Sequim Irrigation Festival winds up this weekend

SEQUIM – This year’s Irrigation Festival Grand Parade promises a larger-than-life luminary, promised Joe Borden, the festival’s chairman.

This figure, however, is not on the official list of parade entries.

But he belongs here, what with “112 years and still rockin,'” the theme of the 2007 festival.

“Elvis will be out and about for sure,” Borden said. “Watch for him.”

The chairman would say no more about the King.

He did advise spectators that Washington Street, from Brown Road to Seventh Avenue, will be closed to motor traffic at 10 a.m. Saturday for the parade.

Spectators start staking out their spots around that time, and Sequim’s big procession starts at high noon.

Strolling the route: 132 entries, starting with dignitaries and moving on to Dog Park Pals, Camp Fire Girls, loggers, square and Mexican folkloric dancers, pageant royalty from surrounding towns and at least 10 marching bands.

The Irrigation Festival is Washington state’s longest-running community party, and its parade is reportedly the largest on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The Rockin’ Cruzz Car Parade will precede the Grand Parade this year, added Borden.

Vintage vehicles will start their cruise on East Washington Street at 11 a.m. and head west to the River Road roundabout.

The herd will finally pull into the Wal-Mart parking lot at River Road and West Washington Street, where the Car Show & Shine will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

Festival-goers, Borden said, will find public lots and street parking plentiful throughout downtown Sequim.

Details about the weekend’s events are also abundant at www.IrrigationFestival.com.

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