2013 Student Design Outreach Program
Exhibition runs April 1-30.
Skagit Valley high school artists learned how to design art for a client in this new program that provides funding to student artists and their schools for the top four designs created with this program. Funded by Walmart Foundation, you can see the student creations at the Museum of Northwest Art throughout the festival. A total of $2300 was awarded to students and schools through this program.
Sun/Mon Noon - 5 pm; Sues-Sat 10 am-5 pm | 121 S First St., La Conner WA 98257
| (360) 466-4446
Join us. Be a part of Skagit Valley Tulip Festival’s premier running event. This scenic 2 or 5 mile course is flat and fast on gravel packed trails. The run will be an experience the whole family will enjoy. Free to 14 and under (to encourage you) and free to 70 and older (you deserve it). All others, $12 or $22 with shirt. Info and registration on-line.
April 6, 9:30 am start | Skagit Regional Airport, Burlington WA 98233
| (360) 540-1611
Saturday April 13th Noon - 4:30 pm
. This event combines 30 regional vintners and 6 restaurants, resulting in great wine-tasting, wonderful appetizers and live music. Tickets from $40. For more info click here.
Noon to 4:30 pm | Port of Anacortes Transportation Shed Event Center - 1st & Commercial, Anacortes WA 98221
| (360) 293-7911
Beautiful farm with lovely garden store offering vast selections of ornamental and edible plants, flowers, and gardening supplies. Check out our themed display gardens and garden coaching/design services. Home of Skagit Art Association's Art in a Pickle Barn throughout April.
9 am-6 pm daily | 14904 SR 20, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 424-1580
You'll find tons of supplies here to feed your hobby appetite! Free admission, bring shopping bags and cash.
April 13; 9 am - Noon | 900 E. Fairhaven Ave, Burlington WA 98233
| (360) 755-9649
Located on historic Kristoferson Farm, our tour features six ziplines, two beautiful trails, a log bridge, and a dramatic 54-foot final rappel! Zip through the trees seeing the beauty of a Pacific Northwest forest from a whole new perspective.
Open Daily | 332 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island WA 98282
| 360-387-5807 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Skagit Valley’s Friendliest Winery! Featuring local Pinot Noir, Siegerrebe and other fine wines, situated on seven acres at the end of a county lane. Stop by for wine tasting, locally produced gourmet treats, or simply enjoy our lush gardens. Cheers!
Thurs-Mon 11 am-6 pm | 20376 E. Hickox Road, Mount Vernon WA 98274
“An enticing selection of common and uncommon plants. ” The largest selection of roses, perennials & trees in NW Washington. Browse our greenhouses, 1888 Schoolhouse, antiques & gift shop and greet resident animals. Christianson’s is a NW Flower & Garden Show People’s Choice Award Winner.
9 am-6 pm Daily | 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 466-3821
Join us for tour of Deception Pass April 1- October 31. Visit www.deceptionpasstours.com
for information on schedules. Pass tours start at $25 per person, with group and charter rates available. Whale Watching runs from March 31 - October 3, with rates starting at $79 with group rates available. Tours depart on Saturdays at 9:30 am.
Deception Pass tour last one hour, departing from Cornet Bay. Check website for tour times/availability | 5596 State Route 20, Anacortes WA 98221
April 19-21, Fri & Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm.
29th Annual Tulip Festival Street Fair, presented by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association. Featuring 100s of juried arts and crafts vendors from more that 8 states. Live entertainment at multiple locations, children's activities and a wonderful variety of food concessions to choose from. More info at www.mountvernondowntown.org
April 19-21, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm | First Street, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 336-3801 | email@example.com
Eaglemont is an 18-hole championship public golf course ranked top 10 in Washington State by Golf Digest. Its brand new club house offers a world-class venue and restaurant & bar with arguably the best view in the valley.
4800 Eaglemont Dr, Mount Vernon WA 98274
| (360) 424-0800
Exclusive Helicopter Field Tours by Sky Flyn’ Helicopter
Experience the beauty of the tulip fields from the air. No reservations needed. Call for dates and fares.
Fri-Su. in April; 10 am-Dusk | 1/4 mile E of Lefeber Turf, Hwy 536, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 377-4115
The very best of everything comes from the Skagit Valley – including our dairy products! From farmstead, artisan cheeses to fresh butter and creamtop milk in bottles. Take a taste home with you.
