Crabbing Around Sequim

Crabbing around Sequim is one of Puget Sound’s most popular recreational activities. Sportsmen catch more than a million pounds of Dungeness crab, using pots, ring nets, and for those who are wading or diving, with their bare hands.

Crabbing around Sequim

My good friend Don and his beloved having far too much fun.

Crabbing Around Sequim

When can you crab? In the areas of East Juan de Fuca Strait, Port Angeles Harbor, Discovery Bay the season is open from Thursday, July 3rd 2014, and remains open through September 1st 2014 (Labor Day). Crabbing is only allowed Thursdays through Mondays each week during the summer season (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). You can learn more from the Washington Department of Fish and Widlife at Crabbing around Sequim.

Visit Kitsap Forest Theater

Welcome to the Kitsap Forest Theater. A one hour drive from Sequim this is a sweet destination you will thoroughly enjoy if you enjoy musicals. The Kitsap Forest Theater purpose is, “Building on a century of tradition, the Mountaineers Players provide exceptional outdoor theatrical productions and educational programs that enrich the community, foster a lifelong enjoyment of the performing arts, and nurture an appreciation for the unique beauty of the Pacific Northwest.”

Kitsap Forest Theater

Kitsap Forest Theater Fun

Check out their activities and schedule of events at their website – Kitsap Forest Theater. I love the history of this organization. The Kitsap Forest Theater “is one of the oldest nonprofit theater groups in the country. The Players troupe performs on the 460-acre Rhododendron Preserve near Bremerton. Giant fir trees surround terraced seating—carved from the side of a natural amphitheater— while verdant ferns serve as the footlights for the performance stage.”

Kitsap Forest Theater Shows

Some of the great musicals have included Annie, Honk, The Secret Garden, Narnia, Footloose, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, Oklahoma, Godspell, The Sound of Music, High Button Shoes, Seussical, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beauty and the Beast, and many more going back to 1912. Life in Sequim is rich, and within a one hour drive the Kitsap Forest Theater makes our lives even richer.

Sequim Organic Restaurant

This is one Sequim activity you won’t want to do only once. This Sequim organic restaurant might become a regular for you. The name of this Sequim organic restaurant is Nourish Sequim. I met one of the founders, Tanya, who came out to chat with me at my table. Her passion for healthy food and good nourishment for the body lit up her face as she talked, and I learned there is much more to this Sequim organic restaurant than you might expect.

Sequim Organic Restaurant

Tanya said it better than I could on her website with this appetizing sentence, “Nourish specializes in creatively prepared salads, soups and other healthy entrees, as well as freshly baked goods, lovingly made from all-natural, organic ingredients. The menu will include options for vegetarians and gluten-free. Nourish features catering, to-go meals, a selection of coffee beverages, natural juice blends, hot and cold teas, sparkling wine cocktails, and a nice selection of local beers and wines.” Are you getting hungry? Now do you see why I am urging you to check out the number one Sequim organic restaurant?

Learn more at Sequim Organic Restaurant.

Eat at Doc’s Marina Grill

If you enjoy great food and the perfect setting with a water view, you might enjoy Doc’s Marina Grill in Port Townsend. Drive the short 25 minute drive to Port Townsend from Sequim, and you won’t regret it. I sure didn’t. This became one of my favorite restaurants the very first time I had a Ceasar’s Salad with Blackened Salmon. Wow!

Docs Marina Grill
You can check out their menu right now at:  Docs Marina Grill Menu.

 

Sequim Baseball

Watch Sequim baseball, and baseball has always been big in Sequim, starting at some fairly young ages. In this photo my own daughter, Sabrina, swings at the ball, and I’m not at liberty to say whether it was a strike or a solid hit.  But it was fun, that’s for sure.

sequim-baseball

See a Sequim Parade

Sequim has a lot of parades.  We have holiday parades, and event parades, and we even have an Irrigation Festival Parade.  Plan your trip to Sequim by looking at our Chamber of Commerce Event Schedule and look for parades.

Sequim Parades

Take a Motorcycle Ride Around the Peninsula

From Sequim you’ll find some of the best motorcycle roads in the country as you drive west through Port Angeles and around the Olympic Peninsula.  Both Highway 101 and Highway 112 are two lane curvy roads that run along the coast and make a motorcycle ride on a sunny day absolutely fantastic.

Sequim Motorcycles

There’s a lot to see as you drive around the Olympic Peninsula toward Forks, Washington.  It’s a great way to spend a day.  Take a lunch and eat on La Push Beach, or stop in one of the little hamburger joints out west.

Olympic Peninsula Motorcycle Trip

 

Take in a Concert at the Tacoma Dome

Sequim, Washington is definitely country living in modern times.  This means we can enjoy the lifestyle without the craziness of the concrete jungle in Seattle or Tacoma, but we can also take a two hour drive to the Tacoma Dome to attend a concert.  The Tacoma Dome is the main venue in the entire Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area for big concerts.  Coming up, for example, is Kenney Chesney, Motley Crue (who?), Taylor Swift (cool), and past events include George Strait, Bill Gaither, Nickleback, Ozzy Osbourne, Joan Sebastian, and many others.  Last night it was a Britney Spears concert at the Tacoma Dome, and I took my daughter and her friends.

365 Things To Do in Sequim

The girls had the time of their lives, and I enjoyed myself because my daughter had such a good time.  Enjoy a concert at the Tacoma Dome.

Take a Driving Tour of Sequim

Sequim has plenty of stunning scenery, and any sunny day is a great day to take a drive and see some of our water views or some of the beautiful agricultural scenery, including the many farms and fields we have from east of Sequim to far west of Port Angeles.

Sequim Water Views
Sequim Farms

The main highway up the Olympic Peninsula is Highway 101, but you’ll want to drive along Marine Drive, Sequim-Dungeness, Happy Valley, Hooker Road, Blue Mountain, Deer Park, Black Diamond, and many more.

Visit The Elwha River

The Elwha River is one of our major rivers on the Olympic Peninsula.  It comes out of the mountains of the Olympic National Mountains and winds its way down through two dams (currently getting removed) into beautiful Freshwater Bay west of Port Angeles.

Elwha River

The Elwha River is full of fish and is a natural Salmon habitat.  You can also boat on the Elwha River in many places, and kayaking is a popular Elwha River activity.

If you’re a movie buff, you might recognize the Elwha River Dam in the movie The Hunted starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benito del Toro, where they had a fight just below the dam.  The Elwha River is definitely worth seeing.