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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.

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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Summer Getaway 2016 – La Conner Washington

April 28th, 2016 by

We love the long days of summer in La Conner! With more beautiful “magic Skagit” daylight hours, there’s more time to play – and in a valley like ours there are so many opportunities for your summer getaway 2016 from mountains to sea. The best weekend getaway Washington State welcomes you this summer with our new boardwalk, a new kayak shack right on the water, and guided eco-tours!

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La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show – August 6, 2016

April 25th, 2016 by

Make La Conner your summertime destination on Saturday, August 6th for the 16th annual La Conner Classic 2016 Boat and Car Show.
Join us at the La Conner Marina and view classic cars and motorcycles, plus classic yachts, working boats and collector boats
Pancake Breakfast, food vendors, raffle prizes and more – fun for the entire family!

We are still seeking participants – click the link to find registration forms.

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2016 La Conner Daffodil Festival Photo Contest

April 4th, 2016 by

Visit the La Conner Daffodil Festival Facebook page and vote! The finalists have been chosen. Now it’s your turn to vote with a like! The 2016 photo with the most likes wins $100… Posted by La Conner Daffodil Festival on Monday, …

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

March 8th, 2016 by

La Conner is ready for your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016 visit! Not only because all sorts of tulip festival events, art exhibits and happenings are going on, but also because in March we celebrate the La Conner Daffodil Festival.

Because of our warmer than normal winter, the Daffodils started blooming early, and we are expecting the tulips to be at their peak during the Daffodil Festival and into the first two weeks of April!

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Tulip Festival Parade 2016

March 8th, 2016 by

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Fun & Wacky Side Will you be one of the hundreds of thousands of people will visit the Skagit Valley this April for Skagit Valley Tulip Festival? We hope so – as one of Washington State’s most …

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Skagit Tulip Festival Photo Tours 2016

March 8th, 2016 by

Guest Post by Andy Porter Skagit Tulip Festival Photo Tours 2016 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) …

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Tulip Festival 2016 Activities For Kids

March 8th, 2016 by

Should I bring my kids to the Tulip Festival? Would they be bored? What could we do as a family? Those are great questions, and I think I can help! With a little planning, your stay will be enjoyable for all members of your family. The tulip fields are an amazing place for kids to explore, and there are many Tulip Festival 2016 activities for kids.

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This Saturday! The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride – La Conner Daffodil Festival 2016

February 26th, 2016 by

Where the daffodils are Dandy and the Dress is Tweed The La Conner Daffodil Festival has been a huge success and the beautiful fields of yellow have been very cooperative! The festival runs the entire month of March and is …

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Plan Your Spring Getaway 2016 to La Conner!

February 24th, 2016 by

Are you planning a spring getaway and looking for things to do? The Skagit Valley has experienced a very mild winter and the daffodils are blooming!
March and April are full of fun events and activities capped of with the La Conner Daffodil Festival and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Imagine all the possibilities!

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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

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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