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!

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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…

Boat Shows Near Seattle in Your Future? La Conner's 2013 Classic Boat Show is August 10th

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Boaters and boat lovers throughout the Northwest are familiar…

Swinomish Channel After-dredge Condition Survey

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its Swinomish Channel…

August Family Weekend Getaways In La Conner

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Summer is all about family activities – and La Conner is the…
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Looking for Moorage North of Seattle? Think La Conner

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Did you know that La Conner is a terrific place to find boat…

La Conner Girls Getaway Weekend in August

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What’s more fun than a girls getaway weekend in August, when…

Weekend Getaway for Couples – La Conner’s Art Scene

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If your idea of a weekend getaway for couples includes strolling…

Spa Getaways from Seattle – Think La Conner!

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Are you and your girlfriends in need of a little pampering away…

Family Vacation Fun - July 4th in La Conner!

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Looking for a Family Vacation? La Conner breaks out the red,…
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I-5 Temporary Bridge Open - Skagit Valley is Open for Business!

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La Conner, and the entire Skagit Valley, are breathing a sigh…

Spend a June Family Getaway Weekend in La Conner!

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June Family Getaway Weekend Itinerary A June 
family getaway…

La Conner – a Wonderful Father’s Day Weekend Getaway!

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Father's Day Weekend Getaway Ideas Looking for something fun…

Weekend Getaway for Couples

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We know romance: Plan a Weekend Getaway for Couples in La Conner…
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June Girlfriends Getaway Weekend

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Gardening and Art ... the perfect Girlfriends Getaway Weekend…

I-5 Bridge Collapse - EXITS TO LA CONNER ARE OPEN

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UPDATE:  I-5 Bridge Collapse Between Mount Vernon and Burlington The…

May Family Fun in La Conner

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Did you know that La Conner is a great place for a family vacation…

May Romantic Weekend Getaways in La Conner

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Are you looking for ideas for romantic weekend getaways in May?…

Ahoy, Mates … It’s Boating Season in La Conner!

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Those of us who live in the Northwest know that marinas in the…

Celebrate Mother's Day in La Conner!

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We have a great Mother's Day in Washington State celebration…

Things to do in La Conner in March

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Are you planning a short getaway and looking for things to do?…

Guest Blog - Tia & Clair Studio

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About a year ago I got an email from a woman whose vows renewal…

Kitty Bluhm - Samish Island Cards

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Thank you to Kitty Bluhm of Samish Island Cards for allowing…

April Happenings

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

La Conner’s Unofficial Daffodil Festival 2014

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***2015 UPDATE:  It's now official for 2015!  Check out…

March 2013 Girls Getaway Washington State!

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La Conner – the Perfect Place for a Girls Getaway in Washington…

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Merchandise

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Tulip Festival Merchandise you can find in La Conner Are you…

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Return Visit

Will you be one of the hundreds of thousands of people will visit the Skagit Valley in April for The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013? In 2012 alone, the festival greeted visitors from nearly all 50 states and from 53 foreign countries! Our tulips bloom according to Mother Nature; here's the the official Bloom Map.

Tulip Festival Events & Exhibits 2013

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013 events in and around La Conner! La…
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013 Plan Your Trip

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Planning Guide

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Plan Your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Trip! We know what it’s…

Tired of the Rain? La Conner’s Rainy Day Art Weekend is Sure to Cheer You Up!

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Instead of growling over our Northwest rain, the folks in La…

Best Romantic Getaway Weekend!

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Are you looking for the best romantic weekend getaway in Washington…

La Conner - the Perfect Spot for a Girl's Getaway Weekend!

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Did you know that La Conner, Washington is a favorite Girl’s…

Winter in La Conner – a Birdwatcher’s Paradise

One of Washington State’s most revered winter treasures is being witness to the magic of our bird population – from soaring bald eagles to thousands of snow geese feeding in a field. Pack your camera, your Audubon guides, and your love of birds, and make La Conner your destination this winter.

2013 Photo Contest - Winter Birds!

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Our first La Conner Photo Contest was such a success, we're…

Swinomish Channel Dredging Completion Near

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The contractor dredging the Swinomish Channel is nearing completion…

Visit La Conner for the Skagit Eagle Festival

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Looking for a Northwest getaway weekend in January that offers…

Katy's Inn Winter Special

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Katy's Inn Winter Special  Voted Best Inn in Skagit County…