The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30, celebrating millions of tulips bursting into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. The tulips allow us to share our corner of the world and showcase Skagit Valley agriculture.
We depend on a strong volunteer base to keep our office up and running and to put on our festival activities. Creekside Continuing Care Community sponsors our volunteer program with nearly 50 volunteers.
Our festival is designed as a driving tour as there is no one "site" to enter. The fields of tulips are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley as are the many events and activities that comprise the festival. The tulip fields are the crops of RoozenGaarde/Washington Bulb Co., Inc. and Tulip Town. Do to crop rotation, the fields are in different locations each year. Both RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town also have displays of tulips in gardens for visitors to view and photograph.
We hope you enjoy taking in one of the many events and activities that happen only during April.
As the festival continues on its journey – now for 34 years – we welcome people from across the United States and from around the world. In 2016 we were proud to greet visitors from all 50 states and from 93 foreign countries.
We hope you enjoy our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SkagitValleyTulipFestival) and add your own favorite photos there. We continue to refine our brochure to give our fans the printed information they need to fully enjoy their trip to Skagit Valley. If you want a printed version rather than an electronic copy, click on the brochure tab and enter the appropriate information.
Thank you for visiting. We hope you enjoy your stay.