Tacoma Ocean Month is here!
One month of ocean events, from cleanups to festivals and the Trashoctopus! Keep scrolling to see what’s on.
WOW – WHAT A FESTIVAL!
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!
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.
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
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.