Spring is such a lovely time in the Pacific Northwest – especially in Skagit Valley, where fields of vibrant flowers bloom every year at the world-famous Tulip Festival. We’re already excited – it’s only weeks away, and they recently announced the fields are now lined with daffodil flower buds and tulips will be blooming by April.
It’s an amazing sight – flowers in all different colors span for miles in every direction. As far as you can see there are rows of blooming pink, red, purple, orange and yellow tulips. It’s not just a paradise to walk around here, but there are marvelous opportunities for photography. You can capture the flowers themselves and the rows provide stunning vantage points.
Not to mention the backdrop is equally beautiful with Cascade mountains in the horizon. Most notably, Mount Baker (pictured below) can be seen looming over the fields.
There isn’t just one site to visit – this festival’s celebrated across Skagit Valley – with daffodils in La Conner to walk-through tulip fields at Tulip Town and Roozengaarde in Mount Vernon. Wherever you decide to visit you’ll be in for some vibrant eye candy.
Daily events are held throughout the month of April, which you can find all listed here. And for visitors from out of town, plenty of lodging and dining options are conveniently located throughout the area.
The millions of tulips bloom here every year as an annual celebration of Skagit Valley’s agriculture. It’s held April 1-30, but the best time to visit always varies depending on weather and Mother Nature. For the latest updates, check out their website here or like them on Facebook.
It’s mesmerizing how far these tulip fields actually span. Especially when you see them from above, like in this aerial footage from Drones and Beyond. Make sure to adjust the settings quality to 1080p HD!
I can’t wait for these flowers to bloom. Have you been to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival before? Or would you like to check it out this year?