Friends of the Foss is a group within the Tacoma Waterfront Association that is dedicated to bringing people together on the waterfront; friends, family, or simply passers by. Friends of the Foss brings entertainment, food and fun to enjoy time listening to music, laughing at clowns, drawing with sidewalk chalk, petting a reptile, or simply basking in the sun and the knowledge that all are welcome here, on the waterfront, in this special place. 

We are disappointed that public health requirements have caused us to cancel our early summer concerts. We are "standing by to stand by" for August and have high hopes to be able to welcome Tacoma back to the Waterfront to Rock On! We are investigating activities for the fall and winter, so watch this space for opportunities to join the community on the waterdront!

May 17

Children's Festival


Come and listen to Children's' Choirs, be entertained by the Puppet Man, and be amazed at the reptiles that you can walk right up to an pet!

June 20

Tacoma Refugee Choir and friends of the Foss 



World Refugee Day Festival 

Featuring music, dance, games, food, and vendors with a focus on connecting with new friends and celebrating the contributions of refugees in our community.

July 19

Picnic in the park


Jazz and Classical music! What better way to spend an afternoon on the waterfront as you Picnic in the Park!


Rock on!


Enjoy rock music, classic and current, as you count the number of human powered craft that "Paddle In!"


PO Box 7931
Tacoma, WA 98417

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