For almost 40 years, Tulip Town has exploded the Skagit Valley in bright spring color with acres of tulips. Every April, the public is invited to come and experience the incredible color in person – which no photo can truly capture – and have an experience you will never forget. Whether you want a day out with the family, are looking for your own bulbs to plant or want to pop that very important question, Tulip Town in Skagit County is the place to be in April. And this year, they have some exciting new activities!

From left: Spinach Bus Ventures Managing Partner Rachael Ward-Sparwasser, CEO Kristen Keltz, Partner Donnie Keltz, and Partner Randy Howard. Photo credit: Rebecca Murray

New for 2023: Tulip Town Romance Packages

The owners of Tulip Town recognize that it’s become a place where people celebrate special occasions – such as anniversaries – or create new ones by getting engaged! Because of this, they have created special Romance Packages to help people have a unique experience they will truly never forget. The Date Night Package includes general admission for two guests, a bottle of wine, cheeseboard and access to Tulip Town after hours through sunset for a truly romantic evening. For those wanting to pop the question, they also have an Engagement Package, which includes general admission for four guests, a bottle of champagne, bouquet of fresh-cut tulips, and access after hours through sunset. Both packages are $175 and need to be ordered online.

Skagit’s Tulip Festival Perfect for Families

Since even the dog is welcome at Tulip Town, it makes for a truly fun day for the entire family. And if you’re thinking, “It’s just a field of tulips,” you’d be wrong! Tulip town has tens of thousands of tulips in over 55 varieties of tulips, a site that you won’t find anywhere else in Washington! “Each April for nearly four decades, Tulip Town has welcomed hundreds of thousands of people from across the world to witness our fields in bloom,” shares Kristen Keltz, CEO of Spinach Bus Ventures, which owns and operates Tulip Town. “As soon as visitors pass through the white ticket booth, they’ll be greeted by nearly one-hundred-thousand tulips in our newly renovated display garden.”

Check our the tulip-shaped garden with a canal running through it. It’s picture-perfect for your family photos or to just snap a photo of the stars themselves – the tulips. And be sure to shoot some video while there for a chance to win a prize. “We’re running a weekly video contest on Instagram where Tulip Town will post our top three picks from visitors’ videos submitted each week and then hold a poll where our followers will vote for the winner! Winners will receive their choice of prize between two general admission tickets for this season or next season or a Tulip Town sweatshirt!”

Experience Tulip Town at sunset with one of their romance packages, or come during the day for a fun family outing. Photo courtesy: Tulip Town

“A day at Tulip Town makes for an idyllic day on the farm for families,” adds Keltz. “In addition to the stunning tulips in our field and display gardens, we offer old-school trolley rides through the tulips (weather-dependent), a café featuring local ice cream, coffee, and treats from Skagit Landing, a retail boutique featuring artisan wares, goods, and gifts from Skagit Acres, a flower stand, and for the grown-ups, a beer and wine garden featuring hyper-local beer, wine and cider.”

You can also purchase tulips and daffodils bulbs for your own garden during your visit. They offer dozens of varieties so you can create your own rainbow! All bulbs purchased now will be ready for pick up or shipping in time for September planting for spring 2024 growing. And don’t worry if you have questions or consider yourself a “brown thumb,” Tulip Town workers can help! “Tulip Town can certainly assist in information on bulb planting or caring for your cut bouquets, find one of our amazing team members. For additional flower or gardening questions, you can visit our sister company Skagit Acres for expertise in many plant varieties,” shares Keltz.

When to Visit Tulip Town

Tulip Town is open all of April. Not sure when to visit for the best blooms? Keltz suggests checking out their Boots, Blooms & ‘Brellas daily field check reports on Tulip Town’s Facebook and Instagram. These reports note weather reports and what’s blooming. “We have once again planted early, mid, and late varieties of tulips in the field as part of our best efforts to have color throughout the month,” she adds. “Of course, Mother Nature will dictate when the blooms will be out in full force. The warmer the weather, the more color we will have on the farm. We encourage people to please check our social media sites for updates before they purchase their tickets. While some of the tulips are waiting for a little more sunshine to peak out of their winter slumber.”

Purchase tickets on the Tulip Town website.

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