Tulip Festival retro

Published April 2, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

It was Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 1985, when hot air balloons filled the sky near the Skagit River and downtown Mount Vernon. Meanwhile, Roozengaarde began to attract crowds — crowds that have never stopped growing. Today the Festival is celebrated during the entire month of April.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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