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SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL CALENDAR

The 36th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs April 1-30 with dozens of events and attractions scheduled throughout the area. 

For the full month’s listing of events, maps and directions, visit tulipfestival.org.

GALA OPENING CELEBRATION

March 28: The 2019 Tulip Festival gala opening celebration will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes. Celebrate the start of the festival with dinner, entertainment, a dessert auction and raffle items. Advance ticket purchase required. 360-428-5959 or tulipfestival.org.

POSTER SIGNING

April 4: Tulip Festival poster artist Ben Mann will sign 2019 festival posters and offer other artwork from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon. 

ART AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE

April 1-30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the historic 1888 schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Members of the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild offer a variety of original artworks and demonstrations. Free. 360-466-3821 or stanwoodarts.com.

ART IN A PICKLE BARN

March 30-April 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Schuh Farms, 15565 Highway 20, Mount Vernon. The Skagit Art Association's annual show will feature award-winning artists in a variety of media, including paintings, glass, photography and more. Free. 360-424-1580 or skagitart.org

ANACORTES QUILT WALK 

April 1-30: Hours vary. See a wide variety of traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts on display in downtown Anacortes businesses during regular shop hours. Maps available at participating merchants and the Anacortes Visitors Center. Free. fidalgoislandquilters.com.

PHOTO CONTEST

Through April 30: The annual photo contest is running on the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Facebook page, Facebook.com/SkagitValleyTulipFestival. Submit your photos and view entries. The winners will have their photo published in the 2020 brochure.

DISPLAY GARDENS

  • Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily beginning March 30. Gardens, flowers, gifts and more. $7, free for ages 6 and younger. No pets, no drones. 360-424-8152. 
  • RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Flowers, bulbs, gifts and more. $7, $6 military with ID, free for ages 5 and younger. No pets. 360-424-8531. 
  • Azusa Farm and Gardens, 14904 Highway 20, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Display gardens, plants, flowers, art and more. 360-424-1580.
  • Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Gardens, greenhouses, plants, art and more. 360-466-3821.
  • Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, plants, gifts, cafe and more. 360-424-6760.
  • Schuh Farms, 15565 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cut tulips, gifts, bakery, playground, tractor train and hayrides and more. 360-42406982.
  • WSU Discovery Garden, 16650 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: Dawn to dusk daily. Gardens showcasing plants that do well in the Pacific Northwest. Docents are on hand to answer gardening questions on the weekends.
Tulip Fields

Rainbow Tam, of Hong Kong, stoops down to take a photo of the tulip fields on March 24, at Tulip Town.


Week of April 5-12

KIWANIS SALMON BARBECUE

April 6-28: The annual Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, April 6-28, at Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon. Enjoy alder-grilled salmon with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages and dessert. $15 large plate, $12 medium plate. Groups of 15 or more, call for reservations 360-428-7028 or kiwanisbbq.com.

ENGLISH TEA

April 5-6: Reserve a spot for an English tea session at a manor house and tour the grounds at Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Road, Sedro-Woolley. Call 360-218-4585 or visit teaandtour.com

CHILI & CHOWDER COOK-OFF

April 6: Help decide the winner of the Third Annual Skagit Chili & Chowder Cook-Off from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Farmstrong Brewing Company, 110 Stewart Road, Mount Vernon. $15 for six samples and a vote. mountvernonchamber.com.

34th ANNUAL TULIP RUN

April 6: Choose the 10K run or 2-mile run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Skagit Regional Airport, 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington. Register in advance or day of race starting at 7:30 a.m. Advance registration: $20 or $30 with shirt. $$10 or $20 with shirt for ages 11-14. Free for ages 10 and younger and 70 and older. 207-610-0532 or tuliprun.com.

POSTER SIGNING

April 8: Tulip Festival poster artist Ben Mann will sign 2019 festival posters and offer other artwork from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at  RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon.

ART BASH 

April 6-21: Skagit Artists Together hosts its month-long show featuring 20 local artists and a broad range of fine art and photography from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily in the Carnation Building, 117 N First St., Mount Vernon. Free. 360-466-0382 or skagitart.com.

SPOTLIGHT ON SKAGIT 2019

April 10: Attend a business-to-business trade show attended by over 500 people from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Van Zyverden's Bulb Warehouse, 12035 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington. Free. skagit.org

PHOTO CONTEST

Through April 30: The annual photo contest is running on the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Facebook page, Facebook.com/SkagitValleyTulipFestival. Submit your photos and view entries. The winners will have their photo published in the 2020 brochure.

