City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

Brian Coddington, 509.625.6740

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:47 p.m.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the Waste to Energy Facility will be closed on Saturday, July 4. Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on July 4. Because the Fourth of July is on Saturday, garbage pickup and curbside recycling will remain on its regular pickup schedule.

City of Spokane employees will not be available for phone or online customer service needs on Friday, July 3, when the holiday is observed. That includes developer services and permit functions, 3-1-1 inquiries, utility billing questions, and records requests. Spokane Municipal Court also is closed Friday. City Hall remains closed as part of the response to COVID-19.

Spokane Public Library Curbside Pickup will be closed on Friday, July 3. Digital materials are always available at

The Spokane City Council briefing session and legislative meeting for the week of July 6 have been cancelled. The Council will hold its next weekly meetings on Monday, July 13, at 3:30 and 6 p.m.  Meetings are shown live on CityCable 5, the City’s government-access cable station, and are streamed on the web at Citizens can also sign up to provide testimony on an agenda item and call into the meeting.

Four separate fireworks displays are planned across several Spokane neighborhoods. City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, Spokane Indians Baseball Club, Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf, and Spokane Public Schools are partnering with underwriters to bring the community a socially distant Fourth of July celebration, offering a geographically dispersed drive-in fireworks experience. More information is available on the Parks web site.

The City’s golf courses, playgrounds, and park open spaces will be open with appropriate social distancing. The Numerica SkyRide in Riverfront Park is open.

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 $536 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.