August 1, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 15

Fireworks concert is a Spokane area staple

Write to the Point

This past Sunday, sounds of the baroque period filled Riverfront Park for the last time, marking the end of an era.

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The Royal Fireworks Concert has been a staple of my Julys for a number of years now, and it’s an event I thoroughly enjoy. Unfortunately, unless some major funding comes through, this year was the concert’s last, marking the end of a 35-year tradition in Spokane.

Every year, I look forward to the fireworks, of course. But the music is surprisingly good, and given the history of the ensemble, it’s a great night showcasing the importance of fine arts in Spokane. The firew...

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