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!

Spend the Holidays with Us! - December Events 2012

If you’re looking for things to do in November and December, consider La Conner! There are all sorts of things to do – come visit us and have some fun while you take advantage of our terrific shopping, dining, galleries and museums. You can make a quick getaway weekend out of it, or perhaps even stay for several days. You won’t want to miss all our fun!

Holiday 2012: Good things come in small packages; Wonderful things come from small shops!

Imagine the smiles you’ll see and genuine thank-you’s you’ll hear when your family and friends open gifts that truly are special – items that they will treasure because they know you took the time to seek out something beautiful … or unusual … just for them.

La Conner's 5th Annual Turkey Trot

A favorite event among locals - and Thanksgiving holiday visitors…

Washington State Vacation in Your Future?

Washington State Vacation - Home Base La Conner! Looking for…

Arts Alive! Weekend Brochure & Schedule

Join us this weekend for Arts Alive - Here is our online brochure with the entire weekend itinerary.

La Conner's Holiday Season SMALL SHOP SATURDAYS

If you’re tired of the crowds and the hassles while holiday…

La Conner's Season of Giving Truly Gives Back

For the 4th consecutive year, businesses throughout La Conner…

La Conner’s Boardwalk Becomes a Reality!

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

La Conner Marina's Pump-Out Station: Convenient and easy to use.

If you're a Northwest boater, you may have a boat large enough…

La Conner Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of our summer La Conner Photo Contest - and a huge thank you to all who entered the contest. It was difficult to choose our winning photos, as every single shot offered a wonderful glimpse into why La Conner is such a great place to live, work or visit.

La Conner Marina - Check out all we have to offer!

If you're a Northwest boater with a boat moored in the central…

Arts Alive! Celebrate Northwest Art and Artists November 2, 3 & 4, 2012

Join us for a celebration of the creative expression and the imaginative spirit! "Artists among us" demonstrate works of art sure to engage the emotional as well as intellectual. Wonderful exhibitions, receptions, art walks and a spotlight concert to top off opening night.

UPDATE: Swinomish Channel Dredging Has Begun

Below is the press release sent out on September 4th. As…

La Conner Marina – a Premier Northwest Boater Destination

La Conner Marina – The perfect alternative to mooring your…

La Conner Marina’s Services are Top-Notch

La Conner Marina’s Services are Top-Notch Every boater knows…

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show

12th Annual La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show August 11th,…

Lazy Days of Summer Art Festival July 27 & 28, 2012

Summer is sunshine, ice cream cones, kicking back and finding…

This is Why Customer Service is Important to Us!

We thought we would share an email we received from Jim and Jamie…

Waldo is Vacationing in La Conner!

Waldo is turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the…

Dock Hands – They’re what make a marina a great place to visit!

My husband and I are boaters, and like most boaters we can…

La Conner: Time Travels on the Swinomish Channel

If you love boating articles, here's an article titled La Conner:…

Love Fireworks? Come Stay at La Conner Marina Guest Docks!

Love Fireworks? Come Stay at La Conner Marina Guest Docks! There’s…

Can You Find the 12 Letterboxes?

Letterboxing is a form of recreation that is fun for the whole…

La Conner Festivals of Music and Art - July 29, 2012

Special Guest: Duffy Bishop! The La Conner Festivals of Music…

La Conner Festivals of Music and Art - June 1, 2012

On Friday, June 1 from 6pm-11pm, the second in the series of…

Historic 1890’s Lounge to Reopen in La Conner

There’s a lot of history wrapped up in the iconic waterfront…

July & August Happenings in La Conner

If you’re looking for things to do in June and July, consider La Conner! There are all sorts of things to do – come visit us this summer and have some fun while you take advantage of our terrific shopping, dining, galleries and museums. You can make a quick getaway weekend out of it, or perhaps even stay for several days. You won’t want to miss all our fun this summer!

Coming May 31: The La Conner Spaghetti Sauce Taste-Off!

