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Spring brings tulips and new events in Anacortes

SPONSORED — After fourteen months and counting, the COVID-19 pandemic has left a quaking impact on local businesses, but for Anacortes, spring brings new hope. Through continual adherence to best practices and safety guidelines, Skagit County is ready to transition to spring, and the valued springtime traditions that can be safely enjoyed by all. Together, the business and tourism communities, as well as residents, have worked to promote a safe community by recognizing and understanding the fight against the virus is not a one-person job. Anacortes Together encouraged unity within the community and prepared the community for a fresh start.

As hopeful as the tulips emerging through the soil, springtime in 2021 brings with it signs of life for Skagit County. For miles on end, vivid tulip bulbs will bring pops of bright colors for all to enjoy and to welcome in the new season. The annual Tulip Festival and Tulip Town is a must see. To keep up with tradition, this year’s Tulip Festival will be a drive along viewing opportunity so guests can enjoy the colorful landscape from the comfort of their vehicles. Can’t make it to the festival this year? Worry not, as there is festival kick off live on Facebook April 1st and virtual participants can share experiences by uploading photos to the official Facebook page. Ready to experience some spring in your life? Get away to Tulip Town with family and friends to take in the views before the fleeting tulip season comes and goes.

The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to support local businesses, created Sip & Savor Skagit, a gift box featuring local foods and wines available for pick up in April. Each box includes items like salmon, chocolates, fudge, cheese, honey, oil & vinegar, Tulip Town products, coffee, wine tumblers, and more. To support these local businesses, invite the Skagit County experience into your home or share it with others. Learn more about Sip & Savor Skagit here.

For the many Washington State families exploring local cities this summer, a getaway to Anacortes has something to offer at every age, in a region that has taken every measure to make it safe for all. In just a few days, one can whale watch on the Sound, camp at Deception Pass State Park, visit the Anacortes Farmers Market, explore the many local dining options featuring fresh northwest ingredients, and of course visit the nearby Skagit Valley tulips, all while supporting local businesses. Learn about upcoming spring and summer events, and plan your trip here. Find out why people fall in love with Anacortes.

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