Bringing a Bike? Join in Sept Events
The Spokefest event offers a choice of two routes: The 21-mile route is a loop that covers some of Spokane’s most beautiful riding; the 1-mile loop runs through Riverfront Park and is perfect for families, young riders and those wanting to stay in the urban park. Riders get a t-shirt and a water bottle. After the ride, there will be musical entertainment and a bike rodeo.
Adult 13 or older - $12
Youth 12 or younger - $8
Tour des Lacs
A Cycling Tour from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene, ID and back. This is a 2-day tour, with a variety of routes to choose from, a boat cruise, and an overnight in Coeur d’Alene.
Both are held in September. Check their web sites for dates.
Froyo Earth is a self-serve frozen yogurt place. They have 8-10 flavors of frozen yogurt and 2 sorbets, plus about 20 toppings--everything from hot fudge to cereal; fresh fruit to crushed cookies and candies.
You get a paper bowl, fill it with whatever flavors and toppings you want, and place it on a scale. It costs 39¢ per ounce (with a discount for cash.) They have little free sample cups so you can check out flavors before buying them.
Open daily--10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (closing extended to 11 p.m. on Friday& Saturday)
There is a hallway between this shop and the Starbucks next door, so you can indulge in both if you like.
Their parking lot isn't very big, but there is quite a bit of street parking available on Second St. (not metered) I didn't sample everything, but I filled my bowl with a combination of pistachio and cheesecake flavors. Delicious!
Rushing waters flowing fast.
The site of Riverfront park is an interesting mix of slow moving water, islands, pathways and rapids to the north.
There are many view points for those interested in photography, those from the north side of the river or the north side of the Islands allow for some fast flowing water crashing across rocks as the river speeds west.
The Play's the Thing...
If you enjoy live theater, Spokane has a variety of options:
Interplayers Professional Theater
174 S. Howard St. (509) 455-7529
Interplayers has been performing for 30 years, and their building is on the National Historic Register. They put on 7-8 plays per year, Sept.-May -- 3 weeks each, Wed-Sat, and some weekend matinees.
Spokane Civic Theater
1020 N. Howard St. (509) 325-2507
www.spokanecivictheatre.com (Note that theatre is spelled "re")
This community theater started in 1947, and is still going strong. There are 6-7 plays (Sept.- June) in the main theater, and another 4 (less mainstream) in the smaller theater
INB Performing Arts Center
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 279-7000
This is the place to see touring "Best of Broadway" shows (usually about 6 per year) as well as musical events.
Spokane Children's Theater
315 W. Mission (509) 328-4886
Plays for children (Willy Wonka, Snow White, etc.) - 4 plays this year.