Liberty Lake: Live music by The Rub and Tuxedo Junction at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.
Coeur d’Alene: Watch the American Heroes Parade at 10 a.m. along Sherman Avenue, live music and food at CdA City Park and spectacular fireworks over Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Coeur d’Alene Casino and Resort Hotel: Live music, food and a fireworks display at 10 p.m. in Worley.
Northern Quest Casino: Family-friendly celebration with a kids zone with outdoor bouncy houses, air slide, face painting and fireworks at 10 p.m., Airway Heights.
The Robert Cray Band – July 6, 8 p.m., American roots music, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $48-$78. 1-800-325-SEAT. www.ticketswest.com
U-Pick Lavender Festival - July 6-7. Local craft vendors, lavender iced tea, farm store, lavender ice cream, food, live music, family friendly. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 5552 S. Wallbridge Road, Deer Park. $5. (509) 724-1618. www.eveninglightlavender.com
Khalid – Free Spirit World Tour. July 9, 7:30 p.m., Spokane Arena. $39.95-$89.95. 1-800-325-SEAT.
Crave Food Festival –Three-day food festival showcases creative talents of chefs and tastemakers from around the region. Themed gourmet dinners served nightly. Sample and interact with a huge assortment of the Inland Northwest’s best, wineries, breweries, ciders, distilleries, artisans, restaurants and caterers. July 11-13. $40-$530. CenterPlace, Spokane Valley. https://cravenw.com/
Jay Owenhouse – The Authentic Illusionist, July 11, 7:30 p.m., Fox Theater, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $29-89. 1-800-325-SEAT.
Early Ford V8 Swap Meet – July 12-14. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. with annual car show 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $5/admission, Sunday admission is free with two cans of food for food bank. (509) 994-4924. https://www.earlyfordv8ie.org/ swap-meet
“Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical” – July 12-21. The electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $23-25. (208) 676-7529. www.lakecityplayhouse.org
Unifest 2019 - Music by Bad Motivator, Balonely, Von the Baptist and Frond. All ages. July 13, 4-10 p.m., River City Brewing lot, 121 S. Cedar St. $5. www.unifestnw.com
“A Fine Line” – documentary explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, showing follows with a discussion with the director and panel of local female chefs, presented by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Forum, July 13, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $5. 1-800-325-SEAT.
Northwest Winefest - July 20-21. With 20 Northwest and regional wineries with over 80 wines for sampling and live music by five bands, Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint. Purchase tickets for tastings. $25, plus parking/lift costs. www.schweitzer.com
Julyamsh Powwow – Grand entry, dancers, drummers, horse parade. July 26-28 at Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene. $10/general. 1-800-523-2434. www.julyamsh.com
Bare Buns Fun Run - Register in advance and receive free gym towel. July 28. Kaniksu Ranch, 4295 N. Deer Lake Road, Loon Lake. $25-35. www.kaniksufamily.com. (509) 327-6833.
“Menopause: The Musical” – July 30-31. Hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $42-$57. 1-800-325-SEAT.
Sunset Symphony Concerts – Scenic summer soiree atop the Cliff House grounds. Aug. 7 and 14 at 7 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellar, 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. Age 21 and older. You may bring your own picnic or enjoy food options on site. No outside alcohol allowed. $40/general admission with lawn seats, $75/table seating. 509-624-1200.
Lee Brice - Country concert. Aug. 2, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw, Worley. $50-$70. 1-800
Spokane Highland Games - Heavy athletics, bagpipe bands, Highland dancing, Celtic entertainment Haggis tasting and Scottish exhibits. Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $10/adults, $8/seniors/military/youth ages 11-17, $5/ages 6-10, free/ages 5 and younger. www.spokanehighlandgames.net
Huckleberry Color Fun Run and Walk - Wear your white T-shirt and choose the 2.5K or 5K course and be sprayed with a variety of colors. Aug. 4. Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint. $32-40, children 6 and under are free. www.schweitzer.com
Cartoonist Wiley Miller – Non Sequitur’s Return. Aug. 5, 7 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. www.spokane7tickets.com
“Les Miserables” – Aug. 6-11. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Best of Broadway series. First Interstate Center for the Arts, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $55-$113. www.inbpac.com
Ani DiFranco – Grammy-winning musical artist and feminist icon recognized for her poetry and songwriting. Aug. 6, 8 p.m. $35. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. 1-800-325-SEAT.
