Coming Up

Past Events

  • Friday, Nov 29 / 3:00pm

    Wheatland Bank Horse and Carriage Rides

    Wheatland Bank Horse and Carriage Rides will clip along starting Black Friday through Christmas Eve. Enjoy the sights of downtown from a horse drawn carriage, sing your favorite carols with family and friends, and sit back to enjoy the ride.
    • Fridays 3pm to 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5pm, and noon to 3pm on Christmas Eve.
    • Pick-up at 221 N Wall Street, across from the Wheatland Bank ATM.
    • First-come, first-served; reservations are not taken.

    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.

  • Friday, Nov 29 / 10:00am

    Tree of Sharing

    Through December 17th at all three Spokane-area malls, volunteers are ready to help you choose gift tags and make the holidays brighter for a family in need. Please return your new, unwrapped gifts to one of the mall locations by 6pm on December 17th.

    Your gift will make a happy happy Christmas for an often-forgotten child, adult, family or elder.  Thank you from the Tree of Sharing.

  • Saturday, Nov 23 / 2:00pm

    Santa's Arrival

    Mark your calendar with our new SATURDAY event- November 23. The festivities will begin at 2pm, with Santa’s arrival and tree lighting at 5pm.

    Free hot chocolate and face painting will be provided, beginning at 2pm, with stage entertainment beginning at 4pm. Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will arrive with the help of a little holiday magic for the annual tree lighting at 5pm.

    Santa will be available for pictures following the tree lighting through December 24.

    Other holiday happenings at River Park Square include:

    Tree of Sharing: November 29-December 16
    Christmas Tree Elegance: December 3-15
    Twigs Princess Brunch: December 7 (Tickets on sale November 17)
    Santa Cares: Sensory Friendly Santa Photos: December 8, 9am
    Extra Festive Hours: December 13-24
    Terrain’s Winter Brrrzaar: December 14
    Paws & Claws: December 15, 6pm

  • Saturday, Nov 30 / 12:00am

    Find The Nutcracker Scavenger Hunt

    Kids! Clara needs your help finding her Nutcracker friend.

    Print your passport, or find one inside Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W Main or the River Park Square Concierge Desk, 808 W Main.

    Passport

    Once you have collected ten stamps, bring your Passport to Auntie’s Bookstore or the Concierge Desk at River Park Square and pick up a prize! Your Passport will be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing for a downtown family pack (and other prizes) that will be held on December 20.

    Prize Packs may include some of the following:

    • $50 gift card courtesy of RiverPark Square
    • $20 gift card courtesy of Indaba Coffee
    • Gift Cards from The Melting Pot
    • Tickets to Monster Jam at the Spokane Arena
    • Tickets to Nat Geo Live! courtesy of WestCoast Entertainment
    • Passes to Mobius Kids
    • Passes to Riverfront Park
    • Family items from Boo Radley’s
    • Items donated by Decorum
    • Ben & Jerry’s Punch Card
    • Sweet Frostings Gift Card
    • $25 to Mod Pizza
    • More!
    Persons under 18 must have parental permission to enter, one entry per person. Official rules.
  • Saturday, May 25 / 7:30pm

    Northwest BachFest - Week 2

    Saturday, May 25 

    Celebrating the music of Scott Joplin with pianist Richard Dowling's "Great Scott" plus An Evening of the Classics with Zuill Bailey, cello, and Richard Dowling, piano.

    A play-list of music showcasing and celebrating the timeless music of Scott Joplin, master of Ragtime. Award-winning Barrister wines available for purchase at the concert for age 21 and over.

    Tuesday, May 28

    An Evening of Classics for Cello and Piano. Artistic Director and 2017 Grammy-Award Winning Cellist Zuill Bailey with Richard Dowling, piano. Award-winning Barrister wines available for purchase at the concert for age 21 and over.

  • Saturday, Nov 30 / 4:00pm

    Numerica Tree Lighting Celebration

    Riverfront invites the community to join in this free, activity packed holiday celebration culminating in the lighting of Spokane’s iconic 60-foot green spruce tree. Numerica will be on-site with free green Santa hats and Senske will be providing tree viewing glasses to make the occasion even more special. Attendees can expect holiday carols, kids crafts, the big man himself – Santa Clause, and more.

    Holiday Tree Lighting Decor By: Senske Services

    Schedule of Events:
    4:00 - 6:30 PM: Crafts for Kids at the Riverfront Park booth.
    4:00 - 6:00 PM: Santa with Spokane Firefighters Local 29
    4:00 PM: Crescendo Community Chorus
    4:15 PM: Spokane Civic Theatre
    4:40 PM: Company Ballet School
    5:00 PM: Wish Upon a Star Events Princess Parties - Elsa, Anna, Cinderella & Ariel
    5:40 PM: Iheart Media Spokane - Music, Trivia and Prizes
    6:00 PM: Spokane Symphony Chorale
    6:25 PM: Countdown to tree lighting

  • Saturday, Sep 7 / 11:00am

    Junior Fire Academy 2019

    Learn about fire safety and become a junior firefighter.

    The Spokane Fire Department, SAFE Kids, Mobius Children's Museum, the Downtown Spokane Partnership and River Park Square are partnering for the second annual Kids Junior Fire Academy. This free, family event will be held at River Park Square, Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Junior Fire Academy is an excellent opportunity for kids and families to experience what it is like to be a firefighter, while learning important safety information.

