April 1, 2018
The 360 Trails at Gateway Park will host hundreds of cyclists at state championship mountain bike race April 15.


November 1, 2017
Gallery: Your photos from the 2017 Key Peninsula Farm Tour.


November 1, 2017
Faraway on the Farm Tour draws hundreds.


November 1, 2017
For Key Peninsula farmers trying to make a profit, the financial struggles can be overwhelming.


September 1, 2017
Local artist, knitter and weaver Britta Brones described the steps it takes to turn fleece into fashion.


September 1, 2017
“100 Years of Farming” is the theme for this year’s Key Peninsula Farm Tour, the oldest in Pierce County.


July 1, 2017
The third annual Art Walk, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. and free of charge, is designed to showcase local artists and give the community a chance to see their work.


March 31, 2017
Park Ranger Janet Shonk hopes that many Key Peninsula residents will be drawn to Penrose Point State Park Sunday, April 30, to help celebrate ShellFest.


September 28, 2016
The Flavors of Fall fundraiser has been a tradition at the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn for a long time.


September 2, 2016
The Key Peninsula is gearing up for the Oct. 1 Farm Tour.


July 2, 2016
Key Peninsula artists will be celebrated and showcased in Key Center, Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.


July 2, 2016
Under the leadership of its president (and Key Peninsula resident) Mirella Geyer, the Gig Harbor Eagles Post 2809 Auxiliary raised $12,369.10 for charities between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016.


February 26, 2016
The Peninsula School District recently teamed up with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma in a new no-cost program for Key Peninsula preschoolers and their parents or adult caregivers.


February 26, 2016
The ever-popular long-standing traditional family-friendly annual fundraiser that is the Key Peninsula Civic Center crab feed is set to go Saturday, March 12.


February 26, 2016
The Key Peninsula Historical Society (KPHS) museum, located at the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn, plans an El Sombrero dinner for members and friends and all others interested March 7, 5-9 p.m.


January 3, 2016
Every year for many years, the Key Peninsula Civic Center has hosted a mid-winter crab feed.


November 2, 2015
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Key Peninsula Civic Center will host the annual Winter Warm-up, Crafts Fair & Chili Competition.


November 2, 2015
“It was a very successful Farm Tour this year,”said Danna Webster, Community Council President and Farm Tour event coordinator.


October 5, 2015
The Red Barn Youth Center, the Key Peninsula’s one and only after school place for kids to get together and connect in a safe, fun location, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a “Raise the Roof” fundraiser.


October 5, 2015
Get ready for sneaky schemes, spooky silliness and spellbinding sweets at Key Pen Parks seventh-annual All Hallows Eve Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Volunteer Park.


October 5, 2015
Ready, set, prepare. If you don’t prepare for a disaster you are preparing to be a disaster victim.


September 2, 2015
With its rural setting and open acreage, the Key Peninsula is a natural for those looking to live the life of a farmer.


September 2, 2015
Key Peninsula Community Services (KPCS) volunteers labored day and night to make sure this year’s Aug. 15 KP Logging Show exceeded all expectations.


September 2, 2015
On Saturday, Aug 1, citizens turned out for the the Key Peninsula’s first-ever Hawaiian Days Parade and Luau.


July 31, 2015
The Key Peninsula Civic Center is kicking off its first ever Ohana luau and parade on Aug. 1.


July 31, 2015
The KP Historical Society is preparing for many free events open to the public to take place this month.


June 26, 2015
Enthusiastic students and a team of adult volunteers showed up on Saturday, June 13, before 8 a.m. ready for a busy day’s work.


June 26, 2015
Five years ago, five local vendors got together at the Drive Thru Feed Store and the first swap meet was held.


June 26, 2015
Like viewing local art and meeting local artists? Mark your calendar for the last Wednesday in July, when the Key Peninsula will showcase art from beloved local artists.


June 26, 2015
The first-ever Fourth of July Community Hot Dog Social is being put on by Key Pen Parks.


May 28, 2015
If you ever plan to attend one of the Key Peninsula’s Livable Fairs, there are a few things you need to do: Wear a comfortable pair of shoes and allow plenty of time, because there’s much to see and learn.


