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Spring is Spectacular in Spokane
Excellent Events, Great Getaways, First-Rate Rafting and Wines that Wow
In This Issue Dear Bethany,
Spokane's Super Looking to plan your warm weather getaway? Whether
Spring Events you are looking for cuisine, culture or some solid
adventure, Spokane has it all! Here's just some of what
Plan Your Sensational the Spokane Region has to offer this spring!
Spring or Summer
Wild Wonderful Plan Your Sensational Spring or Summer
Wines & Wine Events From quaint B&Bs to luxurious
resorts, boutique properties to family-
friendly chain hotels,
accommodations here were designed
Quick Links with you in mind.
Visitor Information And now hotels and motels in the
Spokane Region are offering great summer packages for your
enjoyment! These packages include options for biking, rafting,
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shopping, romance, theme parks, relaxing and so much more!
Click on the links below to see the packages available at each
Summer Packages property. Click here for golf stay and play packages.
Best Western Peppertree Airport Inn
Best Western Peppertree Liberty Lake Inn
Cedars inn Spokane at Liberty Lake
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown at the Convention
The Davenport Hotel and Tower
Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Spokane Airport
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Holiday Inn Express Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cheney
Holiday Inn Express Spokane Valley
Howard Johnson Inn North
Marianna Stoltz Bed & Breakfast
Spokane's Super Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center
Spring Events Montvale Hotel
Oxford Suites Downtown
Oxford Suites Spokane Valley
Pheasant Hill Inn and Suites
Quality Inn Downtown 4th Avenue
Quality Inn Oakwood
Quality Inn Valley Suites
Red Lion Hotel at the Park
Spokane hosts some Red Lion River Inn
sensational events this Super 8 Motel
spring and summer. Travelodge at the Convention Center
Mark your calendar for Wallace Inn
these excellent events:
Click on these links to see more great Spokane Region spring
and summer offers:
DATE: Friday, May 2nd
Attractions | Restaurants | Retail
TIME: 5-8pm (most
venues) All offers available April 15 through September 15, 2008. "Summer in Spokane"
COST: Free! promotion offers are not valid with any other coupons, discounts or offers.
LOCATION: Downtown Reservations must be made in advance. Please request "Summer in Spokane"
promotional rates when making reservations. All offers are subject to state and local
Spokane taxes. Offers are subject to space and/or product availability.
Enjoy an evening of
and other visual Visited If you have recently visited the
Spokane region and had a great
art. Take in diverse live
Spokane experience, please tell us about
music, dance and theatre Lately?
and don't forget the
and dining downtown Click here to tell us about your experience.
has to offer. Art will be
displayed in many
galleries, shops, coffee
houses and wineries in Wild Wonderful Whitewater
the downtown area.
509.456.0580 Whether you're looking for some serious raging river rapids or
you prefer softer adventure, the Spokane Region has the perfect
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rafting company for you! Plan your whitewater trip now - some
of the best water is in the late spring! Check out what these
outfitters are offering:
Confluence Rafting Expeditions
River rafting, canoe and kayak trips are a
spectacular natural theme park - truly the
confluence of adventure, beauty, renewal,
friendship and family! You're likely to see
ospreys, bald eagles, deer, bear, beaver
and marmots. 406.677.6268, 888.655.5388
32nd Annual Lilac Pangaea River Rafting
Bloomsday Run From adrenaline pumping whitewater to
DATE: Sunday, May 4th sophisticated river wine tours to family-
TIME: First group starts friendly scenic floats, Pangaea has
at 9am something for everyone. Pangaea River
COST: $15 through April Rafting offers lots of trips on the Spokane,
20, $30 April 21-27 Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers! Trips are perfect for ages six to
LOCATION: starting line 76. 406.239.2392, 877.239.2392
is in the heart of
downtown Spokane River City River Runners
This 12-kilometer (7.46- The tree-lined Spokane River offers views
mile) race, which started of wildlife, fascinating history and exciting
in 1977, is open to all rapids within minutes of a bustling
runners, walkers, downtown. One trip option offers rapids
wheelchairs, assisted and views of rugged basalt cliffs and
wheelchairs and wildlife, while the other presents pieces of
strollers. Also enjoy the Spokane's history (remnants of railroading, sacred tribal land,
post-race celebration in Ft. George Wright, Natatorium Amusement Park). 509.844.5834
Riverfront Park with
music, food and activities ROW Adventures
until 5pm. Click here to Whitewater fun for all ages just two hours
register. 509.838.1579 from Spokane on three great rivers -
Moyie, St. Joe and Clark Fork! One day
trips include rafting gear, life jackets,
professional guides and lunch. Longer trips
are available on the Snake, Salmon, Missouri and Lochsa
Rivers. ROW Adventures offers whitewater rafting, fly fishing,
canoeing and guided hiking trips. 208.765.0841, 800.451.6034
Wiley E. Waters
Enjoy some outstanding adventure on the
Clark Fork and Spokane Rivers. The Clark
Spokane Lilac Fork River offers superb Class III and IV
Festival's 70th Annual rapids as well as calm stretches to take a
Armed Forces leisurely swim or sit back and enjoy the
Torchlight Parade spectacular beauty of the wilderness. An
DATE: Saturday, May all-you-can-eat deli-bar lunch is served along a designated
17th "pullover" area. Clark Fork trips can accommodate up to 48
TIME: 7:45pm people. Spokane River half-day trips are available for groups of
COST: Free! five to 50 people! 208.457.1092, 888.502.1900
Check out sensational
high school bands and Succulent Spring Wines & Wine Events
drill teams, royalty,
floats, antique cars, Check out these new spring releases from Spokane area
horses, civic groups and wineries:
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Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
2006 Sauvignon Blanc - Fresh, lively
flavors with enticing grapefruit, pineapple
and spicy characters that unfold nicely on
more. This year's theme the smooth finish.
is "Salute to 2005 Merlot - Ripe, full-bodied and
Service." Click here for concentrated, this wine strings layers of
the parade route. intense raspberry, complex currant and blueberry notes framed
509.535.4554 by spicy, vanilla-scented oak. Barrel aged in French oak for
twenty months, this elegant wine finishes boldly with intense
cherry, blackberry and plum flavors lingering nicely on the
2006 Sangiovese - The aromas of ripe strawberry jam and spicy
notes unfold on the palate as clove and currant. This well
established vineyard, situated in a warm and arid climate with a
unique soil profile, yields these wonderful, jammy characters
and hints of smoke and cassis.
2006 Riesling - Handpicked and hand-sorted, this wine shows
bright pineapple, lemon and honey characters that unfold on the
palate as peach and almond. This wine is finished slightly sweet
DATE: Saturday &
to balance the bright acidity and to create a long and supple
Sunday, June 28 & 29
TIME: Varies based on
Arbor Crest will also release their 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon this
COST: $100 - $160 per
Tasting room at the winery is open daily from 12-5pm
team (must register by
(509.927.9463). Downtown tasting room at River Park Square is
open Sunday 12-5pm, Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday and
Saturday 11am-10pm (509.747.3903).
Hoopfest is the biggest
3-on-3 street basketball Grande Ronde Cellars
tournament on the This spring Grande Ronde will introduce Bridge Press Cellars
planet. That means over 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley. Tasting
6,200 teams, 3,000 room is open Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm (509.455.8161).
players and fans, 400 Latah Creek Wine Cellars
courts spanning 40 2007 Spokane Blush - Enjoy the bright
downtown city blocks, fresh bouquet and flavors of berries and
and that's just on day cherries. This is an ideal accompaniment
one! Beyond basketball, to summer barbeques and today's lighter
though, Hoopfest is an meals, but is also tasty on its own.
outdoor festival chock full 2007 Muscat Canelli - A delight by itself,
of concerts, shopping, this wonderfully-balanced wine is also a
food and interactive suitable compliment for any shellfish meal
entertainment. Hoopfest and goes especially well with food prepared with lots of garlic or
is a place for players of spice.
all ages and abilities 2007 Moscato d'Latah - This wine's intense fruit characters are
from all over the country second to none. It's versatility with food is unmatched.
to come together in 2007 Maywine - Described as "springtime in a bottle," this wine
pursuit of the ultimate is delicious served chilled or over ice as a wonderful aperitif.
goal: to become a 2007 Huckleberry d'Latah - The subtle blueberry-like flavors of
Hoopfest Champion. the huckleberry add nice complexities to the wonderfully intense
Click here to register spice and floral characters of our Riesling.
your team! Also keep your eye out for these future releases from Latah
888.880.HOOP Creek: 2007 Riesling (With flavors of apples, pears, spices of
clove, this wine finishes crisp and clean on the palate.), 2006
Merlot (This wine is bold, intense and has lots of fruit. Beautiful
colors of indigo and purple highlight this wine in the glass.
