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Event Planning

Booking Information

Riverfront Park is the region's premiere outdoor location to host a broad diversity of events from private family gatherings to massive community events for thousands and everything in-between.  We are Spokane’s largest centrally located outdoor setting and offer a variety of venue and activity options including convenient parking.  Your activity does not have to be a Hoopfest or Pig Out size event for Riverfront Park to be your location of choice for a successful event.  Community gatherings, class reunions, weddings, corporate picnics or church activities with group daypass or other discount attraction options, fun-runs, car shows, closed access concerts, facility and attraction rentals are available.  A private Carrousel, IMAX or Ice Palace rental can be complimented by our fantastic Riverfront catering options or choose your own caterer making the events memorable, fun and affordable. Our professional event team will work with you in the successful planning and implementation of your event, rental or activity and as well provide valuable insight with regard to the logistics of events at Riverfront Park. 

Private Activities

Private activities for convention groups, businesses, organizations, schools and families are coordinated through our Group Sales department.  This can include reserving a wedding location; private Carrousel, IMAX, Ice Palace, Tour Train, SkyRide, banquet facility or picnic shelter rental; discounted attraction tickets for the SkyRide, Carrousel, IMAX, Ice Palace, Tour Train, and Rides for groups 15 or more; Carrousel, IMAX, Ice Palace, Mini-Golf and DayPass birthday parties; Education at the MAX, SkyRide, Ice Palace or Carrousel school group reservation; or combine a facility rental with Riverfront Park catering options.

Popular options include company picnics at a picnic shelter with Riverfront Park catering and ride Daypasses, rent the Carrousel for your holiday party or convention group with ice cream sundaes, bring your senior group to ride the Tour Train and experience an IMAX feature, or for college and church group activities at the Ice Palace that include skating or broomball.

For more information, please contact our Group Sales department via e-mail or call 509.625.6746.

Public Events

Public events including community events and festivals, fun runs, bike races, movie/TV filming, promotional events, 4th of July activities, public market/vendor space, and sponsorship are coordinated through our Special Events department,  Dale Larsen via e-mail or call 509.625.6624.  Preliminary information and guiding policies/regulations may be obtained by reviewing the Special Use Information Guide, Terms & Conditions for Public and Private Special Uses, the Outside Food and Beverage Policy, the City Permits Rules and Regulations, the Animal Event Ordinance and the Riverfront Park Smoking Policy . We are here to assist you through the process and make your event successful.  

When you are ready to proceed and have spoken to the Special Events Coordinator, you will be required to complete the Special Event Permit Application including a site plan on the Riverfront Park Map and mail the completed information 30-90 days prior to your intended event, along with a $75.00 non-refundable processing fee to:

Riverfront Park
Attn.: Dale Larsen
507 N. Howard Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Please make checks payable to: Riverfront Park. The $75.00 processing fee (non-refundable) does not guarantee approval.  Applications received less than 30 days prior to your event may be denied or subject to additional fees. It may take up to 20 days after the receipt of your application to determine if your event will be approved.   Your completed application will be distributed to all City departments affected by your event.  You will be contacted individually by these departments only if they have specific questions or concerns about your event.  It will be your responsbility to fulfill the requirements as outlined and to contact federal, state, or county agencies if necessary.