Just north of Seattle, Washington lies the Skagit Valley. Ordinarily a sleepy series of small towns, each Spring, they come alive. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival brings in visitors from near and far to see the vivid colors of the miles and miles of tulip and daffodil fields.
While the festival continues from April 1 through April 30, the flowers celebrate by blooming on their own schedule. According to Tulips.com bloom map, more than half are in full bloom at this time mid April. Now is the perfect time to head out and enjoy the multitude of colors across acres of tulips.
The Tulip Festival is accompanied by a series of community events surrounding the farming grounds. Activities such as the street fair, garden pedal, salmon barbecue, and concerts add to the lure of the festival. However, if you miss one of the many scheduled events, you can participate in one of many tours of the area, visit local farms and markets, art galleries and wineries. It is truly an experience to enjoy anytime you go.
Running for 31 years now with countless volunteers, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival brings in hundreds of thousands of visitors to enjoy the experience. With heavy traffic flow on weekends, it is recommended you look into alternate routes. One thing, however, is for certain, you will marvel at the sea of colors and the sheer beauty that awaits.