January

Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival - Concrete.

Did you know that hundreds of bald eagles come to the Skagit River during the winter months each year? Many eagles come upriver in search of salmon and can be seen in the trees and along the river banks of the Skagit from November through February. The number of eagles usually peak in late December. The annual Bald Eagle Festival celebrates the eagles in late January. This family friendly festival has activities for all ages.

Skagit Bald Eagle Festival

 

February

 

March

SICBA Annual Home and Garden Show - Skagit County Fairgrounds.

Skagit County Fairgrounds

 

April

Skagit County Tulip Festival - Mt. Vernon, La Conner, Burlington.

The tulip festival is a month long festival that celebrates the blooming tulips and the Skagit Valley bulb growers. It attracts many visitors who come to see the colorful walk-in fields that bloom out sometime in April. The festival also includes many other attractions for tourists to visit including local farms, nurseries and wineries, art shows, a street fair, a parade, salmon BBQ, and a quilt show. In addition to tulips, the local valley farms grow iris and daffodils.

Tulip Festival

 

May

Anacortes Wine Festival - Port Warehouse Anacortes, WA.

 

June

Burlington Berry Dairy Days - Burlington.

Burlington celebrates its berry and dairy industries each year in June with a family fun weekend to start the summer season. Visitors will enjoy a tractor parade and fireworks to start off the festival on Friday evening. A grand parade follows the annual Berry Dairy Days Fun Run on Saturday morning. Strawberry shortcake and a salmon BBQ are highlights at the Festival at the Park in Maiben Park after the parade. On Sunday, enjoy a Berry Cool Car Show on Fairhaven Ave. in downtown Burlington.Tulip Festival

Berry Dairy Days

 

July

Fourth of July Parade - Samish Island, WA.

Loggerodeo - Sedro Woolley, WA.

Lots of old-fashioned fun for all, this week long festival is the oldest 4th of July celebrations in the state of Washington. Summer is a good time to enjoy Sedro-Woolley and take in some of the many festival activities including two parades, a rodeo, chainsaw carving, logging exhibitions, a kiddies, the great Sedro-Woolley footrace, a carnival, live music and more.

Loggerodeo

 

 

Skagit Valley Highland Games - Mt. Vernon.

You can see everything Scottish here at this festival. Come and watch Scottish dancing, Scottish athletic events, piping competions, Celtic Harpers, and the Sheepdog Trials where sheepdogs compete for cash prizes.

Celtic Arts

 

Annual Skagit Artist Together Studio Tour - Sedro Wooley to LaConner, Mount Vernon and Anacortes.

Anacortes Shipwreck Day.

Bite of Skagit- MountVernon, WA.

Annual Samish Island Arts Festival - Samish Island Community Hall.

 

August

Skagit County Fair - Mount Vernon

Lots of entertainment at the Skagit County Fair with carnival rides, live music, exhibits, rodeo and a parade in downtown Mt. Vernon. Kids will enjoy the animals and the rides. Always plenty of food and fun for the family.

Skagit County Fairgrounds

 

Anacortes Arts Festival

Come to this beautiful waterfront community in August and walk down the streets of Anacortes to shop and browse at the many juried artisan booths, enjoy an international selection of foods, live music, fine art exhibits and kids activities. A great place to spend a warm summer weekend with the family.

Anacortes Arts Festival

 

The Skagit River Shakespeare Festival

Come to the Shakespeare Festival and enjoy outdoor performances in August at Edgewater Park in Mt. Vernon. The annual festival is produced by Shakespheare NorthWest.

Shakespeare Festival

 

September

Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch - Skagit River Park, Burlington, WA.

Annual Oyster Run - Anacortes, WA.

Annual La Conner Quilt Festival - La Conner, WA.

Anacortes Jazz Festival.

Jazz enthusiasts can come to Anacortes and enjoy three days of a variety of Jazz.

Anacortes Jazz Festival

 

La Conner Classic Yacht and Car Show.

La Conner Events

 

October

Concrete Ghost Walk - Concrete, WA

Festival of Farms - Skagit Valley Farms.

Skagit Valley is home to a variety of farms. During the first weekend of October several of them open up their doors to the public for a great opportunity to see and learn about the world of farming. Take a weekend drive around the valley and plan to spend the day visiting some of the many farms. Kids activities, food, exhibits and lots of animals to see. Farms include vegetable, dairy, livestock, organic, vineyard and shellfish.

Skagit Valley Events

 

Burlington Harvest Festival - Burlington, WA.

The Harvest Festival features many old-fashioned family fun activities for kids young and old. The festival offers the Pumpkin Pitch Catapulting Contest for those individuals and groups with a competitive streak. Teams in this event get to build a catapult of their own design and have fun launching pumpkins for distance.

Burlington Chamber of Commerce

 

November

Art's Alive! Festival and Invitational Art Show La Conner, WA.

La Conner Events

 

December

Tree Lighting Ceremonies - 'Tis the season for tree lighting and most of the local communities have an annual tree lighting ceremony, visits by the Santa Claus and more.

Anacortes - Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and a visit by the Santa Claus at the corner of 9th and Commercial Ave.

Burlington - Annual Tree Lighting Celebration and visit from Santa at Alpha Park.

La Conner - Lighted Boat Parade and Tree Lighting of the town tree.

Mount Vernon - Old Fashioned Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony.

 

For current dates, times and other activities, please visit Skagit Valley Festivals

Local Activities

 

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