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La Conner's Visitors Guide


La Conner is a charming and quaint town situated along the shore of the Swinomish Channel, a connecting waterway to the Puget Sound. The surrounding area is home to a renowned and diverse mix of artists, writers and other creative individuals. It is also known for it’s Swinomish Tribal Community, Shelter Bay residents, fishermen, farmers, loggers and other hard working individuals that keep our small town alive and thriving.

If you need a place to relax and get away from it all, La Conner is the hidden treasure you’ve been searching for and the La Conner Channel Lodge or Country Inn are the premier lodging destinations of choice. La Conner features many boutique shops, art galleries, antique shops, specialty stores, 3 museums, restaurants, and more. Or perhaps you’d rather relax at our hotels in the comfort of your private room.

La Conner is wintering grounds for swans and Canadian geese and our fertile farmlands continue to seed crops and produce food, which is why our local dining experiences are like no other, especially when it comes to our fresh seafood. Enjoy fine wineries and breweries or get in touch with nature and enjoy some wildlife activities, such as bird or whale watching.

Of course, we have our Annual Tulip Festival every year in which thousands of people from all over the world come to see our incredible tulip fields.

Our Civic Garden Club was the first courthouse north of Seattle and La Conner is on the National Registry of Historic places. We take true pride in keeping our town “local” and preserved in order to showcase our roots, history and heritage. Come see why residents could never imagine living anywhere else and why visitors come back to visit year after year. We call La Conner “Home”. You will call it “Unforgettable”! See you soon.

For more information about our incredible town, visit the La Conner Chamber website www.lovelaconner.com.


Festivals & Events

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The Daffodil Festival - March

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 the month of March.

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - April

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30. Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival.

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Skagit River Poetry Festival - May

Our Mission is to support lifelong literacy and cultural diversity through the writing, reading, performing, and teaching of poetry in Northwest Washington schools and communities.

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La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show - August

The La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show presents an opportunity to share our American heritage with you and your family on the first weekend of August. Whether your love is classic cars, show cars, classic yachts, or work boats, you’ll be surprised and delighted at this event.

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Museums & Arts

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Skagit County Historical Museum

Explore Skagit County’s rich and rugged heritage by touring the SKAGIT LEGACY exhibit filled with scenes of early Skagit life from the mountains to the sea. From parlors to plows, Native American baskets to Shirley Temple dolls, the Museum galleries are overflowing with interesting and often unusual treasures of Skagit County’s vibrant past.

Address:
501 4th Street La Conner,
Washington 98257

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Web: skagitcounty.net


Blackfish Gallery

A unique and one-of-a-kind Northwest fine art gallery, the Blackfish is proud to present prominent and promising Northwest art and artists. From bronze, stone and wood, photography, poly sculpture, jewelry and much more.

Address:
101 North First Street
La Conner, Wa 98257

Hours:
9am-5pm
Wednesday-Sunday

Phone: (360) 399-1042
Web: bisonsblackfishgallery.com

Cassera Arts Premiers Gallery

With two locations; Manhattan-NYC and LaConner Washington, David Cassera is fast becoming the world’s premiere purveyor for museum quality arts from ancient civilizations. Cassera specializes in the traditional arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Cassera’s clientele includes; museums, corporations and private collectors in New York City, Paris, Brussels, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Rome, Seattle, San Francisco and other cities around the world.

Address:
106 1st Street
LaConner, WA 98257

Phone: (212) 873-1937
Web: casseraartspremiers.com

The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Quilting is more than a sewing method. A quilter is more than just the name given to someone who works on quilts. This ago old art form is evolving and taking the world by storm as it recruits younger generations as well as honoring those who have been developing their valuable skills over the years. La Conner’s Quilt & Textile Museum is proud to display this art in the hopes that others from all over the world discover the joy, pain, love and generational gifts that quilts bring to our ever changing world. You are guaranteed to be inspired.

Address:
703 2nd Street
La Conner, Washington 98257

Museum Hours:
Wed-Sun: 11am-5pm, Mon & Tues: By appointment only
Closed major holidays
Tulip Festival Hours: Everyday 10am-5pm

Phone: (360) 466-4288
Web: laconnerquilts.org

The Museum of Northwest Art

The Mission of the Museum of Northwest Art is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art by Northwest artists. Come visit and see unique pieces that reflect the creative hands & minds of the Northwest.

Address:
121 South First Street
La Conner, WA 98257

Museum and Store Hours:
Sun. & Mon.: Noon – 5pm
Tues. – Sat. 10am – 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Phone: (360) 466-4446
Web: monamuseum.org


Adventures

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Mystic Sea Charters

Come aboard the 100’ Mystic Sea for our guaranteed whale watching and wildlife cruises through the beautiful San Juan Islands. We offer trips ranging from 3 hours to all day excursions starting March 8th – May 18th out of Langley, WA and May 23rd – October 4th out of Anacortes, WA. Come join with us, where nature is your guide and adventure awaits!

Deception Pass Tours

Deception pass is one of the most photographed attractions in Washington State. Join Captain Brett of the U.S. Coast Guard as he guides you though a breathtaking experience exploring the surrounding area.

