4th of July
July 4, 2018
Parade at 11:00 a.m.
BBQ & Fun in the Park Afterward
Parade line up at 10 a.m.
Entry in the parade is free. Kids are eligible to win a prize.
Enjoy a BBQ and/or bring your picnic lunch.
Music by Bare Feet and entertainment!
Everyone welcome! Join us for a small town patriotic celebration.
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Can’t wait for the Skagit Eagle Festival in January?
We can’t wait for the Skagit Eagle Festival to begin, either! And in fact, you don’t have to wait — there are activities going on right now! You can visit Rockport State Park, the US Forest Service Eagle Watcher Volunteers, and the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center during the month of December.
Rockport State Park’s Discovery Center, Fridays through Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, offers free refreshments, interactive displays, nature videos, books and crafts. Children ages 5 and up can participate in the Junior Ranger program which consists of age-appropriate opportunities (an activity booklet and a guided hike) to learn, play and protect natural spaces.
Free, guided tours depart at 11:00 am, noon, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm; Rockport State Park staff, volunteers and guest speakers will lead guests on a ½ mile, 45 minute educational walk under a dense canopy of maples and old-growth evergreens – including the 500 year old Grandmother Cedar. During the hike, the guides will discuss the ecosystems that keep forests healthy. A Discover Pass is required for entry to the park; program participation is free. parks.state.wa.us/574/Rockport
The US Forest Service Eagle Watcher Volunteers are available on weekends to assist the public’s viewing by providing tips and allowing use of their high quality spotting scopes and binoculars. The volunteers set up their outdoor base in the day use area of Howard Miller Steelhead Park. Additional sites are manned at the milepost 100 turnout and the Marblemount Fish Hatchery. The hatchery also offers self-guided tours with educational videos. Skagiteaglewatchers.wordpress.com
Howard Miller Steelhead Park also houses the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center, open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on weekends as well as weekdays for Dec 26-30. Each Saturday and Sunday, starting Dec 9, there are guided hikes along the Skagit River at 11:00 am. Guest speakers’ presentations are given on Saturdays at 1:00 pm.
Stay tuned for more Skagit Eagle Festival activity announcements!
The Skagit Eagle Festival
The Skagit Eagle Festival is a month-long celebration during eagle-watching season in Skagit County. Activities take place in Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount every full weekend in January. During December and January Visit the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park (Saturdays and Sundays) or Rockport State Park (Fridays – Sundays) for a variety of free tours, walks, and educational programs where you’ll learn not only about these majestic birds, but also about a variety of wildlife and the beautiful areas along the Skagit River where they live or return each year.
Bald eagles, among the largest birds of prey, are opportunistic meat eaters often seen in local parks and greenbelts. Their winter migration to the North Cascades provides an opportunity to observe and photograph them in groups, feeding along riverbeds or roosting in trees in numbers that only occur from December to February when they come from as far away as Alaska to feast on carcasses of salmon that spawn, then die, along the upper Skagit River. Get up close and personal with a self-guided tour of the Marblemount Fish Hatchery, a visit with a Forest Service Eagle Watcher Volunteer (at Howard Miller Steelhead Park, Milepost 100, or the Marblemount Fish Hatchery) or a-3 hour heated drift boat tour with Skagit River Guide Service (1-888-6-SKAGIT)
Special presentations during the Skagit Eagle Festival will teach you about a year in the life of an eagle, how to photograph wildlife and scenery, and much more. Each full weekend in January offers a variety of events starting off with the 5K Salmon Run/Walk at Ovenell’s Hertiage Inn on January 6. Marblemount Community Hall offers a day (Jan 13) dedicated to Native American Heritage and the Concrete Theatre offers free photography workshops. Bring your camera, dress for unpredictable winter weather, and come join us for one of the most uplifting and entertaining events of the year!
Concrete Ghost Walk 2017
Only One More Chance to enjoy the Concrete Ghost Walk
Final Tour: Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:00 p.m. at the Concrete Theatre
Tickets required in advance.
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Chamber Office, Visitor Information Center & Vehicle Licensing
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed 1:00-1:30 p.m.)
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Our office is located in the East Skagit County Resource Center
45770 Main Street in Concrete
Notary Public available most Mondays, Saturdays, or by appointment.