We goofed! We have too many 2017 shirts and we need to clear them out. You benefit! Check out our store; limited to stock on hand.
From hundreds of photos, the judges (and the people) have spoken. Visit our gallery of 2017 Columbia Bank Photo Contest winners!
Although RoozenGaarde does have a few late-blooming varieties in their display garden, the beautiful fields of tulips are gone. Tulip Town is closed for the season
Plan ahead -- get your maps, get directions and be aware that you will likely be in traffic for an hour or so before you get to the tulip gardens. Please use the facilities at the info centers and the festival office provided for you.
The daffodils in Skagit Valley are now in full bloom. The bright yellow is popping against the gray skies and rain. Tulips will be beginning to bloom in the first part of April.
Official kick off of the festival, from 5:30-8:30 pm., presented by Judd & Black Appliance and Peoples Bank featuring witty conversation, delicious dining, acoustic music, dessert auction and raffle. Cost: $65 each.
Savanah Garcia and Ethan Petrick were named ambassadors from a field of 50+ Skagit County 4th and 5th graders.
One boy and one girl from 4th and 5th grade contestants will be chosen to represent the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival as ambassadors for 2017. Community support makes the event a special night for all involved.
Our Facebook page is updated several times each week, with news of sponsors, events and lots of memories. Stop by and like us!
With 200,000 copies of our 2017 official brochure hitting the streets in mid-January, we are busy putting together the final touches for all Tulip Fans. We have prepared a full slate for you, including dynamite designs for our merchandise.
Our 2016 Festival poster was named the top Commemorative Poster in the Haas and Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards ceremony at the annual International Festivals and Events Association convention in Tucson, AZ. Our artbook received a Silver Award as well.
The official wines, poster, shirts, cider, coffee and chocolate sporting the 2016 poster image were a hit with visitors -- the wines sold out (more red was bottled) as did the chocolate bars and magnet pads.
Anacortes, Mount Vernon, and Sedro Woolley each have Farmer's Markets open for the coming months. Come enjoy FRESH proudce and fun crafts.
The festival was very excited to have our congressional representative come and visit the festival.
National Geographic is featuring the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival as perfect for families to visit in the spring.
93-year-old Betty Coe, a resident at Bay Vista Commons in Bremerton, WA shared this poem she wrote. Enjoy!
When it’s time to escape the everyday grind for a spell, start by seeking out these family-friendly attractions taken straight from the pages of fairy tales. Ours is April 1-30!
Our own Marinus Rouw is the Zambelli Fireworks International Festival & Events Association Volunteer of the Year, recognized recently at the annual conference in Tucson!
The Skagit County Historical Museum has created a heritage barn tour including 55 historic registered barns. The self-guided tour includes info about the structures and in many cases, the family history of Skagit County pioneers.
On July 29 a contingent of the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education association visited Tom and Jeannette DeGoede at Tulip Town. Here they are with Teryl Roper, from WSARE.