Call to Artists for our 2020 #LaConnerDaffodils poster contest. We are looking for art that captures the magic of the Daffodils around La Conner and the Skagit Valley. We will invite the 10 finalist to participate in a show in La Conner at The Lux Art Center in March 2020. The winner will be announced by March 31st and he/she will receive a $150.00 prize. The winning art will be featured as the official image for the 2021 Daffodil Festival!
About Love La Conner
Julie developed new tourism websites and content marketing programs for Skagit County and La Conner, Washington along with more than a couple dozen other tourism and craft beer related businesses and organizations. She has contributed to Sparksheet and travel-related blogs. Julie splits her time between her homes in La Conner (on the Salish Sea and north of Seattle) and White Salmon WA (on the Columbia River and east of Portland) where she also has an airbnb. She takes a break from it all in the wilderness where she lets her creativity go wild.
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You know winter is almost here when the farm fields surrounding La Conner turn white – with Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans. The birds annually migrate southward by the tens of thousands from nesting grounds in Siberia and Alaska. The Skagit Valley is one of their major wintering grounds, with more than 50,000 birds typically stopping over between as early as October and the La Conner Daffodil Festival in March.
We love holidays in La Conner! It’s chilly out and time for warm clothes, gloves, and hats, the water is beautiful with colorful reflected lights, and our tiny little town becomes a pretty magical place. There are lots of fun things to do in La Conner during the holidays – check out our online calendar for a month’s worth of holiday fun and holiday getaway ideas! And check back often, as many events and festivities are added as we get closer to December … you might find something that is a perfect fit for your visit to La Conner.
A favorite event among locals – and Thanksgiving holiday visitors alike – is the annual La Conner Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a hometown run on Thanksgiving morning in the beautiful waterfront town of La Conner, Washington. What could be better than going for a run or walk first thing on Thanksgiving morning so that you can justify indulging a little bit more of the wonderful foods served for Thanksgiving dinner? We think this event is a brilliant idea – and so do our racers!
A grassroots campaign has come together in La Conner to offer a discount to Canadian visitors this fall. “We love our Canadian visitors and recognize how the fluctuation in the dollar can impact their travel plans over the border,” said the La Conner Chamber of Commerce director Heather Carter.
It’s Harvest Time in and around La Conner! Did you know that over 90 different crops grow in Skagit Valley including barley and hops!? You can meet your “beer farmer” right here in La Conner at the Hedlin’s Family Farm AND attend our very own beer festival – Brew on the Slough!
The Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibition examines the many roles that sports play in American society. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. Visit this exhibit and Hometown Skagit: How Sports Shape Our Community this fall!
Brew on the Slough 2019 is now in its’ 5th year and is set for October 19th from 7-10 pm. We invite you to La Conner and the Skagit Valley to taste some awesome beer, and also to experience the beauty of the Valley where our soils are rated in the top 2% in the world and the climate here is unique to North America. Because of this, barley for many of these beers are grown right here around La Conner.
Formerly That’s Know All and founded in 2012, La Conner Artist Gallery is a cooperative art gallery of featuring many local artists. You will find original artwork with wonderful price points for the perfect gift or addition to your home. The featured artist for August is Jill West.
Coming through La Conner this month are canoes participating in “Paddle to Lummi” 2019, Sqweshenet Tse Schelangen “Honoring Our way of Life” July 24-28th.
The La Conner Visitor Information Center located at 413 Morris St. is open all year round and staffed with volunteers who live in La Conner. In fact, one of our past mayors is a volunteer! Locals and visitors, we welcome you to come in and say hello!
La Conner is blooming! Over 50 flower baskets line Morris Street and 1st Street now through Labor Day.
Continue reading for a list of this year’s winners!
Welcome to La Conner and the 2019 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! Surrounded by the Salish Sea and farmland filled with tulip and daffodil bulbs, our waterfront town is ready for your visit. La Conner’s boardwalk, waterfront hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, boutiques and museums make it the perfect Tulip Festival vacation home base!
