Sunny skies should help usher in the second weekend in a row for the Sequim Irrigation Festival.
Following Crazy Callen Weekend, more favorites return for the Grand Finale Weekend May 9-12 including the Grand Parade, Logging Show and Carnival.
“Typically when it’s nice out, we have a better turnout,” festival Executive Director Deon Kapetan said.
Find a full festival schedule at www. irrigationfestival.com, or in the festival’s official guide found around town.
This year marks the 124th Irrigation Festival with “The Wizard of Oz” theme, “There’s No Place like Home.” It remains Washington’s longest continuous festival.
Festivities begin Thursday, May 9, with the Sequim Museum & Arts’ downtown Historic Walking Tour at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. if there’s an overflow from the morning tour at 175 W. Cedar St.
Later that night, Davis Shows Northwest opens its Carnival from 5-9 p.m. on the Sequim High School softball fields.
Wristbands for unlimited rides are available at a discount of $22 through Thursday afternoon at multiple Sequim retailers, including Sound Community Bank, Key Bank, Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce and Dungeness Kids Co. At the carnival, wristbands cost $27 each.
After opening Thursday, the carnival opens 5-11 p.m. Friday, May 10; noon-11 p.m. Saturday, May 11; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 12, with moms riding free (celebrating Mother’s Day).
Logging Show, Strongman
This year marks the 31st-annual Logging Show, with events running all day Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, with food, vendors and an early gas engine display setup nearby on the field off Blake Avenue south of Carrie Blake Community Park.
On Friday, truck and tractor pulls go from noon-6 p.m. with a beer garden open 5-11 p.m. and chainsaw carving going noon-7 p.m.
The Strongman Competition runs 4-6 p.m. on the Logging Show main stage followed by the Lumberjack Ball with the Craig and Terry Band from 6-8 p.m. For more on fireworks, see below.
The Logging Show takes center stage 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, with axe throwing, pole falling, power saws and more. Tractor pulls also continue 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday along with chainsaw carving 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and the beer garden noon-7 p.m. For more information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, and last for 10-15 minutes.
Kapetan encourages pet owners to check with their veterinarians to discuss options if their pets are sensitive to loud noises. Kapetan also encourages community members sensitive to loud noises to consider options to lessen the noise for that span, too.
In conjunction with the festival, The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula hosts its annual Golf Tournament at the Cedars at Dungeness. The four-person scramble begins at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, with check-in beginning at 11 a.m. Player packages begin at $100 with promotions available from Janet Gray at 360-683-8095 or email@example.com or go online to www.bgc-op.org under the “events” tab.
Fun Run and walk
The Irrigation Festival’s Fun Run continues its annual 5K race along with its second year for a 1 mile walk/dash, set fro Saturday, May 11. For both events, racers will start at JCPenney and travel down Washington Street with runners turning at the Shipley Center for the 5K and walkers/runners turning at the intersection of Washington Street and Third Avenue for the 1K. Races begin at 10 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the JCPenney parking lot, 651 W. Washington St. Cost is $30. For more information or to register, call 360-582-7039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car Show n’ Cruzz
The Hot Rods and Harleys Show N’ Cruzz cruises into its 16th year with more than 200 vehicles participating last year. Vehicle staging for the cruise along Washington Street begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Evergreen Collision, 703 E. Washington St., followed by the parade at 10:45 a.m. driving towards Sequim Walmart, 1110 W. Washington St.
Registration for the Car Show ‘n Shine at Walmart begins at 9 a.m. outside the store with awards at 4 p.m. It costs $20 to register for both events the day of the show or $15 if attendees register by 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, to Randy Perry at Sequim Shoe Repair, 425 E. Washington St. Suite 5.
This year, more than 120 entries highlight the festival’s Grand Parade with princesses, bands and many more strumming and waving along Washington Street starting at noon on Saturday, May 11.
The parade spans from the intersection of North Dunlap Avenue and Washington Street to just before Seventh Avenue. Many people stake out spots the night before with duct tape and lawn chairs or early in the morning to catch the Fun Run, Car Cruzz and parade. Water will be available for parade participants at the start and end of the parade.
The Sequim High School’s operetta “Legally Blonde” continues for the second weekend with shows at 7 p.m. May 10 and 11, and 2 p.m. May 12, at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave. Shows continue the following weekend at 7 p.m. May 17 and 2 p.m. May 18-19. Tickets available at the door and online shsoperetta.ludus.com.
