THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT JOINED US FOR THE 2019 26th ANNUAL TACOMA MARITIME FEST!

Stay tuned for 2020 Tacoma Maritime Fest dates and details. We look forward to seeing you all next Summer!

The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education, and event center, will officially welcome and host the 26th Tacoma Maritime Fest from 10am to 5pm on July 27 & 28, 2019.

Join us at this all-ages event and be part of this valued maritime tradition that honors Tacoma’s rich maritime history, the trades that defined its past, and the activities and industry that shape it now.

Celebrating the City of Destiny’s 46 miles of waterfront and rich history, Maritime Fest brings together an array of waterfront organizations: Industrial, environmental, recreational, and nonprofit. Tacoma Maritime Fest is a tradition that nearly a quarter-million people have enjoyed during the past two decades. It is the only community event that celebrates Tacoma’s most important asset: its waterfront.

The 2019 Tacoma Maritime Fest features family friendly activities for all to enjoy. Admission to the Festival and the Seaport is FREE, as are most of the activities.

Highlights include:

               Saturday, July 27, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Seaport Museum Exhibits and Activities
  • Dockside tours and viewing, day sails and on-board tours, food trucks, and entertainment
  • Make that Boat Float Containerboard Boat Building and Racing
  • Get out on the water with lessons and activities: Sailing, July 27 session tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-sail-days-learn-to-sail-session-iii-tickets-58826596935
  • Maritime Garage Sale – Saturday 10am – 4pm in partnership with neighboring Foss Harbor Marina

               Sunday, July 28, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Seaport Museum Exhibits and Activities
    • Dockside tours and viewing, day sails and on-board tours, food, beverage and entertainment
    • Port of Tacoma tours: The FREE Port of Tacoma boat tours are only available on Sunday, July 28th. While all tickets have been reserved, there will be a Standby line for each boat (9am, 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm) tour

All weekend long enjoy:

  • Seaport Museum Exhibits and Activities
  • Dockside tours and viewing, day sail and on board tours
  • Food Trucks and Entertainment  
  • Activities for Kids:
    • Connect with Roving Pirates;
    • Build a model toy boat at the Toy-Boat Building booth
    • Sit with a storytelling Mermaid while she tells sea tales
    • Bounce in the Pirate Ship Bounce House
  • Ships in a Bottle Model & Ship Makers
  • Boats! Our docks will be filled with historical and industrial vessels including motor, sail and specialty boats – some are free for boarding
  • Get out on the water!
  • Maritime Art – Find the Urban Sketchers and various artists sketching throughout the museum
  • A Maritime Garage Sale – Saturday 10am – 4pm in partnership with Foss Harbor Marina
  • Enjoy live music both days
  • FREE water shuttles – On Saturday there will be a FREE boat shuttle from the 16th Street Pier.
    On Sunday there will bea FREE boat shuttle from the Museum of Glass during their Glass Festival.

Make That Boat Float

  • Cash Prizes of $80, $50 and $30 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Adult Single Passenger: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place fastest race times (races start on 7/27 at noon)
  • Adult Multi-Passenger: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place fastest race times (races start on 7/27 at noon)
  • Youth: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place fastest race times (races start on 7/28 at noon)
  • Best Sinking: (or closest to sinking) – 1 award
  • Interested?: Contact Wesley Wenhardt at 253-272-2750 ext. 101 or wesley.wenhardt@fosswaterwayseaport.org