Hōkūleʻa Tacoma Arrival
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, WA
Schedule of Arrival Events
Please note: Times are fluid and subject to change due to weather and First Nations protocols.
7:30 am – Hōkūleʻa departs Bell Harbor Marina, Seattle
11:00 am – Hōkūleʻa arrives in Puyallup Tribal Waters
11:30 am – Water Welcome, Traditional Protocols Theaʻs Park
12:00 pm – Hōkūleʻa arrives at Tacoma’s Foss Waterway Seaport
1:00 pm – Tribal Nation and City of Tacoma Welcome Ceremony
- Speakers include Tribal leaders; Kristina Walker, Deputy Mayor of Tacoma; John McCarthy, Commissioner of the Port of Tacoma, and others.
3 pm to 5 pm – Various Pacific Islands Performances
6 pm to 7 pm – Presentation featuring Captain Bruce Blankenfeld and the Crew
The Hōkūleʻa crew will conduct public canoe tours on Friday, September 1, 1-4pm and Saturday, September 2, 9-11am and 1-4pm at the Foss Waterway Seaport.