Daffodil Marine Festival

TYC Daffodil Marine Festival & Parade 2019

April 12, 13 & 14, 2019

Tacoma Yacht Club’s Daffodil Weekend is rapidly approaching. This year’s theme is “Service with a Heart”. We would like to cordially invite you to join the 67th 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.  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 Brant Butte, Let's Dance DJ. The dance party will be a 70's themed event where we will be awarding prizes for BEST Costumes. Think tie-dyed, Disco, Charlie's Angels, roller skates and the beginning of Saturday Night Live! You all put your best foot forward last year, so get ready and let's get the Dancing Queens out there for a rocking good time. 

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:

  • We will be using the new Trivia format that was presented last year.
  • 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) $25.  The registration deadline is March 22, 2019 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:

To request a visitation to your club, contact P/C Jim Martinek at jim@rpm-solutions.com, or fill out the Visitation Request Form.  We've got a great new video and would love to share it with your club and talk about the weekend's events.

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 13th at 4:30 pm. Dress will be boating casual.

The Tacoma Yacht Club looks forward to you spending the weekend with us during the Daffodil Weekend Festival!

Commodore Bill Guthrie

Silver Cloud

The Silver Cloud on Ruston Way is holding 12 rooms for our guests during the 2019 Daffodil Marine Festival.  A couple of highlights:

  • The hotel has just been renovated and looks like a new hotel inside!
  • A room with one king-sized bed is $179/night. A room with two queens is $189. 
  • Reservations come with a full breakfast.
  • There is now a parking charge of $12 per day per vehicle.
  • Silver Cloud has a shuttle that will run between the club and hotel from 8 AM to 8 PM daily.
  • You must book your reservation by March 22nd! Otherwise, rooms are based on availability.Mention "Daffodil Marine Festival" when calling 253-272-1300 for your reservation. 

Who's Coming?

Click here for a list of boats registered this year. 

More Information:

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

Daffodil Visitation Video

Cityline Video

Coming soon...


Download PDF here.


Registration Questions:
Bentley Rickmers tycdaffodil@gmail.com

Visitation Questions:
P/C Jim Martinek

General Questions:
(253) 752-3555 or