Find answers to your most pressing questions, and resources for planning your visit!
The world famous Sequim Lavender Weekend happens each year on the third weekend of July. Additionally, throughout the peak growing months of July and August, the farms produce and host a variety of lavender festivals, educational workshops and demonstrations, crafting opportunities, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and more. Many even offer lavender food and beverage. Be sure to check each farm’s listing as well as the Events page to see what’s on the calendar. If you’d rather enjoy a leisurely stroll when the fields are quieter, we recommend visiting the farms mid-week rather than weekends, or weekends early in the season (June) or later in the summer (mid-August to September).
The farms are free to visit all summer long, with the exception of a few farms who charge a nominal fee during Sequim Lavender Weekend and/or other special events during the summer. Please check the individual farm websites for more information!
Ferry: Your most scenic driving route is to take a Washington State Ferry to the Olympic Peninsula departing from either Edmonds or Seattle. Please note that ferries can be very crowded on summer weekends, and you might wait 2+ hours.
Driving Around: From Seattle, you can drive south around to Sequim through Tacoma, taking the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. This route takes a little longer than a ferry, but could save you time on ferry waits and is our recommended option for Saturday mornings (and Sunday evening returns) when the ferries are full. Visitors coming from further south should consider driving through Olympia and up Highway 101.
Bus: Greyhound/Amtrak offers bus service to Sequim from multiple areas. In addition, Clallam County offers the Straight Shot bus from downtown Sequim to the Bainbridge Island/Seattle ferry terminal twice a day. Local county bus routes are also available. If traveling by bus, we recommend bringing a bike and cycling from farm to farm.
By boat: The John Wayne Marina is a full service marina, located just east of downtown Sequim.
For more transportation tips and links, visit the City of Sequim transportation page.
The Hood Canal Bridge is scheduled to be closed late nights (eg. 10pm-10am) several evenings in May, June, and September 2023. For up to date information, please check the WSDOT website. If you’re coming from Seattle, we encourage you to check the schedule & plan ahead to be sure you have plenty of time. Need to get here when the bridge is closed? You still can!
FROM THE NORTH
Visitors coming from the north can take a ferry to Whidbey or drive across Deception Pass, then take the ferry to Port Townsend.
FROM THE SOUTH
Visitors coming from the south (including Seatac) can drive down to Olympia, then take Highway 101 back up the inner sound.
Black Ball Ferry will be running 4 daily trips from Victoria to Port Angeles. Hood Canal Bridge Closures do not affect this route.
There’s so much to see and do on the Olympic Peninsula! We encourage you to visit the City of Sequim tourism site for information about lodging, restaurants, (and much more) to plan your perfect visit.
Most farms allow pets, as long as they are leashed. However, please note that some farms have farm animals and/or may allow pets only in restricted areas. Please check with the individual farm to ensure your pooch or prickly pear is welcome, and plan your visit accordingly. Please choose to visit farms that allow pets, and *do not* leave your pets locked in the car while you wander the fields!
You are welcome to come during regular business hours to take photographs and sit in the fields to paint or draw, at no cost. If you are interested in visiting outside of normal business hours or during events, please contact individual farms for their prices and policies.
The lavender farms of Sequim are primarily small, family owned and operated farms. While we sometimes need to hire employees to help in the store or out in the field, there’s a very good chance you’ll get to meet us in person!
Most farms are operated by families who live at the farm, and need time after closing to close up shop, eat dinner, and relax after a long day. Some farms may allow you to make special after hours arrangements, but please do not trespass on farm properties after they are closed without making prior arrangements (at least 24 hours in advance). Thank you for your understanding, and for respecting our farmers’ privacy!