On Sunday, May 5th, Spokane is gearing up for the annual Bloomsday Run. This 12K race is not for the faint of heart, and it’s only a few months away! If you’re planning on participating in this celebration of spring, you should start training now so you’re in top shape for the marathon. Registration for the 2019 Bloomsday Run is open now on the event’s official website, or you can register by mail; those who want to participate but don’t register in time can pay an additional fee for late registration on or before May 4th.
Bloomsday will be an all-weekend event, with
the Friday and Saturday before the big day featuring a trade show devoted to
the hobby of running, health, and fitness. It’s one of the country’s largest
free shows dedicated to fitness-related products! There will also be a post-race
party and awards show.
The 2019 Bloomsday Run website also has a
number of resources for those who want to get in shape in time for Bloomsday.
Training clinics are available throughout March and April, Providence Health
Care offers a Training Program, the top coaches at RunDoyen are offering their
services to runners, and you can even check the official site for
recommendations regarding your health.
Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we are definitely looking forward to this year’s Bloomsday festivities.
Without realizing it, many of us know Bing Crosby’s voice exceedingly well. Crosby is one of the most famous holiday singers of all time, and his rendition of “White Christmas” is the best-selling single of all time, boasting over 50 million sales. His single “Silent Night” also makes this elite list, ranking as the third best-selling single ever with 30 million sales. This holiday season, pay homage to this American favorite by visiting the Bing Crosby House in Spokane, Washington.
The Bing Crosby House was built by the singer’s father and
two uncles in 1911. Bing spent his childhood living in the home, and now it
stands as a tribute to his memory with its collections. On the main floor, the
home presents the Bing Crosby Collection, which includes over 200 items of
significance. You can view Bing’s gold records, various trophies and awards,
and even the official Academy Award he received in 1944 for his performance in Going My Way.
A visit to the house with the family is the perfect way to
shed some light on your favorite Christmas songs and teach your children a bit
about America’s top performers of the twentieth century. Admission is free to
the public, and the house is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we hope your holiday season is
both merry and bright.
Fans of Mary Poppins will love the Mary Poppins 72nd Season Gala in Spokane, WA. Held from September 14 to October 14, this event will be held at the Spokane Civic Theatre from Thursdays to Saturdays until 7:30pm and Sundays until 2:00pm. As one of the most popular Disney movies of all times, Mary Poppins has held an important place in American culture and entertainment for decades.
According to Visit Spokane, the event celebrates Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s version of Mary Poppins to bring you a performance like never before. Following the eccentric—and magical—nanny Mary Poppins as she meets and cares for the Banks family, the story has a range of unforgettable song and dance numbers. Mary Poppins has been nominated for nine Olivier Awards and seven Tony Awards over the years.
The performance is bound to be especially popular with Mary Poppins Returns, a new Disney film set to hit theatres sometime in late 2018. Starring Emily Blunt, the new film is a musical fantasy directed by Rob Marshall and featuring truly great songs. Inspiring for children and adults alike, Mary Poppins is all about how “anything can happen if you let it.”
Hop in a new car from George Gee Buick GMC and visit the Spokane Civic Theatre to see the Mary Poppins Gala. Perfect for those looking for a night out or for those who simply want to have a fun time with the kids, the Gala is bound to be practically perfect in every way.
Of course, the Fourth of July festival at Riverfront Park is a classic. Spend the day snacking on food from local vendors, watching live music from noon all the way up until the fireworks start at 10pm, and grab a beer form the No-Li Brewhouse beer garden. Then watch the fireworks go up over the Spokane River Gorge!
If a festival sounds good to you, there are plenty going on in surrounding towns and cities, like the Kendall Yards celebration at Olmsted Brother Green Park, where you can eat local ice cream from Brain Freeze Creamery.
You can also try the Liberty Lake Fourth of July Celebration with live music from Robbie Christmas, or the Coeur d’Alene Hometown Fourth of July Celebration, which features an American Heroes Parade in the morning and festivities throughout the day until the fireworks start.
If you’d prefer an alternative to a festival, check out the Spokane Indians baseball game, which will end in a fireworks display over the stadium, or visit Silverwood Theme Park and spend the day on roller coasters before their own fireworks.
If you require a vehicle to get you to all of these incredible Independence Day activities, be sure to stop by George Gee Buick GMC.
If you’re like our staff here at George Gee Buick GMC, then you look forward to the coming of spring all throughout the year. Not only is spring the perfect time to get out and enjoy a scenic drive, but it’s also a great time of year to experience all the Spokane area has to offer. Here are some of our top picks for Spokane spring events that you shouldn’t miss.
Sound of Music
You can experience the award-winning Sound of Music in a brand new production coming to the INB Performing Arts Center this March 22 – 25. Whether you’re a big musical fan, or just curious to find out what the production’s all about, be sure to catch this musical’s limited run.
National Geographic Live
Visiting the INB Performing Arts Center on March 28, former International Space Station Commander Terry Virts offers stunning video and images of our planet and beyond, and interesting insights into a huge variety of subjects.
Spokane County Raceway
From NASCAR to drag racing, the Spokane County Raceway has a particularly exciting schedule of events for the 2018 season. Things kick off April 7, so be sure to make plans to check out some incredible racing this spring.
Paw Patrol Live
Kids and families of all ages will love this live-action performance of Paw Patrol, coming to the INB Performing Arts Center April 7 and 8. This wholesome production is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the family, so be sure not to miss it.
With the arrival of spring, you’ll find that the Spokane community offers plenty of enjoyable activities.