April Hours: Sat and Sun 10 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm TOURS: Tues & Thurs 2 pm, Sat 10 am | 15098 Field Road, Bow WA 98232
| (360) 766-MILK
19582 E Stackpole Rd, Mount Vernon WA 98274
| (360) 202-5023
Hotel Services Group and Peoples Bank Presents 2013 Gala Celebration
Our communities combine together each year to grow the garden plot of the festival. Each area of our valley offers a row, a crop of some sort to make our festival grow and thrive. Join us in celebrating "Our Community Garden" as we open our 30th Tulip Festival. The evening will feature live entertainment with scenes from The Secret Garden, exquisite raffle items, scrumptious dinner and a dessert auction with delightful creations by the chefs at Skagit Valley Casino Resort. From tulip growers and tulip lovers to local businesses and service groups, our community garden is vibrant and growing. Join us for a memorable evening. Advanced ticket purchase required.
March 28, 5:30-9 pm | Skagit Valley Casino Resort 5984 N Darrk Lane, Bow WA 98232
| (360) 428-5959
4th year bringing you fine art and wine tasting! 20 NW WA professional artists presenting juried 2D-3D fine art, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, originals, prints, photography, and cards all at affordable prices. Admission and parking Free! Handicap Accessible.
Mon - Thurs Noon - 5 pm; Fri - Sun 10 am - 6 pm | 16163 State Rte 536 , Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 428-6894
Kiwanis Salmon Barbeque
26th Annual! Alder grilled salmon with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages and ice cream. Served inside the historic Hillcrest Lodge at Hillcrest Park. Adult plate $12, child/senior plate $10 ( Visa/MC ok). For groups of 15 or more please call (360) 428-5959 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visit www.kiwanismv.net/
I-5 Exit 226, head east, turn R on 13th St., 4 blocks to Hillcrest Park.
April 6 - April 28, 11am-7pm | 1717 S 13th St, Hillcrest Lodge, Mount Vernon WA 98274
| (360) 428-5959
Enjoy “La Conner in Bloom,” a month-long special exhibit during the festival. Exhibits of local, national and international quilts and textiles ranging from historic to contemporary. Located in the historic 1891 Victorian Gaches Mansion. $7 admission, 7 days a week during April.
Open 10 am-5 pm in April | 703 S. 2nd Street, La Conner WA 98257
Gem of an historic theatre in downtown Mount Vernon presenting a wide range of concerts, HD broadcasts of the Met and National Theatre (London), films, and special events throughout the year. Something for everyone! Open House during street fair.
12-5 pm Mon. – Fri. & 2 hours before events | 712 S First St., Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 336-8955
Located in an old fire house, you’ll find a vast array of restored vintage lighting fixtures from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s here, with an ever changing inventory offering exceptional depth and quality, blending modern efficiency with timeless beauty.
10:30 am - 5:30 pm | 402 Morris St, La Conner WA 98257
| (360) 466-3495
META, formerly the Northwest Children's Theatre, is the exciting home of theatre arts for greater Skagit Valley youth, offering live theatre performances for children, teens, and young adults; a summer arts camp; and more. The spring production is “The Secret Garden.”
P. O. Box 2548 , Mount Vernon WA 98273
Visit our conveniently located tasting room on SR536 to sample some of our fine crafted Northwest ales. We have selections for wine lovers, too. Free Wi-Fi and we're open seven days a week Check us out on the web at www.northsoundbrewing.com.
Tues-Thurs 3 - 7:30 pm; Fri 1- 8:30 pm; Sat Noon - 8:30 pm; Sun Noon - 5:30pm | 17406 SR 536, Unit A, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 982-2057
Naturalist guided, family friendly, fast and comfortable, 56 ft. vessel Orcas Express visits 172 islands abounding with whales and wildlife. Ask about lighthouse tours. Reservations a must!
Departs from Anacortes & Orcas Island, WA
| (360) 376-6566
Padilla Bay, the only National Estuarine Research Reserve in Washington State. Public welcome! Breazeale Interpretive Center featuring new salt water aquaria, interactive exhibits, reference library, gift shop, trails, bird watching tips and a Heron-cam. Bike friendly. Free.
Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm | 10441 Bayview-Edison Road, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 428-1558
Wine maker Gene Pasek crafts unique and delicious wines from Washington grapes, plus tropical and NW fruits. Stop by our tasting room at Exit 221 at the Conway Skagit Barn and sample the Official Tulip Festival wines.
