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Downtown Major Events

Annual Skagit Valley Street Fair

4TH Weekend in April

Sponsored by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association, the Street Fair is being held in downtown Mount Vernon. Eight blocks of Downtown’s First Street will be closed and filled with arts, craft, music, magic and more. Food vendors cook up a wide variety of delicious cuisines from good ol’ American burgers, corndogs and curly fries to Mexican and Thai specialities. For dessert don’t miss the mini-donuts, fruit on a stick, elephant ears, ice cream and more, much, much more!

Rain or shine, snow or hail, the Fair is on, but we have ordered nice weather this year. The Street Fair features lots of things for the kids from clowns and balloon animals, face painting, to decorateable Frisbees and Uncle Stinky the Magician performing in Pine Square throughout the weekend.

Part of the reason we are able to pull things together so well, and also the reason people have commented on how clean our streets and sidewalks are, is our partnerships with the Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation. We are blessed to have a dedicated crew who work hard from Thursday through Monday to leave no detail untouched. Crowds of between 15,000-30,000 people visit us the weekend of the festival, and by Monday at noon, you would never know an event of any kind had occurred. We are proud to work side by side with the crew from Parks and Rec. While you are visting you should check out our awesome parks system also! The City Streets Dept., the Mount Vernon Police Dept. and many other groups work with us to make this a great event. Skagit County even opens its parking lots for customer parking on Saturday and Sunday.

Artists from nine states (Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada) come to showcase their hand crafted goods. We are very pleased and happy with group of artisans presenting at this year’s Tulip Festival Street Fair, and we invite you to come to downtown Mount Vernon and see for yourselves!