Tulips are coming! (Daffodils are here!)

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Daffodils are in peak bloom right now in the Skagit Valley

The 2018 Skagit Valley Tulip festival is on! Right now, it’s the daffodils that are in peak bloom, but the tulip colors are coming and the next couple of weeks should be a great time to see the color!

The Skagit Valley Tulip festival has a bloom map, which shows you where to see the flowers currently in bloom and shows you where to drive to see them.


Peak tulip bloom in the Skagit Valley

The tulip festival is beautiful and also can be extremely crowded. Here are some tips to beat the crowds if you’re heading up to the Skagit Valley:

  • Be willing to go when it’s raining (photos can be very dramatic and crowds will be less…but bring your rubber boots!)
  • Go late in the day, or in the evening (great lighting for photos and less crowds)
  • Go on a weekday
  • Park your car and bike the Daffodils and Tulips! See great beauty, beat the traffic and get exercise at the same time!


Dramatic stormy day tulips

In addition to the fields, there are two display gardens where you pay an entrance fee and see gorgeous display gardens, Roozengaarde and Tulip Town.

If you’re not up for making your way to the Skagit Valley, you can see amazing spring flowers at Pike Place Market. Happy Spring!


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Jennie Thwing Flaming, Chief Adventure Officer: Jennie's life has been a continual quest for adventure (of the non-adrenalin inducing kind) from birth till now. Professionally, she pursues adventures in teaching, counseling and working to obliterate institutional racism for students in our region's public schools and also works as a tour and hiking guide. Previous professional adventures include working in schools in Seattle and Alaska, leading tours and managing tour guides and presenting traveling science shows and lessons with Pacific Science Center. She believes in sharing her beloved Pacific Northwest home with visitors. She likes to be outdoors and spend time with the people she loves. Jennie is born and raised in Seattle and has also lived in Alaska and the Netherlands.