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 4 Art Walk PosterFIRST THURSDAY ART WALK
September 4, 2014
5-8 PM

On the first weekend of each month from April-October, the Skagit Valley Art Escape invites out-of-area visitors to spend the weekend experiencing art activities in the Skagit Valley communities of Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Edison, and La Conner. Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with gallery art walks, music performances, and artist demonstrations encompassing a broad range of media. The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) Art Walks include more than 15 downtown venues featuring work by local and regional artists. During September, the MVDA is pleased to present a group show by the Skagit Valley Weavers’ Guild (SVWG) at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle. The SVWG “continues to promote skills in hand-weaving and fiber arts through education, sharing and community awareness”. 
The Skagit Valley Art Escape is a fun, social, and creative excursion to the best in art and music of the Skagit Valley. With great restaurants, bars, galleries, and places to stay, the weekend provides many opportunities to get lost in the character of four unique waterfront communities.
The final Mount Vernon Art Walk for the 2014 season will be on October 2. For more information, please contact Cathy Stevens,, cell: (425) 321-7433, office: (360) 336-3801.


Ladies' Night Out

Ladies’ Night Out
Thursday, Nov. 6, 10 am-8 pm
Enjoy cooking demos, a fashion show, and fabulous coupon discounts at participating businesses. Shop all day until 8 pm and remember to sign the gift registries to help your special someone shop for you! Gift bags containing lovely surprises as well as valuable coupons may be purchased in downtown businesses in early October. Look for the pink bags in the windows. For more information, contact Cathy Stevens: cell (425) 321-7433 or main office (360) 336-3801,  Mount Vernon Downtown, It’s Happening!



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 will be November 29, 2014.