Entries by Love La Conner

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 […]

La Conner is Open for Business! Rainbow Bridge Has Re-Opened

Thursday – July 3rd 10:05pm WSDOT completed their inspection and the Rainbow Bridge has re-opened to traffic. A quick survey of our local merchants is that the majority of shops and restaurants are open and will be open on the 4th of July holiday. Reminder that the La Conner Community Parade will take place tomorrow at […]

Shop Local in La Conner

La Conner is a shoppers paradise, from Antiques to Yarn and everything in between! Link to our shopping directory to help you find just what you need: https://lovelaconner.com/shopping/ The La Conner SAVE Coupon Book will enhance your trip, a huge value at only $1.00 if you purchase at the La Conner Visitor Center, Cotton’s, La […]

June 2014 Events & Happenings

June in La Conner is the perfect time for an early summer getaway! Time to enjoy a nice meal or a glass of wine on one of the many decks, stroll the boardwalk or take advantage of the wide variety of events we have happening all month long…We are here to help you plan your June Getaway […]

Thank you, Gracias, Merci!

I owe a huge thanks to several individuals and businesses for making Springtime in La Conner such a success! The Annual Spaghetti “Taste Off” and Silent Auction is a great example of how to run  a successful event with great volunteers… SAUCE DONORS: Farmhouse Restaurant La Conner High School Culinary Arts program La Conner Pub […]

La Conner Volunteer Wins Award!

Our La Conner Visitor Information Center volunteer Chelsea Dacres-Andrews was recently recognized by her company for her community service, earning a $200.00 donation to the chamber! Here’s a little more about Chelsea – “I live in La Conner with my husband Kevin and two children Jude and Fern and our three pets. I grew up […]

Skagit River Poetry Festival 2014

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.”

La Conner Flower Basket Sponsors 2014

Because of the generous support from these businesses and community members, our town once again will have beautiful flower baskets.  THANK YOU! We hope you will thank them too! Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage Ann & James Airy Ann Hardee Gallery Arlene Sundquist Empie Barbara Corrigan Bobbie Reed Cathie Wyman Cottons Eileen Engelstad Elizabeth Sharpe Smith […]

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Activities for Kids – 2014

Should I bring my kids to the Tulip Festival? Would they be bored? What would I do with them? 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 activities for kids!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Parade 2014

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 2014? 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 […]

@ Work Member Newsletter February 2014

Heather’s Corner – Since February is the month of LOVE – I thought I would share some of my favorites… •I love seeing the snow geese on my drive home, lately they have flocked together as I drive into Conway. •I love the unconditional affection from my pup “Max” •I love chocolate caramels with sea-salt […]

Celebrate Seahawks Super Bowl – La Conner Style!

La Conner Pub & Eatery: Enjoy food & drink specials while you watch the game Farmhouse Restaurant: The party begins at 3:00pm; Enjoy food and drink specials, drawings for prizes, a merchandise game that is currently set up with chances to win autographed Seahawk Collectables (footballs, jerseys, posters and a helmet) Free popcorn & snacks […]

Chamber is Offering Free Facebook Classes!

Social media is an important tool for small businesses! Facebook is just another piece of the marketing puzzle; share promotions, in-store events, build a loyalty program and communicate with customers. The La Conner Chamber is offering a complimentary Facebook class for those that need a little help getting started. Wednesday – February 12th (Sold Out!) Friday […]

Winter Family Getaway – Family Art Days

Looking for a Winter Family Getaway? Check out the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) Winter Family Art Days. MoNA has three exciting workshops coming up this Winter, featuring diverse media and talented instructors. Register the whole family for creative, hands-on art activities, book your hotel room, and make your dinner reservations!

