Values are placed on Family, Fun, People, Learning, Entertainment, Safety, Financial Strength, Responsiveness, Cleanliness and Flexibility. Also featured will be musical presentations by local bands and organizations on two stages, one with full sound system and one for acoustical performances. The festival includes children's story telling, genealogy classes, folk dancing and an authentic Norwegian cafe.Also included are woodcarving, weaving and live entertainment.
Colorama Festival - Grand Coulee North Dam Park - Held Annually on Mother's Day.
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.
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.