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



Harvest Moon Festival

Harvest Moon Festival
Cider, Brews, & Blues
Saturday, September 10, 4:30-9:30 pm


The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is excited to present the 2nd annual Harvest Moon Festival: Cider, Brews, & Blues on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 4:30-9:30 pm. Envisioned as a community celebration of the fall harvest season, our signature fall event will be staged on the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza, following the Farmers Market in downtown Mount Vernon. This year’s theme will feature the bounty of our orchards and grain fields with local cideries and breweries sharing their wares, accompanied by award-winning blues bands. The MVDA is excited to showcase performances by the Lloyd JonesBand, Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives, and Nick Vigarino’s Back Porch Stomp. Bring your dancing shoes and lawn chairs to the Harvest Moon Festival: Cider, Brews & Blues! Advance tickets are $20 per person at Same-day tickets will be $25 at the gate. Must be 21 or older to attend.
The Harvest Moon Festival is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association, KISM Radio, Hair & Body Mechanix and Skagit Valley Food Co-op. For more information,, or call (360) 336-3801.






September Art Walk

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is pleased to present the First Thursday Art Walk on September 1, 5-8 pm. Stroll throughout lovely downtown Mount Vernon where 17 locations will be exhibiting original works by outstanding artists. The featured artist at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, is visual artist David C. Kane. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Kane has shown his paintings, drawings and prints in area galleries for over 25 years.  He was educated at the University of Washington, most notably under Jacob Lawrence and Michael Spafford.  At the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, he invented that organization's longest-running fundraising event, "They Shoot Painters, Don't They," a 24-hour painting marathon and auction, and curated "They Came Here First," a show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first sighting of flying saucers over Mt Rainier in 1947.  In 2007, he was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle curated by Robin Held. He founded the Eidelauer Picture Club in 2009.
The remaining artists for the September 1 Art Walk are: Sabrina Bailey, Marie Claire-Dole, Tom Pickett, Pam Headridge, Ben Mann, Trina Carlson, The Speckled Hen, Carol Bryant, Gene Jaress, Denise Jackson, Melanie Huckins, Bob Abrams, Gerald Johnson, Bob Patterson, Patty and Sarah Detzer with Casa San Jose students Eber Rivera, Alexis Rivera, Janee Gonzalez; Karen Neugebauer, Suzanne Perlmutter, Karen Bakke, and Trish Harding. Trish, who was selected as the 2017 Tulip Festival Poster Artist, will be displaying other artwork from her portfolio. Also on view will be The Big Chinook luminary, installation behind glass, Community Art and Salmon Nature, created by Skagit children and families with Teaching Artist Richelle Potter, sponsored by Skagit Watershed Council, Tri Dee Arts and the City of Mount Vernon.
The MVDA hosts Art Walks on the First Thursday of each month, from April through October. The final Art Walk for 2016 will take place on 10/6. For more information or to inquire about participating in future Art Walks, please email or call (360) 336-3801.



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