Finding a fun place to celebrate Independence Day in the Inland Northwest should be easy.
In addition to the big celebrations in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Liberty Lake, there are Fourth of July events in many smaller communities and places, including Sandpoint, Moscow, Bonners Ferry, Pullman, Harrison, Kellogg, Deer Park, the Coeur d’Alene Casino, Silverwood Theme Park, St. John’s Cathedral, Mount St. Michaels and the Spokane Indians baseball game.
Spokane - Riverfront Park fun starts with costume pet parade from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Spokane Jazz Orchestra concert is 8-10 p.m., followed by fireworks show.
Coeur d’Alene - American Heroes Parade downtown on Sherman Avenue, 11 a.m. Food and music in City Park, noon to 9 p.m. Fireworks over the lake, 9:45 p.m.
Liberty Lake - Parade at Alpine Shores Park, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuxedo Junction concert at 6 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Sandpoint - Sandpoint Lions Club sponsors parades downtown in the morning with stage performances and a raffle to follow at City Beach in the afternoon, plus fireworks over the lake at dusk.
Moscow - Friendship Square in Moscow will hold an afternoon celebration from noon to 4 p.m. starting with a presentation of colors and pledge of allegiance. That will be followed by the ever-popular Mutt Strut for local pooches. Popsicles are free.
Bonners Ferry - The parade starts at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a barbecue, family events and fireworks at dusk at the county fairgrounds.
Pullman - Sunnyside Park will be the site for Pullman’s celebration starting at 5 p.m. with games for the entire family throughout the evening, live music, inflatables for the kids, barbecue and other food. The fireworks show will be choreographed to music by local radio stations.
Harrison - The celebration with live music in Harrison City Park starts at noon and ends with fireworks over the lake.
Kellogg - The fun begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Elks Lodge, a fun run from the visitor center at 9 a.m. followed by a big celebration starting at noon at City Park, including a beer garden. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides and a horseshoe tournament.
Deer Park - A fireworks show will go skyward after dusk near the high school football field. Officials said that private fireworks should be left at home.
Coeur d’Alene Casino - Daylong specials to be followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
Silverwood Theme Park - Fireworks will cap off the day.
St. John’s Cathedral - The cathedral will host a carillon concert at 9 p.m.
Mount St. Michael’s - The mount is planning a concert and dessert social at 7 p.m. to be followed by fireworks-watching from the top of the promontory.
Avista Stadium - Fireworks will go off after the baseball game between the Spokane Indians and Boise Hawks.
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