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


First Thursday Art Walk
October 6, 5-8 pm

The poster artist for the last Art Walk of the 2016 season is Eve McCauley-Chomiak, exhibiting at the front Gallery, 420 Myrtle. Eve is a Northwest artist living in La Conner, Washington. She is known for her study of northwest birds and strives to capture the mood of their natural habitat by incorporating the delicate elements of nature that surround them.
Stroll throughout lovely downtown Mount Vernon where 15 locations will be exhibiting original works by outstanding artists.
The MVDA hosts Art Walks on the First Thursday of each month, from April through October. For more information or to inquire about participating in future Art Walks, please email or call (360) 336-3801. 

October 6 Art Walk

First Thursday Art Walk
October 6, 5-8 pm

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is honored to welcome Frederico Busonero, presenting THE LAND THAT REMAINS, at Perry and Carlson Gallery, 508 S. 1st, during the First Thursday Art Walk on October 6, from 5-8 pm. Mr. Busonero is an Italian photographer originally commissioned by UNESCO to “document culturally significant sites in occupied Palestine with neutrality”.









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 26, 2016.

" 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