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Spring Season

Springtime in Mount Vernon is vibrant! Travelers from near and far come for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and stay for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Street Fair in historic downtown Mount Vernon. Biking and bird watching are also on the must-do list. On the eastern edge of the county along a magnificent stretch of highway are the North Cascade Mountains where you can view eagles on the Skagit River or hike on 50 miles of trails.


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 

We are proud to bring our tulip fans an electronic passport program that will help you learn all there is to know about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Fans can use the passport to explore our tulips, to enjoy the many delicious places to eat around our valley, to experience our special events, and to enhance your visit with the year-round activities that abound here in Skagit Valley.

Use Passport, get points, win prizes

As you navigate our Skagit Valley Tulip Festival using the passport, you can accumulate points toward prizes which include:

  • A Tulip Festival holographic sticker
  • Entry into a drawing for $25 restaurant gift certificates from Calico Cupboard, Skagit River Brewery or Annie's Pizza
  • Entry into a grand prize drawing: a return visit stay at La Conner Country Inn with free e-bike rentals from PNW Exploration AND a dining gift certificate from Nell Thorn Restaurant and Pub.

Sign up at:

Skagit Chili & Chowder Cook-Off

Enter your favorite recipe or come simply to sample! Skagit Chili & Chowder Cook-off where you choose the winner. $15 gets you six samples and a vote (a large portion of your favorite).

$25 to compete – professionals and amateurs are welcome.

Send your team name and check to PO Box 1007 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or drop by the chamber office at 301 W Kincaid St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Contact Jeremy Kindlund at jeremy@mountvernonchamber or (360) 428-8547 for more information.


Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue

Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S 13th St., Mount Vernon, WA 98274 Friday, Saturday and Sunday all April long from 11am – 7pm. Visit for more information. For 15+ group reservations, call or text (360) 708-5550 Wild Salmon barbecued over alder, with baked potato, slaw, garlic bread and ice cream. Two serving sizes ONLY $20 or $23. Heated lodge. (I-5 Exit 225 or 226, head east and follow signs.)  Call or text (360) 708-5550  for groups only. Help us “serve the children of the world.”

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