Kick Off the Summer With These COVID-Safe Activities
With the summer solstice behind us and months of heat ahead, many of us are wondering how to make the most of this summer. If you held off on making vacation plans because you wanted to see how COVID-19 would affect everything, there are still plenty of opportunities to kick off summer and have fun throughout the season. We’ll give you some COVID safe events and trip ideas to make the summer of 2021 a memorable one! Don't forget our Cannabis recommendations at the bottom!
June 28, 2021
Vaccination statuses for Whatcom, King, and Spokane County
Seattle was the first major city in the country to reach 70% of the population fully vaccinated. As such, you may notice more and more events and activities happening in the Emerald City. You’ll be able to stock up at our Seattle dispensary and keep yourself entertained with all of the activities this city has to offer.
At the time of writing this blog, Bellingham was about 58% vaccinated. As the City of Subdued Excitement makes its way towards more and more of the population being vaccinated, you can expect to see events and activities pop up. With our Bellingham dispensary conveniently located downtown, you’ll be set for a summer of fun in the sun!
Spokane was about 44% vaccinated at the time of writing this blog. While this area does not have as high of vaccination rates as others, the city has been reopening and there are plenty of COVID-safe summer activities to participate in. With our Spokane dispensary located right off of North Division Street, you can stock up and have fun in the sun with ease!
In-Person Summer Events and Activities
Want to regain some normalcy and spend your summer at in-person events and activities? We’ve rounded up some picks to get you started on your summer adventure!
Visit the Sequim lavender farms
While the beloved Sequim Lavender Festival will not be taking place this year, you can still treat yourself to a visit to gorgeous Sequim and see plenty of lavender fields. The Sequim Lavender Growers Association will remain open to guests, meaning you can still take a trip to Sequim to see all of the beauty. Check out this list of open lavender farms for more information.
Sequim is a beautiful area that can make for a fun day trip out of Bellingham or Seattle. You can also turn your visit into an overnight camping trip at Sequim Bay State Park!
The 39th year of Zootunes is bringing back live music in a fun setting. Enjoy big-name artists performing with the unique backdrop of the Woodland Park Zoo.
Zootunes takes place throughout the summer, so if you’ve got a busy schedule, don’t fret. It starts July 18th with The Posies and Tres Leches. From there, Zootunes takes place on various Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the summer, ending with the Polyrhythmics and the Black Tones.
These events will offer seating pods for parties of two, four, six, and 10.
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
Get out of town and visit Vashon Island this summer. This small island has a lot to offer visitors who want a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Vashon Island Strawberry Festival runs all day July 17th. Expect to find plenty of sweet fruit, along with live sets from local bands and a vehicle parade.
Schooner Zodiac Cruise
Take a short cruise this summer with Schooner Zodiac Cruise out of Bellingham. This 160-foot U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel goes on a voyage with a licensed captain to visit the San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands.
If you’re looking for a small getaway, this is the perfect opportunity to see more of the Pacific Northwest in a new way. They offer both private charters and public cruises.
River Rafting in Spokane
If you’re looking for a big adventure, look no further than river rafting with Wiley E. Waters. Their Spokane River route lasts about two hours and starts just minutes from downtown Spokane.
A guide will lead you through iconic destinations along the Riverside State Park. Throughout the trip, there are opportunities to swim and view wildlife. The guides are fun and easy to spend time with, making the trip that much more memorable.
When you’re done rafting through the river, you can camp at Riverside State Park for mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, and more!
North Bend Film Festival
Film buffs will be happy to see that in-person film festivals are back in action. The North Bend Film Festival is taking a hybrid approach with both online and in-person viewings for their big summer festival.
Running July 15th-18th, the North Bend Film Festival is loaded with exciting and interesting films to watch. Be sure to check out their full program to see all of the movies set to play. The North Bend Film Festival puts an emphasis on independent filmmakers and supporting their visions.
Make it a full trip by camping or getting a room to stay in so you can visit all of the amazing hikes and nature the North Bend area has to offer. Check out Rattlesnake Lake for a cool summer swim or hike Rattlesnake Ledge for amazing views. Don’t forget to check out the Snoqualmie Falls while you’re at it!
Staying safe and cool this summer
We hope this post has given you some inspiration to kick off your summer fun. Although things are a lot different this summer from previous ones, we can still have a blast, especially with much of the state returning to a sense of normalcy.
Face masks are no longer required for people who are fully vaccinated in most places. Keep in mind that businesses and organizations have the right to set their own mask guidelines. You may be required to wear a mask in certain situations.
Regardless, a lot of activities and events are picking back up. Many places are allowing people to attend events maskless if they are fully vaccinated. With more and more of the public becoming vaccinated against COVID-19 and cases going down, we can make more of this summer than the last.
Be sure to stop by our Washington dispensary locations wherever you decide to adventure this summer! You can stock up on all the green goodness you need to elevate your experiences!
Cannabis Top Picks for Summer Activities
Check out our favorite summertime Cannabis picks! From infused drinks, to edibles, vapes and joints, we’ve got something for everyone!
Ray’s Lemonade infused thc 100mg drinks
Ray’s Infused Lemonade is one of the world’s first cannabis beverages and has been gaining a steady following over the past 3 years. Sweet, tart, and bursting with flavor, Ray’s is a delicious option for those searching for a great high with the shorter wait that comes with liquid edibles. The high you get from a Ray’s Lemonade is euphoric and energetic. Choose from a wide variety of flavors including strawberry, dragon fruit, mango, pineapple, raspberry , blood orange and many more! Ray’s come with a 10:1 CBD to THC ratio option as well as a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio drink.
Ingredients: Water, sugar, lemon juice, natural flavor emulsion, citric acid, natural color, cannabis distillate, sodium benzoate, coconut oil, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Ca Disodium EDTA
Lush edibles by Verdelux
Lush edibles are soft and chewy jelly gummy candies. Lush candies come in a variety of flavors like mango lime, ginger peach, mixed berries, hawaiaan mix and many more! Plus, enjoy CBD 1:1 options. Lush edibles come in single serving 10mg pieces and 10 piece multipack options as well. Ingredients include light corn syrup (corn syrup, salt, vanilla extract (vanilla beans, water, ethyl alcohol)), organic cane sugar, fruit pectin, natural and artificial flavor, refined coconut oil, baking soda, vegetable oil (canola oil) an full spectrum cannabis extract. Extracted with food grade organic ethanol. Contains: coconut, processed in a facility that also processes soy, peanuts and tree nuts.
All-in-one Disposable Vape pens by Dabstract
Featuring the all-in-one disposable vaporizer pens by Dabstract (a phat panda company). These vapes come with a fully charged battery as well as an attached full gram cartridge containing live resin cannabis oil. These vape pens are ready to go out of the box. Enjoy the discreet high quality comfort these vape pens provide. With a variety of strains as as well as indica, sativa and hybrid options.
5 Pack Infused Joints by Stoneage
Stone Age infused joints just got 5 times better with the new multipacks! Enjoy five infused joints in one simple case! With an attractive low cost price, these stone age joint multipacks are the perfect treat this summer! Stone Age joints come in wide variety of strain options like Bruce Banner, Dutch Treat, Golden Pineapple, Miracle Alien Cookies, Purple Zkittlez, and Sesame Street!