Get out your fishing poles and lace up your running shoes. The La Conner Rotary Club’s 54th annual Smelt Derby Family Festival and Smelt Run are coming up on Saturday, Feb. 23 with something for everyone.
Tillinghast Postal and Business Center, now located at 521 Morris Street at the 4-way stop, are ready for your holiday shipping needs! The new location allows for quick and easy parking along with plenty of space to serve you this holiday season. With several years of servicing the great folks in and around La Conner, Tillinghast Postal and Business Center has definitely hit their stride.
Join us in La Conner, among the daffodil fields of Skagit Valley, for a dashing bicycle ride with a bit of style – the 5th Annual Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride! It’s a perfect place to be planted and a beautiful place to bloom. Tally-ho!
We have already started the #dailydaffreport with the daffodils making their first appearances! Now is a great time to book your La Conner Daffodil Festival accommodations and start planning your trip! The 2019 Festival is sponsored by the Swinomish Casino & Lodge
Take a selfie with our new ad at the Sea-Tac airport and enter to win! A winner will be drawn on Monday, April 8th. The prize is one night at the La Conner Channel Lodge, $50.00 gift card to Nell Thorn Restaurant, 2 – $25.00 gift cards to La Conner merchants (TBD), 2018 La Conner Daffodil Festival poster and more.
Escape your To-Do-List at the Wild Iris Inn: Warm, romantic and intimate, the boutique inn offers a true retreat from modern life with luxury services and features such as a complimentary breakfast, free parking, charming guest rooms and famous cookie!
Join us for the 2nd annual La Conner Birding Showcase during the Skagit Valley Birds of Winter Experience! Educational vendors and artists will be on display from 9:30am – 3pm. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Kaeli Swift.
The Skagit County Historical Museum serves as the official source for the understanding and enjoyment of Skagit County’s unique cultural history. In doing so, the Museum fosters community identity, understanding, and pride; offers a sense of belonging; and acts as a forum for bringing individuals and communities together.
Join the La Conner Library Foundation for the Festival of Tiny Trees 2018 on Friday November 30th from 6:30-8:30 at The Lux (603 Morris Street). Featuring savory & sweet bites, sips of sparkling wine or cider, silent auction of unique tiny trees, live auction of 4” x 4” original art and decorated wreaths for sale. […]
Historic, waterfront, tiny, and charming are all ingredients of the sugar and spice holiday recipe for fun in La Conner Washington during the 2018 Holiday Season. Galleries, boutique and restaurants all join the fun of spicing it up for the Holiday Season! Don’t miss the window displays, art shows and special holiday menus!
Maple Hall will be featuring 14 invitational artists in various mediums along with an Open Show with 60 local artists showing and selling. Live demonstrations by artist and live music performances will be at Maple Hall and throughout town in 15 different locations on Morris St. and First and Second St.
Jingle “Belles” is a Ladies Night of Shopping that will take place on November 16th, 4:30-7:30pm. This is your chance to get your girlfriends together, shop and be merry! Take advantage of special offers only for YOU.
The 12th Annual La Conner Turkey Trot is a hometown run Thanksgiving morning in the beautiful waterfront town of La Conner, Washington. The La Conner Schools Booster Club hosts Turkey Trot with proceeds benefiting the La Conner Braves Track & Field Booster Club.
Surge, an exhibition designed to draw attention to climate change and its impact on Northwest’s coastal communities, provides the forum for artists together with environmental researchers and educators to present the public with new perspectives on issues such as flooding, sea level rise and storm surge.
The story of Earthenworks Gallery is a love story of sorts – starting with two Northwest-born teenagers who fell in love with art as they fell in love with each other. This is the story of Don and Cynthia Hoskins – who today own Earthenworks, one of the Northwest’s premier destination galleries in La Conner, Washington.