The Alarm and Modern English – with Jay Aston’s Gene Love Jezebel. Alternative British rock bands. Aug. 7, 8 p.m. $30-$45. Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. 1-800-325-SEAT.
GoodGuys Great Northwest Nationals Car Show – Rods, customs, classics and trucks through 1987 vintage. Aug. 9-11, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. $17/adults, $10/youth. 509-477-1766. https://www.good-guys.com/ gnwn-2019
SPOCON – Aug. 9-11. A Spokane local Science Fiction and Fantasy convention with panels, games and costumes. Portion of the profits purchases and donates books to school libraries. Historic Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $40/advance, $45/door, free/children age 12 and younger, limit 3 children per paid adult. https://spocon.org/
KuroNekoCON – Aug. 9-11. With over 400 hours of anime, gaming and Japanese culture programming jam packed into three days, KuroNekoCon brings the excitement of anime to life. With panels, industry guests, sword fighting tournaments, concerts, dances, an escape room and more there is something for every fan to explore. Spokane Convention Center. Weekend access: $85/VIP, $40/general, $30/age 12 and younger. https://kuronekocon.com/
Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival – Aug. 9-11 with music by Wood & Fire, High Fidelity, Masontown, Ashleigh Caudill, Whiskey Deaf, Kristen Grainger and True North, Greg and Caridwen Spatz, Bitter Oak, High Valley Mountain Boys, Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, 1:30-10 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. No pets allowed. Waterfront Park, Medical Lake. $25/Friday, $40/Saturday, $30/Sunday, $55/weekend. http://www.bluewatersbluegrass.org/
Gleason Fest – Music festival to benefit ALS (Amoyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), inspired by Spokane native Steve Gleason. Line up and ticket info TBA. Aug. 10, 3-11 p.m., Lilac Bowl Amphitheatre, Riverfront Park. http://gleasonfest.org/
CdA Triathlon – Free viewing of the Olympic, Sprint and Duathlon competitions with a “deep water start” for the Olympic swim portion. Aug 10. Coeur d’Alene. www.cdatriathlon.com
Lauren Daigle – Christian platinum recording artist Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m., First Interstate Center for the Arts, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $27.50-$77.50. 1-800-325-SEAT. www.ticketswest.com
Pend Oreille County Fair - Barn in the USA is this year’s theme. Aug. 15-18 with rodeos on Aug. 16-17, Pend Oreille Fairgrounds, Cusick. $7/adults, $2/ages 6-12, free/age five and younger. www.pocfair.com
North Idaho State Fair – Aug. 21-25. Carnival, food, rodeo, demolition derby, live entertainment. $10/adults, $8/seniors, military, youth, free/age five and younger. Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. 208-765-4969. https://www.nisfair.fun/
Styx - Outdoor rock concert with Lover Boy, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $49-$99. www.northernquest.com 1-877-871-6772.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Country concert. Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw, Worley. $30-$50. 1-800-523-2464. www.cdacasino.com
Ride and Dine – Fridays, 2-8 p.m. through August. Enjoy a scenic gondola ride, live music from 5-8 p.m., and a savory mountain top BBQ. Lift ticket is included in price. $6.95/ages 0-3, $25.95/ages 4-12, $33.95/general. https://www.silvermt.com/Summer/ Scenic-Gondola-Rides.
Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Cruises – Through October. Climate-controlled boats have double decks for sightseeing, indoor and outdoor. Watch wildlife, view secluded lake homes and cruise alongside the world’s only floating golf green. $26.25/adults, $24.25/seniors, $18.25/children, free/age five and younger. (208) 292-5670. http://www.cdacruises.com/ daily-cruises/seasonal/
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