Tunes, films and the great outdoors

As the temperatures slowly rise, entertainment on the peninsula moves from indoor venues to more natural settings.

For the second year, the city of Sequim is presenting “Music and a Movie in the Park,” a way for children to beat the summer-break boredom and adults to take a midweek breather.

Using donated funds, the city provides entertainment on Tuesday evenings staring in late June and through early September. Beginning at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, peninsula-area bands specializing in everything from country to jazz music kick off the evening with a set of their music and once a month, the city will show a family-friendly movie, such as “Over the Hedge” or “Surf’s Up.”

“It’s something fun to do for kids and parents, a way to get out,” said Ann Holgerson, who works in the city office.

A little farther from home, the Quilcene-area Olympic Music Festival kicks off in late June, presenting classical music in a 19th-century barn sitting on a 55-acre former dairy farm. The festival, which is about 25 miles from Sequim, kicks off Saturday, June 28. Festival organizers encourage visitors to spend the day on the grounds, enjoying the pastures, picnic tables and pet donkeys.

For more information on the festival, visit or call 360-732-4800.

Music and a Movie schedule

June 24: Deadwood Revival, Movie is “Daddy Day Camp”

July 1: Locust Street Taxi

July 8: Olympic Trombone Orchestra

July 15: Rate Limiting Step

July 22: Olympic Sax Quartet

July 29: Final Approach, Movie is “Surf’s Up”

Aug. 5: Busride

Aug. 12: Dukes of Dabob

Aug. 19: Kevin Magner and M’Elange

Aug. 26: Electric Blue Sun, Movie is “Over the Hedge”

Sept. 2: Jubilee

Sept. 9: Stardust Big Band

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