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Grit City Costume Paddle

October 29, 2022 @ 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. All free at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St, Tacoma.

10am-2pm: GHOSTLY MUSEUM! Come inside the Foss Waterway Seaport for FREE fun! Wear your costume, enter a raffle, get treats, do ghostly crafts, spooky science and more. Food trucks outside.

12-2pm: TRASH-FOR-TREAT: Swing by the Ocean Fest tent at the Foss Seaport 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 Trash Raffle entry!

1-2pm: PADDLE: Launch at the Seaport or Thea’s Park, paddle down to the 11th St Bridge for a group photo! Need a kayak? Sign up HERE to join the Metro Parks trip ($15). Or watch from shore and listen to the amazing, astonishing Tacomarama Brass Band!

12-1pm: COSTUME CONTEST: Before you launch, snap a pic of yourself in costume with your board/kayak and upload below or to social media with #gritcitypaddle. (Paddlers only, please.) Upload photo below. We will also be scouting the paddle for costumes, so if you don’t upload, don’t stress. 

CATEGORIES: Most Artsy, Best Ocean Animal and Spookiest. Prizes include a year-long membership to Foss Waterway Seaport, a Grit City Magazine swag bag and an Ocean Fest swag bag with tickets to The Grand Cinema! 

2pm: TRASH RAFFLE & COSTUME PRIZES: Announced at the Ocean Fest tent and online. We’ll also contact you if you win. Trash Raffle prize: Movie tix to The Grand Cinema!!

NOTE: You are responsible for your own safety. Kayaks, paddleboards and nonmotorized watercraft only. Wear a life-jacket. Dress warmly. Stay home if you’re sick.


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October 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock St
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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