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Stories tagged: festival

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Woodstock at 50: Local festival attendees remember peace, love and mud on anniversary

Close to a half million people attended the three-day “Aquarian Exposition” in August 1969 that is held up as the peak of the anti-war activist movement of the 1960s. Many …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

‘Getting a piece of Scotland’: Thousands gather for Highland Games in Spokane on Saturday

Heavy metal balls were thrown, haggis was tasted and dances were danced at the Spokane County Fairgrounds on Saturday, during the 63rd annual Spokane Scottish Highland Games.

UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019

Gunman kills 2 kids, 1 other in California festival attack

Authorities on Monday were searching for answers to why a 19-year-old opened fire on a popular food festival less than a mile from his parents’ home in California, killing two …

Coming together: Spokane’s Unity in the Community celebrates diverse cultures

Spokane’s Unity in the Community hosts Cultural Celebration and Unity Parade at Riverfront Park this Saturday.

UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018

Spokane’s Elkfest canceled permanently over concerns about noise, traffic, trash

The annual free concert in Browne’s Addition will not take place in June, and will end after 13 years of filling neighborhood streets, organizers said Monday. The decision comes after …

Music, high times planned for Weedstock this weekend

Local cannabis lovers, rejoice: Music and mind-alteration are coming to a field near you, as “Weedstock 2018” rolls out in celebration of 4/20. Organizers say the three-day event, located on …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

Old-fashioned street fair attracts big crowd to Garland Avenue

Thousands of people turned out for an old-fashioned neighborhood party Saturday as the 15th annual Garland Street Fair once again filled the streets with food, music and vendors.

Rainbow Family, Forest Service disagree on festival impact

If you spend enough time at prayer circles organized by the Rainbow Family of Living Light, you’ll likely hear the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors, which refers to a group …

UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017

A “chill vibe” pervades on final day of Elkfest

It was a sunny, relaxing afternoon for listeners at Elkfest on Sunday in Spokane’s historic Browne’s Addition.

Tickets on sale now for Spokane’s Tinnabulation music fest

Spokane’s newest music festival, Tinnabulation, announced its lineup on Thursday, and it’s a doozy. The three-day festival Sept. 8-10 will feature headliners OK Go, American Authors and the John Butler …

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival still going strong

The overcast weather Saturday didn’t stop visitors from hundreds, and even thousands, of miles away from attending the second-to-last weekend of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017

Fyre Festival, the Coachella for the super rich, ends in disaster

What ticket holders thought would be a weekend in paradise turned into a nightmare when an exclusive music festival in the Bahamas became a disorganized disaster, stranding attendees who in …

UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

US snuffs pot fans’ plans to party on tribal land near Vegas

A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an American Indian reservation near Las Vegas.

Harry Belafonte hoping to lead a change with new festival

Harry Belafonte feels America has lost its moral compass, and culture can help gain it back. The longtime activist and entertainer is hoping to lead a change with his “Many …

Gay Pride march celebrates 25th anniversary on Saturday

When Helen Bonser and her friend Marion Hammer first went to talk to downtown business groups about having a gay pride march in Spokane, they got a slightly skeptical reaction. …

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival: Students, Greeks an army of volunteers

Every year it takes about 400 volunteers to put on the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, but even with all of those hands, organizing one of the world’s largest and oldest …

Winter Carnival in Sandpoint features ‘K-9 Keg Pull’

As the winter weather morphs into a never ending freeze-thaw cycle, the Sandpoint Winter Carnival kicks off to celebrate all things that can be fun about the cold season in …

Local artists put their spin on SpIFF

As part of this year’s Spokane International Film Festival, organizers asked local graphic designers to create posters for 25 films. Those posters will be displayed from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. …

Local filmmakers take spotlight at ReelSpokane

As venues for music and art come and go, local filmmaking has continued to thrive. Long-standing institutions such as North by Northwest Productions and the annual Spokane International Film Festival …

Ride Valleyfest Bandwagon

The eighth annual Valleyfest is in the works for Sept. 20, complete with the Spokane Symphony, the All-Valley Band, which plays only “Louie-Louie” and a musical by the Valley Theater …

Fiddle Around At Weiser Festival

Tony Ludiker, with fiddle, and accompanist Rod Anderson jam at the festival in 1993. File/The Spokesman-Review

North Central Names Princess

Sarah Barnes, a senior at North Central High School, was chosen as the school’s Lilac Festival princess Monday night. Panelists from a board of Lilac directors chose the 18-year-old to …