Washington State Fall Getaway 2016 – Celebrate Autumn in La Conner!

FallWinter2016WebArtKick off your Washington State Fall Getaway 2016 with a road trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border.

Stroll our tiny town on the boardwalk and enjoy our museums, art galleries, restaurants, and wildlife along the Salish Sea waters. Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in Autumn!  – our list grows by the day, so be sure to also check out our monthly Event Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

You can also pick up our “Celebrate Autumn in La Conner” event card at all our local businesses and Visitor Information Center – this is a great take-away to remind you of what else you might want to come to La Conner for, or to share with family and friends who might also enjoy visiting us!  Come celebrate autumn with us in La Conner and discover why La Conner is voted year after year the “best weekend getaway Washington State“!

Fall/Winter 2016 Brochure

SEPTEMBER EVENTS
3 Open House – That’s Knot All Artist Co-Op
3 Gardening Class: Perennials for Fall – Christianson’s Nursery,
11am – Noon
3 Complimentary Wine Tasting – Sempre Italiano, 3pm – 6pm
3 Wine Tasting w. Terra Blanca – La Conner Sips, 3pm – 6pm
4 La Conner Live: Final show of the 2016 Season – Gilkey
Square, 1pm – 3pm
5 Labor Day
10 Skagit River Salmon Festival – Swinomish Casino & Lodge
Waterfront Park, 10am – 6pm
10 Gardening Classes: Fall Soil / Mulch Matters – Christianson’s
Nursery, 11am – Noon/1pm – 2pm
10 Skagit Topic: Collection Elections – Skagit County Historical
Museum, 2pm – 4pm
11 Grandparent’s Day Brunch – La Conner Retirement Inn,
10am – 1pm
13 Educational Presentation: Raising Exotic Waterfowl –
La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm
17 Gardening Class: Pros & Cons Fall Planting – Christianson’s
Nursery, 11am – Noon
17 Wine Tasting w. Nefarious Wines – Hellam’s Vineyard Wine
Shop & Bar, 1pm – 6pm
17-25 “Surge” Art, Science & Information – Museum of Northwest Art
24 6th Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival –
Christianson’s Nursery, 9am – 5pm
24 Aloha Summer! – La Conner Retirement Inn, 3pm – 5pm
24 Live: Hell’s Belles – Swinomish Casino & Lodge,
9:30pm – 1am (9/25)
25 3th Annual Oyster Run – Throughout Skagit Valley
30-
Oct 2 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival – La Conner Quilt and Textile
Museum, Maple Hall, Civic Garden Club

OCTOBER EVENTS
1 Gardening Class: Creating a Japanese Inspired Garden –
Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon
1-2 Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms – Locations throughout
Skagit Valley
1-2 Sticks Trunk Show – Presented by Earthenworks Gallery.
Call for an appt. 360.466.4422
8 Gardening: Dahlias – Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon
9 3rd Annual Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Tour – Presented by
Skagit County Historical Museum, Noon – 4pm
10 Thanksgiving (Canada)
11 Educational Presentation: NAS Whidbey Island – La Conner
Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm
15 Open House – That’s Knot All Artist Co-Op
15 Fall Color Walk w. John Christianson – Christianson’s Nursery,
1pm – 2pm
15 2nd Annual Brew on the Slough – Merchants throughout
La Conner, 5pm – 8pm. Purchase Tickets.
19 Conifer Walk w. John Christianson – Christianson’s Nursery,
1pm – 2pm
22 Gardening Class: Rain Gardens – Christianson’s Nursery,
11am – Noon
22 Skagit Topic: Voices of the Valley (More Stories) –
Skagit County Historical Museum, 2pm – 4pm
22 Artist Reception “Idyllic” – Re-Hab Station, 6pm – 9pm
26 Holiday Wreath Making w. Karen Harper – Christianson’s
Nursery, 11am – 4pm
30 Taste of Skagit Valley – Maple Hall La Conner, 4pm – 7pm
31 Halloween Costume Parade – First St. La Conner, starts at
3:15pm
31 Happy Halloween!

NOVEMBER EVENTS
4-6 Art’s Alive! – Various Locations throughout La Conner,
5 16th Annual Chowder by the Channel presented by Kiwanis –
La Conner Middle School, 3pm – 6pm
5-6 Holiday Open House – Christianson’s Nursery
8 Educational Presentation: Skagit Wild & Scenic River Project
– La Conner Retirement Inn, 4pm – 5pm
11 Veteran’s Day
12 Gardening Class: Rocks/Plants in Japanese Gardens –
Christianson’s Nursery, 11am – Noon
12 Comedian Rob Schneider Live! – Swinomish Casino &
Lodge, 8pm – 10pm
21 Gardening Workshop: Rosehip Wreaths – Christianson’s
Nursery, 1pm – 2:30pm *Reservations Required
24 Annual Turkey Trot – La Conner High School, 8am start
24 Happy Thanksgiving!
26 Holiday Tea & More (Arrival of Father Christmas) –
Christianson’s Nursery 10am – 5pm
26-27 Hilltop Holiday Craft Sale presented by the Skagit County
Historical Museum – La Conner Civic Garden Club

DECEMBER EVENTS
1 Holiday Gala “at the Top of the Hill” – Skagit County
Historical Museum
2 Festival of Tiny Trees Auction– La Conner Library,
6:30pm – 7pm *Decorated Trees on display the week prior
3 Santa Breakfast presented by La Conner Rotary – Maple Hall,
8:30am – 11am
3 Open House – That’s Knot All Artist Co-op
3 Swans of the Skagit – Christianson’s Nursery,
10:30am – Noon
3 Community Tree Lighting – Gilky Square, 4:40pm – 5:30pm
*Santa arrives at 5
4 Christmas is for Kids! – Skagit County Historical Museum
8 “Jingle Belles” A Ladies Night of Shopping, Merchants
throughout La Conner, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
10 Lighted Boat Parade presented by Swinomish Yacht
Club – Along the Swinomish Channel, approx. 5pm
17 Snow Geese of the Skagit – Christianson’s Nursery,
11am – Noon
25 Merry Christmas
26 Boxing Day (Canada)

ON-GOING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
• Artist Exhibit “Idyllic” by Roger Small at Re-Hab Station,
September 22 – October 16
• Live Music at Anelia’s Kitchen & Stage – Every Thursday-
Saturday, www.aneliaskitchenandstage.com
• Sip n’ Paint at La Conner Sips – Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm
(Beginning in Oct.) – Call 360.610.9773 for Reservations
• Kiwanis Fundraising Dinners – La Conner Seafood & Prime
Rib, 1st Wednesday of each month
• Yoga & Early Enrichment Programs at MoNA,

EXHIBITS
Museum of Northwest Art
Matched Makers: Northwest Artist Couples, October 1 –
January 1, 2017
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
Beauty of Japan, June 22 – October 2
Images of Japan, June 22 – October 2
A Quiltmaker’s Journey Continues: Quilt Designs w. Natural
Fibers 2000-2016, August 31 – October 2
See Jane Sew Challenge, August 31 – October 2
Skagit County Historical Museum
Voices Del Valle/ Voices of the Valley, June 11 – December 31
Cast & Count: The History of Voting, June 20 – November 13
Skagit Christmas, November 25 – December 31
*Museum closed in January

 

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