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


Illuminight Winter Walk

Illuminight Winter Walk
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Create Paper Lanterns Starting at 4 PM
Walk Begins at 5:30 PM
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association, Tri-Dee Arts, the City of Mount Vernon, Illuminated Wildlife and Skagit Watershed Council are pleased to present the third Illuminight Winter Walk on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 5:30 pm. Come to Tri-Dee Arts, 215 S. 1st St, starting at
4 pm and make a paper lantern luminary. Then, take a 20 minute wellness walk from Tri-Dee Arts along the Skagit Riverwalk. The Illuminight Winter Walk is a free family fun event for all ages, in conjunction with Mayor Boudreau’s Winter Wellness Week.
Take Your Best Shot! The event planners are also presenting a photo contest for images taken during the event. Winning photographs will be posted on the websites and Facebook pages of sponsor organizations. Tri-Dee Arts will also provide $20 gift certificates to the winners.
For more information about the Illuminight Winter Walk, contact Cathy Stevens, Mount Vernon Downtown Association, (360) 336-3801, Mount Vernon Downtown - It’s Happening!


"Capture the Magic". 

Bring your cameras and come down to the back parking lot of Tri Dee Arts on Jan 26, 5:00pm. Walk in the procession and photgraph the event. Parade ends at Pine Square with excellent photo opportunites.  Submit your photo to: There is no age limit. Deadline is Feb.2, 2017. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.
Call Tri Dee Arts with questions (360) 336-6131.





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