Tacoma Ocean Month

We held one month of ocean events in June, from cleanups to festivals and the Trashoctopus! Keep scrolling to see what we did, and watch the livestreams. Then come in-person to see the art, up through summer at the Foss Waterway Seaport!


Trashoctopus Tour

Touring is now over for the Trashoctopus, a giant sculpture that doubles as a trash can. Roving Tacoma parks on June weekends to remind us all to keep trash out of the ocean, it’s now taking a well-earned rest. Interesting in hosting the Trashoctopus? Contact us.


Were you at the 2021 Tacoma Ocean Fest one-day festival? Around 900 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, watch the livestream replays on our music/dance and OceanX speaker pages – and the Brass Band Northwest grand finale!

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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, Tacoma community leader

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.