Every year for 34 years, the “Skagit Valley Tulip Festival” has been held from April 1st to 30th. In the program, huge fields of colorful tulips and festivities.
The show is superb! The blooming of tulips depends of course on weather conditions, it is important to choose the right date, by inquiring the organization or by consulting the very precise map of the blooming fields.
Many events are organized during the month of April: exhibitions, concerts, Downtown Mount Vernon Street Fair, Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue. Running, cycling and a basketball tournament are also planned as part of the festival.
Two other cities in Skagit County are worth visiting:
Ideal destination for a weekend in April. You are close to the San Juan Islands, at the gateway to the Tulip Festival of Skagit Valley, and you will be left speechless in front of Mount Baker covered with snow in the backdrop of daffodil fields.
If you want to avoid the crowds of Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, this year, join La Conner for the Daffodil Festival!
It is a charming little town located along the Swinomish Channel whose downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
You will be able to visit the mansion of a rich 19th century merchant now transformed into a museum: The Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum.
Go through the downtown center by strolling along local shops and art galleries, and then retracing your steps but this time walking along the waterside on the wooden boardwalk.
The channel is a curiosity. It is widely used by fishing vessels, tugboats, pleasure craft and low draft cargo vessels. It must be dredged regularly to maintain navigable depths. 11 miles of salt water connect Skagit Bay to the south and Padilla Bay to the north, the smallest of the three entrances to Puget Sound, the other two being Deception Pass and Inlet Admiralty.
Charming little town with its small art shops and galleries, the restaurants are welcoming and excellent. A must-stop at Eat Bread Bakery.
Several farms around Edison sell local products, do not hesitate to stop by.
We recommend that you plan ahead and make reservations at hotels and restaurants at festivals, but the Skagit Valley can be done as a day trip and is a pleasure all year round.