La Conner is the kind of water-front 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. What better place for a beer festival! The 4th Annual Brew on the Slough is scheduled for October 20th, 2018.
Meet the owner of Katy’s Inn! Kimberly Good Rubenstein is a 5th generation Skagitonian. Born and raised in Skagit County, she graduated from La Conner High School and Washington State University earning a degree in Hotel and Restaurant management.
Looking for a wonderful way to spend a Sunday in La Conner? La Conner Live is a non-profit that puts on a 15 week free outdoor summer concert series that plays every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Come and experience quality music, food, and wine all under sunny skies on the Swinomish Channel!
Today, Nell Thorn is undeniably one of the best restaurants north of Seattle or south of Vancouver, B.C. With fresh ingredients and a truly Northwest-inspired menu, Casey, Susan and their staff love finding new ways to bring foods and flavors together. They also love making sure that their customers have a terrific experience.
Beginning July 25th, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will host The Tribal Canoe Journey (TCJ). Swinomish will welcome over 100 family canoes, mostly from the Northwest, but also from as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand to the shores of its Reservation.
MoNA offers free admission and is open seven days a week to provide the most access to all members of our diverse community. MoNA enriches lives in our diverse community by fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity through exhibitions and educational activities that explore the art of the Northwest.
Voted best seafood restaurant in Skagit County several years running. Waterfront dining featuring fresh local ingredients. Banquet and catering services available.
MoNA offers free admission and is open seven days a week to provide the most access to all members of our diverse community.
The La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show presents an opportunity to share our American heritage with you and your family August 3rd – 4th, 2018. Whether your love is classic cars, show cars, classic yachts, or work boats, you’ll be surprised and delighted at this event.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, family outing, organizational retreat or a commune with nature, as a guest at The Heron Inn & Day Spa, their inn is your inn. Visit and stay at The Heron Inn in La Conner, Washington and then — relax! They will take care of you.
Today I had the opportunity to ride along with Dave Hedlin, third generation farmer, of Hedlin’s Family Farm in La Conner, WA. Hedlin’s Family Farm is located less than 10 miles from Skagit Valley Malting where the barley will be malted when harvested in late August.
Join us on Thursday June 14th from 5-7 to support the beautiful hanging flower baskets!
The La Conner Marina is a premier destination for recreational boaters, commercial fishers and marine-related businesses and manufacturers. Located within easy walking distance of charming downtown La Conner, the marina is a clean, service-oriented facility that tourists and La Conner residents alike enjoy visiting.
Welcome to the 10th Biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival!
Come to La Conner for the La Conner Guitar Festival May 11th – 13th. It’s your opportunity to find the instrument of your dreams!
Thank you to everyone who voted! Between Facebook and Instagram we had more than 2,200 votes.
CONGRATULATIONS Mara Leite with the photo “Golden Hour” beautifully showcasing our #laconnerdaffodils and the Skagit Valley.
La Conner is located in the middle of the tulip fields which makes for an excellent destination to begin or end your La Conner tulip festival tours! We have partnered up with Road2Travel and Starline Luxury Coaches to offer you a variety of tours.
We are ready for you to take-in the tulips for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2018 and enjoy happenings and events in and around La Conner. Welcome!
Both are just steps from shops, art galleries, museums and dining and between the two offer pet-friendly rooms, wine tasting, musical entertainment and a wide variety of package options.
With dark, cozy winters behind us comes the promise of spring and cheerful backdrops in La Conner and the Skagit Valley. Here in this beautiful area, you’ll find fields of gold and rainbows of color.
Typically the first question that arises when someone mentions a Tweed Ride is what is it and what does it mean? The short answer is that a Tweed Ride is a throwback to days-gone-by in England where family members would dress in their very best clothing for an outing.
This March is a great opportunity to snap some amazing images of incredibly beautiful daffodil fields with sunsets, sunrises, winter birds, and people enjoying the view.
