Tacoma Maritime Fest

JULY 16th 10am-6pm & JULY 17th 10am-5pm

705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402

Tacoma Maritime Fest

JULY 16th 10am-6pm & JULY 17th 10am-5pm

705 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402

Tacoma Maritime Fest is the only annual celebration of Tacoma’s most important asset: its waterfront. 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. Admission to Maritime Fest is FREE, and so are our activities, which include visiting the Foss Waterway Seaport museum, boarding the boats, making toy boats, painting our community mural, going out on FREE boat tours of the Foss Waterway and the Port of Tacoma, watching live music, and so much more!

Sea the Action

Free Shuttles

The FREE Maritime Fest Shuttle (yellow school buses) will run from the Tacoma Dome Bus Station (Puyallup Ave and G St.) to Maritime Fest. Look out for the Maritime Fest signs! There is plenty of free parking available at the Tacoma Dome Station Parking Garage. The shuttle will also stop at several self-park pay lots on Dock Street: 1300 Dock St; 1179 Dock St; and 1515 Dock St. Be sure to put your money in the slot! Check the map below for more details.

Festival Drop-off

535 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA

Tacoma Dome Garage Pick-up

Parking in the garage is free and can be accessed from E 25th St. The busses come to the parking lot next door at the intersection of Puyallup Ave and East G St.

Shuttle Stop

1300 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA

Free Shuttle Pickup

Paid Parking Only

Shuttle Stop

1179 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA

Free Shuttle Pickup

Paid Parking Only

Shuttle Stop

1515 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA

Free Shuttle Pickup

Paid Parking Only

Our Sponsors

Ten years ago, the City of Tacoma and its partners completed a historically significant cleanup effort on the Thea Foss Waterway. Thanks to this effort, today we can live, work, paddle and play on a clean waterway. Join us on Sunday, July 17, for a Thea Foss cleanup celebration at the 24th annual Tacoma Maritime Fest!

Get Involved

We’d love to have you join us in putting on this year’s Maritime Fest! More than 4,000 people attended last year, and with expanded activities this year we expect that number to increase. Come be a part of making this the best year yet! Click the button below to download the sign up form to be a Volunteer.

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