Plan Your Fall Getaway 2017 to La Conner

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“!

 SEPT

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

OCT

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:

  • La Conner Live; Live Music in Gilkey Square every Sunday from 1pm – 4pm (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)
  • La Conner Art Walk – First Saturday June 3 – October 7, 4pm to 7pm
  • Sip n’ Paint at La Conner Sips – Call 360.610.9773 for Reservations
  • Kiwanis Fundraising Dinners – La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib, 1st Wednesday of each month
  • A variety of classes at Crescent Moon Yoga – Call 360.298.0293
  • Forum Arts – Work by NW Painter Max Benjamin, September 1 – October 1

 

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

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