Contact: Mark Owen
Poulsbo Yacht Club
Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 Yacht Club Rd
Tacoma, WA 98407
United States of America

Join your fellow PYC members for a weekend full of fun and activities at the Tacoma Yacht Club's annual Daffodil Festival. Cheer on our trivia team and parade entry!


REGISTER HERE with PYC to participate. You do not need to bring your boat to participate.


  • TBD - we may do PYC appetizers at the boats but there is also a TYC beer and appetizer buffet (2:00-4:00 PM)
  • Dinner at Tacoma Yacht Club (TYC) and Yellowstone Theme Dance at the club 🎶


  • Breakfast: at the club, on your boat, in the town!
  • Morning: Want to help decorate the PYC parade boat?  Tour Tacoma?  Relax?
  • Afternoon: 'THE TOKEN PARADE' at 1:30pm. This is a pretty crazy tradition.  We will have a team of 5 club members who will be dressed up to parade around the Tacoma Yacht Club facility, then go inside and compete in a Jeopardy style trivia contest to win judges points that add to our overall weekend competition among the many Yacht Club contestants.  Not in that 5?  No worries as we need a HUGE fan club to get them ready, cheer them on, then we also go inside to watch the trivia contest and cheer crazy loud for our PYC contingent.  Come cheer on the PYC contingent in a crazy walking (not boat) parade up around the Yacht Club
  • Evening: Dinner - TBD We may organize a club potluck dinner or there is also a buffet dinner at TYC.
  • Live Band! - Head back to TYC for a live band and dancing Sat night 🎶


  • Meals OYO or at the TYC
  • Flag Ceremony Starts at 10am at the TYC waterside.  30 minute solemn ceremony.  
  • Boat Parade! Parade Begins at 11:30AM
  • Depart Tacoma late afternoon: Boats are most often unable to leave until after the full parade due to the moorage conditions.


REGISTER HERE with TYC if you want to moor for the weekend. Moorage fills up fast so register by March 1st. Moorage registration is first come, first served and closes on March 20th.
The basin crew will be ready to welcome visiting boaters beginning at noon on Thursday, April 13th.  If you are coming by boat, TYC will find moorage for you; however, they cannot always guarantee power, and the use of diesel generators is 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 bringing pets to Daffodil is
discouraged. If you do bring pets, please be responsible in handling and cleanup. Please keep pets on a leash at all times.

Tacoma Yacht Club Daffodil Festival web page

TYC General Information

General Information from TYC website

  1. All vessels must complete a Boat Registration form online (and pay $25 non-refundable registration fee with credit card). We cannot accommodate boats over 65’ in length. One person from each club needs to complete the Club Registration.
  2. Motor home parking will be available. ADVANCE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. Please fill out the RV Registration form online (and pay $25 non-refundable registration fee).
  3. Registration for boats and RVs must be completed by March 20, 2023, or until we reach our limit.
  4. All Daffodil information and registration forms are available online. Go to:
  5. Permission must be obtained to enter or move vessels within the basin. Call Basin Control on VHF channel 69 for clearance and assistance. Also, obtain clearance from Basin Control to exit for the parade or depart for your homeport. Boats can start arriving beginning at noon on Thursday, April 13 th
  6. Dinner reservations are requested for Thursday evening. Dinner will be a limited menu. Please call 253-752-3555.
  7. In accordance with the Tacoma Fire Marshal there will be ABSOLUTELY NO open fires or barbeques on Tacoma Yacht Club premises, including the basin and parking lot.
  8. Avoid use of basin power for heating. The basin power grid will be operating at maximum load without heat. Use of generators for heating is not permitted as it poses a carbon monoxide risk to others. Please do not unplug any power cords that are plugged in when you arrive. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO POWER.
  9. Please exercise care in transiting TYC member boathouses.
  10. Due to difficult moorage arrangements and lack of shore side facilities, bringing pets to Daffodil is discouraged. If you do bring pets, please be responsible in handling and cleanup. Please keep pets on a leash at all times.