Located 60 miles north of Seattle on Interstate 5, the Skagit Valley is a lush vale of farmland dotted with picturesque small towns. Over the years the entire area has become associated with the many tulip farms that burst into color in spring. At the heart of the valley is the town of Mount Vernon, which hosts the popular Skagit Valley Tulip Festival each April.
This month-long event allows tulip farmers the opportunity to open their blossoming fields to the public. In addition, it gives valley artists, musicians and craftsmen a showcase through various showings held throughout April. One of the most popular events is the annual Kiwanis Club Salmon BBQ.