Beyond the community events taking place throughout the Spokane region in commemoration of Expo 74's 50th Anniversary, Riverfront Spokane will be transformed into Expo Village. Featuring signature events from May 4th to July 4th, you can find live performances, local vendors, and interactive experiences throughout the park.

Opening Celebrations

Opening Celebration at Riverfront Spokane

May 4, 2024 | 3 PM — 9 PM

Kick off the nine-week Expo '74 - 50th Anniversary at the all-day Opening Celebration at the Spokane Pavilion in Riverfront Park on May 4. Starting at 3pm, the event will feature live performances from arts, cultural, tribal and community organizations. There will also be speakers, international cuisine, recreational and wellness activities, and more.

Presented by Washington Trust Bank, NonStop Local KHQ, & Garco Construction

Community Stage & Vendor Village

Community Stage & Vendor Village

Select Saturdays May 4 — June 29 | 11 AM — 4 PM

The Expo '74 - 50th Anniversary Community Stage will be a dynamic multicultural showcase select Saturdays at 11am at Riverfront Park. Experience a fusion of dance, performing arts, inspiring talks, and a wide array of performances from a diverse range of community talents. The stage will offer an engaging, celebratory and varied entertainment experience for all. Enjoy international cuisine, memorabilia, and historic and interactive activities. The stage will be adjacent to the Vendor Village, featuring a variety of local vendors, artisans and hand crafters.

Presented by Washington Trust Bank, NonStop Local KHQ, & Garco Construction

Closing Ceremonies

4th of July Concert and Fireworks with the Spokane Symphony

July 4, 2024 | 4 PM — 10 PM

Join us for Spokane’s signature Independence Day celebration and fireworks with an inspiring patriotic performance by the Spokane Symphony. Front-of-stage seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 4pm with community performances and artisan vendor village. The Spokane Symphony begins at 9pm followed by spectacular fireworks display at 10pm. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening of music and celebration.