Parade, logging show highlight festival weekend

Car show, historic walking tour part of 129th annual event

Bryant Volker smiles for Irrigation Festival photographer Keith Ross during the Kids Parade awards with help from festival Princess Kailah Blake. Volker won first place for his bicycle float. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Bryant Volker smiles for Irrigation Festival photographer Keith Ross during the Kids Parade awards with help from festival Princess Kailah Blake. Volker won first place for his bicycle float. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

SEQUIM — The Grand Finale Weekend of the 129th annual Irrigation Festival will run from Thursday through Saturday.

A highlight each year, the Grand Parade set for noon on Saturday will see people span both sides of Washington Street for more than a mile. Nearly 90 entries are expected this year to travel from Dunlap Avenue by KeyBank to the Sequim Village Shopping Center at 651 W. Washington St.

The parade will feature the festival’s royalty, Sequim pioneers, marching bands, floats, local agencies and dignitaries, first responders and more.

Logging Show

The Sequim Logging Show will run concurrently to the festival Friday and Saturday next to Carrie Blake Community Park. Late last year, the show branched off on its own for insurance reasons to become its own 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.

Organizers said it’s amicable and they hope for a seamless transition that shouldn’t be noticeable to the public.

Truck and tractor pulls will go from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Logger’s Ball with Brother Townsend will start at 7 p.m. Friday with fireworks at dusk.

The Logging Show will go from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Find more about the Logging Show on Facebook under “Sequim Logging Show.”

Classic Show

Last year, organizers of the Classic Show (cars and trucks of many makes and models) saw its biggest year with 249 entries. This year’s event will return from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 250 Center Park Way.

Registration online is available through Thursday and at the show from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the show.

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Vickie Maples, the festival’s executive director, said there won’t be a cruise along the parade route this year, but organizers hope to rework the event to have it back in 2025.

Historic Walking Tour

Dick Cays and Deborah Keeting-Hansen will lead a tour of Sequim starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, starting at Sequim Museum and Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave.

Organizers said participants will walk along Sequim Avenue to hear about the city’s history before returning to the museum. Participants are encouraged to come early, with a voluntary donation accepted for the museum.

Golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula’s third annual golf tournament is set for 1 p.m. on Friday at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road. The register or sponsor a hole, contact Janet Gray at or 360-683-8095.

Operetta finishes run

“The Addams Family” musical will finish its two-week run at Sequim High School’s auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave., this weekend. Shows start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with tickets online at or at the door. Adults tickets are $17 each. They are $12 for students with an ASB card.

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Grand Parade lineup

Note: parade route closes to drivers at 10:45 a.m. Saturday

1 Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club/Boy Scouts

2 Sequim Middle School Band

3 Clallam County Fire District 3 and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

3A Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild

4 Grand Marshal Linda Allen, DVM & “Casey” WAG Rescue Dog

5 “WAG” Welfare for Animals Guild

6 2024 Honored Pioneers Gary and Jan Smith

7 2024 Honored Pioneer Shirley Tjemsland

8 2024 Honored Pioneer Al Easterly

9 Citizen of the Year Renne Emiko Brock

10 Junior. Royalty Prince Bennett Castell and Princess Olive Gockerell

11 Junior Royalty Princess Ruby Sly-Hobson and Princess Dulce Villegas

12 2023 Past Royalty Queen Pepper Reymond

13 2023 Past Royalty Princess Anne Marie Barnie and Skylar Krzyworz

14 Button Designer Camila Torres

15 Kids Parade Winner Mylee Beeter and Braylen Williams

16 Sequim Mayor Brandon Janisse

18 Sequim Irrigation Festival Float

19 Sequim Irrigation Festival Truck and Trailer

20 Sound Community Bank Grand Parade Sponsor


22 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760

23 Mark Schildkhecht

24 Saint Bernard Club of Puget Sound

25 Nile Shriners

26 The Chimacum High School Cowboy Marching Band

27 Sequim Log Show Honorary Logger Don Ellis

28-29 Sequim Logging Show

30 2024 Clallam County Fair Royalty

31 Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

32 Miss Poulsbo, Miss Kitsap, Miss Silverdale 2024

33 A Glass Odyssey Corvette Club

34 Fathoms of Fun “Make Your Dreams A Realty”

33 Girl Scouts of Sequim

34 Pet Emergency Group

35 Jamestown S’Klallam Honored Elder Family Member

36 Dream Vacations

36A Port Townsend High School and Middle School Bands

37 Sequim High School Cheerleaders

38 Copy Cat Graphics

39 KWA

40 White Crane Martial Arts

41 The Lodge at Sherwood Village

42 Horse “Drama” & her person, Sheri

43 Back Country Riders

44 Sequim High School FFA

45 Sequim Sunshine Festival

46 First Baptist Church, Pastor Wes Funkhouser

47 McCleary Bear Festival


49 4H Rascals

50 Sequim Wheelers

51 First Fed Bank

52 Sequim High School Robotics Team

53 Sequim Acrobatics

54 Diamond Construction

55 The Daffodil Festival

56 International United Miss Junior Teen Kendall Runyan

57 Sequim Boys & Girls Club Keystone President Sabrina (Deo) Herbelin

58 Boys & Girls Club

59 Port Scandalous Roller Derby

60 Sequim Virtual School

61 Calliope

62 A Conehead Family

63 North Olympic Library System

64 Mason County Forest Festival

65 Clallam County PUD

66 Marysville Strawberry Festival

67 Washburn Services

68 Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic

69 Sequim Rockin Realtor

70 Straight Arrow Hauling - Little League

71 YMCA of Clallam County

72 Gutter Pros

73 Rhododendron Festival Float

74 Ace Hardware

75 Hoquiam Middle School Cub Marching Band

76 Washington Department of Natural Resources Wildfire Division

77 Border Line Dance Team

78 Olympic Disposal

79 Hoquiam Loggers Play Day

80 RODUTV, Trail Rider/Tours

81 Alaska Pacific Trucking

82 Oakes Logging

83 Herman Brothers

84 Tucker Westerlund

85 Bekkevar Logging & Trucking

85A Eric Anderson Log Truck

86 Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel

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