Things To Do In Summer
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.
Show Your Pride
Since 1992, the second Saturday in June has been reserved for Spokane’s Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival. The annual celebration of the city’s LGBTQA community is an all-inclusive, family-friendly event drawing over 10,000 people.
The festivities begin with the Pride Parade taking off at noon through downtown and ending up in Riverfront Park at the Lilac Meadows where the Rainbow Festival continues the party. The outdoor area hosts live entertainment, a resource and business fair, family area, teen zone, nYne Pride Bar, all-ages dance party beginning at 6 p.m., and a fireworks finale at 10 p.m. An art show also takes place with many artists featuring pride-related artwork.
Experience the Bounty
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. Beyond these popular fruits, there are a ton of other produce items you can pick or purchase already picked, in addition to baked goods from country kitchens prepared with the freshest, just-picked fruits. There’s always something going on during the weekends, from petting zoos and live music to craft fairs and special dining events, just be sure to check their event calendar before you head up.
Spokane summers are a special time where the community comes together for beloved events and the city is transformed into a playground of adventures. Plan you summer trip to Spokane and prepare to experience some of the best the city has to offer.