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Stories tagged: valleyfest

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Spokane Valley funds 13 nonprofits with $180,000

The Spokane Valley City Council approved more than $180,000 in funds to help more than a dozen nonprofits serve their community or boost business in the city.

Celebrate community at Valleyfest, PorchFest, Southeast Spokane County Fair

It’s always a beautiful day to get to know your neighbors, and this weekend community festivals make that a little bit easier.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Valleyfest celebrates 30 years of fun, entertainment, community spirit

This year’s Valleyfest, Friday through Sunday, features a diverse range of activities and entertainment for all ages.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Fish, facepainting and Ford replicas delight Valleyfest-goers on Saturday

Hundreds flocked to this year’s Valleyfest on Saturday at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Maribeau Point Park in Spokane Valley.

Valleyfest continues tradition of celebrating arts, education, science

This year, Valleyfest takes places Friday through Sunday at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, Mirabeau Point Park and Plantes Ferry Sports Complex.

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

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 …

Annual Valleyfest parade lights up Sprague Avenue

Spokane Valley shut down one of its busiest arterials Friday night for Valleyfest’s annual Hearts of Gold Parade as people lined up along Sprague Avenue in the dark.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Three-day Valleyfest event kicks off Friday with parade

The 28th annual Valleyfest celebration kicks off Friday night with the “Hearts of Gold” parade down Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley.

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 …

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.

Valleyfest may lose Spokane Valley funding as city shifts focus

Spokane Valley discusses eliminating funding for Valleyfest and creating new community event.

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 …

Food, fun and human foosball at 25th annual Valleyfest

Ian Bolen worked the controls, lifting a trash can with the giant arm on the side of the garbage truck. The 6-year-old declared the experience Saturday afternoon at Valleyfest “awesome.”

Valleyfest set to soar

Valleyfest celebrates its Silver Jubilee this weekend. Among those participating in the festivities: Students at Spokane Valley High School. They’re building a float for the Hearts of Gold parade of …

Doug Clark: Frisbee dog champion lets fur fly in interview

The first thing you learn in journalism school is that the public never gets tired of stories about cuddly animals. Or cuddly cannibals, for that matter.

Spokane Valley Lodging Tax Advisory Committee agrees on 2014 allocations

After a lot of wrangling and discussion, the Spokane Valley Lodging Tax Advisory Committee agreed Wednesday on allocations for 2014, including $20,000 for Valleyfest. The past couple years, the advisory …

Engine crew douses car fire at Valleyfest parade

The annual Valleyfest parade on Sept. 20 had a little extra excitement for the Spokane Valley Fire Department honor guard and a fire engine crew participating in the event. The …

Three days, many ways to celebrate Spokane Valley

Valleyfest is part of the fabric of Spokane Valley, established as an annual community festival decades before the city incorporated in 2003. What started as a small one-day event in …

Valleyfest adds more activities

A few new events have been lined up for this year’s Valleyfest the third weekend in September as organizers try to keep the annual community festival fresh and inviting. First …

Valley City Council wants input on lodging tax disbursement

Even though their power has been taken away, the Spokane Valley City Council still wants to have a say in deciding which organizations and groups are awarded funding from the …

Spokane Valley council watching state on lodging taxes

Lodging tax funds were a focal point of the Spokane Valley City Council’s winter retreat on Tuesday. A clause in state law that allows lodging tax money to be spent …

Grassel moving out of city, resigns from council

Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brenda Grassel announced at the end of Tuesday’s meeting that she is resigning her position on the council effective Dec. 31 because she is moving outside …

Council divvies lodging tax funds

The Spokane Valley City Council had an extra $50,000 to dole out Tuesday as members decided how to allocate the city’s lodging tax funds. City finance director Mark Calhoun announced …

Valleyfest eyes lodging tax money

Once again, Valleyfest director Peggy Doering is waiting to hear whether her organization will receive any of Spokane Valley’s lodging tax funding. Valleyfest asked for $40,000 from lodging taxes for …

Spokane Valley debates hotel tax funds

The Spokane Valley City Council had a familiar conversation Tuesday as it reviewed the funding recommendations made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which again did not support funding Valleyfest. …

23rd Valleyfest attracts all types

Several indicators give Valleyfest organizers a hint as to how many people visit the annual three-day event. How much food did vendors sell? How many marched in the parade? How …

Valleyfest scheduled for Sept. 21-23

It seems like there is always something new to check out at the annual Valleyfest event, and this year will be no different. The 23rd annual festival started as a …