2024 Daffodil Marine Festival & Parade 

April 12th - 14th, 2024 - Parade Sunday starting at 11:30am

Tacoma Yacht Club’s Daffodil Weekend is rapidly approaching. This year’s theme is “Time to Shine”. We would like to cordially invite you to join the 72nd annual Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade.
The basin crew will be ready to welcome visiting boaters beginning at noon on Thursday, April 11th.  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 12th 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 DJ “Let’s Dance”.
TRIVIA - One of the highlights of the weekend is trivia along with the Token Parade on Saturday afternoon, April 13th 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 four people to compete in the trivia contest. 
  • These official teams will be seated in the first rows. Their exact location will be determined at the Friday night Trivia Order Contest starting at 7pm at TYC
  • Once the teams are seated, other club members will be escorted into the ballroom to cheer on their team during the competition
  • More Trivia Information:

Saturday night there is a dinner buffet from 5:30 – 8:00 PM followed by music and dancing with the band “Chicken Joe and the Fabulous Cocks.”
Sunday April 14th 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 $35. The registration deadline is March 22, 2024 or until we reach our limit. If you have questions, please refer to our website or email Bentley Rickmers at: [email protected]. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any boats over 65' in length.

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Registration and Order Form Links:

Registration is Open!

To request a visitation to your club, contact P/C Jeff Krueger at [email protected], or Pam Krueger at [email protected] 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 13 at 4:30 pm. Dress will be boating casual.
The Tacoma Yacht Club looks forward to you spending the weekend with us during the 2024 Daffodil Weekend Festival!

Commodore Carissa & Mike Milligan

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 Schedule
Flag Ceremony Information
Eligible Parade Trophy's
Commodore's Perpetual Trophy Criteria
History of the Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade

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Registration Questions:
Bentley Rickmers [email protected]

Visitation: P/C Jeff & Pam Krueger
[email protected]

General Questions:
(253) 752-3555 or
[email protected]