Do you like Lavender flowers or Lavender products and imagine seeing Lavender fields? The beauty of Provence, France comes up in mind but if you are based in USA and cannot fly to France. Then this is your alternative.
Panoramic view of lavender fields in beautiful Sunshine with Picture perfect farm houses and view of White-capped mountains in the distance. You are in Sequim, Washington.
Sequim is a town located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. It’s considered to be the lavender capital of North America. Sequim lies within the shadow of the Olympic Mountains. The Unique climatic conditions makes it perfect for cultivation of Lavender. And thus, It lead to give itself the nickname of “Sunny Sequim”.
Sequim is approx 67 miles with an 2 hours drive from Seattle downtown. There are many routes – Ferry and Road , road only that can be taken for drive to Sequim.
Hopping a Ferry is my favorite. Ferry Route is most relaxing with 30 minutes of water ride on blue waters of Puget Sound with distant views of Mount Baker, Mount Rainier in either directions on a sunny day.
Ferry and Road Route to Sequim
Route 1 – Hop on Seattle -BainBridge Island Ferry via WA-305 and US-101 N
Route 2- Ride on Edmonds-Kingston Ferry via WA-104 W/NE State Hwy 104 and US-101 N
Every July, the Sequim Lavender farmers and growers organize the Sequim Lavender festival that is attended and visited by tourists from all over the world. Sequim Lavender Festival is a 3-day event that is held at Downtown Sequim in Sequim, Washington, United States. The Sequim Lavender Festival is organized and managed by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association and members.
When and Where
When is the 2019 Sequim Lavender Weekend?
July 19th Friday to 21st Sunday 2019.
Where is Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair?
Carrie Blake Community Park
Address: 202 N Blake Ave, Sequim, WA 98382
Every July, Lavender Lovers like me come from far and near places and arrive at Sequim Lavender festival and enjoy the free fun centered activities and picking your own aromatic healing plant – the Lavender from the fields.
This Festival event have numbers of activities and regional attractions for the family and visitors of all ages. There are many fun activities for Kids, toddlers and children. I have been to Sequim Lavender Festival from last two consecutive years and looking ahead to plan my visit this year with my family.
What to Expect at Sequim Lavender Festival?
- Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair.
- Free Downtown Shuttle During the Sequim Lavender Festival
- Tour Sequim’s Lavender Farms and Fields
- Bike or Drive your way from farm to farm.
- Take your Pets to Sequim Lavender Festival.
- Other things and Places to Explore around Sequim.
Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair
This family-friendly festival features more than 150 local crafts vendor, lavender booths, food and drink vendors, juried art show, live music and performers, fun events for kids.
Visitors and Tourists will find Lavender products of every kind at the street fair, oils, soaps, lotions, lavender lemonade, lavender sachets and many more things. Admission to the event is free. This year 2019, the Sequim Lavender Street Fair will be held at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 North Blake Avenue, Sequim, Washington. USA.
Free Downtown Shuttle During the Sequim Lavender Festival
Traffic and parking can be difficult during the popular festival. For convenience to visitors, City of Sequim provides a Free downtown shuttle bus that helps them to get to Street fair and other key locations. For Visitors coming to Sequim can park at any convenient parking place and then can hop on free shuttle to visit Sequim’s charming downtown, the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Show, the Driftwood Arts Show, the Farmer’s Market and the Street Fair.
Tour Sequim’s Lavender Farms and Fields
This is the most exciting and fun part of Lavender festival. The farm tours give Visitors a divine experience to see, smell and feel the blooming purple fields on a stroll. This unique opportunity gives chance to learn how the growers cultivate Lavender.
The Farms on tours provides different entertainment and amenities, gift shops and U-Pick lavender blooms. Lavender growers gift shops feature their own lavender products like lavender essential oil, Lavender and berries syrup jam, handmade organic Lavender products. Some Farms charge for admission in to fields but many are free. Visitor can pick a self-guided driving tour brochure for map and details.
Many farms and nursery offer options for Farm tour. Each farm is unique and has activities to do. Many have chicken farms, ice cream shops, berries farms, pick your own areas, while some have beautiful old-style barns or houses. Lavender farms are famous for Instagram and are photographer’s paradise. Don’t forget your camera.
U- Pick Fun
Every Farm has unique things for visitors coming to the fields for tour. You never know what you get to pick on your own. May be Lavender, Dahlia, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries , Strawberries or Sunflower.
