Pride Guide

Spokane, WA Gay Pride – June 11-12

By: Brodie
6.6.2010

This outdoorsy paradise and peaceful city may seem a little sleepy, but it’s actually buzzing with fun things to do you won’t find anywhere else: from a ride on the historic Looff carousel to chocolate hopping for the foodie in you, Spokane is full of sparkling surprises. For Pride 2010, to mark the town’s 19th Annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival, the local LGBTQI’s will showcase their pride in their one of a kind community. The awesomely eclectic jewel of the Northwest Inland even has alternative activities to offset the traditional parade-- for example: BowlArama, anyone? Magic is in the air this year at Spokane’s Gay Pride. Read all about it on OutSpokane.com.

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Pride Brunch 2010
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Dempsey’s Brass Rail, 909 W. 1st Avenue
Sponsored by Friends of San, gear up for a great Gay Pride with a delicious brunch of French toast casserole, hash browns, sausage links, ham, scrambled eggs, fruit, mini muffins, coffee, and juice. It’s only $7.50 per person and the proceeds go “to support the Spokane AIDS Network and other HIV/AIDS related causes with contributions of funding and services.”
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OutSpokane 19th Annual LGBTQA Pride Parade
12:00 – 1:00 PM (11:00 AM staging)
Downtown Spokane- click here for map

Pride05o Grand Marshals will be at the head of the 2010 Pride Parade. Staging starts at 11:00am on the pedestrian walk on Wall Street between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard. The parade is free and followed by the fabulous Spokane Rainbow Festival!

2010 Rainbow Festival
12:00 – 5:30 PM
Gondola Meadows, RiverFront Park

Pride2 They’re celebrating 19 years of PRIDE! in Spokane and the friendly North westerners would love to see you and your family there. The Rainbow Festival promises more entertainment, activities and prizes than ever before this year. New features are promised while favorite staples like the Annual Wedding Ceremony and honoring of graduating seniors are scheduled as well. Live stage entertainment lasts all afternoon and will feature King N his Naughty Bunnies. There’s also a great Kid Zone will have new educational and fun games, inflatable bounce-around toys and much more. This free fest is one you can bring the whole family to, guys.

Bowl-a-rama
7:00 – 10:00 PM
North Bowl, 125 West Sinto
Any town can throw an after party, but spirited Spokane is throwing a big ole’ fashioned BowlArama! With prizes, a full bar (yes!) and grill, this bowling party is aimed at the adults. Why not try a few fun frames? Get all your pals and reserve a lane. For $75 a pop, up to five of you can get your bowl on. All proceeds benefit the Pride Foundation, to boot, so it’s bowling with booze for a good cause, need we say more?
Call 509-325-3087 for tickets from the Inland Northwest Gay Bowling League (INWGBL).

BAR INFO:

There may be only be a few gay bars in town (actually- there may be one as some say Another Sinn is closed), but at least they’re conveniently located and more importantly, fun!

Another Sinn
415 W. Sprague Ave.

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Dempseys Brass Rail
909 West 1st Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201-4001
(509) 747-5362
No cover charge before 9:00 PM, Dempsey’s is the best (and possibly only) gay bar and dance club in downtown Spokane.

Irv’s
415 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 624-4450
With both a quiet bar for chill time and a raucous dance floor, count on this to be an all inclusive stop at Irv’s two-room spot.

HOTEL:

Davenportentrance Get a room in gorgeous Spokane that caters to the LGBT clientele. Be sure to pump the concierge for coupons good at local attractions and restaurants; it never hurts to ask!

The Davenport Hotel
10 South Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201
509-455-8888

Hotel Lusso
North One Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201
509-747-9750

TIPS
Why not visit a winery while in town for Pride?  Spokane has plenty of ‘em with beautiful views of the lush nature that surrounds Washington. In case you like to take in the great outdoors with a glass of wine…  or seven, we won’t judge!

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars AB_0_016

 Open daily 12:00 – 5:00 PM
4705 N Fruithill Rd
Spokane, WA 99217
(509) 927-9463
Producer of premium wines made from Washington State grapes. Tasting room on national historic site with 300 degree view.

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