Every April, hundreds of thousands of people visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. For those who’ve experienced its jaw-dropping beauty, it should be no surprise this annual festival earned a spot on Oprah Magazine’s “10 Best Flower Festivals in The U.S.”
One of the most beloved places to see flowers is Tulip Town. For 37 years, it’s beckoned visitors to its colorful fields and display gardens. In 2019, ownership changed hands to Spinach Bus Ventures. With deep roots in Skagit Valley, this local venture capital group is all about continuing Tulip Town’s long-standing tradition founded by Dutch immigrant Tom DeGoede
“This year we planted tulips in Tom’s favorite field,” says Andrew Miller, CEO of Spinach Bus Ventures. “Visitors will be delighted with the flowers and the great shots of Mount Baker and the Olympic Mountains.”
They’ve also planted ten times as many bulbs in the display gardens surrounding the Dutch windmill and made one change tulip goers are sure to love — purposefully built grass paths that allow visitors to walk through the tulip fields. The paths will help visitors capture stunning photos of the bright-colored bulbs with mountains in the distance.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival only happens in April, but Tulip Town is open daily from March 30 to May 1. In addition to tulips, visitors can enjoy trolley rides through the fields, kite shows, and face painting. In the barn, you’ll find tulip-themed artwork, tiles, jewelry, travel-friendly items, as well as their own branded Tulip Town wine and tea. There’s also a cafe with an outdoor beer garden with a view of the blooms.
Entry is $10 per adult, $5 for children 6-11, and free for children five and under.