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Fri., July 25, 2014

South Perry Parade and Street Fair 15th annual event with vendors, food, dunk tank, arts and crafts, and free kids activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music in the park behind the Lantern Tap House from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Marshall McLean Band, The Camaros, Prairie War, Cedar & Boyer, Pine League, Von the Baptist and Josh Hedlund. Saturday, Grant Park, 1015 S. Arthur St. Free. (509) 534-0957.

Priest River Timber Days “Heart of the Forest” begins today with Asphalt Angels Hot Neon Night Cruise at 7 p.m. through downtown Priest River. Saturday: 7-11 a.m., huckleberry pancake breakfast in City Park; 8 a.m., Run for the Berries fun run; 8 a.m., Asphalt Angels Show ’n Shine at Priest River Junior High School; 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m., logging competition across from City Park; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., craft and food vendors in City Park; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Kids Obstacle Course in City Park; 11 a.m., Parade along High Street; noon-4 p.m., beer and wine garden; 4:30 p.m., lawn mower drag races along Main Street. Downtown Priest River, Idaho. (208) 448-2721.

Summer Horse and Carriage Rides Every Friday in July and August, 5-9 p.m. The rides are first come, first serve. Each guest will receive a complimentary flower from Peters and Sons Floral as they enjoy the summer sights of downtown Spokane. Sponsored by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Main Ave. and Wall St. Free.

Scenic Excursion Train Rides Train leaves from Ione Station on at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. This 90-minute, 20-mile round-trip excursion takes you from Ione to Metaline Falls and back, winding along cliffs more than 100 feet above the beautiful Pend Oreille River. Presented by North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club. The train usually encounters volunteers in “Wild West” period costumes, and train “robberies” benefit the Cutter Theatre. The Reservations recommended. Visit Depot, 199 Railroad Ave., Ione. $15/general, $10/seniors and children ages 2-12. (877) 525-5226.

Northwest Renaissance Festival 1500s-era festival featuring stage show, food and drink music, sword fighting and a competitive jousting tournament twice daily. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 6493 Highway 291, 18 miles north of Spokane, between mile markers 18 and 19, Nine Mile Falls. $10/adults, $6/ages 6-12 and seniors, free/five and younger, $35/family. (509) 276-7728.

Hayden Days Today and Saturday. Entertainment kicks off at 2 p.m. today with vendors, games, pony rides, dunk tank, spin art, beer garden, and live music and dancing with The Kelly Hughes Band at 7 p.m.; Saturday begins with an all-you-can-eat pancake feed from 7-9:30 a.m. at Northern Lakes Fire Department ($7), parade at 10 a.m. along Government Way followed by the NAPA Car Show, noon-4 p.m. at the Hayden Ball Field on Honeysuckle Ave.; Zumba, War and Nia fitness demonstrations at noon by Hayden Peak Health and Wellness; Hayden’s Got Talent, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Swing Street Band, 7-9 p.m. Hayden City Park, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free (except for breakfast). (208) 209-1080.

Spokane Japanese Obon Festival Saturday- Sunday. Annual Japanese festival including Bon Odori dancing, Spokane Taiko performances, Japanese arts, crafts, martial arts, manga and anime. Obon Festivals are celebrated all over the world in July and August. Hours are Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and dance on the grass at 6 p.m. each night. Participants include: Spokane Taiko (Japanese Drums) both nights at 5 p.m., Kuronekocon (Manga/Anime), Spokane Kendo (Japanese Fencing & Sword Play), Family Karate Center (Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate), Narong Norasakkunkit (Vocalist-songs of Japan, India, US), Sumi-E with Keiko Von Holt (Ink wash paintings), Inland Empire Bonsai Society (Art of growing miniature trees), Spokane Ikebana with Ellen Krehbiel (Japanese Art of Flower Arranging). Noon, Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free admission; cost for games and food. (509) 534-7954.

Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration Spend the day with family and friends enjoying the scenic beauty in and around Spokane Valley on your choice of 10-mile, 25-mile or 50-mile bike rides. Sunday, 8 a.m., Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. $15/includes shirt; $30/family of four, includes two shirts, additional shirts are $12 each. (509) 922-3299.

The 5th Annual “Summertime Show & Shine” Car Show A wheel display ranging from hot rods to motorcycles and fun for all with animal balloons, bounce castle, bingo and Elvis! Enjoy this family-friendly event and vote on your favorite wheels while enjoying delicious food from Couple of Chefs Catering and cold treats by Mickeldean’s Ice Cream. Proceeds to benefit Palisades Christian Academy and Spokane Guilds’ School. Details and registration at Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Palisades Christian Academy, 1115 N. Government Way. Free admission. (509) 999-7888.

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