For Pacific Northwesterners, April is tulip time in the Skagit Valley. The annual tulip festival will be underway from April 1st – April 30th, with this coming weekend celebrating the grand opening. Spend an entire day roaming the fields, buying bulbs and bouquets, and snapping those beautiful photos of your kids and grandkids among the flowers.

For complete information visit Tulip Festival 2022. There is so much to do there. Venture into the charming waterfront community of La Connor for lunch and shopping. If you are into antiques, there are many places, large and small offering vintage furniture, farm implements and knick-knacks of all kinds.

While so accessible for a day trip, it is also a wonderful weekend getaway with accommodations galore. See Skagit Valley Lodging for options nearby. Or for the first camp of the year, try Skagit Valley Campgrounds.

Nothing will bring a smile to your face faster, than standing in middle of acres of tulips.

For those of you who may have heard about the labor dispute, it was settled last weekend, It involved only one of the three major farms and has no impact on the Tulip Festival and all it’s varied activities going on throughout the month. Enjoy.

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience. She is currently the Editor of the Everett Post dedicated to providing current, relevant, and entertaining content for the local community.