If you haven’t visited eastern Skagit County in awhile or ever, January is the month to do it! The annual Skagit Eagle Festival offers a chance to get an amazing glimpse of mother nature — eagles, of course, but also salmon, elk and other wildlife. In addition, the festival celebrates the heritage, history and joyous spirit of the people who live in these small communities.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy Native American dancing, singing and drumming, or see a special presentation about “Life in a Small Town,” or tour our local museum for a taste of the past. It’s all here in January!
Start by choosing the weekend that’s most convenient for you. Next, gather up your warm clothing, sturdy boots and waterproof outerwear (expect temperatures to be in the 30s and 40s, and don’t let a little rain scare you away!). Then, spend some time with the activity list online, and select the things you’re most interested in. A lot of what’s offered is free, others have small entry fees, most are “first-come-first-served,” so you’ll want to arrive early.
Have questions? Please contact the Concrete Chamber during the week, or stop in at the Concrete Center when you get to town. The Center is open every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is staffed with people who can point you in the right direction.
Enjoy your visit, cherish the experience of wildlife and wintertime in this remarkable part of the world.