ART AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE

April 1-30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the historic 1888 schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Members of the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild offer a variety of original artworks and demonstrations. Free. 360-466-3821 or stanwoodarts.com

ART IN A PICKLE BARN

Through April 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Schuh Farms, 15565 State route 20, Mount Vernon. The Skagit Art Association's annual show will feature award-winning artists in a variety of media, including paintings, glass, photography and more. Free. 360-424-1580 or skagitart.org

REXVILLE GRANGE ART SHOW

April 5-14: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd., Mount Vernon. The grange shows local artists specializing in paintings, pottery, glass, photography, jewelry, baskets and clothing. Free. 360-466-0477 or rexvillegrangeartshow.com.

PETTING ZOO 

Weekends starting April 6: The “Beaks, Noses and Bills” 4-H Club Petting Farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13391 Avon Allen Road, Mount Vernon. Visit rabbits, chicks, goats, ponies, ducks and baby pigs. $5 donation. 360-202-5023.

ANACORTES QUILT WALK 

April 1-30: Hours vary. See a wide variety of traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts on display in downtown Anacortes businesses during regular shop hours. Maps available at participating merchants and the Anacortes Visitors Center. Free. fidalgoislandquilters.com

DISPLAY GARDENS 

  • Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, flowers, gifts and more. $7, free for ages 6 and younger. No pets, no drones. 360-424-8152. 
  • RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Flowers, bulbs, gifts and more. $7, $6 military with ID, free for ages 5 and younger. No pets. 360-424-8531. 
  • Azusa Farm and Gardens, 14904 Highway 20, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Display gardens, plants, flowers, art and more. 360-424-1580.
  • Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Gardens, greenhouses, plants, art and more. 360-466-3821.
  • Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, plants, gifts, cafe and more. 360-424-6760.
  • Schuh Farms, 15565 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cut tulips, gifts, bakery, playground, tractor train and hayrides and more. 360-42406982.
  • WSU Discovery Garden, 16650 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: Dawn to dusk daily. Gardens showcasing plants that do well in the Pacific Northwest. Docents are on hand to answer gardening questions on the weekends.
Roozengaarde Tulips

Tulips at Roozengaarde’s show gardens on Tuesday, March 31, in Mount Vernon. Brandy Shreve / Skagit Valley Herald


Week of April 12-19

ENGLISH TEA

April 12-13: Reserve a spot for an English tea session at a manor house and tour the grounds at Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Road, Sedro-Woolley. Call 360-218-4585 or visit teaandtour.com

ANACORTES SPRING WINE FESTIVAL

April 13: The Anacortes Spring Wine festival combines 30 regional vintners and local restaurants from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Port Warehouse Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Must be 21 or older. $55, includes tasting glass, unlimited wine tasting and bites. $125 VIP includes early admission, gift bags and special seating. anacortes.org/springwinefestival or 360-293-7911.

GARAGE SALE, ANTIQUES & MORE

April 12-13: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St., Mount Vernon. Check out more than 150 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, toys, art, crafts, books, automotive, sporting goods, household items and more. Refreshments available. Rain or shine. $3 admission, $3 parking. skagitcounty.net/garagesale.

PACCAR OPEN HOUSE

April 13: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12479 Farm to Market Road, Mount Vernon. See the trucks and how they’re tested. The 242-acre site provides test and development for all PACCAR divisions, including Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF trucks. Free. 360-757-8311.

NOT SO IMPROMPTU KIWANIS TULIP PARADE

April 13: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Washington Federal sponsors the 33rd annual Kiwanis Club of La Conner Not So Impromptu Tulip Parade. Starts by the Port and heads south on First Street. 360-428-5959.

POSTER SIGNING

April 12 and 18: Tulip Festival poster artist Ben Mann will sign 2019 festival posters and offer other artwork from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at  RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon. 

KIWANIS SALMON BARBECUE

Through April 28: The annual Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, April 6-28, at Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon. Enjoy alder-grilled salmon with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages and dessert. $15 large plate, $12 medium plate. Groups of 15 or more, call for reservations 360-428-7028 or kiwanisbbq.com.

ART AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE

Through April 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the historic 1888 schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Members of the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild offer a variety of original artworks and demonstrations. Free. 360-466-3821 or stanwoodarts.com

ART IN A PICKLE BARN

Through April 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Schuh Farms, 15565 Highway 20, Mount Vernon. The Skagit Art Association's annual show will feature award-winning artists in a variety of media, including paintings, glass, photography and more. Free. 360-424-1580 or skagitart.org

REXVILLE GRANGE ART SHOW

Through April 14: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Road, Mount Vernon. The grange shows local artists specializing in paintings, pottery, glass, photography, jewelry, baskets and clothing. Free. 360-466-0477 or rexvillegrangeartshow.com.

PETTING ZOO 

Weekends in April: The “Beaks, Noses and Bills” 4-H Club Petting Farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13391 Avon Allen Road, Mount Vernon. Visit rabbits, chicks, goats, ponies, ducks and baby pigs. $5 donation. 360-202-5023.

