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 will be November 29, 2014.


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

  Pacific Northwest Art Blender                                               

 Pacific Northwest Art Blender
November 13-30, 2014

The Art in the Alleys committee of the Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present “Pacific Northwest Art Blender”, at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, Mount Vernon, November 13, 5-8 pm. The fine art exhibit showcases a unique blend of cultures, artists, and their creativity, featuring modern abstract, realism, psychedelic, and other forms of art through a variety of media. Artist, Feliks Kaparchuck wrote: “We all agreed to do this group show because it brings family and friends closer together. Also, it allows us to build our portfolios as artists, to get inspired, and to have a great time!”


Holiday Happenings in Mount Vernon Downtown

Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Presented by Heritage Bank & Skagit Valley Casino Resort, with Santa Sponsor Skagit Publishing, and Additional Sponsors: Cascade Natural Gas, Skagit Bank, & Business Bank

Enjoy this festive annual event. Fun for the whole family. The parade and tree lighting will create memories to last a lifetime. Come to historic downtown First Street for Mount Vernon’s annual Christmas Parade, starting at 5 pm on Sunday, December 7. Click here for Christmas Parade Application. The application deadline has been extended, so please apply now!

This year’s Honored Grand Marshall will be actor Chad Lindberg, “October Sky. The Tree Lighting Ceremony and kids’ visits with Santa will follow shortly after the parade, around 6 pm in Pine Square. Prior to the parade, a meet & greet and book signing with Chad Lindberg, a former Mount Vernon resident, will take place at 3:30 pm, at the Tattered Page Bookstore, 514 S. 1st St. The book signing will be a benefit for the Mount Vernon Public Library Foundation. For more information, contact Cathy Stevens at
(425) 321-7433,

Theatre Arts Guild Presents "White Christmas"
December 5-7
A special family matinee of “White Christmas” will be presented on Sunday, December 7, at 2 pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. 1st St. Buy 3 tickets and get one free. For more information, contact the Lincoln Theatre, (360) 336-8955.

Free Holiday Movie “Polar Express”
 Saturday, December 6, 2014
Sponsored by Ken’s Hairstyling & Mount Vernon Downtown Association

Community members are invited to a FREE showing of “Polar Express”, 3 pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon. Free golden tickets will be provided for a fun, holiday drawing. For more information call, (360) 336-6211.

Chad Lindberg
Christmas Parade Grand Marshall Chad Lindberg




Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5-8 pm

Downtown Mount Vernon merchants have partnered to create a fun laid back holiday shopping experience for guys in Mount Vernon Downtown, our second annual Guys Night event. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, from 5-8pm (as a reoccurring event, please mark your future calendars for the second Wednesday in December). We will be creating a relaxed shopping event in our stores including free gift wrap, shopping assistance, in-store specials and guy-themed snacks and refreshments. For more information, contact Janey Dodge, Pave` Jewelry & Design, or phone 360-588-4383.

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!