In 1938 the Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane held a flower show and parade in downtown Spokane, showcasing the beautiful lilacs which had been imported to the region.
Today, lilacs have become a symbol of Spokane and are a sign of warmer days ahead. Each year in downtown a plethora of events and activities bloom in celebration of the Lilac City. Not a single weekend goes unscheduled during April, May and June.
Downtown Spokane staff work closely with events held in the downtown core, and whenever possible will collaborate to create promotions that allow events to directly integrate with downtown retail, dining and nightlife.