@Work Member Newsletter January 2014

Heather’s Corner –It has been a busy few weeks but I’m loving it! I am so excited to have been selected as “your” executive director and I am looking forward to working with all of you. In order to get to know each other better, the chamber will be hosting a “Coffee Talk” on Wednesday, […]

Season of Giving 2013 – giving back in a big way

For the 5th consecutive year, businesses throughout La Conner will be participating in the Season of Giving campaign by donating 10% of their holiday sales on consecutive Sundays to local non-profit organizations, including Hospice of Northwest Washington and our local Sunrise Food Bank. According to Catherine Wyman, owner of Wyman Park in La Conner, the Season of Giving idea was […]

Arts Alive 2013 – Artist List

Every year, La Conner is host to one of the Northwest’s premier arts events – Arts Alive 2013; a show of works by truly talented artists from around the Skagit Valley, and a weekend-long exhibition event for art lovers and collectors. You can find more details and sample artwork on our Arts Alive!; be sure […]

La Conner Marina – Certified Clean Marina

As a Certified Clean Marina, La Conner Marina cares about the health of Puget Sound, and works with boat owners and boating visitors to keep the marina waters clean using Best Practices Management (BPM). BPM’s are simple actions that boaters can take to prevent pollution from entering the marina basin. Below is an abbreviated list of […]

Call for Art: La Conner Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit 2014

La Conner, Washington, one of the Northwest’s premier artist communities and home to three museums, including the Museum of Northwest Art, seeks entries for its Ninth La Conner Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. This successful outdoor show, sponsored by the La Conner Arts Commission, receives ongoing media coverage and brought the Town of La Conner a prestigious […]

New Banners Welcome You to La Conner

People often tell us that as they leave I-5 and head toward La Conner, they watch for certain landmarks to let them know they’re getting close. From the north, it’s the polo farm and then the row of trees along the channel. From the south, it’s the firehouse, the flag pole and the round-about. Now, […]

Fall Family Getaway – Festival of Family Farms 2013

With the weather changing from summer to fall, La Conner comes alive with fall family getaway fun perfect for everyone – from toddlers to grandparents! The first weekend in October (Oct 5 & 6) the Skagit Valley is home to the annual Festival of Family Farms – where the family farms of Skagit Valley open […]

Fall Getaways 2013 – Boneshaker Bicycle Festival

Looking for outdoor things to do this October? How about a bike ride through the gorgeous Skagit Valley and a day full of Halloween-related fun and frivolity!  Pick La Conner for one of your fall getaways 2013! October 26th is our second Boneshaker Bicycle Festival – a terrific event that celebrates all-things bicycle, and Halloween-related. […]

September & October Happenings 2013

Looking for a great weekend getaway? Come visit us in La Conner! Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in September and October – 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 September/October event card at all […]

Boating Couples Love La Conner!

August is a perfect time to spend some time during a boating getaway weekend … the weather in the northwest is fabulous and the scenery is spectacular. Here’s an idea for a weekend boating getaway near Seattle and the San Juan Islands – including strolling hand-in-hand, tasting delicious wine and beer, dining on the freshest […]

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show

August 10th, 2013 “The La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show” presents an opportunity to share our American heritage with you and your family. Whether your love is classic cars, show cars, classic yachts, or work boats, you’ll be surprised and delighted at this event. You’ll discover true “treasures” – afloat, on wheels, or simply […]

2013 Photo Contest – Fun in La Conner

Our seasonal La Conner Photo Contests are such a success, we’re holding another one! This time – the subject matter is all about Having Fun In La Conner! We’re looking for photos of people and pets …  and the things that make La Conner so much fun. Street scenes. Water scenes. Picnics. Lunch on the […]

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

Bring your entire family to La Conner on August 10th 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. You’ll find classic cars and motorcycles, plus classic yachts, working boats and collector boats […]

Couples Getaway Weekend – Wine and Beer Tasting in La Conner

August is a perfect time to spend some romantic time during a couples getaway weekend … the weather in the northwest is fabulous and the scenery is spectacular. Here’s an idea for a weekend getaway that will have you strolling hand-in-hand, tasting delicious wine and beer, dining on the freshest local ingredients, and exploring La […]

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

Boaters and boat lovers throughout the Northwest are familiar with boat shows – they’re lots of fun and provide a peek into everything boating related. If you’re looking for boat shows near Seattle this summer, be sure to make plans to attend the La Conner Classic Boat Show on August 10th. There will be classic […]

August Family Weekend Getaways In La Conner

Summer is all about family activities – and La Conner is the perfect place for  family weekend getaways in August! Here are some suggestions … you can find lots more information and ideas on our online calendar. La Conner is centrally located in the beautiful Skagit Valley – stay with us and then venture out […]

Spend a June Family Getaway Weekend in La Conner!

