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

     The Mount Vernon Downtown Association is pleased to present 
June 26-27, 2015

Featuring special events, super shopping discounts, giveaways, and more at 26 participating businesses

Girls' Weekend Getaway





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.

The next 3 rides are: June 24, ride to La Conner Brewing Company, July 8, ride to Bertelsen Winery, July 22, ride to North Sound Brewing Company. All rides leave at 5 pm from the Riverfront Plaza in Mount Vernon Downtown.



July 2, 2015
5-8 PM

 Cheryl Telford

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) is pleased to present the First Thursday Art Walk on July 2, 2015, from 5-8 pm. The featured artist for the July Art Walk is Cheryl Telford exhibiting at the Front Gallery, located at 420 Myrtle. Cheryl is an abstract expressionist artist whose work has been shown across the Northwest and in New York. Her marks exhibit life–ambiguous, gestural, startling, and confounding. Their intensity is evidenced in the juxtaposition with relationships of light and dark, temperate and strident–all elements of her expression. She immerses herself in the freedom of abstraction seeking to transcend the past, and all that is is only about the here and now.”

The Mount Vernon Downtown Association (MVDA) Art Walks include more than 15 downtown venues, each hosting work by one or more local and regional artists. On the first weekend of each month from April-October, the Mount Vernon Downtown Association participates in the Skagit Valley Art Escape, inviting out-of-area visitors to spend the weekend experiencing art activities in the Skagit Valley communities of Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Edison, and La Conner. Visitors and locals alike will be delighted with gallery art walks, art installations behind glass, and artist demonstrations encompassing a broad range of media. The Skagit Valley Art Escape is a fun, social, and creative excursion to the best in art and music in the Skagit Valley. With great restaurants, bars, galleries, and places to stay, the weekend provides many opportunities to get lost in the character of four unique waterfront communities.
The remaining First Thursday Art Walks for the 2015 season will be on 8/6, 9/3, 10/1. For more information, or to be added to the MVDA Artist Roster, please contact Cathy Stevens,, cell: (425) 321-7433, office: (360) 336-3801.
~~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 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


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!