Families and Kids

Remember when you are a child and you loved exploring all the nooks and crannies of every town you visited? It was so fun finding all the cool stuff you could do outdoors, buying a trinket to take home as a memento and eating at restaurants that knew how to make the perfect grilled-cheese sandwich. Oh, and maybe getting a little extra education along the way.

We remember those days too. We also know that as parents, it’s sometimes hard to travel as a family when you’re not sure exactly what your destination has to offer in the way of kid-friendly activities. We’ve rounded up some great ideas for you, including things you can do right here in La Conner, as well as day-trip itineraries. We’ll also add to this list on a regular basis … and hope you’ll tell us (info@laconnerchamber.com) about the things you did while in La Conner and the Skagit Valley region that were family-friendly and a whole lot of fun.

By the way, check out our photo and video pages on our website (under the Love La Conner tab) – we love it when folks upload their photos and videos to share with others!

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25+ Fun Family Activities

We love the La Conner Regional Library; you can purchase books at the book nook. They also offer story time and activities such as Lego building sessions, typically during the summer months. We love the children’s section at The Next Chapter Book …

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August & September Happenings – 2013

Looking for a great weekend getaway? Come visit us in La Conner! Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in August and September – our list grows by the day, so be sure to also …

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August Family Weekend Getaways In La Conner

Summer is all about family activities – and La Conner is the perfect place for  family weekend getaways in August! Here are some suggestions … you can find lots more information and ideas on our online calendar. La Conner is …

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Birdwatching Getaway 2015 – Snow Goose Reserve

Snowgeese create magnificent sculptures in the sky, while the trumpeter swans graze throughout the Skagit farmland and the bald eagles are perched high above keeping an eye on everything. Visit La Conner and witness the beauty but don’t forget your camera, binoculars and a warm coat.

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Can You Find the 12 Letterboxes?

Letterboxing is a form of recreation that is fun for the whole family. A sponsor hides a box and then gives clues in hopes that others will find the box. The Skagit Watershed Education Alliance has hidden 12 letterboxes, with …

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Classic Boat and Car Show – Great Day Trip from Seattle!

Bring your entire family to La Conner on August 10th for our La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show – it’s fun for the whole family and one of the Northwest’s best summertime classic car shows near Seattle and Vancouver …

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Deception Pass Tours

5596 Highway 20
Anacortes, WA 98221
888.909.8687

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Fall Family Getaway – Festival of Family Farms 2013

With the weather changing from summer to fall, La Conner comes alive with fall family getaway fun perfect for everyone – from toddlers to grandparents! The first weekend in October (Oct 5 & 6) the Skagit Valley is home to …

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Family Vacation Fun – July 4th in La Conner!

Looking for a Family Vacation? La Conner breaks out the red, white and blue on July 4th, and we’d love to have you join us for a whole lot of family fun! It all starts in the morning – when …

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Get Into the Halloween “Spirit” in La Conner!

October is abundant with activities that are “ghoulishly” fun!
Don’t be scared, your visit to La Conner will be a real treat.

Events such as; Historic Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Tour, Heron Inn Murder Mystery Weekend, Boneshaker Bicycle Festival & Metric Century, Scream & Scamper 5K and Halloween Costume Parade & Merchant Trick or Treat…

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La Conner Regional Library

614 Morris Street
La Conner, WA 98257
360-466-3352

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La Conner Skateboard Park

If you have kids and your kids love to skateboard, or if you are a skateboarder yourself, then you definitely need to visit the La Conner Swinomish Skateboard Park, located at the north end of 6th Street, near the La Conner …

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La Conner’s 5th Annual Turkey Trot

A favorite event among locals – and Thanksgiving holiday visitors alike – is our annual Turkey Trot. What could be better than going for a run and/or walk first thing on Thanksgiving morning … so that you can justify indulging a little …

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Louisa & Conner’s Holiday Passport Contest 2014!

Louisa and Conner are La Conner’s Holiday helpers!

These two love to play hide and seek, and La Conner is their playground. Help me find them and you could win!

The Holiday Passport Contest 2014 begins on November 25th and runs for 4 weeks. Celebrate the Holidays in La Conner!

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March 2015 Events – Happenings- La Conner Daffodil Festival!

Are you planning a short getaway and looking for things to do? The valley has experienced a very mild winter and the daffodils are in full bloom! La Conner’s inaugural Daffodil Festival is full of activities and a photography contest…When you visit La Conner in March, there are LOTS of things to do!

Imagine Spring in La Conner event cards are available at a variety of La Conner merchants as well as the Visitor Center – located at 511 Morris St.

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Norwester Museum / Tour

Norwester Museum Tour Shop
128 S. First St.
Yacht Location – Gilkey Square Waterfront
La Conner, WA 98257
360.982.8090

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November 2014 Events – A Harvest of Friends and Fun

Kick off your November getaway with a tank trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll the village and enjoy our museums, art galleries, restaurants, and kick your holiday shopping into gear. The beautiful snow geese and swans have started to arrive in the farmlands surrounding La Conner, so come and spend the day or a weekend!

Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in November! – our list grows by the day, so be sure to also check out our monthly Event Calendar for the most up-to-date information. You can also pick up our “Love La Conner This Holiday Season” event card at local businesses and the Visitor Information Center.

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Padilla Bay Educational Tour

We love starting our day with a hot breakfast at the Farmhouse Restaurant or Calico Cupboard. Hearty and healthy, their breakfasts offer a wide variety ranging from garden omelets with fresh vegetables to more traditional breakfast fare and are very …

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Spend a June Family Getaway Weekend in La Conner!

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Things to do in La Conner in March

Are you planning a short getaway and looking for things to do? When you visit La Conner in March, there are LOTS of things to do! From shopping and dining, to bike riding, photography and visiting museums, we guarantee you’ll …

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Tired of the Rain? La Conner’s Rainy Day Art Weekend is Sure to Cheer You Up!

Instead of growling over our Northwest rain, the folks in La Conner have decided to celebrate it! Grab your umbrella and boots and take the short trip to La Conner the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd for Rainy Day …

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Washington Park – Anacortes

If your family enjoys outdoor recreation, and your children love to run and play in a safe and great-for-exploring environment, Washington Park is a jewel of a park to explore. Located just past the San Juan ferry dock on the …

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