About This Series

Downtown Annual Meeting

Thank you Sponsors

Join us in highlighting Downtown Spokane’s plans and achievements with a direct message to celebrate the year behind us and create energy for the year ahead. Together we’ll maximize Downtown’s unique characteristics to attract prospective residents, tourists, corporations, and retail companies.

  • Presenting Sponsor | $5,000
  • Major Sponsor | $2,500
  • Partner Sponsor | $1,500
  • Contributor Sponsor | $500

First Friday | Presenting Sponsor $5,000

First Friday was launched in conjunction with the Spokane Arts Commission in November 2003, starting with just a dozen venues initially and growing to about 50 rotating venues today. It is designed to showcase the growing metropolitan arts, retail, dining, entertainment, and nightlife scene consistently on the first Friday of each month.

  • Venue Sponsor | $100
  • Event Sponsor | $1,000 per event

Spring/Summer Horse and Carriage Rides

Presented by

The Horse and Carriage Rides were instituted in Spokane in 1997 and are an iconic tradition in Downtown. Rides are provided free to the public and are a unique opportunity to experience Spokane from the vantage of a horse-drawn carriage. Riders are picked up on Wall in-between Spokane Falls Blvd and Main and take various routes through Downtown. Horse and Carriage Rides bring the community together for a shared experience and foster an appreciation for a vibrant downtown.


Spring Clean Week

Presented by

Downtown Spokane has served as host to legacy community events since the first Lilac Festival in 1938. Throughout the past 80 years downtown has grown to host Bloomsday, Hoopfest, Pride Festival, and many more small and large activities.

As host to those events, and in celebration of Earth Day. Since 2016, downtown has invited our neighbors to “sweep off the front porch” and prepare a welcome for the thousands who visit downtown.

Spring Clean Week consists of an informational campaign about the services of the Clean Team and BID, as well as opportunities for employees, residents, and volunteers to get involved in taking pride in our community through daily activities and a Friday Block-Party celebration and block emphasis improvement.


Food Truck Friday | $2,000

Following the completion of the Wall Street Festival Street in 2016, in 2017, the Downtown Business Improvement District invited local food trucks to post-up on every Friday in June, July and August. The event was a hit with downtown employees and in 2018, the BID and the Greater Spokane Food Truck Association have partnered to make Food Truck Fridays bigger and better. Starting the First Friday in June, Wall Street will shut down from 11:30am to 1:30pm weekly to host 4-6 members of the Greater Spokane Food Truck Association.


Summer Workout Series

Presented by

In 2016, nearly 350 total participants engaged in an eight-week yoga series held at the newly renovated Tribal Gathering Place located above Huntington Park at Spokane City Hall. Through the success of this programming, in 2017 Downtown Spokane expanded the series to include partnerships with The Union Yoga Studio, The Spokane Club, Pure Barr Spokane and the YMCA. The eight-week series has grown into a unique opportunity for hundreds of residents and visitors to experience downtown in a whole new way while engaging in beneficial exercise and movement.


Fashion Week Fashion Fair

  • Presenting Sponsor | $10,000
  • Fashion Tent Sponsor | $5,000
  • Fashion Show Sponsor | $2,500 per show
  • Stage Sponsor | $5,000
  • Fashion Bites Sponsor | $5,000
  • Brews | $1,000
  • Wines | $1,000
  • Bites | $1,000

Downtown Fall Festival | $3,000

Who says that fall only works in the country? We’re bringing all the fun of the farm into the heart of downtown with loads of community activities. Join us in presenting this one weekend event to celebrate Spokane’s most beautiful season.  


Downtown Holidays

The magic of the holiday season would not be complete without a trip downtown. From shopping and carolers, to lights and displays, downtown has all the sights, smells and Santas you need to create a lifetime memories. Each year Downtown Spokane adopts a holiday theme to engage locals and visitors alike with activities for the entire family. You are invited to participate in the spirit of the season by joining with Downtown Spokane in the presentation of holiday activities.

