Bid summer farewell and welcome the cool, crisp fall season in festive fashion at the 27th annual Valleyfest celebration, a weekend of food, live music, outdoor activities, a parade and more. Festivities kick off Friday evening (6:15 pm) with the annual Lions Club Bed Races — literally a team-based race on beds with wheels —followed by the Hearts of Gold community parade. Saturday morning begins bright and early with a pancake breakfast, followed by the 6:45 hot air balloon launch (weather permitting; also happens Sunday). Events in Mirabeau Park throughout the day and into Sunday offer something for everyone, including a car show, PG-rated comedy cup and beer/wine garden. Hopefully you kept a copy of last week’s Inlander, which included an insert of the complete guide to Valleyfest 2017; if not head to valleyfest.org for all the details.
Fri-Sun, Sept. 22-24 • Mirabeau Point Park and CenterPlace Regional Event Center • 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane Valley • valleyfest.org