Tacoma Ocean Month is here!

One month of ocean events, from cleanups to festivals and the Trashoctopus! Keep scrolling to see what’s on.


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The first-ever Tacoma Ocean Film Fest! Two nights of ocean beauty, adventure, animals and protection from local filmmakers and the International Ocean Film Festival. June 16-17 at The Grand Cinema.


Were you at the 2021 Tacoma Ocean Fest one-day festival? Nearly 1,000 people gathered safely, spread out, for the first in-person festival since 2019 – and what a day it was! Musicians, dancers, speakers, eco-booths, Youth Story finalists, kayak tryouts, ice cream and pizza – it was a HUGE success, and so good to gather our community again around the ocean. We’ll post photos soon! Meanwhile, keep watching the livestream of the Brass Band Northwest finale! Replays coming soon on our music/dance and OceanX speaker pages!


Trashoctopus Tour!

Come meet the Trashoctopus, a giant sculpture that doubles as a trash can! Coming to the festival and Tacoma parks on June weekends to remind us all to keep trash out of the ocean.

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Ocean Story Trail

Three water protectors. Three stories. Three QR code posters along the waterfront, leading you into ways to join in and care for our ocean. June 7-30.

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“Maybe we each are only able to do something small, but if all of us do something small, together we can accomplish something great.

– Vidal Rojas, community leader

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Clean a stream, help the ocean! Join the Swan Creek Cleanup on June 26 from 9am-1pm. Drop Google pins for later tire pickup, see the Trashoctopus and meet your community.

Our festival and most of its activities happen on traditional lands of the Puyallup people, who live here and speak the Lushootseed language. We lift our hands to them and honor their elders and their continued protection of the Salish Sea.