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President's Message


Fall is fast approaching, but if you are one of those people who loathe the thought of saying goodbye to summer, we have good news! You can extend your summer by planning a short get-away to the Tri-Cities. There are still plenty of warm summer days left for taking a hike, riding a bike or just soaking up the sun while enjoying the beautiful vistas the region has to offer. We enjoy our 300 days of sunshine – we invite you to do the same.

Tri-Cities area wineries are busy with the 2018 grape harvest and that means there will be many celebrations for visitors to enjoy. Grape stomps, harvest parties and wine production are in full swing. If ever there is an ideal time to gain a true, authentic Washington Wine experience, it’s in the Tri-Cities during the months of September and October.

The mild, sunny days are also perfect for enjoying an afternoon or evening cruise on the Columbia River, either by yacht, kayak or paddle board.

The Visit Tri-Cities 2018 Annual Meeting is fast approaching and we invite you to attend if you are interested in learning more about the Tri-Cities Tourism Industry, Visit Tri-Cities and the new marketing strategies we will be implementing in the future. The meeting will take place on November 1, 2018 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Advanced reservations are required. And finally, for those of you who plan your adventures a little further in advance, make sure you check back with us as we have several family fun ideas to brighten your holiday season. We will be sharing those with you soon.

Wishing you a sun-filled autumn! 

Michael Novakovich
President & CEO, Visit TRI-CITIES