Spokane Festivals & Shows
The clean, crisp air, the friendly people, and the amazing number of great places to see and things to do all make living in Spokane something truly worth celebrating. As a matter of fact, there actually is plenty to celebrate as this beautiful jewel of a city in the Pacific Northwest has several fun annual events, festivals and celebrations that are definitely worth putting on your calendar.
Spokane's 4th of July Neighbor Day
is a community festival held in Riverfront Park. The event celebrates Independence Day, and great family activities abound, as well as food, music, and arts and crafts. The day ends on a spectacular note with an impressive fireworks extravaganza.
Phone: (509) 242-2505
is the largest timed race in the world, and, as its name indicates, is held every first Sunday in May. The race is held in Spokane and it spans 7.46 miles; its participants train for the stretch all year long. It is quite a spectacle to see the over 50,000 runners take to the racing route and engage in a dramatic competition that not only celebrates the discipline and spirit of athletic competition, it also aptly celebrates Spokane's undeniable community spirit.
Phone: (509) 838-1579
Say goodbye to the previous year and hello to the new one with 100,000 of your closest friends at First Night Spokane
, the city's annual New Year's Eve celebration and festival. The crowd makes its way into the downtown streets and Riverfront Park to welcome in the coming year. The event has the distinction of being the largest of its kind in the Inland Northwest. There's plenty of food, fun and frivolity, so don't forget to bring your camera and your party favors to ring in the New Year in style.
Phone: (509) 252-5027
Basketball lovers in Spokane (and from around the world) hoop it up every last weekend in June for Hoopfest
. This fun and highly anticipated festival was established in 1989 and is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world. Participants can range from everyone from kids to NBA players. The event attracts more than 40,000 people every year.
Phone: (509) 624-2414
Pig Out in the Park
is an annual festival held in Spokane's Riverfront Park every Labor Day Weekend. It is actually a five day event that signals the end of summer with lots of great live music, fun, and dozens of appetizing food booths. The event has been a Spokane tradition for over 25 years. So bring the family, friends and your appetite, as Pig Out in the Park usually serves over 200,000 plates of food, desserts, and other tasty treats throughout the course of this very popular event.
Phone: (509) 921-5579
The Inland Northwest
is known for many things, but their harvest of cherries, peaches, and apples is recognized as some of the best-tasting tree-ripe fruit in the country. The various festivals that spotlight each fruit are scheduled throughout the year (check the website for times and dates), but each celebration offers a chance to sample the best of the harvest and purchase some to enjoy at home later. The festivals also feature live music, arts and crafts, and of course, some amazingly delicious fresh fruit.
Address: 9919 Greenbluff Road, Green Bluff Growers, Colbert, WA 99005 - MAP
Phone: (509) 238-6970