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The Joys and Perils of Bird Photography

What do you need for bird photography? Primarily, patience. While birds won’t complain that their portrait makes them look fat, they also won’t hang around and wait for you to get the lighting just right.

Experience a "Heart Warming Winter" in La Conner

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The holiday season is over but don't pout - this is "your" time! Relax and enjoy... Perhaps a renewing day-trip or overnight excursion to La Conner is just the ticket for a winter getaway in 2017. We have lots of fun things to do and see – whether you’re in need of a cozy fireplace and a warm drink, a little shopping for YOU this time, or a walk along our boardwalk in the fresh/crisp air, we’re just the place. Check out the upcoming events and activities in La Conner!
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 - Your Perfect Home Base for Birdwatching in Skagit Valley!

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La Conner Birdwatching - The perfect home base for bird-watching in the Skagit Valley. You have over 16,700 acres of Skagit Wildlife Area to bird-watch! Swans by the hundreds and snow geese by the tens of thousands, from their mating grounds in Alaska and Siberia, have arrived to spend the winter in wetlands and farm fields around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.
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Plan Your Holiday Getaway 2016 to La Conner!

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You will love the holidays in La Conner! La Conner is a perfect Washington state weekend getaway for the holidays whether you are looking for romantic getaways in Washington State or an award winning tiny town getaway! La Conner takes you back to a time without stop lights and traffic, without crowds and busy parking lots. The iconic orange “Rainbow Bridge” will be lit up this year along with the rest of our tiny town!

51st Smelt Derby Family Festival

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

Winter Getaway 2016 - Heart Warming Winter in La Conner

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The holidays are over and it’s time to sit back and relax a little bit. Plan your La Conner Winter Getaway 2016 with our January Events and Happenings. After all, you’ve probably been rushing around since before Thanksgiving!

Season of Giving 2015 Shopping Event with a Heart!

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This year will be the seventh year for La Conner’s Season of…
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Lighted Boat Parade - La Conner 2015

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"Christmas in the Islands" WHERE: La Conner, Washington, for…

Jingle "Belles" Ladies Night - December 10th

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Plan a shopping getaway to La Conner on December 10th from 5-7pm. Picture yourself strolling down the boardwalk along the Salish Sea with Holiday lights sparkling on trees and boats!

2015 Best Tiny Town Washington State - La Conner!

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La Conner is voted again the Best Tiny Town Washington State…

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 Camping In Style!

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Monica Bennett knows all about La Conner camping in style after…
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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.

Birdwatching Getaway 2015 - Snow Goose Reserve

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Snowgeese create magnificent sculptures in the sky, while the trumpeter swans graze throughout the Skagit farmland and the bald eagles are perched high above keeping an eye on everything. Visit La Conner and witness the beauty but don't forget your camera, binoculars and a warm coat.

January 2015 Events & Happenings

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The holidays are over and it's time to sit back and relax a little bit. Plan your La Conner Getaway with our January 2015 Events and Happenings. After all, you've probably been rushing around since before Thanksgiving!

Holiday "After Hours" Shopping in La Conner

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Join us Thursday December 11th until 8pm for "After Hours" Holiday Shopping. Stroll along the quaint streets of La Conner and enjoy a "stress free" shopping environment. The Visitor Information Center will also be open; stop by for refreshments and pick up a Map, Visitor Guide and Holiday Passport Contest Entry Form. Shop Local this Holiday Season!
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Holiday Getaway 2014

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Plan your holiday getaway 2014 with a visit to La Conner. You will love the holidays in La Conner! La Conner has time and again been voted best tiny town in Washington. Let La Conner take you back to a time without stop lights and traffic, without crowds and busy parking lots. Our tiny little town becomes a pretty magical place during the holidays with the street lamps lit up, the lighted boats on the channel, and the beautiful tree at the center of our tiny town.
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November 2014 Events - A Harvest of Friends and Fun

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Kick off your November getaway with a tank trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll the village and enjoy our museums, art galleries, restaurants, and kick your holiday shopping into gear. The beautiful snow geese and swans have started to arrive in the farmlands surrounding La Conner, so come and spend the day or a weekend! Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in November! – our list grows by the day, so be sure to also check out our monthly Event Calendar for the most up-to-date information. You can also pick up our "Love La Conner This Holiday Season" event card at local businesses and the Visitor Information Center.

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!

La Conner - A Romantic Getaway Awaits

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Why is La Conner on the top of the Romantic Getaways Washington…

Celebrate Seahawks Super Bowl – La Conner Style!

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La Conner Pub & Eatery: Enjoy food & drink specials…

February 2014 Events & Happenings

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The holidays are over and it’s time to sit back and relax a little bit … after all, you’ve probably been rushing around since before Thanksgiving! Perhaps a day-trip or overnight excursion to La Conner is just the ticket for a winter getaway 2014.

December Events & Happenings: 2013

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Do you love the holidays? We sure do in La Conner! Our tiny little…

Join us for our annual Turkey Trot 2013

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A favorite event among locals - and Thanksgiving holiday visitors…

November Events 2013

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We love November in La Conner - late fall means the last of the…

Season of Giving 2013 - giving back in a big way

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For the 5th consecutive year, businesses throughout La Conner…

Holiday Getaway in La Conner - 2013!

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We love the holidays in La Conner! It's chilly out and time for…