Water fun

Grit City Costume Paddle!

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 between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 31 in a socially-distanced kick-off to a pandemic Halloween.

Put in and paddle anytime, but assemble at noon 6 ft apart under the 11th St Bridge for a group photo!

PLUS: Online photo contest! Snap a pic of yourself in costume with your board/kayak and upload to social media with #gritcitypaddle. Or email to info@tacomaoceanfest.org.

PRIZES include swag from Tacoma Ocean Fest, 253Heart and the Foss Waterway Seaport!

CATEGORIES: Most Artsy, Best Ocean Animal and Spookiest. Winners announced on the Facebook event.

NOTE: This is a non-hosted event – 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