La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 – Plan Your Trip!

la_conner_daffodil_festival_2015_posterYou all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right? While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop.

This year we are changing the  March La Conner’s Unofficial Daffodil Festival … to the La Conner Daffodil Festival.  Why not make it official? It’s just so beautiful in March with the Daffodils blooming and there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during the month of March. If you can’t make it to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, skip the crowds and join us in March this year for the La Conner Daffodil Festival!

To get you started, check out the Daffodil Bloom Map! The Daffodil Bloom Map is updated daily to show you which fields are blooming.

La Conner Daffodil Festival Events

MoNA Style – Not Tweeds But Just As Fun! – March 14th

MoNA Style will feature more than 40 participating Northwest artists to demonstrate, display, and sell their artwork. From 11:30 am-1:30 pm guests will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at one of the participating restaurants where informal modeling will show off the artists’ creations. Attendees will vote for their favorite artist to receive the People’s Choice award. The public will get a chance to win raffle baskets of prizes from local merchants.  Please visit the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) website for more information!

The Kiwaffodil Celebration Hosted By The La Conner Kiwanis- March 21st

The La Conner Kiwanis will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary with the introduction of the 1st annual event during the La Conner Daffodil Festival – The Kiwaffodil!

Morning: Pancake Breakfast at the La Conner School cafeteria.
10-3 Maple Hall:  Children’s Art Exhibit, Live Music, Crowning of the La Conner King & Queen of the Daffodils (5th Graders From La Conner Elementary School)
10-7 Maple Hall:  Silent Auction Benefit
5-8 Maple Hall:  Classical Guitarist, Andre Feriante, will perform
5-8 Maple Hall: Hors d’oeuvres and wine with donations going to local family

The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride – March 28th

la_conner_daffodil_festival_bike_rideJoin us in La Conner among the daffodil fields for a dashing bicycle ride with a bit of style.  It’s a perfect place to be planted and a beautiful place to bloom. Tally-ho!  What is a tweed ride you may wonder! A tweed ride is a return to a bygone era in England when families would dress in their best clothing, assemble a picnic lunch, get on the train with their bicycles and go out to the countryside. Riding their bicycles home.

What would be better than a group ride among fields of daffodils in which the cyclists dress in classic tweed or any smart looking outfit. Any effort made to recreate the spirit of yesteryear is also always appreciated. Any and all bicycles are acceptable on the Tweed Ride. Its a smashing way to throw a party for all our cycling friends to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

Riders should expect a scenic route enjoyed at a slow pace, stops along the way with exceptionally evocative atmospheres, and plenty of time to socialize with other well-dressed, convivial cyclists. Please visit The Dandy Daffodil website for registration, route and itinerary.  The itinerary includes an afternoon picnic and the after-party!

Buy Daffodils Around Town All Month Long!

All month long you will find the Kiwanis and Boy Scouts selling daffodils around La Conner.

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 Photo Contest

Photographers get ready for the La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 Photo Contest!  All you have to do to be entered to win is take your photos during the 2015 La Conner Daffodil Festival and then post to facebook with hashtag #laconnerdaffodils.  We will then choose the top 10 photos and have the public vote on the winning photograph!  The winner will receive a cash prize of $100 and be crowned the 2015 La Conner Daffodil Festival Official Photo. The photograph will also be used for publicity for the 2016 Daffodil Festival.

Andy Porter’s Daffodils At Sunrise was chosen as the winner of the 2014 “unofficial” Daffodil festival.  Daffodils At Sunrise is the Official Photo for the 2015 La Conner Daffodil Festival.  Daffodils At Sunrise was also featured internationally on Flickr’s Explore which resulted in close to 20,000 views!

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La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 Official Photo – Daffodils At Sunrise by Andy Porter

 Plan Your La Conner Daffodil Festival Trip!

Because there is so much to see and do during the Daffodil Tulip Festival, we recommend that you plan ahead and make reservations at one of La Conner’s lodging establishments. You’ll be centrally located and within a few minutes of all of the daffodil fields and display gardens, plus you’ll be able to enjoy a visit to our waterfront village, shop in our many specialty stores and dine at one of our amazing restaurants.

There are not many valleys quite as beautiful as the Skagit Valley – and there certainly are even fewer valleys as gorgeous as ours is when the sun is out, the fields are ablaze with color and snow-covered Mount Baker offers a perfect backdrop. Come visit us – we promise that you’ll absolutely love La Conner in March!

skagit valley tulip festival visitor informationCall or stop by the La Conner Visitor’s Center where you’ll find lots of information – including brochures and maps. 511-C Morris St. in La Conner; 360/466-4778.  E-Mail: info@laconnerchamber.com

Plan Your Return Visit

P.S. … While it’s always fun to visit La Conner during the spring months – there are tons of reasons to come back again and again – all year round! Take a look at our Visit La Conner on a Return Trip page to learn more about what’s fun and engaging during each of our four seasons.

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