Katy Payne

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Expo '74

Katy Payne, e-Marketing Assistant, No Phone Number Available

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:40 a.m.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Expo '74

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Expo '74, the world's fair Spokane hosted in what is now treasured as Riverfront Park. Expo '74 was notable because it was the first world's fair with an environmental theme.

Expo '74 was a turning point for downtown Spokane. Without this fair, it's hard to imagine what our city would be like today! Before the renovations for the world's fair, downtown Spokane was home to miles of Northern Pacific Railroad.

Did you know? More than five million people attended this world's fair over the course of the six-month celebration! This was huge for Spokane because, at the time, we were the smallest city to host a world's fair!

Celebrate with us:

Join us on Saturday, June 21 for some good fun and a day of great memories! Come down to Riverfront Park for free guided history tours, $0.74 hot dogs, Expo '74 feature films in the IMAX Theatre and more!

More ways to celebrate:

  • Check out these 74 things to do in Riverfront Park and one thing NOT TO DO in honor of Expo '74, the Summer of '74
  • Join us on June 21 for a KDRK-FM Country in the Park and Tops in Blue Concert!
  • Are you a Riverfront Park Alumni? Join a special celebration on June 22!
    • Riverfront Park Team Member Alumni Reunion, noon-3pm Forestry Shelter
    • Food, Music and Fun, $5 per family for hot dog feed, buy one, get one free DayPass
    • Learn more on our Facebook page

Want to learn more about Expo '74?

Here are a couple neat features to check out:

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