Oktoberfest
With over 30 beers and ciders, eight live bands and three biergartens, this late September celebration will surely be a blast. A ticket to this two day event will get you a pint glass and eight 4-ounce tastings or two full beers. There will also be free root beer on Saturday for children 12 and under so the whole family can partake in the fun. Plus, there's brownie points for suiting up in traditional Bavarian dirndls and lederhosen.

WHERE & WHEN: Sept. 20-21, 2019; Downtown Coeur d'Alene

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Graham Tolbert/Crystal Quinn photo

Bon Iver
Hailing from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the indie-folk rock band Bon Iver will take the Gorge Amphitheater this fall alongside Sharon Van Etten. The scenic venue brushed against the Columbia River offers a variety of lodging options from standard camping from around $60 a vehicle, to terrace camping at around $250.

Gorge Amphitheater Sept 6, 2019

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour
Stopping off in Spokane for one of their 19 North American locations on their world tour, RuPaul's Drag Race is sure to make an intergalactic appearance. With fan favorites like Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O'Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki and four queens from season 11 of the show, the night will have plenty of glitter and queens wearing it.

Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox Sept 29, 2019

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Alicia Hauff photo

Volume
Volume, the Inlander's annual music fest, is about exploration and discovery — about celebrating art, music and the talents of the Inland Northwest. Over the years, Volume has spotlighted emerging local and regional artists and, by doing so, helped people discover their new favorite band. Among the acts who've performed in the past: Built to Spill, Allen Stone and Shabazz Palaces. Check Volume.inlander for dates to be announced.

Multiple locations in downtown Spokane May 2020

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Doug Marshall photo

Festival at Sandpoint
This is a small-town whole-town under-the-stars kind of festival. Bring in your homemade picnic and enjoy the 38th annual Festival at Sandpoint. The two-week series takes place every August and welcomes 25,000 concertgoers throughout the season — over three times the city's population. With performers in jazz, country, rock, pop and more there will surely be a show to suit everyone's fancy.

War Memorial Field, Sandpoint July 30 through Aug 9

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