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Discover the Beauty of Peonies in the City of Peonies: Homer, Alaska

The City of Peonies: July 1-30, 2024

Come July, Homer, Alaska, comes alive with beautiful and fragrant peonies during the annual Homer Peony Celebration. Dubbed the "City of Peonies," Homer boasts 25 flourishing peony farms, each radiating unforgettable scents and sights. The extended summer days, combined with the chill of glacier-fed breezes and fertile soils, create the perfect environment for these flowers to bloom more vividly. Experience these magnificent blossoms and peony-themed art exhibitions, products, and special events.

Peonies are the number one flower brides prefer and the second most popular flower worldwide. Maturing in July, a time when fresh-cut peonies are unavailable anywhere else, Alaskan peonies are shipped worldwide. Florists highly seek them in the lower 48 states.

Congratulations to Homer’s own Rita Jo Shoultz and Alaska Perfect Peony on being featured in Alabama Weddings! Check out the feature here.

Peony Farms to Visit

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.

Peonies On Pioneer Self-Guided Walking Tours

Take a self-guided walking tour in town where more than 20 peony gardens are sprinkled throughout Pioneer Avenue in Downtown and Old Town, Lake Street, and Sterling Highway. Pose for a photo at the Peony Photo Board on Pioneer Avenue to send or post to friends and family.

For more information on the Homer Peony Celebration events, follow @cityofpeonies on Facebook and Instagram #HomerPeonyCelebration #CityofPeonies.

Farm Tours and Events during the Peony Festival in July 2024

  • Alaska Beauty Peony Co-Op

  • Peony Farm & Meadery Tour: Saturdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 (11 AM - 1 PM) | $75/person

  • Peony "You Pick": Starting July 14, Fridays (4 - 8 PM), Sundays (12 - 4 PM) | $10 admission, $3 per 12" stem

  • Alaska Perfect Peony

  • Guided Peony Farm Tours: June 24 - July 29, Fridays (1 - 2:30 PM), Sundays (10 - 11:30 AM) | $75/person

  • Fresh Cut Farm Peony Bouquets: 7 days a week in July | $20 minimum 10 stems

  • Peony Stems Distribution with Homer Girl Scouts at Homer Airport: Fridays in July

  • Art Shop Gallery

  • First Friday Homer Artist, Nancy Wise: July 7 (5 - 7 PM)

  • Barbara Lavallee, Artist Signing: July 22 (12 - 5 PM)

  • Bear Creek Winery

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  • Wine Tastings & Self-Guided Tours: Reservations needed for parties of 10 or more

  • Diamond Ridge Peonies

  • Farm Tours: Most days in July (2 - 4 PM) | $25/person, kids 12 & under free

  • Grace Ridge Brewing Co.

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  • First Friday: Belgium White Peony Label: July 7 (5 - 7 PM)

  • Homer Rotary

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  • Peony Sales at Homer Chamber of Commerce Lawn

  • Scenic Place Peonies

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  • Phone: 907-226-3937

  • Farm Tours: July 3 - 24 (Monday-Thursday) (2 PM) | $25/person, kids under 12 free

  • Peony Centerpiece Workshop: July 13 (4 - 6 PM) | $150/person

  • Certified American Grown Field to Vase Dinner: July 23 (5 - 8 PM) | $300/person

  • Honor System Peony Flower Stand: Corner of FAA and Homer Spit Road, open 24/7, Cash/Check/Venmo/ApplePay

  • Scenic Place Peonies & The Floral Source

  • Fleur de Paeonia Botanical Couture Art Show: Bear Creek Winery, July 21 (3 - 6 PM) | Free

Plan Your Visit

Stay tuned for weekly bloom reports, a full program, and a map. For maps and more information, check out page 72 in the 2024 Chamber of Commerce Visit Homer Guide.

Come stay at the Pioneer Inn and immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of Homer’s peony farms. Book your stay and make unforgettable memories with us! 🌺


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