The third week in May is an exciting time to be in Spokane! Not only is it Spokane Craft Beer Week and the Spokane Lilac Festival, but it’s also Navy Week. Members of the U.S. Navy will be spending some time in the Lilac City participating in community service projects and recruiting events, as well as performing free community concerts before stepping off in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday, May 20.

Here are some Navy Week highlights:

Navy Day

  • Tuesday, May 16, 9am-2pm
  • Spokane Community College

Check out bomb-diffusing robots with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technicians and learn some Navy history with USS Constitution sailors decked out in 1813 period uniforms. You can also take a look at a static display of the Navy’s largest helicopter and enjoy a performance by the Navy Band Northwest.

Navy Night

  • Wednesday, May 17, 7pm
  • INB Performing Arts Center

Enjoy a free music extravaganza performed by the Navy Northwest’s Ceremonial Band and Popular Music Group. After the concert, step outside and enjoy a fireworks show over Riverfront Park courtesy of the Spokane Lilac Festival and the Spokane Tribe of Indians.

Navy Block Party

  • Thursday, May 18, 5-8pm
  • West Valley High School

The Navy is preparing a free community spaghetti dinner!  You’ll also get to learn about the Navy’s newest submarine and check out the static helicopter display. And for dessert the Navy Band Northwest is serving another great concert.

Navy STEM Day

  • Friday, May 19, 10am-3pm
  • Mobius Science Center

Sailors from the USS Constitution will give a STEM presentation of the ship while in period costume. Make sure to step outside from 12-1pm to listen to the Navy Popular Music Group’s outdoor concert at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place.

Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

  • Saturday, May 20, 7:45pm

Look for the U.S. Navy as they march in the Spokane Lilac Festival parade!

For more Navy Week events check out our full events calendar.