Jammy black raspberry, subtle French oak vanillin and forward
fruit highlight its flavor.) and 2007 Chardonnay (It's buttery with
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rich fruit and honey flavors as and a long, smooth toasty finish.)
Tasting room is open daily 9am-5pm (509.926.0164).
Lone Canary Winery
2007 Cuvee Rosé - Enjoy this unique
blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Barbera. As
far as we know, there is no other wine or
winery that blends these two varietals
together, and while it is completely dry, its
delightful fragrances and delicious fruit
culminate in bright, crisp flavors ideal for
sipping and celebrating.
Tasting room is open Thursday-Sunday 12pm-5pm or by
Robert Karl Winery
Kids and kids at heart 2005 Horse Heaven Hills Claret - This wine is a blend of
will love this fun summer Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and
activity: Malbec. Inviting dusty cherries and spices lead into a nice
dinner table companion with dark cherries and a note of
Rotary Fountain at chocolate in the finish.
Riverfront Park 2006 Horse Heaven Hills Syrah - Massive and meaty, with
DATE: Open daily during understated dark fruit flavors and hints of coffee and bittersweet
warm weather chocolate.
TIME: 6am-midnight Tasting room is open Saturday 12-5pm or by appointment
COST: Free! (509.363.1353, 888.425.2738).
Park in downtown Vintage Hill Winery
Spokane (Howard & 2006 Syrah - This impassioned fruit
Spokane Falls Blvd) delivers flavors of deep black cherry while
The fountain has five 24' the smoky tannins surround the spice of
tall stainless steel this smooth and toasty wine. Leaving you
columns that support a with a hint of white pepper the French and
30' diameter ring American oak provide the perfect balanced combination of spice
containing 40 overhead and vanilla bean after 14 months of barrel aging at Vintage Hill.
jets. The jets spray 2007 Sauvignon Blanc - This wine leaves you thinking of
towards the middle of the grapefruit, with light pineapple and a soft grass breeze.
fountain producing a 2007 Viognier - Softly-oaked, this wine provides undertones of
dome of water and a butterscotch, wild flower and apricot.
waterfall in the fountain's 2007 Merlot Rosé - Reminiscent of an overflowing handful of
center. Eight geysers wild strawberries, this wine has a hint of smoky undertones.
shoot water upwards. Please call for tasting room hours (509.624.3792).
The fountain also has
dozens of mist jets and Whitestone Winery
the five boulders have Pieces of Red v.3.04 - The wine has an amazing nose of rich
jets that spray sideways. cherries, exotic berries and just the exact right amount of oak.
To conserve water, the When it hits your palate be prepared, because this wine is
fountain water is filtered packed with flavor, tannin and structure. It goes great with grilled
and recirculated. Bring red meat!
your towel and be ready Tasting room is open Friday and Saturday 11am-5pm or by
to get wet! appointment (509.647.5325).
Check out these fabulous spring wine events:
Spring Barrel Tasting
Friday-Sunday, May 9-11, 11am-5pm
Enjoy barrel tastings and winery tours at Spokane area
wineries. Contact individual wineries for more information.
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Saturday, June 7 at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
Honor the legacy of Michael Manz, MD,
esteemed child psychiatrist and
owner/winemaker at Mountain Dome Winery
who passed away in 2006. Funds raised at
this wine auction and dinner will support the
BEST Program at Sacred Heart Children's
Hospital, which was started by Michael, and
the Davenport Arts District. 509.474.2800
Taste Washington - Spokane
Sunday, June 8, 5-8:30pm at The
More than 100 Washington wineries and 30 area restaurants
come together at this annual event. Meet winemakers, mingle
with Spokane restaurateurs and enjoy extraordinary delights
SAVE THE DATE! from both.
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County Fair & Expo
Check out 45 of the
nation's premier custom
bike builders. Also enjoy
national celebrities, food
court and beer gardens,
contests and displays
from the industry's top
vendors. Click here for
Golf & It's time to plan your next trip to Spokane! Log onto
GolfInSpokane and SummerInSpokane now to plan
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your romantic getaway, family excursion or
Summer in super golf trip to Spokane!
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