Birds and tulips -- we have a vibrant valley that supports many crops, lots of wildlife, and a bustling community. We are proud to see our birds and tulips made the list!
The Oprah Magazine named the top 10 Best Flower Festivals in the US and we are number 4!
Our headquarters at 311 W Kincaid St. in downtown Mount Vernon is full of fun gifts, including official Tulip Jewelry from Warren Jewelers, all ready for your friends and family. We are open 10 am to 4 pm M-F thru Dec. 23.
Guests at the unveiling were treated to delectable food, entertaining company, and delightful images. Heritage Bank was the event sponsor which featured area restaurants showcasing their wares at the event while people waited for the poster to be unveiled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over two dozen entries and lost of parade fans enjoyed the Tulip Parade in La Conner on April 13
Conde Nast Traveller picks the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, noting the month-long festival "celebrates vibrant tulips blooming across the region."
Tulip fans from throughout the area gathered March 28 to celebrate the opening of the festival. Collectively they raised over $6500 to support on-going festival operations.
The Tulip Foundation of Skagit Valley has developed these durable, reuseable bags with a tulip motif design and lots of room for carrying that extra jacket when you journey to see the tulips.