Daffodil Marine Festival

April 14th - 16th, 2023 - Parade Sunday starting at 11:30am

Tacoma Yacht Club’s Daffodil Weekend is rapidly approaching. This year’s theme is “87 Years Around the Sound”. We would like to cordially invite you to join the 71st annual Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade.
The basin crew will be ready to welcome visiting boaters beginning at noon on Thursday, April 13th.  If you are coming by boat, we will find moorage for you; however, we cannot always guarantee power, and the use of diesel generators are not permitted if they pose a carbon monoxide health risk to others.  Also, we cannot guarantee that you will have pet friendly access to shore so please consider before bringing your dogs.
On Friday afternoon, April 14 from 2-4 PM join us on the TYC deck for one free beer and appetizers (while supplies last). There will be a selection process on Friday night at 7 PM for trivia seating and your placement in the Token Parade. At 8:30 PM join us for music and dancing with the band "Soul Siren".
One of the highlights of the weekend is trivia along with the Token Parade on Saturday afternoon, April 15th at 1:30 PM followed by Jeopardy Trivia Contest from 2-4 PM. Please take careful note of the following for trivia:

  • We will use the same Trivia format as in past years
  • Each club will select a team of no more than five 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 selection process
  • Once the teams are seated, other club members will be escorted into the ballroom to cheer on their team during the competition
Saturday night there is a dinner buffet from 5:30 – 8:00 PM followed by music and dancing with DJ Brant, Let’s Dance DJ.
Sunday April 16th 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) of $25. The registration deadline is March 20, 2023 or until we reach our limit. If you have questions, please refer to our website or email Bentley Rickmers at: tycdaffodil@gmail.com. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any boats over 65' in length.

Registration and Order Form Links:

To request a visitation to your club, contact P/C Jeff Krueger at jpmkrueger@me.com, or Pam Krueger at pkpekrueger@gmail.com or fill out the Visitation Request Form Online.
Each participating club’s Commodore and a guest are invited to the reception in the Crow’s Nest of the TYC clubhouse on Saturday, April 15 at 4:30 pm. Dress will be boating casual.
The Tacoma Yacht Club looks forward to you spending the weekend with us during the 2023 Daffodil Weekend Festival!

Commodore Lance & Mary Lindsley

Who's Coming?

Click here for a list of registered Club's, Boats and RV's

More Information:

Commodore's Letter
General Information
Weekend Highlights
Weekend Menu/Prices
Parade Judging Criteria
Entertainment Flyer
Flag Ceremony Information
Eligible Trophy's
Commodore's Perpetual Trophy Criteria
History of the Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade

The Tacoma Yacht Club follows state and local guidelines regarding Covid-19 restrictions. These guidelines do change so make sure to check the following websites for the most up to date information:

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2023 Daffodil Marine Festival Theme Video:

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Registration Questions:
Bentley Rickmers tycdaffodil@gmail.com

Visitation: P/C Jeff & Pam Krueger

General Questions:
(253) 752-3555 or