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

New Old Time Chautauqua

Attention: Artisans & Vendors
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is seeking artisans and vendors for the Annual Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Mount Vernon on Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30, 2016,
10 am – 5 pm. This year’s event will feature Sizzling Summer Clearance prices from downtown merchants, the New Old Time Chautauqua, a Community Jumble Sale, arts & crafts vendors, children’s activities, and lots of family fun.
Join our downtown businesses during this annual event, as they showcase their wares on the sidewalks of our vibrant historic downtown. Sidewalk space rental is only $30 for two days!! Table rental for the Community Jumble Sale (garage sale/flea market) in Pine Square is $10, Saturday only.
For more information, please call (425) 321-7433, or email Applications are also available at:




Community Meeting and Social Media Workshop
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present the second in a series of three free workshops focusing on Social Media, Tuesday, June 21, at 6:15 pm at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle in downtown Mount Vernon. Community members and business owners are invited to learn how to get started using social media as a means of connecting with existing and new clients. The title of this workshop is “Where Do I Start?”, led by Melody Young, Customer Relations Director at My Biz Pro, LLC Digital Marketing. My Biz Pro, LLC is a digital marketing business based in Anacortes, Washington, which caters to entrepreneurs, professionals and small businesses. Melody has had various roles in assisting local groups with social media and content development including: Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Museum of Northwest Art, and Skagit Art Music.

Shop Local Punch Cards

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