The charming city of Sequim (pronounced "Skwim"), in Washington State, is located on the majestic Olympic Peninsula and offers the perfect climate for growing lavender. The climate conditions are said to be similar to those in the famed lavender growing regions in France, making Sequim the North American capital of lavender production. Fields of lavender are the crop of choice for many small farms in Sequim. Lavender is in full bloom generally from June through September and every year it's such a treat to see the beautiful purple fields swaying in the breeze.
Each year, beginning on Friday of the the third weekend in July, thousands of people arrive to celebrate lavender at the three day annual Sequim Lavender Festival. Every visitor is invited to experience lavender and treat their senses during its peak performance. A great way to experience "all things lavender", is to stroll through the many vendor booths, including Let's Do Lavender, at the Lavender Street Fair. There you will find anything and everything lavender offered by local lavender enthusiasts whose products have been selected for their high quality. Many local lavender farms are open to the public so you can roam through fields of blooming lavender, pick fresh bouquets, learn about the plant and techniques for growing, caring for, harvesting and using this wonderful plant.