LAVENDER! Photo Courtesy of Sequim Lavender Farmers Association
You step out of your car, take in the beauty of your surroundings, inhale the fresh, sweet aroma and you know you’ve arrived in Sequim for the largest lavender celebration in the country. Sequim Lavender Weekend July 18 – 20, 2014 is home to the Sequim Lavender Festival® and the Sequim Lavender Farm Tour and Fair. The weekend is packed with events for all members of the family.
Boogie your socks off! Photo courtesy of Sequim Lavender Farmers Association
The Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair is a high-energy event in the heart of downtown featuring quality arts and crafts, hand-crafted lavender products, kid friendly activities, live music and, food galore.
Crafts Fair! Fun for all! Photo courtesy of Sequim Lavender Growers Association
Across town at Sequim’s Carrie Blake Park and Water Reuse Site, is the Lavender Arts & Crafts Fair in the Park featuring lavender booths, hand-made crafts, community organizations, beautiful gardens, music and more food! All in a lovely relaxed setting.
And then there are the lavender farms! Lavender growers and farmers welcome guests encouraging them to take in the beauty, scent, and total experience of this wonderful herb.
Lavender Farm. Photo courtesy of Sequim Lavender Growers Association
The Heritage Farm Tour features five iconic lavender farms each with a festival in action. The farms offer educational workshops and demonstrations, crafts, food and beverages, live entertainment and more. Busses are available to Purple Haze Lavender only. Admission is required for this farm tour.
The Sequim Lavender Festival Farm Tour features six lavender farms and one commercial nursery for guests to experience. Bring your camera and a picnic and enjoy the uniqueness of each farm. Admission is free.
A quilt show, art shows, live theater, farmer’s market, evening concerts, and cruises are just of few of the additional events taking place throughout the Sequim-Dungeness Valley during the weekend. You’ll want to plan plenty of time to take it all in. There is a convenient shuttle bus that runs throughout the City of Sequim to take guest to events in the City. This bus does not go to any farms.
Lavender Fields Forever! Photo courtesy of Barbara Hanna
To find out more about Sequim Lavender Weekend, visit www.visitsunnysequim.com, download a copy of the Official Event Map, and begin planning your trip to North America’s premier lavender celebration.