Hot summer – cool happenings

As we near the close of the summer in the Mid-willamette Valley, and with temps soaring into triple digits, it’s nice to know there’s a way to beat the heat and still look forward to some cool events. Our very own Rebecca Bond compiled a list of things to look forward to. We hope you find at least one activity to partake in.

And if you’ve been a part of the Albany Visitors Association’s Summer Passport Program (Journey to the Center of the Albany) you’ll want to pay close attention to the section about the great wrap up party and the prizes that will be awarded.

Swimming holes

cool_poolFeeling just a little hot? Need to cool off? Hit the Cool Pool, the Community Pool, the YMCA pool or the Waverly Paddle Boats to have some water fun and beat the summer sun. Don’t forget your passports when you go if you haven’t earned your stamp yet.



ATI Art & Air Festival

16006210374_acd1569050_mYahoo it’s almost Here! Three fabulous days of hot air balloons, airplanes, music and art. August 26, 27 and 28. Be sure to stop by the Albany Visitors Association (AVA) booth (just over the foot bridge from the west side main parking lot entrance) to get your bonus passport stamp and tell us, ‘What’s your favorite thing about the Art and Air Festival?’  You can find out more fun things about the festival on our blog post “Six things you didn’t know you could do at the NW Art and Air Festival.”

Passport wrap party and raffle prizes

image002And now for the update you’ve all been waiting for….the “End of Summer Passport Program Raffle Prize Party” will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pix Theatre. Once again our friends at the Pix have offered to roll out the red carpet for a fabulous time sharing prizes from all our passport partners.  Enter to win by bringing your passport to the Albany Visitors Association August 29 – 31 to receive your raffle tickets.

Infinite Air Center at the Albany Airport is a new 2016 AVA partner, and is sponsoring an airplane ride for a grand prize. Amtrak stepped up again this year to provide another grand prize – round trip train tickets to Portland. You don’t have to be present to win these prizes but there will also be really great door prizes for those who can attend.

Some other fun prizes for 2016 include: Gift certificates for the G2 Fun Zone, Pix Theatre, pottery painting at SureFire Designs, and Albany Farmers Market wooden nickels. We hope to see you at the Pix!

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