest and most cherished alcoholic beverages.

Now in its 11th year, this event will feature an amazing diversity of craft beers. Nothing is better with a beer in your hand than live music. Throughout the event, local talent will play new tunes and covers of timeless classics.

Although no food will be available at the event gates, there are plenty of restaurants in the area where you can pop in for a bite. You’re also allowed to bring your own food.

You’ll need to mark your calendar for May 14th. Keep in mind that it’s an event for people who are 21 or older.

4. Winter Sip & Stroll

When it comes to popular Gig Harbor events, you won’t want to miss out on the upcoming Winter Sip & Stroll. While beer can sometimes bring out the rambunctious spirit in people, wine is all about chill vibes.

Once you arrive at this event on April 30th, you’ll be given a tasting glass and map you can follow to over 20 businesses that are participating. Aside from a medley of Northwest wines and spirits, people will enjoy lots of finger foods as well.

Complimentary transportation makes it easier to get to all the locations if you’d rather sit back and enjoy the ride. Although your cover charge comes with 15 sip tickets, you can buy extra ones for a modest fee if you’d like to sip even more than that.

5. Stand-Up Comedy With David Koechner

Even if you have a tight Tacoma vacation budget, you should try to squeeze in the upcoming stand-up event of the year. David Koechner, who is known for his role in Anchorman and many other blockbuster comedy movies, will perform a stand-up routine at the Tacoma Comedy Club on May 6th.

If you want comedy that’s a bit more family-friendly, be sure to stay tuned because the Tacoma Comedy Club features comedians of all kinds throughout the year, including Jason Banks, Adam Carolla, and Olan Rangers.

6. Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert

From June 30th to July 2nd, Tacoma locals and tourists will have an opportunity to experience live music from some of the most beloved animated films of all time. Joe Hisaishi’s musical scores have accompanied such classics as Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke.

This is an event that both kids and adults are sure to get excited about. If you have the time, it could be a lot of fun to have a marathon of as many Studio Ghibli movies as possible before the event.

The performance will include a full symphonic orchestra and choir to bring the films to life in a whole new way. Clips from the movies will also be playing on a big screen in the background for all to enjoy. This is scheduled to take place at the Benaroya Hall, which also hosts many other concerts throughout the year in case you’re in the mood for other things to do in Gig Harbor.

Are You Ready to Attend Tacoma and Gig Harbor Events?

Now that you’ve learned all about the 6 must-see events in 2022, you can take your friends and family members to the best Tacoma and Gig Harbor events. Let’s make this new year something everyone will remember for a long time to come.

From restaurants like Blazing Onion and Fondi Pizzeria to shops like Marshalls and Paper Luxe, there’s always something to do and see in the area.

If you’re wondering what other memories are waiting to be made, then check out our directory or contact us with any questions you may have.

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