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

Christmas Thank You Sponsors


Old Fashioned Holiday Kick-Off Mount Vernon

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is pleased to announce these Holiday Happenings:

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Free Holiday Movie “The Santa Clause”
Sponsored by: City of Mount Vernon, MVDA, Ken’s Hairstyling, Lincoln Theatre
Community members are invited to a FREE holiday movie, “The Santa Clause”, at the Lincoln Theatre. First come, first served seating.

Breakfast With Santa At Hillcrest Lodge
1717 S. 13th Street, Mount Vernon
8:00-11:00 am, $5 at the door
For more information contact Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation at (360) 336-6215

Children’s Shopping Extravaganza
1717 S. 13th Street Mount Vernon
Hillcrest Skylight Room
8:30 am-1:30 pm
All items under $5
 For more information contact Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation at (360) 336-6215

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Presenting Sponsor: PSE, Santa Sponsors: The Skagit Casino Resort and Hometown Pharmacy; Additional Sponsors: Skagit Publishing,
Cascade Natural Gas, Skagit Bank, Fortiphi Insurance, Savi Bank, Wycoff Insurance, City of Mount Vernon
Come to historic downtown First Street for Mount Vernon’s Annual Christmas Parade, Sunday, December 4, starting at 5 pm. This year’s Honored Grand Marshal will be Retired Skagit County Superior Court Judge John Meyer. The Tree Lighting Ceremony and kids’ visits with Santa will follow shortly after the parade, around 6 pm in Pine Square. For more information, contact the Mount Vernon Downtown Association at (360) 336-3801 or




A Christmas Story - The Musical, Theatre Arts Guild

A Christmas Story, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!,” “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t. 



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