Tacoma Ocean Fest returns to the Foss Waterway Seaport June 2-4, 2023 and beyond! Incredible art, music, dance, film, poetry, science and water fun bring our community together to celebrate the ocean, learn about its threats and get inspired to protect it.
Lantern Paddle for Species: 7-10pm June 2
Beach Clean-Up: 10am-12pm June 3
Festival: 10am-5pm June 4
Details coming soon!


Wow, what a year! This June we held a magical Lantern Paddle, cleaned up beach trash, gathered for a festival, watched a Film Fest, and explored beach wildlife. Get the recap (and photos!) here.

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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.