Grand Finale weekend closes 127th Irrigation Festival

SEQUIM — The second weekend of the Sequim Irrigation Festival brings back a full parade, logging show and more for its Grand Finale Weekend.

The highlight will be the Grand Parade at noon Saturday. The parade, which had a lineup of 93 participants by Tuesday, will be from Dunlap Avenue to the 600 block of Washington Street, with royalty, pioneers, bands and floats after two years of processions broadcasting online due to COVID-19 protocols.

Essential workers are invited to walk in the Grand Parade as part of the Sequim Citizen of the Year award bestowed on them in 2020.

They can meet at KeyBank, 120 N. Dunlap Ave., or take a shuttle from the Sequim Village Center, 651 W. Washington St., courtesy of Rocket Transportation between 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Participants are asked to wear something associated with the company for which they work. There will be no parking at the bank before the parade.

Also planned is the Past Royalty Luncheon, which is by invitation only; Historic Walking Tour, 11 am and 1 pm today; Sequim Civic Center; golf tournament, noon Friday, Sunland Golf & County Club; Fireworks show, dusk on Friday, at Blake property just south of Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.; Logging Show, noon to dusk Friday and 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, Blake property; Fun Run, 11 a.m. Saturday, starting at Sequim Village Center; and the Sequim High School operetta “Emma: A Pop Musical.”

• The Sequim Pioneer Dinner on Friday at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, is open to descendants of pioneer families who lived in the Sequim School District prior to 1950. Spouses may attend with a qualified pioneer descendant. Tickets, $20, are available Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to 2:30 pm at the Sequim Museum and Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave.

• Heritage Historic Walking Tour, 11 am and 1 pm today, gathering at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza, 152 W. Cedar St. Tour guides share information about the Sequim area. Suggested donation is $5 to the Sequim Museum and Arts.

• Logging Show, noon to dusk Friday and 10 am to 6 pm Saturday; multiple events take place throughout the grounds at 200 N. Blake Ave. On Friday will be an all-day truck and tractor pull; mini-bike barrel racing and lawn mower demolition. The Loggers’ Ball with Black Diamond Junction at 7 pm; fireworks at about 9:30 pm On Saturday will be the all-day truck and tractor pull; 2 pm logging show; 2:30 pm live auction of log truckloads.

Some activities include hand bucking, hot saws and power saws, chainsaw races, ax throwing, pole falling, beer garden and vendors, bounce houses and logging equipment displays. More information is available at [email protected]

• Sequim High’s Operetta: “Emma: A Pop Musical” continues at 2 pm Saturdays, May 14 and 21; 7 pm Fridays-Saturdays, May 14, 20-21; at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.; Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students at the door with limited seating.

• Fun Run/Walk 1 mile/5K, 11 am Saturday, Sequim Village Center. Participants receive a medal, shirt and swag bag. The run goes along Washington Street to The Big Elk and Shipley Center and back. Find registration at the festival’s website, irrigationfestival.com.

See irrigationfestival.com and facebook.com/SequimIrrigationFestival for last-minute updates.

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