SEQUIM LAVENDER FARM FAIRE’S
LAVENDER ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIRE IN THE PARK
The all FREE, all day, family-friendly place to be for Sequim Lavender Weekend!
Immerse yourself in the essence of lavender, surrounded by the lush green lawns and gardens of Sequim’s most beautiful park…for an hour or for the day. And this weekend you can also experience art, music from the band shell, stunning crafts, the finest foods, beer and wine, and festivities for everyone…especially the kids. All this under the flying purple banners of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire!!
The Faire’s Lavender in the Park site is also the hub for the In-City Shuttle Bus that connects all of the lavender events and event parking lots in Sequim. Getting here is easy – the free In-City Shuttle service takes you right to the band shell, or you can park right next to the Carrie Blake/Reuse Demonstration Park ($2 suggested donation with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Sequim Senior Center).
There are so many fun lavender and community festivities going on at our free LAVENDER ARTS AND CRAFTS IN THE PARK that we had to make you a list--!
JURIED CRAFTS, LAVENDER & COMMUNITY BOOTHS - Over 100 booths feature lavender products and plants, juried hand-made crafts, food, community organizations, and family activities.
FOOD - A number of the region’s best food booths, including seafood (oysters, clams, salmon, chowder, fish tacos, calamari, fish and chips!), crepes, pizza, gyros, espresso, Thai, Italian, lavender desserts, lavender ice cream, and more. We have lots of tables and chairs for seating. See the Faire program for a complete list of food booths and menus.
THE NEW LAVENDER TEA GARDEN – presented by one of the founding members of the Sequim lavender movement, Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm, the tea garden provides traditional teas and lavender desserts with reserved seating under umbrellas.
WINE AND BEER GARDEN – Three recent Washington State award-winning vintners will be represented at our wine garden! The Peninsula Wineries Association presents 7 local wineries and the famous Olympic Cellars lavender wine. And there are Northwest micro-brews from Olympic Distributing and sparkling hard cider as well.
MUSIC - Thanks to the amazing acoustic qualities of the James Center Band Shell, music at Lavender in the Park, is a special experience. We have great Northwest artists playing throughout the weekend including Pearl Django and the 133rd Army Band on Friday. Sit on the lawn, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and absorb the sounds.
FIRST FEDERAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB KID’S FAIRE (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY) - Bring the kids to an old fashioned fair with carnival games including the ring toss and dart toss, races like the gunny sack race grouped by ages (5-12), , water balloon toss, needle in a haystack, watermelon eating contest, a scavenger hunt, and more. The activities are Saturday and Sunday only from 10a.m.-5 p.m. Everything is free, and everyone is welcome to join in the family fun. Thanks to First Federal for sponsoring this program and the Boys & Girls Club for putting it all together.
COMMUNITY LINKS - NONPROFIT AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS - We have more than 15 nonprofit and government agencies with organization displays and information, family activities and demonstrations. The Faire provides free space to nonprofit organizations to assist them with their public information and fundraising efforts and all funds raised in this area go directly to the participating nonprofit organizations.
NORTHWEST RAPTOR & WILDLIFE CENTER (NRR&WC) Nationally renowned for its work rescuing and rehabilitating the wildlife of the Olympic Peninsula, the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center will dazzle and educate the public through an interactive program showcasing its Ambassador Animals -- wild owls, hawks, and falcons who are cared for full-time at the Center after permanently incapacitating injuries or illnesses. The wildlife on display will include Gaspar the Peregrine Falcon, a member of the fastest species on Earth; Juliet, a sweet-tempered and wise Barred Owl; the fearsome Baby the Swainson's Hawk; Belle the lovable juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk; Ewok the tiny Northern Saw-Whet Owl; and Screech the friendly Western Screech Owl.
SEQUIM IRRIGATION FESTIVAL FLOAT (SUNDAY ONLY) - What a treat! The Sequim Irrigation Festival Float will be at the park all day Sunday. See this great float up close and take your picture. Thanks to the volunteers of the Sequim Irrigation Festival and their community activities.
OLYMPIC PENINSULA GARDEN - Come share the vision of the Olympic Peninsula Garden. The garden is a long-term project with a terrace featuring more than 100 types of lavender and other plants.
SHISO SISTER CITY GARDEN - Visit the Shiso Sister City Friendship Garden at the entrance to Carrie Blake Park, and south end of the great lawn of the Reuse Demonstration Park.
OLYMPIC GENTLE PAWS PET SITTING - One of the more unique aspects of Lavender in the Park is a safe and secure place to leave your pet while you enjoy Sequim Lavender Weekend. Olympic Gentle Paws, a therapy dog group, will provide shade, water and treats (and exercise, if authorized). Dogs are not allowed on the Farms, so this is a guilt free way to enjoy your Faire time! Along with safe and secure we can add spoiled!
HANDICAPPED PARKING - Handicap parking is now available inside the park, near the stage and booths, via the production entrance off N. Rhodefer Road. You will need your handicap permit or registration card. There is limited paved handicap parking and paved paths suitable for wheelchairs, but please remember all of the booths are on the grass.
FREE WIFI HOTSPOT - Thanks to sponsorship from Olympic Wi-Fi, the park will have free wi-fi access.
CLALLAM COUNTY PUD
Learn about green energy and saving energy by visiting the Clallam County PUD’s solar powered exhibit
The park, the spacious lawns, the music, food, crafts, exhibitors, family activities, a hot air balloon, raptors --- all in one place on one very special Sequim Lavender Weekend – and all FREE for the entire family, your friends and neighbors.
Friday and Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 9am-6pm
The patriotic sounds of the 133D Army Band will bring our community together at the Opening Ceremonies of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, on Friday, July 20th, 11:30 am at the James Center Amphitheater to kick off Sequim Lavender Weekend. (The band starts playing at 10:30 a.m.And if that were not enough we welcome to our opening ceremonies, Northwest master gardener and media personality, Ciscoe Morris. Ciscoe is an audience favorite and one of the most popular and accessible gardening experts around. Ciscoe loves lavender- oo la la! We will honor our veterans and our community with a program of patriotic and band standards—and, of course, a shower of lavender buds on everyone!
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