Celebration May 17 will open Foss Waterway Seaport for summer season

Foss Waterway Seaport will officially open its doors for the summer season by hosting a grand re-opening celebration this weekend.

The event includes family-friendly festivities, cake cutting, live music, free Ivar’s World Famous Clam Chowder, the Tacoma Fire Department fire boat, special maritime vessels, activities, exhibits, and actors in period dress. The theme for the summer season, Tacoma: This is Your Waterfront, will highlight the many historic maritime treasures in the museum’s collection. Throughout the summer, themed programs and weekend activities will use those artifacts as touchstones to connect visitors to their shared past—the sailors, ships, rail yards, the workers and port that shaped the South Sound into the region it is today.

Foss Waterway Seaport’s summer season re-opening celebration begins at 12 p.m. on Sun., May 17, at Foss Waterway Seaport, located at 705 Dock St., in downtown Tacoma.

A series of family fun events are scheduled throughout the summer, including Family Fun Day with Pierce County Education Communication Outreach Net (PECO NET), Maritime Fest, and Summer Science SeaCamp.

More information is available online at fosswaterwayseaport.org.