Plan Your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013 Visit!
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit Valley in April for The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. As one of Washington State’s most popular destination events, and a much-loved month for getaway vacations to La Conner, visitors are treated to acres and acres of brightly colored tulips, display gardens that are simply stunning, and photo opportunities around every corner. In 2012 alone, the festival greeted visitors from all 50 states and from 53 countries!
Will you be one of the hundreds of thousands of people will visit us during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival? We hope so!
One of the most frequent Skagit Valley Tulip Festival questions we hear is “are the tulips blooming yet?” Our tulips bloom according to Mother Nature – buds can begin to color as soon as late March, or wait until closer to mid-April. Warm spring weather produces an early bloom; cold weather means a later season. Once a tulip field begins to color, that particular field will usually stay in bloom for about 2 weeks. Each field is planted with different varieties, meaning not all fields will bloom at the same time.
To get you started, we’ve provided you with access to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival official Bloom Map which you can refer to as often as you want – it is updated daily to show you which fields are in bloom during the entire month of the tulip festival.
La Conner’s Unofficial Daffodil Festival
And great news this year – the map will also track the bloom progress of our much-loved daffodils! 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. We like to call March La Conner’s Unofficial Daffodil Festival … not only because it’s just so beautiful, but because there are so many fun events and exhibits in La Conner during the month. If you can’t make it to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, skip the crowds and join us in March this year!
Events, Exhibits and a Small Town Tulip Festival Parade
La Conner is the center of all the Tulip (and, ahem, daffodil) Skagit Valley Tulip Festival fun – we’re centrally located within all of the flower fields; during April alone La Conner is home to more than 20 terrific events and 3 nationally-recognized museums hosting some truly amazing exhibits. From wine tastings to concerts, wellness workshops and the 32nd annual Not-So-Impromptu Tulip Festival Parade, you’ll find something fun to do in La Conner no matter when you visit us!
Plan Your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Trip
Because there is so much to see and do during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, we recommend that you plan ahead and make reservations at one of La Conner’s lodging establishments. You’ll be centrally located and within a few minutes of all of the tulip fields and display gardens, plus you’ll be able to enjoy a visit to our waterfront village, shop in our many specialty stores and dine at one of our amazing restaurants.
Ready to plan your trip? Take a look at our Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Planning Guide to get you started.
There are not many valleys quite as beautiful as the Skagit Valley – and there certainly are even fewer valleys as gorgeous as ours is when the sun is out, the fields are ablaze with color and snow-covered Mount Baker offers a perfect backdrop. Come visit us – we promise that you’ll absolutely love La Conner in April!
Click here for more Tulip Festival Information, read our Tulip Festival Planning Guide or call or stop by the La Conner Visitor’s Center where you’ll find lots of information – including brochures and maps. 606 Morris St. in La Conner; 360/466-4778. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan Your Return Visit
P.S. … While it’s always fun to visit La Conner during the spring months – there are tons of reasons to come back again and again – all year round! Take a look at our Visit La Conner on a Return Trip page to learn more about what’s fun and engaging during each of our four seasons.