Plan Your
Visit to
Sequim

Find answers to your most pressing questions, and resources for planning your visit!

When Is The Lavender In Bloom?

The best time to see the lavender fields in full bloom is mid-July. Dormant during the winter, the lavender plants rejuvenate each spring, becoming lush and green. Generally the first purple tint in the fields occurs in late June, and full bloom produces vibrant color within a couple of weeks (by mid-July). Harvest finishes about one month later, though most farms leave some lavender for U-cut as long as they are open.

When are the farms open?

The destination farms are open to the public throughout the summer, and many extend their hours for months beyond the growing season. Check the individual farm listings for their operating days/hours as you plan your visit!

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Are there gift shops?

There are two gift shops in downtown Sequim, as well as gift shops at every farm. Each gift shop offers a diverse and broad selection of handcrafted lavender products made with the finest essential oils in the valley. Whichever shops you visit, you’ll enjoy high-quality lavender products created by lavender professionals. Out of season? You're not out of luck! The gift shops downtown are open year-round, and most farms offer free local pickup from their online stores.

Additional FAQ

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 Sequim Lavender Festival street fair and park events have been cancelled for 2021. However, please note that the farms still plan to celebrate on the third weekend of July. Please click on the link below for up to date information!

More Information

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 pages for more information!

Flying: The closest commercial airport to Sequim is Seatac International Airport. Sequim also has a small private airport that serves small planes, including a charter flight company.

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.

Driving Route from Seattle, Through Tacoma

Driving Route from South, Through Olympia

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.

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.

Yes! Several of our farms offer lodging. Please check out their pages for more information. Please note that they book up very quickly, so we recommend you make your reservations early:

Guest Houses & Inns

Washington Lavender Farm & George Washington Inn

Cedarbrook Lavender Farm

Purple Haze Lavender

Camping

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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!

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Drive, bicycle, Wander, Enjoy