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Discover the Beauty of Peonies in the City of Peonies: A Guide to Homer's Annual Peony Celebration

Come July, Homer, Alaska, comes alive with beautiful and fragrant peonies during the annual Homer Peony Celebration. Homer, dubbed "The City of Peonies," boasts 25 peony farms with ideal growing conditions that produce larger and more vibrant flowers. Visitors worldwide come to witness the stunning blooms at their peak and enjoy farm tours, art classes, gallery exhibitions, workshops, and self-guided tours.

Take the chance to visit some of the most beautiful peony farms in the world, including the Alaska Beauty Peony Co-Op, Alaska Perfect Peony, Diamond Ridge Peonies, and Scenic Place Peonies, all offering farm tours. For a unique experience, attend the Fleur de Paeonia Botanical Dress Art Show at Bear Creek Winery, featuring life-sized designs of peony-centric botanical couture.

In addition to the peony-centered activities, the Homer Peony Celebration includes various community events hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations, such as The Art Shop Gallery, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Grace Ridge Brewery, Homer Council on the Arts, and more.

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour.  Join us for an evening of local flowers, food, and beverages. Hear personal stories from our farmer Beth van Sandt, designers Kelly Shore and Jennifer Reed, and Chef Kirsten Dixon, and enjoy lively conversations with your dining companions at a one-of-a-kind floral setting in Alaska. It takes place on Sunday, July 23rd from 5-8 PM at Scenic Place Peonies.

The celebration is also an excellent opportunity to purchase unique peony-themed trinkets at the Art Shop Gallery, the Homer Book Store, North Wind Home Collection, and Oodalolly.

Our local breweries, meaderies, and wineries also celebrate the Peony Celebration. Be sure to swing by Bear Creek Winery, Grace Ridge Brewing Co., Odin Mead, and Sweetgale Meadworks & Cider House.

The fourth annual Homer Peony Celebration is scheduled for July 1-30, 2023. So, stay tuned for updates and a full calendar of events! 

Special accommodation reservations can be booked through the Homer B&B Association

As always, a special thanks to our sponsors:

Alaska Farm Bureau, Alaska Perfect Peony, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Alaska Realty, Betty Joslyn, Danish Daughter Farm, Homer Real Estate, Horizon Satellite, Land's End, NOMAR, Tutka Bay Lodge, and Scenic Place Peonies.

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