2016 Sequim Lavender Weekend

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    Celebrating Lavender on the Olympic Peninsula

    Purple Haze Lavender Farm
    photo courtesy of Sequim Lavender Festival

    Fields of lavender. Sunshine. Picture-perfect farm houses. White-capped mountains in the distance. No, you're not in southern France -- you're in Sequim, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Sequim celebrates the beauty and usefulness of this sweet-smelling herb annually during its peak bloom season in July. The Sequim Lavender Weekend includes include three days of lavender farm tours, community fairs, and other special events.

    When is the 2016 Sequim Lavender Weekend?
    July 15 to 17, 2016

    Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair
    This family-friendly festival features juried crafts booths, food and drink vendors, and live music and performers. You will find lavender products of every kind at the street fair, from oils and lotions to lavender lemonade to sachets and wands. The Lavender Festival Street Fair takes place on Fir Street between Sequim Avenue and Third Avenue in Downtown Sequim, Washington.

    Tour Sequim's Lavender Farms and Fields
    The farm tours allow you to get an up-close view (and smell!) of the blooming fields and to learn how the growers cultivate and use their lavender. Farms on these tours provide different amenities and entertainment, including gift shops, food and crafts booths, live music, and U-pick lavender blooms. Most of these lavender grower's are represented in booths at the street fair as well.

    While in town, pick up a a self-guided driving tour brochure for a map and details.

    In addition to the opportunity to stroll through the purple fields, these lavender grower's each provide unique and different activities. This could include gift stores featuring their own lavender products or demonstrations on everything from growing your own lavender to brewing lavender tea. There can be live music or photo opportunities. Some charge admission; many are free.

    Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club Quilt Show
    The Sequim Middle School is the venue for this annual quilt show, open throughout Lavender Weekend.

    Tips for Getting Around During the Sequim Lavender Festival
    Traffic and parking can be difficult during the popular festival and patience is required. For those attending the street fair, a free downtown shuttle bus is available that allows you to park in less congested parts of town. Another option is to tour the farms by bicycle.

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    Sequim Lavender: All Year Round

    The Fields at Port Williams Lavender Farm in Sequim
    Angela M Brown

    You can visit Sequim lavender farms throughout the growing season. Some of their gift shops are even open year round. In addition to details about each farm, these Sequim lavender farm websites provide growing information, recipes, and online retail shops where you can order lavender plants, books, bath and home products, arts and crafts, and more.

    Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm
    1345 So. Sequim Avenue
    Sequim, WA 98383

    Fat Cat Garden and Gifts
    21 Fat Cat Lane
    Sequim, WA 98382

    Jardin du Soleil Lavender
    3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way
    Sequim, WA 98382

    Lost Mountain Lavender
    1541 Taylor Cuttoff Rd.
    Sequim, WA 98382

    Olympic Lavender Farm
    1432 Marine Drive
    Sequim, WA 98382

    Purple Haze Lavender
    180 Bell Bottom Lane
    Sequim, WA 98382

    Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm
    274154 Highway 101
    Sequim, WA 98382

    Washington Lavender
    939 Finn Hall Rd.
    Port Angeles, WA 98362

    The lavender fields and products are one reason to plan a visit to Sequim. Sequim, Port Angeles, and the Olympic Peninsula are fun getaways destinations all year round. Sequim highlights include Dungeness Spit and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.