For the Ginger Grater, Olive Shoppe and Orange Rainbow Espresso, located in the destination community of La Conner, Washington, that ambiance is part of what makes these three stores perennial favorites with locals and visitors alike.
With daffodils blooming and spring in the air, the La Conner Daffodil Festival is a great spring destination for wine tasting! Join us on Saturday March 10th at Maple hall for the “Grapes of Daff”!
The Pleasant Ridge Bed & Breakfast is a special place and just a stone’s throw away from friendly La Conner, Washington.
Looking for a renewing day-trip or overnight excursion? La Conner is just the ticket for a getaway! We have lots of fun things to do and see – whether you’re in need of a romantic cozy fireplace and a warm drink, a little shopping, or a walk along our boardwalk inthe fresh/crisp air, we’re just the place.
Fishing, running, pancakes and fish painting will all be part of the fun, with something for everyone at the 53rd Annual Smelt Derby Family Festival and Smelt Run!
As March approaches, the La Conner Daffodil Festival is an event that should not be missed. Imagine sprawling fields of cheerful and happy daffodils with majestic Mount Baker staged in the background.
With so many wonderful products and artwork on hand this is an ideal opportunity to explore some of the most unique fiber, quilt and textile artwork found anywhere today.
Check out the inspirational exhibits that can be enjoyed when visiting The Museum of Northwest Art and La Conner this winter.
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.
By buying the La Conner Weekly News last June, Ken Stern continues the legacy of a weekly newspaper being published continuously in La Conner since 1873.
Skagit Valley and La Conner offer an authentic experience in many ways but nothing is perhaps more magical than the annual migration of birds into this inviting part of Washington State. In honor of these birds, we welcome you to the first La Conner Birding Showcase as part of the Birds of Winter Experience!
The holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year. This is especially the case when talking about La Conner and all that it has to offer. Explore our list of holiday events for the month of December!
The La Conner Tillinghast Postal and Business Center offers incredible levels of convenience for those who live and work in the local area. No need to travel long distances in search of business related services.
Each year a wonderful nautical holiday event takes place in the friendly and welcoming community of La Conner Washington. This event is known as the Lighted Boat Parade and it happens this year (2017) on December 9th from 6 to 7 PM.
117 Maple Ave.
La Conner, WA 98257
Heron Day Spa embraces a nurturing philosophy embodied by a menu of massages, and facials that promote your health and well-being.
Just imagine strolling along the La Conner boardwalk with elegantly illuminated holiday lights twinkling and sparkling in a most nautical atmosphere. Boats and trees throughout much of La Conner will be brightly lit for the holiday season during this fun shopping adventure.
The 11th annual La Conner Turkey Trot is a popular hometown run that will occur on this upcoming 2017 Thanksgiving morning in the remarkably beautiful waterfront town of La Conner.
Breathtaking views of the Padilla Bay, Swinomish Channel, San Juan Islands, and Mount Baker along with local artwork, luxury bedding, stylish hotel room furnishings and glass-enclosed showers will ensure your comfort and a pleasurable resort hotel stay while visiting La Conner.
This intriguing exhibition explores a genuinely diverse and unique history of artists who were able to find their deepest and most personal creative inspiration in beautiful Skagit Valley.
Visitors who have been coming to La Conner for years remember the charm of the Tillinghast Nursery and gift store at the entrance to La Conner – these days the original 1890’s structure has been transformed into a delightful grouping of businesses including Salon Rouge. The charm on the outside of the building is just the beginning, however. Welcome to Salon Rouge where beauty comes from the inside out!
Three Upcoming MoNA Shows Open October 14th & Run Thru January 7th!
601 S. Fourth St. | La Conner | (360) 708-5728 | Book Online
Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds – Hilltop View of Valley Farms and 3 Blocks to Center of Town. Enjoy panoramic views and the peace and quiet of the “morning deck” looking east off the bluff and enjoy the small town ambience of the town’s historic district just steps away.
