Water fun

Tacoma Ocean Fest is about celebrating and protecting the ocean – and having fun on the water!

lantern paddle

Lantern Paddle for Species

Rig up your paddlecraft with LEDs or bring a lantern to the shoreline and help create Tacoma’s first-ever Lantern Paddle! It’s not just twilight magic on the water, though – it’s to help us all remember the ocean life that needs our care. 7-10pm June 10.

Festival paddle tryouts

Join us at the festival 10am – 5pm June 12 and try out a kayak for free, thanks to community partners Metro Parks Tacoma. Online signups required.