June 28, 2013 in Features, Seven

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Coeur d’Alene 4th of July Festival The day kicks off with the American Heroes Parade at 11 a.m. on Sherman Avenue. Afterward, enjoy live music, food vendors and games in City Park. Fireworks go off over the lake at dusk, about 9:45-10 p.m. Free. (208) 292-1635.

Fourth of July Celebration, Endicott Sponsored by the Endicott Community Club starting at 3 p.m. with food booths, children’s games, a pie booth from 5-7 p.m.; ice cream social at 7 p.m.; live music from 8 p.m. until dark; and fireworks at dusk. Thursday, Endicott School, 308 School Road, Endicott.

Fourth of July Celebration, Greenacres Thursday, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m., Greenacres Park, Boone Avenue at Long Street, Greenacres. Free. (509) 926-8899.

Fourth of July, Liberty Lake Concert with 6-Foot Swing and Tuxedo Junction presented by Friends of Pavillion Park. Fireworks over the lake will follow the concert at about 10:10 p.m. Concessions will be available through the Liberty Lake Kiwanis. Thursday, 6 p.m., Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 499-3180.

Riverfront Park 4th of July Festival Entertainment from guitarist Steven King (2 to 6 p.m.), Spokane Taiko Drummers, magician Dick Frost, Spokane Area Square Dancers, art exhibits and arts and craft vendors, and children’s meadow featuring face painting and inflatables. Welcome ceremony at 7:30 in the Lilac Bowl, followed by the Spokane Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Admission is free, but standard rates for park attractions apply. Discounted day passes will be sold for $10 between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 507 N. Howard St., Spokane. (509) 625-6601.

The Singing Nuns: Fourth of July Concert Dessert social and watch the city fireworks show. Gates open at 7 p.m., tours begin at 7:15 p.m. and concert at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks at dusk. Nonalcoholic event. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and flashlights. Thursday, 7 p.m., Mount St. Michael, 8500 N. St. Michaels Road. $5/general, children age 7 and younger free with paying adult, includes dessert and beverage. (509) 467-0986, ext. 21.

Perkins House Ice Cream Social The Whitman County Historical Society will host the 41st annual Ice Cream Social. There will be food, live music, talks by regional historians and a fashion show of vintage clothing. Proceeds will benefit the preservation of the historic Perkins House. Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Perkins House, 623 N. Perkins Ave., Colfax, Wash. Free; food available for purchase. (509) 288-1420.

Hidden Gardens of Colville Valley Five private gardens will be open to the public for the AAUW Colville Area Hidden Gardens Tour. The event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women and benefits local scholarships. Tickets available on the day of the event or in advance at: Wynne Street Nursery and Hedrick’s Floral in Colville; Meyers Falls Market in Kettle Falls, Wash.; Front Porch Farm Antiques and Produce on Highway 395 near Arden, Wash.; and Valley Drug in Chewelah. Proceeds from the tour will go toward educational scholarships for women. June 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Rocky Lake Road, Colville. $10/includes entry for door prize and directions to all gardens. (509) 684-6878.

Ignite! Community Theatre Open House and Annual Meeting Following the closing performance of “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” theater lovers will be treated to a barbecue potluck provided by Ignite’s Board of Directors before the annual meeting. Patrons will have an opportunity to look around the new theater, get information about volunteering, and talk to board members about what’s coming up for Ignite!. Ignite! will unveil the lineup of directors for the 2013-2014 season, then conduct its annual meeting and election of officers. Season tickets will be available at a discount. Sunday, 5 p.m., Ignite! Theatre, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 795-0004.

Bikes, Brews and Barbecues Single day filled with three seasonal favorite activities: motocross and BMX, local beer tasting and barbecue. Barbecue competition check-in and pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Entertainment and family events begin at noon, cowpie bingo at 1 p.m., Brewfest at 2 p.m., barbecue awards at 3 p.m. and motocross at 7 p.m. Includes local celebrity dunk tank, vendors and inflatables. Saturday, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $10 brewfest, $12 motocross, $18 for combined ticket. (208) 765-4969.


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