Skagit Valley Highland Games

July 13 & 14, 2024 at the Skagit Valley Fairgrounds

The Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival is an annual event in Mount Vernon, WA.  Held the second full weekend each July, this Festival attracts over 10,000 people each year. We think of it as a kind of “Scottish 3-ring circus;’ with a wide range of activities for all ages.

photo by Melanie Brauner

The Skagit Valley Highland Games is part of an annual circuit of Scottish competitions held in the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. As such, the quality of performers in solo bagpiping and drumming competitions, bagpipe bands, fiddling, traditional Scottish athletics (the “heavy” events) and Scottish Highland dancing is at an extremely high level.

Attend for Free!
Want to come to the Games for FREE? Members of the Celtic Arts Foundation receive free admission to the Skagit Valley Highland Games as part of general membership benefits. A family membership is only $50.  Skip the line and get straight to the fun this July by becoming a member of the Celtic Arts Foundation today! You can also complete your membership registration at the Highland Games, and have your ticket prices credited toward membership dues.

We are pleased to welcome dogs at the Skagit Valley Highland Games. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and human companions are responsible for cleaning up after their four-legged friends. We understand that many visitors to our event really appreciate that we’re one of the very few Highland Games left that allows pets. We have made this decision at considerable expense (increased insurance) and because animals have played such a vital role in our culture over the years. Whether sheepdog herding, hunting or just providing companionship, there is a very strong bond with animals in our tradition. Please be a responsible pet owner and help us keep this an enjoyable and safe event for everyone.

Where to stay? Skagit County offers a wide variety of options for visitors, from hotels to motels to RV parks to B&Bs. Highland Games visitors save 15% on the best available rate at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Burlington–just mention the Celtic Arts Foundation or use this link.

We are pleased to provide information on lodging in Skagit county. Please contact hotels directly to make reservations. We recommend making reservations early.

Mount Vernon & Burlington

  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    360-757-7100
    Highland Games guests can save 15% on the best available rate by booking through this link.
  • Best Western PLUS Skagit Valley Inn
    360-428-5678
  • Candlewood Suites
    360-755-3300
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
    360-757-2717
  • Tulip Inn
    360-428-5969
  • Quality Inn
    360-428-7020
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    360-757-2717
  • Days Inn
    360-424-4141
  • Cocusa Motel
    360-757-6044
  • Comfort Suites
    360-255-5830
  • Motel 6
    360-899-9430
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Burlington
    360-205-9205
  • Mount Vernon RV
    1-800-385-9895 or 360-428-8787
  • Whispering Firs Bed & Breakfast
    360-428-1990
  • Pleasant Ridge Bed & Breakfast
    360-466-2444
  • Grand Willow Inn Bed & Breakfast
    360-428-5071

Anacortes

  • Anacortes Inn
    360-293-3153
  • Swinomish Casino & Lodge
    360-293-2691
  • Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn
    360-293-5177
  • Cap Sante Inn
    360-293-0602
  • Marina Inn
    360-293-1100
  • Majestic Inn & Spa
    360-299-1400
  • Fidalgo Country Inn
    360-293-3494
  • Mariner’s Rest
    360-320-7429
  • Nantucket Inn
    360-333-5282
  • Sunrise Villas & Suites (Cabins)
    360-293-8833
  • Guemes Island Resort (accessed via short ferry ride)
    360-293-6643
  • Lake Campbell Lodging
    360-293-1100
  • Fidalgo Bay Resort RV Park
    360-293-5353
  • Pioneer Trails RV Park
    360-293-5355

Bow

  • Skagit Ridge Hotel
    1-888-724-1640 or 360-724-0640
  • Skagit Valley Casino Resort
    1-877-275-2448
  • Mount Vernon Thousand Trails RV Park
    360-724-2101

La Conner

  • Heron Inn & Day Spa Bed & Breakfast
    360-399-1074
  • Katy’s Inn Bed & Breakfast
    360-466-9909
  • La Conner Channel Lodge & Country Inn
    360-466-1500
  • Wild Iris Inn
    360-466-1400
  • Benton Street Retreat
    360-708-5728
  • Estep Residences
    360-466-2116
  • Hotel Planter
    360-466-4710
  • La Conner Marina RV Resort
    360-466-3118

Sedro-Woolley

  • Skagit Motel
    360-856-6001
  • Three Rivers Inn
    360-855-2626
  • Hoehn Bend Farm
    360-466-0135