Enjoy the 2021 Sequim Lavender Festival
The Sequim Lavender Festival is the biggest event of the year in Sequim, bringing 10’s of thousands of visitors to this charming town in the Dungeness Valley each year. As of now, there are some changes to the 2021 festival, including the closure of the annual street farm, but the stars of the festival, the farms, still plan to be open.
The Sequim Lavender Festival, held each year during the 3rd week in July, is timed perfectly for the peak bloom of these sensational purple fields. It’s a great time to tour Lavender Fields and learn more about this wonderfully fragrant herb.
While you’re in town for the Lavender Festival, take the time to explore the impressive natural beauty found throughout the rest of the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Who knows – maybe after your trip here you’ll fall in love with the area and want to move here? Whether you’re just in town visiting or are considering a move, we’d love to answer any questions you may have about life here in Sequim, Port Angeles, and Port Townsend. Contact our Sequim Real Estate Agents today!
You Can Still Visit a Sequim Lavender Farm This Year
We’ll miss the annual street fair that is part of the annual Sequim Lavender Festival in 2021, but we’re still excited that the area’s lavender farms will be open during the annual festival week, bringing back some semblance of normal to the sunny town of Sequim.
If this is your first visit to the Sequim Lavender Festival, you might be surprised to learn that the warm and temperate climate of Sequim is perfect for Lavender plants, similar to what you’d find in the world-famous lavender-growing region of Provence, France. In fact, in a somewhat unusual weather pattern for the Pacific Northwest, Sequim typically enjoys more sunny blue-sky days than its neighboring cities and towns. This is due to the Olympic Mountains and the rainshadow effect.
Accordingly, the warm-weather-loving lavender plants thrive and have transformed Sequim’s once agriculturally diverse valley into a purple lover’s dream. There are currently more than 110,000 lavender plants planted throughout the valley. It’s not just beautiful to look at, but the growth of this herb has resulted in dozens of small, creative businesses across the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.
Right now is the perfect time to visit a local Sequim Lavender farm. The first purple blooms usually show up around mid-June, and peak in mid to late-July. There are plenty of farms to choose from in the area, but here are a few of our favorite Sequim lavender farms:
- Purple Haze Lavender
- Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm
- Washington Lavender Farm
- Jardin de Soleil Lavender Farm
- B&B Family Farm
- Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain
- Victor’s Lavender
If you’re looking for more great ways to enjoy Sequim Lavender Farms, we recommend this driving guide to Sequim lavender farms, as well as a biking guide along the Sequim Lavender Trail. There are also several lavender gift shops in Sequim, which feature a wide range of lovely lavender-inspired products.
Bike the 2021 Tour de Lavender in Sequim
The Sequim Lavender Festival isn’t the only way to experience this fragrant purple-hued herb. The popular Tour de Lavender bike ride in Sequim is back for 2021, and we’re looking forward to it! This year, it will be held on August 7, 2021. This bike ride is not only a great way to see the stunningly beautiful lavender farms around Sequim, but to take in the amazing scenery of the Olympic Peninsula.
Routes include stops at the world-class lavender farms of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, including those featured in the Sequim Lavender Festival. The tour also connects to the Olympic Discovery Trail, where riders will enjoy sweeping views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Tour de Lavender, in partnership with the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association, raises funds to maintain the Olympic Discovery Trail and the programs of the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance.
Visitors discover what Sequim residents already know, there’s no better community for cyclists. Contact our agents at Schwab Realty to explore this bike-friendly paradise, and possibly even find your future home.