ANACORTES QUILT WALK 

Through April 30: Hours vary. See a wide variety of traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts on display in downtown Anacortes businesses during regular shop hours. Maps available at participating merchants and the Anacortes Visitors Center. Free. fidalgoislandquilters.com

PHOTO CONTEST

Through April 30: The annual photo contest is running on the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Facebook page, Facebook.com/SkagitValleyTulipFestival. Submit your photos and view entries. The winners will have their photo published in the 2020 brochure.

DISPLAY GARDENS

  • Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, flowers, gifts and more. $7, free for ages 6 and younger. No pets, no drones. 360-424-8152. 
  • RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Flowers, bulbs, gifts and more. $7, $6 military with ID, free for ages 5 and younger. No pets. 360-424-8531. 
  • Azusa Farm and Gardens, 14904 Highway 20, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Display gardens, plants, flowers, art and more. 360-424-1580.
  • Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Gardens, greenhouses, plants, art and more. 360-466-3821.
  • Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, plants, gifts, cafe and more. 360-424-6760.
  • Schuh Farms, 15565 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cut tulips, gifts, bakery, playground, tractor train and hayrides and more. 360-42406982.
  • WSU Discovery Garden, 16650 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: Dawn to dusk daily. Gardens showcasing plants that do well in the Pacific Northwest. Docents are on hand to answer gardening questions on the weekends.
Roozengaarde Tulips

Tulips at Roozengaarde’s show gardens on Tuesday, March 31, in Mount Vernon. Brandy Shreve / Skagit Valley Herald


Week of April 19-26

KIDS’ GIANT GARAGE SALE 

April 20: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Center, 900 E. Fairhaven Ave. New and gently used items. Free admission. 360-755-9649 or burlingtonwa.gov.

ENGLISH TEA

April 19-20: Reserve a spot for an English tea session at a manor house and tour the grounds at Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Road, Sedro-Woolley. Call 360-218-4585 or visit teaandtour.com

STREET FAIR

April 19-21: The 35th annual Tulip Festival Street Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19-21, along South First Street in downtown Mount Vernon. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, a variety of food booths and hundreds of juried arts and crafts vendors. 360-336-3801 or mountvernondowntown.org.

TULIP PEDAL

April 20: The 38th annual Safe Kids Tulip Pedal will get underway at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at La Conner Middle School, 503 N. Sixth St. The Tulip Pedal includes 20-, 40- and 60-mile courses around tulip fields between Mount Vernon and La Conner, near Samish and Padilla bays, and features views of Mount Baker and the Cascade foothills. Proceeds will benefit child injury prevention efforts in Skagit County. Entry fee: $35 advance, $40 day-of. Jerseys are available for $12. Children ages 14 and younger ride free. To register online, visit thetulippedal.com.

ART AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE

Through April 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the historic 1888 schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Members of the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild offer a variety of original artworks and demonstrations. Free. 360-466-3821 or stanwoodarts.com

KIWANIS SALMON BARBECUE

Through April 28: The annual Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, April 6-28, at Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon. Enjoy alder-grilled salmon with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages and dessert. $15 large plate, $12 medium plate. Groups of 15 or more, call for reservations 360-428-7028 or kiwanisbbq.com.

ART IN A PICKLE BARN

Through April 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Schuh Farms, 15565 Highway 20, Mount Vernon. The Skagit Art Association's annual show will feature award-winning artists in a variety of media, including paintings, glass, photography and more. Free. 360-424-1580 or skagitart.org

PETTING ZOO 

Weekends in April: The “Beaks, Noses and Bills” 4-H Club Petting Farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13391 Avon Allen Road, Mount Vernon. Visit rabbits, chicks, goats, ponies, ducks and baby pigs. $5 donation. 360-202-5023.

ANACORTES QUILT WALK 

Through April 30: Hours vary. See a wide variety of traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts on display in downtown Anacortes businesses during regular shop hours. Maps available at participating merchants and the Anacortes Visitors Center. Free. fidalgoislandquilters.com.

PHOTO CONTEST

Through April 30: The annual photo contest is running on the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Facebook page, Facebook.com/SkagitValleyTulipFestival. Submit your photos and view entries. The winners will have their photo published in the 2020 brochure.

DISPLAY GARDENS

  • Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, flowers, gifts and more. $7, free for ages 6 and younger. No pets, no drones. 360-424-8152. 
  • RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Flowers, bulbs, gifts and more. $7, $6 military with ID, free for ages 5 and younger. No pets. 360-424-8531. 
  • Azusa Farm and Gardens, 14904 Highway 20, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Display gardens, plants, flowers, art and more. 360-424-1580.
  • Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Gardens, greenhouses, plants, art and more. 360-466-3821.
  • Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, plants, gifts, cafe and more. 360-424-6760.
  • Schuh Farms, 15565 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cut tulips, gifts, bakery, playground, tractor train and hayrides and more. 360-42406982.
  • WSU Discovery Garden, 16650 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: Dawn to dusk daily. Gardens showcasing plants that do well in the Pacific Northwest. Docents are on hand to answer gardening questions on the weekends.

