Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

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2018 Northwest Salmon Derby Series Schedule                       
  • 15 events held from January through December  around the Puget Sound & surrounding area.

Seattle Area Racing Calendar (SARC 2018) 
  • Sailing  Races around the Puget Sound region.  Schedule covers January through December 2018.

Gig Harbor's Winter Sip & Stroll 2018
  • Tour along Gig Harbor’s waterfront sampling Northwest wines, brews, and tasty small bites. Feb. 10th, 2018 

Poverty Bay Wine Festival in Des Moines
  • Live music, taste wines from 25 wineries, and sample local food. Next to Marina at Beach Park Auditorium. ​ March 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Penn Cove MusselFest
  • Chowder tasting, boat tours, mussel-eating competitions, and more in Coupeville on Whidbey Island.  March 3rd & 4th, 2018​

The 2018 Anacortes Spring Wine Festival 
  • The Festival brings 30 wineries to Fidalgo Island... decadent wine tasting, food pairings, and an in-house wine shop. April 7th, 2018

Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade
  • Hosted by the Tacoma Yacht Club, the marine parade beginning at the TYC, near the Point Defiance Ferry Terminal. April 15th, 2018


The Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade
Sunday April 15th, 2018 

The Tacoma Yacht Club hosts
the Daffodil Royalty and
dozens of other yachts and
marine vessels in the Daffodil
Marine Festival and Parade.
Beginning at the TYC, near the
Point Defiance Ferry Terminal,
the Parade continues on along
the waterfront to the Thea Foss Waterway in Downtown Tacoma, which makes for more than one beautiful place to stay dry landside to watch the parade and enjoy the Festival’s beautiful day on the water.

The Festival has celebrated over 85 years, fostering the spirit and growth of its home, Pierce County, through its mission of bettering the communities in which it finds its roots.  More details here...