We are in the full swing of summer. And before you know it, we will be swinging back toward fall, crisp leaves, hot cocoa, and (dare I say it) snowy weather. But before that happens, we have summer fun awaiting us.
I’ve compiled a list of 50 summertime ideas for things to do around the Inland Northwest and even out across the whole Pacific Northwest (if you choose). Some activities are specific, others more general ideas, some include checking out something from the library, and others will help you feel like a tourist right where you live.
Feel free to use as many of these ideas to create your own summer activities list. Let’s make it a fabulous summer!
Library-Specific Things To Do
Visit Spokane Valley Library, newly built at 22 N Herald Rd, at the corner of E Sprague Ave, across from Spokane Valley City Hall. We would love for you to come celebrate and explore the new library and experience cool summer activities while you are there.
Read to enter the summer prize drawing. The whole family can sign up for the Online Summer Reading Challenge on Beanstack. As you track your reading minutes you’ll earn badges and virtual prize tickets for a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes!
Go hiking! Before the dreaded smoky season arrives, be sure to get outside to visit a fantastic natural area. Fellow blogger Caitlin shares some great hikes focused on different regions around Spokane County: eastern, western, northern, and southern.
Head to the Spokane County Interstate Fair, Sep 8–17, to wrap up your summer activities list with a spin on your favorite carnival ride or by eating a giant elephant’s ear.
Whatever activities you plan to try this summer—even if your ideal activity is simply relaxing in the sunshine—I wish you a wonderfully memorable summer.
Abra Cole works as a Public Services Specialist for Spokane County Library District. She enjoys engaging with library customers, including hearing about their favorite books, hearing about how their gardens are growing, and helping them solve technology troubles with personal mobile devices and the library’s 3D printer. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, expanding her fiber-arts skills, and hanging out in the woods with her family.