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 was on November 29, 2014.

" 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


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


You Never Get A Second Chance to Make A First Impression
So what is the first impression that people have of your business? What message do you want to get across? Seanette Corkill is returning to Mount Vernon with her vast experience in assisting businesses with the visual communication of display. She will educate business owners about the importance of attractive and appropriate window displays, the science behind the art of great windows, and she'll share ideas for affordable and clever themes. She is also available for private consultations on a limited basis. Email:, phone: (360) 336-3801.






First & Fashion

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
5-7 PM

 The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present First & Fashion in conjunction with Skagit Fashion Week. On Tuesday, March 10, from 5-7 pm, boutique clothing and salon venues on South First Street will pair up to showcase their products and services on live models in their establishments. Discover trending styles, sophisticated career wear, and elegant evening attire, paired with fashion forward salon services, all available in Mount Vernon Downtown. Top off the evening with appetizer/cocktail specials at your favorite downtown eateries.
First & Fashion participating businesses include:

Skagit Running Company, 724 S. 1st, partnering with
Hair & Body Mechanix, 412 S. 1st
Bare Boutique, 602 S. 1st
House of Style, 510 S. 1st
Trumpeter Public House, 416 Myrtle
Empire Ale House, 314 W. Gates
The Porterhouse, 416, W. Gates,
Cinderella’s Secret, 221 s. 1st, partnering with Genesis Salon & Spa, 302 S. 1st and Northwest Hair Academy, 615 S. 1st
Embellish, 223 S. 1st, partnering with Per Dona Salon, 601 S. 1st
The Loft Salon & Boutique, 110B, N. 1st

After Party at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle, Mount Vernon, 7:00-8:30 pm.
For more information, contact Cathy Stevens,

For more information about En Vogue Runway Show, contact: Friendship House

For more information about MoNA Style, contact the Museum of NW Art

Skagit Fashion Week




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!