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It’s Time to Celebrate the Ocean!

Tacoma Ocean Fest set for June 6, with additional activities taking place all month long By Jillian Chandler

The Tacoma Ocean Fest returns to Foss Waterway Sunday, June 6. This free one-day festival on Tacoma's waterfront brings together arts, sciences and water play to celebrate our ocean, tell about its threats and inspire us all to protect it.

Held 10am to 5pm, enjoy interactive art, music, dance, eco-booths, hands-on science, OceanX talks and so much more! But the fun and education does not stop there!

Throughout the entire month of June, don't miss the opportunity to join others in the community on the Ocean Story Trail June 3 through 30; at one of the Marine Biologist Beachwalks, taking place June 12 and 13 from 1 to 2pm at Titlow Beach; at the Ocean Film Fest, held June 16 through 18, 7 to 9pm each night, at The Grand Cinema; Stream Cleanups on June 19 and 26 from 9am to 1pm; and the Trashoctopus each weekend during the month. The month-long celebration kicks off June 4 with its Lantern Paddle, followed by a Beach Cleanup June 5.

This month, enjoy the various opportunities to help in celebrating, protecting and learning about our ocean. Don't miss Tacoma Ocean Fest 2021. For additional details, visit As Monday, June 8, marks World Ocean Day, take this opportunity to give back to protecting our waters.

Celebrate. Learn. Protect.

Please note: For the health and safety of all those in attendance, it is important to follow all of Washington state's current COVID-19 guidelines.

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