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Tide Pool Treasures in Skagit Valley

Some of Anacortes’s most valuable treasures aren’t found on Commercial Avenue or in the Anacortes Museum. Rather, look to the island’s perimeter to discover natural wonders hiding under rocks, buried in sand, and clinging to kelp in fascinating yet fragile …

Rock Climbing in Anacortes

By Jan Hersey Punctuating the western horizon across the Skagit Flats, a rocky dome stands sentinel above Fidalgo Island. For locals, it’s a coming-home beacon; for travelers, a sign they’re nearing Anacortes; for others, the mountain itself is the destination. …

Climb Mt Baker or Mt Shuksan This August or September!

Think of climbing a mountain this summer?  Climb Mt Baker or Mt Shuksan with a convenient meet-up just over an hour away from Seattle or Vancouver BC in Skagit Valley!  Skagit Valley is the proud home of Northwest Mountain Shop …

North Cascades Night Sky Photo Tours and August Meteor Showers

Planning a road trip to Skagit Valley and the North Cascades National Park? How about a Night Sky Photo Tour?!

Anacortes Hiking – Find a Favorite Fidalgo Island Hike

Anacortes trails meander through 2,800 acres of forests, meadows, wetlands, lakes, and offer spectacular woodland and seascape views. With over 50 miles of multiple use trails it’s easy to choose a route to explore and find your favorite Fidalgo Island …

Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 2015

Dust off your lawn chairs and your picnic gear and come to Historic Downtown Mount Vernon for some memorable summer evenings!  Imagine an informal crowd relaxing along the riverfront, listening and dancing to live music set against the backdrop of …

Skagit Valley Highland Games 2015

Get ready for the 21st annual Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival, July 11-12, 2015, at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, WA. Held the second full weekend each July, this Festival attracts over 10,000 people each year. Think of …

Old Fashion 4th of July in La Conner – 2015

Fireworks will light up the sky and music will fill the air as the Town of La Conner and the Port of Skagit combine forces to celebrate the Fourth of July 2015 the old-fashioned way. Highlights of the day will …

Berry Dairy Days 2015 June 18-21 – Shortcake Everyday!

On the third weekend in June, Burlington will explode into a delicious and exciting place to be celebrating Berry Dairy Days 2015! Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parade, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic …

Skagit Valley Art Escape – June 2015

Spend the weekend experiencing free art activities in Anacortes, Edison, La Conner, and Mount Vernon including gallery art walks, music performances, and artist demonstrations from painting to glass blowing to stitching. Enjoy great food, shopping, and stays. Download the Skagit Valley …

Anacortes Waterfront Festival 2015

The Anacortes Waterfront Festival 2015 is an event filled weekend with something for everyone. Join us on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th, 2015!

Waterside La Conner on the New Boardwalk!

For nearly 30 years, La Conner residents and guests alike have dreamed of a way to enjoy more of the waterside ambiance of our Swinomish Channel leading to the Salish Sea. To not only sit along the channel at specific …

Historic Barn Tour Photo Contest 2015

This weekend is the last weekend to catch the display gardens at Tulip Town.  But as the tulips are being topped in the fields there is always time to catch great photos of Skagit Valley’s historic barns!  Join us this …

TrawlerFest Anacortes 2015

Trawler Fest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts. Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, TrawlerFests feature an impressive in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, first-class education and demonstrations, the latest in marine …

Tulip Festival Street Fair 2015 – April 17-19

Plan your visit for the 31st Annual Tulip Festival Street Fair 2015 and don’t miss out on the last weekend of the tulip display gardens at Tulip Town! Stroll among hundreds of new and returning Arts & Crafts Vendors for …