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Pre-Parade Activities

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • 9am-4pm – Float Viewing, 4th Ave. at Jefferson Under the Freeway
  • 10:00am – Rose Planting Ceremony, Manito Park Rose Garden
  • 10am-6pm – Pre-Parade Events, Riverfront Park
    • Cruizin’ the Falls Car Show, Spokane Falls Blvd. (All day Saturday along Spokane Falls Blvd. there will be a multitude of a variety for cars for your viewing pleasure. This will culminate with the cars driving the Lilac Parade route at approximately 6 pm. Spectators–Free, Car Show entry fee applies. Hosted by The Inland Northwest Car Club Council and sponsored by Les Schwab & US Bank. Car Show proceeds benefit the Spokane Lilac Festival’s Royalty Scholarship Program)
    • Dreamship, Lilac Bowl (Come to the Lilac Bowl in Riverfront Park and enjoy a tethered ride in the Dreamship Hot Air Balloon, for a small donation to the Dreamship foundation. Dreamship is a non-profit sponsored by Rite Aid which fulfills the dreams of children of fallen soldiers for a college education. There is an opportunity for pictures and donations are appreciated and accepted.)
    • Kids Area, Clock Tower Meadow (Bring your children to the Kid’s Area in the Clock Tower Meadow as you wait for the parade to start. All Star Jump is set up for your kids to have fun and get some exercise! A small fee is charged for the fun.)
    • Hillyard Kiwanis Beer Garden, Near Ice Ribbon Area (Kiwanis will have a beer garden set up near the Ice Ribbon benefiting Kiwanis and the Spokane Lilac Festival. Come quench your thirst and enjoy Riverfront Park while supporting two great organizations!)


May 19, 2018
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Downtown Spokane
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