Stories tagged: Armed Forces Torchlight Parade
Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Spectators crowd downtown Spokane for 79th annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade
Temperatures hovered in the 60s as parade floats and marching bands cruised through downtown Spokane on Saturday evening. The rain cleared hours before the 79th annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
Fewer students interested in Lilac Court, but institution is changing to adapt
Whatever you do next weekend at the Lilac queen coronation, do not refer to the queen or princesses as “beauty queens” because as any self-respecting “purple coater” will tell you, …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Spectators line the streets for 78th annual Lilac parade
Heavy rain and flood warnings gave way to a dry but chilly 78th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade Saturday night in downtown Spokane.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Budweiser Clydesdales in Spokane for Lilac Parade
They were the stars of the show, but the 10 Budweiser Clydesdales dozing comfortably in their stalls seemed immune to the hubbub of the crowd that gathered at the Spokane …
Sun., May 17, 2015
Spectators brave downpour for 77th Lilac Parade
A torrential downpour early Saturday evening sent parade floats under the cover of a nearby overpass, but the rain ended in time for the 77th annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. …
Sun., May 18, 2014
Royal procession: Spokane Lilac Festival Parade
The streets of downtown Spokane became part rock music festival, part rodeo grounds and all about the military during the annual Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade Saturday night. The …
Sat., May 18, 2013, 7:58 p.m.
Lilac Festival announces winners as parade steps off
The Lilac Festival float and equestrian awards have been announced.
Thu., May 2, 2013
Monument placed in park on Lilac festival’s 75th anniversary
The Spokane Lilac Festival Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and the group has dedicated a monument in Manito Park’s lilac garden honoring the festival’s legacy and its …
Sun., May 20, 2012
Torchlight Parade honors military, challenges youth
For the Spokane community, the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade is a chance to get out and have fun with friends and family. With more than 200 high school …
Thu., May 10, 2012
Music and parachuting show scheduled for Navy Week
Next week, May 14-20, landlocked Spokane will be awash in sailors. Spokane is one of 15 cities selected to host Navy Week. The U.S. Navy conducts the events across the …
Thu., May 19, 2011, 2:52 p.m.
Equine herpes scare shrinks Lilac parade lineup
Three cases of a virulent strain of the equine herpes virus have been reported in Washington state, prompting horse owners to take precautions against spread of the disease.
Thu., May 27, 2010
Patriotism rang true on parade route
When I received an invitation to appear in this year’s Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, I had mixed feelings. My only previous parade experience hadn’t gone well. In seventh grade I …
Sun., May 16, 2010
Parade-goers enjoy the view
There aren’t a lot of bad seats at the Lilac parade, but some are better than others. Like thousands who lined sidewalks in three-deep rows, 5-year-old Levi Knight of Spokane …
Fri., May 14, 2010
Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade
What: 72nd annual parade, with this year’s theme “Freedom is Not Free.” When: Saturday, 7:45 p.m.
Mon., April 19, 2010
At tea party, potential princesses get taste of Lilac Court life
The future was coming up lilacs Sunday for organizers of next month’s Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. Thanks to a couple of Royal Tea Parties at the Davenport Hotel, there will …