We’ll keep you posted as we know more! No tulips are blooming yet – March has been cold!

March 17 2020

The start of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is April 1. As we have information, we will post it here. A mom shared this picture in 2011—all of us could use a little joy today.

The COVID 19 virus has caused unprecentented changes in the festival operations. Our tulip gardens, RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town, are working to see what they can do. RoozenGaarde posted a message about their operations on Facebook. Click here to read the entire message. Tulip Town will be updating their operational information soon as well.

Many of the events and activities that surround the spring tulip bloom and comprise the “festival” portion of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival have canceled or already been rescheduled. We are working to comply with the regulations and recommendations of our local, state, and federal governments. We want our tulip fans to stay safe and well.

Our restaurants and eateries are complying with the governor’s closure order and will be offering take out or “to go” items. When we find out information from them, we will pass that along to you.

We are a small operation that normally relies on a bevy of volunteers (all in the high-risk age category) to keep our office staffed and to help the hundreds of thousands of visitors that normally come to Skagit Valley. This year that will be different.  Our office in downtown Mount Vernon is closed to the public. We will strive to answer the phone and get back to emails as we are able. We will let you know when our doors are open again.

The great news for those of you wanting that festival merchandise, you can still order it through our on-line store. We will process those orders as soon as possible.

Do check out our Facebook page – we are in the process of revamping our 2020 North Coast Credit Union Photo Contest for our fans to share their pictures of tulips (past and present). Information will be posted next week. We could all use a little brightness today and blooming tulips are lovely even if it is just a picture.