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Fourth of July events around the region

Fireworks in Riverfront Park are a local Fourth of July tradition. (Robert Shaer / The Spokesman-Review)
Fireworks in Riverfront Park are a local Fourth of July tradition. (Robert Shaer / The Spokesman-Review)

Riverfront Park - Festival begins at 11 a.m. with activities for kids and adults, including park pass specials, food, vendors, arts and crafts, beer garden and live music. Spokane Jazz Orchestra and fireworks display at dusk. Entertainment at Clocktower Stage: 1 p.m., American Idol competition, Spokane’s top 10; 2 p.m., KZZU Karaoke Stage, live competition; 4 p.m., Matt Russell, acoustic pop-rock; 5 p.m., The Parchman, blues. Lilac Bowl Stage: 3 p.m., Andrew Belle, River FM rising star; 4 p.m., Coleman Undergrounds, ’80s covers; 5 p.m., Soul Proprietor, Tower of Power; 7 p.m., Opening Ceremony; 7:30 p.m., Spokane Jazz Orchestra, featuring American standards; 10 p.m., fireworks show. Free. (509) 625-6600.

Best Seats in Town - View the festivities on the roof deck overlooking Riverfront Park. Roof access at 8 p.m. with dessert and a beverage. Reservations required. Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $40/person. (800) 325-SEAT.

Coeur d’Alene - American Heroes Parade at 11 a.m. along Sherman Avenue. Enjoy music, food vendors, pie-eating contest and children’s activities in City Park. Fireworks at dusk. Free. Lake cruises available to view fireworks at $25.75-$55.75/person, boards at 8 p.m. (800) 688-5253.

Silver Mountain - Firecracker Run with registration at 7:30 a.m., Kellogg Middle School, and run at 9 a.m. along the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. From 8:30-11:30 a.m., Kellogg Elks Pancake Breakfast at the Elks lodge. At 1 p.m., the parade begins at Division at Main Street and continues to Kellogg City Park. Noon, celebration at Kellogg City Park with food, live entertainment, children’s activities, Silver Hoops Shoot, beer garden, swimming pool open 2-4 p.m., horseshoe tournament from 2-5 p.m., Idaho history re-enactments; and free rides on the Wallace-Kellogg Trolley, noon-6 p.m. and after fireworks; 7-10 p.m., live music by Generation Gap; 10 p.m., fireworks display. (208) 512-2173.

Bonners Ferry - 8 p.m., entertainment followed by fireworks. Boundary County Fairgrounds. Free. (208) 267-5922.

Grand Coulee - Art, craft and food fair, live entertainment from 5-10 p.m. Elvis on stage 8:30-10 p.m. Laser Light show at 10 p.m. Fireworks at 10:37 p.m. Grand Coulee Dam. Free. (800) COULEE2.

Pullman - Games for the entire family throughout the evening; 5 p.m., barbecue at picnic shelter; 5:30 p.m., Pullman Community Band performs; 6 p.m., Dan Maher performs; 7:15 p.m., Kingpins perform; with fireworks at dusk. Sunnyside Park (no pets or alcohol in park). (509) 334-3565.

Silver Valley Independence Day Celebration - Activities include live music entertainment by Generation Gap, Firecracker 5K Fun Run, Star Spangled Community Parade, free family activities in the park, street fair with food arts and craft vendors, and a Grand Finale Fireworks display. Free. (208) 512-2173.

Worley - Fireworks at 10 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Casino, Highway 95. Free. (800) 523-2464.

Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast - Sponsored by the Usk Community Club, 7-11 a.m. Followed by parade at noon. 2442 Black Road, Usk. $4/adults, free/ages 5 and younger. (509) 445-1433.

23rd annual Summer Party - Featuring live music, arts and crafts, barbecue, games and wine samples. Live music by Planetary Refugees, Murphy’s Law and Big Al. Noon-10 p.m. China Bend Winery on Lake Roosevelt, 3751 Vineyard Way, Kettle Falls. $10/admission; Free/ages 15 and younger. (509) 732-6123 or (800) 700-6123.

Liberty Lake - Music starts at 5:30 p.m. with Columbia playing bluegrass; Tuxedo Junction playing big band music, sponsored by Friends of Pavillion Park. Fireworks follow at 10:10 p.m. over the lake. Free. (509) 893-3413.

Colville - Music starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Northeast Washington Fairgrounds. Free. (509) 684-5973.

Patriotic Dessert Social - Enjoy a panoramic view of the area’s fireworks displays from the cliffs of Mount St. Michael. Gate opens at 8 p.m. Bring your own chairs and flashlights. Plenty of music and goodies. Nonalcoholic event. 8500 N. St. Michaels Road. $5 single; $15 car; $30 van. (509) 467-0986, Ext 121.

Harrison - Enjoy the fireworks from your boat, the docks or the city park. 9:15 p.m. Free.

Bayview Daze - Centennial celebration with street bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. At 2 p.m., 25th Army Band concert on lawn of the Scenic Bay Apartments on Main Street. Free. (208) 683-1859.


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