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Armed Forces Torchlight Parade happening Saturday in downtown Spokane

The 81st annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade will close out the Spokane Lilac Festival with a celebration of military veterans and active service members.

Spectators crowd downtown Spokane for 79th annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

Temperatures hovered in the 60s as parade floats and marching bands cruised through downtown Spokane on Saturday evening. The rain cleared hours before the 79th annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade …

Fewer students interested in Lilac Court, but institution is changing to adapt

Whatever you do next weekend at the Lilac queen coronation, do not refer to the queen or princesses as “beauty queens” because as any self-respecting “purple coater” will tell you, …

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.

Budweiser Clydesdales in Spokane for Lilac Parade

They were the stars of the show, but the 10 Budweiser Clydesdales dozing comfortably in their stalls seemed immune to the hubbub of the crowd that gathered at the Spokane …

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. …

Royal procession: Spokane Lilac Festival Parade

The streets of downtown Spokane became part rock music festival, part rodeo grounds and all about the military during the annual Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade Saturday night. The …

Lilac Festival announces winners as parade steps off

The Lilac Festival float and equestrian awards have been announced.

Monument placed in park on Lilac festival’s 75th anniversary

The Spokane Lilac Festival Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and the group has dedicated a monument in Manito Park’s lilac garden honoring the festival’s legacy and its …

Torchlight Parade honors military, challenges youth

For the Spokane community, the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade is a chance to get out and have fun with friends and family. With more than 200 high school …

Music and parachuting show scheduled for Navy Week

Next week, May 14-20, landlocked Spokane will be awash in sailors. Spokane is one of 15 cities selected to host Navy Week. The U.S. Navy conducts the events across the …

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.

Patriotism rang true on parade route

When I received an invitation to appear in this year’s Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, I had mixed feelings. My only previous parade experience hadn’t gone well. In seventh grade I …

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 …

Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

What: 72nd annual parade, with this year’s theme “Freedom is Not Free.” When: Saturday, 7:45 p.m.

At tea party, potential princesses get taste of Lilac Court life

The future was coming up lilacs Sunday for organizers of next month’s Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. Thanks to a couple of Royal Tea Parties at the Davenport Hotel, there will …