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No Detours Needed: La Conner, Skagit County … It’s Worth the Trip!

May 30, 2013 La Conner, WA – La Conner, Skagit County…..It’s Worth The Trip: No Detours Needed! La Conner, Washington is still easily accessible both from northbound and southbound I-5 with no detours needed. Says Marci Plank, La Conner Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, “La Conner is still an easy trip south from British Columbia/Bellingham […]

Weekend Getaway for Couples

We know romance: Plan a Weekend Getaway for Couples in La Conner and let us pamper you. Savor the landscape of our wide-open valley, water and mountains, taste the coolness of an ice cream cone or the saltiness of just-caught oysters, clams or crab, and experience the luxury of a couple’s spa afternoon or long, […]

May Romantic Weekend Getaways in La Conner

Are you looking for ideas for romantic weekend getaways in May?  One where you can stroll hand-in-hand through a charming Northwest waterfront village, do a bit of shopping or enjoy art gallery and museum exhibits, enjoy a waterfront view, savor some of the Northwest’s freshest foods and wine, and end your day gazing at a […]

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

Those of us who live in the Northwest know that marinas in the San Juan Islands are a truly beautiful sight. Rows of gorgeous yachts sit next to handsome sailboats – which sit next to charming vintage runabouts and hardworking fishing boats. For those who either enjoy the boating lifestyle, or wish they could, our […]

April Happenings

Looking for a great weekend getaway? Come visit us in La Conner! Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in  April – 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 […]

March 2013 Girls Getaway Specials!

This month, grab your best friends, your sisters, mothers, aunts, cousins… or any other important women in your life, and join us in La Conner for Girls Getaway Month! From spa time to facials, great food and drinks to shopping, we’ve got tons of fun things to do! Whether you’re coming to La Conner for […]

La Conner’s Unofficial Daffodil Festival 2014

***2015 UPDATE:  It’s now official for 2015!  Check out the La Conner Daffodil Festival page!*** If your plans don’t allow you to come to the Skagit Valley in April for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, but you have time in March – come to La Conner for the Unofficial Daffodil Festival! Why ‘Unofficial’? The Skagit Valley […]

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Return Visit

Will you be one of the hundreds of thousands of people will visit the Skagit Valley in April for The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013? In 2012 alone, the festival greeted visitors from nearly all 50 states and from 53 foreign countries! Our tulips bloom according to Mother Nature; here’s the the official Bloom Map.

Tulip Festival Events & Exhibits 2013

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013 events in and around La Conner! La Conner is ready for your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013 visit. There are all sorts of tulip festival events, art exhibits and happenings while you’re here! Below we’ve provided a list of tulip festival events going on in and around La Conner – from wine tastings to wellness workshops […]

Duty-Free and Sales Tax Exemption Rules for Canadian Visitors

The Department of Revenue reminds Washington retailers and consumers that British Columbia residents do not qualify for the nonresident sales tax exemption.  Retailers that provide the exemption are liable for any uncollected sales tax if audited.  Refer to this website for more information: http://dor.wa.gov/content/findtaxesandrates/retailsalestax/nonresidents/default.aspx For Canadians returning to Canada from the U.S.: • Less than […]

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

Instead of growling over our Northwest rain, the folks in La Conner have decided to celebrate it! Grab your umbrella and boots and take the short trip to La Conner the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd for Rainy Day Art Weekend. Known as one of the Northwest’s most-love arts communities, Rainy Day Art Weekend […]