La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016

daffodil_festival_2016You 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. It’s just so beautiful in March with the Daffodils blooming and there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during 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 2016!

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

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016 Events

Smelt Derby Family Festival

51st Annual Smelt Derby hosted by the Rotary Club of La Conner – Feb 27

The Kiwaffodil Celebration

Hosted By The La Conner Kiwanis- March 12th (*Note New Date)

The La Conner Kiwanis will be celebrating their 101st Anniversary with the 2nd annual event during the La Conner Daffodil Festival – The Kiwaffodil! Enjoy an old fashioned Hoot’nanny with Bluegrass music at Maple Hall and the opportunity for open mic! 5pm – 10pm

The 2nd Annual Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride – March 26th

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!

Celebrating Skagit History Featuring the Amazing History of La Conner – April 2

Join us for a variety of events celebrating the history of one of the first towns in Skagit County. Activities will include tours of historic buildings, a walking tour of significant historic events in La Conner, presentations of La Conner stories, and much more. A delightful way to end the Daffodil Festival and start the Tulip Festival! Check the Museum website for information as events are scheduled.

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 2016 Photo Contest

Photographers get ready for the La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016 Photo Contest!  All you have to do to be entered to win is take your photos during the 2016 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 2016 La Conner Daffodil Festival Official Photo. The photograph will also be used for publicity for the 2017 Daffodil Festival.

Pamela Headridge Flight and Flowers was chosen as the winner of the 2015 Daffodil festival photo contest.  Flight and Flowers is the Official Photo for the 2016 La Conner Daffodil Festival.

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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’sExplore 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.

16 replies
  1. Tintu says:

    Can we see daffodils and tulips in Skagit Valley. We are planning a trip this weekend, so is both blossom?Is it in same area or different area.

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  2. Tina Barker says:

    I have the day off tomorrow and wanted to come see the daffodils. I know the festival technically starts in March, but can we still come see them.

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    • Love La Conner says:

      There isn’t really access to walk the Daffodil fields. There are a few parking lots open during the Tulip Festival and of course you can access fields at the 2 display gardens: RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town.
      Follow along on the Bloom Map and feel free to call the Visitor Center with your questions 360.466.4778

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  3. Linda & Lorin Tessem says:

    Hi,
    Wondering if you have any type of festival with booths and are accepting any commercial vendors? We sell Thrive Life freeze-dried foods, and would love the opportunity to share the foods with your community and the festival visitors. We don’t sell at these types of events, but do share samples – straight from the can – and gather names and contact information to share future Taste of Thrive Events where we do cooking demo’s and offer tastings of the dishes cooked.

    Thanks!

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