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.
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.
Entries by Love La Conner
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”!
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.
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.
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!
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
by Angela Strand of NW Healthy Mama Daffodils seem to smile, guaranteeing that spring is on its 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 […]