By the middle of March, Spokane slowly begins to transition from a snow-covered haven for winter sports enthusiasts into a colorful and vibrant urban canvas that attracts those who enjoy everything Spring has to offer. It’s the time of year when everything in nature is changing and promising new life and new hope. After the long, dark, winter months, spring is literally a breath of fresh air. And as the days get longer, the nights get shorter, and it starts to feel warmer, nature responds in a big way. Springtime in the Lilac City is a wonderful time to discover where the town’s official nickname originated from.
Things to do:
Visit the Lilac Garden at Manito Park in late spring, or one of the 120 parks in the region.
Stroll through downtown Spokane and visit Spokane Falls, the country’s 2nd largest urban waterfall. By May, the mountain snow runoff reaches it’s peak and the Falls roar with all their might. Visit by foot, bike, sky (yes we have gondolas), or enjoy the view from one of the local restaurants with spectacular views.
The first Sunday in May is Bloomsday. Started in 1977, Bloomsday has evolved into a 12k run (7.5 miles) with more than 50,000 participants running, walking, strolling and wheeling through the streets of Spokane.
Held on the third Sunday in May, the Spokane Lilac Festival & Torchlight Parade celebrates lilacs and features floats, marching bands, dancers, and military units from the Pacific Northwest.
Over 25 local wineries celebrate their Spring Releases.
Music lovers can attend musical performances and festivals, both indoors and outdoors.
These are just a sampling of things to do in Spokane during the spring. For more information and ideas, visit https://www.visitspokane.com/