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Tag: Daffodil Parade

April
18th

52nd Junior Daffodil Parade to march through Proctor on a new weekend

Better weather is expected for Saturday’s 52nd Annual Junior Daffodil Parade in Tacoma’s Proctor District, following a very wet Daffodil Grand Floral Parade weekend last week.

In the past, the Junior Daffodil Parade has fallen the weekend prior to the Daffodil Festival’s Grand Floral Parade. Steve James, executive director of the Daffodil Festival, said the parade was moved to the following weekend to increase visibility and coordinate it with the Marine Parade, which is Sunday at the Tacoma Yacht Club.

More than 70 entrants and about 3,700 participants are scheduled to march in the Junior Daffodil Parade on Saturday, which

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April
13th

Sun shines on Orting for Daffodil Parade finale

The shortest leg of the four parades showed no shortage of energy Saturday evening, as the sun made a late appearance for Orting’s turn in the 80th Daffodil Parade. Residents from the small town and surrounding cities lined the sidewalks, dancing to upbeat tunes and waving to yellow-clad princesses.

“My favorite are the pirates,” said Isaiah Summers, 5, who had been to all four parades with his mom, Kimberly, 39. The Tacoma family was out cheering on Isaiah’s cousin who was marching in the Spanaway Lake High School marching band.

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April
4th

Puyallup announces Daffodil Parade street closures

The City of Puyallup has approved street closures for the annual Daffodil Parade.

Street department crews will begin closing various streets in downtown Puyallup beginning at 11 a.m. on April 13, according to a press release from City Clerk Brenda Arline.

Detour routes will be appropriately marked prior to and during the 80th Annual Grand Floral Parade.

The city anticipates the affected streets will re-open immediately following the parade at approximately 4 p.m., according to the release.

The Daffodil Parade will start in Puyallup at 12:45 p.m. on April 13.