Albany Visitors

March 2017 Travel News
Your guide to exploring Albany + Oregon
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Rainbows in the Valley

The month of March in Albany, Oregon is one filled with the promise of spring. Our rain gives way to fluffy clouds, blue skies, and bursts of color. From brilliant yellow daffodils to plump tulip buds, we are ready for fun and action. Come see what' "can't be missed" around our city this month.

Come Celebrate the 2017 AVA Photo Contest Winners 

You are cordially invited to attend a reception at the Albany's Visitors Association this coming Friday, March 17th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The winning images will be on display, ribbons awarded, and we'll celebrate with special guests and the photographers. Light refreshments will be served. If you can't make it, you can view all of the entries on our Flickr album: View the 2017 categories.
                                               *"Bug Buffet" by Jonna Lynn, from 2016 contest.

Mixology Madness

Here's a great way to spend an evening in Historic Downtown Albany, sampling a variety of cocktails whipped up by master mixologists. On Saturday, March 18th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can blind taste test cocktails submitted by local bartenders and mixologists. Tickets are $30 pre-event and $35 at the door. Each attendee receives a wristband and five tasting tickets; more tasting tickets are available during the event. Tickets are available for sale at both the Albany Downtown Association and the Natty Dresser. Ages 21 and over only please. This is an Albany Downtown Event. Telephone 541-740-1466 or use this link for more information.

"Some Albany History"

At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19th, Albany author and educator Edward Loy will discuss Albany of the past. The presentation will be held at the Lakeside Center at the Albany Mennonite Village, 2180 54th Ave SE. The presentation will focus on an Albany man named Charles W. Watts, who sought his fortune in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s.

Loy has lived in Albany since 1945. He has authored two books published by the Albany Regional Museum: "Tim-Burr; An Illustrated History of the World Championship Albany Timber Carnival" and "Gem of the Willamette Valley; A History of Albany, Oregon." Loy is the director of the Linn County Historical Society. Telephone 541-926-4680 for questions about this event.


On Saturday March 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the Linn Benton Community College Gym, you and the kids can take a geographical adventure throughout the world with ventriloquist Vikki Gasko Green and her cast of international characters. 

Vikki will present the Global Safari Show. Students will meet exotic animals from their native countries that will share stories and interesting facts. Call 541-917-7777 for more information.

February E-news Winner

Announcing our monthly new subscriber winner! Tamara Tinner, you won your choice of an Albany T-shirt, BoMack's BBQ cornbread mix or BBQ sauce. Just call our office and let us know when you'll come in. 541-928-0911.

And don't forget, all new subscribers to our e-newsletter in March will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month. Just use this link to go to the subscription form.

March Specials at Best Western
Local hotelier Best Western Prairie Inn and Suites is offering a "Friends & Family" discount of 15% off during the month of March. Mention the discount when making your reservation. Telephone 541-928-5050 or visit their website.

AVA Newsletter Subscription
AVA runs a monthly newsletter subscription contest. New subscribers during each calendar month will be entered to win either an Albany T-shirt or Bo-Mack’s cornbread mix and pepper jelly or BBQ sauce. Sign up to win for March.

The Albany Historic Carousel
Make sure to come downtown and see the progress being made on the new Historic Carousel and Museum building. You can also check in on their website and enjoy video updates. We can hardly wait until next summer!
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