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 Parade

  Sunday, December 6, 2015
Old Fashioned Holiday Kick-Off Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Sponsored by Santa Sponsor Skagit Publishing, Premiere Sponsor Skagit Valley Casino Resort, and additional Sponsors: Cascade Natural Gas,
Skagit Bank, Shell Puget Sound Energy, Savi Bank, Ken's Hairstyling, City of Mount Vernon, & Mount Vernon Downtown Association.

Come to historic downtown First Street for Mount Vernon’s Annual Christmas Parade, Sunday, December 6, starting at 5 pm. This year’s Honored Grand Marshall will be Gregg Davidson, CEO Skagit Regional Health. The Tree Lighting Ceremony and kids’ visits with Santa will follow shortly after the parade, around 6 pm in Pine Square. Last year’s parade was one of the largest on record with nearly 40 entrants and more than a thousand Skagit County residents cheering them on. Once again there will be a competition among the parade entries for best Holiday float. For more information, contact Cathy Stevens at (360) 336-3801 or
Free Holiday Movie “Home Alone”
Sponsored by: City of Mount Vernon, MVDA, Ken’s Hairstyling, Lincoln Theatre
Community members are invited to a FREE holiday movie, “Home Alone”, at the Lincoln Theatre. There will be two showings of the movie, before and after the parade: 2:30-4:30 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. First come, first served seating. For more information, call (360) 336-6215.

Guys Night

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present
Wednesday, December 9, 5-8 pm

Free gift wrapping, shopping assistance, in-store specials, refreshments, and gift registries for the special people in your life.






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 28, 2015.

" 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