2023 SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL WITH KIDS
Written by a Local Mom
Last Updated 03/02/2023
How do you know spring is here?
If you live near Skagit County, it’s the blooming tulips that paint a spectacular landscape of color across the fields!
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a community event in celebration of these vibrant flowers and is held from April 1st to April 30th each year. Thousands visit the tulip fields and take part in the horticultural fun, with the busiest crowds forming on the weekends and when the sunshine is in full swing. Visitors are welcome to photograph the beautiful rows of tulips, stroll the fields, picnic, browse the garden shops and more. Designated parking areas are available near each of the festival fields listed below.
ROOZENGAARDE TICKETS FOR THE SKAGIT VALLEY 2023 TULIP FESTIVAL
Purchase your tickets to Roozengaarde to experience what they have to offer during the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival here: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Tickets (ticketspice.com) You must choose a specific day and time to visit with your family.
Roozengaarde Hours: Open every day in April between 9am-7pm weekdays and 8am-7pm weekends. Guests can stay to enjoy the sunset.
Parking is included in the ticket price. Children 2 & under are free.
RoozenGaarde, Mount Vernon
15867 Beaver Marsh Rd
Run by the Washington Bulb Co., the largest grower of bulbs in the United States, RoozenGaarde is a world-renowned spring destination featuring a beautiful 5-acre display garden that houses an authentic Dutch windmill and over 1 million blooms. Photo ops abound! The RoozenGaarde Display Garden has gorgeous planned gardens where 100s of photographers take pictures of children and families each year. Their flower varieties are labeled so you'll know which ones are your favorites and you can even pre-order bulbs for next year's growing season while you are there. There are also 25+ acres of tulip fields and 25+ acres of daffodil fields to see! Pets and drones are not permitted. The garden and gift store is open 362 days a year.
RoozeGaarde Festival Hours: 9:00am-7:00pm weekdays and 8:00am-7:00pm weekends
Everyone is $15 and Children 2 & Under Free
Pre-purchase tickets here: https://roozengaarde.ticketspice.com/2022-skagit-valley-tulip-festival-tickets
Parking is included in ticket price.
Dress appropriately for the fields - they can be wet and slippery.
No pets. No Drones.
GARDEN ROSALYN TICKETS FOR THE SKAGIT VALLEY 2023 TULIP FESTIVAL
New to the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! Purchase your tickets to Garden Rosalyn to experience what they have to offer during the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival here: 2023 Tulip Festival at Garden Rosalyn Tickets, Sat, Apr 1, 2023 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite
Garden Rosalyn will be open every day in April between 8am-7pm
Free admission for children ages 2 and under.
Garden Rosalyn, Mount Vernon
16648 Jungquist Rd
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has added more fields in 2023, including Garden Rosalyn.
Located in the heart of Skagit Valley you will enjoy views of the Cascade Mountains. Have the perfect backdrop tulip fields and other beautiful handmade and curated flower design.
Garden Rosalyn Festival Hours: 7 Days a Week April 1-May 10 ~ 8:00am-7:00pm
Garden Rosalyn Admission:
Prepurchased tickets required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-tulip-festival-at-garden-rosalyn-tickets-533123104557
General Admission: $17 (2 & under free)
TULIP TOWN TICKETS FOR THE SKAGIT VALLEY 2023 TULIP FESTIVAL
Purchase your tickets to Tulip Town to experience what they have to offer during the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival here: Tickets – Tulip Town This year you can either choose a specific day and time to visit with your family or purchase an "anytime pass".
Tulip Town will be open every day in April between 10am-6pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm Friday-Sunday.
Tickets include parking, entry and the trolley ride. All ticket sales are final. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Tulip Town, Mount Vernon
15002 Bradshaw Rd
During the Tulip Festival, you can enjoy everything Tulip Town has to offer. Children will enjoy riding the trolley through 5 acres of dazzling tulip fields for an "up high" view of the flowers (price included in 2023 tickets). This is a great way to see all of Tulip Town's fields if you have babies or toddlers in tow. You can also walk around the tulips to see them up close.
Beautiful pictures await you! Tulip Town's display garden has a windmill that looks like it's straight from the Netherlands! Tulip Town also has a field where you can fly your kite, so don't forget to bring one or you can buy one there. They have professional kite fliers in the field on the weekends.
For the first time, bring your dog to Tulip Town! Dogs will be allowed with any ticket level with the exception of the Exprience Pass. Make sure to get a dog portrain with their professional photographer.
