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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.

La Conner Daffodil Festival Photography Tours 2016

January 28th, 2016 by

By guest blogger Andy Porter Each spring the flats of Skagit Valley are alive with the vibrant, multi-colored tapestry of tulips and daffodils.  There is really nothing to compare to the sight of (seemingly) endless fields of blooms under the …

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51st Smelt Derby Family Festival 2016

January 27th, 2016 by

Come join us in celebrating the La Conner Rotary Club’s 51st annual (almost) Smelt Derby Festival with a full day of activities for the entire family Saturday, February 27th.  This weekend also kicks off the La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016! …

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Winter Getaway 2016 – Heart Warming Winter in La Conner

December 29th, 2015 by

The holidays are over and it’s time to sit back and relax a little bit. Plan your La Conner Winter Getaway 2016 with our January Events and Happenings. After all, you’ve probably been rushing around since before Thanksgiving!

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La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016

December 28th, 2015 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 2016!

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Season of Giving 2015 Shopping Event with a Heart!

December 1st, 2015 by

This year will be the seventh year for La Conner’s Season of Giving, where businesses who chose to participate will donate 10% of their sales on each designated Sunday to a specific charity. Beneficiaries this year: La Conner Library Foundation …

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Lighted Boat Parade – La Conner 2015

November 16th, 2015 by

“Christmas in the Islands” WHERE: La Conner, Washington, for Swinomish Yacht Club’s decades-old annual Lighted Boat Parade (12/12/2015; approx. 6:00; free) WHY: Stunning, hand-decorated yachts and boats illuminate the Salish Sea waters of the Swinomish channel for a waterborne parade …

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Jingle “Belles” Ladies Night – December 10th

November 10th, 2015 by

Plan a shopping getaway to La Conner on December 10th from 5-7pm. Picture yourself strolling down the boardwalk along the Salish Sea with Holiday lights sparkling on trees and boats! The beautiful window displays of boutiques, galleries and museums inviting you in. Each boutique will be offering you an in-house promotion and the Visitor Information Center will be providing a free shopping tote as your first gift!

Complimentary snacks and wine tasting are available along the way to fuel your power shopping! After 7:00 many fine dining options await you….and all within walking distance of the boutiques and galleries!

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Holiday Roadtrip 2015 – The Snowgeese and Holidays are Here!

November 3rd, 2015 by

We, and the Snowgeese, welcome you to La Conner during this holiday season!  Stroll the new boardwalk, take in the museums and galleries, enjoy fine dining and kick your holiday shopping into gear.  We have a great line up of …

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Art’s Alive! 2015 – 31st Annual Art Festival!

October 20th, 2015 by

Art’s Alive! 2015, hosted by the La Conner Arts Commission, regional and local artists, along with Featured Artist – Gary Giovane, will be in the Invitational Exhibition and Open Show at the Artists Reception on Friday, November 6 at 5-9 …

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Boneshaker Metric 2015 – 4th Annual Fall Bike Fest!

September 7th, 2015 by

Come join our crowd of creepy creatures for a fun and spooky Halloween gathering at the Boneshaker Metric 2015. You’ll enjoy views of the countryside and hypnotic Cascade Mountains as you tour the boo-tiful Skagit Valley. The mass start will …

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La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough 2015

September 2nd, 2015 by

La Conner is the kind of town where you can walk from the old-time tavern to the cool restaurant featuring live music to top reviewed foodie spots and then to our very own brewery all in two blocks. You can choose to walk the sidewalk or the boardwalk with Salish Sea waters softly rolling over the shoreline rocks below.
What better place for a beer festival! La Conner Beer Festival – Brew on the Slough 2015 is happening on Saturday, October 17th!

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Washington State Fall Getaway 2015 – Celebrate Autumn in La Conner!

September 2nd, 2015 by

Kick off your Washington State Fall Getaway 2015 with a road trip to La Conner, just 60 miles North of Seattle and 60 miles South of the Canada/US border. Stroll the village on our new boardwalk and enjoy our museums, art galleries, restaurants, and wildlife along the Salish Sea waters.

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Picture Summer in La Conner Coloring Contest

July 3rd, 2015 by

PRIZE(s): A prize package filled with great stuff will be awarded for each age group & your winning art will be displayed on the www.lovelaconner.com website: • Age Group 3-6 • Age group 7 – 11 RULES: Eligibility – Participating …

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Picture Summer in La Conner!

July 3rd, 2015 by

Celebrate the rest of summer and enjoy Washington State’s favorite weekend getaway by taking a walk on the new Channel Boardwalk, visit our museums, retail shops, art galleries and restaurants. Spend a day or a weekend, we are here to …

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Old Fashion 4th of July in La Conner – 2015

June 18th, 2015 by

Fireworks will light up the sky and music will fill the air as the Town of La Conner and the Port of Skagit combine forces to celebrate the Fourth of July 2015 the old-fashioned way. Highlights of the day will …

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