Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Seattle Attractions--Other Places with Beautiful Landscaping
April 1 to April 30
Located about an hour north of Seattle, the Skagit Valley has some of the richest soil in North America. In the spring, the valley offers one of the floral highlights of the entire northwest. The Skagit Valley farmers raise massive numbers of tulip and daffodil bulbs for sale. For a few weeks, hundreds of acres are filled with blooming tulips and daffodils. The bulb farms put on an unforgettable show when the hundreds of thousands of bulbs are in bloom. The area caters to the 500,000 tourists that journey to enjoy this grand floral show. You can check on the blooming season and obtain complete information about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival by going to the Festival's web site.
FESTIVAL WEB SITE Please click here to go to the Tulip Festival's web site. You should plan your trip using the web site.
It is well worth a visit to see the flowers. The vast fields of tulips with the Cascade Mountains in the background are a scenic highlight of the northwest.
For photographers, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival offers a wide variety of photographic targets. The dramatic and almost endless vistas of blooming tulips are heaven for camera buffs.
You should plan on seeing Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island as part of your trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. See the write up about this park in the section “Activities outside Seattle”. A trip to the festival and to the state park would make a delightful day long excursion from Seattle.