Though the boom of cannon fire never shook the ground of the Inland Northwest’s ponderosa forests, true-to-life scenes of America’s Civil War are once again taking over a swath of land west of Spokane for the 16th annual Memorial Day weekend reenactment. Nearly 500 Civil War enthusiasts from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana converge for the “Battle of Deep Creek,” staging historically accurate battles and army camps. The history nerd in us all can explore what life was like during this treacherous era of our nation’s past. Formal battles between the Union and the Confederate armies are set for 11 am and 3 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, and at 1 pm on Monday.
Sat-Sun, May 23 and 24, 9 am-5 pm; Mon, May 25, 9 am-2 pm • $5-$10, good all weekend • Deep Creek Farms • 811 N. Deep Creek Rd., Medical Lake • spokanecivilwar.com
Price: $5-$10/good all three days