Tulip Town's large indoor area includes tulip displays, a retail boutique, local goods and a cafe with ice cream, coffee, food and treats. They have also added a beer and wine garden. Tulip Town holds a Locals Only Night during the Tulip Festival as a thank you to Skagit Valley residents for being gracious to our Tulip Festival guests during the month of April.
No drones are not allowed at Tulip Town.
Tulip Town Festival Hours: April 1-30, Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm & Friday-Sunday, 9am-7pm
Tulip Town Admission:
Prepurchased tickets required: https://tuliptown.com/pages/visit
General Admission (includes parking/entry/trolley ride): Ages 12+ $15 & Ages 6- 11 $7 (5 & under free)
TULIP VALLEY FARMS TICKETS FOR THE SKAGIT VALLEY 2023 TULIP FESTIVAL
Purchase your tickets to Tulip Valley Farms to experience what they have to offer during the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival here: Tulip Festival 2023 (ticketspice.com) Select the date and time you'd like to visit and then choose from the many options including: Tulip Valley Farms, Tulip Valley Gardens, Tea Time, U-Pick, Yoga, Night Bloom, and more!
Tulip Valley Farm and Tulip Valley Gardens will be open every day in April.
General Admission ticket levels vary, children ages 5 and under are free. Night Bloom is $20 for everyone ages 3 and up.
Dogs and drones are not allowed with out passes.
Tulip Valley Farms, Mount Vernon
15245 Bradshaw Rd
New the the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is Tulip Valley Farms with two locations: Tulip Valley Farm & Tulip Valley Gardens.
Tulip Valley Farm features 12-acres of tulips planted, you will enjoy a parklike experience at the new Tulip Valley Farms. The rows will built to keep you and the tulips safe while allowing you to "tiptoe" between the rows of tulips. This will give you, your family, friends, and followers an incredible photo opportunity.
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8-10pm, Tulip Valley Farm will host a Night Bloom. Night Bloom is a combination of lasers, lights, and lots of creativity.
Dogs and drones allowed with a purchase of a pass.
Tulip Valley Farm Festival Hours: April 1-30, hours vary by experience
Tulip Valley Farm Admission:
Prepurchased tickets required: Tulip Festival 2023 (ticketspice.com)
Tulip Valley Gardens, Burlington
12637 Pulver Rd
Tulip Valley Farms is offering a smaller, more personalized tulip experience at their Tulip Valley Gardens in Burlington. With limited parking and space in each experience, visiting Tulip Valley Gardens is only available by pre-purchasing your ticket.
Tulip Valley Garden expereinces, when you purchase your ticket select one of the following experiences: Tea Time, Magical Boutique, Photo Mini Sessions, Painting Classes, and Yoga.
Purpurchase your tickets: Tulip Valley Gardens - Tulip Valley
General Admission ticket levels vary by location and date. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Night Bloom is $20 for everyone ages 2 and older.
THE WSU DISCOVERY GARDEN IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM DAWN TO DUSK EVERY DAY. ADMISSION IS FREE.
WSU Discovery Garden, Mount Vernon
Not necessarily part of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, but definitely a stop to add on your way there or home is the WSU Discovery Garden. Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week, the Discovery Garden is a great place for inspiration and to let your children explore. There are many different styles and types of gardens represented here, including a children's garden with a goal to educate children on gardening.
WSU Discovery Garden Hours: Dawn to Dusk Every Day
WSU Discovery Garden Admission: Free
You will find the Skagit Valley tulip fields located on the west side of I-5 between Highway 20 heading west out of Burlington ending at the La Conner-Whitney Rd. and then bordered on the south side by Chillberg Rd. There may be a few tulip fields that fall outside of that VERY irregular rectangle. You can find all of the fields on the RoozenGaarde Bloom Map.
The famous RoozenGaarde Bloom Map is really all you need to lead you to Skagit Valley's tulip fields. They "light up" the fields that have flowers currently blooming in them by coloring in the flower on the map. You will risk a ticket if you park on the side of the road to take pictures of the tulips and walking in the fields is STRICTLY PROHIBITED! See parking instructions under the RoozenGaarde info above.
Q: What are the dates of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival?
A: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs April 1st - April 30th EVERY YEAR although we cannot control the tulips! The tulips may be blooming earlier or later than planned depending on our Spring weather, so it's always a good idea to check the Bloom Map to see exactly what's happening and when the best time is to visit.
Q: What is the best time to visit the tulip fields?
