Group of volunteers for the Spokane River Clean-Up, holding a sign that says Spokane Riverkeeper, and nearly 20 huge plastic bags of trash, depicting how much debris and litter was cleaned up.

Help Clean Up Along the Spokane River

Three ways volunteers can help pick-up trash along the river in 2021: public clean-up events, DIY group events, and business/civic group events. Spokane Riverkeeper and the Spokane River Forum clean-up events are happening this spring and summer.

Dirt area of a park with a mountain biking instructor demonstrating a skill with a bike to a group of students.

Take a Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

Whether you’re a beginner or want to hone some advanced mountain biking skills, Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance is offering clinics this spring and summer to fit all abilities and skill levels.

Sunset on the horizon of the hillside with view of the Little Spokane River in the Waikiki Springs natural area. Trees and bushes in the meadow alongside the river.

Be a Citizen Scientist at Waikiki Springs BioBlitz: May 22

Join the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy (INLC) Stewardship Team at Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve near Spokane for a day of citizen science volunteer work.

People standing on the sandy beach and in the water at Priest River Recreation Area, with kayaks and other paddling gear on the shoreline.

Inaugural Paddling & Rowing Event in Priest River: August 21

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association is hosting a celebration of non-motorized water recreation at North Idaho’s Priest River Recreation Area on August 21, 2021.

Two women on bikes, wearing clothing gear and helmets, smiling at the camera, surrounded by other cyclists during Spokane Valley's Cycle Celebration.

Cycle Celebration Returns: July 25, 2021

Riders of all abilities are invited to enjoy a scenic ride during Cycle Celebration, July 25, 2021, an event that great for families, kids, and less-experienced riders of all ages.

People standing on a sandy beach getting instructions on how to properly hold and use a kayak paddle during the Spokatopia Outdoor Adventures Festival in Spokane, WA.

Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Moves to September 18, 2021

After being cancelled in 2020, Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival returns on Sept. 18, 2021 (postponed from July) to Camp Sekani Park.


Jackass Half Marathon & 5K 2021

The Jackass Half Marathon & 5k in North Idaho’s Silver Valley is set for October 2, 2021. After a hugely successful first year, and amid …

Graphic design that says "Summer Parkways Spokane" featuring people walking and bike-riding.

Spokane Summer Parkways Week, June 14-20

Walk, run, bike, roller skate or scoot the 4-mile Summer Parkways route through the Manito-Comstock neighborhoods anytime June 14-20, 2021.

Child running on a treed dirt trail during the Camp Sekani Trail Run event.

Inland NW: Live & Virtual Races, Runs, & Rides in 2021

If you’ve been missing runs or rides with other humans this past year, things are looking up for 2021. While many races, fun runs, and rides are still only offering virtual events (that can still be completed with your own friends or family), there are quite a few live events with some level of COVID safety mitigation planned this year. Sign up for one or more and get outside, be safe, and run, walk, and ride together!

Tundra swans swimming on a lake.

Tundra Swan Festival Returns

Tundra Swan Festival in Cusick, Wash., takes place on March 20, 2021. Event includes presentations, workshops, information booths, artisan vendors, a bus shuttle to Calispel Lake for wildlife viewing, and a hot buffet lunch at the Camas Center for Community Wellness in Cusick. Buy tickets online at

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