Tacomans will light up the Thea Foss Waterway with the annual Lantern Paddle for Species, a part of Tacoma Ocean Fest 2022. With FREE shoreside entertainment from 7-9pm and FREE light art and paddle launch at 9pm, the event isn’t just a cool excuse to rig up lights on your paddlecraft or wave them on land. You’ll also be helping create a magical twilight moment, celebrating all threatened species – like the Puget Sound orcas and salmon – and reminding our world we need to do more to protect them from pollution, climate change, and extinction. More info: Lantern Paddle for Species – Tacoma Ocean Fest
Lantern Paddle for Species schedule
- 6-10pm: Museum open with hands-on marine science and a sneak peek at this year’s Ocean Fest art. Food trucks and beer garden in front parking lot.
- 7-8pm: PLU Steel Pan Ensemble, plus start of Seventy-48 paddle race
- 8-9pm: Vuelta La Luna aerial circus
- 9-10pm: Paddle launch from FWS dock or Thea’s Park, and circle in front of Seaport. Wear/bring lights and/or watch on land. Native American flutist Paul Chiyokten Wagner, projection light art, and roaming illuminated puppets.
- Please stay safe. Wear a lifejacket and know your water limits. Human paddlecraft only, please. Beginners: Stay inside the protected water area beside the dock.
- NOTE: Paddling is done entirely at your own risk! We take no responsibility for your safety on the water. If in doubt, stay on land.
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