No Tulip Parade but … local color substitutes
March 17, 2021
A dozen La Conner shop windows are in flower as organizers prepare for a somewhat restrained Tulip Festival.
“Last spring, our flower growers lived through multiple contingency plans that ended in ‘we can’t,’” said Cindy Verge, executive director of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
This year is all about “we can,” she says, although beloved events like the Kiwanis Salmon Barbeque and La Conner Tulip Parade are on hold for one more year.
In place of the usual lineup of town pets, farm animals, bands and personalities, a virtual county-wide “Tulips on Parade” is planned....