Entries by Love La Conner

Living the “SWEET” Life – Annual Fundraiser Supporting the Town Flower Baskets

Join us Thursday June 1st from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Maple Hall in La Conner!
This year the La Conner Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Ice Cream Social, Dessert Auction and Silent Auction. Fun for the whole family – all are welcome…

Thank you to all of our basket sponsors, the Town of La Conner, La Conner Public Works, Channel View Farms and Greggory Westover!

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

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.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2017

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!

Stage Door Canteen Dinner Dance

Join the Skagit County Historical Museum and the La Conner Daffodil Festival for a swinging good time!

Come dance the night away to Dina Blade and Swingin’ in the Rain Jazz Band, a Northwest favorite that will get you up dancing and leave you wanting more!

Dress the part! Get ready for an evening of infectious fun, spontaneity and a hint of red, white and blue…

Tickets available to purchase on-line – February 11th.

Experience a “Heart Warming Winter” in La Conner

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!

Smelt Run is Back!

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

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!

La Conner – Your Perfect Home Base for Birdwatching in Skagit Valley!

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.

Plan Your Holiday Getaway 2016 to La Conner!

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!

Washington State Fall Getaway 2016 – Celebrate Autumn in La Conner!

Kick off your Washington State Fall Getaway 2016 with a road trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll our tiny town on the boardwalk and enjoy our museums, art galleries, restaurants, and wildlife along the Salish Sea waters. Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in Autumn!

John Wayne’s First Yacht Now in La Conner – Norwester Museum Tour

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!

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!

Summer Getaway 2016 – La Conner Washington

We love the long days of summer in La Conner! With more beautiful “magic Skagit” daylight hours, there’s more time to play – and in a valley like ours there are so many opportunities for your summer getaway 2016 from mountains to sea. The best weekend getaway Washington State welcomes you this summer with our new boardwalk, a new kayak shack right on the water, and guided eco-tours!

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

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

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

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Fun & Wacky Side Will you be one of the hundreds of thousands of people will visit the Skagit Valley this April for Skagit Valley Tulip Festival? We hope so – as one of Washington State’s most popular destination events, and a much-loved month for getaway vacations to La Conner, you’ll be […]

Skagit Tulip Festival Photo Tours 2016

Guest Post by Andy Porter Skagit Tulip Festival Photo Tours 2016 Each spring the flats of Skagit Valley are alive with the vibrant, multi-colored tapestry of tulips and daffodils. There is really nothing to compare to the sight of (seemingly) endless fields of tulips under the wonderful skies of Skagit County during the Skagit Valley […]

Tulip Festival 2016 Activities For Kids

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

Where the daffodils are Dandy and the Dress is Tweed The La Conner Daffodil Festival has been a huge success and the beautiful fields of yellow have been very cooperative! The festival runs the entire month of March and is capped off with the “Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride on Saturday March 26th. What is a […]

Plan Your Spring Getaway 2016 to La Conner!

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

By guest blogger Andy Porter Each spring the flats of Skagit Valley are alive with the vibrant, multi-colored tapestry of tulips and daffodils.  There is really nothing to compare to the sight of (seemingly) endless fields of blooms under the wonderful skies of Skagit County during the La Conner Daffodil Festival.  Check out the Tulip […]

51st Smelt Derby Family Festival

Come join us in celebrating the La Conner Rotary Club’s 51st annual (almost) Smelt Derby Festival with a full day of activities for the entire family Saturday, February 27th.  This weekend also kicks off the La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016! For kids, we’re offering a family day of fun with FREE activities all day long. […]

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016

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!

Lighted Boat Parade – La Conner 2015

“Christmas in the Islands” WHERE: La Conner, Washington, for Swinomish Yacht Club’s decades-old annual Lighted Boat Parade (12/12/2015; approx. 6:00; free) WHY: Stunning, hand-decorated yachts and boats illuminate the Salish Sea waters of the Swinomish channel for a waterborne parade that travels from the La Conner Marina along the new La Conner Boardwalk and under […]

Art’s Alive! 2015 – 31st Annual Art Festival!

Art’s Alive! 2015, hosted by the La Conner Arts Commission, regional and local artists, along with Featured Artist – Gary Giovane, will be in the Invitational Exhibition and Open Show at the Artists Reception on Friday, November 6 at 5-9 pm at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial. Live music, appetizers, and wine by donation will be […]

La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough 2015

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!

Picture Summer in La Conner!

