Saturday's tulip parade is a favorite local tradition
April 5, 2023
It started as an impromptu event. Then it became not-so-impromptu.
These days the La Conner Kiwanis Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Parade on First Street is among the most visible and highly anticipated signs that spring – if not just around the corner – is certainly in the local zip code.
This year's serpentine is 2 p.m. April 8. Participants are to gather 30 minutes prior to start time at the La Conner Marina's south basin parking lot.
It started in 1987 with the late Luke Long, a La Conner Kiwanian and proud member of the Nile Temple Oriental Band, on a whim inviting his fellow Shri...