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Fidalgo Bay Day 2022
July 27th, 2022

Fidalgo Bay Day 2022

Celebrate our local estuaries and the beauty, history, and wonderful marine life. Take part in our popular beach seining demonstration, touch live marine critters in Shannon Point Marine Center’s undersea zoo, get creative at the kid-friendly craft tables, play fun games, win prizes, and learn about local projects and volunteer opportunities at the many educational exhibits staffed by local agencies and organizations. 

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Master Gardener Discovery Garden
July 15th, 2022

Master Gardener Discovery Garden

The WSU Skagit county Master Gardeners Discovery Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk and is free!  Signage throughout the garden introduces and explains the plantings and growing techniques used. Master Gardeners work in the garden on Tuesdays, so stop by and get advice on plants.

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Farmstand Fresh Celebrates the Magic Skagit
July 7th, 2022

Farmstand Fresh Celebrates the Magic Skagit

Brimming with freshly-picked and locally-grown Skagit Valley bounty (think plump berries, crisp beets, fresh meats, field flowers, tender greens, sweet corn, etc.,) sixteen produce stands and farm stores welcome visitors to Genuine Skagit Valley’s Farmstand Fresh, a summer-long celebration highlighting growers and food producers from across the region beginning July 1 through August 31, 2022.

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Bioluminescence Kayak Tours at Sunset
June 16th, 2022

Bioluminescence Kayak Tours at Sunset

Add a bioluminescence sunset kayak tour to your Skagit Valley vacation itinerary with Anacortes Kayak Tours! This unique 3-Hour sea kayaking trip is a true celebration of light. Paddling in open water as the day draws to a close and the sun sets is an experience that few have the chance to enjoy.

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4th of July Festivities – 2022
June 15th, 2022

4th of July Festivities – 2022

Celebrate the 4th of July in Skagit Valley!  We have consolidated all of the public display fireworks shows and festivities.  Happy 4th of July! 

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American Roots Concert Series 2022
June 15th, 2022

American Roots Concert Series 2022

Come to a free concert at the Deception Pass State Park amphitheater (no registration required)! The American Roots Concert Series is hosted in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation’s Folk & Traditional Arts Program. These concerts are held every Saturday, July 2 – August 27, 2022, at the Amphitheater!

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Skagit Food Trail Coming in 2023
June 9th, 2022

Skagit Food Trail Coming in 2023

Planning a trip to Skagit county next year?!  Check back to learn more about the Skagit Food Trail coming in 2023. Are you interested in being a part of the Skagit Food Trail?  If you are making a significant commitment …

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Mountain Film Festival
May 23rd, 2022

Mountain Film Festival

The Concrete Chamber is happy to announce that we’re finally able to host the first Mountain Film Festival in Concrete after two years of cancellations!

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Youth InFARMation – Harmony Fields Farm
April 14th, 2022

Youth InFARMation – Harmony Fields Farm

Meet Jessica Gigot and learn how STEM is used at Harmony Fields farm to raise sheep, make cheese and practice agroecology (agriculture + ecology) such as composting.

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Spring in the North Cascades
April 13th, 2022

Spring in the North Cascades

When you think of spring what comes to mind? What does spring look like where you live? In the far reaches of northwestern Washington State, this magnificent ecosystem is welcoming the spring.

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2022
March 30th, 2022

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2022

Welcome to our thirty-ninth Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!   The Tulip Festival returned in 2021 with reimagined events and 2022 is building up to be even better!  There will be millions of tulips for you to see, a wide array of events, and adventures and explorations for you to enjoy during your visit to Magic Skagit.

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Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow 2022
February 22nd, 2022

Skagit Farm to Pint Roadshow 2022

Viva Farms is hosting the 4th Annual Skagit Farm to Pint ROADSHOW, presented by the Port of Skagit this April. The ROADSHOW is a month-long local beer, cider and bounty celebration held at breweries around Skagit Valley featuring craft beers brewed with Skagit Valley Malt, cider and delicious bites highlighting local ingredients. Join other local beer, cider and food enthusiasts, as you enjoy exclusive beer and bite pairings on a self-guided brewery adventure. Participants can also join in the fun of a homebrewer’s competition; cornhole and trivia tournaments; or join us as a VIP to create a truly magic Skagit experience.

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Beautiful Daffodils and Tasty Grains
February 22nd, 2022

Beautiful Daffodils and Tasty Grains

You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, right? While the tulips are Skagit Valley’s most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as extraordinary as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against a Mt. Baker backdrop during the La Conner Daffodil Festival. Did you know that more tulip and daffodil bulbs are produced here than in any other county in the United States?

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Skagit County Takes Another 103 Acres Out of the Path of Development
December 21st, 2021

Skagit County Takes Another 103 Acres Out of the Path of Development

Fourth Farm for 2021 Added to Farmland Preservation Program
This fall, Skagit County finalized a conservation easement on a 103-acre property to permanently limit the land’s use to farming.

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Deception Pass Challenge Paddling & Rowing Race
November 29th, 2021

Deception Pass Challenge Paddling & Rowing Race

The Deception Pass Challenge is an epic winter paddling and rowing race through the tidal rapids of Deception Pass!  Race in tidal current around three wilderness islands, under the Deception Pass Bridge, twice, through turbulent tidal rapids, and over possible standing waves with epic views of the Olympic Peninsula, Lopez Island, and distant Victoria BC if weather permits.

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