2019 Cider Swig

2018 CiderSwig





The Cider Swig returns to Gig Harbor on National Public Lands Day 2018.

Two dozen regional cidermakers will present a range of 90+ hard ciders to the growing community of cider lovers and the cider-curious alike traveling from near and far to join in a day of sampling the best ciders west of the Mississippi!

The Cider Swig Stage and Apple Carnivale Stage will be ALIVE all day with great entertainment including world-groove from Budapest West; sizzling twin fiddles by Spare Thyme; Celtic Folk Punk from The Bog Hoppers; an acoustic performance by local artist Josh Brulotte; some indy country rock from Marc and Joey; and, Charlie "The Noiseguy" Williams (additional info).

Talk about great eats! 8 local food trucks and/or pop-ups will be joining in the fun for the day. More will be posted as we get closer to the event. 

From apple pie contests to apple launching, and Apple Carnivàle Zone street performers, games and more, a great day is in store for the entire family.  


The Cider Swig again combines eco-awareness and our commitment to community. Proceeds raised go to support the Lu Winsor Memorial Environmental grants program, which provides annual grants to area schools, organizations and agencies within the greater KGI watershed for projects focused on water quality, environmental education, watershed enhancement and restoration activities, parks, trails and agricultural lands.

The CIDER SWIG is a proud member of the Northwest Cider Association!      NWCAlogo

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GHKP Make A Difference Day


Now in its 24th year, Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. On this day, millions of Americans will come together in a common mission to improve their communities. And, we're standing up to do the same in our community!

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Gig Harbor Beer Festival

On May 12, 2012, the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation brought the first Gig Harbor Beer Festival to the offerings of community-based events.

Our inaugural Beer Festival was a rousing success, with over 1,200 people in attendance and representation from 11 northwest breweries that included:

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New Website launch - Dec 2014

The Foundation launched a brand new Content Managed website this week. So we're updated and redesigned and ready for the new year.Website copy