Daffodil Marine Festival

TYC Daffodil Marine Festival & Parade 2018

April 13, 14 & 15, 2018

Tacoma Yacht Club’s Daffodil Weekend is rapidly approaching. The Dates are April 13-15, 2018. This year’s theme is “Traditions in Bloom”. We would like to cordially invite you to join the 66th annual Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade.

The basin crew will be ready to welcome visiting boaters beginning at noon April 12th. If you are coming by boat, we will find moorage for you; however we cannot always guarantee power.  Also, we cannot guarantee that you will have pet friendly access to shore so please consider before bringing your dogs. 

On Friday afternoon from 2-4pm join us on the TYC deck for FREE Beer and Appetizers. There will be a lottery drawing Friday night at 7pm for trivia seating and your placement in the Token Parade.  After the drawing the entertainment begins with the band Soul Siren.  This is a themed event "Red Neck Rockabilly" where we will be awarding prizes for BEST Costumes.

One of the highlights of the weekend is trivia along with the Token Parade on Saturday afternoon. Please take careful note of the following for trivia:

  • New game this year with new sounds, Jeopardy format for trivia...
  • Each club will select a team of not more than six people to compete in the trivia contest.
  • These official teams will be seated in the first rows. Their exact location will be determined by the lottery drawing.
  • Once the teams are seated, other club members will be escorted into the ballroom. 

Saturday night we will feature the party band “The Tropics”. Sunday the weekend will culminate with the Decorated Boat Parade along Tacoma waterfront. We are looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!

Each club must register and each boat or RV planning on attending must complete a registration form and pay the registration fee (non-refundable).  Upon check-in you will receive 4 Beverage coupons with a value of $6.00 ea. The registration deadline has been extended until March 30, 2018 or until we reach our limit. If you have questions, please refer to our website or email Bentley Rickmers at: tycdaffodil@gmail.com.

Registration and Order Form Links:

Contact Steve Franklin at stevfran@earthlink.net, or fill out the Visitation Request Form if you would like a visitation to your club by one of our committee members to provide additional information about Daffodil weekend. We can show a video and answer any questions you may have.

Each participating club’s commodore and a guest are invited to a reception in the Crow’s Nest of the TYC clubhouse on Saturday, April 14th at 4:30 pm. Dress will be boating casual.

The Tacoma Yacht Club looks forward to you joining us for fun and enjoyment at the Daffodil Weekend Festival 2018!

Commodore Jim Martinek

Who's Coming?

Click here for a list of boats registered this year.

More Information:

Weekend Highlights
General Information
Weekend Menu/Prices
Parade Judging Criteria
Token Parade & Trivia Contest
Entertainment Flyer
Eligible Trophy's

Daffodil Visitation Video


Download high resolution PDF here.


Registration Questions:
Bentley Rickmers tycdaffodil@gmail.com

Visitation Questions:
P/C Steve Franklin

General Questions:
(253) 752-3555 or