Tulip Festival is back, if not yet in full bloom

Last daff impressions; tulips coming


March 29, 2023

Gary Brown

THE EYE OF THE ARTIST FINDS THE BEAUTY OF THE DAY – Irene Graham set up her easel at a Calhoun Road daffodil field just west of Beaver Marsh Road. The Cascade Mountains have not moved; they are not nearly as close to La Conner as the photographer designed them to be in his own picture.

Ready or not, here comes the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

The Mount Vernon Kiwanis are firing up the grill for their annual salmon barbecue, which starts this Saturday, April 1.

The four local flower venues are standing by. The Roozengaarde staff are ready to guide visitors to the display garden, five tulip fields (featuring a million bulbs!) and parking.

Tulip Town's Opening Weekend is all about dogs. The Seattle Barkery will offer a dog treat bar, photographer John Melicor will take portraits of dogs and their owners and a dog photo contest will select the best dog-in-the-tulip-fields shot....

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