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2019 Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade Lineup
Noon, Saturday, May 11
1 Sequim Rotary Flags
2 Korean War Veterans Association
3 Raise the Flag
4 Marine Corps League No. 897
5 American Legion, Jack Grennan, Post 62
6 Knight Heating and Cooling
7 Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance
8 Sequim Wheelers
9 Girl Scouts of Sequim
10 Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG)
11 Sequim High School Marching Band
12-16 Festival pioneers
17 Citizens of the Year
18-19 Junior Royalty
20 2018 Past Royalty
21 Special Olympics Queen
22 Button Designer
23 Kids Parade Winner
24 Congressman Derek Kilmer
25 Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith
26 Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
27 Honorary Logger Don McFarland
28-29 Irrigation Festival float and truck
30 Sound Community Bank
31 The Lodge at Sherwood Village
32 5th Avenue
33 Sherwood Assisted Living
34 Borderline DNW Country Dance Team
35 Discovering Lost Treasures under the Sea
36 Town and Country Real Estate
37 Arbor’s Edge Tree Service
38 “God is Bigger”
39 The Co‐op Farm and Garden
40 1951 Tractor and 1948 Tractor
41 Dungeness Courte Memory Care
42 Hoquiam Loggers Playday Court
43 Lovely Loretts and Art Jam
44 Corgi’s Royal Court
45 First Federal
46 Sequim Fresh Catering
47 Nile Shriners International
48 Aspire Academy
49 Wheels of Boom
50 Dungeness Bay Seahawks Booster Club
51 Bill’s Plumbing and Sanikan INC
52 The Greatest Rhody
53 Lincoln Park BMX
54 Anomaly Event Transport
55 Hamilton Hot Wheels
56 Olympic Disposal
57 RJ Services INC
58 Sequim Valley Lions Club
59 All in One Services
60 ServePro of Clallam and Jefferson County
61 White Crane Martial Arts
62 Port Angeles High School Band and Cheer
63 Olympic Ambulance
64 Marysville Strawberry Festival
65 Clowning Around
66 Sudzy Dogz
67 Tacoma Daffodil Festival
68 Glass Odyssey Corvette Club
69 West End Thunder Drag Racing
70 Blue Heron Middle School Band
71 Toto Gets a Check Up
72 Little Car Corner
73 Sequim’s Rockin Realtor
74 Olympic Theatre Arts
75 Olympic View Marching Band
76 Clallam County Fire District 3
77 Miss Poulsbo 2019
78 Miss Kitsap 2019
79 Miss Silverdale 2019
80 Miss West Sound
81 Mrs. Washington America
82 Mrs. Spokane County/Mrs Tacoma
83 Mrs. Spokane/Mrs Pierce County
84 Mrs. Renton/Mrs Mason County
85 Mrs. Poulsbo/Mrs JBLM
86 Mrs. Kitsap Peninsula
87 Miss Spokane for America/Miss Sequim for America
88 Top Shelf Wheelers ORC
90 First Baptist Church
91 Prepare the Way of the Lord
92 Clallam County Fair Royalty
93 Barriers for Brooke
94 Sequim Middle School Band
95 Peninsula Behavior Health
96 Ferrell Gas
97 Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year
98 Boys & Girls Club bus
99 Sequim High Operetta
100 Chimacum High School Band
101 New Dungeness Lighthouse
102 John Deere Tractor
103 Adams Roofing LLC
104 Avamere Olympic Rehab of Sequim
105 Pampered Pork
106 Bremerton High School Drill Team
107 Bremerton High School Band
108 Capital Lake Fair
109 Sequim Youth Basketball
110 Sequim Acrobatics
111 Back Country Horsemen of Washington ‐ Peninsula Chapter
112 Heidi’s Mobile Style
113 Sequim Pressure Washing
114 Sumner High School Spartan Marching Band
115 Storm King Soccer
116 Sequim Robotics Federation
117 Mason County Forest Festival
118 Washington Midsummer Renaissance Fair
119 Clallam PUD
120 Sequim High School FFA
121 Olympic Thunder Cheer
122 DVHWC Sequim Free Clinic
123 Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County
124 Payne Trucking
125 Browning and Browning
126 The Good Brother Trucking
127 Alaska Pacific Trucking
128 Hot Rod Log Trucks