Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty, from left, Queen Karla Najera and Princesses Emily Straling, Abby Norman and Alison Cobb ride their float down Washington Street in Saturday’s Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty, from left, Queen Karla Najera and Princesses Emily Straling, Abby Norman and Alison Cobb ride their float down Washington Street in Saturday’s Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

PHOTO GALLERY: Irrigation Festival’s ‘122 Skies of Blue’ lights up Sequim

SEQUIM — Competitions of strength and skill, fireworks and a 105-piece parade will be highlights of the 122nd Sequim Irrigation Festival grand finale this weekend.

The theme of the festival — which is the longest continuous festival in the state — is “122 Skies of Blue.”

A logging show and truck/tracker pull, a strongman showdown and fireworks launched Friday, while the logging show continued the fun Saturday, along with a show of hot rods and Harleys and a grand parade.

The festival, co-sponsored by the Lavender Jazz and Blues Society and 1st Security Bank in Sequim, is free and open to all ages.

It wraps today with the carnival from noon to 5 p.m. on Sequim High School’s athletic fields along Fir Street.

Royalty from a variety of Western Washington festivals gather to dance the “Macarena” before the start of Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Royalty from a variety of Western Washington festivals gather to dance the “Macarena” before the start of Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Chimacum High School Marching Band makes its way down the parade route on Saturday in Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Chimacum High School Marching Band makes its way down the parade route on Saturday in Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Nine-month-old Aivery Stuhr waves in delight while watching her very first parade with mother Rebecca White of Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Nine-month-old Aivery Stuhr waves in delight while watching her very first parade with mother Rebecca White of Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Marysville Strawberry Festival float was winner of the President’s Award in the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Marysville Strawberry Festival float was winner of the President’s Award in the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A float representing the Fathoms O’ Fun Festival in Port Orchard was recipient of the Chairman’s Award on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A float representing the Fathoms O’ Fun Festival in Port Orchard was recipient of the Chairman’s Award on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Grand Sweepstakes Award-winning float representing the Pierce County Daffodil Festival takes part in the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Grand Sweepstakes Award-winning float representing the Pierce County Daffodil Festival takes part in the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A float assembled by the Sequim Soroptimist Club received the Mayor’s Award. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A float assembled by the Sequim Soroptimist Club received the Mayor’s Award. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Dancers from the Mexican Community of Sequim parade entry create a swirl on color Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Dancers from the Mexican Community of Sequim parade entry create a swirl on color Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the Port Townsend High School Marching Band perform in Saturday’s Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the Port Townsend High School Marching Band perform in Saturday’s Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Nate Bolling of Sequim attempts to lift 750 pounds during Friday’s Irrigation Festival Strong Man competition at the Blake Property in Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Nate Bolling of Sequim attempts to lift 750 pounds during Friday’s Irrigation Festival Strong Man competition at the Blake Property in Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sequim High School band director Vern Fosket, left, the grand marshal for the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade, marches with a kazoo band of Sequim school students. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sequim High School band director Vern Fosket, left, the grand marshal for the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade, marches with a kazoo band of Sequim school students. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Fair Princess Marykate Napiontek, left, and Queen Janeydean O’Connor wave to Irrigation Festival Grand Parade spectators Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Fair Princess Marykate Napiontek, left, and Queen Janeydean O’Connor wave to Irrigation Festival Grand Parade spectators Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Carla Madison, dressed as a flying monkey character from “The Wizard of Oz” entertains parade-goers Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Carla Madison, dressed as a flying monkey character from “The Wizard of Oz” entertains parade-goers Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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