Every community has a personality all its own – La Conner is no different. We’re quite small, we’re often quirky, we’re committed to our art and our water and our history and our landscape, and our community is full of smart and hardworking people who all help make this little town a very special place to live … and visit! We hope you enjoy our Channel Chatter Blog!

Celebrating Spring's Arrival: The La Conner Daffodil Festival

As winter recedes and the vibrant colors of spring begin to bloom, there's no better way to welcome the season than by immersing oneself in the beauty of nature. In the waterfront town of La Conner, Washington, nestled amidst Skagit Valley's picturesque landscapes, the arrival of spring is celebrated in grandeur through the annual La Conner Daffodil Festival!
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Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

The Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum stands as a beacon of artistic expression and cultural preservation in the heart of Washington state's picturesque Skagit Valley. Established in 1997 and nestled within the charming town of La Conner, this museum is more than just a repository of textiles; it is a testament to the enduring legacy and innovation of fiber arts.

Bird of a Fiber

In the heart of La Conner, where the sky meets the fiber, Birds of a Fiber 2024 is set to take flight, celebrating not just artistic prowess but also the deep connection between art, nature, and community.

La Conner Banner Project: Celebrating Local Photographers on Morris Street

La Conner, a picturesque waterfront town known for its charming streets and vibrant arts community, is about to get even more colorful and welcoming. Introducing the La Conner Banner Project, an exciting initiative aimed at celebrating local photographers and beautifying Morris Street with their stunning work.

La Conner Birding Festival Returns!

We are delighted to extend a cordial invitation to you for a weekend of natural marvels at the La Conner Birding Festival, gracefully returning to enchant us on February 3rd and 4th, 2024. Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Skagit Valley and La Conner, this festival promises an enchanting experience filled with birdwatching, artistry, and educational exploration for both adults and children alike.
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New Years Eve Party 2023

Get ready to ring in the New Year with a night filled with laughter, joy, and fantastic memories. Our New Year's Eve Party promises to be dazzling, featuring dancing, sipping, and tasty treats!

Holiday Season Events 2023 in La Conner

As the holiday season approaches, many of us look forward to a relaxing and memorable getaway. While popular destinations like bustling cities and well-known tourist spots have their own allure, sometimes it's the hidden gems that offer the most unforgettable experiences. La Conner is a charming village tucked between the Salish Sea, farmlands, and the North Cascades. Join us in La Conner this Holiday Season!

Celebrating Creativity: Arts Alive 2023 in La Conner, Washington

La Conner, Washington, a picturesque town nestled along the Swinomish Channel, is a haven for artists and art enthusiasts alike. Every year, this charming community hosts an event that celebrates creativity in its myriad forms: Arts Alive. In 2023, this festival promises to be a vibrant and unforgettable experience, showcasing the rich tapestry of artistic talent that calls this town home.

'Tis the Season for Jingle Belles Shopping Event!

The holiday season is fast approaching, and what better way to kick off the festivities than with the much-anticipated Jingle Belles Shopping Event hosted by the La Conner Chamber of Commerce? This enchanting event promises a delightful blend of local charm and seasonal cheer, making it a must-attend for all.

La Conner is Skagit Valley Harvest Central

It’s time to dress cozy, create a road trip playlist, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and drive to La Conner to celebrate the Skagit Valley Harvest! We have waterfront hotels, along with dog-friendly hotels that offer e-bike rentals! Our waterfront farm-to-table restaurants will serve you the daily catch while you watch the fishing boat go by. Walk on our boardwalk and take in the wine tasting and boutique shopping after your harvest adventures!

La Conner Hosts Skagit Farm to Pint FEST & Skagit Tidewater Boil

Make it a weekend in La Conner!  Book your lodging, mooring, or RV reservations for amazing craft beer, seafood, and live music for the last weekend in September! 

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16133 Snee Oosh Rd. La Conner, WA. 98257 Phone: 360-630-8880

Tom Robbins Day

September 2nd is Tom Robbin's Day!  Join us as we show gratitude to a beloved community member and celebrate his literary legacy!  Use your imagination and creativity, and let's have fun in Tom Robbins style!

La Conner's Fourth of July Celebration 2023

The 4th of July is a day of immense pride and celebration for Americans across the country. In the picturesque town of La Conner, Washington, this patriotic holiday comes alive with a blend of small-town charm and vibrant festivities. As we dive into the details of the 4th of July 2023 in La Conner, get ready to witness a day filled with joy, community spirit, and dazzling fireworks that will leave lasting memories for all who attend.
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Intuitive Arts Fair in La Conner

The Intuitive Arts Fair is a must-attend event for anyone interested in exploring their intuition and spiritual side. Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 - 25, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Maple Hall, La Conner, this in-person event promises to be a day full of insightful and inspiring experiences.

23rd Annual La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show 2023

Get ready for the 23rd Annual La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show!  Mark your calendars for August 5th, 2023, from 10-3, and spiffy up those boats, cars, motorcycles, and tractors!  Book your reservations at one of our many lodging options. Are you staying on a boat or RV?  Be sure to make your reservations now with the La Conner Marina.

La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest 2023

The finalists have been chosen. Now it's your turn to vote with a like! The 2023 photo with the most likes wins and will be featured in the 2024 La Conner Daffodil Festival. The winner will be announced Monday, May 31st!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2023

Welcome to La Conner and the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!  Surrounded by the Salish Sea and farmland filled with tulip and daffodil bulbs, our waterfront town is ready for your visit. 

The Waterfront Cafe

The Waterfront Café invites you to enjoy a unique dining experience with one of La Conner’s best waterfront views from their outside dining area or inside seating. Enjoy the spectacular murals throughout the restaurant painted by one of America’s renowned muralists, Jerry Ragg.

2023 Tulip Festival Traffic Advisory

April 1st officially kicks off Skagit County’s 2023 Tulip Festival. This is an exciting and busy time for our community, with thousands of visitors visiting local tulip fields throughout the month of April.
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Daffodil Pet Parade & Fashion Show

Join us in La Conner on March 18th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM to celebrate the Daffodil Festival and our beloved pets! 

La Conner's First Annual Mystery

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 25, 2023, for the first annual La Conner murder mystery event “The Case of the Slain Slough Swindler." Join the fun as a sleuth as you search for clues around town and interview suspects on the street to solve the case.

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2023

Join us for the annual La Conner Daffodil Festival! There's nothing quite as extraordinary 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.

Tillinghast Postal & Business Center Under New Ownership

Welcome, Christina and Robyn, to the La Conner business community as the new owners of Tillinghast Postal and Business Center! They look forward to upholding Tillinghast's legacy and "never say no" motto. Whatever the project may be, they'll get it done for you!

New Year's Eve Celebration in La Conner

Book your La Conner lodging, make those dinner reservations, and get ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2023 in La Conner! The New Year’s eve celebration featuring the Chris Eger Band is December 31, 2022, at Maple Hall from 8:00 PM – 12:30 AM. Tickets are $75 and are on sale now!

Jingle Belles Ladies Night of Shopping 2022

Gather your friends and support our local businesses; La Conner is hosting the annual community-inspired “Jingle Belles” A Ladies' Night of Shopping on Friday, November 18th!

La Conner Dental Family

La Conner Dental provides a state-of-the-art facility with the highest quality dental care. Patients’ health and comfort is the top priority. You become part of the La Conner Dental family when you walk through the door. As a family, La Conner Dental values your trust and strives to consistently exceed your expectations.

Halloween Parade & Trick-or-Treat

Join us for the annual La Conner Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat on Monday, October 31st, from Noon-1:30! Gather your goblins, witches, and rock stars at the north end of First Street behind the La Conner Retirement Inn.  Then start walking down First Street.  After the parade, kids are invited to trick-or-treat at participating La Conner businesses.

Skagit River Poetry Festival - 11th Biennial

To support lifelong literacy and cultural diversity through the writing, reading, performing, and teaching of poetry in Northwest Washington schools and global communities,  Join Terrance Hayes, Javier Zamora, Ray Young Bear & 25 other remarkable poets for the Skagit River Poetry Festival at Maple Hall in La Conner, October 6-8, 2022.

Welcome MD Med Spa and Wellness to La Conner

M.D. Med Spa & Wellness Centers has expanded to La Conner with offices in Blaine and Fairhaven.  M.D. Medical Spa offers the latest anti-aging medical treatments and services, including medical aesthetics, medical lab testing, wellness therapies, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and medical weight loss.  International model and television spokesperson Marika Dawe is the CEO.  With over 20 years as an entrepreneur owning health clubs and consulting with health clubs and spa owners throughout the US and Canada, Marika has a passion for health, beauty, and quality of life.

A Celebration of La Conner Art 2020-2022

A Community Celebration! The La Conner Arts Commission invites you to join us on Sept. 3 at 4:00 in Maple Hall for a dedication and celebration of the public art donated to the Town of La Conner during 2020 - 2022.

Swinomish Casino & Lodge - RV Park and Lodge for Summer Fun!

The Swinomish Casino and Lodge, just 10 minutes from La Conner, features 33 full hook-up RV sites overlooking Padilla Bay, Swinomish Channel with views of Mount Baker and the Cascade Mountains.

Swin Summerfest 2022

Spend a day of fun under the sun at Swin Summerfest! Join on July 23 in Waterfront Park, beginning at 2 pm (ending at 8:00 pm) for an afternoon and evening of free live music, fantastic food, and delicious drinks, including craft beer from local breweries!

July 4th Hometown Celebration

Make La Conner your home base for the 4th of July weekend!  We have you covered for celebrating the 4th of July with live music and fireworks over the channel! 

Hometown Fresh & Friendly at Pioneer Market!

In a town without chains and franchises, Pioneer Market steps up to the challenge to offer both locals and visitors a convenient place to shop.  Before heading out on the water or to the beach, stop by Pioneer for ice, drinks, snacks, and crab bait!  The beer selection is impressive with over 300 different styles and breweries to choose from.

Picture Yourself in La Conner This Summer!

The La Conner Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the "Picture Yourself in La Conner" coloring contest!  Get creative this summer!  The contest is for "Kids at Heart" and is open to anyone aged 18 and up.  Winners will be selected randomly in June, July & August.  The winners will receive their choice of a $20.00 gift certificate for any La Conner business.

Opening Day Boat Parade: Jungle Cruise

The 2022 Opening Day Boat Parade in La Conner is on May 7th and hosted by the Swinomish Yacht Club.  The theme this year is Jungle Cruise.  Hang out at the La Conner Marina and walk the La Conner boardwalk to take in the opening boat day festivities!

La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show 2022

Get ready for the 22nd Annual La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show!  Mark your calendars for August 6th, 2022 from 10-3, and spiffy up those boats and cars!  Make your reservations at one of our many lodging options.  Staying on a boat or RV?  Be sure to make your reservations now with the La Conner Marina.
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La Conner Marina's Stellar Customer Service Earns Rave Reviews

With over 54 years of experience and hundreds of online reviews, La Conner Marina is at the heart of La Conner's waterfront community!  Offering two moorage basins, more than 500 moorage slips (including covered moorage), and 2,400 lineal feet of dock space for boaters, a variety of boating services, and an RV Park for camping guests, the La Conner Marina is a hustling and bustling destination in La Conner for individuals and groups.

Katy's Inn - A La Conner Landmark

Katy's Inn is a two-story early Victorian home sitting at the corner of 3rd and Washington streets, only two blocks from most of downtown La Conner. Built in 1876, it doesn't have all the detail and gingerbread that the late Victorians are known for, but tall ceilings and elegant woodwork are throughout.

