About This Series

Downtown Annual Meeting

Thank you 2018 Sponsors

Join us in highlighting Downtown Spokane’s plans and achievements with a direct message to celebrate the year behind us and create energy for the year ahead. Together we’ll maximize Downtown’s unique characteristics to attract prospective residents, tourists, corporations, and retail companies.

  • Presenting Sponsor | $5,000
  • Major Sponsor | $2,500
  • Partner Sponsor | $1,500
  • Contributor Sponsor | $500

First Friday | Presenting Sponsor $5,000

First Friday was launched in conjunction with the Spokane Arts Commission in November 2003, starting with just a dozen venues initially and growing to about 50 rotating venues today. It is designed to showcase the growing metropolitan arts, retail, dining, entertainment, and nightlife scene consistently on the first Friday of each month.

  • Venue Sponsor | $100
  • Event Sponsor | $1,000 per event

Spring/Summer Horse and Carriage Rides

Presented by

The Horse and Carriage Rides were instituted in Spokane in 1997 and are an iconic tradition in Downtown. Rides are provided free to the public and are a unique opportunity to experience Spokane from the vantage of a horse-drawn carriage. Riders are picked up on Wall in-between Spokane Falls Blvd and Main and take various routes through Downtown. Horse and Carriage Rides bring the community together for a shared experience and foster an appreciation for a vibrant downtown.

 


Spring Clean Week

Presented by

Downtown Spokane has served as host to legacy community events since the first Lilac Festival in 1938. Throughout the past 80 years downtown has grown to host Bloomsday, Hoopfest, Pride Festival, and many more small and large activities.

As host to those events, and in celebration of Earth Day. Since 2016, downtown has invited our neighbors to “sweep off the front porch” and prepare a welcome for the thousands who visit downtown.

Spring Clean Week consists of an informational campaign about the services of the Clean Team and BID, as well as opportunities for employees, residents, and volunteers to get involved in taking pride in our community through daily activities and a Friday Block-Party celebration and block emphasis improvement.

 


Food Truck Friday | $2,000

Following the completion of the Wall Street Festival Street in 2016, in 2017, the Downtown Business Improvement District invited local food trucks to post-up on every Friday in June, July and August. The event was a hit with downtown employees and in 2018, the BID and the Greater Spokane Food Truck Association have partnered to make Food Truck Fridays bigger and better. Starting the First Friday in June, Wall Street will shut down from 11:30am to 1:30pm weekly to host 4-6 members of the Greater Spokane Food Truck Association.

 


Summer Workout Series

Presented by

In 2016, nearly 350 total participants engaged in an eight-week yoga series held at the newly renovated Tribal Gathering Place located above Huntington Park at Spokane City Hall. Through the success of this programming, in 2017 Downtown Spokane expanded the series to include partnerships with The Union Yoga Studio, The Spokane Club, Pure Barr Spokane and the YMCA. The eight-week series has grown into a unique opportunity for hundreds of residents and visitors to experience downtown in a whole new way while engaging in beneficial exercise and movement.

 


Fashion Week Fashion Fair

  • Presenting Sponsor | $10,000
  • Fashion Tent Sponsor | $5,000
  • Fashion Show Sponsor | $2,500 per show
  • Stage Sponsor | $5,000
  • Fashion Bites Sponsor | $5,000
  • Brews | $1,000
  • Wines | $1,000
  • Bites | $1,000

Downtown Fall Festival

Presented by

 

In partnership with

Who says that fall only works in the country? We’re bringing all the fun of the farm into the heart of downtown with loads of community activities. Join us in presenting this one weekend event to celebrate Spokane’s most beautiful season.  

 


Downtown Holidays

The magic of the holiday season would not be complete without a trip downtown. From shopping and carolers, to lights and displays, downtown has all the sights, smells and Santas you need to create a lifetime memories. Each year Downtown Spokane adopts a holiday theme to engage locals and visitors alike with activities for the entire family. You are invited to participate in the spirit of the season by joining with Downtown Spokane in the presentation of holiday activities.

Holiday Sights

Riverfront Christmas Tree lights courtesy of

Downtown lighting logistics partner

 


Crescent Windows at The Grand

Presented in partnership with

Windows adopted by

 


Window Display Contest

Sponsored by

 


Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides

Presented by

The Horse and Carriage Rides were instituted in Spokane in 1997 and are an iconic tradition in Downtown. Rides are provided free to the public and are a unique opportunity to experience Spokane from the vantage of a horse-drawn carriage. Riders are picked up on Wall in-between Spokane Falls Blvd and Main and take various routes through Downtown. Horse and Carriage Rides bring the community together for a shared experience and foster an appreciation for a vibrant downtown.

 


Holiday Scavenger Hunt

In partnership with

Kids 12 and under, use a Passport to locate a hidden Buddy the Elf inside 25 different downtown locations. When each elf is located, the Passport is stamped by a location employee. Once ten stamps are collected, Passport can be delivered to Auntie’s Bookstore or the Concierge Desk at River Park Square. Each Passport will be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing for one of three family prize packs.

*Availability contingent on sponsor refusal

Past Events

  • Friday, Nov 2 / 5:00pm

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Saturday, Oct 13 / 11:00am

    Downtown Fall Fest

    Join Downtown Spokane, River Park Square and the whole neighborhood for the First Annual Downtown Fall Fest on Wall Street across from Riverfront Park on Saturday October 13, 2018. Featuring kid and family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and Spokane’s first ever urban pumpkin patch!

    Sponsored by

     

    10:00am - 8:00pm

    Shop The Market at River Park Square. Curated in partnership with Terrain, explore quality hand-made goods and fresh local produce.

    11:00am - 3:00pm

    • Urban Pumpkin Patch, pick a pumpkin while supplies last. Pumpkins donated by Peirone Produce
    • Pumpkin painting with Spokane Princess Parties

    11:00am - 5:00pm

    • Second Chance Ranch Petting Zoo
    • Complimentary face painting with Spokane Shriners
    • Kid's fall crafts with Spokane Arts and Mobius Children's Museum
    • Photo booth
    • Taste of Fall vendors
    • Family activities at Riverfront Park: Superhero Ninja course presented by KRETE Freerunning, Spokane Gymnastic’s obstacle course, Fall family photo opportunity, Sidewalk games, Riverfront Prize Wheel

    11:00am - 7:00pm (and later) | Food Fest

    • Skewers
    • Soup’s On
    • Five Boys and a Dog
    • Bloem
    • BombShell Sweets

    Noon -10:00pm | Live Entertainment presented with support from the Spokane Public Library

    • Noon: Scott Nordahl
    • 1:00pm: Spokane Area Square Dancers called by Bob Amsbury
    • 2:15pm: Daniel Hall
    • 3:30pm: Wyatt Wood
    • 5:00pm: Matt Mitchell
    • 6:15pm: The Dapper Devils
    • 7:15pm: DJ UNIFEST

    8:00pm | Headliner

    1:00 - 10:00pm | Beer Garden

  • Friday, Oct 5 / 5:00pm

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Friday, Sep 28 / 11:30am

    Food Truck Fridays

    Back by popular demand, Downtown Spokane is shutting down Wall Street every Friday for June, July, August and September 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: Brain Feeze Creamery * Compass Breakfast Wagon * Couple of Chefs * 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/.

    Entertainment schedule: