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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.

Picture Yourself in La Conner this Summer!

June 5th, 2017 by

Looking for a fun family getaway this summer? Look no further than La Conner, Washington located in the beautiful Skagit Valley. La Conner is a tiny waterfront town with no street lights, no speed limits over 25 mph, and lots of sights within walking distance from your hotel or B&B!

New this summer, Island Adventure’s “Island Explorer 4” is moving to our beautiful waterfront community and offering an Evening Deception Pass Tour (2.5 hour wildlife tour under Deception Pass) and a 8 hour full-day guaranteed whale watch tour!

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17th Annual La Conner Classic Saturday August 5th, 2017

May 17th, 2017 by

The La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show presents an opportunity to share our American heritage with you and your family on the first Saturday of August.

Whether your love is classic cars, show cars, classic yachts, or work boats, you’ll be surprised and delighted at this event. You’ll discover true “treasures” – afloat, on wheels, or simply on display.

Do you want to participate? Click more information and download your entry form…

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La Conner Live! 2017 Concert Series

May 17th, 2017 by

Sunday’s beginning Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend there will be free, live outdoor music from 1 to 4 pm in Gilkey Square.

This is a great venue for families, groups, and couple’s to dance to Blue’s, Swing, Jazz, R&B, Folk, and World Beat, along the scenic Swinomish Channel and Boardwalk.

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Living the “SWEET” Life – Annual Fundraiser Supporting the Town Flower Baskets

May 4th, 2017 by

Join us Thursday June 1st from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Maple Hall in La Conner!
This year the La Conner Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Ice Cream Social, Dessert Auction and Silent Auction. Fun for the whole family – all are welcome…

Thank you to all of our basket sponsors, the Town of La Conner, La Conner Public Works, Channel View Farms and Greggory Westover!

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La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest Is On!

April 25th, 2017 by

The finalists have been selected. Now it’s your time to vote with a like and a share. The 2017 photo with the most combined likes and shares wins $100 and will be featured in the 2018 La Conner Daffodil Festival. …

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Listen to, Play, and Shop for the World’s Finest Handmade Instruments at the La Conner Guitar Festival May 12-14

April 10th, 2017 by

Nestled on the bank of the Swinomish Channel at the edge of the idyllic farm lands of the Skagit Valley in the great state of Washington, the town of La Conner has been host to some of the world’s famous artists, poets, and authors. With such a history steeped in the arts, we couldn’t think of a better place to showcase the Art of Lutherie with some of the finest luthiers in the world.

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2017

March 27th, 2017 by

The Display Gardens will be open until May 7th!!!
Welcome to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2017! While last winter the tulips graced us early with their blooms, this colder winter means tulip blooms will be in peak bloom more toward the middle of April. The good news is the La Conner Daffodil Festival photo contest will be extended to April 14th and you may be viewing daffodil blooms instead of tulip blooms if you come early!

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This Saturday is the 2017 Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride!

March 13th, 2017 by

Join us in La Conner, among the daffodil fields of Skagit Valley Washington, for a dashing bicycle ride with a bit of style.
It’s a perfect place to be planted and a beautiful place to bloom. Tally-ho!

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Spring Getaway 2017 – Imagine Spring in La Conner!

February 24th, 2017 by

When you visit La Conner in the spring, there is a variety of things to do for all ages; of course the blooms (both daffodil and tulip). The fun continues…kayaking, bike riding, visiting museums or strolling along the boardwalk. Good times – guaranteed!
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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

UPDATE: PHOTO CONTEST EXTENDED TO APRIL 17th!
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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