Stories tagged: lilac parade
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Prosser had best lighting at Lilac parade
The award for best lighting at the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday was given to Prosser, the parade announced this week. The second place Torch Light Award …
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:57 a.m.
Eight decades and counting: 80th Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade honors region’s veterans
Coasting down Washington Street in a vintage military Jeep, World War II veteran and retired Admiral George Lotzenhiser said he relished being a part of one of the nation’s foremost …
Sat., May 19, 2018
From Lilac Queen to Chico’s FAS CEO, Shelley Broader shares life lessons at Lilac Association luncheon
More than three decades ago, Spokane Lilac Festival Queen Shelley Broader – then Shelley Gilchrist – represented the city in events across Washington state. Now, as president and CEO of …
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.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
Spokane Arena parking will be limited Saturday night due to Lilac Parade
Spokane Arena parking spaces will be reduced for the Piano Guys concert on Saturday night due to the staging for the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.
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. …
Fri., May 20, 2011
Deadly equine virus hits Washington
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. The Spokane …
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.
Tue., May 17, 2011
Still waiting for spring to spring
So, did you catch Saturday’s weird weather? Blue skies. Shining sun. Dry pavement…
Mon., May 9, 2011
Face Time: Lilac Queen reflects on responsibilities, opportunities
MacKenzie Johnson, a senior at Mead High School, is this year’s Spokane Lilac Festival Association Lilac Queen. In an interview last week, Johnson, 18, looked forward to the busy weeks …
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011
Landmark institutions show Spokane’s growth potential
Spokane was a far different place four decades ago. Major community projects – like the upcoming Expo ’74 World’s Fair – were typically planned by older men meeting in such …
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 …
Thu., May 13, 2010
Riverside, Deer Park high schools banding together
Deer Park has a long and decorated history of being involved in parades. In the town hall, you can view many trophies from various parades, dating back to a silver-plated …
Sun., May 17, 2009, 3:30 a.m.
Lilac procession draws droves
Mary Hall claimed her spot for the 71st annual Spokane Lilac Parade on Saturday afternoon so her grandchildren would have a front-row seat. But grandma and the kids got more …
Fri., May 15, 2009, 5:37 p.m.
71st Lilac parade kicks off Saturday
Spokane’s 71st Armed Forces Torchlight Parade will set off at 7:45 p.m. Saturday downtown.
Thu., May 14, 2009
From ventriloquist to parade chief
This Saturday, when the 71st annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade kicks off, Michael Waldrip, the president of the Spokane Lilac Festival, will be fulfilling a lifelong dream. As a child …
Tue., May 15, 2007
In May 1938 Faith Smith was strolling downtown when by chance she happened upon Spokane’s first Lilac Parade at the corner of Lincoln and Main. Or rather, it happened upon …