Halloween Party & Grit City Costume Paddle!


Bring your little pumpkins down to the Seaport on Halloween weekend – Saturday, October 29, 10am – 2pm. Come into the museum for trick-or-treating, crafts, games, and ghostly science projects!

Dress in costume and enter-to-win for the chance to win a one-year family membership to the Foss Waterway Seaport.  

Plus...don't miss the Grit City Costume Paddle!

Put on your most creative costume and paddle the Thea Foss Waterway in a fun kickoff for Halloween.

1-2pm: PADDLE: Launch at the Seaport or Thea’s Park, paddle down and assemble at the 11th St Bridge for a group photo! Or watch from shore and listen to live music.

COSTUME CONTEST: Snap a pic of yourself in costume with your board/kayak and upload below or to social media with #gritcitypaddle. (TIP: Do it before launching. Paddlers only, please.)

CATEGORIES: Most Artsy, Best Ocean Animal and Spookiest. Winners announced on the Facebook event. Prizes courtesy of Foss Waterway Seaport (includes 1-yr family membership), Foss Harbor Marina (includes kayak rental) and Grit City Magazine (print and mag).

2pm: RAFFLE & COSTUME PRIZES: Announced at the Ocean Fest tent. We’ll also contact you if you win.

NOTE: You are responsible for your own safety. Kayaks, paddleboards and nonmotorized watercraft only. Please wear masks and stay socially distanced on water or land. Wear a life-jacket. Dress warmly.