Tacoma Ocean Fest is a one-day free festival on Tacoma’s waterfront for World Ocean Day weekend, with other year-round programs. It brings the community together through arts, sciences and water fun to celebrate the ocean, learn about its threats and get inspired to protect it.

Due to COVID-19, we went virtual for the 2020 festival! Explore the whole website to celebrate, learn and protect online, all year round.

Tacoma Ocean Fest is committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, both as an organization that serves its community and as a recognition that the ocean is shared by all, and that it will take a united humanity to protect it. We work toward these goals and welcome feedback.

Our festival and most of its activities happen on traditional lands of the Puyallup people, who live here and speak the Twulshootseed language. We lift our hands to them and honor their continued protection of the Salish Sea.

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Directions: How to get to the Foss Waterway Seaport

Our Team: Who we are

Our Sponsors: They’re fabulous!

Newsroom: Press releases, coverage and more

2019 Festival: It was awesome!