Downtown Mount Vernon


Welcome to Downtown
Mount Vernon

Downtown Mount Vernon is one of those gems you don’t see so often anymore. The city was established in 1889 and is the hub of Skagit County. In the downtown core, you’ll find charming old buildings with a few newer ones mixed in. Mount Vernon is part of the National Trust Main Street Program. This status helps the downtown enhance and maintain its unique charm.

You’ll find all kinds of shopping, restaurants and service businesses in downtown Mount Vernon. The variety of shops and dining will suit just about everyone.

Help Keep Your Neighbors working! We encourage you to shop and dine locally!!


Help Downtown with your B&O Tax

Click here to learn how B&O (Business & Occupation) tax helps the Mount Vernon Downtown Association Main Street Program.

Upcoming Events

Tulip Festival Street Fair Poster

Save the Dates!
33rd Annual Tulip Festival Street Fair
April 21-23, 2017



MVDA Quaqrterly Meeting March 21
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association invites you to celebrate with us on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 6:15 pm at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, Mount Vernon.

Ten years ago, downtown Mount Vernon was struggling with empty storefronts and waning community involvement, when a group of merchants set out to explore some solutions, including the Main Street program.* Having been accepted into that program, and with on-going hard work and vision, downtown Mount Vernon has seen a remarkable infusion of energy and cultural growth. In collaboration with key partners including the City of Mount Vernon, Chamber of Commerce and others, community ties have been strengthened and a wave of new businesses have opened.
Please join us as we kick off another year of building and serving our community with monthly art walks, weekly concerts and dancing on the Riverwalk Plaza, the Farmers Market and other Family Fun events. While we celebrate our accomplishments, we also look toward the future and what we can accomplish together in the next ten years.
*Mount Vernon is a certified Main Street Community, and maintains both State and National accredidation.
For more information, please contact Ellen Gamson,





Have an event going on downtown? Email us the details at We will get it on our events scroller, our Facebook, and if you have a poster for the event, we may just include that too! 

~~Small Business Saturday~~
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association encourages you to support your friends and neighbors during the holiday season by shopping for your loved ones at our independently-owned small businesses FIRST! Brick and mortar businesses support our local economy by providing local jobs and sales tax revenue, while contributing to the unique, friendly small town feel of our community. Small Business Saturday is on November 26, 2016.

" We were Super Busy and we doubled our sales over last year's event! We received a lot of positive comments about how festive the environment was. THANKS DOWNTOWN! Summer Houlihan, Tri Dee Arts