SEQUIM — The 110th Irrigation Festival jumps into full gear this weekend with classic cars, the logging show, museum exhibits, arts and crafts, plenty of food and, of course, the Grand Parade.
The newly lengthened parade kicks off at high noon Saturday and travels west down Washington Street for nearly the length of town.
Leading the procession will be grand marshals Dave and Ann Salmon, who are being recognized for more than 25 years of service to the community.
Grand pioneer Leatrice Smith will also be at the front in the parade, as will honorary pioneers Margaret Blake and Lloyd Beebe
The 110th Irrigation Festival’s other grand pioneer, Al Courtney, died in March at age 76, and will be honored posthumously during Saturday’s parade.
More than 125 parade entries will move westbound down Washington, including the official float carrying festival Queen Jennifer Gold and her court, Princesses Whitney Bigger, Bobbi Gunn and Jessica Horton.
An hour before the Grand Parade begins, a Super Cruzz Car Parade, featuring cars entered in the festival’s car show, will caravan through town to the corner of West Washington Street and Fifth Avenue.
There, they will assemble for the Car Show ‘n’ Shine from noon until 5 p.m.
For those eager to get into the festival spirit, the carnival on the Sequim High School greenfield opens at 5 p.m. today and continues Saturday at noon.
The Logging Show near Carrie Blake Park on Blake Avenue will start today with about 25 chain saw woodcarvers showing their abilities at 2 p.m. and tractor pull practices starting at 6 p.m.
The show swings into full gear Saturday at 10 a.m. with tractor pulls and more chain saw carving, and features logging show events after the parade, about 2 p.m.
Museum and Arts Center
The Sequim Museum and Arts Center will show off its four divisions at once during the Irrigation Festival.
Open at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday will be the mastodon Exhibition Building at 175 W. Cedar St., the Second Chance consignment shop at 155 W. Cedar St., the museum’s DeWitt Administration Building at 544 N. Sequim Ave., and the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse at 2780 Towne Road.All of the Museum and Arts Center components will offer free admission both days.