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

Spring Events

Father Daughter Night 2021

A Knight to Remember!

Fri, June 18th & Sat, June 19th • Community Recreation Center

Calling all Knights and their Princesses! You are invited to our Father Daughter Date Night. Enjoy themed mini golf, games and crafts, a photo station, and refreshments. Whether you dress fancy or casually, this is a night that you and your daughter will remember for years to come.

Click here to register! (Two dates to choose from)

Summer Events

Teen Lunch Truck Luau

Wed, June 23rd • 1 – 3 pm • Sehmel Homestead Park

Grab your friends and a picnic blanket and head down to Sehmel Homestead Park to celebrate your last day of school! Enjoy live music, food trucks, and lawn games.

Click here to register!

PenMet Pop up Markers Market FB Event 5.6

Local Makers Market Pop-Up

Saturday, June 26th • 10 am – 2 pm • Sehmel Homestead Park

The focus of this event is on local hidden talent, lending an opportunity to those who do not have storefronts to shine, showcasing your creativity and SKILLS. Maybe you don’t have a website or market experience? Then this is the place for you! Our community is craving to support one another. WE’VE CREATED THIS UNIQUE EVENT WITH YOU IN MIND!

Party in the Park

Party in the Park (21+)

Saturday, July 10th • 6p – 9p • Sehmel Homestead Park

It’s about time for some Summer fun! Join us at Party in the Park (21+) Presented by PenMet Parks, Gig Harbor Young Professionals and Kiwanis Club of Gig Harbor.

Click here for tickets!

Enjoy live performances by local bands Budapest West and The Shy Boys, food trucks, lawn games and a photo station. Beer and wine will be available with sales benefitting the Gig Harbor Young Professionals and the Kiwanis Club of Gig Harbor.

Family Fun Fest

Saturday, July 31st • 11 am – 6 pm

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

Click here to register! (two times to choose from)

Movies in the Park

Saturday, August 13th & 20th • 7: 30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Gate opens at 7:30pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Click here to register! (two dates to choose from)

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.