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Valleyfest promises fan favorites and new events

Organizers of the 29th annual Valleyfest community festival being held this weekend are trying to encourage children to reach for the stars by bringing in a NASA exhibit to inspire them.

Spokane Valley Council approves expansion of CenterPlace Event Center

Spokane Valley City Council has approved a plan to upgrade and expand the CenterPlace Regional Events Center to enhance community events and increase visitors. The 54,000-square-foot events center – which opened in 2005 – hosts about 1,000 events per year, including weddings, business conferences and larger community events such as Valleyfest, Crave NW and Oktoberfest.

Valleyfest seeks candidates for Miss Spokane Valley

Young women living in Spokane Valley are invited to an information meeting about Miss Spokane Valley at noon Saturday at Panera Bread, 15716 E. Indiana Ave. Potential contestants must be sophomores or juniors in high school and are encouraged to bring parents or guardians to the meeting.

Council looks at costs associated with Valleyfest

At Tuesday’s meeting, council received a brief report from city staff outlining that Vallyefest costs Spokane Valley $25,774 in CenterPlace staff time, Mirabeau Park staff time and police department overtime.

Valleyfest takes flight for 27th year

The 27th annual Valleyfest kicked off under sunny, blue skies Saturday, though early morning wind and fog cut short hot air balloon flights at dawn.

Bed races, parade kick off annual Valleyfest

Valleyfest begins with bed races at 6:15 p.m. Friday followed by the Hearts of Gold Parade at 7:30 p.m. Both start at North Gillis Road and Sprague Avenue.

Dead trout at Mirabeau pond: Can’t we do better than this?

FISHING -- Sportsmen are fond of stocking ponds and endorsing events that give kids and other newcomers a chance to try the sport of fishing. To that point, the Spokane Valleyfest fishing pond event at Mirabeau Point pond is praiseworthy. But after that, it gets...

Valleyfest fun on parade this weekend

Valleyfest begins Friday night with a bed race and a parade on Sprague Avenue. It continues Saturday and Sunday with dozens of community events, a family bicycle ride and a lineup of music on three stages spanning from Caribbean steel drummers to the Central Valley Strings Orchestra to headliner Men in the Making – replacing Peter Rivera who canceled for health reasons.