Events Calendar

The Seaport hosts year-round special events, festivals and family education programming.

Family Program - Pier Peer in Tacoma

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Saturday, February 7

Bring your family and join Foss Waterway Seaport and Metro Parks Tacoma for a "Pier Peer in Tacoma" aquatic nighttime adventure. Explore the hundreds of mysterious marine life forms — including some pretty "alien" looking creatures drawn to underwater lights placed off our docks.  

See and touch creatures brought up from the deep by local divers. Participate in a plankton tow.  After this exciting outdoor adventure, we'll go inside to warm up, drink hot cocoa and talk about what we saw. 

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Family Program

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Saturday, February 21

Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year or the Chinese Spring Festival, holds the most significant position among all Chinese festivals and holidays. It lasts for the first fifteen days of the Chinese lunar calendar, which on the Western calendar begins sometime between January 21 and February 21, varying from year to year. The celebration includes decorations, parades, folk traditions, and a wonderful feast.

"Ghosts of the Balfour Dock Building"

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Friday, February 27

The Foss Waterway Seaport, in partnership with Tacoma’s School of the Arts and Live Paint, invites you to an evening of ghostly tales…at night, in the dark! Just a little bit spooky…and a whole lot of fun!

Come experience this first time offered, innovative storytelling experience entitled, “The Ghosts In the Balfour Dock Building.”

Family Program - Pier Peer in Tacoma

Foss Waterway Seaport Image
Saturday, March 7

Bring your family and join Foss Waterway Seaport and Metro Parks Tacoma for a "Pier Peer in Tacoma" aquatic nighttime adventure. Explore the hundreds of mysterious marine life forms — including some pretty "alien" looking creatures drawn to underwater lights placed off our docks.  

See and touch creatures brought up from the deep by local divers. Participate in a plankton tow.  After this exciting outdoor adventure, we'll go inside to warm up, drink hot cocoa and talk about what we saw. 

Daffodil Boat Parade

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Sunday, April 12

Join us on the Foss for this fun spring tradition--the Daffodil Boat Parade. We'll be gathered to watch the decorated boats parade by our dock on Sunday morning.