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The parade begins in Tacoma, then travels through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting and consists of approximately 40 float entries and over 80-some other entries, including bands, marching and mounted units, classic automobiles and precision drill teams. Held on the heels of Tacoma's Grand Floral Street parade, Tacoma's Daffodil Marine Regatta is a tradition that began more than 50 years ago.The Grand Floral Street Parade is the highlight of Festival Week. At the conclusion of the Daffodil Parade, flowers are removed from parade floats and vehicles and then taken to the Tacoma yacht Club where members would decorate vessels and boats and parade up and down the Ruston waterfront.Tacoma Classic Weekend After a rounding success in 2006, Small Ships Tacoma and The Foss Waterway Seaport (home of The Working Waterfront Maritime Museum) have partnered to present Tacoma Classic Weekend.The event will be held at The Working Waterfront Maritime Museum located at the mouth of the Foss Waterway in Tacoma and will be held towards the end of June.Festival Sundiata: African-American Celebration Celebrating 25 years at Seattle Center, Festival Sundiata is the most comprehensive African and Black American cultural event in the city. Held at Grayland, Grays Harbor County, this is a beachcombers delight where non-professional adults and children can enter their beach-combed art forms contests.
It is a popular event for former residents of the area to return to year after year.
The Junior Daffodil Festival is a community event that is hosted by the Proctor District of Tacoma and is geared to children to encourage fun and creativity for the young people of the area.
Costumes, pets, music and non-motorized floats make this parade a special event. Held in April, the Daffodil Festival is one of the nation's top 10 floral festivals, celebrating spring and the area's colorful commercial bulb fields.
The mission of the Scandinavian Cultural Center is to preserve the heritage and culture of the Nordic countries in the Pacific Northwest.
The center provides the community with a wide array of exhibits, programs and special cultural events throughout the year.