Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
One of the earliest tulip festivals this spring takes place in the Skagit Valley, north of Seattle, Washington. Official dates for the 28th annual event are April 1-30, 2011, but of course as we Road Trips Gardeners know, the flowers arrive on their own schedule.
There’s lots more on the agenda than just tip toeing through the tulips, including a couple of runs (2 and 5 miles), bicycle jaunt, quilt show, arts festival and even a basketball tournament. (Pictured is the 2011 Tulip Festival poster by John Ebner.)
There’s a field map online to help you plan your drive among the tulips.