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


So grateful that no one was injured or worse in the May 21, fire downtown. Yet, deeply saddened to see the loss of dreams represented by this scene. Our amazing fire and EMS services are superheroes and to be thanked repeatedly for preventing this tragedy from spreading further. If you see any of our local firemen, policemen, EMS and Red Cross volunteers, Citizens on Proactive Patrol and the many others who worked tirelessly to save our downtown throughout the night, please tell them they are appreciated!


Downtown Fire May 2015



Ske Bikes Skagit

She Bikes Skagit is a social approach to cycling, in that it's destination-driven rather than competitively cycle-driven. We'll be leading bike rides starting and ending in downtown, but anyone can join us at the destination by whatever means they wish. For good conversations at unique locations, join She Bikes Skagit for twice montly rides.




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!