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Anacortes Arts Festival – August 5-7 2016

THE BIRTH OF THE FESTIVAL NOW THE ANACORTES ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 The Anacortes Arts and Crafts Festival, now the Anacortes Arts Festival, got its start in 1962 as the brain-child of Dr. Jack Papritz and a group of dedicated community …

34th Annual North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Fly-In July 22-24

The North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum and the Town of Concrete are working to make this year’s Fly-In packed with fun.  There will be live music by Skagit Swing Band, a beer garden hosted by Anacortes Brewery,  free children’s activities, …

North Cascades Institute hosts free 30th Anniversary Picnic on Diablo Lake, July 17

What national park holds more glaciers than any other landscape in the lower 48, is the second most biodiverse national park in the country, is home to rare wolves, grizzlies and wolverines, and boasts one of the densest ancient forests …

Picture Summer 2016 in La Conner and the Magic Skagit!

We love the long days of summer in La Conner! With more beautiful “magic Skagit” daylight hours, there’s more time to play – and in a valley like ours there are so many opportunities for your summer getaway 2016 from …

Guided Hikes Mount Baker with Skagit Guided Adventures Eco Tours

Not only can you meet up in Skagit for a Mount Baker climb, you can now meet up for guided hikes Mount Baker, North Cascades National Park, Washington Park, Deception Pass State Park and other cool Magic Skagit hiking hot …

Skagit River Poetry Festival 2016 – May 19-22

Skagit River Poetry Festival 2016 welcomes these poets: Daemond Arrindell, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Kevin Craft, James Crews, Natalie Diaz, Kathy Fagan, Tarfia Faizullah, Lorraine Ferra, Norman Fischer, Matt Gano, Paul Hansen, Garrett Hongo, Kasey Jueds, Richard Kenney, Jamaal May, Garth Martens, Tim McNulty, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Naomi Shihab Nye, Martha Silano, Jeanann Verlee, and Jan Zwicky Festival Tickets Tickets are …

April Art Events in Anacortes 2016

What started as a way to bring visitors to Anacortes during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has turned into an exciting 10 day series of events for the Anacortes Arts Festival. This year they are celebrating their 3rd annual Art …

Spring Getaway 2016 to La Conner

Imagine Spring in La Conner – Plan Your Spring Getaway 2016 to La Conner Are you planning a spring getaway and looking for things to do? The Skagit Valley has experienced a very mild winter and the daffodils are blooming! …

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016

You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right? While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop. It’s just so beautiful …

Scenes of Skagit Valley 2016 by Nancy Crowell

The first time I saw the Skagit Valley I was smitten. It was a dreary November day and I had never before been to the Pacific Northwest. I imagined dense evergreens and mountains. When I saw the neatly groomed fields, …

Skagit Eagle Festival 2016

The Skagit Eagle Festival 2016 is a month-long celebration during eagle-watching season in Skagit County.  Activities take place in Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount every full weekend in January. The Skagit Eagle Festival 2016 features a variety of free tours, walks, …

Holiday Roadtrip 2015 – The Snowgeese and Holidays are Here!

We, and the Snowgeese, welcome you to La Conner during this holiday season!  Stroll the new boardwalk, take in the museums and galleries, enjoy fine dining and kick your holiday shopping into gear.  We have a great line up of …

At-a-Glance Skagit Holiday Events 2015

Skagit Regional Health – Holiday Craft Fair November 12–13, 7am – 4pm each day Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon   The Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show November 12–15, Thursday – Saturday 9am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm Anacortes Train Depot …

Skagit Wine & Beer Festival 2015 – Mount Vernon

The Skagit Wine & Beer Festival 2015 brings over 30 wineries, breweries and distilleries for a night of sampling, tasting and food pairings. Festival attendees will be delighted with wine, beer and spirits from regions throughout Washington, including Skagit County. …

Art’s Alive 2015 – La Conner WA

When you talk to Maggie Wilder, artist and co-owner of Gallery Cygnus, about why art flourishes in a place like La Conner, she first says simply “It’s the light.” But then she goes on to elaborate: “It’s geographically complex. The …