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.


  • 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.




Past Events

  • Sunday, Apr 28 / 10:00am

    Spokane Lilac Festival Royal Tea Party

    Join the Queen and the Royal Court as their special guests at the Spokane Lilac Festival's Tea Time and Tiaras, Royal Tea Party on Sunday, April 28th. Enjoy the many activities we have prepared for your little ones! Such as, walking the Purple Carpet, Face Painting, Entertainment, Royal Tea Party Goody Bags, Door Prizes and more. Participate in a raffle to become a member of the Junior Lilac Court and ride with the Royal Court in the 2019 Junior Lilac Parade. On our website, you will find two separate links to buy tickets for either our morning tea party or our afternoon tea party!

  • 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.


    • 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

  • Monday, Apr 1 / 12:00am

    Spring Break Science

    Spend Spring Break at Mobius Science Center

    Planetarium Shows
    Apr 1 - Monday 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, & 3:00pm Mobius Science Center
    Curious about constellations? Interested in meeting our galactic neighbors? Explore the cosmos with us in our mobile Planetarium and embark on a tour of the planets, black holes, and more!

    Details: Show times: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm. Purchase tickets at the Admissions Desk, Members $2 per person, Nonmembers $3 per person. *Shows are subject to change or cancellation.

    Sail Away
    Apr 2 - Tuesday All Day Mobius Science Center
    Learn about the engineering design process as you design and build our own ship! Test your design to see how far it can sail and how much cargo it can hold before sinking.

    Details: All Day. Free with science center admission.

    Sprout Houses
    Apr 3 - Wednesday All Day Mobius Science Center
    Celebrate spring by planting a seed! Discover what a seed needs to sprout and grow, then build a mini greenhouse to take home.

    Details: All Day. Free with science center admission.

    Tree Microscopy
    Apr 4 - Thursday All Day Mobius Science Center
    What does a pine needle or pine wood look like under a microscope? Zoom in and take a closer look at the microscopic features of its structure in this hands-on biology lab!

    Details: All Day. Free with science center admission.

    Cow Eye Dissections
    Apr 5 - Friday 10:30am, 1:30pm, or 3:30pm Mobius Science Center
    Why do animals' eyes glow at night? How similar are their eyes to ours? We will be dissecting cow eyeballs with Mobius educators in The Lab!

    Details: Dissection times: 10:30am, 1:30pm, or 3:30pm. Members $10, Nonmembers $12 (per eyeball). Children under 6 must have adult supervision in their group to dissect an eyeball. Up to 4 people per eyeball.

  • 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.