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Family Weekend 2014

Whitworth 125
Friday, Oct. 10-Sunday, Oct. 12

Please save the date and plan to gather in Spokane for a huge celebration of Whitworth's 125th anniversary and Family Weekend.

Family Weekend (formerly Parents' Weekend) is the annual event that invites parents and family members to visit their sons and daughters at college. The weekend gives families an opportunity to join in the Whitworth experience by inviting them to take part in a class led by a member of the university's great faculty, hearing from Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor, and enjoying various campus events.

Register here.

Contact Information

For registration and event questions, please contact iaevents@whitworth.edu or 509.777.4974.
For all other questions, please contact parents@whitworth.edu or 509.777.3772.

Need a place to stay? Local Hotel Information

Family Weekend: Fun Suggestions for the Afternoon

Green Bluff Apple Festival (30-minute round trip)
www.greenbluffgrowers.com
The festival features you-pick produce, handcrafted art, and home-cooked food. Drive north on Newport Highway to Mt. Spokane Day Road, turn right and head straight up to the bluff.

Riverpark Square (30-minute round trip)
www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com
Enjoy an afternoon of downtown shopping. Riverpark Square includes designer stores, tasty restaurants with tons of atmosphere, and a multi-screen theatre complex.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (40-minute round trip)
www.northwestmuseum.org
Explore Pacific Northwest history, Native American culture and art reflecting a variety of media and eras at this beautiful museum in historic Browne's Addition.

Riverside State Park (40-minute round trip)
www.riversidestatepark.org

Lake Coeur d'Alene (two-hour round trip)
www.coeurdalene.org
Enjoy this world-renowned resort town about 45 minutes from Whitworth. Fall colors should be beautiful as you stroll the boardwalk by the lake, explore the Coeur d'Alene Resort and browse the unique shops.

Silverwood Theme Park (two-hour round trip)
www.silverwoodthemepark.com
The Northwest's largest theme park features a 60-mile-per-hour roller coaster, a gigantic wave pool and exciting water slides, a vintage steam train and much more.

Hiawatha Trail
(three-hour round trip)
www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/rec/activities/biking/hiawatha
Ride your bike along one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the country. Winding through 11 tunnels and over nine high steel trestles, the 46-mile route crosses the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana.