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!

Jingle "Belles" Ladies Night - December 10th

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Plan a shopping getaway to La Conner on December 10th from 5-7pm. Picture yourself strolling down the boardwalk along the Salish Sea with Holiday lights sparkling on trees and boats!

Holiday Roadtrip 2015 - The Snowgeese and Holidays are Here!

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We, and the Snowgeese, welcome you to La Conner during this holiday…

Art's Alive! 2015 - 31st Annual Art Festival!

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Art's Alive! 2015, hosted by the La Conner Arts Commission, regional…

Boneshaker Metric 2015 - 4th Annual Fall Bike Fest!

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Come join our crowd of creepy creatures for a fun and spooky…

La Conner Beer Festival - Brew on the Slough 2015

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La Conner is the kind of town where you can walk from the old-time tavern to the cool restaurant featuring live music to top reviewed foodie spots and then to our very own brewery all in two blocks. You can choose to walk the sidewalk or the boardwalk with Salish Sea waters softly rolling over the shoreline rocks below. What better place for a beer festival! La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough 2015 is happening on Saturday, October 17th!

Washington State Fall Getaway 2015 - Celebrate Autumn in La Conner!

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Kick off your Washington State Fall Getaway 2015 with a road trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll the village on our new boardwalk and enjoy our museums, art galleries, restaurants, and wildlife along the Salish Sea waters.

Picture Summer in La Conner Coloring Contest

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PRIZE(s): A prize package filled with great stuff will be awarded…

Picture Summer in La Conner!

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Celebrate the rest of summer and enjoy Washington State's favorite…

Old Fashion 4th of July in La Conner – 2015

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Fireworks will light up the sky and music will fill the air as…

La Conner Marina – Gateway to San Juan Islands Wildlife Viewing

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Whether you’re a seasoned Northwest boater, or planning to…

2015 Best Tiny Town Washington State - La Conner!

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La Conner is voted again the Best Tiny Town Washington State…

Waterside La Conner on the Boardwalk

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For nearly 30 years, La Conner residents and guests alike have…

THANK YOU to our Flower Basket Sponsors!

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The annual tradition of lining First & Morris Streets with beautiful flower baskets has begun! Listed are the wonderful individuals and merchants that sponsored the 2015 La Conner town baskets.

Spaghetti Sauce "Taste Off" & Silent Auction!

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Please join the chamber May 21st at Maple Hall for our annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction fundraiser (Proceeds benefit our town flower baskets!) Vote for your favorite sauce and enjoy a full plate spaghetti dinner. Beer, Wine and desserts will be available for an extra fee. Tickets are available at the visitor center, please call (360) 466-4778 or email Heather at director@laconnerchamber.com

Daffodil Festival 2015 Photo Contest Winners Selected!

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The La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 Photo Contest Winner is........ Pamela…

La Conner Classic 2015 - Boat and Car Show, This Saturday!

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Bring your entire family to La Conner on August 1st for our La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show – it’s fun for the whole family and one of the Northwest’s best summertime classic car shows near Seattle and Vancouver BC. Plan your trip to the La Conner Classic 2015!

La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest - VOTE!

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People's Choice Award - Now Is Your Time To Vote - 2015 The…

Keep La Conner Beautiful!

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Part of what draws visitors to our community during the spring and summer months is the beauty of the flowers that are grown locally. Last year we instituted a Sponsorship program and it was a huge success! Our goal is to fund 52 baskets plus the cost of daily watering. We are asking that businesses, residents and community supporters pitch in again this year and sponsor a basket. For only $75.00 you can help keep town looking beautiful throughout the season.
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Tulip Festival 2015 Activities For Kids

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Guest Post By Stephanie Lynn of Skagit Kid Insider Should…

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 - Blooms Are Early!

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La Conner is ready for your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 visit. Not only because all sorts of tulip festival events, art exhibits and happenings (including the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 Parade), but also because this March is the first official La Conner Daffodil Festival. Hello warm weather! The Daffodils started blooming early, and we are expecting the tulips to be at their peak during the Daffodil Festival and into the first two weeks of April!

March 2015 Events - Happenings- La Conner Daffodil Festival!

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Are you planning a short getaway and looking for things to do? The valley has experienced a very mild winter and the daffodils are in full bloom! La Conner's inaugural Daffodil Festival is full of activities and a photography contest...When you visit La Conner in March, there are LOTS of things to do! Imagine Spring in La Conner event cards are available at a variety of La Conner merchants as well as the Visitor Center - located at 511 Morris St.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - La Conner's Not-So-Impromptu Parade

One of the reasons so many people love La Conner is that we have events like the annual the Not-So-Impromptu Tulip Parade! You’ll see the wacky side of La Conner – the funny and whimsical side of folks who live here, visit here, and just plain want a place to have a whole bunch of fun celebrating all things Tulip and all things Spring.

Kiwaffodil Celebration - La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015

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The Kiwaffodil Celebration Hosted By The La Conner Kiwanis-…

The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride - La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015

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The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride – March 28th Join us in La Conner…

February 2015 Events & Happenings

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It may say winter on your calendar but it has been spring-like…

50th Annual Smelt Derby Festival - Feb 28th, 2015

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Come join us in celebrating the La Conner Rotary Club’s 50th…

La Conner Daffodil Festival 2015 - Plan Your Trip!

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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. 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. Join us this year!

La Conner Camping In Style!

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Monica Bennett knows all about La Conner camping in style after…
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Celebrate Native American Artists - The Gathering

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The Gathering is the 16th Annual Celebration of Native American Artist. Don't miss The Gathering on January 17th, 11-8pm at the Skagit County Historical Museum. Don’t miss the special evening reception which will be held from 5:30pm-8pm celebrating the book “Indians of Skagit County” originally published in 1972, this book was written by Chief Martin Samson.

Birdwatching Getaway 2015 - Snow Goose Reserve

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Snowgeese create magnificent sculptures in the sky, while the trumpeter swans graze throughout the Skagit farmland and the bald eagles are perched high above keeping an eye on everything. Visit La Conner and witness the beauty but don't forget your camera, binoculars and a warm coat.

January 2015 Events & Happenings

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The holidays are over and it's time to sit back and relax a little bit. Plan your La Conner Getaway with our January 2015 Events and Happenings. After all, you've probably been rushing around since before Thanksgiving!

Holiday "After Hours" Shopping in La Conner

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Join us Thursday December 11th until 8pm for "After Hours" Holiday Shopping. Stroll along the quaint streets of La Conner and enjoy a "stress free" shopping environment. The Visitor Information Center will also be open; stop by for refreshments and pick up a Map, Visitor Guide and Holiday Passport Contest Entry Form. Shop Local this Holiday Season!
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La Conner Turkey Trot 2014 - Come Earn Your Dinner!

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A favorite event among locals – and Thanksgiving holiday visitors alike – is our annual La Conner Turkey Trot. What could be better than going for a run and/or walk first thing on Thanksgiving morning … so that you can justify indulging a little bit more over all the wonderful foods served for Thanksgiving dinner. We think this event is a brilliant idea – and so do our racers!
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Holiday Getaway 2014

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Plan your holiday getaway 2014 with a visit to La Conner. You will love the holidays in La Conner! La Conner has time and again been voted best tiny town in Washington. Let La Conner take you back to a time without stop lights and traffic, without crowds and busy parking lots. Our tiny little town becomes a pretty magical place during the holidays with the street lamps lit up, the lighted boats on the channel, and the beautiful tree at the center of our tiny town.
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November 2014 Events - A Harvest of Friends and Fun

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Kick off your November getaway with a tank trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll the village and enjoy our museums, art galleries, restaurants, and kick your holiday shopping into gear. The beautiful snow geese and swans have started to arrive in the farmlands surrounding La Conner, so come and spend the day or a weekend! Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in November! – our list grows by the day, so be sure to also check out our monthly Event Calendar for the most up-to-date information. You can also pick up our "Love La Conner This Holiday Season" event card at local businesses and the Visitor Information Center.

Louisa & Conner's Holiday Passport Contest 2014!

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Louisa and Conner are La Conner's Holiday helpers! These two love to play hide and seek, and La Conner is their playground. Help me find them and you could win! The Holiday Passport Contest 2014 begins on November 25th and runs for 4 weeks. Celebrate the Holidays in La Conner!
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Season of Giving 2014

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This year will be the sixth year for La Conner’s Season of…
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Art's Alive 2014

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Every year, La Conner is host to one of the Northwest’s premier arts events – Art's Alive 2014; a show of works by truly talented artists from around the Skagit Valley, and a weekend-long exhibition event for art lovers and collectors happening October 31, November 1 and 2.

Get To Know The Wood Merchant

A Gallery of fine woodworking, representing over 250 American…

Get to Know Nell Thorn

In the pantry at Nell Thorn, there are only two ingredients that…

Fall Family Getaway - Festival of Family Farms 2014

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With the weather changing from summer to fall, La Conner comes…

Get Into the Halloween "Spirit" in La Conner!

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October is abundant with activities that are “ghoulishly” fun! Don’t be scared, your visit to La Conner will be a real treat. Events such as; Historic Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Tour, Heron Inn Murder Mystery Weekend, Boneshaker Bicycle Festival & Metric Century, Scream & Scamper 5K and Halloween Costume Parade & Merchant Trick or Treat...
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Fall Getaway 2014 - Love La Conner!

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Kick off your fall getaway 2014 with a tank trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll the village and enjoy our museums, retail shops, art galleries, restaurants and farmlands. Spend a day or a weekend, we are here to help you plan your Fall Getaway 2014.

September 2014 - Events & Happenings

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Kick off fall with a tank trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border... Browse the village and enjoy our museums, retail shops, art galleries and restaurants. Spend a day or a weekend, we are here to help you plan your fall Getaway to La Conner!
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La Conner Wine & Art Walk - This Saturday Sept. 6th!

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely already know that Washington…

La Conner is Open for Business! Rainbow Bridge Has Re-Opened

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Thursday - July 3rd 10:05pm WSDOT completed their inspection…

Shop Local in La Conner

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La Conner is a shoppers paradise, from Antiques to Yarn and everything…

July 2014 - Events & Happenings

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July 2014 in La Conner - Picture Yourself Here This Summer! Kick…

Picture Summer In La Conner Coloring Contest

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The La Conner Chamber of Commerce and the Boys & Girls Club…

Shop Local and Join the CASH MOB!

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JOIN THE CASH MOB! Saturday June 28th - 11am / Meet at Gilkey…

June 2014 Events & Happenings

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June in La Conner is the perfect time for an early summer getaway! Time…

Thank you, Gracias, Merci!

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I owe a huge thanks to several individuals and businesses for…

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show 2014

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Bring your entire family to La Conner on August 9th for our La…

May 2014 Events & Happenings

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May in La Conner is the perfect time for a spring getaway! The iris fields are blooming, boating is kicking-off, and it's a perfect time to stroll the La Conner boardwalk along the channel! Check out all of these great happening and events in La Conner for May. We are here to help you plan your May Getaway in La Conner!

Skagit River Poetry Festival 2014

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Kick-off night brings two of the Northwest’s most original thinkers, humorists, and writing dare-devils together on stage for the first time: Sherman Alexie, Native American poet, novelist, screenwriter, and stand-up comic; and novelist, poet, critic, and essayist Tom Robbins, described by one critic as one of the world’s most “dangerous writers.”

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Photography - Andy Porter

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Are you traveling to the Tulip Festival because you love taking…
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Activities for Kids - 2014

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Should I bring my kids to the Tulip Festival? Would they be bored? What would I do with them? Those are great questions, and I think I can help! With a little planning, your stay will be enjoyable for all members of your family. The tulip fields are an amazing place for kids to explore, and there are many Tulip Festival activities for kids!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014 - Merchandise

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Tulip Festival Merchandise and tulip collectibles that you can…

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Parade 2014

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Fun & Wacky Side Will you be…
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014

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La Conner is ready for your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014 visit. There are all sorts of tulip festival events, art exhibits and happenings while you’re here!

La Conner - A Romantic Getaway Awaits

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Why is La Conner on the top of the Romantic Getaways Washington…

La Conner Wine Walk May 2014 - Uncork With Us!

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely already know that Washington State produces some of the finest wines in the world. And as luck would have it, not only can you taste many of them at our local wine shops, but you can take a walking tasting tour through La Conner during the La Conner Wine Walk.

Celebrate Seahawks Super Bowl – La Conner Style!

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La Conner Pub & Eatery: Enjoy food & drink specials…

La Conner SAVE Coupon Booklet

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The popular La Conner SAVE Coupon Booklet is hot off the press!…

Love La Conner Bumper Stickers

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Show your love for La Conner! Love La Conner Bumper Stickers…
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Winter Family Getaway - Family Art Days

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Looking for a Winter Family Getaway? Check out the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) Winter Family Art Days. MoNA has three exciting workshops coming up this Winter, featuring diverse media and talented instructors. Register the whole family for creative, hands-on art activities, book your hotel room, and make your dinner reservations!

February 2014 Events & Happenings

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The holidays are over and it’s time to sit back and relax a little bit … after all, you’ve probably been rushing around since before Thanksgiving! Perhaps a day-trip or overnight excursion to La Conner is just the ticket for a winter getaway 2014.

Turkey Trot 2013 Race Times

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Thanks to everyone who ran/walked in our 2013 Turkey Trot! It…

Love to Kayak in the San Juan Islands?

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Start Your Trip at our La Conner Marina Guest Docks - Boating in and around the San Juan Islands is a favorite destination for boaters from across the country – and La Conner Marina is a favorite stopping spot.

December Events & Happenings: 2013

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Do you love the holidays? We sure do in La Conner! Our tiny little…

Quick Access Boating to the San Juan Islands

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If you're a boater and trips into the San Juan Islands and British…
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Late Fall Boating - La Conner Style

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We love the holidays in La Conner! It’s chilly out and time…

Join us for our annual Turkey Trot 2013

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A favorite event among locals - and Thanksgiving holiday visitors…

November Events 2013

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We love November in La Conner - late fall means the last of the…

Season of Giving 2013 - giving back in a big way

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For the 5th consecutive year, businesses throughout La Conner…
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La Conner Marina: One Stop for All Your Needs

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When you’re planning a boating excursion, you often have to…

Arts Alive 2013 - Artist List

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Every year, La Conner is host to one of the Northwest's premier…

La Conner Marina - Certified Clean Marina

As a Certified Clean Marina, La Conner Marina cares about the…

Full Service Marina and Centrally Located

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Did you know that if your boat was moored at our full service…

La Conner Marina - Tips for Winterizing Your Boat

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If you own a pleasure boat – whether it’s a powerboat or…

Call for Art: La Conner Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit 2014

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La Conner, Washington, one of the Northwest’s premier artist…

Holiday Getaway in La Conner - 2013!

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We love the holidays in La Conner! It's chilly out and time for…

October Happenings and Events

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Looking for a great weekend getaway? Come visit us in La Conner! Here’s…

Staying at our Guest Docks? Check out the new Town Banners!

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Boaters often tell us that they love coming to La Conner - the…

New Banners Welcome You to La Conner

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People often tell us that as they leave I-5 and head toward La…

Fall Family Getaway - Festival of Family Farms 2013

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With the weather changing from summer to fall, La Conner comes…
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Boating in the San Juans and Fabulous Quilts - Together in La Conner!

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Plan on boating in the San Juans?  Looking for a fun fall boating…

Fall Getaways 2013 - Boneshaker Bicycle Festival

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Looking for outdoor things to do this October? How about a bike…

Historical Seattle Fireboat ‘ALKI’ Scheduled To Arrive In La Conner

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September 9, 2013 La Conner is excited as it awaits the…

September & October Happenings 2013

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Looking for a great weekend getaway? Come visit us in La Conner! Here's…

Traveling by Boat in September? Visit Our Guest Docks and La Conner!

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The weather is often fabulous in September -and a boating getaway…

History and Art – A Boater’s Weekend Getaway

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Did you know that La Conner has 3 museums all within walking…

Boating Couples Love La Conner!

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August is a perfect time to spend some time during a boating…
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Girls Getaway Weekend – September is Quilt Walk Month in La Conner

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Gather the important women in your life and come to La Conner…

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show

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August 10th, 2013 "The La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show"…

August & September Happenings - 2013

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Looking for a great weekend getaway? Come visit us in La Conner!…

2013 Photo Contest - Fun in La Conner

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Our seasonal La Conner Photo Contests are such a success, we're…

Classic Boat and Car Show - Great Day Trip from Seattle!

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Bring your entire family to La Conner on August 10th for our…

Couples Getaway Weekend – Wine and Beer Tasting in La Conner

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August is a perfect time to spend some romantic time during a…