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Best Romantic Getaway Weekend!

Are you looking for the best romantic weekend getaway in Washington State? 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, sit by a cozy fire, savor some of the Northwest’s freshest foods and wine, and end your day snuggled […]

2013 Photo Contest – Winter Birds!

Our first La Conner Photo Contest was such a success, we’re holding another one! This time – the subject matter is our winter-residents the Snow Geese, Trumpeter Swans and Eagles. The contest is open to everyone – amateurs and professionals alike. Our prize this time is pretty darn cool – a $50 certificate to La Conner’s always-raved-about  Nell […]

Visit La Conner for the Skagit Eagle Festival

Looking for a Northwest getaway weekend in January that offers quiet and beauty, with the opportunity to view and photograph one of our most majestic icons? Visit us in the Skagit Valley during January and you’ll have abundant opportunities! Make La Conner your home base, and then head out to eastern Skagit County for the […]

Small Shop Saturday

Small Shop Saturday Join us for our Small Shop Saturday campaign – December 1, 8, 15, & 22 December 1 – Holiday Open House (let’s make this town-wide!) December 8 – Surprise Packages December 15 – Tis’ the Season! Favorites! December 22 – Wrapping It Up This year’s holiday campaign is designed to focusing attention on spending holiday shopping dollars in La Conner. Small Shop Saturday […]

Soroptomist of La Conner Scholarship Program

Scholarships Soroptomist of La Conner – who operates the Vintage Thrift Shop – have two scholarship deadlines fast approaching. If you know of someone who would might benefit from this, please check the website for the details. The Violet Richardson Award – December 1 Awarded annually to a high school student for outstanding volunteer service Local award […]

La Conner Marina Hires New Office Supervisor

Welcome Chris Carlile, La Conner Marina’s new Office Supervisor. Chris brings an extensive background in marina operations and marine law to the position. She started work on Nov. 26. “Salt water runs in my veins,” Carlile said. “I’m ecstatic to be part of the team here at the marina.” Carlile’s resume includes 22 years with the […]

Spend the Holidays with Us! – December Events 2012

If you’re looking for things to do in November and December, consider La Conner! There are all sorts of things to do – come visit us and have some fun while you take advantage of our terrific shopping, dining, galleries and museums. You can make a quick getaway weekend out of it, or perhaps even stay for several days. You won’t want to miss all our fun!

La Conner’s 5th Annual Turkey Trot

A favorite event among locals – and Thanksgiving holiday visitors alike – is our annual 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 […]

Washington State Vacation in Your Future?

Washington State Vacation – Home Base La Conner! Looking for a terrific Washington State vacation? Look no further than the northwest corner of Washington State, where you can plan a spectacular weekend getaway or a several-day vacation, and have every day filled of gorgeous scenery, adventure and fun. And the best part? When you base […]

La Conner’s Season of Giving Truly Gives Back

For the 4th consecutive year, businesses throughout La Conner will be participating in the Season of Giving campaign by donating 10% of their holiday sales on three consecutive Sundays to local non-profit organizations, including Hospice of Northwest Washington, Humane Society of Skagit County, and Boys and Girls Club of Skagit County. According to Catherine Wyman, […]

Marketing Task Force Report

Spend the Holidays with Us!…..In la conner Marketing towards an exceptional shopping season! Our holiday event card promoting events for November and December will soon go to print. In order to have your November and December events appear on the printed card, the due date for adding them to Chamber’s master online calendar is October 5th. If you have […]

@Work – October 2012

Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat We’ll again be hosting our all-community Halloween Parade and downtown Trick-or-Treat event on October 31 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Kids will go door-to-door along First and Morris after the parade, and visit any merchant with an orange sign in their window (sign will be provided). Feel free to dress up and join in […]


Chamber Potluck: The next potluck will be at the Gail Harker Creative Studies Center, Thursday, August 16 from 5:30-8pm. These have become very successful events – with each one we’re seeing more and more Chamber members! Come join us, catch up with your friends, and have a tasty dinner as well.  Coffee Club: Join with your friends and neighbors […]

Marketing Task Force Report

Marketing Task Force Report There is a LOT going on in July and we want all our businesses to be a part of it in any way that they can. Watch for details coming to you via the Task Force. July “America” Promotion: We are putting the final touches on a July “America” promotional to run […]

