La Conner Daffodil Festival – March
You 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 the month of March.
To get you started, check out the Daffodil Bloom Map . The Daffodil Bloom Map is updated daily to show you which fields are blooming. Did you know that more tulip, iris, and daffodil bulbs are produced here than in any other county in the U.S!
La Conner Daffodil Festival Fun Facts!
- According to Brent Roozen, owner of RoozenGaarde and the Washington Bulb Company, RoozenGaarde grows more than 450 acres of daffodils, compared to 350 acres of tulips.
- The three major varieties planted are Dutch Master, Flower Carpet and Standard Value – Dutch Master is the world’s most popular daffodil.
- Fields of daffodils are left intact through the bloom cycle and beyond, unlike tulips which are ‘topped’ toward the end of their bloom cycle.
- Daffodil crops are only rotated every 3 years, versus an every-year rotation for tulips – fields that are 3 years old this year will be a solid wash of bright yellow.
La Conner Daffodil Festival Events – 2020
February 29 – Daffodil Festival Poster Art Show / *Click here for details on how you can enter your artwork!
The Lux Art Center will host the finalists in our poster contest! The show will run until March 15th
March 9 – Jazz Valley Concert
Come to Maple Hall and enjoy some live Jazz… More details to come
March 12 – Pie & Ice Cream Social Fundraiser
The La Conner Chamber of Commerce hosts our annual flower basket fundraiser, March 12th at Maple Hall. Come enjoy a piece of pie, ice cream sundae or both! Silent auction with great La Conner items!
March 21 – The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride
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.
Buy Daffodils Around Town All Month Long!
All month long you will find the Kiwanis and Boy Scouts selling daffodils around La Conner.
Plan Your La Conner Daffodil Festival Trip!
Because there is so much to see and do during the Daffodil 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!
Make sure and visit our winning Daffodil merchant windows! Mary Davis Vintage Lighting on Morris St., La Conner Retirement Inn on North 1st St and Jennings Yarn & Needlecraft on South 1st St.
Call or stop by the La Conner Visitor’s Center where you’ll find lots of information – including brochures and maps. 413 Morris St. in La Conner; 360/466-4778. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.