Week of April 26-May 3

POSTER SIGNING

April 26: Tulip Festival poster artist Ben Mann will sign 2019 festival posters and offer other artwork from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at  RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon. 

ANACORTES VINTAGE MARKET

April 26-27: Spend the day browsing repurposed home and garden items, gifts and more. VIPs can shop from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26, for $20 (includes entry for next day), and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, for $7 at Port of Anacortes Event Center, 100 Commerical St., Anacortes. 

ENGLISH TEA

April 27-28: Reserve a spot for an English tea session at a manor house and tour the grounds at Willowbrook Manor, 27420 Minkler Road, Sedro-Woolley. Call 360-218-4585 or visit teaandtour.com

BETHANY COVENANT SPRING CONCERT

April 27: Choirs of all ages will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Bethany Covenant Church, 1318 S 18th St., Mount Vernon. Free.

HAVE A HEART FUN RUN/WALK

April 27: Join the 10th Annual Have a Heart family run/walk at 9 a.m. at Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Road, Mount Vernon. Choose between a 2.5k or 5k run or walk. Haveaheartrun.org or 360-588-5737 to register.

TULIP CHARM PRINCESS/HERO PARTY

April 27-28: Meet princesses and heroes at the Children's Museum in the Outlet Shoppes of Burlington, 448 Fashion Way, Burlington. $15 for each child, parents are free. 360-428-5959.

April 27: Meet Cinderella at 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Photo opportunities available, refreshments provided.

April 28: Meet Spider Guy and participate in a "laser" maze and learn about safety at 1 p.m. Sunday. Kids receive photos and a certificate of completion. 

SCRAPBOOKING AND CRAFTING SALE

April 27: Browse booths of paper, stickers, pens, art stuff, craft supplies and more from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at Burlington Parks and Recreation Center, 900 E Fairhaven Ave., Burlington.

WOODFEST: TIMBER TO TECH

April 27-28: The showcase of all things wood and technology made by students will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Sedro-Woolley High School, 1235 Third St., Sedro-Woolley. Chain-saw carving demonstrations and sales, professional woodcraft vendors, student competitions and more. Live metalworking and chain-saw carving demos will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Perkin's Farms, 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley. Free. 360-855-1841 or sedro-woolley.com.

AMERICAN LEGION PANCAKE BREAKFAST

April 28: Bring an appetite for this all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, April 28, at 701 Murdock St., Sedro-Woolley. $8. 

ART AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE

Through April 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the historic 1888 schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Members of the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild offer a variety of original artworks and demonstrations. Free. 360-466-3821 or stanwoodarts.com

KIWANIS SALMON BARBECUE

Through April 28: The annual Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily April 6-28 at Hillcrest Lodge, 1717 S. 13th St., Mount Vernon. Enjoy alder-grilled salmon with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages and dessert. $15 large plate, $12 medium plate. Groups of 15 or more, call for reservations 360-428-7028 or kiwanisbbq.com.

PETTING ZOO 

Weekends in April: The “Beaks, Noses and Bills” 4-H Club Petting Farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13391 Avon Allen Road, Mount Vernon. Visit rabbits, chicks, goats, ponies, ducks and baby pigs. $5 donation. 360-202-5023.

ANACORTES QUILT WALK 

Through April 30: Hours vary. See a wide variety of traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts on display in downtown Anacortes businesses during regular shop hours. Maps available at participating merchants and the Anacortes Visitors Center. Free. fidalgoislandquilters.com.

PHOTO CONTEST

Through April 30: The annual photo contest is running on the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Facebook page, Facebook.com/SkagitValleyTulipFestival. Submit your photos and view entries. The winners will have their photo published in the 2020 brochure.

DISPLAY GARDENS

  • Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, flowers, gifts and more. $7, free for ages 6 and younger. No pets, no drones. 360-424-8152. 
  • RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Flowers, bulbs, gifts and more. $7, $6 military with ID, free for ages 5 and younger. No pets. 360-424-8531. 
  • Azusa Farm and Gardens, 14904 Highway 20, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Display gardens, plants, flowers, art and more. 360-424-1580.
  • Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Gardens, greenhouses, plants, art and more. 360-466-3821.
  • Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Road, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Gardens, plants, gifts, cafe and more. 360-424-6760.
  • Schuh Farms, 15565 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cut tulips, gifts, bakery, playground, tractor train and hayrides and more. 360-42406982.
  • WSU Discovery Garden, 16650 Highway 536, Mount Vernon: Dawn to dusk daily. Gardens showcasing plants that do well in the Pacific Northwest. Docents are on hand to answer gardening questions on the weekends.
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