About This Series

To help local businesses take full advantage of the influx of visitors to the downtown core, Downtown Spokane staff work closely with event planners and whenever possible will collaborate to create promotions that allow events to directly integrate with downtown retail, dining and nightlife.

There are a variety of opportunities to support your favorite spring event while attracting new customers. Decorate your storefront, display event posters, sign-up to be a vendor, become a sponsor, sell themed merchandise and more.

Decorate

  • Window painting is an easy way spruce up storefronts. Do it yourself or hire a professional.
  • Use a street or walkway facing window to celebrate lilacs, runners, basketball, art, bikes and more.
  • Change external lights to festive colors.
  • For inspiration, visit the Spring in Spokane Pinterest Board

Get involved

  • Become an official vendor or sponsor.
  • Create a costume or coloring contest.
  • Add an event-themed entree or drink to your menu.
  • Provide an interactive opportunity.
  • Provide discounts to event participants.

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June

Past Events

  • Saturday, Jun 30 / 12:00am

    Spokane Hoopfest

    We built this city on 3on3 and it is the strength of our community that provides the foundation. Whether you are a player, a volunteer or a fan, Spokane Hoopfest has a place for you to enjoy the energy of over 14,000 games played throughout the weekend. The sights, the sounds, the competition, the laughter, the tears, the reunion of friends and family and the making of new friends and teammates; few things capture the heart of a community and even fewer have become a movement like Spokane Hoopfest.

    With the effort and enthusiasm of our staff and thousands of volunteers, Spokane Hoopfest Association produces year-after-year the world-renowned 3on3 outdoor basketball tournament. Paired with a dynamic downtown festival, Spokane Hoopfest transcends basketball through the celebration of athleticism, fair play and community involvement.

  • Saturday, Jun 23 / 11:00am

    Bazaar presented by Terrain

    BAZAAR IS A MARKETPLACE FOR ARTISTS IN SPOKANE | ART, CRAFT, MUSIC, SCULPTURE, FOOD, AND COMMUNITY

    Bazaar is a marketplace for emerging artists, artisans, and craftspeople to sell work and build relationships with people who care about where the art and goods they buy come from. Starting in 2014, Terrain created Bazaar as a friendly open-air street market where artists can sell their work directly to customers.

    Featuring work from more than 50 vendors, priced at $100 or less, Bazaar attracted nearly 8,000 visitors in its first year and vendors sold more than $36,000 of art and craft. In 2017, Bazaar sales grew to nearly $100,000 with 81 vendors.

  • Monday, Jun 11 / 12:00am

    Street Music Week

    This is an annual event with two purposes:

    1. Fill downtown Spokane with a variety of music and performance art ever year during the noon hours of one business week.
    2. Raise money for our 2nd Harvest Inland Northwest Food Bank.

    Spokane Street Music Week is always held during the second full week of June. Daily from noon to 1:00pm, stroll through downtown and patron your favorite busker, for a good reason!

    Food bank officials say they can purchase six pounds of food for every dollar donated.

  • Saturday, Jun 9 / 12:00pm

    Pride Parade

    Since 1992, Spokane has seen the LGBTQA community come together to honor those brave individuals that fought back against the police raids in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York. The first march in Spokane was literally on the sidewalks and was sponsored and coordinated by Spokane PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). The following year a permit was ordered and the march was in the streets, followed by a small rally in the park. This June marks the 26th year we’ve celebrated Pride in Spokane. Join us for a day to celebrate who we are, honor our past, and look forward to our future. Please come and enjoy the day of festivities and Pride with us. Everyone is welcome.

    The Pride Parade starts downtown at Noon so be sure to get down early. Our Rainbow Festival opens immediately following the Pride Parade. The Rainbow Festival will be at Riverfront Park Lilac Meadows (East of the Clock Tower). Live Entertainment, Resource and Business Fair, Family Area sponsored by Delta Dental, Odyssey Teen Zone presented by INBA Outreach, and the nYne Pride Bar featuring Beer, Wine, & Spirits await you. Bring your entire family for a day of fun.