Twin Peaks Day, February 24

Happy Twin Peaks Day!

Since 2015, February 24 has been celebrated by fans of the David Lynch/Mark Frost show Twin Peaks as Twin Peaks Day.

This is the day, of course, when Special Agent Dale Cooper first drove his rental car into the town of Twin Peaks after eating lunch ($6.31) at the Lamplighter Inn near Lewis Fork. As he drove, he dictated the events of his day into his trusty tape recorder, taking special note to notice the abundance of flora around him:

“Diane, 11:30 a.m., February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks, five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. I’ve never seen so many trees in my life.”

Twin Peaks Day image via Welcome to Twin Peaks

Fans have been celebrating the show on February 24 since 1991 (the year after the show first aired), but the day really took off in 2015 with a successful push from Welcome to Twin Peaks. Kyle McLachlan — Agent Cooper himself — made the whole thing official with this tweet.

A few years later, in 2018, the neighboring Washington cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend, which together make up the fictional geographic expanse of Twin Peaks, both declared February 24 as “Twin Peaks Day.” It doesn’t get much more official than that.

So get out there and celebrate Twin Peaks with a damn fine cup of coffee and a few doughnuts. But save room for a slice (or two) of pie.