The inaugural Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival Spokane (September 26-November 1 at downtown Riverfront Park) will be the first of its kind in Washington State. More than 30 lantern installations will fill the grand display. Two highlights will be a 193-foot-long dragon and a four-story-tall pagoda. This festival marks the first time the accomplished Chinese company Tianyu has brought its traditional-style lanterns to the United States.