With a climate similar to Northern France, Mount Vernon and the rest of Skagit Valley play home to acres of beautiful tulip fields. It is only fitting that each April, the city has a festival dedicated to this gorgeous flower. The festival features events throughout the month, as nobody but Mother Nature knows when exactly the tulips will bloom. These festivities include a street fair, art shows, the Tulip Run, and tastings at local wineries. So come out to view the beautiful springtime colors in all their glory at the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
The Historic Lincoln
Originally built in 1926, the Lincoln Theatre is by far Mount Vernon's most historic building. The theater was first conceived as a vaudeville and silent movie house, although as new film technology was created, the theater adapted. By the 1980s, it was a movie theater showing first-run films. Today, residents of Mount Vernon can visit the theater to see a variety of live theatrical performances, concerts, and films. Most interesting, is the theater's Wurlitzer theatre organ, which is one of only 98 still located in its original installation. It is still played for 30 minutes before each movie.
Hike to the Top of Li
For the best views in Mount Vernon, check out Little Mountain Park. Spanning over 500 acres of land within the town, the 1.5-mile hike up to Little Mountain Lookout is a must-do for any Mount Vernon resident or visitor. This trek up to the top of Little Mountain features an elevation gain of 934 feet, but the view from the top is worth all of the effort. From here, you will get a spectacular look at the San Jan Islands, Skagit Valley, the Olympic Mountains, and the city's expanse of beautiful tulip fields.