About Valleyfest2023-08-09T10:38:09-07:00
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What is Valleyfest?

Valleyfest, Spokane Valley’s premier community festival, celebrates three decades of bringing fun, entertainment, and a vibrant community spirit to Spokane Valley.

Held each September at Mirabeau Point Park, Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, and CenterPlace Regional Event Center in the Spokane Valley. Live entertainment for the entire family, an opportunity to meet and have fun with friends, and recognize area youth for their talents.

Spokane Valley’s premier community festival marked three decades of bringing fun, entertainment, and a vibrant community spirit to Spokane Valley by celebrating its 30 Year Anniversary in 2019.

The festival had humble beginnings, starting with a group of volunteers organizing an afternoon of events in Terrace View Park. The Hearts of Gold parade that now shuts down Sprague Avenue, Spokane Valley’s main arterial, for several hours used to wind through the neighborhood around Terrace View Park.

Valleyfest has been around for so long it actually predates the city of Spokane Valley, which was incorporated in 2003. As the event added more things to see and do and attracted thousands of people, it outgrew the neighborhood park that had been its home for 15 years and was moved to Mirabeau Point Park in 2004.

When the CenterPlace Regional Event Center adjacent to Mirabeau Meadows Park was completed in 2005, it began hosting Valleyfest events as well. After the move from Terrace View Park, Valleyfest expanded from one day to three, packing in family-friendly activities that now include the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day, TotFest, a car show, Fishing at the Falls, a pancake breakfast and multiple bike rides and runs of varying lengths.

But at its core Valleyfest remains the same: a community festival run by volunteers and funded by donations from local businesses, community members, and the city of Spokane Valley. Executive Director Peggy Doering has been with Valleyfest since the beginning, first as a committee member and then as chairwoman beginning in 1996.

Doering said she credits the city of Spokane Valley, the Spokane Valley Fire Department, the Spokane Valley Police Department, her volunteers, and her board members with keeping the festival running all these years. “I have vision, but I have so many people doing,” she said. “A lot of people have helped with this.” Doering is pleased with the growth Valleyfest has experienced since it began. “Community events like this bring people together,” she said. “I think we need to celebrate how great we are.”

Contact Information

Phone: (509) 922-3299

Peggy Doering, Executive Director
Pat Leu, Administrative Assistant
Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 368
Spokane Valley, WA 99037

Physical Office Location:
Spokane Valley Partners Building
10814 East Broadway Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

Organization Overview

Valleyfest, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that began in 1990, produces a 3-day community festival in September. A volunteer-driven work force strives to plan, produce, and advocate the finest cultural event in the City of Spokane Valley. Valleyfest’s Federal Tax ID Number is: 94-3152294.

Our Mission

The Valleyfest mission is to produce community-driven, safe, family-oriented, visually dramatic festivals. Valleyfest exposes the talent that enriches the Spokane Valley region and celebrates the visual and performing arts, education, science, and recreation so the entire community can experience them.

Valleyfest Diversity Statement

We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept donations?2023-06-27T11:11:08-07:00

Yes, we accept donations through our website. Please visit our donation page.

When is Valleyfest?2023-05-15T14:12:33-07:00

Valleyfest events take place on Saturday, September 23rd, and Sunday, September 24th. To learn more about what time individual events and entertainment are please visit the events page.

When and Where is the Hearts of Gold Parade?2023-05-15T14:12:39-07:00

Friday, September 22, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. down East Sprague between University and Pines. The road closes at 6:00 p.m. Learn more by visiting the Hearts of Gold Parade Page.

How much does Valleyfest cost?2023-05-15T14:12:48-07:00

Valleyfest is a FREE community festival. The only fees are for the Multi-Sport Races on Sunday.

Where to stay in Spokane Valley.2023-09-05T14:17:30-07:00
Tru by Hilton.

Tru by Hilton

13509 E Mansfield Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99216

La Quinta in Spokane Valley.

La Quinta Inn & Suites

3808 N. Sullivan Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 893-0955

Choice Hotels.

Choice Hotels

12415 E. Mission Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 926-7432

Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center

Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center

1100 N. Sullivan Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
(509) 924-9000

Ramada in Spokane Valley.


905 N. Sullivan Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
(509) 924-3838

Quality Inn in Spokane Valley.

Quality Inn & Suites

8923 E. Mission Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
(509) 928-5218

Hampton Inn and Suites in Spokane Valley.

Hampton Inn & Suites

16418 E. Indiana Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA, 99216
(509) 928-6900

Marriott Residence Inn in Spokane Valley.

 Marriott Residence Inn

15915 E. Indiana Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 892-9300

My Place Hotel Spokane Valley.

My Place Hotel

16106 E. Indiana Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 228-6105

Oxford Suites.

Oxford Suites

15015 E. Indiana Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 847-1000

Holiday Inn Express.

Holiday Inn Expresss

12415 E. Mission Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 926-7432

Baymont by Wyndham.

Baymont Inn & Suites Spokane Valley

2016 N Argonne Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Motel 6 in Spokane Valley.

Motel 6

1919 N. Hutchinson Rd.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
(509) 926-5399

Where can I park at Valleyfest?2023-09-21T17:28:02-07:00

Park at Spokane Valley Mall
Take STA FREE Shuttle Bus to Festival

Park your car at the Spokane Valley Mall parking lot next to Olive Garden and take the FREE STA shuttle bus to Valleyfest activities at CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Mirabeau Point Park. Buses will be running continuously (every 10 minutes) from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

CenterPlace Regional Event Center
2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane, Valley, WA 99216

There are 400 parking spaces at CenterPlace Regional Event Center which is east of the Valley YMCA.

Pinecroft Business Park

Pinecroft Business Park.

Pinecroft Business Park is a premier business campus, offering space, technology, and a scenic natural environment to help businesses prosper. We thank Pinecroft businesses for allowing Valleyfest guests to park FREE in their lots during the festival.

Vendor Parking

Valleyfest Vendor Parking.

Booth Vendors and performers can park west of Mirabeau Point Park.

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