Mayors Katherine Ross and Rob McFarland have proclaimed February 24, 2022, Twin Peaks Day in Snoqualmie and North Bend.
For three decades now, the iconic TV series has drawn tourists year-round to Snoqualmie North Bend and the rest of the Snoqualmie Valley, placing many City locations and businesses into popular culture history.
February 24 was chosen because it is the date celebrated worldwide by Twin Peaks fans as the day FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper arrived in the town of Twin Peaks. Mayor Rob invites all citizens to celebrate Twin Peaks Day with donuts, cherry pie and a da*n fine cup of coffee.
This will mark the fifth consecutive year the two cities have recognized Twin Peaks Day. Proclaiming an official Twin Peaks Day creates positive publicity for the two towns and increased tourism for the Snoqualmie Valley.
The television show Twin Peaks debuted in 1990 and captivated viewers worldwide with scenes filmed in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Fans have been celebrating Twin Peaks Day most likely since 1991. The morning gathering on the 24th at the sign location has been a tradition for many years now.
Locally, various fans usually get together to visit filming locations and eat and drink at businesses used in the show.
Some of the shooting locations include:
- Twede’s-(137 W North Bend Way), Also known as the Double R Diner, was seen in many scenes in both seasons. Owned for 21 years by Kyle Twede, it is now owned by Max and Rachel, who will, of course, have a special on Cherry Pie and Coffee that is black as midnight on a moonless night.
- The Roadhouse-(4200 Preston Fall City Road SE) Exteriors of the building were used in the series pilot, the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and the 2017 series as the “Bang Bang Bar.”
- The Salish Lodge & Spa-(6501 Railroad Ave SE) Used for exterior shots of the Great Northern Hotel and White Tail Falls the interior shots were from the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo. It is seen several times in all three seasons and the movie. They offer the ‘Great Northern Escape’ package that comes with a map of area locations and, of course, coffee and cherry pie.
- Volition Brewery-(112 W North Bend Way) Formerly Glaziers Dry Goods Company, it became the home to Volition in 2019 and was Nadine Hurley’s shop “Run Silent, Run Drapes” shop in the shows the third season. They will be offering 10% off to people who stop by on the 24th for Twin Peaks Day.
- Smokey Joe’s-(38600 SE King Street) Stood in as the Elk’s Point #9 Bar in Season three was the location for a gruesome scene between Sarah Palmer and an unlucky trucker.
- DirtFish-(7001 396th Dr. SE)-Formerly the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Co. and now home to the rally school, this was the location of both the Packard Mill and the Sheriff’s office’s in season one.
As Agent Cooper says, “The time has come for you to seek the Path. Your soul has set you face to face before the clear light… and now you are about to experience it in its reality, wherein all things are like the void and cloudless sky, and the naked, spotless intellect is like a transparent vacuum, without circumference or center… At this moment, know yourself and abide in that state.”
No, I have no idea what he was talking about, but it’s Twin Peaks Day. Embrace the weird.