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March 26th, 2024

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Capturing the Essence of Spring: La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest
March 12th, 2024

Capturing the Essence of Spring: La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest

Springtime in La Conner, Washington, is a spectacle of vibrant colors and natural beauty. As the winter chill melts away, fields of daffodils burst into bloom, painting the landscape with golden hues. To celebrate the season, the La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest invites photographers from near and far to capture the essence of spring through their lens and share with us by tagging their photo #laconnerdaffodils on Instagram.

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Hop on over to Tulip Town this Spring!
March 12th, 2024

Hop on over to Tulip Town this Spring!

Tulip Town is opening its gates early, just in time for Easter. “As the flowers in our field sprout from their winter slumber, the Easter Bunny is arriving to welcome guests to Tulip Town’s Bloom 2024,” says Rachael Ward Sparwasser, owner of Tulip Town. “We’ve got egg hunts for the kids and even one for the grown-ups— complete with a glass of wine or beer!”

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Vote for Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
February 27th, 2024

Vote for Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best: Favorite Flower Festival! Voting ends on Monday, March 18 at noon ET. The 10 winners will be revealed on Friday, March 29.

Skagit County Protects 425 Acres of Farmland from Development in 2023
January 23rd, 2024

Skagit County Protects 425 Acres of Farmland from Development in 2023

Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy Program has finalized five farmland preservation projects in 2023, permanently protecting another 425 acres of prime agricultural soil. Protected farmland in Skagit County now totals 14,750 acres.

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La Conner Banner Project: Celebrating Local Photographers on Morris Street
January 22nd, 2024

La Conner Banner Project: Celebrating Local Photographers on Morris Street

La Conner, a picturesque waterfront town known for its charming streets and vibrant arts community, is about to get even more colorful and welcoming. Introducing the La Conner Banner Project, an exciting initiative aimed at celebrating local photographers and beautifying Morris Street with their stunning work.

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Night Tide Oyster Soirée at Samish Bay Farm
January 17th, 2024

Night Tide Oyster Soirée at Samish Bay Farm

Get out of the city and experience a PNW night tide this winter! Join Taylor Shellfish Farms for its Night Tide Oyster Soirée at its Samish Bay Farm. Located in Skagit Valley on Chuckanut Drive, the Samish Bay Farm will be open exclusively for a night tide party of oysters and wine.

La Conner Birding Festival Takes Flight to Celebrate the Rich Avian Diversity of Skagit Valley and La Conner
January 9th, 2024

La Conner Birding Festival Takes Flight to Celebrate the Rich Avian Diversity of Skagit Valley and La Conner

The eagerly awaited annual La Conner Birding Festival is poised to grace the skies on February 3rd and 4th, 2024, inviting bird enthusiasts to immerse themselves in a weekend of avian wonder. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Skagit Valley and La Conner, this year’s festival promises a captivating experience, featuring local artists, educational opportunities, interactive displays, and delightful children’s activities.

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10th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk
January 1st, 2024

10th Annual Illuminight Winter Walk

Join us for a celebration of community and nature in the Skagit watershed with luminary arts! Illuminate Skagit and the Mount Vernon Parks & Enrichment Services will be hosting events throughout the whole month of January!  There are luminary lighting …

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Skagit Tourism Bureau Announces Kristen Keltz as New CEO
December 12th, 2023

Skagit Tourism Bureau Announces Kristen Keltz as New CEO

The Skagit Tourism Bureau is proud to announce the appointment of Kristen Keltz as its new Chief Executive Officer. Keltz, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, will lead the Bureau in promoting Skagit County as a premier travel destination.

Re-Imagined Anacortes Inn Reopens with Exciting Enhancements
November 1st, 2023

Re-Imagined Anacortes Inn Reopens with Exciting Enhancements

Anacortes Inn, a 44-room property nestled on picturesque Fidalgo Island, has reopened to the public after completing a three-month remodeling project, with design and construction by WestCorp Construction and managed by Columbia Hospitality. The reimagined property includes one-of-a-kind guest rooms …

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Whales Sighted on Over 98% of Tours in 2023
October 27th, 2023

Whales Sighted on Over 98% of Tours in 2023

Looking for ADVENTURE? Craving EXCITEMENT?  Join Blue Kingdom Whale Wildlife Tours for the most action–packed whale watching tour the Pacific Northwest offers!  Together, aboard a Zodiac-style vessel, you will search for whales, porpoises, sea lions, eagles, and more, surrounded by …

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Skagit Tours at Diablo Lake 2023
July 18th, 2023

Skagit Tours at Diablo Lake 2023

In partnership with Seattle City Light and North Cascades National Park, North Cascades Institute offers visitors fun, interactive tours of the Upper Skagit Valley and North Cascades National Park.

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Summer MakersFest at the Port: Handmade Art Market
July 18th, 2023

Summer MakersFest at the Port: Handmade Art Market

Join us for the first-ever Summer MakersFest: A celebration of homegrown art and all things handmade. Shop over 50 local vendors with art, photography, jewelry, stained glass, freshly brewed coffee, apparel, stickers, freshly baked desserts, and more!

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Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2023
July 18th, 2023

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST 2023

Presented by the Port of Skagit at the La Conner Marina, Skagit Farm to Pint Fest Celebrates Local Craft Beer, Growers, and Producers Craft beer enthusiasts and food aficionados unite! If you’re searching for a unique and flavorful experience, look …

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