City details Fourth of July activities, closures

Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:13 p.m.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Spokane City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4. Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on July 4.

Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late for the week of July 4, with pickups normally scheduled for Friday, July 8, occurring on Saturday, July 9.

Here are some additional closures and cancellations:

  • The Waste-to-Energy facility will be closed on Monday, July 4.
  • Spokane Municipal Court will be closed Monday, July 4.
  • All Spokane Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, July 4, and the East Side, Hillyard, and Indian Trail libraries also will be closed on Tuesday, July 5. Since those branch libraries are normally closed on Mondays, the holiday is observed on Tuesday.
  • The Spokane City Council briefing session and legislative meeting for the week of July 4 have been cancelled. The Council will resume its regular schedule on Monday, July 11, meeting at 3:30 and 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Meetings also are shown live on CityCable 5 and on the City’s website at

Meanwhile, many activities are planned for the holiday. Riverfront Park will host a Fourth of July Celebration starting at noon with the A to Z Rentals and Sales Patriotic Fireworks Display at 10 p.m. Food vendors, entertainment, rides, kid activities, and more are planned. The Riverfront Park attractions, including the Imax Theater, Spokane Falls Skyride, Pavilion rides, mini-golf, Tour Train and Carousel, are open throughout the weekend. Get more information on Riverfront Park’s web page.

City pools, splash pads, and golf courses also are open. For pool and splash pad information call the Aquatics Hotline at 625.6960 or go to For golf course information, please call Downriver at 327.5269, Esmeralda at 487.6291, Indian Canyon at 747.9317, and The Creek at Qualchan at 448.9317 or visit

Just a reminder: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Spokane, as well as in Spokane County and the cities of Spokane Valley, Cheney, and Liberty Lake. Fireworks fines range from $513 to $1,000 for each infraction. Residents can report violations by calling Crime Check at 456.2233.

Residents can dispose of unwanted fireworks in the household hazardous waste area at the Waste-to-Energy Facility. There is no disposal cost.