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Celebrating the Working Waterfront

Thank you sponsors, vendors, volunteers and festival-goers for making the 21th Anniversary the best year yet!

Tacoma has 46 miles of shoreline. We walk along Ruston Way, we boat and fish from Alaska to Olympia, our furnishings, food and toys come to us from Asia to the Port of Tacoma. Our waterfront shapes who we are as a community.
150 years ago Tall Trading ships came to Tacoma to load logs and lumber needed to build cities up and down America's West Coast. Our people have lived on these shores for generations or have come recently from lands around the world. Tacoma also connects with nations around the world through its eleven Sister Cities. Innovations, customer service, ingenuity and creativity have built Tacoma's reputation as a great maritime city. We're here to celebrate that!