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Every community has a personality all its own – La Conner is no different. We’re awfully small, we’re often quirky, we’re committed to our art and our water and our history and our landscape, and our community is full of smart and hardworking people who all help make this little town a very special place to live … and visit! We hope you enjoy our blog.

Spring Getaway 2017 – Imagine Spring in La Conner!

February 24th, 2017 by

When you visit La Conner in spring, there is a variety of things to do for all ages after visiting the fields of blooms and Tulip Town! From kayaking, to bike riding, visiting museums or strolling along the boardwalk, we guarantee you’ll find plenty of fun for your entire getaway.

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La Conner Daffodil Festival 2017 Photo Tours

February 13th, 2017 by

La Conner is at the center of the Annual Daffodil Festival. As winter trudges along and the browns and grays rule, February brings a spark of life and then…the fields erupt with a riot of yellow and green. The cold …

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Stage Door Canteen Dinner Dance

February 2nd, 2017 by

Join the Skagit County Historical Museum and the La Conner Daffodil Festival for a swinging good time!

Come dance the night away to Dina Blade and Swingin’ in the Rain Jazz Band, a Northwest favorite that will get you up dancing and leave you wanting more!

Dress the part! Get ready for an evening of infectious fun, spontaneity and a hint of red, white and blue…

Tickets available to purchase on-line – February 11th.

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Hikes, Dining and Must- Do Things for La Conner Daffodil Festival

January 19th, 2017 by

by Angela Strand of NW Healthy Mama Daffodils seem to smile, guaranteeing that spring is on it’s way. But what should a family do after driving by the fields and admiring all the beauty of the La Conner Daffodil Festival? …

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Experience a “Heart Warming Winter” in La Conner

January 4th, 2017 by

The holiday season is over but don’t pout – this is “your” time! Relax and enjoy…

Perhaps a renewing day-trip or overnight excursion to La Conner is just the ticket for a winter getaway in 2017. We have lots of fun things to do and see – whether you’re in need of a cozy fireplace and a warm drink, a little shopping for YOU this time, or a walk along our boardwalk in the fresh/crisp air, we’re just the place.
Check out the upcoming events and activities in La Conner!

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Smelt Run is Back!

January 1st, 2017 by

Welcome to the historic waterfront village of La Conner, Washington. We encourage you to see what makes this area unique. We are known for our friendly people, diverse communities, cultural attractions including three museums & outdoor sculpture exhibits, locally owned boutiques & galleries, and an environment of mountains, farms, rivers, islands and the Salish Sea. Adventures from the relaxing to the exhilarating are yours, all in a setting of stunning natural beauty. Come visit and stroll the village! Let us show you why we truly are the heart of the Magic Skagit Valley and the finest waterfront village in Washington State. Run the Race and Stay the Weekend!

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La Conner Daffodil Festival 2017

December 15th, 2016 by

You all have heard about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival right? While the tulips are our most famous blooms, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as entire fields of bright, cheery daffodils against our Mt. Baker backdrop. It’s just so beautiful in March with the Daffodils blooming and there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during March. If you can’t make it to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, skip the crowds and join us in March this year for the La Conner Daffodil Festival 2017!

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La Conner – Your Perfect Home Base for Birdwatching in Skagit Valley!

December 14th, 2016 by

La Conner Birdwatching – The perfect home base for bird-watching in the Skagit Valley. You have over 16,700 acres of Skagit Wildlife Area to bird-watch! Swans by the hundreds and snow geese by the tens of thousands, from their mating grounds in Alaska and Siberia, have arrived to spend the winter in wetlands and farm fields around La Conner and the Skagit Valley.

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“Social” Studies… #LoveLaConner on Social Media

November 15th, 2016 by

In this day and age there are many ways to communicate!
We pride ourselves on keeping the Love La Conner website up to date and filled with the most current information.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to experience our historic “tiny town” and to #LoveLaConner as much as we do…

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Plan Your Holiday Getaway 2016 to La Conner!

November 7th, 2016 by

You will love the holidays in La Conner! La Conner is a perfect Washington state weekend getaway for the holidays whether you are looking for romantic getaways in Washington State or an award winning tiny town getaway!

La Conner takes you back to a time without stop lights and traffic, without crowds and busy parking lots. The iconic orange “Rainbow Bridge” will be lit up this year along with the rest of our tiny town!

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Art’s Alive! 2016 – 32nd Annual Art Festival in La Conner

October 17th, 2016 by

Art’s Alive weekend (November 4-6) is the perfect time to getaway to La Conner!

Get a jump on your holiday shopping with an original gift of art for your loved ones. Book a room now, and make it a great weekend filled with art, music and nature!

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La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough 2016

August 24th, 2016 by

La Conner is the kind of town where you can walk and enjoy one-of-a-kind shops, art galleries, a variety of cuisines including our very own brewery all in a two blocks. You can choose to walk the sidewalks of our community or on the scenic boardwalk, with the backdrop of the Rainbow Bridge to the South and Mt. Baker to the North. What better place for a beer festival!

The 2nd Annual Brew on the Slough 2016 is happening on Saturday, October 15th from 5-8pm w. registration opening at 4:30pm (La Conner Visitor Center)
Featuring 10 sips at 10 locations on Morris and First St. in historic La Conner.

Tickets available online until 10am Saturday 10/15, tickets can be purchased at the door beginning at 4pm…

STORM UPDATE – As long as the Town of La Conner has power the Brew will pursue, stay updated at the LoveLaConner Facebook page!

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Washington State Fall Getaway 2016 – Celebrate Autumn in La Conner!

August 24th, 2016 by

Kick off your Washington State Fall Getaway 2016 with a road trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll our tiny town on the boardwalk and enjoy our museums, art galleries, restaurants, and wildlife along the Salish Sea waters. Here’s a list of events and happenings going on in La Conner in Autumn!

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John Wayne’s First Yacht Now in La Conner – Norwester Museum Tour

June 28th, 2016 by

John Wayne returns to the Pacific Northwest! The Norwester, John Wayne’s first yacht, is a piece of our own history officially anchored as of July 9, 2016 in beautiful La Conner, Washington.

The 76-foot yacht has been renovated and restored as a museum, showcasing items owned by “the Duke” as well an assortment of antiques and actual props used in his movies. Visit the Norwester and experience a “live” time capsule of Washington’s shared history with the legendary actor and producer John Wayne. “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”

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Spend 4th of July 2016 in La Conner Washington!

June 9th, 2016 by

Bring your family to the magic Skagit Valley and spend the weekend in historic La Conner enjoying an old fashioned 4th of July. Drive in for the day or stay the weekend at one of La Conner’s charming lodging options. Cruise in with your boat and moor at the Port of Skagit premiere destination marina.

Parade, Fireworks, Beer Garden and FREE outdoor concert with nationally renowned electric 6 string violinist Geoffrey Castle, his all-star band, and opening the show La Conner’s own Terry Nelson and Friends!

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