Tulip Festival bloom prediction: tulips likely to start blooming at end of March

February 12 2018

Tulip Festival bloom predictions are not an exact science. Every year we work to determine exactly when the tulips (the star of the festival) will decide to arrive. This year, with the cool March weather, they are moving along right on schedule. We visited Tulip Town on March 23 and found everything right on target for their opening on March 30.

If current conditions continue, it now looks like there will be tulips in bloom sometime toward the end of March. Remember, once the tulips begin to bloom, the fields grown as crops by Washington Bulb Co./RoozenGaarde will be around for several weeks. In addition, there will be tulips to see in the gardens (RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town) the ENTIRE month of April.

We thought it would be interesting to show you how the tulips in the pots in front of the Tulip Festival are doing as we edge closer to spring. We will bring that picture back as we move forward in the season. Tulip Festival bloom watchers know—the tulips bloom after the daffodils. Check back in a couple of days and we will have an updated photo of the Skagit Valley flowers.

Festival events and activities will happen as planned—RoozenGaarde is open year-round and Tulip Town will be open on March 30. And last but not least, the daffodil fields are spectacular right now, so if you are coming to Skagit Valley early, you will see huge fields of yellow daffodils in full bloom.