Post Your Events on the new Chamber Online Events Calendar

Want your event/sale/special to reach 8,000 visitors a month?  Many of our members have already started entering their events, special sales and  monthly packages to our WEBSITE CALENDAR … and they’re telling us this is a terrific option for them. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s convenient, and as soon as you click the ‘finish’ button, your entries […]

Chamber Dues are Now Due

Chamber Dues are Now Due Your Chamber dues are now due … if you haven’t yet paid them, you can now pay them online via PayPal – and if you’re a gold or platinum member you can even set up monthly auto-pay! If you’d like more opportunities for business marketing, consider upgrading your Chamber membership to either a Gold […]

Marci’s Corner – July 2012

What a busy month July is! Hopefully the weather cooperates and we have time to enjoy July’s sunny days and warm evenings. Chamber Membership renewals have been mailed out; July 1st starts a new year for Chamber members. And welcome to our 3 newest Chamber members: Amylynn Richards Photography Owner: Amylynn Richards Bushey Pet Sitting […]

Business to Business – June 2012

La Conner Weekly News has a new website, including full versions of news stories and the 2012 La Conner Visitor’s Guide; in coming weeks they will start offering specials so that advertisers can include online advertising as well as traditional print advertising. Need display hardware for your store? Call Susan at Escape/360-391-5852. Fixtures, clothing rounds, hangers, grid-wall units, glass […]

Reminders – June 2012

Want your event/sale/special to reach 6,000 visitors a month?  Do you have live music, special sales, monthly packages, lodging packages, events or other items of interest that you would like the public to know about? One of the BEST ways to get the word out is with the new, interactive calendar on the Chamber Website. […]

Marci’s Corner – June

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there! There is a lot going on in La Conner for June!  Be sure to check out the calendar on the Chamber Website to see what is happening, as well as take a look at the Picture Summer seasonal event card with most events listed. Is your business hosting […]

July & August Happenings in La Conner

If you’re looking for things to do in June and July, consider La Conner! There are all sorts of things to do – come visit us this summer and have some fun while you take advantage of our terrific shopping, dining, galleries and museums. You can make a quick getaway weekend out of it, or perhaps even stay for several days. You won’t want to miss all our fun this summer!

Skagit Valley Historical Museum Presents … Peak of Their Professions: The Murrow Brothers

Peak of Their Professions: The Murrow Brothers exhibit. This may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience and learn more about the extraordinary lives of 3 of Skagit County’s most famous and globally recognized residents – the Murrow Brothers. Opening Reception is Thursday May 10 at 5:30pm. Get your tickets now!

Marci’s Corner – May 1, 2012

May has arrived!  It’s one of the most beautiful months of the year with everything blooming, longer days, warmer temperatures and a celebration of Mothers everywhere. Hopefully many of you were able to visit the Skagit Valley to see the many fields of daffodils and tulips last month.  Although not as brilliant or famous as […]

Swinomish Casino and Lodge Chamber After Hours

All-County Chamber Business After Hours Wednesday, May 9 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Swinomish Casino & Lodge (enter through Lodge) The Lodge is 100% smoke free Bring door prizes! Grand Prize from the Swinomish Casino & Lodge One night’s stay in a suite with dinner for two at 13 Moons Please RSVP to Marci: 466-4778 […]

2012 Ferry Rates Going Up

Beginning Tuesday, May 1, WSF will implement an across-the-board, three-percent fare increase on all fare types to help cover operating costs and meet revenue targets. In addition, from May 1-Sept. 30 the peak season surcharge will be in effect, with a 25 percent increase on single-ticket vehicle fares on all routes, except for the San […]

Pay your Chamber Dues online via PayPal

Great news! You now have the convenience of paying your Chamber dues online with a credit card via PayPal – making it easy for you to take care of this with just a couple of mouse clicks. And, if you are a gold or platinum member, we have even better news … you can set […]

May Happenings in La Conner

La Conner’s May Calendar of Events and Happenings If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway in May, consider La Conner! It’s simply gorgeous here right now– the Rhododendrons and cherry trees are blooming, the fields are a lush bright green, and the water is clear blue. And there are all sorts of things to […]

It’s Tulip Festival Time!

