April Events in Anacortes

April Events

Spring is the perfect time to experience Anacortes, Washington! Among other local treasures, Skagit County is the home of the Skagit Tulip Festival which offers fun events and beautiful scenery for all ages.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (Skagit County- various venues)
April 1st through 30th

Acres of blooming tulip fields, concerts, seafood, self-guided bicycle tours, art shows, and more.

Burlington Downtown Artwalk (Burlington)
April 1st through 30th

Local art will be displayed in beautiful downtown Burlington.

Spring Garage Sale: Antiques & More (Mount Vernon)
April 8th-9th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$3 per person
$3 onsite parking

Join more than 140 vendors at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon and search for antiques while listening to live music and enjoying food from local vendors.

Anacortes Spring Wine Festival
April 9th
Noon – 5:00 PM

Taste your way through local wineries and restaurants.

Tulip Frolic and Parade (La Conner)
April 9th
2:00 PM

Farm animals, clowns, bands, mascots, and fun for the whole family!

Tulip Festival Street Fair (Mount Vernon)
April 15th-17th
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Art in Bloom (Anacortes)
April 15th though 23rd

Works from regional artists will be displayed at the Anacortes Arts Festival’s off-season show to take place at the Depot Arts Center. The show will feature painting, photography, sculpture, and fine crafts.

These are great events that demonstrate the true community feeling of Anacortes and Skagit County as a whole. If you are considering moving to the area, these events are sure to entice you to embrace the beautiful Pacific Northwest lifestyle.

Home of the Week: A Gardener’s Delight!

A huge front yard means creative space for wonderful Pacific Northwest landscaping.

16905 View Lane La Conner, WA 98257 is a one-of-a-kind home fully equipped with a large garden, views of Skagit Bay and Hope Island, as well as a spacious mother-in-law style apartment on the lower level. If you like to entertain, then this house is for you! With two separate decks and a large open space plan, there is plenty of room for parties. Extra storage space means organizing and cleaning will be a simple task! Built in 1986, this three bedroom and three bath has tons of character with a unique fireplace in the main living area.

This wood-burning stove makes a great centerpiece for the main living room!

View Lane is just a short distance from La Conner, a quaint town known for being Skagit County’s oldest community! La Conner is stuffed with artists, fishermen, Native Tribes and many more creative people, this means that events are held year round in this close-knit community. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Though winter is upon us, it’s never too early to start planning next year’s garden. In fact, the earlier you plan, the better! The backyard has southern exposure which gives it optimal sunlight. Your squash, beans, melons, and flowers will flourish.

This house won’t stay on the market for long, so be sure to come visit it today.

Have you considered moving lately? This part of Washington may get rain in the winter but one thing we don’t worry about is shoveling snow! For more information on why winter can be the best season to buy, click here.

How amazing is this backyard?

If you are looking into buying a new home, contact Jean Groesbeck and her team at 360-941-3734 or email Jean at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

December Events in Anacortes

Can you believe December is already here?

Jingles & Santa ! Happy Holidays from Anacortes Living!

December is my favorite month of the year because it is the best time to buy a new home and spread the holiday cheer! December comes with so many exciting local events! It’s a great time of year to bring the community together and meet new people.

That being said— you will not want to miss any of the lovely local events going on throughout December in Anacortes, WA.

December 4th we had our annual tree lighting ceremony officially kicking off this lovely holiday season. If you missed this, don’t worry many more events are soon to come!

December 6th, Anacortes school district is putting on a gingerbread house contest. Guests can join the festivities with crafts and snacks for sale and children are welcome to join in on the gingerbread house fun.

December 11th-12th, Wonderland Walk is being held at Washington Park. Take a walk through the festively lit park created and inspired by different local groups.

December 16th brings another must see.The 5th annual Celtic Christmas celebration! Watch the Seattle Irish Dance company along with several different live bands.

The Jingle Bell Dash will be held December 19th this year, make sure to bring your kids! Santa will be waiting at the finish line.

Finally, Habitat for Humanity is looking for Christmas volunteers to help with constructing houses during this holiday season.

Christmas is such a busy time of year! I know I have been rushing around decorating the house, preparing for visitors and finding the perfect presents for my loved ones!

With all the excitement sometimes safety and the idea that this time can pose any threats can be put off. Here are some tips to help keep your home happy and fire-safe this season. Don’t forget your pets! We have some great pet information for keeping your furry friends safe during the winter season.

From the farmers markets and boating activities in the summertime to the holiday festivals, Anacortes is an amazing place to live. These events help make a close community that is wonderfully inviting and friendly. Don’t miss out on your chance to live in a place you’ll love!

Never heard of Anacortes? Well, if you’ve ever considered Washington, Anacortes is a great place to start your search!

See what Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC. can do for you at how we can help.

Call us today for a free consultation. Let us show you how our 5 Star Real Estate Services can make a difference in buying or selling a home.

Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or 360-941-3734

809 7th Street Anacortes, WA - (360)941-3734

Gorgeous View Home in La Conner, WA – Skagit County

16893 View Lane- La Conner, WA 98257

Are you in search of a home in Skagit County with a peaceful neighborhood and a large lot? Look no further! Come see this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in La Conner, WA!

