Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2019

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2019 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Poster Art by Ben Mann

Welcome to La Conner and the 2019 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!  Surrounded by the Salish Sea and farmland filled with tulip and daffodil bulbs, our waterfront town is ready for your visit.  La Conner’s boardwalk, waterfront hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, boutiques, and museums make it the perfect Tulip Festival vacation home base!

The Tulip Festival Stars: RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town

A six-mile drive through farmland and fields of blooms, you will find the two growers of bulbs in the Skagit ValleyRoozenGaarde and Tulip TownRoozenGaarde has a five-acre Display Garden planted with over 1/2 million bulbs and features an authentic Dutch windmill.  Every year blooms a newly designed garden with 150 flower varieties on display. 

Tulip Town features an indoor show with large Tulip Bouquets along with Trolley Rides through their tulip fields.  Tulip Town boasts three display gardens: Veterans Memorial Garden, World Tulip Summit Society Garden, and the Windmill Garden.

Tulip Festival Bloom Map

When do the flowers bloom in the fields?  RoozenGaarde’s update the Bloom Map so that you know which fields are in bloom.  Different varieties bloom at different times and the Daffodils bloom before the Tulips.  Use the Bloom Map as your driving tour guide.  If you would like to take advantage of free parking at the fields, then visit the RoozenGaarde Display Gardens first as your admission ticket also covers parking at the fields.  NOTE: Tulip Town isn’t noted on the bloom map.  However, you can be sure that when the tulips bloom on this map, you will be seeing blooming tulips at Tulip Town!

RoozenGaarde Visitor Information

Display Garden (15867 Beaver Marsh Rd) admission applies to the spring bloom period: $ 10-weekend admission. $ 7-weekday admission. Admission is per person; Children 5 years and under are free.

An admission ticket provides free access to ALL parking areas located at the RoozenGaarde/Washington Bulb Company fields. Parking is marked with RoozenGaarde signs.

April Hours: Open daily 9 am-7pm. Outside of spring bloom period: Open daily 9 am-6 pm except for Sunday when we are open 11 am to 4:30 pm. Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Tulip Town Visitor Information

Display Garden and Fields (15002 Bradshaw Rd) is only open to the public during the spring bloom period:  $ 10-weekend admission. $ 7-weekday admission.  Admission is per person; Children 6-11 $5 and five and under are free.

An admission ticket provides free parking at Tulip Town which includes their display gardens and fields. 

April Hours: Open daily 9am-5pm (later if weather permits).

La Conner Visitor Information

The La Conner Visitor Information Center located at 413 Morris St. is open all year around and staffed with volunteers who live in La Conner.  In fact, one of our past mayors is a volunteer!

When driving into La Conner, look for us on the right just two blocks from the round-about.  You will see the big Visitor Info arrow on the side of our building. 

 

La Conner Tulip Festival Events

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival includes events happening all across the Skagit Valley.  One of the biggest events (besides the blooms) is the Tulip Festival Parade!  The 33rd Annual Kiwanis Club of La Conner hosts the parade on April 13th at 2 pm.  Step outside your hotel room and grab a spot on the sidewalk to enjoy the parade!  For an entire list of events during the Tulip Festival, check out the Tulip Festival Official Program.

4/5 – 2019 Tulip Festival Poster Artist Ben Mann at La Conner Country Inn

4/13 – Tulip Festival “Not So Impromptu” Parade

4/20 – Tulip Pedal Bike Ride

April – Wednesdays through Monday (Closed Tuesdays) Rotary Club of La Conner Annual Tulip Sales – $5 for 10 freshly cut stems. Look for our colorful tulip booths at the roundabout entering La Conner & at the Farmhouse Restaurant.

April – Thursdays in April

Wine Tasting Pop Up – La Conner Sips, $15.00 wine tasting includes souvenir glass

April 1 – 30          Art in the Schoolhouse – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – 5pm

April 5 – 30          Salish Sea Plein Air Painters Art Show – The Lux Art Center

Museum of Northwest Art – Master Artists from the Pacific Northwest Exhibition runs from April 6-June 2

Plan Your Trip

Because of the popularity of the Tulip Festival, be sure to plan your trip wisely and make your hotel reservations before you travel to Skagit Valley!  La Conner has a wide range of lodging options from Skagit Valley’s only waterfront lodge to a historic Bed & Breakfast.  We strongly recommend making dinner reservations during the Tulip Festival.  Leave your car keys in your hotel room when exploring La Conner as all of our restaurants, boutiques and museums are an easy stroll.  Don’t miss experiencing the La Conner Historic Walking Tour, Sculpture Tour and boardwalk when you come in from the blooms!

2 replies
    • Love La Conner says:

      Mother Nature makes it hard to predict the bloom each year but typically the 2nd week of April is a solid time! Keep posted next year through the Love La Conner Facebook page for updates.

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