Summer Things To Do

Summertime in Spokane presents seemingly endless possibilities for making the most of the natural wonderland that is the city. Some of the biggest annual festivals and fairs take place and everywhere you look there’s another way to take advantage of the sun shining down on Spokane.

Rafting & Kayaking

Got paddle? Spokane is a destination for water adventure enthusiasts. We’re a hub for paddlers of every type with 76 lakes and dozens of rivers within the region to keep you coming back for…

Centennial Trail Spokane

Hike, bike or skate on the 40-mile Spokane River Centennial Trail, which has 18 marked trailheads and spans two states, Washington and Idaho. Used by nearly 2 million people annually, this terrain-diverse trail offers…

Hiking & Biking

The beauty of Spokane is that you don't need to drive hours to go for a beautiful hike or mountain bike ride. Many outdoor recreation areas can be reached from Spokane by car in…

Riverside State Park

You’d think a park as vast as Riverside State Park would be hours from the city. You thought wrong. Located just nine miles northwest of downtown Spokane, there’s something in this park for every…

Riverfront Park Spokane

When you are standing in the 100-acres of beauty that makes Riverfront Park an urban oasis, it's hard to imagine just 50-years ago it was an old railyard. The area was not only cleaned…

Fourth of July

Spokane is no exception to the launching of hundreds of fireworks for the Fourth of July. Enjoy live music and performances going all day, and of course, food vendors. Independence Day celebrations also take place at Kendall Yards, in Liberty Lake at Pavilion Park, and at the Avista Stadium during a Spokane Indians baseball game for the ultimate all-American tradition.

Green Bluff Growers


For your summer trip to Spokane, you’ll also want to be sure to visit Green Bluff Growers. The collection of over 35 farms, orchards, wineries, and breweries is in peak form for summer with the plants they’ve been working on all year finally ripening for your enjoyment. Just 15-20 minutes away from Spokane, the many farms offer the opportunity for you to pick your own produce and there’s plenty for the pickin’. Stop by in June for strawberry season, visit in July for cherries, and make a trip in August for the plentiful peach season.

Summer Symphony

Labor Day Weekend

Another Labor Day weekend event you’ll want to experience is the Spokane Symphony’s free outdoor performances. Taking place at Pavilion Park and Comstock Park on separate days, the concerts occur around sunset so you can take in the sounds of string and wind instruments as the sky changes from blue to soft pink and orange hues. Bring a blanket or folding chairs, perhaps a dinner picnic, and you’ve got the perfect way to bid farewell to summer.