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!
Riverwalk Summer Concert Series
Cancelled for 2020 – see you in 2021!
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.
Canceled due to COVID-19. See you in 2021.
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.
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.
This year's fair has been cancelled, but be sure to check out the Drive-in Music Live Concert Series in August.
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.