19th Annual SAN JUAN ISLAND LAVENDER FESTIVAL - CANCELLED
In concert with other large, summer island events, the 2020 San Juan Island Lavender Festival is cancelled. The health and safety of our island community and visitors is paramount and, as such, we are following the guidelines provided by Washington State regarding large-scale gatherings during this global health crisis.
This season our lavender fields are open daily to visitors while maintaining safe social distance. The Gatehouse Farm Store is open for in-person shopping following CDC health and safety guidelines. We invite everyone to experience the natural beauty and glory of acres upon acres of blooming lavender this summer.
Looking ahead to next year...
July 17-18, 2021
10am-5pm • Free Admission
Co-Sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce
Check out photo highlights from the 2019 lavender festival.
Tours and exhibits survey the entire process - from field to finished product. The fields are open for strolling, relaxing and breathtaking photo ops.
- Self-guided touring available all day
Docent Tour - Both Days - times TBA
The Cutting Field is open for visitors to harvest their own bouquets of certified organic lavender from the many varieties in bloom.
Demonstrations cover topics from lavender cultivation and essential oil distillation to cooking with lavender and lavender's many everyday uses.
- Both Days - times TBA
Cooking with Lavender
Cultivation of Lavender
Lavender in Everyday Life
Essential Oil Distillation
Lavender Herbal Wreath Workshop (details below)
The Craft Tent is open all day long in the fields for adults and children to make beautiful wands, crowns, aromatherapy animals, wreaths, and more. Be sure to enter the coloring contest, lavender scavenger hunt and get your face painted with lavender!
Lavender Herbal Wreath Workshop
Taught by one of our own talented artisans, you'll create your own herbal wreath with organic lavender and other island-grown herbs and learn how to tie our beautiful Pelindaba Lavender bows. Lavender refreshments will be served during the workshop.
Both days - time TBA
Space is limited and inclusive cost is $75. Please reserve your seat by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Iced Tea and Coffee are always big hits - not to mention our Lavender Cookies! Island-style picnic lunches and local libations from our San Juan Islands wineries and distilleries will be available all day long in the fields. Be sure to top off your picnic with our ever-popular Lavender Ice Cream (gluten-free & dairy-free flavors available)!
We'll be joined by many local artists who will have their work on display and for sale in the fields. Local musicians will be serenading us throughout the day and Lavendera Massage
will be providing relaxing treatments among the flowers.
Be sure to bring your sunscreen, camera and dancing shoes!
Parking and Admission are FREE.
Pets are welcome on leash and we kindly ask owners to clean up after them.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
If you are having trouble finding accommodations on San Juan Island you can stay in Anacortes and walk on the ferry. There are several taxi and shuttle options located at the ferry landing in Friday Harbor for transportation out to the festival.