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Irrigation Festival arrives in Sequim

May 3rd, 2013 - 5:25am

(Sequim) -- The oldest, continuously-running festival in the state starts today in Sequim.

The 118th Sequim Irrigation Festival begins a week-long run.

The festival celebrates the "tapping" of water in the Dungeness Valley, turning the area into agricultural prime land.

The big event today is the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Sequim. There is also a juried art show, and arts and crafts show and a street fair running in Sequim this weekend. The Sequim High School operetta "Footloose" opens this weekend.

The biggest events happen next weekend, including the grand parade set for a week from Saturday at noon. There will also be a logging show, carnival and many other events to wrap up the festival on Mother's Day weekend.

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