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Dear La Conner community and music lovers, The La Conner Band Wants Your Help! The La Conner High School Band is a class at our school that has members from 9th to 12th grade, working together to make music. We are a growing ensemble and are adding new events to our calendar every year. As […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
Imagine the smiles you’ll see and genuine thank-you’s you’ll hear when your family and friends open gifts that truly are special – items that they will treasure because they know you took the time to seek out something beautiful … or unusual … just for them.
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 – 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 […]
Join us this weekend for Arts Alive – Here is our online brochure with the entire weekend itinerary.
If you’re tired of the crowds and the hassles while holiday shopping at big-box stores and malls, come to La Conner! Our shops are full of one-of-a-kind items that you will love giving, and we know your friends and family will love receiving. Join us for four Saturdays in November and December as we celebrate […]
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, […]
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. To not only sit along the channel at specific spots, or dine on restaurant decks … but to really be able to enjoy the channel by walking along it. […]
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 […]
Get Your Ghoul On at The Boneshaker Bicycle Festival, October 26 & 27 Join us in a madcap and awesome new event in La Conner – put together by the terrific folks Sprocket Science. There are tons of details on theChamber website, as well as the Boneshaker website … join in the fun either as a participant, or […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’re a Northwest boater, you may have a boat large enough to include a Head (a ‘head’ is yacht speak for a bathroom) … and from time to time that Head needs to be cleaned out. La Conner Marina’s Guest Docks have handy pump-out stations at the end of the docks; they’re easily accessible […]
Congratulations to the winners of our summer La Conner Photo Contest – and a huge thank you to all who entered the contest. It was difficult to choose our winning photos, as every single shot offered a wonderful glimpse into why La Conner is such a great place to live, work or visit.
If you’re a Northwest boater with a boat moored in the central or south Puget Sound, and you love traveling within our northern Puget Sound waters, you know how long the trip can be from the Seattle area up to the San Juan Islands. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find high-quality less expensive […]
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.
Below is the press release sent out on September 4th. As an update to the initial press release, the dredging project has begun, starting at the south entrance to of the Swinomish Channel. You’ll need to be careful going around the operation; the channel will remain open during dredging and the American Construction Company folks […]
La Conner Marina – The perfect alternative to mooring your boat at a Seattle marina! The La Conner Marina is a terrific Northwest boater destination – it’s a perfect midway stopping-point between Seattle and the lower Puget Sound waters and the San Juan Islands and Canada to the north. Whether you’re planning an overnight stay, […]
La Conner Marina’s Services are Top-Notch Every boater knows that maintaining the bottom of your boat is critical – and every boater knows that in order to maintain the bottom, the boat needs to come out of the water. If you’ve got a boat small enough to put on a trailer, doing bottom maintenance is a breeze. […]
12th Annual La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show August 11th, 2012 “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, work boats, or vintage motorcycles, you’ll be seriously “rocked” at this event. […]
It’s been a busy time at the Chamber – we have many new members that we’re excited to welcome, and help them host a Chamber Open House. In the essence of time, we decided to hold one Open House evening, and welcome everyone. Here’s a list of our newest members, and Open House photos below. […]
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 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 […]
Just a gentle reminder that many times during the year visitor parking on Morris and First streets is at a premium – if you’re inclined to park on the street, or in the bank or post office lots, we ask you to consider parking in one of the 2 lots either at the south or […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Summer is sunshine, ice cream cones, kicking back and finding great weekend events – and this July La Conner has all that, plus a terrific two-day art festival. The Lazy Days of Summer Art Festival in La Conner – held on July 27th & 28th – is the 3rd in a series of Chamber-sponsored Art […]
We thought we would share an email we received from Jim and Jamie Crouch, who recently purchased a new boat and had a chance to use the services of the La Conner Marina. It’s so nice to get these messages – they reinforce our belief that our guests deserve really terrific customer service (especially when […]
Waldo is turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different La Conner businesses all through the month of July. Spotting Waldo can win you prizes, including buttons, books, and more. You can participate by picking up a “Find Waldo in La Conner!” […]
My husband and I are boaters, and like most boaters we can tell you some interesting stories about docking our sailboat at a guest dock … in a stiff breeze – when the current is running hard (and more often than not in the wrong direction for us) – and there are 200 sets of […]
If you love boating articles, here’s an article titled La Conner: Time Travels on the Swinomish Channel that we think you’ll love reading. It’s got great information about La Conner and the Swinomish Channel. Happy reading, and happy boating! (courtesy: March 2012 Pacific Yachting magazine)
Love Fireworks? Come Stay at La Conner Marina Guest Docks! There’s something really special about summertime on a boat – there’s something even more special about sitting on your boat, gently bobbing to and fro, and watching a really terrific fireworks show! If you’ve never stayed at the guest docks at the La Conner Marina […]
Letterboxing is a form of recreation that is fun for the whole family. A sponsor hides a box and then gives clues in hopes that others will find the box. The Skagit Watershed Education Alliance has hidden 12 letterboxes, with more to come throughout the summer (see below for information on getting more clues to […]
Special Guest: Duffy Bishop! The La Conner Festivals of Music & Art is a series of events combining an extraordinary mix of blues, jazz, classical, food, art, and spirits, at Maple Hall, in downtown La Conner on Sunday, July 29, from 3-10pm. Tickets are $20 and kids under 15 are free. Buy them at the […]
On Friday, June 1 from 6pm-11pm, the second in the series of La Conner Festivals of Music and Art combines blues, jazz, food, wine and art at Maple Hall in downtown La Conner, WA. The Swinomish Blues Revue will be the host band for the events (Nick Vigarino-guitar/dobro/vocals), Terry Nelson – piano/organ, Chris Leighton – […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
We’ve been on a campaign for the past few months – talking to all of our Chamber members about taking advantage of the HUGE marketing opportunities through social media … especially Facebook. It’s a fabulous tool that, when used correctly, can add a whole new component to business marketing. Here is a link to an article […]
There’s a lot of history wrapped up in the iconic waterfront building located at 614 S. First Street that houses La Conner Seafood and Prime Rib House, especially the space that has been a part of La Conner’s history for nearly 100 years – including stints as Mal’s Tavern and the 1890’s Lounge. Recently restored […]
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!
