EXPO '74 50th Celebration

EXPO '74 50th Celebration Rainbow

May 4, 2024, will mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of EXPO '74, and planning is underway for a city-wide celebration honoring its impactful transformation to our community. Events and activations will occur over a nine-week period (May 4 – July 4, 2024) and will highlight Spokane's local, regional, and international community through arts and culture, food, history, recreation, environment, and infrastructure.

Learn more about the EXPO '74 50th Celebration at the official webpage.

Club '74

The team behind Expo '74’s 50th anniversary celebration is excited to announce the launch of Club '74 -- a group of supporters dedicated to showcasing our community, bringing people together, and creating positive change.

With a donation of $74, members of Club '74 will be central to supporting the free, family-friendly activities and programs that will highlight the nine-week celebration beginning on May 4 and concluding on the weekend of July 4, 2024.

During that time, everyone is invited to participate in an exciting calendar of events, entertainment, fireworks and so much more, as we honor and commemorate the extraordinary vision of our community 50 years ago. Club '74 members can play a main role in supporting these events.

Members will have access to select Club '74 content and events.

To learn more and to join Club '74, please visit the Innovia website.

How to Participate

Pillar Procession and Opening Ceremonies at the Spokane Pavilion - Saturday, May 4, 2024
Complete the online form indicating your interest in the pillar showcase, stage performance, or pillar procession.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my organization get involved in the EXPO '74 50th Celebration?

If you are a member of an organization, independent organizer, or business owner interested in producing and planning an event or activation to celebrate EXPO '74 50th anniversary, please join us for our community partnership summit where members of the EXPO '74 50th Celebration Planning Committee will be available to provide guidance on the event and activation process.

EXPO's 50th Anniversary Celebration will highlight Spokane's local, regional, and international community through events and activations in the following categories:

  1. Arts & Culture
  2. Environmental Stewardship
  3. Tribal
  4. EXPO Legacy
  5. Recreation & Sports
Are there event and activation guidelines that I need to follow?

Yes. Events and activations must occur between May 4 – July 4, be open to the public, accessible and inclusive. All events and activations should be coordinated through one of the five EXPO planning committees.

Where will events and activations take place?

Events and activations will occur throughout the city and may take place at your business location, in your neighborhood or at one of our participating venues or locations listed below.

  1. Riverfront Park Pavilion, Numerica Skate Ribbon & SkyRide, Looff Carrousel and outdoor venues
  2. Downtown Spokane skywalks
  3. Downtown Spokane unoccupied storefronts and alleyways
  4. Public Facilities District: The Podium, First Interstate Performing Arts Center
What kind of events and activations are currently being discussed or planned for the community?

Throughout the nine-week celebration, the community will be invited to participate in the following activities:

EXPO ’74 50th Celebration Signature Events

  1. EXPO’s 50th Anniversary Opening Ceremony | Spokane Pavilion | May 4, 2024
    Featuring live performances from popular musical acts, local and regional arts, cultural, tribal, and community organizations. This day-long celebration will also feature family-friendly activities, international cuisine, and more and will provide a glimpse of weekly events and activations throughout the nine-week celebration.
  2. EXPO 50th Anniversary Community Stage | Riverfront Lilac Bowl | Every Saturday
    Enjoy weekly performances on EXPO’s 50th Anniversary Community Stage from local and regional acts, arts and cultural organizations, local tribes, schools and regional educational institutions. Family-friendly activities, food trucks and artisan vending will be available.
  3. Fundraising Gala: Benefiting the Friends of Riverfront | Spokane Pavilion | Date TBD
  4. EXPO 50th Anniversary Closing Event | Spokane Pavilion | July 4, 2024
    Featuring the City of Spokane’s signature fireworks show (starting at 10pm), community performances, and concert with the Spokane Symphony.

Questions or comments? Visit EXPO50Spokane.com or email us at spokaneexpo@gmail.com