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

October Art Walk Poster
October 1, 2015
5-8 PM

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) presents the First Thursday Art Walk on October 1, featuring artist Jennifer Bowman at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle. Jennifer is an award winning Puget Sound artist who has been exhibiting professionally for 25 years. You can find her work in private, public, and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally. During her career, she has moved from watercolors to acrylics and is occasionally experimenting in oils. Most of her work can be described as bright, bold and exciting to experience. As a teacher, she has inspired hundreds of students with her enthusiasm and kinetic energy.
The MVDA is also pleased to welcome the Chuckanut District Garden Clubs presenting a juried flower show with the theme “Let The Celebrations Begin!” at 307 S. 1st. The First Thursday Art Walks in Mount Vernon include more than 20 downtown venues, each hosting work by one or more local and regional artists.






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