What do spaghetti sauce and flowers have in common? Well, in La Conner, one is the means to the other! On Thursday, May 31, from 4:30pm-7:30pm, La Conner will again host the popular Spaghetti Sauce Taste-Off, which is a fundraiser for the beautiful hanging flower baskets that line Morris and First Streets from May through August each year. […]
Skagit River Poetry Festival Some of poetry’s biggest names and most provocative voices are in the lineup for this year’s Skagit River Poetry Festival, May 17-20 in the historic seaside town of La Conner, Washington. The seventh biennial poetry festival, one of the liveliest and largest celebrations of poetry on the West Coast, brings together […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Chamber May Potluck … Cinco De Mayo theme ~ Ole! Thursday, May 3rd from 5:30-7:30 at the Mathews House 310 N 3rd St. (corner of Center & N. 3rd) Please RSVP by calling 466-4778 or email email@example.com
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SAVE THE DATE: We’re hosting an Open House for our new Chamber office and Visitor Information Center on Tuesday May 1st from 4pm-7pm. Come see our new digs, and enjoy some light appetizers and drinks. Hope you see you there!
Information on the Summer Event Card event date printing deadline, an upcoming Tourism Committee round-table discussion and the Garden Art Festival on May 4&5.
April in La Conner means tulips – and the annual Tulip Festival! Using La Conner as your starting base, you can use your car or bikes to tour the valley’s fields of tulips; be sure to stop by the two display gardens …
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.
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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 […]
For the 3rd year in a row, Nell Thorn is participating in a nationwide awareness/fund drive organized by UNICEF called Tap Project. It is a program around the nation that is run through restaurants in which patrons are asked to donate $1…
For the season of spring, 5,000 “Imagine Spring” cards have been printed. Every card put in a visitor’s hand is an invitation to return; to consider La Conner…
After 30 years of dreaming and 4 years of planning, the La Conner Boardwalk could soon become a reality…
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…
By Julie Burgmeier of Skagit Marketing. If you own a local small business, Yelp can be your friend or your worst enemy… depending on your reviews. I use my yelp app on my mobile phone everywhere I go as did 66 million other folks in the 4thquarter of 2011.
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La Conner, WA 98257 360-466-3125 Email Website Maple Hall is perfect for retreats, conferences, weddings, meetings, and performing arts.
A Celebration of Visual, Literary, Musical & Culinary Arts Invitational, Emerging, Jewelry & Open Art Shows Exhibiting Artists & Demonstrations Throughout Town
Would you like promote your business in AAA Journey magazine? We have an incredible opportunity for you! We have signed an advertising commitment for 2012-2013 that includes a 1/6-page ad in 3 different issues, with 5 e-Newsletter Ad Links and Online Reader Service.
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 […]
Fields of daffodils, tulips and iris. Snow-capped mountains against bright blue sky. Lush green fields as they burst into life. There’s a reason why La Conner (and the Skagit Valley) is one of Washington State’s most-visited vacation destinations. It’s simply stunning here in spring!
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 […]
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 […]
If your family enjoys outdoor recreation, and your children love to run and play in a safe and great-for-exploring environment, Washington Park is a jewel of a park to explore. Located just past the San Juan ferry dock on the western edge of Anacortes, this 220-acre city park features camping, a boat launch, and day […]
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 […]
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
Tucked just across the Rainbow Bridge and west of the historic town of La Conner is the waterfront neighborhood of Shelter Bay. It is a community of more than 900 homes and a 300-slip marina that borders the western shore of the Swinomish Channel. Shelter Bay is known throughout the Northwest as a saltwater boater’s […]
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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 […]
P.O. Box 1115
La Conner, WA 98257
501 S. Second St.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360-336-2112 / 800-562-1380
310 N First St.
La Conner, WA 98257
920 W Pearle Jensen Way
La Conner, WA 98257
617 N First St.
La Conner, WA 98257
613 N 2nd St.
La Conner, WA 98257
Owned and operated by the Port of Skagit, the La Conner Marina is the premier destination for recreational boaters, commercial fishers and marine related businesses/manufacturers. Just walking distance to historic downtown La Conner.
204 Douglas St.
La Conner, WA 98257