Our Swap Meet is getting closer and plans for a day of fun at the boatyard are jelling like a coat of fresh, smooth bottom paint on a warm day.
Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is celebrating National Marina Day, June 10, 2017, and you’re invited to the festivities. Plans are under way for our third annual swap meet, plus a few more special touches to make it a day of fun “in the yard on the hard.”
We’ll have live music by Sweet Mary, tantalizing food for lunch, a Poseidon-pleasing special event in the marina with our Suite Dreams guest yacht — and oh, mateys, lots of great boating treasures for browsing.
Swap Meet, Food, Fun & Festivities on Tap for National Marina Day
Our National Marina Day festivities will run longer this year, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to allow for this added fun and quality swap meet shopping.
We have lined up live music from noon to 3 p.m. by Sweet Mary, a fresh new duo performing acoustic folk, country and blues in the South Sound area. “Sweet Mary” is Mary Farr from Gig Harbor and Sky Davenport from Steilacoom, two well-known and accomplished musicians who have joined their talents to the delight of audiences wherever they play. (Read more about them at SweetMaryFarrMusic.)
At 2 p.m., meet us down in the marina for the renaming ceremony of our beautiful Ponderosa 42 guest yacht. The former White Lion will be de-named and then renamed Suite Dreams in a carefully traditional ceremony to appease Poseidon and Neptune, gods of the sea. As boaters know, to change the name of a vessel without consulting Poseidon is to invoke his considerable wrath, so our rechristening ceremony will definitely be nautically correct in order to appease these fussy sea gods.
Annual Swap Meet Means Fun @ the Boatyard
So, boaters, get your excess marine stuff together and plan to stake out a swap meet space here on the hard at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. We have plenty of booth space under cover so don’t let that stop you for things that should be kept dry.
National Marina Day Festivities at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, June 10:
- Swap Meet: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ~ Lots of space under cover
- Live music by Sweet Mary: Noon to 3 p.m.
- Suite Dreams Renaming Event: 2 p.m.
National Marina Day is a nationwide event dedicated to promoting boating and the boating lifestyle. Marine businesses across the country will be holding events to introduce the public to boating and increase participation in boating activities.
For more information on our 3rd Annual Swap Meet and to reserve your space, call Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard at 253-858-3535.
See you for Fun @ the Boatyard on National Marina Day, June 10. Happy sorting, swapping and boating!