This coming weekend Pelindaba Lavender Farm will be hosting the San Juan Island Lavender Festival. All are invited to come see, smell, hear, touch and taste The Complete Lavender Experience™ – July 16 & 17, 2016. Festival activities are scheduled 10am – 5pm both days. The event is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available.
The San Juan Island Lavender Festival, now in its 15th year, continues to be a popular summer destination with several thousand visitors attending each year to celebrate all things lavender. The beautiful weather of late means the fields are going to be at their “peak of purpleness” this weekend.
Throughout the weekend tours, demonstrations and exhibits will survey the entire process – from field to finished product including lavender cultivation, distillation and uses. Local Chef Anna Maria of Coho Restaurant will be presenting a tasty cooking with lavender demonstration – with samples to taste!
The fields will be open for strolling, relaxing and breathtaking photo ops. Visitors can harvest their own bouquets of certified organic lavender from the many varieties in bloom or take home plants for their own gardens.
The Craft Tent will be open all day in the fields where everyone can make beautiful wands and wreaths and more. Free kids activities include face painting, lavender coloring contest and exploring the farm for themselves in the lavender treasure hunt.
Lavendera Massage will be providing relaxing massages in the fragrant fields throughout the day.
Lavender Ice Cream, Lavender Lemonade, lavender baked goods and a wide variety of island-style picnic lunches will be available all day in the fields.
Be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Kubatana Marimba will be performing both days.
Additionally, this year’s event is co-hosted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and will combine the annual San Juan Island’s Arts Fair at the farm. Over 30 local artists will be on-site!
See you at the festival! For more information visit and schedule of events visit: www.pelindabalavender.com