PORT ANGELES, Wash.— Washington’s Olympic Peninsula boasts quaint port towns and adventures around every dock, and the town of Sequim is no exception. Home to 30 farms blanketed in colorful, fragrant herb, Sequim – the Lavender Capital of North America – enjoys a unique rain shadow atypical of the Pacific Northwest. Nestled between the Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Park, Sequim’s location creates an ideal microclimate for growing lavender and, of course, for hosting one of the biggest lavender celebrations in the country! On July 17-19, the 19th annual Sequim Lavender Festival will take place.
For close to two decades, Sequim and the surrounding Dungeness Valley have been internationally recognized as the premier growers of this fragrant herb. Family owned farms are prized for the special attention they give to growing the finest lavender in the country. With a bevy of events, including lavender farm tours and art and gallery shows, a new addition to this year’s festival will be a free street dance on Saturday, July 18th from 7-9pm, featuring live music by Blues County Sheriff!
Additionally, for those visiting from out of town, Sequim and Dungeness Bay offer visitors the chance to sail, bird-watch and kayak the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings while getting their fix in Mother Nature. And of course, don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the Sequim Roosevelt elk herd, which can be spotted on the southeastern slopes of town!
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