Every year, we visit Graysmarsh Farm for Lavender tour during Sequim Lavender Festival and each time we find some thing unique in the farm. This time we were surprise to find sunflower field in the same farm. The field was looking so colorful with bloomed yellow and white sunflowers. Yes you heard right White sunflower. It was my first time that I was seeing white sunflower in my life. Some sunflowers were very big and wide.
We spend good time strolling in Sunflower fields capturing pics and admiring the wonderful creation of nature and appreciating the hard work and efforts of the farmers. The distant view of Lavender fields were looking like purple haze carpet on earth’s floor. After some time we walked to Lavender fields in the same farm.
Smell of fresh Lavender filled the atmosphere with freshness and serenity. It was a beautiful sunny day in Sequim proving to be photographer’s paradise in colorful fields of Sunflower and Lavenders. Then to our surprise we found different berries very riped and ready for pick your own in next field. We went to the the next fields of berries in the same Farm. Picking various types of Boysenberries, Raspberries, Loganberries and Blue berries was more fun. I always get organic Lavender oil from Farm’s Gift booths shops.
Sequim Lavender Farms and Fields Tour
6187 Woodcock Rd,
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
939 Finn Hall Rd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
And Many more Farms and Fields are open for Lavender Tour. Check the Event details brochure and Map.
There is plenty of parking at the farms, but some farms offer shuttle service for visitor convenience. For more information on the list of farms and fields, Please check at Information desk booth in Street Fair.
Bike or Drive your way from farm to farm.
Visitor can find a driving guide and head out on bike from farm to farm enjoying the country side views. Prior to the weekend, download the Official Sequim Lavender Weekend Event Map, or pick one up while you are at Sequim Downtown to make it easy to get to all of the farms. Visitors can drive at their own leisure and pack a lunch to enjoy a full day of relaxation and lavender strolling.
Take your Pets Along with you
Dogs on a leash are welcomed at the Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair and at many of the Lavender Farms. There is an off-leash dog park on the south end of Carrie Blake Park, located at 202 N. Blake Avenue.
Other things and Places to Explore
1. Olympic National Park. – Head to West to Olympic National Park, the home of Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rainforest, and beautiful coastal beaches – Ruby beach, Rialto beach.
2. Olympic Discovery Trail – Sequim is situated right in the center of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a 120-mile trail that stretches from Port Townsend to Port Angeles across the Olympic Peninsula. It is perfect for walking and bicycling. The trail will take you through beautiful, scenic areas including along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and through the historic Railroad Bridge Park
3. Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington is a drive-through wildlife exhibit, where animals come right up to your vehicle.
4. Strait of Juan de Fuca.
5. Railroad Bridge Park.
6. John Wayne Marina for enjoying views and restaurants for local seafood.
7. Olympic National Forest
8. Visit Dungeness Spit and hike to New Dungeness Lighthouse.
9. Take a ferry to Victoria. Sequim is only 30 minutes from Victoria, British Columbia.
10. Seven Cedars Resort, Casino and Club Seven at Sequim Bay is a hot spot for entertainment.
Places to Stay
Sequim is centrally located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula and is the perfect place to stay for a weekend for Lavender Festival and go lavender picking in farms and fields.
High-End/Luxury Hotel : Juan de Fuca Cottages Experience the uniqueness of beauty with private cottages.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites North Sequim Perfect for the business traveler or a weekend splurge.
Mid-Range/Couple Stay : Econo Lodge Sequim
Budget/Social Hotel: Great House Motel
The rugged peaks of Olympic mountains, natural beauty of Olympic Peninsula, lavender fields and Lavender products are one reason to plan a visit to Sequim, Port Angeles. The fields bloom in the summer and, if you want to avoid crowds, you can visit before or after the big festival week. Sequim , Port Angeles and Olympic Peninsula are fun and adventure getaways destinations all year round.
What could be the best way to experience the benefits of Lavender?
Purple Aromatic Fields of Lavender are not only pleasant to eyes but also has calming effect on mind, soul and body.
This Festival is perfect for road trip drive from Seattle to Sequim. If you are visiting Seattle in Summer then you can plan of attending this Festival. Do read on “Must Visit Attractions in Seattle, Washington”. to make your summer vacation more memorable and adventurous.
Have you visited Lavender Festival? Comment below to share your experience on What was your most amazing moment at Lavender Farms? If not, then you can plan to visit Sequim Lavender Farms with friends and family.
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