This one is a doozy. The Maritime Festival is always a ton of fun and totally FREE! Ive taken my kids to this event for 3 years running now. The weekend is jam packed and the last 2 years, I have gone on both Saturday and Sunday! On August 27th and 28th, from 10am-6pm, at the Thea Foss Waterway and Seaport, the Maritime Festival is combining with the Clean Green Boating Festival and will have even more activities. Examples include:
- Unlimited Light Hydroplanes – SAT & SUN
- FREE Tacoma Rail Tours – SAT Only
- FREE Port Harbor Tours – SUN Only
- Quick & Dirty Boatbuilding Competition – SAT Only Details Entry Form
(The boatbuilding competition is $60 but proceeds benefit the youth foundation, and looks like A LOT of fun!)
Park at the Tacoma Dome park n ride and ride the tram through downtown Tacoma to catch the continuously running shuttle bus at the end of the line. Or, you can PAY to park on Thea Foss.