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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Mount Vernon Wa - Washington Tulip Festival

The Skagit Valley WA Tulip Festival is attracts visitors from all 50 States as well as Washington State and British Columbia. The Tulip fields typically bloom between April 1st and May 1st while the also impressive daffodil fields bloom a few weeks earlier.

One of the most popular stops along the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival route is the Roozengaard Tulip Farm owned by the Roozen family. Their tulip garden is not to be missed you will also want to bring plenty of extra film/memory sticks/batteries for your cameras. You can even try out your photography skills by entering the Tulip Photo Contest. (Tulip photos courtesy of RoozenGaarde (

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No visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is complete without a visit to the quaint waterfront town of La Conner with it's iconic red rainbow bridge. La Conner is located to the northwest of the growing fields making it a great place to explore and have lunch after visiting the tulips. Take a walk along the new waterfront boardwalk or stroll the downtown shops and art galleries.

The Alaska Marine Highway Begins at the Cruise Terminal In Bellingham's Historic Fairhaven DistrictThe Rainbow Bridge spans the Swinomish Channel and connects La Conner with Fidalgo Island.  The 580 ft span was built in 1957 and has become the symbol of La Conner and the subject of countless paintings.  

La Conner is also a major Yachting Center with a marina operated by the Port Of Skagit.  This unique ferry system was founded in 1948 and then was purchased by the state government in 1951.


Accommodations Near The Tulip Fields

If you're looking for accommodations while visiting the Skagit Tulip Festival, La Conner Wa has a number of Bed And Breakfasts and Inns to choose from and there are RV parks nearby including the Swinomish Casino offering 35 full service sites on the shores of Padilla Bay.

12885 Casino DriveAnacortes, WA 98221
(885) 794-6563

DIRECTIONS- La Conner is located 67 miles north of Seattle and 57 miles south of the US/Canadian Peace Arch Border Crossing.

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Tulip Festival Events

The Skagit Valley Tulip festival has a collection of events centered around the annual Tulip field blooms. Activities scattered around Skagit Valley include of course a visit to the tulip fields and blooming gardens as well as the Tulip Pedal (bike) Tulip Run (Hoofing on foot) along with street fairs, parade, and art exhibits. 

When visiting the festival you may also want to visit nearby Anacortes Washington and attend activities and events going on while the Tulip fields are blooming. Mid April (10-12 2015) is Boat Show time at the Anacortes Cap Sante Boat Haven Marina with new and brokered boats on display.

The Anacortes Wine Festival on April 11, 2015 features over 30 wineries at the Old Port of Anacortes Warehouse located at 100 Commercial Ave. in downtown Anacortes. Not only can you taste wines produced around Washington State you can also try food from local restaurants.
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When To Visit The Tulip Fields Of Skagit County WA

The Tulip Festival events are scheduled throughout April but the tulip bulbs bloom on their own schedule. For Tulips to bloom properly they need to go through a chilling process so depending on the severity of the winter weather the tulip fields may bloom earlier or later than usual.

TULIP BLOOM SCHEDULE - The Tulip Fields Typically Bloom From April1st - 30th However They Can Sometimes Bloom In March.

Be sure to check out online Interactive Bloom Maps Before Driving Out To The Tulip Fields.

Mount Vernon & Burlington Washington

The small twin cities of Mount Vernon and Burlington Wa are the gateway cities of the Tulip Fields and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. With a population of 33,000 Mount Vernon is large enough to have all the usual national chain stores and warehouse stores of a larger city while still enjoying a country agricultural feel. Burlington Wa with a population of 8,500, located just across the Skagit River from Mount Vernon is ideally located with a large variety of accommodations for those who prefer large name hotels and inns during their stay.

Burlington is also located at the crossroads of the Highway 5 corridor and Highway 20 making it a regional shopping destination for Northwest Washington and San Juan Island residents. Visit the Cascades Mall for a traditional indoor shopping experience or shop for bargains at the Burlington Outlet Mall.

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Bellingham Washington - Visit One Of Washington's Best Loved Medium Sized Cities

Bellingham has a lot to offer visitors and is located only 30 miles north of the Tulip Fields. Bellingham has a large selection of Hotels, Inns, and other accommodations to choose from and is a regional shopping destination for Northwest Washington and British Columbia.

Bellingham is perhaps best known as the southern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System linking Alaska with the Mainland United States. Visit Bellingham's Historic red brick Fairhaven district or explore one of Bellingham's many museums like the SPARK museum of Electrical Invention featuring a Tesla Coil that shoots out lightening bolts.

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