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. Did you know that more tulip, iris, and daffodil bulbs are produced here than in any other county in the U.S!

Dear Friends and Flower Fans: (March 21, 2020)

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has asked us all to do our part to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. Following these recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to close our display garden and flower fields to the public until further notice. This is not a decision that we take lightly and it will have tremendous long lasting impacts on our business, family, and local community. We ask that you please do your part to and help so that we might end the spread.

All fields have currently been removed from the Bloom Map. When updates are made, we will share them. Please sign up for emails or notifications on Facebook if you are interested in updates.

Images, video content, learning opportunities and more will be shared on our Facebook page during this closure and through the spring so that we can continue to share the beauty of our blooms with everyone. Thank you for your continued loyalty and understanding during these unprecedented times.

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 2020 Events

2/29 – Artist Reception for Daffodil Festival Poster Finalists / The Lux Art Center: 4pm – 6pm

2/29 – 3/15 – Art Show featuring 2020 La Conner Daffodil Festival Poster Contest Finalists, guests can vote for their favorite! / The Lux Art Center open Friday – Monday 11am – 4pm

3/7 – Jazz Valley Concert at La Conner Channel Lodge featuring C. Tuohy’s Jazz Trio: 6:30 – 8pm – FREE OF CHARGE (The concerts scheduled at Maple Hall have been cancelled)

3/12 – Pie & Ice Cream Social, Silent Auction. Fundraiser for the La Conner town flower Baskets / This event has been rescheduled to June 25, 2020

3/21 – 6th Annual Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride / www.thedandydaffodil.com / THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

3/31 – The winner of the Daffodil Painting Contest will be announced

ALL MARCH EVENTS ARE LISTED ON THE LOVE LA CONNER EVENTS PAGE – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

 

Thank you to our 2020 Daffodil Festival Event Sponsors!

Quantum Construction

Swinomish Casino & Lodge

Soroptimists of La Conner /  Vintage La Conner

La Conner Coffee Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Daffodils Around Town All Month Long!

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

 

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

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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!

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: info@laconnerchamber.com