Dive into Discovery at Tacoma Ocean Fest 2024

705 Dock St
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States

Suitable for Children

Event Dates and Times
Thursday June 27, 2024
6:00 PM  - 07:00 PM
Friday June 28, 2024
7:00 PM  - 10:00 PM
Saturday June 29, 2024
10:00 AM  - 05:00 PM
Tacoma Ocean Fest 2024 invites you to immerse yourself in a unique festival that merges the joy of art, the intrigue of science, and the love of water activities into a day of educational fun and adventure. Set against the backdrop of the scenic Foss Waterway Seaport, this festival offers a perfect blend of entertainment and education, all centered around the theme of ocean conservation.

This year's festival features a variety of activities designed to engage all ages. From captivating film screenings that dive deep into the mysteries of the ocean to hands-on paddling demonstrations, there’s something to spark everyone's curiosity. Join community-led waterfront clean-ups to take direct action in preserving the beauty of our marine environments.

A fantastic festival full of shimmering art, stunning circus, dance, music, speakers, science and more! Over 2,500 people came to celebrate with 97 artists, learning from 25 eco-booths, adding hundreds of droplets to the Youth Story Project, eating yummy food and connecting to our ocean and each other. Woohoo!!

Moreover, the event promises an array of performances from local artists, showcasing the vibrant culture of Tacoma while celebrating the ocean's influence on our lives. Whether you're a science enthusiast eager to learn more about marine biology or an art aficionado appreciative of ocean-inspired artworks, Tacoma Ocean Fest 2024 has an offering for you.


State of the Salmon Screening: Thursday, June 27, 2024 6pm-7pm
at Foss Waterway Seaport

Lantern Paddle for Species: Friday, June 28, 2024 7pm-10pm
at Foss Waterway Seaport

Waterfront Clean-up: Saturday, June 29, 2024 10am-Noon
at Melanie’s Park

Festival: Saturday, June 29, 2024 Noon-5pm
at Foss Waterway Seaport

“Maybe we each are only able to do something small, but if all of us do something small, together we can accomplish something great."
– Vidal Rojas, Tacoma community leader

Special Invitation to Military Members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord:

Dear Members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Community,

DiscoverJBLM.com invites you and your families to visit the Tacoma Ocean Fest 2024. As members of our community who come from all over the country, this festival offers a wonderful opportunity to explore Tacoma, connect with your neighbors, and engage in a meaningful celebration of our ocean.

Whether you're looking to enjoy a day out with your family, learn more about environmental conservation, or simply experience the local culture, Tacoma Ocean Fest promises a day full of activities and entertainment that will leave you inspired. Come along and make memories that contribute not only to personal joy but also to a greater cause.

We look forward to seeing you to the Foss Waterway Seaport for a day of discovery and fun. See you at the festival!

Our festival and most of its activities happen on traditional lands of the Puyallup people, who live here and speak the Lushootseed language. We lift our hands to them and honor their elders and their continued protection of the Salish Sea.