Since 2015, the town of La Conner has been the official host of an Annual Daffodil Festival, which takes place during the month of March. The fields of Skagit County burst into bloom with daffodils, a month ahead of the more famous tulips. Daffodil crops are grown on a three-year cycle, compared with an annual rotation for tulips. So, the daffodil fields you will see in bloom are three years old.
The La Conner Daffodil Festival is a relative newcomer to the Pacific Northwest flower festivals scene. The long-running Daffodil Parade in Pierce County began in 1934. The well-known Skagit Valley Tulip Festival began in 1984. Both of these events take place in April each year. But during the month of March, you can get an early jump on spring with a drive north to the Skagit Valley to see some of the nearly 500 acres (about 100 more acres than tulips!) of the cheerful yellow narcissus blooms, aka daffodils.
Don’t forget to pick up a bouquet of flowers being sold in La Conner by the local Kiwanis. Three major varieties of narcissus grow in Skagit Valley: Dutch Master (world’s most popular), Flower Carpet, and Standard Value. Daffodil crops are rotated every three years (in contrast to an every-year rotation for tulips). So, the daffodils you see each year are three-year-old plants.
La Conner Daffodil Festival
Use our Skagit Valley trip planner to plan a day or weekend adventure to enjoy restaurants, specialty stores, art galleries, and other sightseeing adventures along with daffodil-related events and activities in the La Conner waterfront village.
The following locations will be offering free Daffodil postcards. Be sure to stop by and pick one up: La Conner Chamber of Commerce Office (413 Morris St), Heron Inn & Day Spa (117 Maple Ave), Jennings Yarn & Needlecrafts (612 S First St), PNW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (703 S 2nd St).
2023 Daffodil Festival information
- When: March 1-31.
- Where: La Conner, WA 98257 and surrounding areas in Skagit Valley
- More info: La Conner Daffodil Festival 2023 – Love La Conner Blog
Daffodil Bloom Map
As with the Tulip Festival in April, check the Roozengaarde BLOOM MAP to find out where daffodils are blooming on any given day:
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- Before you go, check our Skagit Valley trip planner
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Calendar of garden events
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La Conner, WA