July Fourth events around the region.
Fourth of July Celebration in Riverfront Park - Today and Saturday. All-day activities for kids and adults, with food, vendors, arts and crafts, beer garden and live music. Ignite! Community Theatre presents “The Complete History of America (abridged),” a comedy written by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with free performances tonight at 7:30 in the Lilac Bowl and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the Clocktower Meadows. Riverfront Park. Free. (509) 625-6600.
22nd annual Summer Party - Live music featuring the Planetary Refugees playing Earth-wise reggae on Saturday; and Kunda! Marimba Band on Sunday. Dancing, arts and crafts, concessions or bring a picnic meal. Saturday, noon-dark; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. China Bend Winery, 3751 Vineyard Way, on Lake Roosevelt, near Kettle Falls. $10/general, free/age 16 and younger. (509) 732-6123.
Family Fun and Fireworks at the Fair in the Gorge - Family events and contests, live music, food, beverages and fireworks. Family activities organized in an Olympics/tournament format from 3-6 p.m. Prizes will be available. Watermelon-eating contest, horseshoe pitch, peanut spoon race, kids potato-sack race, tug of war, three-legged race, keg toss, water-balloon toss. Live music from 6-10 p.m. Concessions available. Fireworks beginning about 10 p.m. Free admission. Saturday. 650 Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, Wash. (800) 989-9178.
Fourth of July, Deer Park - Community picnic and music by Deer Park Community Orchestra. Saturday, 8:30 p.m. 1205 E. Crawford, Deer Park. (509) 844-5692.
Fourth of July Celebration - Live music, food and fireworks display at dusk. Saturday. Sunnyside Park, Pullman. (509) 334-3565.
Liberty Lake Fourth of July Celebration - Free concert featuring The Clintons and Big Red Barn begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin after dark. Saturday. Pavillion Park, Country Vista Drive and Molter Road.
Farm Fair - Family fun in seven Eastern Washington towns, sponsored by MaryJanesFarm in Moscow, Idaho. Enjoy tours of the historic Oakesdale Mill, antique shopping in Freeman, a flea market in Rockford, a quilt show in Fairfield, boutiques in Tekoa, farm displays in Garfield and a farmers market and petting zoo in Palouse. In general, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For details, visit www.mary janesfarm.org/FarmFair2009.
Bayview Daze – Today through Sunday. Downtown Bayview. Street bazaar each day. Saturday street parade at 11 a.m., lighted boat parade at dusk, fireworks at 10 p.m. over the lake. Includes music and vendors. Free. (208) 683-1859.
Demolition Derby and Fireworks Extravaganza – Annual family event. 6 p.m. tonight. State Line Stadium Speedway off Beck Road, Post Falls. $12/adults, $11/ages 12-15, seniors and military, $5/ages 6-11, $30/family and kids. (208) 773-5019.
Priest River Fourth of July – Fireworks after dark Saturday. Bonner Park West. Free. (208) 448-2721.
“Celebrate Sandpoint” Fourth of July Celebration – Kids parade Saturday at 9 a.m., Grand Parade at 10 a.m. downtown followed by stage performances, raffle and activities at City Beach. Fireworks at dusk. Free. (208) 263-0887.
American Heroes Fourth of July Parade, Festival and Fireworks - Annual festivities begin today with a children’s parade at 10 a.m., followed Saturday by the main parade on Sherman Avenue at 11 a.m. Downtown fun and fireworks begin at dusk over Lake Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-5986.
Harrison Fireworks Display - Viewable from shore or boat. Saturday at dusk. Harrison City Park. Free. (208) 689-3669.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July - Parade, music, vendors in the park and fireworks at dusk. Saturday. Spirit Lake City Park. Free. (208) 623-2275.
Post Falls Fourth of July - Events held at Q’emiln Park. Saturday. Music begins at 7 p.m.; fireworks at dark. Boat traffic will be closed below the bridge at 9 p.m. and shuttle buses will begin at 6 p.m. Free.
“Praise and Salute: A Tribute to God and Country” – Color guard, anthem and prayer, Youth In Action presentation, open forum, music and dance from 6 p.m. until fireworks finale at 9 p.m. Saturday from 1-10:30 p.m. at the Boundary County Fairgrounds in downtown Bonners Ferry. (208) 267-5922.
Priest Lake Fireworks Display - At Cavanaugh Bay and Luby Bay on the lake Saturday. Free ice cream social at the Coolin Civic Center.
Silver Valley Independence Day Celebration - Parade at noon in downtown Kellogg; events include music, swimming, kids activities, horseshoe tournament and fireworks. Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Kellogg City Park. Free. (208) 783-1524.
Fireworks Extravaganza – Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk at Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. Highway 95 near Athol. $40.99/general, $21.99/ages 3-7 and ages 65 and older, free/ages 2 and younger. (208) 683-3400.