Events Calendar

The Seaport hosts year-round special events, festivals and family education programming.   We hope you will join us for some of the following activities:

Sailing Classes at the Seaport - July 22

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July 22, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Sign up for a sailing lesson - an exciting experience you won't want to miss! The Youth Marine Foundation will offer sailing lessons in partnership with the Foss Waterway Seaport. Instruction will be given in the learner friendly Walker Bay sailing boats which are easy to maneuver... a great vessel to learn in if this is your first sailing experience. Come join the fun on the Thea Foss Waterway!

July 29 - Come Paddle Board at the Foss Waterway Seaport!

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July 29, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Ten years ago, the City of Tacoma and its partners completed a historically significant clean up effort on the Thea Foss Waterway. Thanks to this effort, today we can live, work, paddle and play on a clean waterway.

The Foss Waterway Seaport is offering a variety of amazing “ green” water activities from our dock located on the Thea Foss Waterway during July - classes include paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing experiences.

The Other Country - Theatrical Production - August 10-13

August 10, 2017 (All day) - August 13, 2017 (All day)

The Other Country - The Story of Thea & Andrew Foss

First remembered as the character Annie Brennan in a series of stories in the Saturday Evening Post in the late 1920's, Thea Foss came to America's notice in film and TV as "Tugboat Annie" between 1930 and 1950. In 2006, local filmmakers Nancy Bourne Haley and Lucy Ostrander researched and co-produced a film, Finding Thea about this remarkable woman and her Norway-to-the-Pacific-Northwest saga.

Mini-Camp A: 3-5th grade - August 22, 2017

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August 22, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

It's hot outside.

Your kids are working your last nerve.
Before you do anything rash, turn over the couch cushions or haul that jug of change in your closet down to Coinstar and send your kids to our mini-camp.
While it's not going to make the school year start any sooner, it will give your kids a chance to learn about all those aquatic creatures they're always bugging you to know more about.


Mini-Camp C: 6-8th grade - August 24, 2017

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August 24, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

It used to be that you could entertain your kids with a couple of bucks and a kiddie pool. If they were any older, you could probably get them a job scooping ice cream but nope, you're stuck.

Before you let your kids spend every single day this summer in front of the TV or their cell phones, Why not have them come to our mini-camp?

Mini-Camp B: 3-5th grade - August 29, 2017

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August 29, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

There's 59 days that YOU have to fill this summer for your kids if you don't count weekends.

What's a "weekend"? You haven't had a weekend to yourself in years.


Do yourself a favor. Send your child to our mini-camp. Yes, it is only 4 hours long.

But, our camp is also only $20. That's $5 an hour! Where are you going to find anything safe and enriching in 2017 for only $5 an hour? We'll wait while you look...........

Mini-Camp D: 6-8th grade - August 31, 2017

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August 31, 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

It's 1988........You wanted to be the supreme ruler of the universe.
Fast forward a couple of years and you realize that might be a little too ambitious.