The La Conner Tulip Festival?
Is it called the La Conner Tulip Festival? Actually, Laconner is just part of a much larger event every April as the valley comes alive with color. All month they celebrate the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The festival officially started in 1984 by local officials who noted that increasing numbers of people were visiting the area each April to enjoy the bulbs.
The festival centers around two major growers, Roozengaarde and Tulip Town. They feature over 150 varieties of tulips and have acres and acres of fields ready to bloom. Visitors drive through the valley following the current "bloom" map, stopping often to snap pictures and admire the color. After touring the valley, stop at both growers and see their special display gardens. Stroll the display gardens at Roozengaarde. Find your favorite tulip variety and head to the Bulb Booth to place your order for delivery. At Tulip Town take a trolley ride for a better view of the gardens. Check out their indoor display with tulip art as well as massive hand-crafted bouquets.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has events happening daily through out April.
Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue: The local Kiwanis club has a Salmon Barbecue daily, offering alder plank grilled salmon with all the fixings.They have outdoor seating and a heated lodge. This is a don't miss meal!
Art Bash: Each year local Skagit Valley artists put on a show that includes fine art and photography.
Art at the Schoolhouse: The Stanwood Camano Arts Guild offers fine art, stained glass, metal sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and photography.
Art in the Pickle Barn: Pacific Northwest artists display a variety of work each year. Take the time to meet an artist. There is always one on site!
Beaks, Noses and Bills 4-H Club Petting Farm: Come pet goats, rabbits, ponies, chicks, ducks and more. Great for the whole family.
Anacortes Quilt Walk: Grab a map and take a self-guided tour of quilt art sponsored by the Fidalgo Island Quilters.
Tulip Run: This run is in it's 32nd year. Join other runners for this flat and fast 2 or 5 mile run. Fun for the whole family.
Things to do in Laconner
Northwest Museum of Art (MoNA): Displays artists and a variety of art forms from the Pacific Northwest.
Best photo op: Down Main Street looking toward the Rainbow Bridge. This bridge connects Fidalgo Island and La Conner.
Pelindaba Lavender (also located in Friday Harbor): Family owned business that offers a variety of lavender products.
Nell Thorn, Located on the channel this upscale eatery serves creative dishes with ingredients sourced locally.
The Calico Cupboard Located at the south end of town on Main Street this favorite spot serves breakfast and lunch.
From La Conner it is a short 20 minute drive to Anacortes, where the Washington State Ferry departs for the San Juan Islands.
Visit http://www.tulipfestival.org to learn more.
Washington Inns Nearby
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