Maybe you’re already downtown for the Torchlight Parade. Maybe you’re itching for a drink, and maybe you left your flask at home. Look no further than the Spokane Brewers Festival, a one-stop shop for beer aficionados, and a chance to taste the best suds the region has to offer. Thirty-four breweries are convening at the Arena this year, from Bale Breaker to Bellwether, and some are even offering hard ciders and seltzers. Food trucks are also on hand, and there's live music throughout the day. If you’re not a drinker, you’re still welcome: Designated drivers only have to pay $5 to get in, and are provided free water and soda.
Sat, May 18 from noon-7 pm • $25 advance, $30 day of • Spokane Arena • 720 W. Mallon • spokanebrewfest.com • 279-7000
— Nathan Weinbender