For three decades, residents of Spokane Valley have rallied together to host this annual three-day festival showcasing the community’s friendly spirit. Valleyfest’s 30th anniversary brings some favorite festival events, including Friday evening’s Hearts of Gold Parade down Sprague (7 pm), Responsible Dog Ownership Day (Sunday) and Fishing at the Falls (Saturday). New this year is the “Flamingo Rescue” event to benefit the Valleyfest Children’s Foundation, and a celebration of the Periodic Table’s 150th birthday as part of special STEM events for all ages. The list of things to do is long, and also includes a family bike ride, comedy, car show, outdoor movie, pancake breakfast and fun run. Find all the details and the full event schedule online.
Fri, Sept. 20 through Sun, Sept. 22 • Free • All ages • Spokane Valley: Mirabeau Park, CenterPlace Regional Event Center, Plantes Ferry Park • valleyfest.org • 922-3299
— Chey Scott