A: Anytime is a great time to visit during the month of April, but the busiest days tend to fall on the weekends. If you’re hoping to visit when there’s less of a crowd, aim for a weekday and arrive early, when the fields first open for the best parking spots and shortest lines to get in. Admission prices to the display gardens are also cheaper on weekdays. Keep you eye on the RoozenGaarde Bloom Map to make sure there are fields of tulips in bloom when you plan to visit us!
Q: What time do the tulip fields open each day?
A: All gardens are open every day in April. Find hours of operation in the detailed descriptions of each garden above. You can drive by the fields any time of day. Sunrise and sunset are particularly spectacular over the tulip fields.
Q: How much does it cost to get into the tulip fields and how much is parking?
A: The tulip fields are free to view, but in 2023 tickets must be pre-purchased online to visit Tulip Town, Roozengaarde, Garden Rosalyn, and Tulip Valley Farms. Admission pricing for all of the Tulip Festival Display Gardens is listed up above under the individual descriptions of each business. I would encourage you not to park on the side of the road to view the tulip fields. Parking beside the fields is illegal and you may get a ticket. You can use your Roozengaarde admission ticket to park for free in any of their parking lots on the day you purchased your ticket. Bring a picnic from home and stop at Snow Goose Produce on the way out of town for one of their GIANT ice cream cones!
Q: Can you bring a stroller to the tulip fields?
A: You can bring a stroller, however, the fields where the rows of tulips are displayed are typically rough terrain made up of a mix of rocks and dirt/mud. It is advised to use a baby carrier or hiking backpack for little ones.
Q: Is the Tulip Festival kid friendly?
A: The festival is a wonderful place to bring the entire family to enjoy the beauty of the tulips and surrounding farmlands. There is plenty of grassy area for children to run around and play. Take extra clothes and some towels for clean-up, I can guarantee you that the fields will have mud in them and mud is a kid-magnet. Don't worry about it and just let them have a good time. Pictures of muddy kids make people smile! Keep in mind that fields are not stroller friendly unless you have an ORS (off-road stroller).
Q: What shoes are best to wear in the tulip fields?
A: The fields are a mixture of grass, rocks and dirt. Boots are best or any shoe that is designated for outdoor wear-and-tear.
Q: Can you bring a camera/are photos allowed at the Tulip Festival Display Gardens?
A: Yes, outside photography is welcome. Professional photographers must get permission ahead of time to take pictures. Drones are not allowed in the display gardens.
Q: Anything other tips when it comes to the tulip fields?
A: All walkways are marked appropriately. Farmers ask that you please do not walk in between the rows of tulips as this could result in damage to the flowers.
Q: Are pets allowed at the Tulip Festival Display Gardens?
A: Tulip Town: Yes! Tulip Valley Farms: Yes, with a Pooch Pash. Other Farms: No
Q: Are pets or drones allowed at the Tulip Festival Display Gardens?
A: Tulip Valley Farms: Yes, with a Drone Pass. Other Farms: N0
Q: Where can I buy tulips?
A: Both RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town have tulips for sale. You can also find bunches of tulips at most of the local grocery stores.
Q: Are there any other local flower festivals going on?
A: Another fun find is the La Conner Daffodil Festival which features the first blooms of Daffodils in March.
The following family-friendly events are happening during the 2023 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival during the month of April. To find more family-friendly Tulip Festival events and activities you can check the Skagit Kid Insider daily events calendar for the dates you will be heading to the festival here: https://Skagit.Kidinsider.com.
April 18-23: Just Between Friends HUGE Babies & Kids Consignment Sale - Mount Vernon @ Skagit County Fairgrounds
April 21-23: Tulip Festival Street Fair - Downtown Mount Vernon
April 22: Tulip Run - Skagit Regional Airport
April 22: National Parks Free - 1st day of National Park Week
April 22: WA State Parks Free - Earth Day - Discover Pass not required for parking.
April 29: Kids GIANT Garage Sale - Burlington
April 29: Woodfest/Timber to Tech - Sedro-Woolley
I hope this helps you thoroughly take advantage of everything Skagit County has to offer during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! Use #SkagitKids for your Instagram pictures so we can all share with each other! ~Lindsay
Lindsay Bartis is a mother of two young kids and lives in the Mount Vernon area. Her husband serves in the U.S. Navy and she was born and raised in the Greater Seattle area. After being stationed in Florida for three years, she was thrilled to move back to the Pacific Northwest, the place that will always feel like home. She has been writing for various newspapers, magazines and online publications for nearly a decade. Lindsay is currently a stay-at-home mom who loves to stay active in the community. Skagit Kid Insider is how she stays up-to-date on all the fun, new activities and kid-focused events offered in the area. When you have two kids under the age of four, you have to keep them busy!
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