April 1-30, 11 am-5 pm daily | 18729 Fir Island Road, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (888) 350-9463
A collection of extraordinary fine crafts and art by many of our area's most accomplished artists. Pottery; painting; photographs; mixed media; fiber; glass; jewelry; herbal delights; baskets; hand-turned wood; felted hats and woven scarves. Visit us at www.pleasantridgegalleryatrexville.com
Daily Apr 5-21, 10 am-6 pm ('til 8 on April 5) | 19299 Rexville Grange Rd., Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 466-0469
After a day in the tulips come and enjoy this uplifting concert that features excellent choirs of all ages and the joyful sounds of the Bethalny Bells. Free admission and refreshments following the program.
Saturday April 20, 7:00 pm | 1318 S 18th St., Bethany Covenant Church, Mount Vernon WA 98274
| (360) 424-9399
15867 Beaver Marsh Rd , Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 424-8531
Delightful country scratch bakery and gift shop. Famous for 5-lb apple pies, cider donuts and rustic pastries made from apples grown in our orchard. Come for a fabulous homegrown lunch and best pies in the valley (featured in Sunset magazine). Groups reserve please.
April hours: Thurs-Sat 9 am-4 pm | 8933 Farm to Market Road, Bow WA 98232
| (360) 766-6360
Sauk Mountain Pottery
Wood-fired stoneware and porcelain with celebrated tulip designs again in the small barn behind the blue and white Colonial-style house on Best Rd. Park out front and follow the footpath to the pottery. Find us on Facebook.
Open April 1-30, 10am-5pm daily | 18772 Best Road, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 610-6354
100-year-old barn on a berry/ pumpkin farm, seasonal treasures at “garage sale” prices. Kids’ playground; fresh field tulips for sale, some from our own ¼ acre of unusual varieties. Latte stand, hard ice cream and great milkshakes!
Daily 9 am-5 pm | 15565 State Route 536, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 424-6982
Over 110 stores featuring Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Polo Ralph Lauren and more at savings of 25% to 65% every day
Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm | 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip WA 98271
| (360) 654-3000
Scenic helicopter tours depart from the Farmhouse Restaurant. in Mount Vernon on Saturday and Sunday, Moore Clark Deck in La Conner on Fridays. Tours are approximately 15 minutes and can be customized to fit your needs. Enjoy picturesque views of the tulips, Deception Pass and the amazing Skagit Valley!
Weekends in April | 13724 La Conner Whitney Rd. (during festival only), Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (206) 767-0515
Close to the tulips, Silver Reef Hotel, Casino, and Spa offers 101 Deluxe Guest Rooms and four Executive Suites in a AAA Three Diamond Rated hotel, seven restaurants, meeting space, full service spa, gaming, live entertainment, bars, and more!
4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale WA 98248
Three galleries of fascinating Skagit History. Featured Exhibit "Skagit Sets Sail: A Maritime History or Skagit County ."
Through April 28.
Open Mon – Sun 11 am-5 pm in April; May thru March 11 am - 5 pm Tues - Sun | 501 S. 4th Street, La Conner WA 98257
Come to The Skagit! We’ve got More Winners, More Rewards and More Fun…All The Time! Enjoy all your favorite slots and table games, two deluxe hotels, three restaurants, headline concerts, live entertainment and a generous Rewards Club Program! 5 min. north of Burlington, I-5 Exit 236.
5984 N. Darrk Lane , Bow WA 98232
Stock up for your adventure, featuring local organic produce, an award-winning Deli with hot entrees, espresso, salads, ice cream, juice, smoothies and plenty of picnic-ready ingredients. A sweet mercantile with lots of local crafts and gifts.
202 S First Street, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 336-9777
Retail Garden Center with beautiful displays, greenhouses filled with annuals, hanging baskets and garden accessories. Gift Boutique "The Root Cellar" is filled with unique gifts, jewelry, home decor, Vera Bradley and so much more. The Garden Cafe is open daily serving deli and speciality sandwiches, salads and delicious desserts.
Open daily 9-6 | 18923 Johnson Road, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 424-6760
A true farmer’s market in the heart of Skagit cropland. The GOOSE is committed to fresh, local and organic. Fresh fish and other seafood in live tank, flowers (including cut & potted tulips), immodest ice cream cones, local wines.
