There are at least eight different sports being featured this Apple Blossom Festival weekend, giving area residents and visitors a wide range of activities to take in. Some are more traditional, others, not so much.
Two on Saturday that will have the most exposure include the Apple Blossom Run that will take place just minutes before the Grand Parade. Organizers are expecting about 1,500 participants this year in four categories: a kid’s 1-mile run, a 5-kilometer walk and 5k- and 10k-runs. Later in the day, the Tour de Bloom will feature a leg of their two-day cycling event in downtown Wenatchee. From 2:30 until approximately 10 p.m., Mission Street and Wenatchee Avenue from 1st Avenue to Orondo Avenue will be a course featuring high-speed cycling. It’s all part of the 1st Annual Orondo Avenue Experience, which will include an entertainment stage, beer gardens, food, grandstands and racing.