In 1974, Spokane became the smallest city in history to host the World’s Fair. As an environmentally focused event, the Spokane World’s Fair sparked a transformation in the heart of our city that became the catalyst for sustainable growth in our region.

As we look toward the future, this celebration aims to reignite the nostalgia of this international milestone in Spokane's history, and invite new generations to carry the mantle of creating a cleaner and brighter tomorrow.

Inlander Expo 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

50 Years Later

Frequently Asked Questions

Events FAQ

Are the events family-friendly?
There are many family-friendly events and activities for children during Expo. Visit the Expo events calendar for more information.

Is there an admission fee for events?
While most of the events are free and open to the public, there are a select number of events that require an advance ticket purchase. Visit the Expo events calendar for more information.

Will there be food and beverages available for purchase?
Yes, there will be food and beverage available for purchase at events with local vendors throughout the park during the Expo celebration.

Will there be restroom facilities available?
Yes, restrooms will be provided throughout Riverfront Park.

Will there be season passes again?
Expo 50 is a celebration of the anniversary of Expo 74 and most events have been designed to be free and accessible to the public, with no season pass required. However, there is a Club 74 Member Pass, which gives you access to special deals, discounts, and memorabilia from select Spokane businesses. More information on Club 74 can be found here.

When are events taking place? Is there a calendar of events?
Events will be scheduled during the week and weekends throughout the celebration from May 4th - July 4th. Check the Expo 50 Events Calendar for a detailed schedule of events.

Where are the locations of the events?
While most of the events will take place at Riverfront Park including opening and closing ceremonies and the community stage, there are multiple events that will take place throughout the region. See the Expo Calendar for details.

Is there a capacity at the signature events?
If you are attending the opening or closing ceremonies at the Pavilion, please show up early as there are capacity limitations.

What can I bring to the Opening Ceremonies at Riverfront Park?
You can find a detailed list of accepted and prohibited items allowed inside the venue for Opening Ceremonies by clicking here.

Will there be fireworks every night like in 1974?
To bolster our environmental efforts under our Sustainability Pillar, Expo 50 will have a limited number of fireworks shows during the celebration.These include a free public show at the Closing Ceremonies in Riverfront Park on July 4th and another at the Spokane Indians EXPO Games on May 4. Additionally, the Opening Celebration will showcase a spectacular drone show in lieu of fireworks.

Expo 50 Souvenirs FAQ

Can I buy souvenirs?
Yes you can! Information on where to find official Expo ‘74 50th Celebration merchandise and gifts, designed by local Spokane makers, can be found here.

What is Club 74? What do you receive if you join?
Club 74 is a donor program that supports the the free, family-friendly events during the nine-week celebration and includes access to exclusive deals and discounts, a special edition Club 74 Member Pass, and a commemorative Expo 50 coin. Click here to learn more about Club 74.

Getting Involved FAQ

How can I volunteer?
Want to help? Click here to contact our team for volunteer opportunities.

How can I be a vendor or perform at Expo?
At this time, we are no longer accepting vendors and performers for the celebration. We received an overwhelming response from vendors and performers who want to join the celebration and at this time we are completely booked.

Who can I speak to about donating or displaying my original Expo 1974 memorabilia?
Thank you to the community for your generosity and excitement in sharing your Expo memories! We have received an overwhelming number of memorabilia donations and can no longer accept more at this time.

Parking & Transportation FAQ

Where can I find parking downtown?
Meters and paid parking lots are available throughout the downtown core. Click here for a detailed parking map. Free parking is also available for anyone taking the bus at all 14 of STA Park & Ride lots throughout the region.

Is transportation available?
During the nine-week celebration, enjoy free bus and Paratransit rides on Saturdays and Sundays across the downtown Spokane service area. Weekday fares for the Downtown/North Bank shuttle drop to 50 cents. Plus, Shuttle Park customers get a reduced pass price from $40 to $22 for May and June. And don't forget, free parking is offered at all 14 STA Park & Ride lots for bus riders.

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