April 1st officially kicks off Skagit County’s 2023 Tulip Festival. This is an exciting and busy time for our community, with thousands of visitors visiting local tulip fields throughout the month of April.
Visitors seeking to experience the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival now have a new field and garden to enjoy and brand new ways to interact and connect with the magic of nature’s gift.Tags: skagit valley tulip festival, tulip valley farms
We have you covered for dog-friendly tulip gardens during the Tulip Festival. But what about the other 11 months of the year? We have compiled a list of off-leash dog parks in Skagit Valley for your 4-legged friends.Tags: off leash dog park
Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy Program has finalized three farmland preservation projects in the past three months, permanently protecting another 105 acres of farmland from residential development. The additional acres of farmland now under conservation easement protection bring the total protected farmland in Skagit County to more than 14,200 acres.Tags: farmland legacy
Skagitonians to Protect Farmland (SPF) has launched an interactive map of all Skagit Valley current crop identification signs. The online map allows you to see where the Skagit Valley crop sign identification routes are, then click on a sign icon to see what is currently growing in the field and what was last grown at the location.Tags: skagit crop id map
The Skagit Food Trail is the newest Skagit Valley experience! The Skagit Food Trail is a self-guided journey through local gardens, family-owned farms, markets, bakeries, eateries, artisanal producers, farm stays, and experiences of the magical Skagit River Valley & Salish Sea.Tags: skagit food trail
Genuine Skagit Valley has compiled a great list of ways to experience the holidays in the Skagit Valley!Tags: genuine skagit valley
The Breadlab’s goal is to bring more affordable, great-tasting bread to the world one loaf at a time. Or maybe faster than that!Tags: breadlab
Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea was formed by a small group of friends who felt the time had come to bring this international organization home to the Skagit Valley.
The Skagit Valley is a magical place that I can’t seem to stay away from. No matter the time of year, it always feels special here. Farms abound, as do many delicious, under-the-radar, local restaurants. My ideal Sunday is spent farm hopping and eating my way through this enchanting valley (which has so much more to offer than just the Tulip Festival). Come with me on my perfect Sunday in Skagit, and don’t forget your cooler for delicate veggies and other farm and local goodies!Tags: harvest 2022
Often cited as one of the most scenic drives in Washington State, Chuckanut Drive is particularly beautiful when autumn colors are in full swing.Tags: chuckanut drive
It’s time to dress cozy, create a road trip playlist, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and drive to the Skagit Valley to celebrate the Skagit Valley Harvest! We have tiny cabins near waterfalls, farm stays, and waterfront hotels, along with dog-friendly hotels that offer e-bike rentals!Tags: harvest, harvest 2022
Skagit County Permanently Protects 190th Farmland Property—Bringing Total to More than 14,000 Acres Protected 57 Acres of Prime Farmland Added to County Farmland Preservation Program This August 11, 2022, Skagit County finalized a conservation easement on a 57-acre property to …Tags: farmland legacy
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.Tags: fidalgo bay day
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.Tags: discovery garden