Cedar Street in
Downtown Sequim
Friendship Garden in
Carrie Blake Park
Dungeness
Recreational Area
Greetings!

Happy Autumn! Every fall, the trees put on a glorious color show that enhances already breath-taking landscapes on the Olympic Peninsula. 

Trees are a vital component of the environment. Trees reduce energy costs by providing shade and protection from winter winds. Trees significantly help absorb the sounds of traffic in urban areas. They provide a welcoming ambiance and even raise property values. Trees promote cleaner air by absorbing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Green space plays a major role in improving mental and physical health, which supports healthier residents and visitors.

The City of Sequim is proud to be a Tree City USA since 2016. The Tree City USA program provides recognition to communities across the country that take steps toward effective management of their public trees. Tree City USA communities must commit to having a tree board, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita in their annual budget, and an Arbor Day observation and proclamation.

The City of Sequim will observe Arbor Day this year on November 19 with a tree planting ceremony at Pioneer Park, one of our jewel-like city parks. Future tree projects for the City of Sequim include developing a tree care program and tree inventory system. 

Let our website at Visit Sunny Sequim help you plan a trip to Sequim!
People of Sequim Project

Profiles of people connected with businesses that support local tourism help tell the story of Sequim’s distinctive culture. A new profile generally is added once a month to Sequim's Tourism website.  
Meet Greg MacDonald, New Dungeness Light Station Association President
“The New Dungeness Lighthouse, located on the Dungeness Spit, is, perhaps, Sequim’s most iconic landmark, and, at 164 years of age, certainly one of the oldest. Authorized by Abraham Lincoln three years before he became president, it attracts visitors from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries."
Read more at New Dungeness Lighthouse.

Meet Powell Jones, Dungeness River Nature Center Director &
Railroad Bridge Park Manager
 “I think that our impact on kids is that we change the way they look at the world, and by changing the way they look at the world, we change the way they interact with the world. So, making better citizens for the future, is the impact that we have on kids, which really excites me. For the longevity of our resources, we must try to reach as many people as possible.”
Dungeness River Nature Center, located within Railroad Bridge Park, is near completion of an expansion project adding 5,500 square feet of space to allow for more programs for nature-focused learning.

Meet Judy Reandeau Stipe, Sequim Museum and Arts Executive Director
"We inherited this history, and we need to respect it by sharing it. You learn a lot for your future by learning about your past. We learn about the good things we did and the mistakes we made."
Sequim Museum & Arts is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 AM. to 3 PM and during the First Friday of each month from 5 to 8 PM. Admission is free. 
Read more at Sequim Museum and Arts


Meet Emma Jane Garcia, Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market Manager
“It is inspiring to watch the community prioritize the market as a solid component of their weekly schedule. They make it a habit now to turn up to support their friends, neighbors, and fellow community members in actualizing their entrepreneurial dreams. All of this while stocking up on the most nutritious, delicious food and quality product." Located at City Hall Plaza and Centennial Place, the market is set up on Saturdays from the beginning of May through the end of October from 9 AM – 3 PM.
Mark Your Calendar

JACE GREAT PUMPKIN EVENT
SAT, OCT 30,
1 - 3 PM &
SUN, OCT 31,
12 PM - 4 PM

761 N Sequim Ave
Free Admission for this Drive Thru Event for Trick or Treating. Guess the weight of this year’s Great Pumpkin.
For contest info, call (360)565-2028.
(photo by Matthew Nash/Sequim Gazette)

STARDUST BIG BAND CONCERT
SUN, NOV 7
2 PM – 4 PM
Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N Sequim Ave

Admission for the
general public
is $20 per person.

HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS & TRACTOR CRUISE
SAT, NOV 27
1 - 5 PM
Santa comes to downtown Sequim via horse-drawn carriage, historic tractor, or antique fire truck! Local shops and restaurants for great gifts and food. A tree-lighting ceremony is followed by a lighted tractor parade. Sequim Chamber of Commerce
for more information.
We hope to see you soon in Sequim to enjoy the crisp fall weather and autumn leaf colors. Stay current with Sequim happenings on our Visit Sunny Sequim Facebook and Instagram sites.

Sincerely,

Barbara Hanna
City of Sequim