Special Events

PenMet Parks provides special events that promote community awareness, social opportunities, and pride in local heritage, parks and community. Bringing our community together through events of all shapes and sizes, our team is committed to a memorable experience for all.

We are working hard to plan for your 2021 events season. Whether you are looking for take-home kits and activities or participating in one of our COVID-19 safe events, we have something for everyone.

Please check this page frequently for updates on our special events. View a calendar of events and happenings.

For more information on how you can get involved or attend, contact Info@penmetparks.org

Summer Events

Children’s Garden Workshop: Pollinators

Saturday, July 24th • 10a – 11:30a • Sehmel Homestead Park

Join PenMet Parks and the WSU Pierce County Extension Master Gardener Program. In this workshop children ages 5 – 11 will learn about flower parts & common pollinators

Held at Sehmel Homestead Park, Gig Harbor WA. Follow the signs to Demonstration Garden. Parents must accompany children.

Information: ghmgyouthprogram@gmail.com

Family Fun Fest

Saturday, July 31st • 4pm • Sehmel Homestead Park

July is National Parks and Recreation Month and we want to go out with a bang! This is a FREE family friendly festival of fun for all. Enjoy live music, food trucks, art activities, hands on learning, and more!

Just added: Stick around after the event for Movie in the Park – Movie: Trolls World Tour (Movie will begin at dusk)

No registration required.

Movies in the Park

Saturday, July 31st • After Family Fun Fest!

Grab your friends, bring a blanket, and have fun watching Trolls World Tour at Sehmel Homestead Park! There will be lawn games and food trucks to enjoy before the movie starts.

Movie begins at dusk.

Movies in the Park

Saturday, August 20th

Grab your friends, bring a blanket, and have fun watching Jurassic Park in the Sehmel Homestead Park Amphitheater. There will be lawn games and food trucks to enjoy before the movie starts.

Movie begins at dusk.

Children’s Garden Workshop: Weird & Wonderful Plants

Saturday, Aug. 28th • 10a – 11:30a • Sehmel Homestead Park

Join PenMet Parks and the WSU Pierce County Extension Master Gardener Program. In this workshop children ages 5 – 11 will hunt the garden for strange plants we might see.

Held at Sehmel Homestead Park, Gig Harbor WA. Follow the signs to Demonstration Garden. Parents must accompany children.

Information: ghmgyouthprogram@gmail.com

Children’s Garden Workshop: Garden Harvest & Scarecrows

Saturday, Sept. 18th • 10a – 11:30a • Sehmel Homestead Park

Join PenMet Parks and the WSU Pierce County Extension Master Gardener Program. In this workshop children ages 5 – 11 will help with “harvest” and make a scarecrow.

Held at Sehmel Homestead Park, Gig Harbor WA. Follow the signs to Demonstration Garden. Parents must accompany children.

Information: ghmgyouthprogram@gmail.com

Mini Golf Classic

The Mini-Golf Classic

Saturday, September 4 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • Community Recreation Center

The Mini-Golf Classic is an annual fundraising event for the Kiwanis Club of Gig Harbor and a perfect event for families and friends of all ages. This friendly competition among teams is ideal for everyone! Equipment provided, but feel free to bring your own putter. The cost is $50 per team of four players.

Click here to register!

Fall Events

Scarecrow Festival

The Scarecrow Festival features a community Scarecrow Competition with entries created by local businesses, community groups, and families. This festival is an autumn celebration with live entertainment and music, farm animals, hayrides, camel & pony rides, carnival games, food, and fair treat vendors.

Groups compete for cash prizes for best of show and people’s choice.

Admission to the festival is FREE; some activities include a small fee and suggested $2/child donation.

The events listed are subject to cancelation or change due to COVID-19 or weather conditions.