When: July 19-21
Where: Locations throughout Sequim and in the Dungeness Valley.
What: Billed as the largest lavender event in North America, this is the event’s 17th year. Activities include a street fair, lavender in the park, farm tours, quilt show and art shows. The opening ceremonies, at 11:30 a.m. July 19, will include an appearance by noted Northwest gardener and media personality Ciscoe Morris.
FREE Farm tour: This year’s self-guided tour, to seven locations, are free. The farms will be open each day from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The farms on the tour are: Blackberry Forest, Martha Lane Lavender, Oliver’s Lavender Farm, Nelson’s Duck Pond & Lavender Farm, Peninsula Nurseries, The Lavender Connection and Graysmarsh Farm.
Heritage farm tour: There are six farms on this tour, including one of the oldest lavender farms in the area. The locations on the tour are Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm, Lost Mountain Lavender Farm, Olympic Lavender Farm, Purple Haze Lavender Farm, Victor’s Lavender Farm and Washington Lavender. Advanced tickets are $10 online and at the farms and local ticket outlets through July 18. During the weekend, tickets are $15 for adults. Active duty military and dependents are $10 and children 12 and younger are free.
Street fair: This year’s fair will include 13 members of the Sequim Lavender Growers Association, as well as more than 150 other vendors. There also will be a food court that will include wine and beer sales. The fair is set up in downtown Sequim on Fir Street between Sequim Avenue and Third Avenue. The fair will be open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. the first two days and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. the final day.
Information: Go to lavenderfestival.com, sequim lavenderfestivalweekend.com.Jeffrey P. Mayor, firstname.lastname@example.org