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


Harvest Moon Festival Poster

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present
Saturday, September 19, 4:30-9 pm
On the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza
Advance Tickets $20:
$25 at the gate

Community Hang-Up

AUGUST 6, 5-8 PM

Artists of all ages will be featured on Thursday, August 6, all around Downtown Mount Vernon! The “Community Hang-Up” will celebrate our community’s talent at 307 S. 1st, and a $250 cash award will be presented to the winner of the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Peoples Bank. Artwork in a variety of media, including painting, photography, ceramics, and mixed media will be featured in this non-juried exhibit. One piece of art will be presented by each artist.
First Thursday Art Walk
The Mount Vernon Downtown Association Art Walks include more than 15 downtown venues featuring work by local and regional artists. The remaining First Thursday Art Walks for the 2015 season are September 3, and October 1.
Children’s Art Walk & Gallery Exhibit
“Every child is an artist” ~ Pablo Picasso
A Children’s Art Walk will showcase the work of artists 15 and younger with a gallery exhibit at Tri Dee Arts, 215 S. 1st, and displays at Miss May’s Creative Learning Store, 403 S. 1st, and Kids Stuff, 408 S. 1st. Merit awards will be presented in the following age categories:
3 and under, 4-6, 7-10, and 12-15.
Plein Air Paintout
Downtown Mount Vernon is hosting a second Plein Air Paint Out, Thursday, Aug 6, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Bring your paints, pencils or crayons and paint the Mount Vernon sights. This is the evening of the Mount Vernon Art Walk so there will be lots of enthusiastic art patrons downtown and new views of the river to paint. Pieces created this evening will be exhibited during the First Thursday Art Walk on September 3. There is no fee to participate. Sign in at Embellish, 223 S. 1st, across the street from the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, on the day of the Paint Out. If you have any questions or can’t be there on that day but would like to participate, contact: Tom Pickett at (360)-770-7524,
For more information, or to be added to the MVDA Artist Roster, please contact Cathy Stevens,, cell: (425) 321-7433,
office: (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 28, 2015.

" 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