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Events: April 2018

Mar 5th, 2018 | Category: Events

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: Month-long festival celebrating tulips and the Skagit Valley. Visitors can stop by Tulip Town and RoozenGaarde to see fields in bloom. Admission is $7 per person, with children 5 and under free. Parking is free at both facilities. For tulip locations and special events throughout the month, see


Rome Grange Community Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, April 1. Featuring made from scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Biscuits and gravy available, too. Meet and greet local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast.  Adults $5.50, kids 6-10 $2, kids 5 and under free. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway, Bellingham. For more information call (360) 739-9605.


11th Annual Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild at the Schoolhouse: April 1-30. Tulip fields provide a dramatic backdrop for this month’s Art in the Schoolhouse. Spend an afternoon discovering new artists and their current work while talking with them about their process. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. (360) 466-3821,


Spring Rexville Grange Art Show: Through April xxxx, during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Paintings, pottery, glass, photography, jewelry, felted hats, fine crafts, weaving, and wood all featured by local artists. Previously known as the Pleasant Ridge Gallery at Rexville, this show is held during the Tulip Festival and during the holidays. Held in the basement of the Rexville Grange Hall, 19299 Rexville Grange Road, Mt Vernon. For more details, call (360) 466-0477 or see


30th annual Whatcom County Youth Fair 2017: Friday and Saturday, April 6-7. This 2-day learning fair is open to all ages 6-18. Registration to participate has ended; spectators welcome. Categories include animals, country crafts, horticulture, dairy, photography and more. Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit the Whatcom County Youth Fair Facebook page.


Bellingham Farmers Market Opening Day: Saturday, April 7. Visit farmers, food producers, makers, and more this first day of the season. The opening cabbage toss starts at 9:45 a.m. Non-profit fair on Railroad Avenue, free cake, and historic tours from the Good Time Girls.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Depot Market Square, Bellingham. See


Whatcom County Dahlia Society Tuber Sale: Saturday, April 7. Explore and buy over 600 varieties of dahlias. Visit with local, knowledgable growers. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free entry. Bloedel Donovan Park, Bellingham. See


47th Annual Whidbey Weavers Guild Spin-In: Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oak Harbor High School – #1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor. Two day admission $15 with optional fiber packet available for $10. Featured Spinner: Judith MacKenzie. Saturday – Spinning Demonstration; Sunday – Spinning Workshop. Along with your wheel or spindle, please bring one or more of the following: Lazy Kate, ball winder or nostepinne. Lots of vendors! Please bring your lunch and, if you’d like, some snacks to share.


2nd annual Skagit Chili & Chowder Cook-off: Saturday, April 7. Hosted by Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce. You choose the winner. 1-4 p.m. at Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Road, Mount Vernon. $15 gets you six samples and a vote (a large portion of your favorite). $25 to compete – professionals and amateurs are welcome. Send your team name and check to PO Box 1007 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or drop by the chamber office at 301 W Kincaid St Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Contact Jeremy Kindlund at jeremy@mountvernonchamber or (360) 428-8547 for more information.


Anacortes Spring Wine Festival 2018: Saturday, April 7. Enjoy an afternoon with 30 wineries at Fidalgo Island for wine tasting, food pairings, and an in-house wine shop. Participants must be 21+. Port Warehouse Event Center, 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes. See


26th Annual Garage Sale, Antiques & More: Friday and Saturday, April 13-14. Over 150 vendors, handcrafted items, live music and more. $3 admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 on-site parking. Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon. More information is available at or call (360) 336-9414.


Port Susan Home and Garden Show: April 14. Hosted by Camano Island Chamber of Commerce. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd, Camano Island. See the Facebook page for more information.


2018 Skagit Conservation District Plant Sale: Saturday, April 14. Large selection of native plants. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. WACD Lynn Brown Materials Center, 16564 Bradley Road, Bow. Pre-order pick up Friday, April 14. For more details, see


Flora and Fauna: 4th annual Runway Challenge: Saturday, April 14. Ragfinery presents its 4th annual runway “challenge,” this year titled Flora and Fauna. In conjunction with April’s Earth Day festivities, the theme celebrates our natural world in its elegance and wonder, challenging participants to design and construct costumes, garments, and accessories that embody the beauty and grace displayed in our natural world. Participants will share their creations on the runway at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom at 7 p.m. For more about the event and the artistic process for registrants, see


Know&Grow Workshop: Rain Barrels 101: DIY Tips & Tricks for Collecting Rain Water: Tuesday, April 17. Kevin Tate from Skagit PUD will share all the information you need to have a successful rain water collection system in place while we are still having our spring showers. There will be information about how to order a ready to use rain barrel: $65.22. No registration required. Free. 1-2:30 p.m. WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.


34th Annual Tulip Festival Street Fair: Friday through Sunday, April  20-22. Stroll among hundreds of new and returning arts and crafts vendors, including art, photography, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food stuffs, unique gifts, and delicious food court offerings. Live music all day every day, face painting, street entertainers and artisan demonstration. Located on South 1st Street, Downtown Mount Vernon. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and  Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit, email, or call (425) 321-7433.


Scrapbooking, Crafts & More Sale: Saturday, April 28. 9 a.m. to noon. Burlington Parks and Recreation Center, 900 E. Fairhaven Ave. Browse the many booths of paper, stickers, pens, art stuff, stamps, craft supplies and more priced to sell. Bring a bag and checks/cash. Call Burlington Parks and Recreation at 360-755-9649.

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