ART, CULTURE & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Art on the Avenues:
Starting in 1995, local volunteers gathered willing artists around the country to loan pieces of sculpture to the community for a year. From that beginning, the project has grown to have about 60 sculpture locations stretching as far as East Wenatchee and to Pangborn Memorial Airport.
About 20 new pieces are moved into the revolving exhibit each spring. Walking map brochures can be found at many downtown locations.
For further information, call (509) 886-2019.
The Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee
A testament of the Wenatchee Valley's commitment to the arts, the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee at the Stanley Civic Center plays host to everything from local performing arts and civic events to national and international touring artists. The 535-seat proscenium arch, multi-use theatre features astounding acoustics, an array of technical capabilities, and always an enjoyable evening out. Discouver one of North Central Washington's treasures and come "Live Life Live!" at the PAC. For a list of upcoming events or tickets call (509) 663-ARTS or visit www.pacwen.org.
The Wenatchee Vally offers opportunities for golfers of all skill levels. Visit our Scottish Links-style course, the Highlander Golf Club. The 18-hole, 6.466 yard course is perched along the eastern cliff of the Columbia River with dramatic vistas and gaping pot bunkers on nearly every hole. Visit www.highalergolfclub.com or call (509) 884-4653 for more information. Also not to be missed is the Wenatchee Golf & Club, a Member Owned property established in 1923 that boasts one of the top golf courses in the state which has played host to many USGA and PNGA State Tournaments over the years. Contact the WGCC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 884-7105. In additions, Three Lakes Golf Course is an 18 hole public course located right outside town in Malaga. Call (509) 669-5448 or visit www.threelakesgolf.com
Chelen-Douglas Land Trust Hiking Trails
The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust envisions a community that conserves and cherishes our land, out water, and our way of life - now and for generations to come and has developed the Wenatchee Foothills Trail which runs on both the Jacobson Preserve and the Sage Hills. These are family-friendly trails offering exquisite views of the valley. Both are located along public roads which ensure convenient public access. For more information at www. cdlandtrust.org or call (509) 667-9708.
Many of the public parks along the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers feature campgrounds where you can stay and play. To find out more about campgrounds in the Wenatchee Valley, call (800) 572-7753.
Head for the big rivers for salmon, quiet lakes for bass, or hike up int the foothills were the trout are making their way upstream. There is something here for every angler. For more information on fishing in the Wenatchee Valley call (800) 572-7753.
Thrill seekers often find their way tot he Wenatchee River, Washington's biggest CLass III whitewater run. Even more challenging is the CHelan RIver Gorge. The rafting season typically runs from late March to early August. For more information on whitewater rafting call (800) 572-7753. Then there are those hot, lazy days in the late summer, when you are happy just floating the river in an inflatable raft. For more information visit www.shottherapids.com or call (509) 548-6800.
The Columbia River
You're never far from a dock or a boat launch around here. Whether you get up for some early morning water-skiing while the Columbia is still glassy or paddle your way around Confluence State Park on your lunch break. Windsurfers sunbathers and boaters of all types make themselves at home in these waters. For more information on Wenatchee Valley water sports call (800) 572-7753.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Mission Ridge is in the heart of Washington State where the jagged peaks of the Cascade Range meet the high rugged desert of Eastern Washington. With the highest base elevation in the state of Washington (4,570') and the second highest summit elevation (6,820'). Mission Ridge offers 36 designated run on over 1,000 skiable acres.
These runs along the highest Terrain Park in the state are easily accessed by our high speed quad and three double chair lifts. More snow making than any other ski area in the state combinedwith an average of 25 days of sunshine a month guarantees guests of Mission RIdge a skiing and riding paradise. www.missionridge.com.
Eastmont Metropolitan Parks District
Eastmont Metropolitan Parks consist of multiple parks each offering a variety of options for its guests. Eastmont Community Park comprises 26 acres, a baseball 4-plex, soccer field, football, restrooms, kitchen shelters, horseshoe pits, radio control car racing, and an Aquatic Center operated by the YMCA.
Telford Park comprises 14 acres, a baseball field, soccer fields, restroom and lots of shade trees. Kenroy Park's 5 cares includes play equipment and kitchen shelters. Pangborn / Herndoon Memorial Park is half of an acre that overlooks the Wenatchee Valley.
Youth activities are abundant: baseball, Babe Ruth, basketball, girls fast pitch, soccer, football, tennis camps, golf camps, basketball camps and summer day camps. Adult activities are also available: men's basketball & men's soccer. Visit www.eastmontparks.com for information.