July 27 – 28, 2019

The Foss Waterway Seaport, Puget Sound’s maritime heritage, education, and event center, will officially welcome and host the 26th Tacoma Maritime Fest 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.


Wesley Wenhardt, Executive Director of the Foss Waterway Seaport, says, “We are delighted to host the Tacoma Maritime Fest and invite the public to come down to the historic Thea Foss Waterway, visit the Seaport Museum, and participate in the ship tours, presentations and sailings to celebrate the history of the Puget Sound. Join us as we celebrate with the Port of Tacoma Centennial, Our Ties Run Deep.” Also enjoy the Power to Paddle with our exhibit First on the Waterways: The Puyallup People, (spuyaləpabš)!


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.

All weekend long enjoy…

  • Seaport Museum Exhibits and Activities
  • Dockside tours and viewing, day sails and on-board tours, food trucks and entertainment
  • Check out ROCK THE DOCK for dining specials
  • Enjoy Live Music
  • Kids Activities
  • Maritime Art
  • Get out on the water!

Schedule of events and more details to come!