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Tulip Festival Traffic Drives County’s Mitigation Efforts

Each year thousands of people flood into the county to experience the technicolor spectacle that is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
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Meet Luke Tornatzky: 2014 Tulip Festival Poster Artist

Luke Tornatzky had planned on painting a somber, dramatic scene for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster, perhaps depicting a person, with a couple of flowers on the floor.
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Tulip Growing Cycle

Hundreds of acres of fields in the Skagit Valley bloom with tulips each year, calling for a celebration among locals and visitors.
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Visit Skagit’s Talking Fields

Explore the generational farm history, crop information, unique environmental conditions and artisan traditions of the Skagit Delta.
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South Trail completed at ever-evolving Dugualla State Park

Hikers enjoy a surface that is friendly on the joints as they make their way through swaths of green, walking through stands of old-growth timber.
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Skagit River Dam Tours

Three Skagit River dams — Gorge, Diablo and Ross — are responsible for generating about 20 percent of the electricity for Seattle City Light customers. There's a lot of history to these dams, and they're in the middle of a lot of eye-popping alpine scenery.
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Visit the biggest arts festival north of Seattle

The biggest arts festival north of Seattle is coming up the first weekend in August, and as usual there are new features that will enliven the Anacortes Arts Festival.
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Attend the 19th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival

It's a “Scottish three-ring circus" and it's coming up Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14 at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon.
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Come get your fresh Skagit Valley strawberries

It's the height of the season for fresh strawberries, an excellent reason to come to the Skagit Valley and pick up a half-flat (or more) of these luscious fruits. You'll see roadside stands around the valley, and there are u-pick fields as well.
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Berry Dairy Days

Burlington's 76th annual Berry Days Festival is coming up June 13-16, a great time to kick off summer with some strawberry shortcake with berries from nearby fields and events such as the Berry Cool Car Show.
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