Tulip Festivals Jump Start Spring in the Northwest

by Lauren Braden on April 2, 2014

in Trip Ideas

GO: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Celebrates SpringThere’s something about rows upon rows of brightly-colored tulips that screams: GOODBYE, WINTER! HELLO, SPRING!

How to See the Tulips

The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs April 1-30, 2016.

We have a nice scenic drive itinerary for the Skagit flats that might help you plan your trip, with places to eat and things to do in the Skagit Valley.

Farmers have raised tulips as an agricultural crop in the Skagit Valley for decades. Hundreds of acres of blooming flower fields are scattered throughout the valley. The festival is designed as a driving tour, as there is no one site that you go to for your visit. In addition to the tulips and daffodils, festival visitors have many other events and activities to try, from wine tasting to browsing local art to a fun salmon bake.

If you go, take pride in the fact that you’re contributing to the local economy here – the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the top destination events for the Pacific Northwest and brings in about $14 million to local businesses.

Are you in Oregon? Head to the Willamette Valley for the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. It runs March 20-May 1, 2016.


GO: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Celebrates Spring

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