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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
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red_tulips2.jpg Name: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Age: 18 years Number of people attending: 300,000 to 500,000 people annually Date of 2001 festival: April 6-22, 2001 (the festival is always during the first part of April because that is when the flowers bloom).

Mission Statement: To hold a community-wide celebration during the beautiful spring bloom, promoting the civic, economic and social interests of the Skagit Valley. This will be accomplished by working with our local residents, the business community, government agencies and non-profit organizations through partnerships. We intend also to educate the community as to the true year-round value and potential of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

The festival is the only community-wide event in the area. The major cities and the county government all support the festival with hotel/motel monies. The major financial institutions in Skagit County have all chosen to support the festival.


orange_tulips.jpg Location: Throughout the Skagit Valley. Tulip fields are located southwest of Mount Vernon in a 15 mile radius. Between 700 and 1,000 acres of bulbs are planted and people journey via car, tour bus, and boat (The Victoria Clipper) to see the flowers in bloom.

Events: Besides the "star attraction," many other events are scheduled throughout the festival. These include tulip picnics, pet parade, and farm and floral parade, volleyball and basketball tournaments, an organized bike ride through the tulip fields, a 10K run and fun run, art shows throughout the festival at various locations, an arts and crafts fair, a one-time only concert by Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer, a black-tie optional Tulip Ball, a Kiwanis salmon barbecue that runs throughout the festival and serves 11,000 meals annually, plus an annual fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association known as the Tour de Fleur. There is also a fly-in at the Bayview airport and the start of a Tulip Lecture series.




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