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Spokane Valley, Washington

Spokane Valley prides itself on quality neighborhoods and schools, along with strong business and retail centers.  Friendly people, natural surroundings and beautiful weather are part of what make Spokane Valley a favorite destination for visitors from all over the world.  With all four seasons represented, we have an abundance of recreation activities.  There are four distinct ski resorts, 75 lakes within an hour’s drive, and many hiking and biking trails to enjoy.  

Web site: www.SpokaneValleyChamber.org

Major Events and Festivals

September

Spokane Interstate Fair
Held in early September at the Spokane County Fain & Expo Center. Some exhibits include horses, rabbits, antique machinery, baking, beer, bees/honey, canning, crafts, creature feature, crops, eggs, fine arts, floral, grange booths, horticulture, photography (amateur), sewing, wine, wool/fiber and 4-H items.  Plus lots of live entertainment, food and a rodeo. www.SpokaneCounty.org/Fair/Fair.aspx

ValleyFest

Come join us in celebrating Valleyfests 20th Anniversary. The weekend features exciting events like the Friday evening "Hearts of Gold" Parade, hot air balloon launches, Loggingfest, a 5K Run for Hunger, Pancake Breakfast, a Classic Car Show, Fishing at the Falls, Kids Zone, three stages of music and entertainment and much more! Something for everyone all weekend long! www.Valleyfest.org

October

Spokane Quilt Show
Held in October at the Spokane County Fain & Expo Center. Sponsored by the Washington State Quilters – Spokane Chapter. Featuring 600 quilts, quilted clothing and wall hangings, Merchant Mall, Quilters’ Boutique selling hand-crafted items and hourly free quilting demonstrations. www.wsqspokane.org


Attractions

The Riblet Mansion - Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Set on a rock outcropping above the Spokane River, the Italianate/Mission style Royal Riblet mansion is a Spokane Valley landmark.  The house, state-of-the-arts for its time, was designed by prominent Spokane architect George Keith and built in 1925 for Royal N. Riblet, an in ventor and entrepreneur who made a small fortune constructing tramways for booming mining companies in the Inland Northwest.  The home was originally accessed via one of Riblet's trams, which ferried passengers to the home's cliff perch from the other side of the Spokane River.  In the late 1980s brothers David and Harold Mielke restored the house for use as the headquarters of the Arbor Crest Winery. www.ArborCrest.com, www.HistoricSpokane.org/SpokaneRegister/Riblet.htm

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum

Located in the historic Valley landmark, The Opportunity Township Hall, the Museum houses artifacts, old photographs and archives depicting and interpreting the history of the entire Valley. A perfect Field Trip for all Valley School District Students and citizens as well as a great place to take visitors! www.ValleyHeritageCenter.org

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Recreation

Centennial Trail

This scenic path follows the Spokane River from Riverside State Park to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  There are numerous access points for walking, bicycling, running or in-line skating.  Call the trail office at 509-624-7188 or visit www.spokanecentennialtrail.org.

Spokane River

Perfect for boating, rafting, swimming, fishing and water sports.

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