Tulip Festival Parade in La Conner

Join us in La Conner for the 35th Annual Tulip Festival parade!  The Parade takes place on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 in downtown La Conner. 

Garden Rosalyn - New Tulip Garden

Garden Rosalyn is a 13 acre complex with lots of parking, and 6 acres of tulips planted in fun designs, including stars, animals and manicured beds. Buy lunch or a snack from on-site vendors and enjoy the picnic tables and see the resident waterfowl and birds. Well-behaved dogs on leashes welcome.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2022

Welcome to La Conner and the 2022 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!  Surrounded by the Salish Sea and farmland filled with tulip and daffodil bulbs, our waterfront town is ready for your visit.  La Conner's boardwalk, waterfront hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, boutiques, and museums make it the perfect Tulip Festival vacation home base!

Daffodil Pet Parade and Costume Contest

Join us for the first Daffodil Pet Parade and Costume Contest on March 26th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the La Conner High School track.  Awards will be given for the best daffodil costume and best celebrity look alike!  This is a free, family friendly event.

La Conner Artists Gallery Celebrates 10th Anniversary

La Conner Artists Gallery will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in March. “Every Saturday, we will have Artists Meet & Greets, Artists in Action, special sales, refreshments, and live music,” says Lisa Judy, Chief Founding Officer, La Conner Artists Gallery. The Gallery is open daily in March from 10-5:30 with Live Music Saturdays 12 – 6 and Artists Demonstrations on Fridays and Saturdays from 11-3. Daffodils will be for sale in the Gallery supporting the La Conner Kiwanis.

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2022

What better way to enjoy the beginning of spring than wide-open spaces and fields of cheerful yellow and white daffodils at the La Conner Daffodil Festival 2022!
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Birds of Winter

Skagit Valley and La Conner offer an authentic experience in many ways and nothing is perhaps more unique and beautiful than the annual migration of birds into this inviting part of Washington State. Providing an ideal wintertime habitat for hundreds of different types of bird species, the farmlands and wetlands as well as the prairies and forests along with the local marine environment provide for the ideal habitat for a host of different species of birds.
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Handcrafted Home Goods at The Cusp Apothecary

A glittered haven housing things to spark joy is how Stephanie Sherman, owner of The Cusp Apothecary, describes her new boutique in the La Conner waterfront Pier 7 historic building.  "I make most of the things you’ll find at The Cusp, from the locally sourced soy and beeswax for candles; to the nature-inspired art," says Stephanie.

Channel Lodge - Fireplaces, Views, Live Piano Music & More!

The Channel Lodge is designed to relax your senses from the minute you walk through the entrance.  Enjoy the cozy chairs and warmth from the fireplace in the lobby while you take in the music.  Listen to the pianists play their original works every Friday and Saturday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm.
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Salted Grape Bistro Offers Exceptional Food & Wine

The Salted Grape offers exceptional food and wine in an approachable setting where customers feel welcomed and comfortable.  You will see many local items on the menu as they work hard at sourcing locally.  “The Skagit Valley has such amazing farmers and producers!” says Leslie.  They also procure pasta from the Bellingham Pasta Co.   On weekends you will see specials on the menu, including halibut, which is always popular.
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Holiday Happenings in La Conner

Spend the Holidays in La Conner!  Book your lodging, make your dinner reservation and get ready to relax and unwind this Holiday season in walkable water-front La Conner!

Calico Cupboard Celebrates 40th Year!

Calico Cupboard is celebrating 40 years in business and now has around 100 employees, seasonally upwards of 130, many of which have worked for Calico Cupboard for over ten years and upwards of 35 years. “I love working with our staff and our favorite customers, who travel from near and far on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, and many of which eat at all three of our locations,” says Brenda.
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Shop Local and Win Prizes

Shop locally in La Conner from November through February, and you will be entered in a monthly drawing to win prizes!  Spend $50.00, complete your frequent shopper card, and enter to win. The more you shop – the more chances to win!

