Valleyfest Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary
Valleyfest, Spokane Valley’s premier community festival, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, marking three decades of bringing fun, entertainment and a vibrant community spirit to Spokane Valley.
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 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.
Valleyfest is held each September at Mirabeau Point Park 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.
The Valleyfest mission is to produce community driven, safe, family oriented, visually dramatic festivals. Valleyfest exposes the talent that enrich the Spokane Valley region and celebrates the visual and performing arts, education, science, and recreation so the entire community can experience them.
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.
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.
No volunteers means no Valleyfest; it’s just that simple! With the help of more than 200 committed citizens, Valleyfest is a grand civic celebration. Come for as long as you can and help us to celebrate the Spokane Valley community.
Interested? For more information, visit the Valleyfest Volunteers Page or contact the Valleyfest Office at (509) 922-3299 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org