For most people, Labor Day weekend means leaving home to go camping, a barbeque with friends, or one last weekend of relaxation before school starts. Whether you're a local living in Spokane or want to come visit, here are my reasons why you should spend Labor Day weekend in Spokane.

Pig Out in the ParkPig Out in the Park
Every year during Labor Day Weekend, Riverfront Park is invaded with the aromas of all kinds of food, sounds of live music and sights of walking tacos, deep-fried cheesecake and fruit ka-bobs. Pig Out in the Park features over 50 food vendors and more than 70 free concerts in the heart of the city. New this year, there will be snack portions available so that you can sample more vendors for less moolah. Admission is free! For more information, check out spokanepigout.com.

Diamond Cup
For the first time since 1968, the Diamond Cup hydroplane races are returning to Lake Coeur d' Alene! Located in the Silver Beach area on Lake Coeur d' Alene, the sanctioned race draws thousands of spectators as drivers from all over the country battle for the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Championship. On land, enjoy food, vendor booths and more. Get tickets here.

Spokane Symphony at Comstock ParkSpokane Symphony Outdoor Concerts
For two nights, the wonderful Spokane Symphony will be playing in local parks. Pack a blanket and a picnic and settle in for a night of classics, popular favorites and patriotic marches. See them perform at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake August 31 and at Comstock Park September 2.

Spokane Indians
One of the iconic pastimes of summer is baseball, and if you arrive in Spokane a little early for Labor Day Weekend, you'll be able to catch the Spokane Indians, farm team to the Texas Rangers, in action. Playing at the newly renovated Avista Stadium August 28-30, a night at the ballpark is a great way to kick off your weekend in Spokane. Plus, they'll have fireworks on Friday night after the game to celebrate the season finale.

Walter's Peach PiePeach Festival
Ripe, juicy peaches are ready for picking at Green Bluff! Labor Day Weekend is the last weekend of the Peach Festival, which includes u-pick peaches, pie, live music and more at multiple farms. While there, sip wine at Townshend Cellar or visit the alpacas and shop at Colca Andean Fashions.

And don't forget, Spokane has lots of dining and shopping spots, golf courses and water parks. Need a place to stay? We have everything from historic hotels to casino resorts.


What are you doing for Labor Day? Comment below!