Thursday’s

Summer Sip & Stroll

Must be 21 or older to participate. However, all ages are welcome to join you in the stroll around town but are not allowed in the designated serving areas. 

Parking

Parking may be found at 7 Seas and along the downtown waterfront.

Transportation

You can walk (or stroll) this event, or pick up a trolley along the way.

  • Walking
    The Sip & Stroll is 1.5 Miles from end to end. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking to many locations.
  • Ride any of the three Pierce Transit Trolley’s! Show your wristband for complimentary trolley rides. More Trolley details here. (NOTE: be sure to depart the trolley before they leave downtown and the Sip & Stroll stops).

Check-in

Check In Location: 3104 Judson Street (Former Ace Hardware location). Look for signs.

Bring your ID. You will receive a map showing all participating locations upon registration. You will also receive a collectible wine glass for tastings (thank you to our sponsor Devoted Kiss Café).

Shopping

Visit the Central Store at the registration location on Judson to purchase wine for offsite consumption. Store will be open until 9:00pm. Please remember to adhere to all public laws in accordance with consumption of alcoholic beverages.


Saturday’s

Grand Tasting

Parking

Festival-goers are encouraged to park and ride the shuttle to the venue from one of the following two designated festival parking areas. Shuttles and parking are free and will be in operation throughout the day beginning at 10am to serve Wine and Food Festival guests!

 

Park and ride the shuttle from the Franciscan Medical Center
6401 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor
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 Park and ride the shuttle from the Church of Latter Day Saints
3603 Rosedale Street, Gig Harbor
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Directions to Gig Harbor from I-5: Take the Highway 16 West exit, following Highway 16 to Gig Harbor. Exit at Wollochet Drive. Follow signs to the designated parking and shuttle service. Or to proceed to the Harbor History Museum venue*, continue across the intersection onto Stinson. Follow Stinson downhill, turn left onto Harborview Drive at the bottom of the hill. Follow Harborview Drive to the festival at 4121 Harborview Drive. 

Directions to Gig Harbor traveling east on Highway 16: Exit at Wollochet Drive. Turn left onto Wollochet Drive. Follow signs to the designated parking and shuttle service. Or to proceed to the Harbor History Museum venue*, turn left onto Wollochet, continue over the overpass and take the first left at Stinson Avenue. Follow Stinson Avenue downhill, turn left onto Harborview Drive at the bottom of the hill. Follow Harborview Drive to the festival at 4121 Harborview Drive.

*Please note that there is no street parking available at the Harbor Wine & Food Festival site, the Harbor History Museum located at 4121 Harborview Drive, and street parking nearby is limited.

Check-In

  • Enter Festival through arch in Austin Estuary Park
  • Gates open at 12:00PM. Final tastes/bites will be poured & served by 4:30PM.
  • Bring your ID. You must be 21 or older to attend the event.
  • 15 taste tickets are included with your ticket purchase.
  • Additional taste tickets may be purchased at the Wine Store on the Festival Grounds. Cost is $10 for 4 tickets.
  • You will receive a bag containing a commemorative tasting glass, plate, and program upon entrance.
  • Register to utilize “Cork Express” upon entry – see below for details.

Class Logistics

  • A class can only be attended if a ticket to the Grand Tasting was purchased.
  • We strongly recommend pre-registering for classes online at bit.ly/harborwineandfood.
  • Check on walk-in class space 10 minutes prior to class start times at the class entrance.

Shopping

  • Purchase Wine, Spirits & Beers that you taste at the Festival at the on-site Wine Store in the Museum lobby.
  • Cork Express! Use Cork Express to pre-order and pay for your wine prior to pick-up. This service will streamline your check-out process. Register for Cork Express as you enter the Festival. Your credit card will be held on file and only charged once you place a wine order. Wine, Spirits & Beer orders can be placed using the Cork Express drop boxes located throughout the festival grounds. No more trying to remember which wine you loved! Pre-order and go home with your favorites!