The Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, which means a lot of us get to indulge in a three-day weekend. If you’re looking to get out of the house, we’ve amassed a handful of the entertainment options, most involving fireworks, that you can check out in celebration of Independence Day.
Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. – The daylong July 4 celebration includes food trucks, a beer garden sponsored by No-Li Brewery, pie and hot dog eating contests, music from guitarist Stephen King and the annual performance by Spokane Jazz Orchestra. Local magician Dick Frost will amaze the kids at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.
Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. – Dubbed “Red, White and Views,” this evening at the Convention Center presents one of the best possible views of the downtown fireworks. Food and a Coors Light beer garden will be available. Tickets start at $10 through TicketsWest.
Music at Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake – Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park will play host to a number of free summer concerts in the coming months. On Monday, you can see Tuxedo Junction, the local 19-piece big band that performs everything from Duke Ellington standards to jazzed-up versions of modern hits. The evening closes with a fireworks display.
Red Lion Summer Concert Series, 303 W. North River Drive – The whole weekend is loaded with music thanks to this ongoing seasonal concert series. Revered blues guitarist Sammy Eubanks performs on Friday, and Mojo Box, the self-described “voodoo rock” band, hits the stage on Saturday. Monday brings out the blues rock of Barking Katz.
Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley – There’s nothing like a baseball game on a summer evening. The Spokane Indians play the Boise Hawks on Monday night, and the game is followed by – you guessed it – a fireworks display.
St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. – The carillon is a large instrument made up of many bronze bells, and a concert at St. John’s that showcases it has become an annual July 4th tradition. Carillonneur Wesley Arai performs at 9 p.m. It’s recommended that you bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on. Stick around after the concert to watch the downtown fireworks.
Davenport Sports Complex, 27242 McInnis Road – If you’re in Davenport, you can’t go wrong with this all-day, family-friendly celebration. The day begins with a color run at 8 a.m., and the festivities continue throughout the afternoon with food and kids’ entertainment. Fireworks at dusk.
Downtown Coeur d’Alene – The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a parade through downtown, then head to City Park for a daylong festival featuring live entertainment and vendors. The fun wraps up with a fireworks show at the Coeur d’Alene resort at dusk.
Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley – The covers band Smash Hit Carnival is a regular feature at the Coeur d’Alene Casino, and you can check out the group’s eclectic set list on Monday night. You can bet you’ll hear some well-known songs just as certainly as you’ll see some fireworks.
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