Spokane’s historic Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park will be closed for its annual maintenance and restoration until Feb. 27.
The Carrousel will reopen for a yearlong celebration of “100 Years of Carrousel.” Spokane’s historic landmark will turn 100 on July 18.
A tentative calendar of events includes: a grand reopening on March 21, including antique cars and fire trucks, a historical tour and birthday cake.
Author Nona Hengen will sign her book “Carrousel Odyssey” on April 18. A caricature artist, balloon animal artist, and more will be a part of the celebration on May 16. On June 13 there will be an ice carving demonstration, a coloring contest, and Hengen will return. An old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration is planned.
The Carrousel’s true 100th birthday celebration will include free Carrousel rides, commemorative tokens and birthday cake.
And the yearlong celebration will continue through December with Victorian-style decorations and breakfast with Santa.
For more information, visit www.spokaneparks.org.