Things to do
Hayden Days Festival Celebration - Events begin at 2 p.m. today with food and craft vendors, children’s activities, beer garden and balloon rides. Northern Lakes Fire District pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the fire station with a parade to follow at 10 a.m. on Government Way. Hayden City Park, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden. Free. (208) 209-1080.
Liberty Lake Days - 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today, Friday Night Car Show and Street Dance, Downtown Liberty Lake, Liberty Lake Road; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., carnival games, contests, car display and more at Pavillion Park, corner of Molter Road and Country Vista Drive. (509) 755-6700.
Timber Days in Priest River - Annual celebration includes parade, logging competitions, food and craft vendors, games, beer garden and Asphalt Angels Car Show. Lawn mower races Sunday. Saturday and Sunday, downtown Priest River. Free. (208) 448-2721.
Royal Fireworks Festival & Concert - 34th annual event. Grand finale concert featuring Allegro’s 60-piece Royal Band, followed by fireworks display at dusk from the Floating Stage, choreographed to Handel’s music. Sunday, Riverfront Park, Lilac Bowl and Floating Stage. Free; reserved seating and buffet dinner, $60/person. (509) 455-6865.
Harrison Old Time Picnic - Crowning of the king and queen, music, food and games. Today-Sunday, downtown Harrison, Harrison. Free.
Hot Summer Nights - Outdoor party of fashion, food and fun. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. today and feature Tango Volcado and Peter Rivera. Featured artists include: Angela Marie, Tana Bachman-Bland, Christina Deubel, Stephanie Hatzinikolis, Rebekah Littlefield, Kari Margurite, Nicole Richardson, Ronnie Ryno and more. 5:30 p.m. today, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $20. (800) 325-SEAT.
Scenic Excursion Train Rides - Train leaves from Ione Station on 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. Reservations recommended. Presented by North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club. July 28, Depot, 199 Railroad Ave., Ione. $15. (877) 525-5226.
6th Annual Artists Loose on the Palouse Festival Featuring local artists and crafters, roaming costumes, Valleyford Museum and walking tours, cooperative painting, parade on the Palouse Highway (noon Sunday) and Classic Car and Tractor Show (after parade). Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. On Sacred Grounds, 12212 E. Palouse Hwy., Valleyford. (509) 747-6294.
Coeur d’Alene Downtown Concert Series - Tuesdays, from 6-8:30 p.m., through Aug. 21. This week, Custer’s Grass Band, bluegrass. Inclement weather moves the event to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza on Sherman Avenue. Sherman Square Park, 316 Sherman Ave, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-3162.
Fireman’s Ball - Fourth annual event to raise money for the Fireman and Police Departments’ local bereavement fund. Live music, silent auction and a portion of food and beverage sales will be donated. Tuesday, 5-9 p.m., Capone’s, 315 N. Ross Point Road, Post Falls. (208) 457-8020.
Soiree on the Edge - Eckart Preu and the Spokane Symphony will serenade you. Two shows remaining: “Serenade” on Wednesday; and “Musical Delicacies” on Aug. 8, all at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.spokanesymphony.org, at either Arbor Crest Tasting room locations or by phone. Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road, Spokane Valley. $20-$30. (509) 624-1200.
The Our Town Downtown Block Party - Live music, food, drinks, and shopping from local businesses, along with raffles and a no-host bar to benefit The Ronald McDonald Charities of Spokane. 5 p.m. Thursday, Larry H. Miller Toyota, 1208 W. Third Ave. (509) 979-4927.
An Evening Under the Stars - Spokane Public Radio station’s annual gala fundraiser with a gourmet buffet dinner, silent auction, music with Paul Grove and Rhonda Bradetich, and classic rock dance tunes from Diminishing Faculties. Attendees are invited to dress like the Romans of yore for the chance to win prizes for best toga. 6 p.m. Thursday, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $42. (509) 328-5729.