Visit Sequim during the 123rd Irrigation Festival for a weekend of family fun. It may sound strange to celebrate irrigation, however the festival symbolizes Sequim’s history of hard work, ingenuity, and strong community. And irrigation made the Sequim Valley bloom and flourish. In 1896, the parched prairies were transformed into fertile farmlands and lavender fields with the construction of irrigation ditches. Sequim held its first irrigation celebration in 1896 and the party has continued for 123 years. In addition to the fascinating and inspiring history, the festival has all the fun and small town charm of a classic carnival. Visit Sequim during this two weekend celebration (May 4th to 13th) that includes a parade, fireworks and so much more.
Enhance the gift of chocolate this Valentine’s Day. Surprise your loved one with a Red Wine and Chocolate Tour on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries present this two weekend event (2/10 to 2/11 and 2/17 to 2/19). Purchase tickets online for $40 that includes the wine tastings, chocolate pairings and a souvenir wine glass. Begin your journey at Wind Rose Cellars in charming downtown Sequim. Enjoy the beautiful scenery while you drive to each location. Relish a day of artisan wines and ciders coupled with sweet and savory chocolate bites.
The Sequim arts and small business communities are ready for the holidays! Spend the day shopping in Sequim and checking off your holiday gift list at a local boutique. They’ll give you the personal attention not found at big chain stores. Then enjoy a wonderful dinner at one of our many restaurants. Top off the evening enjoying a holiday concert, dance performance or play.
Coffee is the fuel that keeps the Pacific Northwest going and Sequim is no exception. With so much to do and see around Sequim we depend on excellent coffee to start our days. Whether planning a morning round of golf or meeting up with a biking group to hit the Olympic Discovery Trail, we start the day at a friendly cafe. Or get some java to-go from a drive-thru before hiking the Olympic Mountains or kayaking the Straits of Juan de Fuca. The most discerning coffee connoisseur will find wonderful choices in Sequim.
Sequim has everything that makes a family friendly community. Here you will find the most beautiful surroundings with sunny, mild weather, that creates the perfect setting for active families that love the outdoors. The safe, friendly neighborhoods also include great schools and excellent doctors. And there are many opportunities for kids such as sports, arts and clubs. Sequim has a lively downtown with fun shops and family-friendly dining, and there is a large choice of romantic restaurants for those lovely date nights. In addition to our many festivals, Sequim families celebrate the holidays at the downtown trick-or-treating and tree lighting events. Visit Sequim for a family outing and see all we have to offer.
A vibrant downtown is a sign of a healthy, happy community, and this is certainly true of Sequim. Our charming downtown has an abundance of restaurants, galleries, and unique shops. Spend a day finding that special gift, beautiful clothing or a piece of art, then relax with a delicious meal. In addition, the sunny weather makes our walkable downtown enjoyable year round. Maybe that’s why Sequim won first place in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice as the Best Northwestern Small Town. Come spend a weekend exploring our lively downtown and see all that Sequim has to offer.