Art's Alive is Back!

Just in time for the holidays! Art's Alive! is Nov. 5, 6, 7, & 8 in La Conner's Maple Hall, featuring incredible regional artists including Steve Jensen, Susan Bennerstrom, Coizie Bettinger, Brooke Borcherding, Mary Ennes Davis, Kris Ekstrand, Gary Giovane, Nicolette Harrington, Meg Holgate, Lisa McShane, Richard Nash, Lillian Pitt, and Doug Bison.

Jennings Yarn & Needlecrafts | Over 50 Years in La Conner!

The average lifespan of a small business is 8.5 years. Jennings Yarn & Needlepoint will be in business for 50 years in 2022. Christina Jennings took over the reins 35 years ago from her family and her attention to detail and high standards are the keys to this business’s longevity. “I am passionate about what I do, and it’s not ‘just a yarn shop’. Every single item in my shop has been hand-picked by me. I strive to carry only high-quality products that I believe in,” says Christina.

Cultural Traditions in Fiber Arts Symposium

Honoring Cultural Traditions in Fiber Art is a three-day virtual event with speakers representing four different cultural backgrounds, mini-workshops, networking, and discussion groups. Speakers include Chickasaw textile artist/weaver, Margaret Roach Wheeler, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Dolores Mercado, renowned Japanese quilters, Miwako Kimura and Noriko Koyama, and quilter and curator of African American fiber arts exhibitions, Torreah "Cookie" Washington.
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La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib House

Kari VandenBosch started working in restaurants at a young age before working at La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib House for the founding owners, eventually buying it from them. "I have always loved the challenge of the complexity that comes from the many moving parts of owning a restaurant," says Kari.  La Conner Seafood is a family-run business with long-time staff and a focus on sourcing local seafood.

It's La Conner Harvest Time

It’s time to grab those sweaters and plan a road trip to La Conner and the Skagit Valley to celebrate Harvest Time! La Conner has lots of different lodging options for you. Book a room, make some dinner reservations, and check out these great Harvest outdoor options.
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New Businesses Choose La Conner!

La Conner is proud to welcome the Salted Grape Bistro, Waterfall Gallery, The Fork at Skagit Bay, and Sacred Cedar Co.!  And all of these new businesses can't wait to welcome you!
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Quality Art Supplies & Gifts to Inspire the Artist in Your Life

La Conner is full of art galleries and museums including the Museum of Northwest Art.  Between the art history of La Conner and the current art community, Danielle thought that it would be a perfect addition to the town. Mystic Art Supplies provides locals and tourists the opportunity to create art after they spend all day inspired by the art throughout the town.
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Thousand Trails RV & Camping Resort

Join the fun and adventure at La Conner RV & Camping Resort. With 111 acres of camping space and a half-mile of saltwater beachfront, this RV campground in Washington, offers an ideal location for exploring the Pacific Northwest. Shopping, dining, and historical buildings are accessible in La Conner to the east. While the San Juan Islands are just a ferry ride away to the west.
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Parade, Fireworks & Live Music for the 4th of July!

Make La Conner your home base for the 4th of July weekend!  We have you covered for celebrating the 4th of July with the La Conner Community Parade, a live concert, and fireworks over the channel! 

La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show - Winners Celebrated!

