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April Art Events in Anacortes 2016

What started as a way to bring visitors to Anacortes during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has turned into an exciting 10 day series of events for the Anacortes Arts Festival. This year they are celebrating their 3rd annual Art …

Spring Getaway 2016 to La Conner

Imagine Spring in La Conner – Plan Your Spring Getaway 2016 to La Conner Are you planning a spring getaway and looking for things to do? The Skagit Valley has experienced a very mild winter and the daffodils are blooming! …

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016

You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right? While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop. It’s just so beautiful …

Scenes of Skagit Valley 2016 by Nancy Crowell

The first time I saw the Skagit Valley I was smitten. It was a dreary November day and I had never before been to the Pacific Northwest. I imagined dense evergreens and mountains. When I saw the neatly groomed fields, …

Skagit Eagle Festival 2016

The Skagit Eagle Festival 2016 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. The Skagit Eagle Festival 2016 features a variety of free tours, walks, …

Holiday Roadtrip 2015 – The Snowgeese and Holidays are Here!

We, and the Snowgeese, welcome you to La Conner during this holiday season!  Stroll the new boardwalk, take in the museums and galleries, enjoy fine dining and kick your holiday shopping into gear.  We have a great line up of …

At-a-Glance Skagit Holiday Events 2015

Skagit Regional Health – Holiday Craft Fair November 12–13, 7am – 4pm each day Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon   The Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show November 12–15, Thursday – Saturday 9am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm Anacortes Train Depot …

Skagit Wine & Beer Festival 2015 – Mount Vernon

The Skagit Wine & Beer Festival 2015 brings over 30 wineries, breweries and distilleries for a night of sampling, tasting and food pairings. Festival attendees will be delighted with wine, beer and spirits from regions throughout Washington, including Skagit County. …

Art’s Alive 2015 – La Conner WA

When you talk to Maggie Wilder, artist and co-owner of Gallery Cygnus, about why art flourishes in a place like La Conner, she first says simply “It’s the light.” But then she goes on to elaborate: “It’s geographically complex. The …

Celebrate Autumn in La Conner and the Skagit Valley

Kick off your Washington State Fall Getaway 2015 with a road trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll the village on our new boardwalk and enjoy our museums, art …

Harvest Festival 2015 – and Pumpkin Pitch!

Picture this…. medieval type machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting contest and lots of kids activities, all for FREE!  The Burlington Harvest Festival 2015 is presented by the City of Burlington and the Burlington Chamber …

Not Vanishing: Contemporary Native American Art, 1977-2015 Opening This Weekend!

The Museum of Northwest Art is pleased to present Not Vanishing: Contemporary Native American Art, 1977-2015, which opens October 10, 2015. The exhibit will fill the entire museum, and contains the artworks of more than forty artists. Curated by both …

Festival of Family Farms 2015 – 17th Annual!

The family farms of Skagit Valley welcome and open their barns and lifestyles to you and your family for this one-of-a-kind event – Festival of Family Farms 2015! On this weekend, you can have a hands-on-experience learning what it takes …

La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough

La Conner is the kind of town where you can walk from the old-time tavern to the cool restaurant featuring live music, to top reviewed foodie spots and then to our very own brewery all in two blocks.  You can …

Anacortes Beer Festival 2015 – Bier on the Pier

The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of the Anacortes Beer Festival 2015 –  Bier on the Pier! A two-day extravaganza of bier, food and music! Bring your thirst for beer,  and leave room to enjoy the smorgasbord …