Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

La Conner is ready for your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016 visit!  Not only because all sorts of tulip festival events, art exhibits and happenings (including the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016 Parade), but also because in March we celebrate the La Conner Daffodil Festival.

Because of our warmer than normal winter, 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!

Tulip Town March 16, 2016 Photo Taken by Pamela Headridge

Tulip Town – Will be open through Sunday April 17th
9am – 5pm, 7 days a week

Roozengaarde is open all year around
Gift Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sundays/Holidays: 11am – 4pm
Extended Hours during the Tulip Festival: Monday – Sunday 9am – 7pm

Below we’ve provided a list of tulip festival events going on in and around La Conner – from wine tastings to gardening workshops and from live music to art exhibits. For details on each tulip festival event or exhibit, visit our online calendar. Take a look below and on our tulip festival event and exhibit list, and then plan your trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016!

Are you ready to start planning your tulip festival visit now?  If so, we’ve put together a terrific Planning Guide to get you started! You’ll find information on lodging, shopping, dining and arts and culture … everything you’ll need to make your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival trip special! Check out the Bloom Map to see up to the most current field reports.

*Please note:  Tulip Town is NOT on the Bloom Map.  However, you don’t want to miss it!  Tulip Town is located at: 15002 Bradshaw Road

And remember – La Conner is a terrific location for a getaway vacation any time of the year! Plan your return visit to La Conner, and come see us again.

March Spring Getaway 2016 – Things to Do

1-31 La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016
3 Square Dancing w. “Conway West” – Conway Muse, 7pm – 9pm
5 Book Signing, Authors of “War of the Encyclopaedists” – The Faded Cover, Noon – 2pm
5 Gardening Classes (Pruning) – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon, 1pm – 2pm
12 Gardening Classes (Rhodies & Wet Soil) – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon, 1pm – 2pm
12 Kiwanis Presents: Kiwaffodil Celebration; A Bluegrass Hoot’Nanny – Maple Hall, 5pm – 9pm
13 Mount Vernon Stories – Skagit County Historical Museum, 2pm – 4pm
19 Spring Garden Walk w. John Christianson – Christianson’s Nursery, 1pm – 2pm
24 Opening Night: Valley Girls – Skagit County Historical Museum, 5pm – 7pm
26 The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride  , 10am – 2pm
26 Gardening Classes (Dahlias & “Hugelkultur” Gardening Beds) – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon, 1pm – 3pm
27 Happy Easter!
29-30 Surface Design: Block Printing – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

April Spring Getaway 2016 – Things to Do

1-30 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
2-30 Art at the Schoolhouse – Christianson’s Nursery
2 Celebrating Skagit History– Skagit County Historical Museum, 10am – 5pm
2 Book Signing w. Author Bobbie Kaald – The Faded Cover, 1pm – 3pm
2 Adult Art Class: Wearable Sculpture – Museum of Northwest Art, 1pm – 5pm
2 Open House – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 1pm – 5pm
2 Spring for Lole – Walking Mod, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
9 StashFest 2016! – La Conner Middle / High School, 10am – 5pm
9 Artisan Spring Open House – That’s Knot All Artist Co-Op, 10:30am – 4:30pm
9 Tulip Frolic – Gilkey Square, 11am – 2pm
9 US Bank “Not-So-Impromptu Parade” – First St. La Conner, 2pm
16 Book Signing, Author of “Fairhaven, A History” – The Faded Cover, 1pm – 3pm

Spring Getaway 2016 – Ongoing Events and Activities

  • La Conner Daffodil Sales throughout town in March.
  • La Conner Rotary Tulip Sales, trailer located at the La Conner Round-a-bout. March 27 – through the end of season
  • Live Music at Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage – Every Thursday-Saturday
  • Live Music at The Conway Muse – Every Thursday – Saturday
  •  Sip n’ Paint at La Conner Sips – Every Sunday, March 20 – May 1 (Call 360.610.9773 for Reservations)
  • Yoga & Early Enrichment Programs at MoNA

ONGOING EXHIBITS & CLASSES:

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
A Magical Journey of Hand Applique/ March 30 – June 19
Clothing: Art & Embellishment/ March 30 – June 19
Piece by Piece, 1930’s era Depression Quilts / March 30 – May 29
La Conner in Bloom Challenge/ April 1 – 30

Museum of Northwest Art
Beyond Aztlán – Mexican & Chicana/o Artists in the Pacific Northwest/ March 26 – June 12
Robert Flynn, From the Permanent Collection / March 26 – June 12
Skagit County Historical Museum
Secrets of the Mount Vernon Culture/ Through May 15
Valley Girls / March 25 – June 20

 

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