10am-5pm June 9, 2019

at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St, Tacoma

Celebrate the ocean and learn how to protect it through arts, science and water fun in a free festival on Tacoma’s waterfront.

PLUS: 1-3:30pm June 8: Beach clean-up and Human Orca Mural! 

Celebrate | Learn | Protect

As a festival held on the Tacoma waterfront, we acknowledge that we are standing on traditional lands of the Puyallup tribe, and honor their legacy, their history and their continued protection of the Salish Sea.

Kayak Raffle

Buy a raffle ticket to win this gorgeous sea-green Quest from NC Kayaks! Proceeds benefit Ocean Fest and Tacoma City Ballet. Tickets $25 at the festival.


Giant Puppets!

inflatable orca puppet

Giant inflatable puppets are coming to Ocean Fest! A 21-foot orca and 14-foot salmon (worn by volunteers) will be roving the festival to make you think about our beautiful orcas in the Sound – and how they need salmon to survive.

Want to wear a puppet? Sign up now as a volunteer!