What do spaghetti sauce and flowers have in common? Well, in…

Skagit River Poetry Festival - May 17-20, 2012

Skagit River Poetry Festival Some of poetry’s biggest names…

Skagit Valley Historical Museum Presents ... Peak of Their Professions: The Murrow Brothers

Peak of Their Professions: The Murrow Brothers exhibit. This may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience and learn more about the extraordinary lives of 3 of Skagit County's most famous and globally recognized residents - the Murrow Brothers. Opening Reception is Thursday May 10 at 5:30pm. Get your tickets now!

May Happenings in La Conner

La Conner's May Calendar of Events and Happenings If you’re…

It's Tulip Festival Time!

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit…

It's All in the Experience

I was volunteering at the La Conner Visitor Information Center…

Imagine Spring ... April and Tulip Festival Happenings

April in La Conner means tulips - and the annual Tulip Festival! Using La Conner as your starting base, you can use your car or bikes to tour the valley's fields of tulips; be sure to stop by the two display gardens ...
Garden Day Art Fesitval

Garden Day Art Festival

Bring your family and friends, and celebrate all-things La Conner…


As one of Washington State's most-loved getaway and destination…

Spring Activities - from our list of 101 Things to Do

Fields of daffodils, tulips and iris. Snow-capped mountains against bright blue sky. Lush green fields as they burst into life. There’s a reason why La Conner (and the Skagit Valley) is one of Washington State’s most-visited vacation destinations. It’s simply stunning here in spring!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: La Conner + Tulips = An Amazing Getaway!

While the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is Skagit Valley-wide,…

Washington Park – Anacortes

If your family enjoys outdoor recreation, and your children love…

Padilla Bay Educational Tour

We love starting our day with a hot breakfast at the Farmhouse…

Shelter Bay - a saltwater lifestyle in a planned community

Tucked just across the Rainbow Bridge and west of the historic…

La Conner Sculpture Exhibit

Write up coming soon ...

101+ Things To Do in La Conner

1. October – April, arm yourself with camera and binoculars…

Rainy Day Arts Festival

Coming soon   

La Conner Sculpture Exhibit

Coming soon

Summer Activities – from our 101 Things to Do list*

We love the long days of summer in La Conner! With more daylight…

Rainy Day Arts Festival!

The 1st annual Rainy Day Arts Festival will take place throughout…

Winter Activities ... from our 101 Things to Do list.

While many people only think of La Conner - and the Skagit Valley…

A Taste of La Conner! – Guest Blogger Leslie Barnes

Thank you to Leslie Barnes, who recently attended a workshop…

Wine Tasting in Winter

Take a day-trip through Northwest Washington wine country. If…

Winter Day Trips: Beer Tasting

The Northwest has always been known as a region full of talented…

Swan Lake

The past two weeks I've made several different trips from…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love this town. I love everything about it. The past month…

Romantic Getaways are La Conner’s Specialty

Whether you’re newly in love, or celebrating your 50th Valentines day together, we know just what you need … quaint Inns, fabulous food and plenty of time to stroll hand-in-hand. La Conner is Washington State’s most romantic getaway – come celebrate Valentines Day with us this year!

Holy Halloween, Batman!

This year's (2012) Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat fun in…

Tiny Town | Big Art

I've lived in La Conner since 2004. I've been coming to La Conner…

Currents and Tides and Docks ... Oh My!

My husband and I are the owners of a 30’ sailboat. Like many…

Two Wheels, Four Bikes and Big Smiles

A couple of weeks ago I was in downtown La Conner on an absolutely…

Lost: One Birthday Gift / Found: Amazing Customer Service

I want to share a letter with you, and then a bit more about…

The Walkers

One of the great things about small communities is that on any…

Hats, Boots and Hoopla

Clearly I am behind the times here in La Conner. My head is in…

Call me Mrs. McGregor

When I lived in the big city, I had a wonderful garden. I could…

The Balance Point Social Club

This winter, I have had reason to spend a fair amount of time…

Red Sauce, Please

It’s a contest. People take this seriously. There are bragging…

April Flowers Bring May Showers

While we get our fair share of glorious sunshine in La Conner,…

Standing In Line

I am not a good stand-in-line person. Or at least I didn't used…

Coffee, Cookies and Fleece

Today, I went to town. I tried going as a community member, but…


When my Dad retired from medicine, he and my Mom built a wonderful…