Summer Getaway 2016 – La Conner Washington

We love the long days of summer in La Conner! With more beautiful “magic Skagit” daylight hours, there’s more time to play – and in a valley like ours there are so many opportunities for your summer getaway 2016 from mountains to sea.

Summer Getaway 2016We’re the perfect weekend getaway, we’re the perfect stopping spot if you’re on your boat and if you’re a bicyclist we have amazing places to spin your wheels.  La Conner now has our very own Kayak Shack with kayaks and SUP’s sitting on the docks waiting for your adventure.

We’re certain about one thing – because we’re only just a little over an hour from Seattle, about 2 hours from Vancouver, and an easy trip if you live further afield – you can play to your heart’s content for several hours or several days and never get bored on your summer getaway 2016.

The best weekend getaway Washington State welcomes you this summer with our new boardwalk, a new kayak shack right on the water, and guided eco-tours available!

2016 MAY EVENTS

1 Skagit Topic: 10,000 Year of Hiking the North Cascades – Skagit County Historical Museum, 2pm – 4p
7 Workshop: A Contemporary Approach to Embroidery – La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 10am – 2pm
7 Make Your Own Mother’s Day Gift – Clever Kathy Designs, Noon – 4pm
7 Opening Day Boat Parade! – Swinomish Channel, Starts approx. 3pm
7-8 Mother’s Day Weekend – Christianson’s Nursery
8 Happy Mother’s Day
10 Educational Presentation: Sharks Part 2 – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm
11 Introduction to Level 3 Studies, Art & Design- Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 10am – 5pm
12 Sashiko Stiches – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 9am – 4pm
12 Mother’s Day Extravaganza – La Conner Sips, 4pm – 7pm
13 Crazy For Stitches – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 9am – 4pm
13-14 “I’ve Got Rhythm” Shelter Bay Chorus – Shelter Bay Clubhouse, Friday at 7:30pm / Saturday at 3pm
14-15 25+ Ways to Create Fabric Art – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts
15 “I Don’t Do Guilt Anymore” – La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 3pm – 4pm
16-23 Interactive Art Display – The Faded Cover
19-22 9th Biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival – www.skagitriverpoetry.org/festival
20 Flowers in Hand Stitch – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 9:30am – 5pm
21 Workshop: The Secret Formula of Creativity – La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 10am – 3pm
21 2016 Spring Steiff Trunk Show – Bears n’ Friends, 11am – 4pm
21 Educational Presentation: Living Wilderness Photography Presents Year of the Eagle – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm
22 Opening of the La Conner Outdoor Exhibition and Walking Tour – Gilkey Square, 1pm – 2pm
26 Workshop: Hexagon Ornament / Pin Cushion – La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 10am – 1pm
30 Memorial Day

Summer Getaway 2016 June Events

2 Spaghetti “Taste Off” Dinner and Auction – Maple Hall, 4:30pm – 7pm
4 Open House – That’s Knot All, An Artists Co-Op, 10am – 5pm
4 Gardening Classes: Container Gardening & Raised Beds – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – 2pm
7-8 Goldwork Level 1 & 2 – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts
11 Gardening Class: Mossy Wall Pockets – Christianson’s Nursery, 9am – 10:30am
11 2nd Annual La Conner Garage Sale – Various Locations, 9am – 4pm
11 June Bloom Walk w. John Christianson – Christianson’s Nursery – 1pm – 2pm
12 Skagit Topic: Poetry Reading w. Ramon Ledesma – Skagit County Historical Museum, 2pm – 4pm
14 Educational Presentation: “Holland” A Personal Adventure w. Jerry Anderson – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm
17 Third Annual Antique Fair at the Schoolhouse – Sips, Savories and Sweets Party – Christianson’s Nursery, 5pm – 8pm
18 Pre-Father’s Day Lunch and Car Show – La Conner Retirement Inn, 11am – 1pm
18 Make Your Own Father’s Day Gift – Clever Kathy Designs, Noon – 4pm
18 Museum of Northwest Art’s Annual Art Auction – Swinomish Casino, 5pm – 8pm
18-19 La Conner Yacht Sales Annual Boat Show & Swap Meet – La Conner Marina
18-19 Indigo Dreams – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts
19 Happy Father’s Day
19-20 Mentoring w. Gail Harker – Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts,
25 Shelter Bay Community Garage Sale – Various Locations
25 “A Rosy Day Out” 13th Annual Rose Festival – Christianson’s Nursery, 9am – 6pm
26 Brunch – La Conner Retirement Inn, 10am – 1pm

Summer Getaway 2016 July Events

2 Open House – That’s Knot All, An Artists Co-Op, 10am – 5pm
4 Hometown 4th of July Celebration “PARADE” – First St. La Conner, Noon
4 Hometown 4th of July Celebration “PICNIC” – Pioneer Park, 12:30pm
4 Hometown 4th of July Celebration “CONCERT w. Food Vendors” – La Conner Marina, 5pm
4 Hometown 4th of July Celebration “FIREWORKS” – Over the Swinomish Channel, 10:10pm
12 Educational Presentation: NOAH Animal Rescue – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm
23 The 1st Annual Summer Seersucker Social (Bike Ride and Ice Cream Social) – Details TBD
30 “Taste of Walla Walla” Dinner Cruise – Hellam’s Vineyard and Wine Bar, 5pm – 9pm

Summer Getaway 2016 August Events

6 CLASSIC Pancake Breakfast – La Conner Retirement Inn, 7:30am – 10am
6 16th Annual La Conner CLASSIC Boat & Car Show – La Conner Marina, 10am – 3pm
6 Open House – That’s Knot All, An Artists Co-Op, 10am – 5pm
9 Educational Presentation: Fidalgo Bay Preserve – La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm
13 Annual Friends & Family BBQ – La Conner Retirement Inn, Noon – 1pm
13 “Taste of Woodinville” Dinner Cruise – Hellam’s Vineyard & Wine Bar, 5pm – 9pm

Summer Getaway 2016 On-Going Events & Activities

• Live Music in Gilkey Square – La Conner Live / www.laconnerlive.com – Every Sunday May 29 – September 4
• Live Music at Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage – Every Thursday-Saturday, www.aneliaskitchenandstage.com
• Live Music at The Conway Muse – Every Thursday – Saturday, www.conwaymuse.com
• Sip n’ Paint at La Conner Sips – Every Sunday, March 13 – May 1 (Call 360.610.9773 for Reservations)
• Kiwanis Fundraising Dinners – La Traviata Italian Restaurant, 1st & 3rd Wednesday every month
• Yoga & Early Enrichment Programs at MoNA, www.monamuseum.org

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

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
Piece by Piece: 1930’s Depression Era Quilts, March 30 – May 29
A Magical Journey of Hand Applique, March 30 – June 19
Clothing: Art & Establishment, March 30 – June 19
Hexies and More…, May 4 – May 29
Creative Knitting, June 1 – July 3
Colonial Revival Quilts, June 1 – August 28
Beauty of Japan, June 22 – October 2
Images of Japan, June 22 – October 2

Skagit County Historical Museum
Valley Girls, March 24 – June 20th
Voices Del Valle/ Voices of the Valley, June 11 – December 31
Cast & Count: The History of Voting, June 20 – November 13

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