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Mount Vernon was named after George Washington's plantation; the town was founded on his birthday in 1877.

Mount Vernon is best known for its daffodils and tulips - which, in the spring, are everywhere you look. West of Mount Vernon is one of the nation's largest commercial bulb growing regions. Daffodils bloom from mid-March to early April and tulips during the first half of April and irises in early May. Mount Vernon is the county seat, and largest city of Skagit County near Interstate 5.

There is also a Mount Vernon, Indiana.

McMillan Brothers Auction Gallery | Roozengaarde | West Shore Acres |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Colonial Manor B & B | The Parsonage on Pleasant Ridge | The White Swan Guest House | Whispering Firs Bed & Breakfast | Affiliated Health Services |
City Parks Departments Mt. Vernon Parks & Recreation |
Washington State Parks Bay View State Park |

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12/16 Coming to The area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.