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!!

~~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 was on November 29, 2014.

" 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


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

Clean Sweep

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) invites you to join us in May (date to be determined) 10:00 a.m. to approximately noon, for Clean Sweep, a community cleanup event focusing on the alley between First Street and Main in downtown Mount Vernon. We'll meet in the parking lot at Main and Montgomery to clean the alley from Montgomery to Pine. Volunteers will be serenaded by the Stilly River Band. Tools and a complimentary lunch will be provided for volunteers; bring your own gloves. The MVDA presents Clean Sweep events twice yearly, during spring and fall. For more information, please contact:, or call 360.336.3801.





April 2 Art Walk



The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present the next First Thursday Art Walk on April 2, 2015, 5 – 8 pm, as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape. On the first weekend of each month from April-October, the Skagit Valley Art Escape invites out-of-area visitors to spend the weekend experiencing art activities in the Skagit Valley communities of Anacortes, Edison, La Conner, and Mount Vernon. Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with gallery art walks, music performances, and artist demonstrations encompassing a broad range of media. Enjoy original art by local and regional artists, wine, chocolates, dinner and more at 16 locations in Mount Vernon downtown.
Poster artist for the April 2, Art Walk is Dee Doyle, representing the Skagit Artists together Art Bash at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle. Skagit Artists Together (SAT) is a growing group of dedicated and diverse artists who work in a variety of mediums. SAT was founded in 2003, and has grown steadily to become a significant resource for visual artists and the arts in our community. SAT offers a regular stream of "Calls to Artists," so artists and the community are aware of upcoming shows, show opportunities, and art news. Skagit Artists Together members will host the Mount Vernon Art Bash at the Front Gallery, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, April 3-26, 11 am-5 pm.
Mount Vernon art walks: First Thursdays from 5 – 8:00 pm (4/2, 5/7, 6/4, 7/2, 8/6, 9/3, 10/1)
Anacortes art walks: First Fridays from 6 – 9 pm
Edison and La Conner art walks: First Saturdays from 5 – 8 pm
Tulip festival Street Fair
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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!