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

  • 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.

  • Saturday, Jun 9 / 12:00pm

    Pride Rainbow Festival

    The 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.

    This year we hope will again feature an art show presented by Art Seed called Pride’s Palette. Many artists will have Pride related artwork for sale with 30% of proceeds being donated to OutSpokane.

    Back by popular demand, our celebration will be going into the night with an All Ages Dance Party. The nYne Pride Bar will stay open late and at approximately 10pm, there will be a fireworks display, weather permitting based on local officials’ determination in case of less than optimal weather conditions.

  • Saturday, Jun 2 / 6:30pm

    Inlander's Volume Music Festival

    Join us June 1st and 2nd for Volume Inlander Music Festival – a once-a-year music extravaganza that showcases bands from all over the Northwest. Volume offers 100 bands at venues all over Downtown Spokane. One wristband gets you into every show, and onto the Spokane Party Bus for a quick ride to your next music destination.