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:

Geir O. Klover, Managing Director of the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway is coming to the Seattle/Tacoma Area for a Series of Lectures

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April 8, 2017 (All day) - April 12, 2017 (All day)

Geir will be visiting Seattle/Tacoma April 6-12, 2017, and will be giving four lectures open to the public.  Sponsors include The Nordic Heritage Museum, Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Explorers Club, University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, and Foss Seaport Maritime Museum.

Schooner Zodiac Port Call at the Foss Waterway Seaport - April 13-16

Schooner Zodiac
April 13, 2017 (All day) - April 16, 2017 (All day)

The Schooner Zodiac has partnered with the Foss Waterway Seaport. While docked in Tacoma, the Zodiac will offer daily dockside tours to the Seaport’s visitors.  Dinner sails on Commencement Bay are available each evening.  Wesley Wenhardt, Executive Director of Foss Waterway Seaport, says “we are delighted to invite the public to come down, visit the Seaport and participate in dockside tours and sailings and to partner with the majestic Schooner Zodiac as a preview of the Festival of Sail, June 15-18, 2017.”

1st Annual Chowder Social and Auction! April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Please join us at our 1st Annual Chowder Social and Auction!  We look forward to this time of great chowder, introducing friends to the Seaport and raising funds through both a silent and a live auction. 

We are planning on 200 guests and would like to raise over $40,000 to support the wonderful community programs and opportunities at the Seaport.  Funds will go toward our school and public programs, enhancing our exhibits, and preserving our historic Balfour Dock building.

Festival of Sail - June 15, 16, 17 &18, 2017

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June 15, 2017 - 9:00am - June 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

A Festival of Sail multi-day pass + multi-day access to tour the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum, from June 15-18. The Seaport Museum celebrates Tacoma’s rich maritime heritage: Pirates & Rum Running on Puget Sound Exhibit, Working Boat Shop, Mermaid Storytelling, Kids’ Lego.