Spring Things To Do
As the city begins to defrost and transform from a snow-covered wonderland into a flourishing landscape teeming with new life, Spokane blooms with things to do. Springtime in the Lilac City is the best time to discover how apt the town’s official nickname really is.
Spring is the best time to marvel at the Spokane Falls -- the country’s largest urban waterfall. The falls crash over the basalt rock formations in Riverfront Park all year long, but reach their peak in May when the mountain snow runoff is at its peak. Finding the perfect vantage point is easy. There’s no shortage of spots. The Spokane Falls comes in two parts, upper and lower. Make sure you see both to get the full effect.
Embrace Spokane's beautiful spring weather while upping your golf game. Our city has incredible scenery and first-rate golf courses that we promise will delight and engage you. We pride ourselves as one of the hottest golf destinations in the Pacific Northwest. Our courses are known for their challenging layouts, pristine fairways, and smoothly rolled greens.
Since 1977, the annual Bloomsday race has been held on the first Sunday in May. Drawing thousands of runners from all over the country, Bloomsday is the world’s largest timed road race. The 12K run is open to runners, walkers, wheelchairs, assisted wheelchairs, and strollers, making it an inclusive event for all.
The Cork District’s Spring Release Wine Weekend occurs each Mother’s Day weekend and debuts over 20 new wines from Spokane’s very own collection of wineries. With all of the more than 15 wine producers in the Cork District opening their doors for tastings, tours, entertainment, and special offers.
Lilac Garden at Manito Park
Spring is the perfect time to explore the 120 parks in the Spokane region. Be sure to visit the Lilac Garden at Manito Park where Spokane’s very own lilac, the Syringa Spokane, can be viewed. Along with the double pink hybrid lilac, visitors can view 23 distinct species of lilacs in all their springtime grandeur.