Tacoma Ocean Fest Lantern Paddle for Species

Get out those LEDs – and if you have one, a kayak or paddleboard. On Friday June 10, Tacomans will light up the Thea Foss Waterway with the annual Lantern Paddle for Species, a part of Tacoma Ocean Fest 2022.

With FREE shoreside entertainment from 7-9pm, FREE light art and paddle launch at 9pm, the event isn’t just a cool excuse to rig up lights on your paddlecraft or wave them on land.

You’ll also be helping create a magical twilight moment, celebrating all threatened species – like our own orcas and salmon – and reminding our world what we need to do to protect them from pollution, climate change and extinction.

Enjoy treats from Dawg Eats Dogs and Ice Cream Social (items available to purchase).

Friday, June 10, 2022 7p-10p *Launch from the Seaport dock or Thea Foss Park.