Tacoma Ocean Month is coming!


June 4

lantern paddle
Bring lights on shore or water and join a community paddle for endangered species. Music, aerialist, light art. 7-10pm

June 5

beach cleanup
Pick up beach trash, count it on the app, then toss it in the Trashoctopus at the Tacoma Shoreline Survey & Cleanup. 9am-1pm

June 6

David Doubilet coral reef
Underwater photography, ocean crochet, paper waves.
carl safina
Scientists, artists, activists.
two percussionists
Percussion, brass band, electric cello, hula, aerial.
Try a kayak. Get your feet wet.
virtual booth
Meet water protectors, do science, get inspired.
girl reading poem
Ocean poetry and film finalists.

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, Tacoma community leader


  • Ocean Story Trail June 3-30
  • Marine Biologist Beachwalks June 12-13
  • Tacoma Ocean Film Fest June 16-18
  • Stream Cleanups June 19, 26
  • Trashoctopus June weekends

More info coming soon!

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.

Sign up now for May 15, June 12 & 13!

crochet barnacles

Ocean Crochet!

Join textile artist Kelly Lynch via video to learn to crochet a giant barnacle for the Tacoma Ocean Fest art installations!

Perfect for all skill levels.

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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.