Discover the 2021 La Conner Classic Best in Show Winners! THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR 21st ANNUAL LA CONNER CLASSIC BOAT & CAR SHOW

2nd Annual People's Choice La Conner! VOTE for Your Favorites

Our merchants could use your love and support so much right now! The La Conner Chamber of Commerce is introducing #PeoplesChoiceLaConner! Now through the end of August, send in your nominations! This is not a contest but a way to acknowledge your favorite La Conner merchants. Please post your nominations to the LoveLaConner Facebook page or email to info@laconnerchamber.com. We will be sharing your favorites in September... #LoveLaConner
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Why We Love Skagit Team - May's Featured Business

"After helping people with home sales in Skagit Valley for the past several years, it occurred to us that we should really be telling the story of Skagit Valley – not so much the history, but about the lifestyle, the culture and the people. We enjoy our many friends here, the culture, and the sense of pride in where we live. We love that there are local events and festivals going on year-round, or that we’ll run into friends and neighbors hanging out at a restaurant in La Conner.  Skagit Valley is filled with such beauty."

The History of the Hotel Planter

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When you walk through the double glass doors of Hotel Planter and look up the grand staircase, the sense of history immediately envelopes you. You can almost hear the voices of the past – wealthy Seattle tourists, merchants, and mill workers mingling in the lobby, as the sounds of a bustling waterfront waft through second-floor windows open to the street-front below.
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2021

Welcome to La Conner and the 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!  Surrounded by the Salish Sea and farmland filled with tulip and daffodil bulbs, La Conner is ready to welcome you safely.  We know things look a lot different this year!  Be sure to wear your mask, social distance, and be kind!
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Pet-Friendly La Conner

Here in La Conner, we understand what it’s like to roll out the red carpet for the pups and most seem to deserve a seat at the dinner table. We also know parting from them while on vacation is anything but convenient, so why not bring them with you? From shopping to restaurants, there is a place for your pet at many La Conner establishments and outdoor spaces!
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Skagit County Historical Museum is Re-Opening

The Skagit County Historical Museum is opening to the public at 25% capacity after having been closed since November 14th AND is featuring a new exhibit! “We have a wonderful new exhibit - Jesus Guillen: An artistic legacy of love and courage - that no one has seen!” says Jo Wolfe, Director, Skagit County Historical Museum.
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Get Creative in La Conner!

La Conner is well-known for our art museums, art galleries, and sculpture walk.  But did you know we have several businesses that offer art lessons and art workshops?  And did you know you can take your own creative ideas to a local business for custom embroidery?  Introducing to you our spotlight feature on services in La Conner!  This month we are focusing on art!

La Conner Artists Gallery Celebrating 9 Years Next Month!

La Conner Artists Gallery is an all-local artist cooperative with an eclectic mix of artistic mediums.  They will be celebrating their nine-year anniversary on March 31st!  You will find the gallery conveniently located across the street from the La Conner Post Office and open daily from 11-4.
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7th Annual La Conner Daffodil Festival 2021

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.  In these trying times, we all can use a bright field of daffodils to brighten up our spring!  Follow us for the most current updates of the 7th Annual La Conner Daffodil Festival as we welcome the Golden Trumpets of Spring!

Get to Know Tillinghast Postal & Business Center

When the Tillinghast Postal & Business Center became available for sale by Lucy Kelly, Chris and Christi King jumped at the opportunity.  As a child, Christi came to La Conner with her family frequently. Her father and mother, Ron & Erlene Cooper, loved antiques and would frequent Nasty Jack's. Ron also had a love for Birds of Prey, and no better place to see Eagles, Owls, Falcons, Hawks than the Skagit Valley.

Shake Off the Covid Crud!

La Conner Channel Lodge would like to start off 2021 by supporting the La Conner Chamber of Commerce! The chamber's funding has been cut tremendously this year and La Conner Channel Lodge wants to do their part.  Shake off the “Covid Crud” and start your New Year right! Use this promotional code while booking directly through the La Conner Channel Lodge and the Chamber will receive 10% of the proceeds.
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Wood Merchant Open Every Day for Holiday Shopping!

