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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: Tulips are here—come and see them!


April 15 2018

Sunshine and no rain have improved the conditions in Skagit Valley, but many of the fields still have limited access and very little off street parking. The gardens, Tulip Town and RoozenGaarde, are in good shape with lots of area that is great for visiting and walking. Parking at both gardens is plentiful and FREE. Off road parking in the field area is extremely limited, so viewing the fields is mainly a drive-by proposition. 

We suggest if you are coming to see the tulips—and NOW is a VERY good time to come—that you be ready for variable weather conditions. It will make your time here more enjoyable!

The tulips of Skagit Valley, grown in the crop fields by RoozenGaarde/Washington Bulb Co., at RoozenGaarde (a garden on Beaver Marsh Rd.) and at Tulip Town (a garden on Bradshaw Road) are blooming! Right now there are lots of tulips blooming in the two gardens, plus colorful tulips blooming in the crop fields of tulips grown by Washington Bulb Co./RoozenGaarde. Garden admission is $7 per person, per garden with children 5 and under free.

Many festival events and activities are operating, including art shows, the Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue (it ends on April 22), the Quilt Show in Mount Vernon and the Downtown Mount Vernon Street Fair, all along First St. Plus, there is an Annual Used Book Sale, a spring concert at Bethany Covenant, The Tulip Pedal Bike Ride And the Petting Farm put on by a local 4-H group.

If you are coming here, Tulip Valley Winery has arranged for a special event there on Saturday from 11 to 4. Air Strike Bird Control will bring their owls, falcons, hawks and peregrine falcons and give demonstrations for the public. If you journey to Anacortes, check out the lovely city park called Washington Park and maybe grab lunch at Anthony’s on your way back to the tulips. 

For those of you taking pictures, remember to enter our photo contest, sponsored by North Coast Credit Union. Complete rules can be found under the “About” tab/forms and press releases. The picture shows the RoozenGaarde on April 19.