4th Annual Foss Waterway Seaport Chowder Social

All proceeds benefit community and education programs at the Foss Waterway Seaport.


Online Auction, September 10-20

Curbside Chowder Pick-up, September 20, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

We are thrilled to host the 2020 Chowder Social to benefit the historic Foss Waterway Seaport. Because of the Museum’s state-mandated closure and due to current health concerns and public gathering constraints, we are hosting an online silent auction September 10 – 20 and a contactless event at the Seaport on Sunday, September 20 with all of your favorite local Chowders! *SOLD OUT*

On Sunday, September 20 between the hours of 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM you can experience the convenience of curbside Chowder pick-up, purchase raffle tickets for some incredible prize packages and raise your paddle, all from the safety of your own vehicle. 

All curbside Chowder supporters will receive a complimentary custom Foss Waterway Seaport cloth face mask. Raise the Paddle gifts in the amount of $250 and above will receive a one-year NARM/Foss Waterway Seaport Family Membership. 

MENU: Each curbside Chowder meal will contain the following: THREE (6 ounce) servings of ready-to-eat Chowder!

Add Hors d’oeuvres, Dessert and Beverages to complete your meal! Tickets on-sale August 14 – September 18, 2020, SOLD OUT

*Tickets must be purchased in advance and will NOT be available day-of.

Foss Waterway Seaport management will be performing required Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department wellness checks on all staff, vendors and volunteers that will be onsite during the curbside Chowder Social including no-touch thermometer temperature checks. We will adhere to the CDC’s physical distancing guidelines and provide PPE (personal protection equipment) including face masks, gloves and extra hand-washing stations. All curbside Chowder drive-through guests are required to wear face coverings.


Foss Waterway Seaport extends a special thank you for the generous donations by all of the 2020 Curbside Chowder sponsors and donors. Contributions like these allow the Seaport to continue to provide high quality exhibits, programs, marine and environmental science offerings and events for Tacoma and the surrounding communities. 


Catering Sponsors


Event Sales Manager – Amber Fish (253) 272-2750 x 102