The Wood Merchant is open every day for the rest of the year (except for Christmas day) and filled to the brim for your holiday shopping! You will be stunned at the depth of local talent on display. The Wood Merchant is a wonderful store stocked with very reasonably priced small treasures to masterpieces.
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Snowy Owls - An Evening with Paul Bannick

As part of our annual La Conner Birding Showcase speaker series, please join the La Conner Chamber of Commerce as we welcome award-winning author and photographer Paul Bannick.  His Zoom presentation will feature never-before-published photographs and narratives from his newly published book,  Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History.
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How Photographing Raptors Changed My Life

La Conner based photographer Nancy Crowell gave a presentation via Zoom to Skagit Audubon on November 10 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time. The program is a description of how she came to a bird photographer and her approach to shooting images that will engage and inspire people to care more about birds.

The #LoveLaConner Promise

Thank you for supporting our merchants, community, and visitors!  La Conner is open for business with the following promises.

YULE BLOG! La Conner - Your One-Stop Holiday Season Destination

How are you going to get into the Holiday Spirit this year?  How about starting off the holidays with this Holiday Season itinerary!  Start with wreath-making at Christianson's, then the Jingle Belles shopping event in La Conner, and wrap it up with the lighted boat parade!
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Shop at Pac Nor Westy Flagship Store in La Conner

Since their start in 2017, Pac Nor Westy has expanded to include designs rooted in outdoor exploration and adventure while increasing a commitment to using eco-friendly and made in the USA materials in their products. "We love bringing themes of nature together in creative ways to celebrate an authentic, adventurous life", say owner Rich Murphy. The team gets out into nature whenever they get a free moment - it's how they continue to be inspired.
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Ladies Night of Shopping - Jingle Belles!

Gather up your bubble of friends and support our local community, La Conner is hosting the annual community inspired “Jingle Belles” A Ladies Night of Shopping on Friday, November 20th! Participating shops will stay open until 8 pm.  Support Small businesses this holiday season! This year we will have a Gift Bag Scavenger Hunt. Different locations will be mapped out for guests to pick up a shopping bag and fun items to fill while supplies last!

La Conner and the Harvest Loop

The Valley around La Conner has big open spaces to enjoy the beauty of fall and the cornucopia of the harvest.  Our favorite fall harvest are pumpkins!  From the Giant Pumpkin Contest to our fields of pumpkins, we have the perfect pumpkin for you! We know that your trick-or-treating will be a different experience this year, but carving pumpkins at home and displaying them is a safe tradition to continue.

Outdoor Sipping at La Conner Sips!

Anna Janke knows wine.  Anna spent 12 years as a wine rep and wine steward with one goal—opening her own wine shop.  "The previous owners made this possible in 2015 when they sold me the business because of my passion for wine," says Anna.  La Conner Sips customers benefit from Anna's passion and knowledge.  "The owner is pouring (literally) some love and vino into the little town of La Conner," says Trish from San Diego, CA.  
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La Conner Country Inn is Family & Fido Friendly!

La Conner Country Inn is one of the best family and dog-friendly hotels in Skagit Valley and is located in the heart of La Conner!  With over 43 years of hosting folks and their furry friends from around the world, La Conner Country Inn knows how to cater to you and your best friend!  Your four-legged friend will be welcomed with a treat and will sleep well with the use of a comfy dog bed and bowl next to a cozy gas fireplace.

People's Choice La Conner - Who Are Your Favorites?

Our merchants could use your love and support so much right now!  Thank you for sharing your favorites - Nominees will be announced by Monday, September 14th. Please continue to #ShopLocal and #EatLocal in La Conner!
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Pleasant Ridge Bed & Breakfast

Truly delightful in every way, Pleasant Ridge Bed & Breakfast is locally owned and “quaint” in the truest definition of the word. Those in search of a unique bed-and-breakfast with all the genuine comforts of the home need look no further. The Pleasant Ridge Bed & Breakfast boasts an extensive library and a variety of cozy nooks where rest, relaxation as well as peace and quiet are the order of the day.

