Blackstone Culinaria Food Tours

Blackstone culinaria food toursBLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200   Visits to Valley dining establishments usually consist of a demonstration followed by a full meal.  Join us as we explore and savor the rich ethnic restaurants of the Blackstone Valley and beyond! On each tour you’ll have the opportunity to learn the chef’s personal secrets of their favorite dishes with a demonstration of their specialty foods or drinks, followed by a meal. Leave your passport at home and let your palate travel the world of food throughout the Blackstone Valley! Prices and attendee limits vary, depending on the establishment.

Tickets may be purchased online with the current schedule found here. For more information about any particular particular tour or the program in general, please email or call us at 401-724-2200.
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Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat

Explorer RiverboatBOAT LANDINGS: CENTRAL FALLS LANDING: 45 Madeira Ave. Central Falls, RI 02863
WOONSOCKET: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket
PAWTUCKET: Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way, Pawtucket.

BLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 
The region’s only riverboat, the Explorer conducts Sunday weekly public tours, Saturday educational tours, as well as chartered tours, special events, and a Riverclassroom education program with customized programs for students. Tours leave from several locations throughout the season including Central Falls, East Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket.  Hosts weddings. Capacity: 40. Same sex friendly. NOTE: Due to river conditions, Woonsocket tours will resume on September 24, with additional Saturday tours added. Google Map
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Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat Public Tours

Blackstone valley Explorer Riverboat ToursBOAT LANDING: CENTRAL FALLS LANDING: 45 Madeira Ave. Central Falls, RI 02863
WOONSOCKET BOAT LANDING: Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket, RI  02895
PAWTUCKET BOAT LANDING: Tim Healey Way Pawtucket, RI  02860
BLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
Public tours take place every Sunday on the Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat on the Blackstone River May through October.

On our cruises you may see swan, herons, geese, ducks, turtles, hawks and beautiful plants and trees! The tour guide explains the ecology of the river and surrounding wetlands interspersed with stories about the people and history of the region. If you have never cruised on the Riverboat “Explorer” it is something you must do; and if you have, you can join with us again and again because every time you go on the river, you see something new!

Explore the Blackstone River using an underwater remotely operated camera the first Saturday of each month. Through October, Saturday environmental tours are available on each Saturday at 1 and 2 pm.

Charter tours are also available. 2016 DATES:  Sundays May – Oct.  Google Map
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Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf Tournament

Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf Tournament

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council  175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 
TOURNAMENT LOCATION: Crystal Lake Golf Course 100 Bronco Highway Mapleville, RI 02839
Annual golf tournament is held at the Crystal Lake Golf Course in Burrillville in June.  Includes lunch, dinner, and awards ceremony. 2017 DATE:June 12, 2017.  Google Map
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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council

175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
Develops and promotes tourism, economic development, and environmental cleanup activities and sustainability in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, including the development and operation of several ongoing and special events, projects and activities. Events include the Blackstone Valley Polar Express, Train Excursion through the Blackstone Valley, American Girl Train Ride,  Blackstone Explorer Riverboat Tours, Bike Tours, Dragon Boat Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Culinaria Food Tours, Heritage Golf Tournament, and Annual Tourism Council Celebration. Google Map
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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Annual Celebration

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Annual Dinner

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
Annual Blackstone Valley Tourism Council celebration is held the first Thursday in October and features a number of awards and presentations including membership in the William Blackstone Society. This year’s event features a local-to-table celebration at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket. 2017 Date: October 5  Google Map
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Leisurely Bike Tours

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council  175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200
4 hour guided tours take place through the back roads of Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley. The tours provide a fun and relaxing way to experience the heritage, culture, nature and recreation of the Valley, with several stops throughout. 2016 Dates: Begin June 11, 2016
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Paddle Blackstone

Paddle BlackstoneBlackstone Valley Tourism Council 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 Website provides information about paddling activities in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, including special packages and links to resources and information regarding paddling locations on the Blackstone River.
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Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival

BLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 Site: 98 S Tim Healey Way Pawtucket, RI 02860
The dragon boat races and festival takes place annually on the Saturday following Labor Day.  Races are open to professional and amateur teams with cash prizes for professionals. The festival features a number of artistic and other events and is free to the public. 2017 Date: Saturday, September 9  Google Map
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THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council – 175 Main St. Pawtucket, RI  02860  401-724-2200 SITE: 1 Depot Square Woonsocket, RI 02895  

2017 tickets on sale now.

Annual train rides take place on weekends aboard the P & W Railroad, recreating the Chris Van Allsburg book. A family favorite becomes reality during this three hour event that includes a 90-minute train excursion, Santa, cookies, gifts, singing of Christmas carols, and reading of the book. Meet the characters before the train ride and on the train. Gifts can be purchased in the train station. Join us for an experience unlike any other! 2017 DATES: Nov. 17 – Dec. 22.  Google Map
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