Festivals and Events
Festivals and Events
Rainfest. A celebration of arts and crafts, highlighted by a quilt show and inspired by the huge annual rainfall of 100-plus inches, takes place mid-April in downtown Forks. 360/374-2531 or 800/443-6757.
Irrigation Festival. Highlights of this Sequim festival include a beauty pageant, logging demonstrations, arts and crafts, classic car show, strongman competition, parades, and a picnic. www.irrigationfestival.com.
Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. Port Angeles comes alive each May with four days of music, dance, and theater from around the world, as well as children's programs. 360/457-5411. www.jffa.org.
Centrum Summer Arts Festival. Fort Worden State Park, a 19th-century army base near Port Townsend, hosts a summer-long line-up of concerts and workshops. 360/385-3102. www.centrum.org.
Olympic Music Festival. A variety of classical concerts are performed in a renovated barn; picnic on the farm while you listen. 360/732-4800. www.olympicmusicfestival.org.
Forks Old-Fashioned Fourth of July. A salmon bake, parade, demolition derby, arts and crafts exhibits, kids activities, and plenty of fireworks mark Forks' weekend-long celebration. 360/374-2531 or 800/443-6757. www.forkswa.com.
Sequim Lavender Festival. Mid-month, a street fair and free self-guided farm tours celebrate Sequim's many fragrant lavender fields. www.lavenderfestival.com.
Wooden Boat Festival. Hundreds of antique boats sail into Port Townsend. 360/385-3628. www.woodenboat.org.
Hickory Shirt/Heritage Days. Logging skills contests, parades, pancake breakfasts, and other events bring Forks' pioneer past to life. 360/374-2531 or 800/443-6757. www.forkswa.com.
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