Grit City Costume Paddle
October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
What do you get when you combine Halloween, costumes and water fun?
The Grit City Costume Paddle! Put on your most creative costume and paddle the Thea Foss Waterway in a fun kickoff for Halloween.
12-2pm: TRASH-FOR-TREAT: Swing by the Ocean Fest tent at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St Tacoma to pick up gloves and a bag (or bring your own). Then pick up trash along Dock St, and bring it back to the Trashoctopus for a free sticker and chance at the raffle!
1-2pm: PADDLE: Launch at the Seaport or Thea’s Park, paddle down and assemble at the 11th St Bridge for a group photo! Or watch from shore.
COSTUME CONTEST: Snap a pic of yourself in costume with your board/kayak and upload below or to social media with #gritcitypaddle. (TIP: Do it before launching. Paddlers only, please.) UPLOAD PHOTO BELOW
CATEGORIES: Most Artsy, Best Ocean Animal and Spookiest. Winners announced on the Facebook event. Prizes courtesy of Foss Waterway Seaport (includes 1-yr family membership), Foss Harbor Marina (includes kayak rental) and Grit City Magazine (print and mag).
2pm: RAFFLE & COSTUME PRIZES: Announced at the Ocean Fest tent. We’ll also contact you if you win.
10am-4pm: HALLOWEEN-IN-THE-MUSEUM! Come inside the Foss Waterway Seaport for FREE fun! Wear your costume, get treats, do spooky ocean science and more.
NEED A KAYAK? Go with Metro Parks Tacoma on a “kayak trip” into the Paddle! For just $15 you get a kayak, safety gear and a guide – all you need is a costume! Spots limited. BOOK KAYAK NOW
VOLUNTEER!! We need folks to hand out gloves, bags and stickers at the Trash-for-Treat litter pickup. Plus, you get to hang out with the Trashoctopus. SIGN UP HERE
NOTE: You are responsible for your own safety. Kayaks, paddleboards and nonmotorized watercraft only. Please wear masks and stay socially distanced on water or land. Wear a life-jacket. Dress warmly. Stay home if you’re sick.