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Free Shakespeare in the Park Show “Once Upon a Shakespearean Tale”

Shakespeare Northwest presents Shakespeare in the Park, its annual free summer touring production of “Once Upon a Shakespearean Tale,” an original work in which we ponder: What if William Shakespeare had written children’s stories? Three fairy tales from around the …

80th Annual Berry Dairy Days June 16-18, 2017

Free family fun all weekend long in historic downtown Burlington, WA! Berry Dairy Days is one of the oldest festival in Skagit County celebrating Burlington’s history and impressive agricultural and farming communities. 2017 marks the 80th Annual Berry Dairy Days …

What to Expect When Moving to Skagit Valley

By Erin Holdgate You’ve heard it dozens of times: Real estate is all about location, location, location. Whether you consult online forums or chat with potential new neighbors, research is a must when choosing your new home. The last thing …

From Mountains to Coast: A Spring Road Trip Through Skagit Valley

By Scott Kranz Something extraordinary happens when you join family or friends, jump in a vehicle, and hit the highway, looking for adventure along the open road.  Together you move at a new pace, talk freely and listen closely, and …

Cider Workshops at WSU Mount Vernon

Hard cider popularity has increased dramatically over the past decade, and now is the time to start your own cider and perry operation! Starting April 24th, the WSU Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon will be offering …

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Tours and La Conner Daffodil Festival Tours 2017

SKAGIT VALLEY TULIPS & DAFFODILS TOUR People from around the globe visit us to experience the Tulip & Daffodil Extravaganza during March and April! Eighteen fields and two gardens come to life painting our valley in the most colorful displays you’ve ever seen! …

Skagit Eagle Festival 2017

The Skagit Eagle Festival 2017 is a month-long celebration during eagle-watching season in Skagit County.  Activities take place in Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount every full weekend in January.  Birding Skagit opportunities also available all over Skagit Valley. The Skagit Eagle …

Skagit Valley Snow Geese Eco Tour

Join Skagit Guided Adventures Skagit Valley Snow Geese Eco Tour to experience the unforgettable sights, sounds & behaviors of these very gregarious birds!  They will “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! Thousands of Snow Geese have arrived, once again, from the Russian Arctic tundra!  With their …

Tour Skagit Valley Farms & Tiny Towns

Skagit Valley Guided Farms Tour & Tiny Towns takes you meandering thru Skagit Valley’s farmlands, stopping at different farms, a short drive on the world-famous, very scenic Chuckanut Drive, and a visit to our two historical, waterside, quaint “Tiny Towns” of …

Washington State Fall Getaway 2016 – Celebrate Fall in La Conner and the Skagit Valley!

Kick off your Washington State Fall Getaway 2016 with a road trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll our tiny town on the boardwalk and enjoy our museums, art …

Experience the Magic Skagit During Fall and Winter!

Skagit Guided Adventures offers Birdwatching Tours & Day Hikes. BIRDWATCHING IN SKAGIT IS AT ITS BEST FALL THROUGH SPRING!  In Fall, our coastal waters begin receiving overwintering sea birds; our beaches, bays, estuaries and streams, the shorebirds and waterfowl. The …

La Conner Classic 2016 – Car & Boat Show

Bring your entire family to La Conner on Saturday, August 6th for the 16th annual La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show – it’s fun for the whole family and one of the Northwest’s best summertime classic car shows near Seattle and Vancouver BC. …

Anacortes Arts Festival – August 5-7 2016

THE BIRTH OF THE FESTIVAL NOW THE ANACORTES ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 The Anacortes Arts and Crafts Festival, now the Anacortes Arts Festival, got its start in 1962 as the brain-child of Dr. Jack Papritz and a group of dedicated community …

North Cascades Institute hosts free 30th Anniversary Picnic on Diablo Lake, July 17

What national park holds more glaciers than any other landscape in the lower 48, is the second most biodiverse national park in the country, is home to rare wolves, grizzlies and wolverines, and boasts one of the densest ancient forests …

Picture Summer 2016 in La Conner and the Magic Skagit!

We love the long days of summer in La Conner! With more beautiful “magic Skagit” daylight hours, there’s more time to play – and in a valley like ours there are so many opportunities for your summer getaway 2016 from …