Tulip farmers operate in the opposite season of most farms -- fall is planting time, not harvest time. Our valley's tulip farms keep careful track of what varieties are planted where to ensure the right mix of tulips.
Join us as we see the 2020 Jennifer Bowman creation for the first time in public. Delectable tidbits from Max Dale's Steak & Chop House, Swinomish Casino & Lodge, Skagit River Brewery, Big Scoop Sundae Palace, Olive Garden, and Fields of Beans.
On November 7 we will unveil our 2020 merchandise and we need some room on our shelves!
Each quarter our Co-op, at the corner of First and Division in downtown Mount Vernon, publishes a newsletter. We wanted to share their article on tulips. There is printable version under Forms and Press Releases.
Ben's 2019 image won top awards among other like-size festivals from around the world at the International Festival and Event Association conference this week.
Thank you to all the Tulip Festival fans that voted for us! We appreciate your help and support.
Great news -- our flowers were named one of the Top 10 Flower destinations around the world by the blog The Blond Abroad.
See the 2020 poster for the first time at the unveiling on November 7, 2019 at Skagit Valley Gardens. Event is free, but invitation is required.
RoozenGaarde supplies tulips year-round to wholesalers, stores and individuals, thanks to the acres of greenhouses and huge cooling units that allow the tulips to bloom off-season.
Erin Radcliffe and Kevin Hartman, owners of Westar Solutions, are charged with designing and manufacturing the official merchandise for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Their new designs will debut at the annual poster unveiling in November.
We are looking for artists who wish to be our 2021 poster artist. Obviously the subject is tulips. We do not have a preference on the medium the artist uses. Photography and mixed media are great as well.
Eye glasses and hearing aids will now be available to people who need them, thanks to the efforts of the Lions Club tulip sales in 2019.
Anacortes artist Jennifer Bowman's artwork will grace the 2020 festival poster. Many tulip fans know her as the artist in residence at Tulip Town where they enjoyed watching her paint the many murals on the walls.
Creekside Retirement Community graciously hosted our year-end volunteer banquet. Our core group of about 25 volunteers answer phones, help visitors and even sell merchandise at our office and headquarters.
Tom DeGoede, long-time Tulip Festival supporter, will be greatly missed.
The tulips are done blooming for 2019 -- we had a great year with lots of visitors.
Heritage Flight Museum (started by Apollo astronaut William Anders) is a hidden gem; history buffs will like the Historical Museum in La Conner and quilters and artisans will enjoy the displays at the Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, also in La Conner.
Tulips in the Skagit Valley got a bit of a late start this year, which means they will be here through the end of the festival on April 30. Plan a trip and come and see them!
Tickets to get into the gardens for the Tulip Festival have not sold out. There is a Seattle tour agency that has sold out its tours for some of the festival. You do not need to buy tickets from the agency.
Skagit Valley Tulip are in Bloom! Pick a Day and Come and See Them