Friends of the Foss

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!

The famous Rod Koon and his Tacoma rock band will entertain us as we hear interesting facts and amazing stories from:

Bill Baarsma - Former Tacoma Mayor and President of the Tacoma Historical Society. Bill led the charge to clean up the Foss using methods never tried anywhere to put Tacoma on the international map for environmental cleanup

John McCarthy - Port Commissioner, Former Judge, Former Longshoreman and well known community volunteer! What a background. 

You can join in via

Sponsored by Tacoma Creates 

Join us on August 29th at Noon via Facebook Live! 


PO Box 7931
Tacoma, WA 98417

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