Grand Lighting Kick-off | Presenting Sponsor $5,000 OR

  • Stage Sponsor | $2,500 *
  • Activities Sponsor | $1,000 *
  • Cocoa Sponsor | $1,000 *
  • Santa Sponsor | $1,000

Holiday Sights

  • Riverfront Christmas Tree | $9,000 *
  • Rotary Fountain Lighting | $1,500
  • Historic Window Displays and Contest | $3,000
  • Holiday light show | Sponsor packages available upon request

Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides

Presented by

The Horse and Carriage Rides were instituted in Spokane in 1997 and are an iconic tradition in Downtown. Rides are provided free to the public and are a unique opportunity to experience Spokane from the vantage of a horse-drawn carriage. Riders are picked up on Wall in-between Spokane Falls Blvd and Main and take various routes through Downtown. Horse and Carriage Rides bring the community together for a shared experience and foster an appreciation for a vibrant downtown.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt | $1,500

Kids 12 and under, use a Passport to locate a hidden elf inside 25 different downtown locations. When each elf is located, the Passport is stamped by a location employee. Once ten stamps are collected, Passport can be delivered to Auntie’s Bookstore or the Concierge Desk at River Park Square. Each Passport will be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing for one of three family prize packs.

*Availability contingent on sponsor refusal

Past Events

  • Friday, Jul 20 / 5:00pm

    Wheatland Bank Free Horse and Carriage Rides

    Horse and Carriage Rides will clip along starting Friday June 1. Enjoy the sights of downtown from a horse drawn carriage, and sit back to enjoy the ride.

    • Fridays 5:00 to 9:00pm
    • Pick-up at 221 N Wall Street, across from the Wheatland Bank ATM.

    Please remember the horses require breaks and plenty of water, and that they may be more numerous during cold weather. This will impact wait times for the carriage rides.

    FAQs

    • The carriage travels through downtown along Main Ave and Spokane Falls Blvd
    • Each ride lasts approximately 15 minutes
    • The carriage can comfortably hold up to 8 adults
    • Please wait until the carriage is stopped and secured before boarding or exiting
    • Please ask the driver before petting the horses and do not stand directly in front of the horses
    • Animals are not allowed on the carriage
    • The horses will take a 60 minute break during each shift
    • Carriage rides are subject to cancellation due to weather, road conditions, and mechanical factors.
    • Tips for the driver are appreciated

    Thank you to our sponsor

     

    With special thanks to

    The Spokane Arena | Peters and Son's Flowers

  • Friday, Jul 20 / 11:30am

    Food Truck Fridays

    Back by popular demand, Downtown Spokane is shutting down Wall Street every Friday for June, July, August and September to bring you Food Truck Fridays!

    This year with a wider variety of trucks, take a break from your day for great food, entertainment and company.

    Appearances by: Brain Feeze Creamery * Compass Breakfast Wagon * Couple of Chefs * Crate * D. Lish’s * King of Tacos * Mac Daddy’s * Mangia * Meat BBQ * Mixed Plate * One Night Stand BBQ * Skewers * Tacos Camargo * Toby’s BBQ

    For a weekly schedule of trucks visit http://greaterspokanefoodtrucks.com/events/.

    Entertainment schedule:

  • Thursday, Jul 19 / 7:00pm

    Summer Workout Series

    Get fit with three nights a week of activity at the TGP in July and August, starting July 9.

    Mondays: Barre with Pure Barre Spokane
    Wednesdays: Yoga with The Union
    Thursdays: Cardio with The Spokane Club

    All activities kick-off at 7:15pm on the TGP, located next to City Hall at 315 N Post, and last between 45 and 60 minutes. Mats will be available to borrow on Yoga and Barre nights, but supplies are limited. Participants should come prepared with appropriate shoes, a mat, a towel and water bottle. Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions, follow @downtownspokane on Facebook and Twitter for announcements.

    The Summer Series is a program of the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District with support from the City of Spokane and Riverfront Park. Activities are brought to the community free of charge thanks to Numerica.

  • Wednesday, Jul 18 / 7:00pm

    Summer Workout Series

    Get fit with three nights a week of activity at the TGP in July and August, starting July 9.

    Mondays: Barre with Pure Barre Spokane
    Wednesdays: Yoga with The Union
    Thursdays: Cardio with The Spokane Club

    All activities kick-off at 7:15pm on the TGP, located next to City Hall at 315 N Post, and last between 45 and 60 minutes. Mats will be available to borrow on Yoga and Barre nights, but supplies are limited. Participants should come prepared with appropriate shoes, a mat, a towel and water bottle. Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions, follow @downtownspokane on Facebook and Twitter for announcements.

    The Summer Series is a program of the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District with support from the City of Spokane and Riverfront Park. Activities are brought to the community free of charge thanks to Numerica.