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit Valley in April for The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. As one of Washington State’s most popular destination events, and a much-loved month for getaway vacations to La Conner, visitors are treated to acres and acres of brightly colored tulips, display gardens that are simply […]

It’s All in the Experience

I was volunteering at the La Conner Visitor Information Center the other day and noticed a very curious – and actually quite affirming – phenomenon. Well, not quite a phenomenon … more like an ‘ah-ha’ moment I’d guess. During my 3-hour shift, several groups of people came in. • I spoke with a group of […]

Help us find more parking …

HAVE YOU BEEN PRESCRIBED VITAMIN D, OR TOLD YOU NEED MORE EXERCISE? WE HAVE THE CURE FOR BOTH …   Did you know that it is estimated that a parking space on the main street of a shopping district will turn over an average of 5 times during a 10 hour day if left open for […]

La Conner Wellness Directory

La Conner, Anacortes and the surrounding communities are well known for healthy lifestyles that encompass healthcare practitioners, the arts, fitness and endless opportunities to enjoy nature. The La Conner Wellness Directory serves as a tool to access an array of resources to help you continue – or begin – a healthy lifestyle.

Marci’s Corner – March 13, 2012

Tulip Festival brochures are available at the Visitor Center, now located at 511 Morris St. Suite 3, across from the Thai Restaurant.  Hours open are M-F 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun 12pm-3pm.  Please call us if you can’t stop by and we will get you some as soon as we can.  The Tulip Festival office only […]

Marci’s Corner – March 1, 2012

The La Conner Chamber and Visitor Center will be moving across the street to 511 Morris Street! After nearly 8 years at the current location, we have found a larger space with much better visibility, with comparable rent, and we will be moving this month…

Maple Hall

La Conner, WA 98257 360-466-3125 Email Website Maple Hall is perfect for retreats, conferences, weddings, meetings, and performing arts.

Arts Alive 2011

A Celebration of Visual, Literary, Musical & Culinary Arts Invitational, Emerging, Jewelry & Open Art Shows Exhibiting Artists & Demonstrations Throughout Town

Garden Day Art Festival

Bring your family and friends, and celebrate all-things La Conner – from the beauty of the land and landscape, to the artists that make this tiny town well known throughout the Northwest – on Friday and Saturday May 4 & 5. Activities will spotlight artists, galleries and gardens through delightful storefront window displays and a […]


As one of Washington State’s most-loved getaway and destination communities, charming and historic La Conner is the perfect choice for a quick overnight stay, or a few days of rest, relaxation, shopping, dining and sightseeing. All lodging establishments in La Conner are LGBT-friendly – check out our Places to Stay section, or go directly to our online […]

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: La Conner + Tulips = An Amazing Getaway!

While the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is Skagit Valley-wide, at the La Conner Visitor Information Center we field calls all year long about the ‘La Conner tulips’. It must be because we celebrate our spring-flowering bulb heritage in a big, big way! It all starts in March when the fields just outside La Conner […]

25+ Fun Family Activities

We love the La Conner Regional Library; you can purchase books at the book nook. They also offer story time and activities such as Lego building sessions, typically during the summer months. We love the children’s section at The Next Chapter Book Store; great gifts and books. We love the MoNA (Museum of Northwest Art) family art […]

Padilla Bay Educational Tour

We love starting our day with a hot breakfast at the Farmhouse Restaurant or Calico Cupboard. Hearty and healthy, their breakfasts offer a wide variety ranging from garden omelets with fresh vegetables to more traditional breakfast fare and are very children-friendly. When breakfast is finished it’s just a short drive to the Padilla Bay National […]

Channel Lodge Romantic Getaway Package

La Conner Channel Lodge Perfect for the Romantics at heart! This Romantic Package Includes: $50.00 Dining Credit at Nell Thorn Restaurant. – Fresh, local, organic ingredients.  Truly Exquisite!  Voted Skagit Valley’s most romantic restaurant. Chilled bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Cider Chocolates in room. Click here for La Conner Channel Lodge contact information  

101+ Things To Do in La Conner

1. October – April, arm yourself with camera and binoculars and view the beautiful Trumpeter Swans & Snow Geese, perfect “base” for a weekend getaway in Washington State. 2. Find the European Beech Tree planted in 1890, thought to be the largest one of its kind on the West Coast. 3. Look for a Dunlap […]