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September 1st, 2015

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 …

September 1st, 2015

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 …

August 16th, 2015

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 …

August 12th, 2015

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 …

August 7th, 2015

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. …

August 4th, 2015

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 …

July 29th, 2015

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?!

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July 22nd, 2015

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 …

July 7th, 2015

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 …

July 7th, 2015

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 …

June 10th, 2015

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 …

June 10th, 2015

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 …

June 2nd, 2015

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 …

May 21st, 2015

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!

May 14th, 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 …