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Set Sail For The Upcoming 2017 Annual Lighted Boat Parade

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Each year a wonderful nautical holiday event takes place in the friendly and welcoming community of La Conner Washington. This event is known as the Lighted Boat Parade and it happens this year (2017) on December 9th from 6 to 7 PM.

A Magical Night in La Conner – “Jingle Belles” A Ladies Night Of Shopping

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Just imagine strolling along the La Conner boardwalk with elegantly illuminated holiday lights twinkling and sparkling in a most nautical atmosphere. Boats and trees throughout much of La Conner will be brightly lit for the holiday season during this fun shopping adventure.

It’s Time To Get Excited About The Annual La Conner Turkey Trot

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The 11th annual La Conner Turkey Trot is a popular hometown run that will occur on this upcoming 2017 Thanksgiving morning in the remarkably beautiful waterfront town of La Conner.
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Get Ready For Great Tasting Brew – Get Ready For Brew On The Slough

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 21st because that’s when all the fun begins. The festivities start at 5pm and go until 8pm. Tickets on sale now!

An Amazingly Creative Experience – Art’s Alive 2017

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For a truly unique experience and an exploration into a wide variety of creativity consider attending Art’s Alive in La Conner Washington this November 3rd 4th and 5th

The Festival of Family Farms October 7th & 8th

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The fall season is really a special time of the year in the Pacific Northwest especially with one particularly unique event which highlights the beautiful farmlands surrounding La Conner and all around Skagit County.
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Attend The 20th Anniversary Celebration Of The Quilt Museum Oct 6th & 7th

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The Pacific Northwest has so much to offer in terms of art and culture. This is especially true when it comes to the PNW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner Washington!

17th Annual La Conner Classic Saturday August 5th, 2017

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The La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show presents an opportunity to share our American heritage with you and your family on the first Saturday of August.

Listen to, Play, and Shop for the World's Finest Handmade Instruments at the La Conner Guitar Festival May 12-14

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Nestled on the bank of the Swinomish Channel at the edge of the idyllic farm lands of the Skagit Valley in the great state of Washington, the town of La Conner has been host to some of the world's famous artists, poets, and authors. With such a history steeped in the arts, we couldn't think of a better place to showcase the Art of Lutherie with some of the finest luthiers in the world.
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2017

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The Display Gardens will be open until May 7th!!! Welcome to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2017! While last winter the tulips graced us early with their blooms, this colder winter means tulip blooms will be in peak bloom more toward the middle of April. The good news is the La Conner Daffodil Festival photo contest will be extended to April 14th and you may be viewing daffodil blooms instead of tulip blooms if you come early!
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Spring Getaway 2017 - Imagine Spring in La Conner!

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When you visit La Conner in the spring, there is a variety of things to do for all ages; of course the blooms (both daffodil and tulip). The fun continues...kayaking, bike riding, visiting museums or strolling along the boardwalk. Good times - guaranteed! #LoveLaConner

Hikes, Dining and Must- Do Things for La Conner Daffodil Festival

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by Angela Strand of NW Healthy Mama Daffodils seem to smile,…
2017 Smelt Run La Conner

Smelt Run is Back!

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Welcome to the historic waterfront village of La Conner, Washington. We encourage you to see what makes this area unique. We are known for our friendly people, diverse communities, cultural attractions including three museums & outdoor sculpture exhibits, locally owned boutiques & galleries, and an environment of mountains, farms, rivers, islands and the Salish Sea. Adventures from the relaxing to the exhilarating are yours, all in a setting of stunning natural beauty. Come visit and stroll the village! Let us show you why we truly are the heart of the Magic Skagit Valley and the finest waterfront village in Washington State. Run the Race and Stay the Weekend!

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2017

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UPDATE: PHOTO CONTEST EXTENDED TO APRIL 17th! You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right? While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop. It’s just so beautiful in March with the Daffodils blooming and there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during March. If you can’t make it to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, skip the crowds and join us in March this year for the La Conner Daffodil Festival 2017!

Art's Alive! 2016 - 32nd Annual Art Festival in La Conner

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Art's Alive weekend (November 4-6) is the perfect time to getaway to La Conner! Get a jump on your holiday shopping with an original gift of art for your loved ones. Book a room now, and make it a great weekend filled with art, music and nature!

John Wayne's First Yacht Now in La Conner - Norwester Museum Tour

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John Wayne returns to the Pacific Northwest! The Norwester, John Wayne’s first yacht, is a piece of our own history officially anchored as of July 9, 2016 in beautiful La Conner, Washington. The 76-foot yacht has been renovated and restored as a museum, showcasing items owned by “the Duke” as well an assortment of antiques and actual props used in his movies. Visit the Norwester and experience a “live” time capsule of Washington’s shared history with the legendary actor and producer John Wayne. “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”

Spend 4th of July 2016 in La Conner Washington!

