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Youth Story Contest

Write a poem or make a film about the ocean for pizza, prizes and to have your voice heard! Open to grades 6-12 in Tacoma and Chief Leschi schools. You can do it!NOW EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 22.


Marine Biologist Beach Walks

Low-tide walks led by marine biologist Emily Pinckney! Open for 20 masked, socially-distanced attendees and also livestreamed on Facebook/YouTube.

More coming May-June!


Tacoma Ocean Fest went virtual in 2020! Dance & music videos, speaker Zooms, art tours & talks, DIY science and more, all online! Start exploring now.

Celebrate | Learn | Protect


Online art tours, galleries, livestreams

PCD booth
Virtual eco-booths, science, ocean learning

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Ocean music, dance & aerial circus videos

Play the Ocean Action Game for a giveaway!

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OceanX Zoom Talks now up! Watch them all.


As a festival held on the Tacoma waterfront, we acknowledge that we are standing on traditional lands of the Puyallup tribe, who live here and speak the Twulshootseed language. We honor their history; their leaders past, present and emerging; and their continued protection of the Salish Sea.