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

Sidewalk Sale

Sidewalk Sale Map
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present the annual Sidewalk Sale on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29. 2017, from 10 am-5 pm. Downtown merchants will feature deep discount clearance prices, accompanied by arts & crafts vendors on the sidewalks, children’s activities, street performers and lots of family fun.

FREE Special Events offered on Saturday, July 29, include a community art project at Tri Dee Arts, kids’ art activities at Miss May’s Creative Learning Store, Make and Take your own bead bracelet at PAVÉ Jewelry & Design, and Pacific Northwest Martial Arts Academy will offer a Free Self-Defense Empower Hour Workshop from 1-2 pm. The Rick Epting Foundation For the Arts will once again sponsor musicians from 12-4 pm on Saturday and Cubasere Dance will present their popular Cuban Salsa demonstration in Pine Square at noon. The Skagit Valley Food Co-op will join in the fun with free in-store makeovers during the Sidewalk Sale.

Join our downtown businesses as they showcase their wares on the sidewalks of our vibrant historic downtown. For more information contact the Mount Vernon Downtown Association at (360) 336-3801, or email Download a Sidewalk Sale map here.


First Thursday Art Walk August
Show off your art! All artists, ages 16 and older, are invited to submit one work of art for the 4th annual
“Community Hang-Up” gallery exhibit at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, as part of the Downtown Mount Vernon First Thursday Art Walk on August 3. The “Community Hang-Up” will celebrate our community’s talent, and a $250 cash award will be presented by Peoples Bank to the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Art media accepted include painting, drawing, sculpture and glass (provide display pedestal), fiber, prints, photography, ceramics, and mixed media. Work should not exceed 36” in any direction including mat and frame, and should be professionally presented, ready for hanging. This non-juried exhibit is limited to the first 35 participants on a first come, first served basis. There will be a $20 entry fee per person. All art accepted will remain at the gallery for the month of August. Artists may also submit a bio, on an 8 ½ X 11 sheet of paper, which will be made available to the viewing public.

Drop off art: Monday, July 31, 2017, 4:30-5:30 pm at The Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, Mount Vernon, WA.

Click here for application form.