Entries by Love La Conner

Snowy Owls – An Evening with Paul Bannick

As part of our annual La Conner Birding Showcase speaker series, please join the La Conner Chamber of Commerce as we welcome award-winning author and photographer Paul Bannick.  His Zoom presentation will feature never-before-published photographs and narratives from his newly published book,  Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History.

How Photographing Raptors Changed My Life

La Conner based photographer Nancy Crowell gave a presentation via Zoom to Skagit Audubon on November 10 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time. The program is a description of how she came to a bird photographer and her approach to shooting images that will engage and inspire people to care more about birds.

Shop at Pac Nor Westy Flagship Store in La Conner

Since their start in 2017, Pac Nor Westy has expanded to include designs rooted in outdoor exploration and adventure while increasing a commitment to using eco-friendly and made in the USA materials in their products. “We love bringing themes of nature together in creative ways to celebrate an authentic, adventurous life”, say owner Rich Murphy. The team gets out into nature whenever they get a free moment – it’s how they continue to be inspired.

La Conner and the Harvest Loop

The Valley around La Conner has big open spaces to enjoy the beauty of fall and the cornucopia of the harvest.  Our favorite fall harvest are pumpkins!  From the Giant Pumpkin Contest to our fields of pumpkins, we have the perfect pumpkin for you! We know that your trick-or-treating will be a different experience this year, but carving pumpkins at home and displaying them is a safe tradition to continue.

Outdoor Sipping at La Conner Sips!

Anna Janke knows wine.  Anna spent 12 years as a wine rep and wine steward with one goal—opening her own wine shop.  “The previous owners made this possible in 2015 when they sold me the business because of my passion for wine,” says Anna.  La Conner Sips customers benefit from Anna’s passion and knowledge.  “The owner is pouring (literally) some love and vino into the little town of La Conner,” says Trish from San Diego, CA.  

Pleasant Ridge Bed & Breakfast

Truly delightful in every way, Pleasant Ridge Bed & Breakfast is locally owned and “quaint” in the truest definition of the word. Those in search of a unique bed-and-breakfast with all the genuine comforts of the home need look no further. The Pleasant Ridge Bed & Breakfast boasts an extensive library and a variety of cozy nooks where rest, relaxation as well as peace and quiet are the order of the day.

Crabbing Around La Conner

Crabbing season is open and getting on the water makes you feel unconfined and free!  Paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or boat are all great ways to enjoy the islands around La Conner!  There are many islands and waterways to explore – Goat, Sugarloaf, Dot, Deadman, Little Deadman, Sandy, Kikit, and Skagit Islands to name a few!

Tips for Being a Responsible Recreationist

With all state-managed public lands, including state parks, natural areas, recreation land, recreational fishing, and state-managed boat launches reopening starting on May 5th (day-use only on a rolling basis), it’s a great time to learn how to recreate safely during these unprecedented times.

Support Our Local Businesses During the Latest Restrictions! La Conner a Tiny Town w. a Big Heart

We are incredibly lucky to have this many restaurants, shops, and museums in our tiny town.  Please support our local businesses in these unprecedented times. The list will be updated as we pass through the different phases of the SAFE START WASHINGTON plan.  Now more than ever, we need your support – Love, La Conner

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2020 Updates

Welcome to La Conner and the 2020 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! Kids – Enter our Imagine Spring Coloring Contest!

Made From Scratch at Calico Cupboard & Bakery

Calico Cupboard & Bakery is very proud of the fact that the food served at Calico Cupboard is honestly made from scratch with an unusually high standard of food quality and lots of old-fashioned goodness. The bakery products are made at Calico Cupboard from freshly milled, organically-grown, whole grain and unbleached flours when ever possible.

Saturday January 25th – La Conner Birding Showcase!

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. 

Sugar and Spice Makes La Conner So Nice

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.

La Conner Turkey Trot 2019

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!

Welcome Canadian Neighbors!

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. 

Harvest Time in the Valley!

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! 

Brew on the Slough 2019 – 5th Annual!

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. 

Tillinghast Postal and Business Center – Your Holiday Shipping Experts

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. 

Win a La Conner Getaway!

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.

La Conner Birding Showcase 2019!

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.

Festival of Tiny Trees 2018

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. […]

2018 La Conner Turkey Trot

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.

A Love Story – Earthenworks Gallery

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.

Purchase your tickets to Brew on the Slough! CHEERS

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.

Get to Know Katy’s Inn!

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.

La Conner Live!

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!

Get to Know Nell Thorn

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.

Know Your Beer Farmer

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.

What is a Tweed Ride You Ask?

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.

The Amazing Birds Of Winter Experience

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!

Heron Day Spa

117 Maple Ave.
La Conner, WA 98257
360-399-1074

Heron Day Spa embraces a nurturing philosophy embodied by a menu of massages, and facials that promote your health and well-being.

New Owner Brings Exciting Changes to Salon Rouge!

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! 

Benton Street Retreat

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.

La Conner Country Inn

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107 S. 2nd St | La Conner | 360-466-1500 | Book Online

Our charming Country Inn has spacious rooms with gas fireplaces and multiple event spaces located right in the heart of town. Enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon cookies and coffee, Wi-Fi & parking. We also offer a select number of dog friendly rooms for your furry family.

Heritage Flight Museum

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15053 Crosswind Dr.
Burlington, WA 98233
360.424.5151

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!