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"Over 30 Years of Turning Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley into an Internationally Recognized Visitor Destination."

About Us


Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is an award-winning consulting and educational organization that assists communities, government agencies, and private sector companies in shaping tourism development programs with internationally-practiced tourism planning strategies.

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The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is seeking volunteers and interns to assist with general Council operations and a number of our programs, projects and activities.
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Upcoming Tourism Council Events

Explorer River Tours Begin Sunday, May 19 from Pawtucket Festival Pier. View full schedule and future locations.

Gallery Night Friday, August 3, Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St. Downtown Pawtucket More Info

Rhode Island Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival Saturday, September 7, Festival Pier, Pawtucket Registration and more info.

Blackstone Culinaria Food Tours June 4 and additional dates Registration and more info.

Blackstone Valley 34th Annual Awards Celebration September 26, Twin River Casino Stay tuned for more info.

Train Excursion through the Blackstone Valley Saturday, October 19 More info and signup.

Polar Express Train Ride Friday, November 15 - Saturday, December 21 Purchase tickets & more info,

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Change Your Downtown Development Thinking with Roger Brooks (Held May 10, 2019)

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Since 1981, Roger has assisted more than 2,000 communities with their downtown development, place-branding, tourism, and marketing efforts, and he is now one of the most widely recognized and frequently quoted experts in his field - a field that includes every element that makes a city, town or state a better place to live, work, and visit.