1 Hillyard Festival & Hi-Jinks Parade
Today through Sunday, Sharpley-Harmon Park, 6100 N. Market St. Live entertainment planned from noon to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, with headlining sets from Sammy Eubanks and Christy Comrie on Saturday night. Hi-Jinx Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Festivities wrap up at 5 p.m. Sunday. (509) 868-2900. Admission: FREE
2 “Mining Madness at the Mill” Through Aug. 25. Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., Sixth Street Melodrama, 212 Sixth St., Wallace. A play inspired by the events of the 1899 mill explosion at Bunker Hill. With her husband in the bullpen prison, Maria must find a way to save her house from the dastardly Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine owner. (208) 752-8871. Admission: $10
3 Two Rivers Bluegrass Weekend Concerts
5 p.m. Saturday, Two Rivers Casino & Resort, 1010 Blake Ave., Building 222, Davenport, Wash. Music by Moses Willey and Panhandle Polecats starts at 5 p.m. and Jim Faddis & One More Ride starts at 8 p.m. The Beer Garden opens at 5 p.m., and food is available on site. Part of Riverfest Summer concert series. (800) 954-2946. Admission: FREE
4 Scottish Highland Games 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. Annual celebration of Highland traditions, including dance, bagpipe and drumming exhibitions, and Heavy Athletic competitions. Live Celtic music can be enjoyed all day long. Special events such as the tug-of-war challenge, along with sword demonstrations, historical re-enactments and Scots Gaelic classes, will take place throughout the day. Children’s Scottish games and “Braveheart style” face painting, balloon swords and kids’ kilts are featured. www.spokanehighlandgames.org. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors and youth, $5 age 3 and younger.
5 Free Access Day at Washington State Parks All day Sunday at any Washington state park. A Discovery Pass will not be needed Sunday, which the state has declared as Peak Season Free Day. For park details, maps and directions, visit www.parks.wa.gov. (360) 902-8844. Admission: FREE
6 Bozarth Mansion Historical Tour 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 12415 N. Fairwood Drive. Gonzaga University’s Bozarth Mansion was originally known as “Waikiki.” The mansion, designed by Kirkland Cutter, cost about $100,000 in 1911-13. Join the Moose Trail hike at the Little Spokane River; the trailhead is about 1/4 mile from Bozarth. Presented by Exploring Families. Registration is required. Bring your own picnic lunch. (509) 999-7614. Admission: FREE
7 Moon Taxi 11 p.m. Saturday, The Hive, 207 N. First St., Sandpoint. This band from Nashville has performed at Bonaroo and the Hangout Festival, and now they’re playing the Hive’s Aftifal – shows designed to keep the Festival at Sandpoint vibe live into the late night. If Moon Taxi seems familiar, their song “Young Journey” has been featured on commercials for HGTV. The Sandpoint show is a stop on their first West Coast tour. (800) 325-SEAT. Admission: $10
8 Inland Northwest Truck Show 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Greyhound Park and Event Center, 5100 W. Riverbend Road, Post Falls. Big trucks, small trucks, custom pickups and restored big trucks, plus vendors, food, a live band today and Saturday from 6-9 p.m., and prize drawings for children and adults. The major semitruck sales outlets in the area as well as companies that own and use these vehicles will be on hand for you to get a close-up look at their new trucks. A truck rodeo where seasoned drivers show their driving skills backing and turning without smashing the cones will take place Saturday and Sunday. (509) 844-3746. Admission: $8 adult, $5 children ages 5-12, free age 4 and younger.
9 Stars of Tomorrow with the Spokane Youth Orchestra Gates open at 4:30 p.m., War Memorial Field, 855 Ontario St., Sandpoint. Festival at Sandpoint’s annual Family Concert featuring the Spokane Youth Orchestra and Sandpoint’s Studio 1 Dancers with a performance of “Sleeping Beauty” and other ballet favorites. Preconcert activities include the “instrument petting zoo” (where kids can try various instruments on for size), an animal petting zoo, pony rides, clowns, face painting, games galore and the popular Parents’ Corner, where moms and dads can take a break from the chaos for a complimentary mini-massage. (888) 265-4554. Admission: $6.
!0 “You Need A Hero” 8 p.m. today, Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. A new superhero will be created each week and save the world with audience suggestions in this comedy improv performance. Held every Friday in August. (509) 747-7045. Admission: $9 general; $7 students, military, seniors.