May 27, 2015
Last month’s Two Waters Arts Alliance’s Spring Fling was a wonderland of artists, their art, complete with live demonstrations by many, making hands-on craft-creations for children.


May 12, 2015
Memorial Day veterans' ceremony schedule


May 8, 2015
The KPCCA hosts the 14th annual Key Peninsula Livable Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 9, with the theme of “Living Well on the Key Peninsula.”


May 5, 2015
On Saturday, April 4, 360 Trails held its first-ever mountain bike poker run.


May 5, 2015
You know spring has officially arrived on the Key Peninsula when Two Waters Art Alliance hosts its annual Spring Fling.


April 14, 2015
Stafford Suites, in Port Orchard, will be hosting a vintage fashion show on April 23, at 2 p.m.


March 30, 2015
Key Pen Parks officials are hoping for a big turnout of volunteers to participate in Parks Appreciation Day––the annual event to spruce up our local parks.


January 31, 2015
Led by president Brandy Ellzey, the now experienced KeyFest crew is already finalizing plans for this year’s event


January 31, 2015
The second annual Mardi Gras Festival promises to be full of tradition.


January 31, 2015
On April 12, Key Pen Parks will host its 6th Annual Pet Easter Treat Hunt at Volunteer Park from 10 a.m. to noon.


January 31, 2015
The first “Artists’Blend” event in November brought together a small group of like-minded and creatively diverse souls who gathered to share stories and learn a few new ones.


December 8, 2014
On Saturday, Nov. 8, vendors, chili cooks and community members gathered at the Key Peninsula Civic Center for the 7th annual Winter Craft Fair.


December 8, 2014
This year, for the first time on the Key Peninsula, you can bring home a slew of unique, homemade, locally crafted gifts without driving any further than the Key Peninsula Civic Center.


December 8, 2014
For the past five years, The Mustard Seed Project’s “Random Acts of Caroling” has been bringing in holiday cheer and much joy to Key Peninsula residents.


September 25, 2014
This year’s KP Farm Tour begins with breakfast at the Key Center fire station.


September 4, 2014
The fourth annual juried Art Exhibition will be presented by Two Waters Arts Alliance (TWAA) from Oct. 3 through Dec. 1.


September 4, 2014
The Key Peninsula Farm Tour takes place on Saturday, Oct. 4.


September 4, 2014
On a beautiful August Sunday, a group of Key Peninsula residents celebrated the 90th birthday of Lakebay Community Church with cake and ice cream and a hearty chorus of “Happy Birthday to Us.”


September 4, 2014
On a recent Saturday morning the Key Peninsula Civic Center hosted what looked, at first glance, like a craft fair.


September 3, 2014
At 10 a.m. the flag went up in a ceremony provided by Key Peninsula Veterans and music from the Key Singers launched the annual Key Peninsula Logging Show and Festival at the new Gateway Park location.


August 1, 2014
The KP Farm council invites vendors and entertainers to contact them if they want to participate in this year’s Key Peninsula Farm Tour.


July 31, 2014
A dog agility event is scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Volunteer Park.


July 31, 2014
A single electrical pole and minimal water sources for animals and food booths posed difficult problems with temperatures soaring in the mid-90s for year 13 of the local fair.


May 29, 2014
The forecast called for a chance of rain on May 16.


May 29, 2014
Two local events that began separately at about the same time are joining forces for a day on June 7.


May 29, 2014
On May 3, Two Waters Arts Alliance hosted a “Spring Splash” Arts & Crafts workshop in lieu of the Spring Fling Art Show.


April 30, 2014
Even with all its great advantages, there are dangers lurking on the internet in social media and other websites.


April 30, 2014
The Key Peninsula Civic Center will be hosting its 13th annual Livable Fair on May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


November 30, 2013
The sixth annual Winter Warm-Up Artisan Festival and Chili Cook-Off events at the Key Peninsula Civic Center (KPCCA) on Nov. 9 were well-attended.


October 31, 2013
Tears of Joy Theatre from Portland, Oregon, will bring their production of “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” to the Key Peninsula Civic Center on Nov. 14.


May 7, 2013
Two Waters Arts Alliance held its annual “Spring Fling” in early April and met their goal of raising $10,000 for the Artists in Schools program.


May 1, 2013
The 12th annual Key Peninsula Livable Fair runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the Key Peninsula Civic Center.


