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

September 7 Art Walk

First Thursday Art Walk
September 7, 2017

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) will present the First Thursday Art Walk on September 7, 2017, 5-8 pm. This will be the final Art Walk of the 2017 season. Poster artist Cathy Stevens will exhibit documentary photographs at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, in her show Through My Viewfinder, A 40 Year Collection Showcasing The Heart of Mount Vernon.

Local and regionally renowned artists will be exhibiting at 12 downtown locations during the First Thursday Art Walk. Artists include Roxanne Grinstad, Tom Pickett, Lisa Dills, Ben Mann, Ron King, Shawn Pagels, Claudia Isham, Gwen Rynveld, Gene Jaress, Karen Neugebauer, Suzanne Perlmutter, Carol Ann Anderson, Deanne Learmonth, Sherry Shipley and Logan Fox. Perry and Carlson will present a group show by Skagit Women Print, titled Resist. Forté Chocolates will launch the next Kid Works Bar contest, where students in elementary or middle schools in Whatcom and Skagit Counties are invited to create their own chocolate bar wrapper. The winner will be selected in October and $1 from every Kid Works Bar sold will be donated to the winner’s school. Bring your little artist with you as there will be entry forms and art supplies available for your child to create their masterpiece!

Download Art Walk Map here.