Plan Your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Visit!

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit Valley in April for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. As one of Washington State’s most popular destination events, and a much-loved month for getaway vacations to La Conner, visitors are treated to acres and acres of brightly colored tulips, display gardens that are simply stunning, and photo opportunities around every corner. Last year people visited from all over the world (over 85 countries!) and from all 50 states!  La Conner has a wonderful offering of Skagit Valley Tulip Festival events, exhibits, and happenings for your visit! 

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Bloom Map

One of the most frequent Skagit Valley Tulip Festival questions we hear is “are the tulips blooming yet?”  Our tulips bloom according to Mother Nature – buds can begin to color as soon as late March, or wait until closer to mid-April.  Warm spring weather produces an early bloom; cold weather means a later season.  Once a tulip field begins to color, that particular field will usually stay in bloom for about two weeks.  Each field is planted with different varieties, meaning not all fields will bloom at the same time.

To get you started, check out the Bloom Map which you can refer to as often as you want – it is updated daily to show you which fields are in bloom during the entire month of the tulip festival.


The La Conner Daffodil Festival

skagit valley tulip festival daffodilsWhile the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop during the La Conner Daffodil Festival.  It’s beautiful in March with the Daffodils blooming and there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during the month of March. If you can’t make it to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, skip the crowds and join us in March this year for the La Conner Daffodil Festival!



Events, Exhibits and a Small Town Tulip Festival Parade

Skagit_Valley_Tulip_Festival_2013_PageLa Conner is the center of all the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (and, ahem, daffodil) fun—we’re centrally located within all of the flower fields. During April alone, La Conner is home to more than 20 terrific events and three nationally recognized museums hosting some genuinely amazing exhibits. From wine tastings to concerts, you’ll find something fun to do in La Conner no matter when you visit us! The Tulip Festival parade travels down 1st Street in La Conner, a charming town with lots to explore, including shops, delicious restaurants, and a picturesque waterfront.




Plan Your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Trip

skagit valley tulip festivalBecause there is so much to see and do during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, we recommend that you plan ahead and make reservations at one of La Conner’s lodging establishments. You’ll be centrally located and within a few minutes of all of the tulip fields and display gardens, plus you’ll be able to enjoy a visit to our waterfront village, shop in our many specialty stores and dine at one of our amazing restaurants.

Ready to plan your trip? Take a look at our Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Planning Guide to get you started. 

There are not many valleys quite as beautiful as the Skagit Valley – and there certainly are even fewer valleys as gorgeous as ours is when the sun is out, the fields are ablaze with color and snow-covered Mount Baker offers a perfect backdrop. Come visit us – we promise that you’ll absolutely love La Conner in April!

Click here for more Tulip Festival Information, read our Tulip Festival Planning Guide or call or stop by the La Conner Visitor’s Center where you’ll find lots of information – including brochures and maps. 413 Morris St. in La Conner; 360/466-4778.  E-Mail:

Plan Your Return Visit

P.S. … While it’s always fun to visit La Conner during the spring months – there are tons of reasons to come back again and again – all year round! Take a look at our Visit La Conner on a Return Trip page to learn more about what’s fun and engaging during each of our four seasons.