April 1, 2011
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at Evergreen Elementary, delayed until March 3, was a huge success as the kids sang along with popular singer and composer Billy Farmer.


August 1, 2009
The Washington State Renaissance Fantasy Faire, the largest theatrical event in Washington State, has moved to Maris Farms in Buckley.


February 1, 2009
Key Peninsula Fair takes a year off for overhaul.


February 1, 2009
Two Waters Arts Alliance will present the Tears of Joy Theatre production Feb. 7 at the Key Peninsula Civic Center.


December 1, 2008
A meeting is set for Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Longbranch Improvement Club to discuss the future of the KP Community Fair.


September 1, 2008
Beyond the Borders, organized by Mark Runions, was again a splendid assembly of top musical groups.


September 1, 2008
The HarvestFEST Farm Tour scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, is “bigger and better” this year, with more farms available to visit.


July 1, 2008
A multicultural music event is coming back to Longbranch on Aug. 2, bringing to the Key Peninsula international music, food, art and more.


July 1, 2008
Key Peninsula Community Fair will feature first-time local entertainers as well as a repeat of popular attractions.


November 1, 2007
More than 200 guests were treated to an evening of friendship, food and a fantastic auction at Flavor of Fall.


October 1, 2007
Flavor of Fall will raise funds for stage renovation, curtains, and lighting for theatrical productions under the auspices of Two Waters Arts Alliance.


August 1, 2007
It is almost time for the 10th annual Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire.


August 1, 2007
Key Peninsula Community Fair volunteers and organizers outdid themselves this year, according to results reported by fair board Vice President Mike Hays.


July 1, 2007
The KP Community Fair is a community showcase of talent, art, and regionally excellent entertainment.


June 1, 2007
The Washington State Renaissance Faire is moving to Belfair from the Wauna site off SR 302.


May 1, 2007
Gig Harbor eco-event part of national campaign.


April 1, 2007
The Livable Community Fair returns to the Key Peninsula on Saturday, May 12.


September 1, 2006
Knights, minstrels, storytellers and even Her Royal Majesty were part of an experience that brought the medieval times to life in Wauna.


August 5, 2006
Dean Draeger is the Renaissance Faire’s “go to guy” and one of its most dedicated volunteers.


August 5, 2006
The Key Peninsula goes back to medieval times in August during the annual Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire, as knights, merchants, fairies, and even the Queen come to town.


August 5, 2006
Despite record heat, the Key Peninsula’s community fair drew a good crowd of people, who came from beyond the Key Pen to enjoy the music, the food, and the rides.


July 1, 2006
State fair commissioners will visit the Volunteer Park grounds this year to see if the Key Peninsula Community Fair qualifies for official fair status recognition by the state.


June 1, 2006
The Civic Center’s first fashion show follows a longtime vision for local business owner and community volunteer Claudia Loy.


January 1, 2006
Key Pen fair’s new director is making a handful of changes, big and small, to make the local community fair more successful.


August 1, 2004
The Old Timer’s Day is Aug. 21, so mark your calendars for this great street party. As always, it will be at the Longbranch Improvement Club and many special activities are planned.


August 1, 2004
The seventh annual Washington Renaissance Faire is once again coming to the Key Peninsula, with this year’s dates Aug. 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22.


August 1, 2004
"Apples and Berries and Pies, oh my!” The now-familiar phrase and its accompanying smiley-faced fruit will once again set the mood for this area’s biggest party, the Key Peninsula Community Fair.


July 1, 2004
Carnival rides, games, vendors and the popular Bullwacking Kass with her oxen will be back in August—along with new Key Pen Community Fair acts including chainsaw woodcarvers and a tractor pull.


May 1, 2004
Now in its third year, the show-and-tell has the official name of the Key Peninsula Livable Community Fair. Key Peninsula groups show all the things they do to make this a better place.


April 1, 2004
More than 45 booths and entertainment including cloggers, the Tacoma Rainiers mascot, canine demonstration, fish pond and a lot more are part of this year’s annual Livable Community Fair.


April 1, 2004
Like any other event organized by Two Waters Arts Alliance, the Spring Fling proved to be a classy, well-attended event.


December 1, 2003
Santa sightings and other merry events around the Key Peninsula.