Celebrate the rest of summer and enjoy Washington State’s favorite weekend getaway by taking a walk on the new Channel Boardwalk, visit our museums, retail shops, art galleries and restaurants. Spend a day or a weekend, we are here to help you plan your August Getaway to La Conner! August Events and Happenings 1             Pancake Breakfast – La […]

2015 Best Tiny Town Washington State – La Conner!

La Conner is voted again the Best Tiny Town Washington State – 2015!  La Conner also took the Best Tiny Town Washington State award in 2010, 2012, and 2013.  We could talk forever on why WE think we are the best tiny small town in Washington State, but why not hear what the voters have […]

Waterside La Conner on the Boardwalk

For nearly 30 years, La Conner residents and guests alike have dreamed of a way to enjoy more of the waterside ambiance of our Swinomish Channel leading to the Salish Sea. To not only sit along the channel at specific spots, or dine on restaurant decks … but to really be able to enjoy the […]

Spaghetti Sauce “Taste Off” & Silent Auction!

Please join the chamber May 21st at Maple Hall for our annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction fundraiser (Proceeds benefit our town flower baskets!)
Vote for your favorite sauce and enjoy a full plate spaghetti dinner. Beer, Wine and desserts will be available for an extra fee.
Tickets are available at the visitor center, please call (360) 466-4778 or email Heather at director@laconnerchamber.com

Daffodil Festival 2015 Photo Contest Winners Selected!

The La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 Photo Contest Winner is…….. Pamela Headridge “Flight & Flowers”! Honorable Mentions Go To: 2nd Place – Doris Conley “By the Dawn’s Early Light” 3rd Place – Suzanne Rothmeyer “Flight of the Daffodil Sprite” Thank you to everyone who submitted their photos and voted!  We loved EVERY photo!

Keep La Conner Beautiful!

Part of what draws visitors to our community during the spring and summer months is the beauty of the flowers that are grown locally.

Last year we instituted a Sponsorship program and it was a huge success! Our goal is to fund 52 baskets plus the cost of daily watering. We are asking that businesses, residents and community supporters pitch in again this year and sponsor a basket. For only $75.00 you can help keep town looking beautiful throughout the season.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 – Blooms Are Early!

La Conner is ready for your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 visit. Not only because all sorts of tulip festival events, art exhibits and happenings (including the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 Parade), but also because this March is the first official La Conner Daffodil Festival.

Hello warm weather! 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!

March 2015 Events – Happenings- La Conner Daffodil Festival!

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

The Kiwaffodil Celebration Hosted By The La Conner Kiwanis- March 21st The La Conner Kiwanis will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary with the introduction of the 1st annual event during the La Conner Daffodil Festival – The Kiwaffodil!  Art, Live Music, Silent Auction, King & Queen of the Daffodils! Morning Pancake Breakfast at the La Conner School cafeteria. […]

The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride – La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015

The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride – March 28th Join us in La Conner for the Daffodil Festival 2015 and ride among the daffodil fields for a dashing bicycle ride with a bit of style.  It’s a perfect place to be planted and a beautiful place to bloom. Tally-ho!  What is a tweed ride you may […]

February 2015 Events & Happenings

It may say winter on your calendar but it has been spring-like in La Conner! Plan your mid-winter getaway with our February 2015 Events and Happenings. Whether for a fun day trip or a romantic overnight excursion – La Conner is just the ticket for a February getaway in 2015. We’ve have lots of fun […]

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

Come join us in celebrating the La Conner Rotary Club’s 50th annual (almost) Smelt Derby Festival with a full day of activities for the whole family Feb. 28.  For kids, we’re offering a family day of fun with activities all day long.  For adults, we’ll have an evening of subs, sliders, spirits and dancing. We […]

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 – Plan Your Trip!

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!

Celebrate Native American Artists – The Gathering

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.

Holiday “After Hours” Shopping in La Conner

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!

La Conner Turkey Trot 2014 – Come Earn Your Dinner!

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!

Holiday Getaway 2014

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.

November 2014 Events – A Harvest of Friends and Fun

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.

Amazing Memories Made in China

I had the unbelievable opportunity to travel to China as part of a Chamber’s delegation tour earlier this month and the trip was amazing! It is hard to share this experience in words as many things in China get lost in translation. I will be honest – Asia was never a part of my travel […]

Get Into the Halloween “Spirit” in La Conner!

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…

August 2014 – Events & Happenings

August 2014 Events in La Conner – Picture Yourself Here This Summer! Kick start the month at our annual Classic Boat & Car Show – but that’s not all… Browse the village and enjoy our museums, retail shops, art galleries and restaurants. Spend a day or a weekend, we are here to help you plan your August […]