About This Series

Volunteers are the lifelines of any vibrant community. Volunteers keep us strong and most of all help us stay in touch with our each other.

Volunteer opportunities vary. Some are re-occurring, some are individual-day events, and others are a part of a larger community celebration.

We've detailed a few events here and all volunteer activities will be listed as an event below. To sign-up to participate please complete the online form and a representative from downtown will be in contact.

Volunteer

Fall Fest

When: Saturday October 5 11:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Wall Street between Spokane Falls Blvd and Main Ave

What: The first Downtown Fall Fest occurred in 2018 as an opportunity to bring the farm to downtown Spokane and celebrate the season. Presented in partnership with River Park Square and Riverfront Park, family friendly activities will happen throughout downtown all day long.

Volunteers needed:

Country Carnival – Help kiddos play fall-themed carnival games – Two helpers per activity needed

  • 11:00am - 2:00pm- 20 Carnival Helpers
  • 2:00 - 5:00pm- 20 Carnival Helpers

Pumpkin Patch – Pick out a free pumpkin when you bring a non-perishable item to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. For kids 12 and under, one pumpkin per kid. Helpers will manage the line and keep pumpkin patch replenished.

  • 11:00am - 2:00pm- 5 Helpers
  • 2:00 - 5:00pm- 5 Carnival Helpers

For more information, please contact our office at 509.456.0580 or email hello@downtownspokane.net.

Crescent Window Display Refurbishment

When: Saturday / Sundays in October and November

Where: Downtown Spokane Storage

What: Help bring the tradition of holidays displays back to life in downtown Spokane! The Crescent Window Displays returned for the 2018 holiday season and a whole new set of found figurines need to be prepared to delight families again in 2019.

Volunteers needed:

Of you have experience working with small motors, backdrops, set design or with fabrics and costuming, please indicate an interest in volunteering to refurbish displays. A downtown representative will reach out with specific tasks.

Past Events

  • Saturday, Jul 27 / 11:00am

    Spokane Sports on Wall St.

    Sports are coming to the streets of Downtown Spokane! Bring the kids and join us for hands-on sports experiences led by some the region’s most successful sports programs. This is a perfect way to introduce your kids to a variety of sports and meet the people that run them. Located on Wall Street, between Main St. and Spokane Falls Blvd., from 11am–1pm, on select Saturdays this summer. Proudly hosted by @downtownpartnership and @SpokaneSports.

  • Sunday, Jul 28 / 12:00pm

    SUNDAY ART MART

    Spend your Sunday in downtown Spokane.

    Sunday Art Mart (SAM) is an opportunity for local, emerging artists and crafters to exhibit and sell work in a casual and friendly environment in the heart of downtown. SAM occurs on Wall Street between Spokane Falls Blvd and Main Ave, adjacent to Riverfront Park and River Park Square Mall on Sundays through August during the hours of Noon to 4:00pm.

    Artist Application

  • Friday, Aug 23 / 11:00am

    WheelShare Day

    Wrap up your week with WheelShare Day on Wall Street, Friday August 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between Main and Riverside. City staff will be installing the first “Parking Zone” on Wall Street and providing visitors with safety flyers. Lime will host a Scooter Demo from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Friday, Sep 6 / 4:00pm

    Pavilion Grand Opening

    Riverfront invites the community to a free Pavilion grand opening celebration September 6 & 7. Sponsored by Garco Construction. The grand opening will feature live local music from the Spokane Symphony and The Cronkites, and national act The Dip, coming to Spokane fresh from Bumbershoot Music Festival. Attendees can also enjoy Pavilion light shows, fitness programming, a Kids Zone with mobile recreation, a native cultural presentation, food vendors, beer garden, and more. All events are free. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or low profile seats for the sloped lawn. Limited chairs are available on first-come basis.

    Friday, September 6
    • 4 P.M. Whitworth String Quartet, Spokane Area Youth Choirs
    • 5 P.M. Ribbon Cutting, Spokane Tribe Opening Blessing, Native Cultural Presentation
    • 5 – 9 P.M. Kids Zone (until 8 P.M.), Beer Garden, Food Vendors
    • 6:30 P.M. The Cronkites
    • 8:00 P.M. Light Show

    Saturday, September 7
    9 A.M. – 9 P.M.
    • 9 – 10:30 A.M. PNW Sweat Party, with Foam Finish Line and DJ
    • 1 – 6 P.M. Kids Zone, Mobile Recreation Games and Activities
    • 1 – 9 P.M. Food Vendors
    • 1 P.M. Covenant Methodist Marimba
    • 2 P.M. Spokane Children’s Theatre
    • 4 P.M. Spokane Symphony
    • 4 - 9 P.M. Beer Garden
    • 5 P.M. Native Cultural Presentation
    • 7 P.M. The Dip
    • 9 P.M. Light Show

    Sponsored by:
    NAC Architecture, Downtown Spokane, Spokane Parks Foundation, Negative Split, SCAFCO Corporation, Makin & Little, Apollo Sheetmetal, Cameron-Reilly, S&S Coatings, Power City Electric, Berger Partnership PS and Modern Drywall.