August & September Happenings – 2013

Fall Pumpkins Christianson's Nursery 2012Looking for a great weekend getaway? Come visit us in La Conner! Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in August and September – our list grows by the day, so be sure to also check out our monthly Event Calendar for the most up-to-date information. You can also pick up our summer and fall event card at all our local businesses and Visitor Information Center – this is a great take-away to remind you of what else you might want to come to La Conner for, or to share with family and friends who might also enjoy visiting us!

Happenings & Events

August 1
Annual Skagit County Pioneer Picnic, Pioneer Park

August 2-3
Live music by Mia Vermillion, Swinomish Casino & Lodge

August 3
Wine Tasting with Bunchgrass Winery, Hellams Vineyard
Skagit Valley Art Escape, La Conner Galleries
Artist Reception for Nick Fennel & Jeffrey Hanks, Gallery Cygnus
Silk Painting Demonstration, Ann Hardee Gallery

August 5
British Columbia Day/Civic Holiday

August 9-11
Swinomish Days, Swinomish Reservation

August 10
Annual La Conner Boat & Car Show, La Conner Marina
Wine Tasting with Stephenson Cellars, Hellams Vineyard
Wine Tasting with Vinum Wines, Sempre Italiano

August 10-11
Exhibition of Students Work, Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

August 11
Live music by Joachim Nordensson, Hellams Vineyard

August 16-17
Live music by John and Deanne Savage, Swinomish Casino & Lodge

August 17
Wine Tasting with a Taste of Woodinville, Hellams Vineyard
Celebrate Skagit: Dinner on the Farm, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland

August 18
Danny Vernon: Illusions of Elvis, Swinomish Casino & Lodge

August 23
Live music by Matt Brown, Seed’s Bistro & Bar

August 24
Harvesting Hope Auction, Rotary of La Conner
Red Solo Cup with Tastings and Music, Skagit County Historical Museum
Wine Tasting and BBQ with Barrister Wines, Hellams Vineyard

August 26
Free Bingo, Swinomish Casino & Lodge

September 1
Caravan Gallery Anniversary Sale

September 1-2
Back to School Wine Specials, Hellams Vineyard

September 2
Labor Day! US and Canadian

September 2-30
Getaway Mondays, Channel Lodge & Country Inn

September 5 & 12
Mosaic Classes, That’s Knot All Artists’ Co-Op

September 7
Skagit Flight Fest Air Show, Skagit Regional Airport
Next Generation Gardener, Christianson’s Nursery
Wine Tasting at Sempre Italiano, featuring Italian wines
Skagit Valley Art Escape, Art Walk in La Conner & Edison
Painting with Glass demonstration, Ann Hardee Gallery

September 8
Eggplant Epicure, Christianson’s Nursery

September 10
Heritage Barns presentation, Skagit County Historical Museum

September 12
Mosaic Classes-Second Session, That’s Knot All Artists’ Co-Op

September 14
Native Plants for Small Gardens, Christianson’s Nursery
Finn River Cider Tasting, Hellams Vineyard

September 16
Holiday Crafters Supply Sale, Vintage La Conner

September 18
Tabata Boot camp Info Night, Inspire! Fitness

September 19
Handcrafted Furniture presentation, Skagit County Historical Museum

September 21
Small Conifers for Small Gardens, Christianson’s Nursery
Anto Lin Cellars Tasting, Hellams Vineyard

September 28
Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival, Christianson’s Nursery
Smithsonian Day, Skagit County Historical Museum
Fivash Cellars Tasting, Hellams Vineyard

Ongoing Exhibits

Gallery Cygnus

  • August 3-25: Paintings by Nick Fennel, and Vessels by Jeffrey Hanks
  • Maggie Wilder’s Magic Mud Show, Gallery Cygnus, September 6 – October 20

La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum

  • Through August 30: Bloomin’ Dozen
  • Through October 6: From Nature’s Studio – Regina V. Benson
  • Through October 6: Kaleidoscope: Fiber Embroidery by Liz Whitney Quisgard
  • Quilt Walk, La Conner Shops, September 1 – October 15

Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA)

  • Through September 29: Selections from the Permanent Collection: Reflections

Skagit County Historical Museum

  • Through August 4: Shall We Gather: Centennial Churches of Skagit County
  • Through August 10: History of the Pioneer Picnic
  • Through August 25: “Shine to Chardonnay”
  • Pieces of History Quilt Show, Skagit County Historical Museum, August 16-October 13



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