Spring Events

Spokane is in bloom each spring! While the Spokane Falls roar from the winter runoff, the city shakes off winter and wakes up for a fresh season filled with festivals and events. 

The Lilac Festival honors the city’s heritage and military community, while people flock from all over the world to say they completed one of the world’s biggest races, the Bloomsday run, as well as many other races created to help shake winter from your bones. It’s the perfect time to explore Riverfront Park and hop aboard the SkyRide and glide over the Spokane Falls or enjoy a turn on the historic Looff Carrousel.

Literary lovers and classical music connoisseurs gather in Spokane each year to stretch their creative minds at the Get Lit! Festival and Northwest Bach Festival. The country’s greatest artists converge on Spokane to collaborate with local artists, writers and musicians during both celebrated events.

All of this is framed with Spokane’s natural beauty as the city’s signature lilac flowers are fragrant with fresh blooms, the trees boast bright greens and the Spokane River gorge displays its mightiness. It’s one of the best times to explore the Spokane region and be a part of the events and festivals that shape Spokane and bring the community together. 

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