- THINGS TO DO
Delight in The Wonder of Another La Conner Autumn
Locals as well as newcomers to La Conner would likely agree that the September and October time of year is truly a unique and special season in Western Washington. While the entire state of Washington enjoys some of the best weather during the fall including amazing food and fun events, La Conner is especially intriguing and inviting. Best of all, celebrating autumn in La Conner is easy to do if you simply know where to look.
Get Ready to Garden
For example, partaking in gardening classes is a great way to embrace all that the fall has to offer in this unique region of western Washington. On September 9 and the 16th classes are offered through Christenson’s Nursery. Classes typically start in the morning and go until noon. Contact the Nursery for more information. In addition, let’s not forget about the Annual Textile Stash. This is a fun opportunity to purchase a variety of textiles. The event takes place from 5 PM to 7:30 PM at Vintage La Conner. Browse among wearable art, fabric, fibers, yarn and a variety of equipment and supplies commonly used in crafting textiles. Even patterns and books can be purchased at Vintage La Conner and the annual textile sale.
The end of September also means that the whole family can enjoy the popular Pumpkin Fest also put on by Christianson’s Nursery. This event takes place from 11 AM to 3 PM on September 30 and is a must attend for those with young children. With fall in the air, pumpkins abound and the fun never ends in friendly La Conner Washington. In October, there is the 20th anniversary festival of the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. This event takes place from October 6-8 and is open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM daily.
Truly a Great Part of Washington State
Equally impressive is the Festival of Family Farms occurring from October 7th to the 8th. More information on the Festival of Family Farms event can be found here: www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com. La Conner is really a special community in Washington State that is just over an hour north of Seattle and perhaps 45 minutes south of Bellingham Washington. Plan to visit if you are in the area.
Fundraisers, dinners, live music, breweries and art forums as well as festivals and virtually any other kind of interesting Pacific Northwest event can likely be found in this welcoming and inviting corner of the world. Mark your calendar for the September and October timeframe in La Conner Washington this year. It’s a fun time for everyone that you simply won’t want to miss as 2017 quickly comes to a close.
Come celebrate autumn with us in La Conner and discover why La Conner is voted year after year the “best weekend getaway Washington State“!
4 Labor Day (La Conner Visitor Center will be closed)
6 Old Fir Log Sign Dedication – First St, La Conner (just south of the Firetruck Museum), 4pm
8 Thom Shepherd Live! Proceeds will go to support Harvey victims – La Conner Sips, 6pm – 9pm
9 Gardening Class: Garden Zentangle – Christenson’s Nursery, 10am – Noon
16 Gardening Class: Instant Fall Containers – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon
16 Skagit Topic: The Cigarette Diaries – Skagit County Historical Museum, 2pm – 4pm
16 “When Artists Get Together They Talk About Real Estate” – Museum of Northwest Art, 3pm – 4:30pm
17 Tinker w. Thor” Build and Perform Your Own Puppet/Mask – Museum of Northwest Art, 1pm – 5pm
20 La Conner Schools Open House and Community Dinner / Dinner at Elementary Gym 4:30-5:30pm open house afterwards
23 Gardening Class: Photography Workshop – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon
23 Education Series: 1941 The Year That Changed America – La Conner Retirement Inn, 1pm – 2pm
25 Annual Textile Stash – Vintage La Conner, 5pm – 7:30pm
30 Pumpkin Fest – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – 3pm
6-8 20th Anniversary Festival – Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiver Arts Museum, Daily 10am – 5pm
7 Halloween Pet Photos – Fifi’s Bubble Palace
7 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Art Auction for the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum – Maple Hall, 6pm – 9pm
7-8 Festival of Family Farms – www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com for locations
12 Meet Astronaut Wendy Lawrence – Brodniak Hall, Anacortes, 7pm – 8:30pm
15 4th Annual Historic Cemetery Tour at Mount Vernon Cemetery – Skagit County Historical Museum, Noon – 5pm
21 Gardening Class: Dahlias – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon
21 Fall Color Walk w. John Christianson – Christianson’s Nursery, 1pm – 2pm
21 La Conner’s Brew on the Slough – Maple Hall, 5pm – 8pm / More info at www.lovelaconner.com
27 Opening Reception “In the Valley of Mystic Light” – Skagit County Historical Museum, 6pm – 8pm
28 Gardening Class: Pruning Japanese Gardens – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon
31 Happy Halloween / Children’s Halloween Costume Parade TBD
ONGOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:
ONGOING EXHIBITS & CLASSES:
Museum of Northwest Art
Clayton James: Art and Archives, July 1 – September 24
Kelly O’Dell: transient (h)ours, July 1 – September 24
Whiting Tennis: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, July 1 – September 24
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
Pieces of the Past: 20 Years of Collecting, June 30 – October 8
Felted Forms, August 2 – September 3
The State of WA(ter), August 2 – October 29
Skagit County Historical Museum
Washington Remembers World War II / The Skagit Homefront – Extended Through October 8th
It’s a Weighty Subject, August 31 – November 5
In the Valley of Mystic Light, October 28 – February 11, 2018