    The Kids Junior Fire Academy is open to “kids” of all ages, and will provide an opportunity for attendees to tour and see demonstrations from a ladder truck and fire engine, learn hands-only CPR, make a craft with Mobius Children's Museum, operate a charged fire hose, learn about child passenger safety from SAFE Kids Spokane and so much more! Kids can collect stamps at each activity and receive a Jr. Firefighter certificate.

  • Friday, May 3 / 11:00am

    Food Truck Fridays

    Bigger and better! Downtown Spokane is shutting down Wall Street every Friday for May, June, July, and August 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: Compass Breakfast Wagon * 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/.

     

  • Saturday, Oct 26 / 7:00pm

    Ghost Ball

    Spokane’s inner monsters come out to the premier costume party in town The Ghost Ball! In it's 8th year, the Ghost Ball features a live and silent auction with amazing items from amazing local businesses, photography, heavy appetizers, no host bar, the “best costume” contest, a short program highlighting the purpose of the party, and a fun monster mash of a time with dancing till midnight! With elaborate spooky lighting by AMP’d Lighting and Audio Visual, Mark Peterson is the emcee extraordinaire, amazing food by London’s Catering, and all set in the iconic building that was once the Masonic Temple in downtown Spokane. This is a Halloween party you don’t want to miss!

  • Friday, May 31 / 5:00pm

    Wheatland Bank Free Horse and Carriage Rides

    Horse and Carriage Rides will clip along starting Friday May 31. 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.
    • There will be no rides on Friday June 28, the weekend of Hoopfest.

    Please remember the horses require breaks and plenty of water, and that they may be more numerous during hot 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

  • Saturday, Sep 7 / 12:00pm

    Fiesta Spokane

    Fiesta Spokane is an annual Hispanic/ LatinX Heritage Festival event presented by the Latino Hope Foundation in Spokane. Through this and other signature events, board members hope to increase public awareness and pride in the depth and diversity of Hispanic/ LatinX culture. This event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

    Please visit the Latino Hope Foundation for updates on Fiesta Spokane and other upcoming events.

  • Monday, Jul 8 / 7:00pm

    Summer Workout Series

    Get fit with four nights a week of activity at the TGP in July and August, starting July 8.

    Mondays: Barre with Pure Barre Spokane
    Tuesdays: Zumba and Cardio with Ragamuffin Fitness
    Wednesdays: Yoga with The Union
    Thursdays: Yoga with Abide Yoga

    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.

  • Friday, Nov 15 / 4:00pm

    Inlander Winter Party

    The Biggest Snow Party of the Year is back!

    Inlander Winter Party brings thousands of skiers, snowboarders and brew enthusiasts to downtown Spokane to celebrate the kick-off to the winter season. Featuring a dozen regional resorts, great deals on winter gear, fun activities, 40 varieties of beer and cider and live music throughout the event. Tickets are just $10, and the first 1.500 attendees each day will get a FREE lift ticket. Friday, November 15 from 4 pm-9 pm and Saturday, November 16, 10 am-7 pm (good both days; kids under 12 free) Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (Corner of Division & Spokane Falls Blvd.) winterparty.inlander.com

  • Tuesday, Nov 19 / 12:00am

    Kettle Kick Off

    The Tradition of the Salvation Army Christmas Kettles started in 1891 in San Francisco when the Corps Officer, Captain Joseph McFee, wanted to provide a free Christmas Dinner to the area’s poor and used a crab-pot at the Oakland Ferry Terminal to collect cash donations to pay for the meal. It was so successful that when the Captain was transferred to another corps, he took the concept with him, and The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle was born.

    This year, your local Chapter of the Salvation Army will be bell ringing throughout downtown November 13, 14, and 15. Consider making a donation and supporting vital programs for local women and children. Help us kick off the Holiday Season as we fill the air with the sound of bells.

  • Saturday, Nov 16 / 10:00am

    Inlander Winter Party

    The Biggest Snow Party of the Year is back!

    Inlander Winter Party brings thousands of skiers, snowboarders and brew enthusiasts to downtown Spokane to celebrate the kick-off to the winter season. Featuring a dozen regional resorts, great deals on winter gear, fun activities, 40 varieties of beer and cider and live music throughout the event. Tickets are just $10, and the first 1.500 attendees each day will get a FREE lift ticket. Friday, November 15 from 4 pm-9 pm and Saturday, November 16, 10 am-7 pm (good both days; kids under 12 free) Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (Corner of Division & Spokane Falls Blvd.) winterparty.inlander.com

  • Saturday, Nov 30 / 4:30pm

    The Crescent Windows at The Grand

    View revitalized found historic window displays from the Crescent Department Store this holiday season in the Main Ave windows of the Davenport Grand Hotel. November 30 through January 5. Thanks to underwriting support from Global Credit Union, STCU and Numerica Credit Union, the six window bays will feature three all-new refurbished scenes sure to revive holidays past!

    Join us for a window unveiling on Saturday November 30 at 4:30pm at 333 W Main Ave in downtown Spokane.

    2019 Windows are presented thanks to the following underwriters

    Santa's Mailroom and Workshop

     

    Babes in Toyland

     

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Outdoor Adventures

  • Saturday, Nov 23 / 10:00am

    Santa Express Store

    Santa Express is a holiday retail store for all kids in our community, many of whom make this shopping experience part of their Holiday tradition. The proceeds from the store benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, a safe shelter for kids who are in crisis situations.

    The store is open to young shoppers between the ages of 4 and 12, with gifts ranging in price from only $.50 to $8.00. Children are paired with and "elf" to help them shop for everyone on their list.

    Volunteers still needed!

    Hours:
    M-F 11am-8pm
    Sat 10am-8pm
    Sun 11am-6pm