The Urban Outdoors

The Great Spokane Beer Chase

Take out a map of Spokane—a real, physical map. Put an X over every brewery in the Spokane city limits. Now, connect those dots. What …

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Spokane’s Trolley Trail Preserves a Piece of Local History

Today’s Spokane Trolley Trail seems rather disconnected; going from one out-of-the way road to another, it’s a nice but somewhat confusing stretch of urban solitude. …

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Where Urban Meets the Outdoors: The West Coast Festival Scene

I’m at Lucidity festival outside of Santa Barbara with my new friend Mary from Spokane, setting up tents. We’ve packed her minivan with sheepskin rugs, …

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Resources & Events for Heirloom-loving Gardeners

Looking to learn more about heirloom plants and how to grow them here in the Inland Northwest? Check out these resources and events. RESOURCES Food …

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Up In The Air: Spokane’s Lofty Zipline Dream

If the idea of flying down the Spokane River gorge, dangling in a harness from a cable, ducking under the Monroe street bridge, and landing …

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Spokane’s Walking Art Tour

Combine cycling with the delights of outdoor and indoor art for some late summer and early fall destination-focused recreation. Create your own personalized art tour …

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Planning Your September First Friday Art Walk or Ride

Begin your First Friday itinerary planning online at the Downtown Spokane Partnership’s (DSP) website, downtownspokane.org/first-Friday. Each month is different, depending on participating venues and the …

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Explore Spokane With a Walking or Biking Poetry Tour

A new way to explore Spokane is with a self-guided walking or biking tour of the “I am a Town” poetry art installations. With 13 …

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Free Workout Classes in Downtown Spokane

Combat workout doldrums and get active in our city’s core through Downtown Spokane Partnership’s free series of outdoor workout classes this summer. Designed to give …

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Explore What’s New at Spokane’s Riverfront Park This Summer

Skate Ribbon What becomes of an ice ribbon when spring hits? Find out downtown Spokane, where Riverfront Park’s Ice Ribbon has transitioned to its spring …

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