Tacoma Maritime Fest around the corner


The 25th Maritime Fest celebrating Tacoma’s historic waterfront is set for July 28 and 29. Join the Foss Waterway Seaport at this free, all-ages event and be part of this valued maritime tradition that honors Tacoma’s rich maritime history, the trades that defined its past, and the activities and industry that shape it now. 

Celebrating the City of Destiny’s 46 miles of waterfront and rich history, Maritime Fest brings together an array of waterfront organizations: Industrial, environmental, recreational and nonprofit. Tacoma Maritime Fest is a tradition that nearly a quarter-million people have enjoyed during the past two decades. It is the only community event that celebrates Tacoma’s most important asset: its waterfront.

Admission to the Maritime Fest and the Foss Waterway Seaport is free thanks to support from KeyBank.

Events include dock side tours of vessels, a garage sale, paddleboard activities, live music, pirates, a bounce pirate ship, face painting, shanty singers, craftspeople showing off boat building skills, model toy boat building, food trucks and more. A boat shuttle will run between the Foss Waterway Seaport and the Museum of Glass, which is hosting its Festival of Glass on July 29.

For information, visit fosswaterwayseaport.org/maritimefest.

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