Tulip season kicks off in Skagit Valley

It’s that time of year again, the start of spring, leading us to the opening day of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Despite the recent harsh weather, organizers believe this year could be the best bloom year they have ever had.

Millions of tulips line the field at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, bringing smiles and joy to everyone who comes out to see them.

“We love to put the festival into festival,” said Tulip Town partner Andrew Miller. “Tulip Town becomes a little town and so we put on a party and it’s on a farm and we’re so excited to invite all our friends over to really celebrate spring.”

Over 60 varieties of tulips are on display and this year they’re welcoming one of their newer additions – Garden Rosalyn.

“The is only the second year of operation,” said executive director Cindy Verge. “You get to see something new from the ground up.”

Garden Rosalyn features a human-made pond complete with ducks and geese.

The farm has been in the Roozen family for three generations. Starting with just five acres, it has grown to over 300 acres filled with blooms all month long.

If you’re planning to make a trip to the tulip festival, organizers recommend to definitely find yourself some time and leave early.

If you want to avoid the largest crowds, come on a weekday instead of a weekend.