June 6 beach clean-up, June 7 festival!

What happens at Ocean Fest? Well, last year around 2,500 people came to laugh, play, think, learn and care about the ocean, plus 80 artists, 30 eco-booths and 4 food trucks. Stay tuned for the 2020 line-up!

Celebrate | Learn | Protect

boy at ocean


The Youth Story Contest is now open! Make a poem, short film or data graph about the ocean for prizes, pizza and to have your voice heard.
Data graph workshop: Feb. 25 and Mar. 3 at Boys & Girls Club
Poetry workshop: Feb. 27 at Tacoma Art Museum
Film help: Tacoma Public Library Teen Media Space

Entries open now through April 15.

And check out the video from the beach clean-up and Human Orca Mural on June 8, where 164 people picked up 730 lbs of trash!

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.