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Wenatchee faces its twin, East Wenatchee, across the Columbia River. The name comes from a Native American word, meaning "water flowing out."

Despite its rich volcanic soil, the Wenatchee Valley was too arid for farming until the Highline Canal was built in 1903. Once irrigated, the land was planted with apple trees, and Wenatchee emerged as one of the world's largest producers of the fruit.

Wenatchee is also the center for many outdoor recreational activities. Wenatchee is the county seat of Chelan County. Highway 97 connects the city with Chelan to the north and Leavenworth to the west.

Apple Blossom Festival |
Education Lake Wenatchee YMCA Camp |
Golf Three Lakes Golf Course |
History Wenatchee Valley Museum&Cultural Center |
Public Libraries North Central Regional Library |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Welcome Inn |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Faith Morisoli REALTOR | Heritage Haven | Lori Brodin REALTOR |
Sports and Sporting Events Apple Capital Bicycle Club |
Wildlife Viewing Asplund's Outdoor Recreational Sports |
Washington State Parks Chelan County PUD Parks System | Squilchuck State Park | Wenatchee Confluence State Park |

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09/28 Coming to The area
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee WA April1-May5 A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival Issaquah WA October5-6 Celebrating the amazing return of the salmon each Fall to our Pacific Northwest lakes, streams and historic downtown hatchery.