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“The Best Days of Our Lives”, August 12-15 at the Skagit County Fairgrounds!

Posted on July 31, 2015

The annual award-winning Skagit County Fair in Mount Vernon is a fun event for the whole family. Come join us for a “The Best Days of Our Lives”! Great Local Entertainment, Carnival, Farm Animals, Displays, Kid Zone Events, Car Show  … Continue reading

Brewfest on the Skagit

Posted on July 31, 2015

Saturday, Aug 8, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Advanced Tickets are $20 and include 5 tastes. Admission will be $25 day of event. Additional scrip for tastes will be available for $2 each at the fest. A special $15 ticket … Continue reading

The Heritage Flight Museum Fly Days

Posted on July 24, 2015

Fly Days When: 3rd Saturday of every month Time: 12-4pm Want to see our aircraft in action?! Smell the smells, hear the sounds?! Then be sure to visit us on the 3rd Saturday of every month between noon and 4pm. … Continue reading

Schedule of events announced for the 4th Annual Mayor’s Wellness Challenge in August

Posted on July 20, 2015

Take the challenge! Be active for 31 minutes for 31 days in August. Register from June 1st – July 31st by clicking below:WELLNESS CHALLENGE REGISTRATION All registrants will receive a packet with additional free activities, prize information, and motivation to keep you … Continue reading

Shakespeare Northwest Celebrates its 15th Season

Posted on July 17, 2015

Shakespeare Northwest celebrates its 15th season in typically ambitious fashion this week, as the company opens the Skagit River Shakespeare Festival with “Romeo & Juliet” and “The Two Noble Kinsmen.” The unique venue for the productions is once again the … Continue reading

31st Annual Children’s Art Festival

Posted on July 6, 2015

  Saturday, July 18 This year’s 31st Annual Children’s Art Festival promises to be filled with quality local children’s entertainment and approximately 30 booths providing hands on arts and crafts! Concessions are available for purchase or you are welcome to … Continue reading

Single-lane morning closures on I-5 Skagit River Bridge this weekend

Posted on June 29, 2015

MOUNT VERNON – Drivers who plan on escaping the weekend heat by starting their trips early should plan for daytime single-lane closures on the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. The right lane of … Continue reading

She Bikes Skagit

Posted on June 25, 2015

  She Bikes Skagit The Mount Vernon Downtown Association, partnering with Bike/Walk Mount Vernon, will be offering group bike rides to destinations around the valley every other Wednesday throughout the summer, May through August. All rides will start at Riverfront Plaza in … Continue reading

City of Mount Vernon Road Closure Notice – Gates Street 6/23/2015 ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE

Posted on June 23, 2015

Gates Street (between Main and 1st Streets) June 23, 2015 Tuesday, June 23, 2015, between 5:30 am and 12:00 pm, the City’s Street Operations Division will be working on demolition of the former Teamsters building located at 420 W Gates … Continue reading

Riverwalk Summer Concert Series starting July 9th

Posted on June 23, 2015

MOUNT VERNON – Dust off your lawn chairs and your picnic gear and come to Historic Downtown Mount Vernon for some memorable summer evenings!  Imagine an informal crowd relaxing along the riverfront, listening and dancing to live music set against … Continue reading



July 6th, 2017

By Sabrina J. Russo Step across the threshold of an antique shop and stand amidst the displays, and you might just catch a glimpse of the past in the shimmer of polished silver, in the glint of porcelain china, or … Continue reading

January 3rd, 2017

Right now is peak season for viewing the largest concentration of Bald Eagles in the continental United States, along with some 10K swans and 55K Snow Geese—all in Mount Vernon and Skagit Valley. Visitors from the world over come to … Continue reading

May 6th, 2016

McIntyre Hall Presents LOCARNO PURCHASE TICKETS Friday, May 6 | 7:30pm Locarno is the Latin project of Juno award winning musician and Paperboys frontman, Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban Son, … Continue reading

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