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What’s the Magic in Your Skagit?
September 29th, 2021

What’s the Magic in Your Skagit?

The beauty of our county is undeniable in its diversity of landscapes, flora, and fauna and in the wonderful people who make this corner of the world shine. Here is an opportunity to share your voice and artistic talent to showcase what makes Skagit county special.

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Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy
September 9th, 2021

Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy

Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy program celebrates its 25th year of preserving Skagit farmland in 2021. The program has permanently protected more than 13,500 acres of high-quality and productive agricultural land. An additional 500 acres are in the pipeline for protection.

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Harvest in the Valley
August 31st, 2021

Harvest in the Valley

It’s time to grab those sweaters and plan a road trip to the Skagit Valley to celebrate Harvest Time!  The Skagit Valley has lots of different lodging options for you.  Book a room, make some dinner reservations, and check out these great Harvest outdoor options.

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Farm Hopping in the Skagit Valley is the Ultimate Summer Activity
July 26th, 2021

Farm Hopping in the Skagit Valley is the Ultimate Summer Activity

This region is teeming with farms and roadside farm stands, and there’s nothing more enjoyable than making a day out of visiting as many as we can and collecting all the fresh fruits, veggies, cheeses (and MORE) along the way!

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Whale Watching is in Full Swing
July 13th, 2021

Whale Watching is in Full Swing

Captain David, Naturalist Sam, and crewmembers Lauren and Michael were aboard our boat – the Island Explorer V.  The weather was gorgeous and sunny and we enjoyed a slight breeze as we left Cap Sante Marina headed toward the sea.

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4th of July Celebrations 2021
June 30th, 2021

4th of July Celebrations 2021

Visit Skagit Valley for the 4th of July weekend!  Not only do we have the most amazing beaches, forests and mountains, but we also know how to celebrate!  Enjoy the weekend and stay safe!

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Kiket Trail Hike on the Kukutali Preserve
May 13th, 2021

Kiket Trail Hike on the Kukutali Preserve

Owned and managed jointly by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Washington State Parks, Kukutali Preserve offers a lightly-touched island environment for hiking and exploration.

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North Cascades Institute Reopens for Spring and Summer Programs!
May 13th, 2021

North Cascades Institute Reopens for Spring and Summer Programs!

When the coronavirus pandemic hit a year ago, North Cascades Institute was forced to close the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake and cancel most of its educational programs for the year. This meant no Family Getaways, Base Camps, Skagit Tours, or Field Excursions in North Cascades National Park.

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Diablo Lake Boat Tours Start July 1st!
May 13th, 2021

Diablo Lake Boat Tours Start July 1st!

The adventure begins by boarding the Alice Ross IV this summer! Diablo Lake Boat Tours will be offered twice daily, Thursday through Monday, July 1 – September 6, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Tours are approximately 1.25 hours. Twice daily, weekends only, September 11 – September 26, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Tours are approximately 1.25 hours.

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Top 8 Things to Do in the North Cascades
May 12th, 2021

Top 8 Things to Do in the North Cascades

“Top 10 lists” make me a little crazy. What I really like to do is leave the trail behind at some point, find a secluded spot where I can set up a good “Leave No Trace” camp, and use this …

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Tulips, Artists, and Beer:  The Best of Skagit
March 10th, 2021

Tulips, Artists, and Beer: The Best of Skagit

Gain a behind-the-scenes look at the best Skagit Valley has to offer while exploring one of the most scenic bicycle routes in the Pacific Northwest with Experience International. Visit tulip fields at peak bloom, meet inspiring local artisans, and follow grains of barley from the fields all the way to your pint glass! Between adventures, enjoy gourmet local food and award-winning ales along the Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail. With so much to offer, this is a once-a-year tour you will not want to miss!

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Drive-In Music Live
March 2nd, 2021

Drive-In Music Live

The first-ever Drive-In Music Live Concert Series at the Skagit County Fairgrounds has been rescheduled for THREE weekends in June 2021 with SIX amazing bands. All shows start at 7 pm. Get tickets, grab your family, and invite your friends. …

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Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow 2021
February 26th, 2021

Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow 2021

Presented by the Port of Skagit, Skagit Farm to Pint FEST Roadshow features 13 Skagit Valley Breweries pairing a beer (featuring Skagit Valley grain), a bite showcasing Skagit Valley ingredients and home-grown musicians.

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How to Safely Watch Marine Mammals
February 16th, 2021

How to Safely Watch Marine Mammals

We know how exciting it is to see a marine mammal in the wild! But we also know that it’s very important to view these incredible animals safely and responsibly. Pacific Mammal Research (PacMam), based in Anacortes, offers this guidance …

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Sip Your Way Through the Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail
December 29th, 2020

Sip Your Way Through the Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail

Calling all beer lovers! The Skagit Farm to Pint Ale Trail is the best way to experience the beautiful Skagit Valley! It’s no secret that we love the Skagit Valley; Marcus and I have made the trip to this beautiful …

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