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Bike the Scenic Tour de Lavender in Sequim

bike in a lavender fieldTune up your bike cycling enthusiasts and get ready for the 2018 Tour de Lavender in Sequim Saturday, August 4. Experience the amazing scenery during this event perfect for beginner and expert cyclists alike. Routes include stops at the world-class lavender farms of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. In addition to the brilliant purple fields of fragrant blossoms, cyclists bike through a serene landscape with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. The tour also connects to the Olympic Discovery Trail that opens up to sweeping views of the Salish Sea. Cyclists return every year to bike the exceptional beauty of the Olympic Peninsula at this fun summer event.

Bike Routes and Lavender Farms

The Tour de Lavender, now in its 5th year, represents a partnership of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association and local bike groups. The event not only showcases the gorgeous natural setting around Sequim, it raises funds to Bikes at Tour de Lavendermaintain the Olympic Discovery Trail and the programs of the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance. These organizations are working together to promote bike safety and foster a cyclist-friendly community.

Hundreds of cyclists flock to Sequim each year for this popular event. Casual cyclists and families enjoy a 35 mile loop called the “Fun Ride”. This ride goes through 8 lavender farms along quiet roads and also connects to the Olympic Discovery Trail. While the “Metric Century” offers a more challenging 62.5 mile bike ride. This path includes 9 lavender farms and fantastic Olympic Mountain views. Once it links to the Olympic Discovery Trail with no cars allowed, cyclists can relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

The serene lavender farms with vibrant purple fields invite riders to stop for a break. Each farm has its own unique personality and special lavender products. Stay for a picnic, try a lavender treat and enjoy the view at these charming farms:

Cyclist riding on a road bike in the rural landscape at sunset.Join the “After Party” celebration from 2:00 to 6:00 for some well deserved refreshments, music and a chance to win great door prizes. Afterwards the celebration continues at the many great restaurants in Sequim’s charming downtown. 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 town and find your future home.

 

 

Explore Sequim’s Lavender Festival

Lavender in Sequim, WashingtonThe lavender farms in Sequim are exploding with deep purple blooms. And the vibrant fields announce the arrival of the 22nd Lavender Festival. Held in the Lavender Capital of North America, charming Sequim, Washington. Thousands of visitors flock to this beautiful corner of the Olympic Peninsula for a three day party. The event includes farm tours, an arts fair, great food and live music. It’s no surprise that this popular festival won 1st place in 2017 for Best Festival of Clallam County. Join the celebration in Sequim July 20th, 21st and 22nd.

Sequim Lavender Street Fair

For a complete experience check out the Lavender Street Fair all three days of the festival. This high-end juried street fair with artisans from around the country. Find almost any lavender product here including oils, soaps, lotions, culinary ingredients and bouquets. Also find great art at the 150 booths, and choose from photography, pottery, jewelry, and sculpture.

Explore the “street” fair at the Carrie Blake Community Park. The new location allows for more vendor space and parking. A “Celebrity” Photo Booth and Lavender Scavenger Hunt have been added to the fun. Also the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors invite visitors to their art show at the Sequim Middle School with work from 150 artists.

Lavender Festival with live musicIn addition to fine arts and crafts, there’s a diverse food court, live music and a street dance. LavenderStock, has a main stage that includes live music and entertainment. Musical choices range from blues, folk, and rock to Caribbean, jazz, and big band. Stop by the delicious food court to fuel up on BBQ, street tacos, seafood and 6 flavors of lavender ice cream. Kids find fun at the fair with arts and crafts, an obstacle course, quick golf, photo scavenger hunt and a dance and karaoke party of their own. While the adults can stop by the wine, beer and spirits garden for refreshing lavender margaritas and martinis. Sample some lavender blackberry wine from Hurricane Hills Winery while enjoying great music and food.

Self-Guided Lavender Farm Tours

Touring the idyllic farms with vibrant purple meadows cannot be missed during this weekend. This year eight farms and one nursery open their fragrant fields to the public. Plan your route for this free self-guided tour and be sure to pick up some unique products.

  • Blackberry Forest – Be sure to bring your camera when visiting this Lavender product available downtown16 acre farm with sweeping views of Sequim Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Find wonderful lavender products and also a “forest” of luscious Himalayan blackberries.
  • Graysmarsh Berry & Lavender Farm – Cut fresh lavender and pick the sweetest berries while visiting. Take home yummy berry preserves including raspberry with lavender, strawberry, blackberry, and loganberry.
  • Nelson’s Duck Pond & Lavender Farm – After picking flowers stop by the gift shop with a wide array of body, home and cooking products.
  • Kitty B’s Lavender Farm – Breathe in the sweet aroma while strolling this scenic 2.5 acre farm with over 2,000 plants.
  • Mali’s Lavender – This smaller farm is an expansion of Victor’s Lavender, one of Sequim’s most expert growers. A great place to pick up some plants for your own garden.
  • Earth Muffin Lavender – This welcoming small business carries products for bath, body and home all with warm customer service.
  • Troll Haven – A truly unique 200 acres property along Discovery bay, with whimsical buildings and sculptures. Stroll the fruit lavender with honeyorchards and visit with the farm animals. Not only do they offer lavender products, but visitors can pick the seasonal fruit.
  • Fat Cat – Bring your picnic lunch to enjoy after picking some bouquets. Then browse the gift shop for lotions, shampoos, chocolates, and gift packages.
  • Peninsula Nursery – Choose some plants for your own garden at this full service landscape company.

Come see Sequim at its most beautiful during the Lavender Festival. The rolling purple fields glow in the lush Sequim Valley with snow capped mountains in the distance. Add a shining water view of the bay or the Strait of Juan de Fuca, for a picture perfect setting. Many festival visitors are enchanted by Sequim and decide to make their home here. Contact one of our friendly agents at Schwab Realty and see the possibilities our great town has to offer.