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Summer Season

Summer in Mount Vernon is warm and inviting. Wander historic downtown and the nearby waterfront park, wineries and breweries. Take a driving tour of historic barns and working farms with produce stands or u-pick fields. Discover wildlife along the Padilla Bay Trail. On the eastern edge of the county along a magnificent stretch of highway are the North Cascade Mountains where hikers can discover 50 miles of trails. Check out our list of activities for each season!


2023 Riverwalk Summer Concert Series 

Every Thursday from July 13th through August 31st from 6pm to 8pm

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 the backdrop of the Skagit River at sunset.


Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival

July 8th and 9th 2023

The Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival is an annual event at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon, WA.  Held the second full weekend each July, this Festival attracts over 10,000 people each year. We think of it as a kind of “Scottish 3-ring circus" with a wide range of activities for young and old alike.



2023 Season July 14 - August 12

Truly, it can be magical to experience Shakespeare outdoors. The Bard set numerous scenes from several of his plays in private gardens, wooded thickets and forest glades. Come experience Shakespeare outdoors and under the stars, the way it was meant to be.


2023 Skagit County Fair

Skagit County Fair August 9 through 12

The annual award-winning Skagit County Fair in Mount Vernon is a fun event for the whole family. Come join us for a “Hometown Hoedown”! Great local entertainment, carnival, farm animals, displays, Kid Zone events, car show and more.

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