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Riverfront Park Pavilion Reopens This Weekend

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

The city of Spokane will formally reopen the iconic pavilion in Riverfront Park this weekend. It will mark the official end of one of the major milestones of the park’s complete overhaul.

The former U.S. Pavilion has been featured for years in logos associated with Spokane. But the building with the unique design and the cone reaching skyward has long been showing its age.

The most obvious feature of the renovated version? The white cover has been removed and replaced with reflective tiles and a lighting system. When lit up at night, the pavilion has a stunning new look. No wonder that light shows will conclude the Friday and Saturday celebrations this weekend.

Friday’s event will be highlighted by a ribbon cutting ceremony, an opening blessing and cultural presentation by the Spokane Tribe. A string quartet from Whitworth and the Spokane Area Youth Choir will also perform.

The Spokane Symphony will give a 4 pm concert on Saturday and there will be other events throughout the weekend, all free and open to the public.