Tacoma Fire Department’s emergency response boat was on full display during Maritime Fest along the Foss Waterway last week. The 25th annual event celebrated Tacoma’s 46 miles of waterfront and its ties to the maritime industry as a major port city. Activities and displays included the waterfront’s shipping activities as well as the environmental and recreational offerings the water provides.
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.