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Explore, Family Time in Wenatchee, Tourism

Five Favorite Winter Activities

Five Favorite Winter Activities The recreational opportunities in the Wenatchee Valley are so extensive that it’s sometimes tough to decide what activity to pursue on any given day. What a great problem to have, right? If I’m looking for something new to try or somewhere new to explore, I head to the guidebooks on the WenatcheeOutdoors website. There, I can do some quick searches sorting by activity, rough location, and…

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Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Cabernet Sauvignon king of Washington Wine

The king of Washington wine is, unabashedly, Cabernet Sauvignon. The state’s most famous wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, and now it’s the state’s most-planted variety and annually the biggest crop. Last year along, winemakers brought in more than 70,000 tons of Cab grapes alone. That’s more than every single grape combined in the state as recently as 2008. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, of course, is driving new plantings each year and alone bottles…

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Community, Explore, Tourism

365 Things To Do In NCW

This year we kicked off our new social media and blog series called 365 Things To Do In NCW. Every day we’ll publish a post via Visit Wenatchee on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with one amazing thing to do in the Wenatchee Valley. The object is to highlight all the amazing things you can do in our wonderfully unique and geographically diverse part of this Pacific Northwest paradise we call…

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Community, Explore, Tourism

RunWenatchee hosting trail running film fest on Friday at the PAC

RunWenatchee will host the Trails In Motion International Film Festival at 7 p.m., Friday, March 24, at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in downtown Wenatchee. The event features seven trail running films with such themes as perseverance and individual quirkiness, while showcasing some of the world’s most breathtaking running destinations. Total running time for the seven films is two hours. Prior to the film screenings, world-renowned trail runner Krissy Moehl will be…

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Enrich, Tourism

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!

Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis are coming to the Numerica Performing Arts Center on April 18 at 7:30pm.  With a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes, and a big brass band, get ready for Rhythmic Circus. ’ FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW!, an upbeat parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance joined by “human beatbox” Heatbox. This performance was made possible by Dennis & Sharron Johnson, Frank Kuntz,…

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Business, Tourism

Area Sports Tourism Spending Rises in 2016

2016 was a record-setting year for sports tourism spending in the Wenatchee Valley. Bolstered by economic impact in a wide variety of categories, an estimated $8.35 million was spent here by visitors participating in or attending tournaments and events, according to analysis compiled by Wenatchee Valley Sports. This is up 9.7% over the previous high, set in 2015. Sports impact has been measured in the Wenatchee Valley annually since 2007.…

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Community, Enrich, Tourism

First Friday at the Museum

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center celebrates First Friday on February 3rd from 10am to 8pm with free admission.  This marks the beginning of the end for the popular “Beacon of Friendship” exhibit, which closes February 11th. “Beacon of Friendship has been extremely successful,” Exhibits Curator Kasey Koski explains. “There has been great interest in the many tokens and treasures brought back from our sister city in Misawa, Japan.” According…

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Explore, Tourism

RunWenatchee to host world-renowned ultrarunners this spring

RunWenatchee will host three world-renowned ultrarunners this spring in conjunction with its events. Max King, Krissy Moehl and Jeff Browning will hold question-and-answer sessions and participate in other activities during separate visits to Wenatchee. The Q&A presentations will be free and open to the public. “Our goal with RunWenatchee has been to not only put on great events, but also to educate and energize our running and outdoor communities,” said…

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Business, Community, Tourism

Johnson named race director of Tour de Bloom

Wenatchee Valley Velo Club has hired Kari Johnson as race director of the annual Tour de Bloom cycling race. Johnson was previously development director of the Mission Ridge Ski Education Foundation. She replaces former race director Ace Bollinger, who will now coordinate Tour de Bloom's Leavenworth Stage Race. "It's an honor to be chosen for this position and to become integrally involved in such a longtime Wenatchee Valley event," Johnson…

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Tourism

NCW Basketball Showcase

Presented by Gesa Credit Union, this 4-day event (Dec. 20-23 showcases boys & girls high school teams from Everett, Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Camas, Yakima, Wenatchee, Eastmont, Moses Lake, Chelan, Cashmere, Waterville, Wilson Creek,  Entiat and Almira-Coulee-Hartline. showcase-schedule

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