Albany Visitors

April 2017 Travel News
Your guide to exploring Albany + Oregon
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The Hope of a Sunny Spring

The month of April in Historic Albany might be a bit rainy, but that just means we're getting ready for a great spring. From the opening of our local farmers market to outdoor fun for the kids, pack your umbrella and see what' "can't be missed" around our city this month.

Announcing the 2017 AVA Photo Contest Winners 

Now that the ribbons have been awarded and the photographers honored, make sure to visit both our Flickr album and the AVA website for the full list of winners. Your Albany neighbors have been hard at work snapping images all year. You'll see many of them featured in our print publications and on our Facebook page—or stop by and see them in person at our office while they're on display.

Above image: by Charlotte Miller "Hungarian Goulash and Eggs from Novak's," Second Place Culinary Category, 2017 AVA Photo Contest.

Farmers' Market Opening Soon

The Albany Farmers' Market is coming to life! Grab your reusable shopping bags and head on down to 4th and Ellsworth in Downtown Albany. There's sure to be plenty of gorgeous spring bouquets and fabulous greens. Open Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 15th through November 22nd. Telephone 541-740-1542 for more information. Visit the Locally Grown website for more information.

Above image: Katrina Wilson, "Spring Tomatoes," Third Place Culinary Category, 2017 AVA Photo Contest.

Join Us for History Bites

Cars have certainly changed over the years! Take your lunch break, Wednesday, April 12th at noon, and hear about the auto industry of Albany from storyteller Tom Cutsforth, fourth generation family auto dealership. Vintage photos will be part of the presentation at the Albany Regional Museum. You're welcome to bring your brown bag lunch - light refreshments are also provided. The Museum is located at 136 Lyon Street South. For more info, telephone 541-967-7122. Visit the museum website for other events and information.

                       Procession of the Species

Calling all parade entrants! Celebrate Earth Day by signing up for the Procession of the Species Parade. Think of your favorite animal, creepy crawly insect, wiggle-waggle fish, picturesque plant or most colorful bird. Create a costume and come join the celebration of one another and our natural world. Assemble at 9:30 a.m. at the Albany Farmers' Market, 4th Ave. and Broadalbin. Learn more about this event organized by the City of Albany.

Easter egg hunters welcomed in Albany

Albany Relay For Life Team INSPIRE has been hosting this Community Easter Egg Hunt for the last eight years. What's special about the event is that ALL money raised goes to the American Cancer Society. The event will be scaled back just a bit this year, as the City will no longer be involved. However, the organizers are committed to making this a fun event for all ages. Where: Monteith Park, Cost: $5.00. When: registration will begin at 10:00 a.m., egg hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. You can also visit the event Facebook page.

March E-news Winner

Announcing our monthly new subscriber winner! Alan Siegmund, 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 April will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month. Just use this link to go to the subscription form.

April 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 April. 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 April.

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 later this summer for the much anticipated grand opening.
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