City of Destiny Festival

Join THS at the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum for a free public festival commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Northern Pacific Railway arriving in Tacoma.

Join us for a celebration of Tacoma's diverse history! This year's festival commemorates the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad to Tacoma and focuses on how those in and coming to Tacoma were affected by that change.

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This event is free to the public and will feature hands-on activities, performances, exhibits, heritage & cultural organizations, vendors, and food trucks! Plus, the Northwest Room Community Archives will be capturing oral histories, so plan to share your stories about Tacoma and the train! We can't wait to see you there!

This event is generously sponsored by BNSF, Amtrak, Port of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Utilities, and Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

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