Water fun

Ocean fest means having fun on the water! Down on the Foss dock, you can:

  • Do a litter pickup from a kayak
  • Try a stand-up paddleboard
  • Pull the oars on a real Dragon Boat
  • Paddle in and out of the festival on your own, and you’ll get a giveaway!

2019 Water Partners


Metro Parks Tacoma

people in kayakMetro Parks Tacoma is known for connecting people with nature and the outdoors through local parks and recreation. They’ll lead litter pickups on kayaks – sign up at their booth near the dock entrance. No experience necessary!

Foss Harbor Marina


Foss Harbor Marina are next-door neighbors to the Foss Waterway Seaport, and will bring some stand-up paddleboards to try out in the safety of the inner dock area. Sign up at the top of the ramp. Beginners welcome!