Enjoy spectacular views of the San Juan Islands, Skagit Bay, and the Olympic Mountains from the comfort of your front porch.

View from Front Porch

This home has been updated with new carpet & new paint. A covered front porch and a romantic gazebo will guarantee first row seats to spectacular sunset views. The community amenities include beach access, tennis courts, and a boat launch where you can fish, crab, or beach comb every day!

Great location only one hour away from Seattle, thirty minutes to NAS in Whidbey Island , and a short drive to Anacortes, WA!

La Conner is a remarkable place to live with diverse communities, cultural and agricultural attractions. There are many reasons why La Conner is a historic tourist attraction, it is a special place to visit or live!

If you would like more information about this beautiful view home in Skagit County, please call Jean Groesbeck at (360)941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Are you ready to buy a new home in Anacortes, WA or Skagit County? Have you talked to a lender first? There are several reasons why the first step to the home buying process is speaking with a lender first! CLICK HERE to learn more!

809 7th Street- Anacortes, WA 360-941-3734

Beautiful La Conner View Home

16735 Chilberg Avenue  La Conner

Enjoy stunning sunsets over Skagit Bay & the Islands on one of your decks from this remodeled move-in ready 4 bedroom home!

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Minutes to historic La Conner & Shelter Bay & a half hour to Everett, this exceptional .39± acre oasis has lots of garden space, sport court, garden shed & and beautiful trees. A like-new home with bamboo floors, radiant heat, new kitchen/baths, luxurious carpet & 2676± sf open floor plan for flexible living with the latest in design features. Oversized garages have lots of room for shops.

For more information on La Conner real estate or homes/lots for sale in La Conner, please visit LaConnerLiving.com, or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

La Conner Gardening Workshops!

Having issues with your garden?  Perhaps your green thumb needs a bit more greenery?

This June, stop by one of Skagit County’s best – Christianson’s Nursery in La Conner!

Christianson’s Nursery will be holding gardening workshops on June 10, 16, 23 and 30. There will be many different gardening topics discussed so be sure to stop by for some great gardening advice.  Contact 360-466-3821 for prices and registration information.

If you are wondering what your La Conner home is worth in today’s La Conner real estate market,  visit our website and fill out this brief form! For more information on La Conner real estate and homes for sale in La Conner, visit ShoreviewEstates.info.

20th Annual Cascade Classic Rally and Tour

The 20th Annual Cascade Classic Rally & Tour –  La Conner
Thursday, June 7 – Saturday, June 10

Based at the LaConner Country Inn, the Cascade Rally  (previously called the Classic Motorcar Rally) will feature both historic and modern car classes in competition for lowest score in Time/Speed/Distance Rally format, as well as a more relaxed touring category.

Both the Rally and the Tour will travel over 400 miles of paved scenic back-roads through Skagit County and  Island County. The Rally and Tour will make short stops to enjoy local Skagit County communities and special car collections.

LaConner residents and visitors are can view the cars and talk with the teams Friday and Saturday, from 8 – 9 am and 5 – 6 pm, and Sunday from 8 – 11am!

For information on La Conner real estate and homes for sale through out  La Conner, visit our home webpage.  If you are wondering what your La Conner home is worth in today’s La Conner real estate market, please visit our website and fill out this brief form!

Shelter Bay Custom Home

Welcome to 879 Shoshone Drive, La Conner

Enjoy luxurious living in this magnificent Shelter Bay custom home with every detail carefully thought out and executed to perfection

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Sophisticated architecture brilliantly captures light & creates grand spaces for entertaining as well as intimacy for those quiet evenings at home. The excellent 50’± dock was offset to allow an unobstructed expansive view. The sumptuous master bath rivals the most elegant spa, and the 1000’± of garage space easily accommodates 4 cars. Just viewing this 2,767’± home is a treat! $649,000

879 Shoshone Drive, La Conner

Driving Directions:  From Anacortes, Hwy 20 East, Turn right onto Reservation Road, Continue onto Pioneer Parkway, Turn right onto Shelter Bay Drive, Turn left on Shoshone Drive.

If you are interested in this property, and would like more information on other homes for sale in Skagit County, contact Jean Groesbeck (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

Open House in Shelter Bay !

Open House in Shelter Bay!
Saturday, October 22nd 12-3 p.m.

Welcome to 802 Shoshone Drive, La Conner!


Enjoy the most spectacular view in Shelter Bay! This immaculate/remodeled one level home has an expansive view of the yacht traffic coming in and out of the marina and Channel, and also of The Rainbow Bridge. New carpets, freshly painted in and out, sink, countertops, refrigerator, 6 burner stove, 2 ovens, warming drawer, and refinished hardwood floor. Hot tub with new cover, fenced yard, – MOVE IN READY! Shelter Bay has par 3 golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, private beach & marina!

Driving Directions: From Anacortes take Highway 20 East, turn right on Reservation Road, Continue onto Pioneer Parkway, Turn right onto Shelter Bay Drive, turn left on Shoshone Drive and the home will be on the left!

For more information on this property please call Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@ColdwellBanker.com

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