For a truly unique experience and an exploration into a wide variety of creativity consider attending Art’s Alive in La Conner Washington this November 3rd 4th and 5th
The fall season is really a special time of the year in the Pacific Northwest especially with one particularly unique event which highlights the beautiful farmlands surrounding La Conner and all around Skagit County.
The Pacific Northwest has so much to offer in terms of art and culture. This is especially true when it comes to the PNW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner Washington!
We were considering a destination wedding in Mexico, when an all-local wedding idea popped in our heads. Get married locally, serve food grown in the Valley, and support our town and local businesses. Why fly to Mexico when we can keep our money in our community!
101 N. First St.
La Conner, WA 98257
15053 Crosswind Dr.
Burlington, WA 98233
Located less than 10 miles from La Conner at the Skagit Regional Airport, the Heritage Flight Museum is dedicated to the preservation and flying of historic military aircraft, honoring veterans and to keeping history alive!
May 10-12, 2019
La Conner, WA
MoNA celebrates the life and work of Clayton James (1918 – 2016), with an exhibition of art and photographs from the permanent collection and selections from archives recently donated to the museum.
355 Harris Ave #104
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 738-8099/ 800-443-4552
P.O. Box 1487
Burlington, WA 98233
615 Morris St.
La Conner, WA 98257
by Angela Strand of NW Healthy Mama Daffodils seem to smile, guaranteeing that spring is on it’s way. But what should a family do after driving by the fields and admiring all the beauty of the La Conner Daffodil Festival? Just go back home? No way! Here are a few must-do ideas! Hikes, places to […]
PRIZE(s): A prize package filled with great stuff will be awarded for each age group & your winning art will be displayed on the www.lovelaconner.com website: • Age Group 3-6 • Age group 7 – 11 RULES: Eligibility – Participating “artists” must be between the ages of 3-11 Deadline – All entries must be turned […]
The annual tradition of lining First & Morris Streets with beautiful flower baskets has begun!
Listed are the wonderful individuals and merchants that sponsored the 2015 La Conner town baskets.
A Gallery of fine woodworking, representing over 250 American Craftsmen. Featuring the famous Brendan rocker…come see what comfort really means. Get To Know The Wood Merchant… As you look in the windows it is easy to imagine relaxing within the gently sweeping curves of the hand crafted rocking chairs or seating your guests at one […]
In the pantry at Nell Thorn, there are only two ingredients that you’ll find in cans: organic coconut milk and field-ripened tomatoes. And that’s the way it should be, according to owners and chefs Susan and Casey Schanen. “Our menu is based on our overall philosophy that food should be fresh, clean, sustainable, organic, and […]
The chamber is seeking donations for this years’ Spaghetti “Taste Off” and Silent Auction. Proceeds from this years’ event will go into a fund for future town flower baskets as well as holiday décor. Event details: When: Thursday May 22 Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Maple Hall Please let us know if […]
The KING5 Best Northwest Escapes is a contest featuring more than 1,612 local businesses competing to be named best. YOUR votes determine the outcome. Voting ends Friday, April 11th. Vote La Conner! How To Claim Your Nominee Profile Page – Best Northwest Escapes With the 2014 Best Northwest Escapes right around the corner, it’s a […]
UPDATE: I-5 Bridge Collapse Between Mount Vernon and Burlington The I-5 bridge collapse is between Mount Vernon and Burlington. If you are heading to La Conner, Anacortes or the San Juan Islands from Seattle, the EXIT IS OPEN (and is south of the I-5 bridge collapse) to La Conner. You can then continue on to […]
Thank you to Kitty Bluhm of Samish Island Cards for allowing us to use her beautiful photographs on the Love La Conner website. Samish Island Cards reflect the quiet beauty of Pacific Northwest Island shores, sunsets, gardens and wildlife. They represent moments of stillness that speak in an elemental language of light, clouds, sun, and […]