Wenatchee, Washington
Attractions

Art & Artists

Art on the Avenue

A year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit in which artists agree to loan their works to the event organizers for a year. At the end of the year, the sculptures not sold are removed and then replaced by the next year's exhibit.

Art Galleries & Exhibits

Reese Gallery. 9 S. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Phone: 509-665-8353.

Two Rivers Gallery. 102 N. Columbia Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Phone: 509-888-9504. E-mail

Festivals & Events

Apple Blossom Festival
Washington's oldest major festival, dating from 1919, is held annual from the last weekend in April through the first weekend in May. The 12-day festival includes a carnival, food fair, entertainment, youth parade, grand parade, golf tournament, arts & crafts fair, pre-parade show, a youth day and a Mariachi Festival.

The Ridge to River Relay Race

This six-leg relay race, Washington State's largest multi-sport event, covers a 35-mile course beginning at the summit of Mission Ridge and finishing at Riverfront Park on the banks of the Columbia River. The race accommodates more than 2,000 athletes and involves cross country skiing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, running, biking, kayak/canoeing and portage. The race is a fund raiser for 35 local non-profit groups.

Gardens

Ohme Gardens

Nine acres of wildflowers and rockeries built on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River and surrounding country.

Museums & Exhibits

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. 127 South Mission, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Phone: 509-664-3340; Fax: 509-664-3356.

Parks

Rocky Reach Dam

The visitor center includes fish ladders.

Mission Ridge

Mountain information, lodging packages, and kids programs for this ski area.

Wenatchee National Forest

The Official Website of the 2.2-million acre Wenatchee National Forest with recreation information, news releases, forest management projects, and much more.

Performing Arts

Mission Creek Players. PO Box 5252, 23 South Mission, Wenatchee, WA 98807-5252. Phone: 509-667-8236. E-mail

Mission Performing Arts Center. PO Box 5252, 23 South Mission, Wenatchee, WA. 98807-5252. Phone: 509-667-8236.

Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee. Stanley Civic Center, 123 N. Wenatchee Avenue, PO Box 3601, Wenatchee, WA 98807. Phone: 509-663-ARTS.

Shopping

Washington Apple Country. PO Box 309, Dryden, WA 98821. Toll Free: 1-866-459-9614. E-mail

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