Sequim: Here’s your schedule of Sequim Irrigation Festival events

SEQUIM — The 107th edition of the Sequim Irrigation Festival, the state’s oldest continuing festival, begins today.

The festival was started May 1, 1896, when residents of the valley and surrounding communities came together to witness the opening of the first irrigation line near what now is the intersection of Old Olympic Highway and Sequim-Dungeness Way.

The parade on May 11 is the highlight of the festival. Irrigation Festival Queen Jennifer Horton and princesses Cortney Obregon, Jennifer Lamb and Maggie Hooker will show off the city of Sequim float.

Activities run today through Sunday, then continue Thursday through Sunday next week.

This week’s two-day arts event is located on Seal and Cedar streets on Saturday and Sunday.

Here is a list of festival events:

Friday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. — 39th annual Valley Garden Club “Shower of Flowers” standard flower show, plant sale and silver tea, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — 27th annual Bonsai Society Show, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N. Fifth Ave.

Noon — Official festival opening Turning on the Ditch, Dungeness River.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. — First Friday art opening, Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.

Saturday

9 a.m. – noon — Goldwing motorcycle display, Sequim High School football field, 300 W. Fir St.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. — 39th annual Valley Garden Club “Shower of Flowers” standard flower show, plant sale and silver tea, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — 27th annual Bonsai Society Show, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N. Fifth Ave.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. — Arts & Crafts show. Service merchants booths, live entertainment, beer garden. Seal and Cedar streets.

11 a.m. — Kids Parade, Sequim High School football field, 300 W. Fir St. Judging begins at 10:30 a.m.

Noon – 5 p.m. — Festival in the Field. Touch-A-Truck Kids Fair, Battelle touch tanks, Valentine’s performing pigs, face-painting, glue-in, cup stackers, raptor center, bird feeder building, petting zoo, puppets art corner, entertainment for all ages. Sequim High School football field, 300 W. Fir St.

2 p.m. — Boat parade and annual opening day of boating season, Sequim Bay Yacht Club at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road.

2 – 2:30 p.m. — Award ceremony for Math Olympiad at Sequim Middle School cafeteria, 300 W. Hendrickson Road.

7 p.m. — Street dance to Fat Chance, Cedar and Seal streets.

8 p.m. — Goldwing motorcycle twilight parade.

Sunday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Arts & Crafts show. Service merchants booths, live entertainment, beer garden. Seal and Cedar streets.

Thursday, May 9

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Sequim Arts Members’ Art Show and Sale, open for public viewing, on-going art demonstrations, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N. Fifth Ave.

1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Sequim Prairie Garden Club Silver Tea, Sequim Prairie Club, Pioneer Memorial Park.

1 p.m.-5 p.m. — 33rd Anniversary celebration of Peninsula Driftwood Artists’ Juried Show, demonstration and past winners’ exhibition, Pioneer Memorial Park.

5 p.m. — Funtastic Carnival, High School green field.

Friday, May 10

7 a.m. — Crazy Days Breakfast

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — 33rd Anniversary celebration of Peninsula Driftwood Artists’ Juried Show, demonstration and past winners’ exhibition, Pioneer Memorial Park.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Sequim Arts Members’ Art Show and Sale, open for public viewing, on-going art demonstrations, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N. Fifth Ave.

3 p.m.- 5 p.m. — Past Royalty Luncheon, Oak Table Cafe.

5 p.m. — Funtastic Carnival, High School green field.

7:30 p.m. — Sequim High School Operetta, Sequim High School auditorium.

Saturday, May 11

6 a.m.-8 p.m. — Annual Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Bird-A-Thon and Washington State Migratory Bird Count Weekend.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Sequim Prairie Garden Club Silver Tea, Sequim Prairie Club, Pioneer Memorial Park.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — 33rd Anniversary celebration of Peninsula Driftwood Artists’ Juried Show, demonstration and past winners’ exhibition, Pioneer Memorial Park.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Sequim Arts Members’ Art Show and Sale, open for public viewing, on-going art demonstrations, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N Fifth Ave.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. — 14th Annual Logging Show Truck & Tractor Pull, lawnmower races, helicopter rides, early time gas engine display, food, arts & crafts, sponsored by Sequim Valley Lions Club and Budweiser, donation at door, next to Carrie Blake Park.

Noon — Funtastic Carnival, High School green field.

Noon — 107th Irrigation Festival Grand Parade

7:30 p.m. — Sequim High School Operetta, Sequim High School auditorium.

Sunday, May 12

Noon — Funtastic Carnival, High School green field.

Noon-3 p.m. — Sequim Arts Members’ Art Show and Sale, open for public viewing, on-going art demonstrations, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 595 N. Fifth Ave.

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