Spokane’s First Night celebration will close some downtown streets starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the annual New Year’s Eve celebration.
- Howard Street from Main Avenue to Spokane Falls Boulevard must be cleared of vehicles from parking spaces marked by red bags starting at 7 a.m. Thursday
- At 3 p.m., Howard will close from Main to Spokane Falls.
- Spokane Falls will close from Stevens to Post streets. The closures last until 1 a.m.
- For the 6 p.m. parade, Spokane Falls will be closed from Bernard to Stevens Street while Washington and Stevens streets will be closed from North River Drive to Main. These closures last about 30 minutes.
If you don’t want to worry about driving and where to park, Spokane Transit is offering shuttles to and from First Night from the yellow parking lot at the Riverpoint Campus at 412 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard from 2 p.m. until 1 a.m.