Stories tagged: Lilac Festival
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Spokane firefighter gets a big suprise: Firefighter of the year
Spokane Firefighter Jhareme Fuller didn’t know until minutes before Thursday’s Lilac Festival luncheon that he was there to be recognized as the firefighter of the year.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Seven teachers will be honored for Lilac Festival
Seven Spokane area teachers are being honored today as part of the annual Lilac Festival
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Lilac queen from Gonzaga Prep clears racial hurdles, embraces leadership
She’s been told to sit in the back of the bus by classmates. Told her skin was the color of dirt. Her curls have been called “nappy” and compared to …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
VFW Auxiliary national president visiting Spokane, CdA
The national president of the VFW Auxiliary is coming to Spokane for the Lilac parade, but will also visit Coeur d’Alene where important work is underway for veterans
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
2017 Junior Lilac Parade brings generations together
Families, friends and casual observers turned out in droves for the 2017 Junior Lilac Parade, which marched through sunny, if somewhat chilly weather in downtown Spokane Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Ever-growing Associated Garden Clubs plans annual plant sale
Associated Garden Clubs is getting new life from new members
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Citizen Journal: Quilting group donates work to Lilac Festival
The quilt will be auctioned to raise money for scholarships.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
August Corppetts beat the bullies and learned ‘to do what’s right’ to become Spokane’s newest Lilac Queen
Moving speech leads to August Corppetts being crowned the 2017 Lilac Queen during the Lilac Festival Queen and Court Coronation at Shadle Park High School on Sunday.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
Meet the members of the 2017 Lilac Court
One of the seven becomes queen on Sunday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
Spokane Lilac Festival queen coronation will be Sunday
After rounds of speeches and interviews, the Lilac Festival will crown its queen on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
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, …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Lilac Festival picks princesses
The Lilac Festival picked its princesses on Dec. 10. From them, a queen will be chosen in January.
Wed., May 25, 2016
Lilac Legacy Artwork Show shares winners
The second annual Lilac Legacy Artwork Show and Reception was held last week as part of the Spokane Lilac Festival.
Wed., May 18, 2016
Lilac queen offers hand to community
When Megan Paternoster, 17, received a phone call in November informing her she’d been chosen as part of the Spokane Lilac Festival Fab 14, she said her first reaction was …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Spokane for Lilac Festival
The Budweiser Clydesdales will arrive in Spokane next week for several days of appearances, then will participate in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on May 21.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016
Meet this year’s Lilac Festival “Fab 14”
The Spokesman-Review posed questions to the members of the Fab 14 – the girls vying for the title of Lilac queen. Here are some of their answers.
Sun., May 10, 2015
Sacajawea Middle School takes top Junior Lilac Parade honor
The Sacajawea Middle School band and drill team took the top prize in Saturday’s Junior Lilac Parade in downtown Spokane. The unit took home the event’s “grand sweepstakes” prize after …
Sat., May 9, 2015, 9:39 p.m.
Sacajawea Middle School takes home top prize at Junior Lilac Parade
The Sacajawea Middle School band and drill team took the top prize in Saturday’s Junior Lilac Parade in downtown Spokane.
Mon., Jan. 26, 2015
Ferris’ Meghan Long crowned Lilac Queen
It’s the moments you remember, not the days. That was the premise of the last task the Spokane Lilac Festival candidates performed in their quest for the crown. Onstage for …
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 …
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
It’s Queen Kaylee, Ferris High senior, for 2014 Lilac Festival
Kaylee Pearson earned the respect and admiration of her peers and then won over the judges to be crowned 2014 Lilac Queen. She swept up several thousand dollars in college …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013
Book Notes: Lilac Festival book hits Barnes & Noble
The Spokane Lilac Festival will be at a book fair next Sunday at the Valley Barnes & Noble promoting “Pride, Parades and Princesses,” a photographic history of the Lilac Festival. …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2013
Gail Caldwell Bonner looks back at historic crowning
On March 20, 1963, Gail Caldwell Bonner woke up with a fever. Her mother called Marycliff High School, where Bonner was a senior, to report that her daughter would be …
Sun., May 19, 2013
75th annual Lilac Parade a fragrant, glittering success
The sun sets on the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, but the community lights up the streets of Spokane – a local tradition for 75 years. A police motorcade …
Sun., May 19, 2013
Float judging Queen’s Award (best in population 100-1,000):
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.
Sun., May 12, 2013
Students from across region converge for Junior Lilac Parade
The sun shone on blaring clarinets and slide trombones as drum majors led the way for the annual Spokane Junior Lilac Parade Saturday. Dressed as zombies, fish and beach-goers, elementary …
Thu., May 9, 2013
School bands gear up for Junior Lilac Parade
Neighbors of Sacajawea Middle School on the South Hill have undoubtedly noticed that the school’s band is in full practice mode, marching through the neighborhood in the early morning hours. …
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 …