Events

A Party Fit for Royal-Tea : Princess Tea 2022 at Laurel Creek Manor

The Daffodil Festival Princess Tea took place on Sunday, May 1st, 2022, at Laurel Creek Manor in Sumner. One of the final official events of the Daffodil hosting season, the Princess Tea is a special occasion on the Royal Court’s calendar, as it is one of their best opportunities to get personal with some of …

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Leading with Heart: Queen Clara Reflects On Her 2022 Daffodil Coronation

  It’s not every day you become Queen of the Daffodil Festival… and certainly not when, in a first of the Festival’s recorded history, you earn the title of Miss Congeniality on the same night. However, as of Sunday, March 27th, Princess Clara of Curtis High School, did just that. Now Queen Clara is ready …

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The Start of a New Season: How Hope is Rising with Promenade 2022

The 2022 Princess Promenade will mark the beginning of a new Festival season, as Washington begins to tentatively open up again in the aftermath of Covid-19. As we near the end of February, Pierce County gardeners may have already started witnessing new growth in their neighborhood beds, with the sturdy, green stalks of daffodil bulbs …

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PRESS RELEASE – 2/8/22

View PDF of Press Release HERE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: [email protected] 2022 DAFFODIL FESTIVAL EVENT DATES February 8, 2022   Pierce County, WA – February 8, 2022– The 2022 Daffodil Festival is eager to contribute as “HopeRises” in Pierce County as they welcome back the Grand Floral Parade, along with announcing otherfestival events. The …

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History Corner: The History of Daffodil Festival Themes

By Kelly Hewitt, Daffodil Festival Alumna & Historian Although the first official Daffodil Parade was held on March 17, 1934, yearly themes were not introduced until the year 1952. The first theme for the Daffodil Festival was “Alfred in Wonderland.” The theme was a reference to the King Alfred daffodil, Puyallup’s most famous export. The …

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So, You Want to Be a Princess? : Everything You Need to Know About Daffodil Selection

What images come to mind, when you think of a “princess”? A big ballgown, a glittering tiara, and maybe even a pumpkin carriage or towering castle, right? Do you think of a fairy tale maiden, one who likes to spend time with animals, or sleep a lot? Or are you more inclined to think of …

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Queen’s Coronation 2021: A Lesson in Resiliency

You know what they say: the more things change, the more things stay the same. On Monday, April 26th, the Daffodil Festival’s Queen’s Coronation reflected the difficulties of living through the past year in a pandemic, while still continuing to celebrate the achievements of a whole new class of Daffodil Princesses. Clan Gordon was still …

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