5 Not-to-Miss Festivals on the Olympic Peninsula
Do you enjoy music, science fiction books, or seafood? Then you won’t want to miss these happening surrounding Olympic National Park.
Annual Razor Clam Digging at Kalaloch Beach
April through May
Come dig your own clams along Kalaloch Beach. Strict regulations apply from the Washington department of Fish and Wildlife.
Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts
The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles is the premiere arts and music event on the North Olympic Peninsula. Held each year over Memorial Day weekend, the four-day festival is scheduled for May 27-29, 2022. The festival includes four major stages and more than 70 performances Families will particularly enjoy many of the family-friendly performances offered at the festival.
With a beautiful setting between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, four days and nights of music, live art performances, a street fair, a vibrant outdoor activity schedule, it’s easy to see why the International Festivals and Events Association considers this event to be “one of the best small-town festivals in the country.”
Sequim Lavender Festival
Every third full weekend in July, people who love the sweet, calming fragrance of lavender gather in Sequim, Wash. to browse hundreds of hand-crafted gifts and products.
After your lavender farm tour, head to the food court for lavender-flavored ice cream. Later in the evening waltz away at the street dance.
2022 Dates: July 15-17
(360) 681-3035 www.lavenderfestival.com
Forever Twilight in Forks
An annual celebration honoring Stephenie Meyer and all things related to the Twilight books and movie series.
2022 Dates: Sept. 8-11
Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival
CrabFest celebrates the Olympic Peninsula’s diverse bounty: the seafood, agriculture and maritime traditions, and the breathtaking coastal environment. The Festival is right on the waterfront in Port Angeles, Washington, next to Olympic National Park and just a ferry ride away from Victoria, British Columbia. The Dungeness Crab, named after the nearby village of Dungeness, takes the spotlight among the 14 restaurants, a live oyster bar, cooking demonstrations, chowder cook-off, Grab-A-Crab Derby, local wine tasting, crafts, music, and many more events. Admission is Free.
2022 Dates: Oct. 7-9