Holiday Events in Skagit County


Written by a Local Mom

Last Updated 04/1/2024 

Are you ready to immerse your family in a kaleidoscope of colors and endless fields of beauty? Look no further than the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! Nestled in the picturesque Skagit Valley of Washington State, this annual celebration of spring is held the month of April each year and promises an unforgettable experience for families. Here’s your ultimate guide to making the most of your visit:

The Fields: Prepare to be mesmerized as you step into a wonderland of vibrant hues. The tulip fields stretch as far as the eye can see, painting the landscape with shades of red, pink, yellow, and orange. Take leisurely strolls through the rows of flowers, pausing to capture priceless family photos amidst the blossoms. There are 4 tulip farms to visit: RoozenGaarde, Tulip Town, Tulip Valley Farms, and Garden Rosalyn.

Roozengaarde 1


15867 Beaver Marsh Rd, Mount Vernon, WA

RoozenGaarde invites families to step into a world of tulip wonder. Stroll through meticulously curated displays showcasing a kaleidoscope of colors. Kids will marvel at the breathtaking beauty of tulips in bloom, while parents appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship on display. With interactive exhibits and endless photo opportunities, RoozenGaarde promises an enchanting experience for the whole family to enjoy.

Dates: March 30-April 30, 2024

Times (Monday-Thursday): 9 AM - 7 PM
Times (Friday-Sunday): 8 AM - 7 PM

Tickets: $17 weekend & $15 weekday, free for 2 and under*
*online ticket prices, prices at the gate are higher

Parking: Included in ticket purchase

Dogs: Not allowed

Tulip Town


15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, WA

Tulip Town offers picture-perfect moments at every turn, with stunning tulip fields providing the ideal backdrop for family photos. Capture memories amidst a sea of blossoms, creating cherished snapshots to treasure forever. Plus, don't miss the enchanting trolley rides, where families can relax and soak in the scenic beauty of the Skagit Valley tulip fields, creating unforgettable moments together.

Dates: March 30-April 30, 2024

Times (Monday-Thursday): 10 AM - 6 PM
Times (Friday-Sunday): 9 AM - 7 PM

Tickets: $15 ages 12 & up, $7 ages 6-11, free for 5 and under*
*online ticket prices, prices at the gate are higher

Parking: Included in ticket purchase

Dogs: Welcome  on leash

Tulip Town 6


15867 Beaver Marsh Rd, Mount Vernon, WA

Tulip Valley Farms offers families a unique experience with their enchanting night bloom event. Witness the tulip fields transform under the moonlight. Explore daily farm tours, offering an up-close look at tulip cultivation and farm life. Plus, discover the new 2024 gardens. It's an immersive experience that promises unforgettable moments for the whole family to cherish.

Dates: April 1-30, 2024

Times: 9 AM - 5 PM
Night Bloom Times: 7-9 PM Fridays and Saturdays

Tickets: $13.50 ages 16 & up, $8.50 ages 3-15 & free for children 2 and under*
*online ticket prices, prices at the gate are higher

Parking: Included in ticket purchase

Dogs: Not allowed without a pass

Roozengaarde 5


16648 Jungquist Road, Mount Vernon, WA

Immerse yourself in nature's vibrant beauty of Garden Rosalyn. Wander through their enchanting garden, filled with colorful tulips in full bloom. Capture Instagram-worthy moments amidst stunning floral displays. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, photographer, or family seeking outdoor fun, this event promises a memorable experience.

Dates: April 1-30, 2024

Times: 8 AM - 7 PM

Tickets: $15, free for 2 and under

Parking: Included in ticket purchase

Dogs: Welcome on leash


16650 WA 536, Mount Vernon, WA

Welcome to the WSU Discovery Garden, where families can embark on a botanical adventure like no other. Explore themed gardens showcasing a diverse array of plant species, each offering opportunities for discovery and wonder. From interactive exhibits to educational programs, this garden is a haven for curious minds of all ages. Dive into a world of horticultural delight and cultivate lasting memories with your loved ones at WSU Discovery Garden.

Dates: Daily

Times: Dawn to dusk

Tickets: FREE


See what is in bloom!

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 2024 tickets can 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: Each farm has different rules. Visit the website for details. Tulip Town and Garden Rosalyn do allow dogs on leashes. 

Q: Where can I buy tulips?

Both RoozenGaarde, Tulip Town, and Tulip Valley Farms 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?

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 2024 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:


4H Petting Farm: Conway

Kiwanis Salmon BBQ: Mount Vernon

Tulip Parade: La Conner

Circus & Juggling Show: Mount Vernon

APRIL 8-14

4H Petting Farm: Conway

Kiwanis Salmon BBQ: Mount Vernon

Spring Garage Sale: Mount Vernon

Locals Night @ Tulip Town

YMCA Healthy Kids Day & Family Palooza: Mount Vernon 

PAACAR Open House: Burlington

Model Train Open House: Alger


APRIL 15-21

4H Petting Farm: Conway

Kiwanis Salmon BBQ: Mount Vernon

Tulip Festival Street Fair: Mount Vernon

Neighbors Night @ Tulip Valley Farms

Earth Day Event: Mount Vernon

National Park Free Earth Day: All National Parks

Movie at the Library: Burlington


APRIL 22-28

4H Petting Farm: Conway

Kiwanis Salmon BBQ: Mount Vernon 

Jungle Playland Free Day

APRIL 29 - May 5

Tulip Run: Burlington

Cinco de Mayo Parade: Mount Vernon

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a celebration of springtime magic, where families can create cherished memories amidst fields of blossoming beauty. So gather your loved ones, embrace the spirit of adventure, and embark on an unforgettable journey through a landscape painted in petals.

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 Bio

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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