June Family-Friendly Events in Spokane and North Idaho

Amy Silbernagel McCaffree
National Trails Day (June 2):
  • Washington State Parks free admission day.
  • Camp Caro Community Park: Free family and community activities, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Outdoor games with REI.
Boulder Beach opens at Silverwood Theme Park (June 9)
National Get Outdoors Day (June 9):
  • Free admission to all Washington State Parks.
Free Boat Safety Course (June 9):
  • Takes place at Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search & Rescue Building, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Families welcome. parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.
Free Fishing Days (June 9, 10):
  • No license required in Idaho on June 9 or June 9-10 in Washington, courtesy of state fish & wildlife agencies.
Wednesdays in the Woods: Gourmet Camp Cooking (June 13):
  • Free class from REI, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Riverside State Park’s Bowl & Pitcher Amphitheater. Discover Pass required. rei.com
Free Family Night Out at Camp Dart-Lo (June 15):
Nature in the Neighborhood: South Hill Bluff Trails (June 16):
Spokane City Aquatic Centers Open (June 18):
Wednesday in the Woods: Hiking in the Inland Northwest (June 20):
  • Presentation by Washington Trails Association local programs coordinator Holly Weiler; 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Riverside State Park’s Bowl & Pitcher Amphitheater. Discover Pass required. www.rei.com
Spokane Summer Parkways (June 21):
  • Bike/walk along a car-free route, 6-9 p.m., between Comstock and Manito Parks along neighborhood streets; local businesses and organizations provide activities, games, and goodies along the course. summerparkways.com
Free Chairlift Rides to Summit at Schweitzer Mountain Resort (June 24):
Wednesday in the Woods: Kids Outdoors (June 27):
  • Free activities for children of all-age, led by REI, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Camp Fire; 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Riverside State Park’s Bowl & Pitcher kitchen shelter. www.rei.com //

[Feature photo by Amy McCaffree]

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