City Closures Planned For Juneteenth

Erin Hut, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. In observance of Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19, Spokane City Hall will be closed.

Spokane Municipal Court and Community Justice Services, all Spokane Public Library branches, and the Development Services Center will be closed on Juneteenth.

The Spokane City Council is not scheduled to meet on Monday, June 17. Council meetings will resume on Monday, June 24, with a 3:30 p.m. briefing session and a 6 p.m. legislative session. Meetings are shown live on CityCable 5, the City’s government-access cable station, and are streamed on Facebook and the web at

On-street parking meters and kiosks will not require payments on Juneteenth, but remember even when parking is free on holidays, all parking rules, including time limits, still apply.

Other services will proceed on normal schedules. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste services will proceed as usual. The Waste-to-Energy facility and the County’s transfer stations will be open.

My Spokane 311 employees will be available for phone or online customer service inquiries on Wednesday, June 19.

Meanwhile, Riverfront Park attractions including the Looff Carrousel, the Numerica SkyRide, and the Numerica Skate Ribbon will be open on Juneteenth. Details are available online. City golf courses will have normal operations and splash pads will be open.

For a list of upcoming Juneteenth community events read our blog post.