TheaterFest is a one-day showcase of the performing arts, featuring short performances, activities and workshops for kids and adults to play, learn, and try something new. With the goal of ensuring everyone in the community has an opportunity to experience the performing arts, TheaterFest is free to attend and all ages are welcome. TheaterFest provides community members a chance to preview upcoming shows, engage directly with local performers, and experience a wide range of cultural offerings.
TheaterFest 2019 will be held on Sunday, August 25 at both the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox and the Bing Crosby Theater. (1-4 p.m. at The Fox, 2-5 p.m. at the Bing). Expanding to two venues means the event can feature more groups and organizations, offer more tabling space, and varied opportunities for community members to engage with local performing arts and cultural groups.
In 2018, nearly 800 attendees participated in TheaterFest, viewing special performances and previews of upcoming events, as well as hands-on activities like taking a voice lesson from an opera singer, improv comedy exercises, meeting ballerinas and the cast of “Mary Poppins,” or picking up an instrument themselves through the Spokane Symphony’s instrument petting zoo.
The full schedule of TheaterFest performances and activities will be announced in mid-July, shared here, and posted to www.spokanetheaterfest.com.
Are you part of a performing group, theater, or cultural group interested in participating in the 2nd annual TheaterFest? Check out our call for proposals at: spokanearts.submittable.com Deadline to submit is June 28!
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/.
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.
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.
- 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
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Get fit with four nights a week of activity at the TGP in July and August, starting July 8.
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.
Come get your groove on and fill your belly at Spokane's Pig Out in the Park. This food and music festival is a six-day party of tunes and gastro fun. The event features 85 concerts from national, regional, and local music artists, along with more than 40 food booths and 225 different menu items. It's the perfect way to spend your Labor Day weekend . . . it's even free to join in the fun.
Washington State Dream Duals and Winter Warrior Wrestling Tournament have combined forces to create the ultimate wrestling experience—taking place in the heart of Downtown Spokane. Also, Friday afternoon wrestling for Junior Varsity and High School Girls.
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.
Gleason Fest is an annual music festival inspired by Spokane native, Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2011. All proceeds benefit the Gleason Initiative Foundation mission of providing life-improving technology and services to those afflicted with ALS and create global awareness for the disease.
Steve’s intention for the festival is to not only raise funds and create awareness, but to celebrate life, family, and friends, wrapped around great live music. Gleason Fest is now in its seventh year and held at the Lilac Bowl Amphitheatre in Riverfront Park.
Gleason Fest benefits The Gleason Initiative Foundation (Team Gleason).
- Help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services.
- Create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease.
- Raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries.
USA Roller Sports Indoor National Championships
Figure: July 17th–July 28th
Rink Hockey: July 28th–August 3rd
Speed: July 30th–August 6th
On July 30th, the National Speed Skating Circuit will have their Professional Speed Skating Circuit event from 7-9:30pm at the Convention Center. The best women and men pro speedskaters in the world battle out races over 100m wooden oval track. The racers include current and past Olympians, World Champions and up and coming young future superstars. Doors open at 6pm, racing starts at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/352218308768485/
Location: Spokane Convention Center
-$15 per day, purchased at Tickets West Box Office in the Convention Center, Located in the Point Lobby
-$30 for a 3 day pass
-$50 for a 5 day pass
-$70 for a 7 day pass
-Free: Active Military, RSA Rink Owners and Children Under 7
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.
A raffle for 6 fabulous custom decorated trees and gifts valued up to $4,999 on the second floor east wing of River Park Square. Twelve more trees are at the Historic Davenport Hotel. Tickets are $1 for this raffle that benefits the Spokane Symphony.