Friday, April 20, 2007
Spring Blooms Downtown
The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Street Parade will begin rolling in Tacoma at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, April 21st. Its route will be south on Pacific Ave. from 11th to 19th streets. Festival Queen Michele Wood of Sumner High School and her royal court will preside over the festivities. The celebration's theme this year is "Daffodils & All That Jazz!"
On Sunday, the Daffodil Marine Regatta will start at 11:30 a.m. with decorated boats traveling along the Ruston Way waterfront.
The American Daffodil Society is holding its annual convention at the Sheraton Tacoma Hotel through the weekend. This event is also an official part of Daffodil Festival activities, and many convention events will be open to the public without charge. The National Daffodil Show will be open this afternoon and all day tomorrow with both horticulture and photography displays.