Notice: Construction is ongoing in Riverfront Park and may impact some bicycle and pedestrian routes. Before you visit, please see the latest construction map for the best routes around redevelopment zones. Some attractions are currently unavailable due to redevelopment.

Pavilion at Riverfront

The Central Gathering Place for the Spokane Region

Originally built as the U.S. Federal Pavilion for Expo '74, the Pavilion was a gift to Spokane from the United States government. The Master Plan aimed to restore the Pavilion into a flexible use event space able to host everything from the Hoopfest Nike Court game and the Bloomsday Award Ceremony to a summer concert series and an outdoor giant screen film festival.

Pavilion Light Shows – Powered by TDS Fiber

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our Pavilion lighting system and the regularly scheduled weekend light shows have been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Free Light Show Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

The dynamic lighting effects display an array of color, brightness, and patterns. Light shows will be displayed every night, year‑round, for all of Spokane to enjoy.

Light Show Schedule

Weekend Light Show Schedule
  • Friday-Sunday: Sunset-10:00 p.m.
Holiday Lights Schedule
  • Valentine's Day
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Halloween
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Holiday Season: November - December
  • New Year's Eve
Lighting the Pavilion & Clock Tower

Is your organization or cause interested in lighting the Pavilion a specific color? Submit your request below! Please review our Pavilion light blade policy to ensure your request adheres to our lighting guidelines.

Concert Series

In 2019 the redeveloped Pavilion retained AEG Presents for event booking services. AEG is one of the leading providers of live entertainment in the world, booking thousands of concerts every year, including big names like Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Katie Perry, as well as festivals like Bumbershoot and Coachella.

For our full concert schedule, FAQ’s, and more information please visit our Pavilion venue site.

Parking information.

View our concert amenities map.

Awards

  • ASLA, Washington Chapter, Honor Award for Design, 2021
  • NRPA, Best in Innovation Award, 2020
  • NRPA, Innovation in Park Design Award, 2020
  • Gray Award for Landscape, 2020
  • AIA Spokane Projects over $5M Honor Award, 2020
  • AIA Spokane Projects over $5M People’s Choice Award, 2020
  • AIA Washington Council, Civic Design Honor Award, 2020
  • CMAA, Project Achievement Award, 2020
  • CMAA, Project of the Year Award, 2020
  • DBIA Best of Architecture Design, 2020
  • DBIA Merit Award, Civic/Assembly, 2020
  • DBIA Project of the Year, 2020
  • ENR Northwest, Landscape/Urban Development Best Project, 2020
  • ENR Northwest, Landscape/Urban Development Project of Merit, 2020
  • ENR Nationwide, Landscape/Urban Development, Best of the Best Project, 2020
  • IES Illumination Award of Merit for Lighting Control Innovation, 2020
  • IES Illumination Award of Merit for Outdoor Lighting Design, 2020
  • IES International Award of Distinction in Outdoor Lighting Design, 2020
  • IES International Award of Excellence in Lighting Control Innovation, 2020
  • Build Northwest Special Projects Award (AGC), 2019

Hours

Pavilion Amphitheater
Daily: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Contact Information

Andy Fuzak
Event Manager – Pavilion Event Rentals
509.625.6661
afuzak@spokanecity.org

Amy Lindsey
Programming and Marketing Manager
509.625.6372
alindsey@spokanecity.org

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