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

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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. [More]



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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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NEW: Download FREE webinar from Roger Brooks, Destination Development Association “Dealing With the Coronavirus: What to do immediately to help save your tourism industry, and downtown businesses.”  [Download]

Dec. 2, 2019 (USL Soccer): 7,500-seat soccer stadium is the largest economic development project in the history of Pawtucket [More]

Nov. 20, 2019 McKee and Others for Economic Ambassadors Initiative [GoLocalProv] [Pawtucket Times]

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2020 Work Plan [Download PDF]
34th Annual Cebration: [Photos]
Ethan Kent Presentation: [PDF]
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Roger Brooks Presentation Materials: [View Page]


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Swamp Scare

Weekends in October at 6:45, 7:30, 8:15 and 9 PM
Central Falls Landing, 15 Madeira Ave. (on the corner of Broad St.), Central Falls, RI

Are you brave enough to learn the legend of what lies beneath the Blackstone River? Don’t be afraid of the Swamp Scare and the danger of the abyss below the murkiness!

Your journey aboard The Explorer riverboat takes you along a scary (and socially distanced) 20 minute experience on the water.

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