In the Pacific Northwest, sunshine is a cause for celebration. And no one does in better than the people of Sequim, Washington, during the Sequim Sunshine Festival. Sequim sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, and with an average annual rainfall of 16 inches—the same as Los Angeles—it is one of the driest places in Western Washington. While it may not always be sunny in Sequim, the odds are better than anywhere else in the region.
The Sequim Sunshine Festival begins with the First Friday Art Walk at galleries throughout town with a special exhibit “Illuminations” on display at the Sequim Civic Center. Downtown eateries and bars will welcome guests for specially priced menu items at the Restaurant Romp.
On Saturday, Carrie Blake Park is the locus of activities with a morning cycle ride, 1K and 5K runs, volleyball and badminton. Festivalgoers will enjoy an interactive light-art exhibition, community art projects and live music throughout town. That evening, an illuminated Drone Show presented by the Firefly Drone Company will light up the night. The festival ends with a Beach Party (ticket purchase required) with live music, dancing and dinner prepared by Kokopelli Grill.