Paraclete Charters

Private Charters, Packaged tours, water Taxi, Island Excursions, Special Events, Itinerary and Logistical assistance.

Art Classes with Gail

We have a world renowned art scene and what better way to celebrate that than to take a couple of art classes during your visit?

Art Classes at Dakota Art Center

We have a world renowned art scene and what better way to celebrate that than to take a couple of art classes during your visit?

Catch More Charters

Fishing Excursions operate year round! Custom Charters are available for crabbing, shrimping, wildlife cruises, photography & water taxi services!

Island Adventures

Island Adventures boasts over 100 years of combined experience in the islands, over 4100 days with the whales, and have led excursions for over 80,000 satisfied customers!

Anacortes Kayak Tours

Join us on a sea kayaking tour of the San Juan Islands and enjoy an incredible day as we search for Porpoise, Seals, Eagles, Orca Whales, and much more!

Tulip Town

Tulip Town with its indoor display garden and walk-in fields featuring over 60 varieties of tulips.

Festival of Family Farms

Pumpkin harvests, Fresh fruits & Veggies & good ole’ family fun await you. Take a tour of our local farms! Visit a local shell fish farm, Dairy or bulb farm!


Swinomish Golf Links

Swinomish Golf Links, located in Anacortes, Washington, is a scenic links-style golf course with Mount Baker as a backdrop, it showcases the splendor of incredible sunrises and sunsets, leaving an indelible mark on visitors. Offering a unique golf experience, Swinomish Golf Links is secluded from the many distractions of everyday life, offering a refuge for golfers. From our challenging, picturesque layout to our first-class customer service, Swinomish Golf Links is the perfect place for a quick round after work or a weekend getaway.

Swinomish Golf Links is an 18 hole Par 72 course located on beautiful Fidalgo Island. The links style course offers open tree lined fairways, approachable greens, and many elevation changes as well as some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Baker and Fidalgo Bay.

Phone: (885) 794-6563
Web: swinomishcasinoandlodge.com

Eaglemont Golf Course

Eaglemont is an 18 hole championship-quality public golf course and a world-class events venue, located in the heart of the beautiful Skagit Valley in Mount Vernon, Washington. Combining challenging golf with spectacular scenery, the course at Eaglemont offers golfers a memorable experience. Each of our holes is unique and separated from the others (no up and back golf here) and you will likely hit every club in your bag at least once during your round. Our Clubhouse sits on top of a hill, overlooks a couple of our signature holes, and in the background, the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains are visible!

Phone: (360) 424-0800
Web: eaglemontgolf.com

Avalon Golf Links

Avalon Golf Links is one of the most unique and beautiful public golf clubs in the state of Washington. Overlooking the picturesque Skagit Valley and offering panoramic views of the Olympic and Cascade ranges, Avalon boasts three exceptional 9 hole layouts, that together make up one of Washington’s finest golf experiences. The Club is readily accessible from both Seattle and Vancouver, making it the perfect choice for a golf outing or tournament from anywhere in western Washington and southwestern British Columbia.

Phone: (360) 757-1900 or (800) 624-0202
Web: avalonlinks.com


Wineries

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Hellams Vineyard Wine Shop

Address:
109 North 1st St. #101
La Conner, WA 98257

Phone: (360) 466-1758
Web: hellamsvineyard.com

Eagle Haven

Address:
8243 Sims Road
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

Phone: (360) 856-6248
Web: eaglehavenwinery.com

Pasek Cellars

Address:
18729 Fir Island Rd.
Conway, WA 98273

Phone: (888) 350-9463
Web: pasekcellars.com

Glacier Peak

Address:
58575 SR 20
Rockport, WA 98283

Phone: (360) 873-4073
Web: glacierpeakwines.com

Challenger Ridge

Address:
43095 Challenger Road
Conctete, WA 98237

Phone: (360) 873-4073
Web: challengerridge.com

Mount Baker Vineyards

Address:
4298 Mount Baker Hwy.
Everson, WA 98247

Phone: (360) 592-2300 or (360) 592-5673
Web: mountbakervineyards.com

Washington Sips

Address:
608 South 1st St.
La Conner, WA 98257

Phone: (360) 399-1037
Web: washingtonsips.com

Tulip Valley Vineyards

Address:
16163 State Route 356
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: (360) 428-6894
Web: tulipvalley.net

Carpenter Creek

Address
20376 East Hickox Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Phone: (360) 708-0700
Web: carpentercreek.com


Breweries

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Birdsview Brewery

Address:
38302 State Route 20
Concrete, WA 98237

Phone: (360) 826-3406
Web: birdsviewbrewingcompany.com

Skagit River Brewery

Address:
400 South 3rd Street
Mount Vernon, WA 89273

Phone: (360) 336-2884
Web: skagitbrew.com

Anacortes Brewery

Address:
320 Commercial Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221

Phone: (360) 588-1720
Web: anacortesrockfish.com

La Conner Brewery

Address:
117 South 1st Street
La Conner, WA 89257

Phone: (360) 466-1415
Web: laconnerbrewery.com