Sequim Irrigation Festival’s 2021 royalty get their first look at the float set for this year’s schedule of parades at a reveal event on Saturday at 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino. Pictured, from left, are princesses Allie Gale and Zoee Kuperus, queen Hannah Hampton and princess Sydney VanProyen. The float bears the theme “A Place For You to Rome,” complete with Roman architecture and designs overseen by longtime float builder/coordinator Guy Horton. The reveal preceded the annual Kick Off Dinner and Auction, a major annual fundraiser for the festival. With some COVID-related restrictions still in place, most of the events have been moved to May 8. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim Irrigation Festival’s 2021 royalty get their first look at the float set for this year’s schedule of parades at a reveal event on Saturday at 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino. Pictured, from left, are princesses Allie Gale and Zoee Kuperus, queen Hannah Hampton and princess Sydney VanProyen. The float bears the theme “A Place For You to Rome,” complete with Roman architecture and designs overseen by longtime float builder/coordinator Guy Horton. The reveal preceded the annual Kick Off Dinner and Auction, a major annual fundraiser for the festival. With some COVID-related restrictions still in place, most of the events have been moved to May 8. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Irrigation Festival float

Sequim’s annual Irrigation Festival, Washington state’s longest continuous community festival now in its 126th year, kicked off the parade season with the float reveal at 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino on Saturday.

Queen Hannah Hampton and princesses Allie Gale, Zoee Kuperus and Sydney VanProyen got their first look at the float bearing the theme “A Place For You to Rome,” complete with Roman architecture and designs overseen by longtime float builder/coordinator Guy Horton.

The reveal preceded the annual Kick Off Dinner and Auction, a major annual fundraiser for the festival.

With some COVID-related restrictions still in place, most of the festival events have been moved to May 8.

The Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair will be held in person from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Cedar Street across from the Sequim Civic Plaza.

The rest of the weekend’s events are virtual-only, including the Crazy Daze Breakfast (8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.), Family Fun Day (12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.), Past Royalty Luncheon (2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.), logging show (3 p.m.), car show (4 p.m.), grand parade (5 p.m.) and fireworks show (6 p.m.).

View the virtual events and find more information at irrigationfestival.com.

More in News

Quilcene schools, Clallam Bay fire district measures passing

Voters in Jefferson and Clallam counties appear to have passed measures for… Continue reading

Tribe seeking funds for hotel

Plans still in works for downtown Port Angeles

Clallam County eyes second set of lodging tax applications

Increase more than doubles support from 2023

Olympic Medical Center reports operating losses

Hospital audit shows $28 million shortfall

Jefferson County joins opioid settlement

Deal with Johnson & Johnson to bring more than $200,000

Ballots due today for elections in Clallam, Jefferson counties

It’s Election Day for voters in Quilcene and Clallam… Continue reading

Jefferson PUD has clean audit for 2022

Jefferson County Public Utility District #1 has received a… Continue reading

Jefferson Transit opens survey on climate action plan

Jefferson Transit Authority will conduct a survey through June… Continue reading

Three volunteers sought for Clallam County Disability Board

The Clallam County Disability Board is seeking volunteers to… Continue reading

Pictured, from left, are Mary Kelso, Jane Marks, Barbara Silva and Linda Cooper.
School donation

The Port Angeles Garden Club donated $800 to the Crescent School in… Continue reading

Clayton Hergert, 2, along with is mother, Mandy Hergert of Port Angeles, sit at the bow of a U.S. Coast Guard response boat on display during Saturday’s Healthy Kids Day at the Port Angeles YMCA. The event, hosted by all three Olympic Peninsula YMCA branches, featured children’s activities designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and a love for physical activity. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Captain on deck

Clayton Hergert, 2, along with is mother, Mandy Hergert of Port Angeles,… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners agreed on April 2 to seek a real estate market analysis for Lost Mountain Station 36 after multiple attempts to seek volunteers to keep the station open. They’ll consider selling it and using funds for emergency supplies in the area, and offsetting construction costs for a new Carlsborg fire station. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Fire District to seek market analysis for station

Proceeds could help build new building in Carlsborg