Sequim Irrigation Festival’s 2021 royalty get their first look at the float set for this year’s schedule of parades at a reveal event April 3 at 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino. Pictured, from left, are princesses Allie Gale and Zoee Kuperus, queen Hannah Hampton and princess Sydney VanProyen.

Sequim Irrigation Festival’s 2021 royalty get their first look at the float set for this year’s schedule of parades at a reveal event April 3 at 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino. Pictured, from left, are princesses Allie Gale and Zoee Kuperus, queen Hannah Hampton and princess Sydney VanProyen.

Irrigation Festival float goes Roman

Sequim’s annual Irrigation Festival, Washington state’s longest continuous community festival now in its 126th year, kicked off the parade season with the fest’s float reveal at 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino on Saturday, April 3.

Queen Hannah Hampton and princesses Allie Gale, Zoee Kuperus and Sydney VanProyen got heir first look at the float bearing the theme “A Place For You to Rome,” complete with Roman architecture and designs overseen by longtime float builder/coordinator Guy Horton.

The reveal preceded the annual Kick Off Dinner and Auction, a major annual fundraiser for the festival.

With some COVID-related restrictions still in place, most of the 2021 Irrigation Festival events have been moved to Saturday, May 8.

The Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair will be held in person from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on Cedar Street across from the Sequim Civic Plaza.

The rest of the weekend’s events are virtual-only, including the Crazy Daze Breakfast (8-8:30 a.m.), Family Fun Day (12:30-2 p.m.), Past Royalty Luncheon (2-2:30 p.m.), logging show (3 p.m.), car show (4 p.m.), grand parade (5 p.m.) and fireworks show (6 p.m.).

View the virtual events and find more information at irrigationfestival.com.

Sequim Irrigation Festival organizers reveal the Rome-themed float at 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino on Saturday. Sequim Gazette photos by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Irrigation Festival organizers reveal the Rome-themed float at 7 Cedars Hotel and Casino on Saturday. Sequim Gazette photos by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty don facemasks prior to the float reveal event on April 3.

Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty don facemasks prior to the float reveal event on April 3.

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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