A stylized dragon with its mouth operated by Kurt White makes its way down Washington Street as part of the Olympic Theatre Arts entry in Saturday’s Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. The event returned to an in-person activity with more than 90 entries and thousands of spectators lining the parade route. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A stylized dragon with its mouth operated by Kurt White makes its way down Washington Street as part of the Olympic Theatre Arts entry in Saturday’s Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. The event returned to an in-person activity with more than 90 entries and thousands of spectators lining the parade route. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Irrigation Festival Grand parade

Awards issued to floats in the Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade on Saturday are Mayor’s, Clallam County Fair Royalty; Chairman’s, Hoquiam Loggers Playday; President’s, Mason County Forest Festival; Governor’s, Marysville Strawberry Festival; Grand Sweepstakes, Riding the Waves — Fathoms of Fun; and Commercial Float, Sequim Adventists Church “All Aboard to Heaven.”

With the theme of “Sequim, Our Little Piece of Heaven,” the Sequim Irrigation Festival float featuring royalty, clockwise from upper left, Queen Isabella Williams and princesses Katherine Gould, Ellie Turner and Lauren Willis, rolls through downtown Sequim on Saturday. The parade featured more than 90 entries with its return to being an in-person event. Driving the float was Guy Horton. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

With the theme of “Sequim, Our Little Piece of Heaven,” the Sequim Irrigation Festival float featuring royalty, clockwise from upper left, Queen Isabella Williams and princesses Katherine Gould, Ellie Turner and Lauren Willis, rolls through downtown Sequim on Saturday. The parade featured more than 90 entries with its return to being an in-person event. Driving the float was Guy Horton. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A combined Sequim Middle School and Sequim High School marching band takes part in Saturday’s Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A combined Sequim Middle School and Sequim High School marching band takes part in Saturday’s Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ed Matuska, a clown with the Olympic Peninsula Shrine, delights children lining Washington Street as part of the Nile Shrine entry in Saturday’s grand parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ed Matuska, a clown with the Olympic Peninsula Shrine, delights children lining Washington Street as part of the Nile Shrine entry in Saturday’s grand parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Irrigation Festival and visiting royalty take part in a combined dance session at the beginning of the grand parade on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Irrigation Festival and visiting royalty take part in a combined dance session at the beginning of the grand parade on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Captain-Crystal Stout of Sequim, Ms. Senior United States 2020, and her dog, Lucee-Light, march in Saturday’s parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Captain-Crystal Stout of Sequim, Ms. Senior United States 2020, and her dog, Lucee-Light, march in Saturday’s parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Fair Queen Allison Pettit, front, and Queen’s Court Sophia Lawson ride the fair’s parade float on Saturday in Sequim. Junior Royalty Kendall Adolphe rode in a separate car as an honor for designing the 2022 Irrigation Festival pin. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Fair Queen Allison Pettit, front, and Queen’s Court Sophia Lawson ride the fair’s parade float on Saturday in Sequim. Junior Royalty Kendall Adolphe rode in a separate car as an honor for designing the 2022 Irrigation Festival pin. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Hoquiam Loggers Playday float received the Chairman’s Award on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Hoquiam Loggers Playday float received the Chairman’s Award on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The President’s Award was given to the Mason County Forest Festival float. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The President’s Award was given to the Mason County Forest Festival float. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Marysville Strawberry Festival entry was given the Irrigation Festival Governor’s Award. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Marysville Strawberry Festival entry was given the Irrigation Festival Governor’s Award. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Saturday’s Grand Sweepstakes Award was given to the Port Orchard/Kitsap County Fathoms O’ Fun Festival float. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Saturday’s Grand Sweepstakes Award was given to the Port Orchard/Kitsap County Fathoms O’ Fun Festival float. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A pair of draft horses pull a wagon representing Blue Mountain Belgians in Saturday’s grand parade in Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A pair of draft horses pull a wagon representing Blue Mountain Belgians in Saturday’s grand parade in Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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