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


First Thursday Art Walk June 2, 5-8 pm

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is pleased to present the first Thursday art walk on June 2, 5-8 pm. Stroll throughout lovely downtown Mount Vernon where 18 locations will be exhibiting original works by outstanding artists. The featured artist at the Front Gallery is Peter Belknap, a true northwest native. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University, majoring in bronze casting and painting. Peter has been an exhibiting sculptor and painter for more than 40 years.
The June 2 Art Walk will also feature the following artists: Paul Blum at Tri Dee Arts, Cassie Pugh at Skagit Valley Food Coop, Catherine Kerwick at Embellish, Chuckanut District Garden Club juried exhibit at 306 S. 1st, “Summer in Skagit”, Judith McCarthy at Strauss Jewelers, Stephanie Bleven at Miss May’s Creative Learning Store, Ben Mann, Margaret Horak and Andy Porter at Ristretto Coffee Lounge and Wine Bar, Sherry Greenleaf and The Speckled Hen at Gretchens, Maggi Mason at House of Style Boutique & Salon, Gene Jaress at Pacific Northwest Martial Arts Academy, Ruthie Manier at the Tattered Page Bookstore, Jay Bowen at Bare Boutique,  "Crearte - Latin American Art exhibit" closing reception at CCS Farmworker Center, Karen Neugebauer at Forte Chocolates, Nell Burns at Wildfibers, Bill Ball at the Lincoln Theatre, and Roger Small at Skagit Running Company.

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts Art Walks on the First Thursday of each month, from April through October. The remaining dates for 2016 Art Walks are: 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, and 10/6. For more information or to inquire about participating in future Art Walks, please email or call (360) 336-3801.



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