Open daily 8:30 am-6:30 pm | 15170 Fir Island Rd, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 445-6908
Experience a personal hands-on alpaca farm tour. These wonderful animals will capture your heart. "All Things Alpaca" -- Shop at The Bunkhouse Boutique for yarn, garments, gloves, finger puppets, and precious children's items. It's a one-of-a-kind store in the Skagit Valley.
Friday - Monday 11am-4pm; Tuesday - Thursday by appointment only. | 19115 Dike Road, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| 360-445-3520 | email@example.com
Located on the water's edge near Anacortes. Over 800 of the loosest slots, best table games including Blackjack, Pai Gow, Craps, Roulette, Spanish 21, Poker Room, Keno, Bingo, and a rewarding Player's Club. Dine in one of our wonderful restaurants featuring fresh and local ingredients.
12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes WA 98221
| (360) 293-2691
Taylor Shellfish Farms
On scenic Samish Bay. Variety of fresh and frozen shellfish available. Retail store open 7 days a week. We ship! Picnic and BBQ area
Closed Easter, April 24. April-Sept 9 am-6 pm, Oct–March 9am-5pm. | 2182 Chuckanut Dr, Bow WA 98232
| (360) 766-6002
Bag a bargain at your favorite Name Brand Outlet Stores including Coach, Nike, Lululemon, Tommy Hilfiger, Eddie Bauer, Nine West and more. Save 20%-60% everyday. I-5 Exit 229.
Mon-Sat 9:30 am-8:30 pm, Sun 10 am-7 pm | 448 Fashion Way, Burlington WA 98233
Tri Dee Arts is the Skagit Valley’s premier art supply and gift store, with the largest selection of art supplies
and more north of Seattle. Explore all their nooks and crannies to find unusual gifts and just plain fun stuff
M - Sat (:30 am - 6:30 pm; Sun Noon - 4 pm | 215 South First Street., Mount Vernon WA 98273
Fun is the name of the Game at Tulalip. Get the best odds, variety and selection of games and the most cash-back of any casino. Extra promotions with more ways to win!
10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip WA 98271
| (360) 716-6000
Join a local guide for a stress free cycling adventure! Tours follow the best routes with stops at fields, festival events & viewing gardens. Reservations required. $80 individuals/$70 for groups of 4 or more; includes private lunch at local farm, snacks & drinks. Family tours also available.
Fri-Sun 9:30am-2:30pm | 13391 Avon Allen Rd, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 424-7461
Join us for toe-tapping fun in La Conner’s Gilkey Square. Free entertainment under the tent on the big stage. Fundraiser for La Conner Boys and Girls Club who operates the Kid Zone.
April 9, 11 am–2 pm | Gilkey Square, Downtown La Conner WA 98257
| (360) 428-5959
15002 Bradshaw Rd , Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 424-8152
Free tastings! Stop by the Big Red Barn for award winning Wine and Hard Cider. Take a break and enjoy a glass on the deck or stroll through the art exhibit in the barn featuring 30 artists. Live music on weekends with food vendors.
10 am – 6 pm daily | 16163 State Route 536, Mount Vernon WA 98273
| (360) 428-6894
Also at 12559 116th Ave NE; Kirkland, WA 98034 (425)821-1444 Award winning tulip jewelry. Jewelry inspired by and made for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Pendants, earrings, pins and rings in different colors of gold plus sterling silver. Prices start at $29.95 and are available year round.
1126 S Burlington Blvd , Burlington WA 98233
| (360) 707-5444
Sit, sip, and enjoy Washington boutique wines on the beautiful La Conner waterfront in our cozy lounge or, weather permitting, enjoy the view from the deck - maybe add one of our tasty appetizers, sandwiches, salads or desserts.
Mon-Thur 2 pm -10 pm; Fri 2 pm - 11 pm; Sat 12 Noon -11 pm; Sun 12 Noon - 8 pm | 608 South First , La Conner WA 98257
| (360) 399-1037
You are invited to visit William Bounds Gallery during the Tulip Festival for the premier showing of “The Art of the Tulip”, a celebration of tulip images by local and regional artists. Other finely framed art will also be featured.
Monday – Saturday 9-5 | 160 Cascade Place, Suite 103, Burlington WA 98233
WSU Discovery Garden
Enjoy a stroll through the grounds of this wonderful garden showcasing plants that do well in the Pacific Northwest. Docents, who can answer your gardening questions, are available weekends during the festival.
Open Dawn-Dusk | 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon WA 98273