- Matt Weigand
Fourth of July in Spokane
Free, Riverfront Park
Red White & Views offers a chance to watch the fireworks show from the Spokane Convention Center breezeway, floating stage and rooftop. Guaranteed seating starts at $10. Before the show, enjoy activities throughout the day in the park such as pie and hot dog eating contests and live entertainment.
Coeur d'Alene's 4th of July Celebration
Free, Coeur d'Alene City Park
The parade begins at 11 am; afterward, enjoy food and vendor booths in the park. There are also concerts and kids' activities leading up to the fireworks show, starting at approximately 10 pm.
Pennant Run and Spokane Indians Game
$35 for the run, $5-$20 for the game, Avista Stadium
You can register now to participate in the fourth consecutive year of the Pennant Run, supporting the Wounded Warriors project, which takes fun-runners through the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center and ends at Avista Stadium's home plate. Come back for the 6:30 pm game against the Boise Hawks, featuring special edition jerseys and a postgame fireworks spectacle.
Sandpoint Fourth of July Celebration
There's a lot happening in Sandpoint for the Fourth. All the fun begins at 9:30 am with the Children's Parade downtown, followed by the Grand Parade a half-hour later. This year's Grand Parade theme is "Honoring Our Heroes" and features Sandpoint High School as the grand marshals. After that, at City Beach, you'll find free ice cream and live music by Frank Moore and Friends as well as Fiddlin' Red. Kids' games and raffle tickets are available all day long. Downtown, there's live music from the Selkirk Society Band, starting at 4 pm at the corner of First Avenue and Cedar Street. Fireworks are at dusk.
Festival of America
Free, Grand Coulee Dam
Voted "Best in Show" for Washington state, Grand Coulee Dam launches fireworks right after their nightly laser light show. During the day there are arts, crafts and food vendors alongside live music. A beer garden is new to the celebration this year.
Silverwood Fourth of July Fireworks
One-day admission, $46.99 general, $23.99 youth/senior, Silverwood Theme Park
After riding roller coasters and swimming in the wave pool at Boulder Beach Water Park, you can stay late to catch the fireworks extravaganza.