Blossoming Beyond Borders: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and the Economic Growth of Skagit County

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8 May 2024

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This article originally appeared on and was written for the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County by Golden Shovel Agency.

Skagit Valley explodes with color every spring as millions of tulips bloom, transforming the landscape into a vibrant wonderland. North America's largest celebration of the tulip, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, showcases this natural spectacle throughout April, attracting over 400,000 visitors eager to witness the breathtaking display.

A Visual Feast: From Humble Beginnings to Grand Spectacle

The festival's roots trace back to a modest two-day event in 1984. Today, it boasts month-long festivities, showcasing the unique charm of various farms like RoozenGaarde's sprawling 50 acres, Tulip Town, Garden Rosalyn, and Tulip Valley Farms.

Beyond the Blooms: A Catalyst for Economic Growth

Kristen Keltz, CEO of the Skagit Tourism Bureau, emphasizes the festival's profound impact beyond April. "The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival serves as a springboard for broader economic development throughout the year. Few attractions possess the unique opportunity to engage with 400,000 to 500,000 visitors in a single month and effectively market their destination for repeat visits," she explains.

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