Crabbing Around La Conner

Crabbing season is open and getting on the water makes you feel unconfined and free!  Paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or boat are all great ways to enjoy the islands around La Conner!  There are many islands and waterways to explore - Goat, Sugarloaf, Dot, Deadman, Little Deadman, Sandy, Kikit, and Skagit Islands to name a few!
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Fuel Up at La Conner Landing

The La Conner fuel dock is conveniently located and open all year!  And for those of you who have your dogs on-board, it's a great place for the dog to take a break and enjoy a complimentary doggie treat. 
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Kickin' It on Kiket Island - The Kukutali Preserve

We started squabbling about pros and cons of different hikes in and around La Conner until Kiket Island came up. With only a less than 10 minute drive from downtown La Conner, and absolutely stunning views, it was a no-brainer!

Facebook Silent Auction is Now Open!

Please join us in our annual fundraiser!  Since we had to cancel our in-person annual fundraising event due to Covid-19, we are trying out a silent auction on Facebook! We have posted two albums on Facebook with photos of each item up for auction.  Enter your bid in the comments.  Be sure to note the minimum bids and bid increase amounts. 

Shop Local La Conner Contest

#ShopLocal La Conner Contest - Let's Get Out and Support our Local Businesses!  For every $5.00 you spend at ANY La Conner business, you will be entered to win a La Conner Gift Basket full of goodies!
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Benton Street Retreat - A Safe Place to Unwind

Long-time residents of La Conner renovated this beautiful home on the hill steps away from the boardwalk and downtown La Conner.   Enjoy a beautiful meal, relax and unwind with your loved ones, and experience a sense of openness when you take in the expansive views.  This is truly a 5-star stay.
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Tips for Being a Responsible Recreationist

With all state-managed public lands, including state parks, natural areas, recreation land, recreational fishing, and state-managed boat launches reopening starting on May 5th (day-use only on a rolling basis), it's a great time to learn how to recreate safely during these unprecedented times.
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Support La Conner Now - Visit Safely Later!

We Love La Conner and know that you do too!  Not only is La Conner a beautiful place to visit,  but it is also a place filled with creative and beautiful people.  It's these folks you meet when you visit La Conner that help make your stay in La Conner authentic, memorable, and relaxing.  Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the community of La Conner has taken measures to keep everyone as safe as possible.  In doing so, they've taken on insurmountable financial losses and many are struggling to stay afloat.
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2020 La Conner In Bloom Quilt/Fiber Art Challenge - The Secret Garden

Be inspired by the timeless story “The Secret Garden” to create a quilt or fiber art piece for this annual exhibit. Get creative and experiment with a variety of fabrics, fibers, and textiles! All entries will be displayed – and voted on for favorite! – in the Landmarks Gallery during the month of May.

Support Our Local Businesses During the Latest Restrictions! La Conner a Tiny Town w. a Big Heart

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We are incredibly lucky to have this many restaurants, shops, and museums in our tiny town.  Please support our local businesses in these unprecedented times. The list will be updated as we pass through the different phases of the SAFE START WASHINGTON plan.  Now more than ever, we need your support - Love, La Conner
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2020 Updates

Welcome to La Conner and the 2020 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!  Surrounded by the Salish Sea and farmland filled with tulip and daffodil bulbs, our waterfront town is ready for your visit.  La Conner’s boardwalk, waterfront hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, boutiques, and museums make it the perfect Tulip Festival vacation home base! Kids - Enter our Imagine Spring Coloring Contest!

Made From Scratch at Calico Cupboard & Bakery

Calico Cupboard & Bakery is very proud of the fact that the food served at Calico Cupboard is honestly made from scratch with an unusually high standard of food quality and lots of old-fashioned goodness. The bakery products are made at Calico Cupboard from freshly milled, organically-grown, whole grain and unbleached flours when ever possible.
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Thank you for supporting La Conner Daffodils!

Happy Spring! The season isn't what we expected but we want to thank you for supporting La Conner and our flower farmers. "Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpfull; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul" - L. Burbank