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Sequim, an Indian word pronounced SKWIM and meaning "calm waters", is a popular retirement area, with its dry sunny climate and varied recreational opportunities. Nearby Dungeness Spit is the longest natural spit in the country.

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley is well known as the "banana belt" of Western Washington. With an average of only 16 inches of rain per year, Sequim has less rain than San Francisco, and only a little more than Los Angeles or Salt Lake City!

Highway 101 passes through Sequim, which is a half hour east of Port Angeles in Clallam County. Annual Events include The Jazz in the Olympics Society in June, and the Lavender Festival in July, and the Country Rhythm and Blues in July.

Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Glenna's Guthrie Cottage Bed & Breakfast |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Great House Motel | Sunset Marine Resort |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Judy Beier Properties, Inc. |
Wildlife Viewing Dungeness Fish Hatchery |
Washington State Parks Sequim Bay State Park |

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05/27 Coming to The area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.