Picture Yourself in La Conner this Summer!

Looking for a fun family getaway this summer? Look no further than La Conner, Washington located in the beautiful Skagit Valley.  La Conner is a tiny waterfront town with no street lights, no speed limits over 25 mph, and lots of sights and things to do within walking distance from your hotel or B&B!

Whale_Watching_La_Conner_WANew this summer, Island Adventure’s “Island Explorer 4” is moving to our beautiful waterfront community and offering an Evening Deception Pass Tour (2.5 hour wildlife tour under Deception Pass) and a 8 hour full-day guaranteed whale watch tour with a stop for lunch on an island. 

The La Conner tour is set up to have an exceptionally high sighting success rate.  Unlike other tours with a stop for lunch, they do not have a rigid schedule on where they need to stop.  This gives them the ultimate flexibility in guaranteeing whales!  They typically see a variety of whales and wildlife including resident orca, transient orca, minke, gray, and humpback whales.   

The San Juan Islands are not only recognized as a National Monument, but are regarded as one of the best places in the world to watch killer whales (orcas) in the wild.  Resident killer whales frequent the waters and forage on fish – specifically salmon.  Transient killer whales look very similar but have entirely different diets.  Transients prefer marine mammals – seals, sea lions, and harbor porpoise.  When you’re on scene with some transients, it can turn into National Geographic unplugged!



JUNE 2017

1              Living the “Sweet” Life – Ice Cream Social, Dessert Auction and Silent Auction benefitting the La Conner Chamber – Maple Hall, 5:30pm – 7:30pm 

13           Education Series “Puget Sound Beach Watchers” – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm

16           MoNA Art Auction Preview Night – Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 6pm – 9pm

17           21st Annual Swap Meet – La Conner Marina, 9am – 3pm

17           Pre-Father’s Day BBQ – La Conner Retirement Inn, Noon – 4pm

17           Skagit Topic: Remembering WWII – Skagit County Historical Museum, 2pm – 4pm

17           Summer Open House – Bunnies by the Bay, 4pm  – 7pm

17           MoNA’s 25th Annual Art Auction: A Starlit Night – Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 5pm – 10pm

18           HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

18           Father’s Day Brunch – La Conner Retirement Inn, 10am – 1pm

24           Shelter Bay Garage Sale – Shelter Bay Community, 8am – 5pm

JULY 2017

1              Artist Talk w. Whiting Tennis – Museum of Northwest Art, 1pm – 2pm

1              Summer Exhibits Reception – Museum of Northwest Art, 2pm – 5pm

4              Hometown 4th of July Celebration: Parade, Picnic, Entertainment & Fireworks – Throughout La Conner

8              Gardening Classes: Beneficial Insects – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon

10           3rd Anniversary Celebration – Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage

15           Summer Seersucker Social –, 11am – 2pm

15           Gardening Classes: The Nitty Gritty of a Garden Microclimate – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon

16           Grand Opening – Skagit City School – 17508 Moore Rd. Mt Vernon, 1pm – 4pm

17-19     Pioneer Parkeology Day Camp – Hosted by Museum of Northwest Art, daily 9:30am – 3pm

22           Gardening Classes: Summer Pruning – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon

22           Curator Talk and Celebration of Clayton James – Museum of Northwest Art, 1pm – 3pm


3              113th Annual Pioneer Picnic – Pioneer Park, 11am – 2pm

5              Pancake Breakfast – La Conner Retirement Inn, 7:30am – 10am

5              17th Annual La Conner Classic Car & Boat Show – La Conner Marina, 10am – 4pm

7-11       Art & Science Day Camp – Museum of Northwest Art, Daily 9:30am – 3pm

8              Education Series “Porpoises of the Sound” – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm

11-12     Antique Fair & Vintage Market – Christianson’s Nursery

12           PechaKucha Night: Communities & the Commons – Museum of Northwest Art, 6pm – 8pm

14-17     Fiber Arts Camp – Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, Daily 10am – 4pm


  • La Conner Live; Live Music in Gilkey Square every Sunday from 1pm – 4pm (Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend)
  • La Conner Art Walk – First Saturday June 3 – October 7, 4pm to 7pm
  • Live Music at Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage – Every Thursday-Saturday,
  • Sip n’ Paint at La Conner Sips – Call 360.610.9773 for Reservations
  • Kiwanis Fundraising Dinners – La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib, 1st Wednesday of each month
  • A variety of classes at Crescent Moon Yoga – Call 360.298.0293
  • Early Enrichment Programs, Tinker w. Thor (this Summer) at MoNA,



Museum of Northwest Art

Clockwork White: Lights and Signe – April 1 – June 11

Debora Moore: Paphiopedilum, April 1 – June 11

Turn up the Volume by Camille Patha, April 1 – June 11

Clayton James: Art and Archives, July 1 – September 24

Kelly O’Dell: transient (h)ours, July 1 – September 24

Whiting Tennis: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, July 1 – September 24


Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

For the Love of Children – March 29 – June 25

From Thread to Ink – May 3 – May 28

Marginalia: Tapestries – May 3 – July 30


Skagit County Historical Museum

Washington Remembers World War II / The Skagit Homefront – Extended Through October 8th

From Whom the Bell Tolls – May 11 – August 20


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