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Bring your family to the magic Skagit Valley and spend the weekend in historic La Conner enjoying an old fashioned 4th of July. Drive in for the day or stay the weekend at one of La Conner's charming lodging options. Cruise in with your boat and moor at the Port of Skagit premiere destination marina. Parade, Fireworks, Beer Garden and FREE outdoor concert with nationally renowned electric 6 string violinist Geoffrey Castle, his all-star band, and opening the show La Conner’s own Terry Nelson and Friends!

La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show - August 6, 2016

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Make La Conner your summertime destination on Saturday, August 6th for the 16th annual La Conner Classic 2016 Boat and Car Show. Join us at the La Conner Marina and view classic cars and motorcycles, plus classic yachts, working boats and collector boats Pancake Breakfast, food vendors, raffle prizes and more - fun for the entire family! We are still seeking participants - click the link to find registration forms.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

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La Conner is ready for your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016 visit! Not only because all sorts of tulip festival events, art exhibits and happenings are going on, but also because in March we celebrate the La Conner Daffodil Festival. Because of our warmer than normal winter, the Daffodils started blooming early, and we are expecting the tulips to be at their peak during the Daffodil Festival and into the first two weeks of April!

Tulip Festival Parade 2016

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Fun & Wacky Side Will you…
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Tulip Festival 2016 Activities For Kids

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Should I bring my kids to the Tulip Festival? Would they be bored? What could we do as a family? Those are great questions, and I think I can help! With a little planning, your stay will be enjoyable for all members of your family. The tulip fields are an amazing place for kids to explore, and there are many Tulip Festival 2016 activities for kids.

This Saturday! The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride – La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016

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Where the daffodils are Dandy and the Dress is Tweed The La…

Plan Your Spring Getaway 2016 to La Conner!

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Are you planning a spring getaway and looking for things to do? The Skagit Valley has experienced a very mild winter and the daffodils are blooming! March and April are full of fun events and activities capped of with the La Conner Daffodil Festival and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Imagine all the possibilities!

La Conner Daffodil Festival Photography Tours 2016

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By guest blogger Andy Porter Each spring the flats of Skagit…

51st Smelt Derby Family Festival

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Come join us in celebrating the La Conner Rotary Club’s…

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016

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You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right? While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop. It’s just so beautiful in March with the Daffodils blooming and there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during March. If you can’t make it to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, skip the crowds and join us in March this year for the La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016!

Art's Alive! 2015 - 31st Annual Art Festival!

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Art's Alive! 2015, hosted by the La Conner Arts Commission, regional…

La Conner Beer Festival - Brew on the Slough 2015

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La Conner is the kind of town where you can walk from the old-time tavern to the cool restaurant featuring live music to top reviewed foodie spots and then to our very own brewery all in two blocks. You can choose to walk the sidewalk or the boardwalk with Salish Sea waters softly rolling over the shoreline rocks below. What better place for a beer festival! La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough 2015 is happening on Saturday, October 17th!

Old Fashion 4th of July in La Conner – 2015

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Fireworks will light up the sky and music will fill the air as…

Daffodil Festival 2015 Photo Contest Winners Selected!

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The La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 Photo Contest Winner is........ Pamela…

La Conner Classic 2015 - Boat and Car Show, This Saturday!

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Bring your entire family to La Conner on August 1st for our La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show – it’s fun for the whole family and one of the Northwest’s best summertime classic car shows near Seattle and Vancouver BC. Plan your trip to the La Conner Classic 2015!
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Tulip Festival 2015 Activities For Kids

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Guest Post By Stephanie Lynn of Skagit Kid Insider Should…

March 2015 Events - Happenings- La Conner Daffodil Festival!

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Are you planning a short getaway and looking for things to do? The valley has experienced a very mild winter and the daffodils are in full bloom! La Conner's inaugural Daffodil Festival is full of activities and a photography contest...When you visit La Conner in March, there are LOTS of things to do! Imagine Spring in La Conner event cards are available at a variety of La Conner merchants as well as the Visitor Center - located at 511 Morris St.

Kiwaffodil Celebration - La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015

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The Kiwaffodil Celebration Hosted By The La Conner Kiwanis-…

The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride - La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015

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The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride – March 28th Join us in La Conner…

50th Annual Smelt Derby Festival - Feb 28th, 2015

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Come join us in celebrating the La Conner Rotary Club’s 50th…

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 - Plan Your Trip!

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You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right? While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop. This year we are changing the March La Conner’s Unofficial Daffodil Festival … to the La Conner Daffodil Festival. Why not make it official? It’s just so beautiful in March with the Daffodils blooming and there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during the month of March. Join us this year!
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Celebrate Native American Artists - The Gathering

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The Gathering is the 16th Annual Celebration of Native American Artist. Don't miss The Gathering on January 17th, 11-8pm at the Skagit County Historical Museum. Don’t miss the special evening reception which will be held from 5:30pm-8pm celebrating the book “Indians of Skagit County” originally published in 1972, this book was written by Chief Martin Samson.
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La Conner Turkey Trot 2014 - Come Earn Your Dinner!

