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Cody Wellons
Adventure awaits.

Maybe you're a wide-eyed naif, a sweet summer child, inexperienced in the warm-weather ways of the Inland Northwest. There's so much new to see and experience, and it's all... so amazing.

"You mean there's a place called 'Manito Park' where you can see ducks?! And sometimes they quack?! That sounds incredible!"

You're walking on sunshine, or at least in it. The only question you have is where to walk to first.

Or maybe you're a grizzled, embittered veteran of summer. You've climbed every mountain, forded every stream, slipped every slide.

You know Inland Northwest summers like the back of your hand, which has long ago turned a crispy beet red, covered in mosquito bites. Summer has ceased to give you the same thrills it once did, and you find yourself drawn instead to ever more radical and dangerous seasons.

Fortunately, we've got both of your summer types covered in this year's bursting-at-the-seams Summer Guide. For you noobs, we've listed some of the classic must-do FOR STARTERS experiences that any Inland Northwesterner has just gotta do in order to, in the words of your high school yearbook, "have a great summer."

As for you world-weary summer adventurers who've think you've seen it all? We say you haven't. We're ratcheting your summer up to THE NEXT LEVEL, with crazy, intense ways to inject pure, concentrated summer fun directly into your bloodstream. Consult with your doctor to see if a next-level Spokane summer is right for you.

Bloomsday 2020 @ Spokane

Through Sept. 27
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About The Author

Daniel Walters

A lifelong Spokane native, staff writer Daniel Walters is the Inlander's City Hall reporter. But he also reports on a wide swath of other topics, including business, education, real estate development, land use, and other stories throughout North Idaho and Spokane County.He's reported on deep flaws in the Washington...