Summer in Mount Vernon includes Historic Downtown, waterfront park, historic barn tour, wildlife, wineries and breweries welcome you to experience adventure here in Mount Vernon. 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 take a hike on 50 miles of trails. Check out our list of activities for each season!
Every first Thursday of every month
Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with gallery art walks, art installations behind glass, and artist demonstrations encompassing a broad range of media. The Skagit Valley Art Escape is a fun, social, and creative excursion to the best in art and music in the Skagit Valley. With great restaurants, bars, galleries, and places to stay, the weekend provides many opportunities to get lost in the character of four unique waterfront communities.
Riverwalk Concert Series
Every Thursday starting July 11 – August 29
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 in the foreground, and a beautiful sunset in the background
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 create and experience Shakespeare outdoors. The Bard set numerous scenes from several of his plays in private gardens, wooded thickets and forest glades. These were places of unpredictable possibilities and the haunt of fairies. However, for an itinerant theater company, magic and reality can often collide. Being seasonal tenants entailed essentially building a theater from scratch each summer, requiring the rental and installation of lighting and sound equipment and demanding hundreds of hours of volunteer labor, much of which came from the actors and crew, who were simultaneously committing enormous time and energy to the individual productions.
August 7 - 10
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. Wednesday admission is only $4 until 4pm! Entrance cost is $7 for adults and $6 for seniors & students.