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



Illuminight Winter Wlak

January 29, 2015, 4-6 PM
Learn to create your own paper lantern on January 29, and take a 15-20 minute wellness walk from Tri-Dee Arts south along the Skagit Riverwalk, ending at Ristretto for hot chocolate and apple cider. Instructions and lantern creation begin at 4 pm at Tri-Dee Arts, 215 S. 1st St., followed by the walk at 5 pm. The Illuminight Winter Walk is a free community event presented by the Mount Vernon Downtown Association in conjunction with Mayor Boudreau’s Winter Wellness Week. For more information contact Cathy Stevens, Mount Vernon Downtown Association, (425) 321-7433, Mount Vernon Downtown - It’s Happening!"
Two Luminary Workshops will be presented in the Tri-Dee Arts classroom by Richelle Potter, prior to the event. Workshop participants are encouraged to join the Illuminight Winter Walk.
First Workshop
Wed. Jan. 14: 6-8 pm, First introduction, instruction, & classroom schedule
Fri-Sun 16, 17, 18: Open Classroom with instructor present
Second Workshop
Wed. Jan. 21: 6-8 pm, First introduction, instruction, & classroom schedule
Fri-Sun 23, 24, 25: Open Classroom with Instructor present
For more information about the luminary workshops, please contact Tri-Dee Arts at
(360) 336-6131,


Chad Lindberg
2014 Christmas Parade Grand Marshall Chad Lindberg





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!