Valleyfest begins with the Hearts of Gold Parade on Friday night on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley, followed by multiple family-oriented events at Mirabeau Point Park, Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, and CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley.
At CenterPlace on Saturday and Sunday (see Valleyfest website for event schedule), enjoy live entertainment for the entire family, arts and crafts booths, car show, pancake breakfast, dance competition, STEAM showcase, artisan vendors and CultureFest celebration. A triathlon/duathlon and 5K/10K run (multi-sport) events are planned for Plantes Ferry.
Check the event website for the location of each events. Many events are free, but there are small fees for various recreational events.
The Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration presented by Valleyfest gathers a variety of bike riders for healthy opportunities to explore the Spokane area up close. Join the festivities on Sunday morning, July 30, 2023, at Mirabeau Point Park. Riders can pick up event packets at CenterPlace on Saturday, July 29, from 4-7 p.m. or Sunday (event day) beginning at 7 a.m.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Valleyfest Children’s Foundation which provides grants to enrich the lives of students interested in pursuing an activity in arts, culture, science, or math. Select from three bike rides throughout the region and keep an eye out for deer and other wildlife.
First, the cycle celebration begins with the 50-mile “Hills Around the Valley” ride, which loops bikers as far north as Mead and includes a few challenging hills, and riders start at 8 a.m.
Then, the 25-mile “Adventure Ride” runs mostly south of Spokane Valley and kicks off at 9 a.m.
Finally, at 9:30 a.m., the 10-mile “Family Friendly” loop ride is an easy route that follows the Spokane Centennial Trail to the Barker Trailhead, and then loops back to Mirabeau Point Park. The Family Ride offering fabulous scenic views of the Spokane River.
A BIG THANK YOU to event Sponsors, Riders, Volunteers, and Valleyfest for hosting a fabulous event. Two hundred riders are expected to bike over 5,000 miles through the valley and returned to Mirabeau Point Park for a yummy lunch from Brother’s Office Pizza.