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A favorite event among locals – and Thanksgiving holiday visitors alike – is our annual La Conner Turkey Trot. What could be better than going for a run and/or walk first thing on Thanksgiving morning … so that you can justify indulging a little bit more over all the wonderful foods served for Thanksgiving dinner. We think this event is a brilliant idea – and so do our racers!

Louisa & Conner's Holiday Passport Contest 2014!

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Louisa and Conner are La Conner's Holiday helpers! These two love to play hide and seek, and La Conner is their playground. Help me find them and you could win! The Holiday Passport Contest 2014 begins on November 25th and runs for 4 weeks. Celebrate the Holidays in La Conner!
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Season of Giving 2014

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This year will be the sixth year for La Conner’s Season of…
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Art's Alive 2014

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Every year, La Conner is host to one of the Northwest’s premier arts events – Art's Alive 2014; a show of works by truly talented artists from around the Skagit Valley, and a weekend-long exhibition event for art lovers and collectors happening October 31, November 1 and 2.

Get Into the Halloween "Spirit" in La Conner!

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October is abundant with activities that are “ghoulishly” fun! Don’t be scared, your visit to La Conner will be a real treat. Events such as; Historic Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Tour, Heron Inn Murder Mystery Weekend, Boneshaker Bicycle Festival & Metric Century, Scream & Scamper 5K and Halloween Costume Parade & Merchant Trick or Treat...
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La Conner Wine & Art Walk - This Saturday Sept. 6th!

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely already know that Washington…

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show 2014

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Bring your entire family to La Conner on August 9th for our La…

Skagit River Poetry Festival 2014

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Kick-off night brings two of the Northwest’s most original thinkers, humorists, and writing dare-devils together on stage for the first time: Sherman Alexie, Native American poet, novelist, screenwriter, and stand-up comic; and novelist, poet, critic, and essayist Tom Robbins, described by one critic as one of the world’s most “dangerous writers.”

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Parade 2014

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Fun & Wacky Side Will you be…

La Conner Wine Walk May 2014 - Uncork With Us!

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely already know that Washington State produces some of the finest wines in the world. And as luck would have it, not only can you taste many of them at our local wine shops, but you can take a walking tasting tour through La Conner during the La Conner Wine Walk.

Fall Family Getaway - Festival of Family Farms 2013

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With the weather changing from summer to fall, La Conner comes…

Classic Boat and Car Show - Great Day Trip from Seattle!

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Bring your entire family to La Conner on August 10th for our…

Boat Shows Near Seattle in Your Future? La Conner's 2013 Classic Boat Show is August 10th

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Boaters and boat lovers throughout the Northwest are familiar…

Family Vacation Fun - July 4th in La Conner!

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Looking for a Family Vacation? La Conner breaks out the red,…

Ahoy, Mates … It’s Boating Season in La Conner!

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Those of us who live in the Northwest know that marinas in the…

La Conner’s Unofficial Daffodil Festival 2014

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***2015 UPDATE:  It's now official for 2015!  Check out…

March 2013 Girls Getaway Washington State!

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La Conner – the Perfect Place for a Girls Getaway in Washington…

Tired of the Rain? La Conner’s Rainy Day Art Weekend is Sure to Cheer You Up!

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Instead of growling over our Northwest rain, the folks in La…

Visit La Conner for the Skagit Eagle Festival

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Looking for a Northwest getaway weekend in January that offers…

Arts Alive! Celebrate Northwest Art and Artists November 2, 3 & 4, 2012

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Join us for a celebration of the creative expression and the imaginative spirit! "Artists among us" demonstrate works of art sure to engage the emotional as well as intellectual. Wonderful exhibitions, receptions, art walks and a spotlight concert to top off opening night.

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show

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12th Annual La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show August 11th,…

Lazy Days of Summer Art Festival July 27 & 28, 2012

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Summer is sunshine, ice cream cones, kicking back and finding…

La Conner Festivals of Music and Art - July 29, 2012

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Special Guest: Duffy Bishop! The La Conner Festivals of Music…

La Conner Festivals of Music and Art - June 1, 2012

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On Friday, June 1 from 6pm-11pm, the second in the series of…

Historic 1890’s Lounge to Reopen in La Conner

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There’s a lot of history wrapped up in the iconic waterfront…

It's Tulip Festival Time!

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit…

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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I love this town. I love everything about it. The past month…

Holy Halloween, Batman!

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This year's (2012) Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat fun in…

Hats, Boots and Hoopla

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Clearly I am behind the times here in La Conner. My head is in…