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Celebrate Autumn in La Conner and the Skagit Valley

Kick off your Washington State Fall Getaway 2015 with a road trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll the village on our new boardwalk and enjoy our museums, art …

Harvest Festival 2015 – and Pumpkin Pitch!

Picture this…. medieval type machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting contest and lots of kids activities, all for FREE!  The Burlington Harvest Festival 2015 is presented by the City of Burlington and the Burlington Chamber …

Not Vanishing: Contemporary Native American Art, 1977-2015 Opening This Weekend!

The Museum of Northwest Art is pleased to present Not Vanishing: Contemporary Native American Art, 1977-2015, which opens October 10, 2015. The exhibit will fill the entire museum, and contains the artworks of more than forty artists. Curated by both …

Festival of Family Farms 2015 – 17th Annual!

The family farms of Skagit Valley welcome and open their barns and lifestyles to you and your family for this one-of-a-kind event – Festival of Family Farms 2015! On this weekend, you can have a hands-on-experience learning what it takes …

La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough

La Conner is the kind of town where you can walk from the old-time tavern to the cool restaurant featuring live music, to top reviewed foodie spots and then to our very own brewery all in two blocks.  You can …

Anacortes Beer Festival 2015 – Bier on the Pier

The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of the Anacortes Beer Festival 2015 –  Bier on the Pier! A two-day extravaganza of bier, food and music! Bring your thirst for beer,  and leave room to enjoy the smorgasbord …

Tide Pool Treasures in Skagit Valley

Some of Anacortes’s most valuable treasures aren’t found on Commercial Avenue or in the Anacortes Museum. Rather, look to the island’s perimeter to discover natural wonders hiding under rocks, buried in sand, and clinging to kelp in fascinating yet fragile …

Rock Climbing in Anacortes

By Jan Hersey Punctuating the western horizon across the Skagit Flats, a rocky dome stands sentinel above Fidalgo Island. For locals, it’s a coming-home beacon; for travelers, a sign they’re nearing Anacortes; for others, the mountain itself is the destination. …

Climb Mt Baker or Mt Shuksan This August or September!

Think of climbing a mountain this summer?  Climb Mt Baker or Mt Shuksan with a convenient meet-up just over an hour away from Seattle or Vancouver BC in Skagit Valley!  Skagit Valley is the proud home of Northwest Mountain Shop …

North Cascades Night Sky Photo Tours and August Meteor Showers

Planning a road trip to Skagit Valley and the North Cascades National Park? How about a Night Sky Photo Tour?!

Anacortes Hiking – Find a Favorite Fidalgo Island Hike

Anacortes trails meander through 2,800 acres of forests, meadows, wetlands, lakes, and offer spectacular woodland and seascape views. With over 50 miles of multiple use trails it’s easy to choose a route to explore and find your favorite Fidalgo Island …

Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 2015

Dust off your lawn chairs and your picnic gear and come to Historic Downtown Mount Vernon for some memorable summer evenings!  Imagine an informal crowd relaxing along the riverfront, listening and dancing to live music set against the backdrop of …

Skagit Valley Highland Games 2015

Get ready for the 21st annual Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival, July 11-12, 2015, at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, WA. Held the second full weekend each July, this Festival attracts over 10,000 people each year. Think of …

Old Fashion 4th of July in La Conner – 2015

Fireworks will light up the sky and music will fill the air as the Town of La Conner and the Port of Skagit combine forces to celebrate the Fourth of July 2015 the old-fashioned way. Highlights of the day will …

Berry Dairy Days 2015 June 18-21 – Shortcake Everyday!

On the third weekend in June, Burlington will explode into a delicious and exciting place to be celebrating Berry Dairy Days 2015! Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parade, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic …