Children's Renaissance Faire
September 20, 2014
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
East of Duncan Garden on Tekeo Street

The Friends of Manito (TFM) present its annual Children's Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Sept 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Manito Park, East of Duncan Garden on Tekeo Street. The event is FREE and open to the public.

TFM announces new activities at the Faire this year put on by community partners. Children will explore exciting science activities by Mobius Science Center. Spokane Art School will offer 3 interesting projects, including Renaissance fish print art; and the Spokane Renaissance Faire will provide 5 fairy crafts in their Gossamer Glade fairy glen. Back by popular demand, Slinky the Clown will twist colorful balloons into swords, flowers, animals and more; and beautiful harp music will be provided by Lyndee Stelling. Children receive an adventure map to complete a quest for treasure and knowledge about the Renaissance, and then be knighted by the queen. Also face painting, and many more activities and games, including the Goose game and a Dragon Chase. Bring your children or grandchildren to a day of fun at Manito Park.



Manito Park is a dazzling 90 acre city park located on Spokane's South Hill. The Friends of Manito encourage you to experience the many gardens at Manito Park which include the distinguished Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, the Renaissance style Duncan Garden, the Joel E Ferris Perennial Garden, Rose Hill, the Lilac Garden, Gaiser Conservatory, and the experimental dahlia and iris gardens. There are areas for family gatherings and two separate play areas and a softball field.


Who are The Friends of Manito?

manito volunteers

The Friends of Manito is a non-profit group that supports Manito Park by providing funds to improve the park. Since 1990, the group has raised over $708,000 funding over 60 projects, including the lower playground equipment, the Duncan Garden gazebo, the Rose Garden pergolas, the upper park sprinkler system, the "Walk of Hope" sidewalk, and most of the park sign-age to name a few.

The funds are raised through major plant sales. They include the Fall Plant Sale (September 6, 2014), Garden Expo at the Spokane Community College (May 9, 2015), and the Spring Plant Sale
(June 6, 2015).

Approximately 100 volunteers work from February to September to prepare and host these events. We love our volunteers and we thank them for making Manito Park a city jewel.

The Friends of Manito Members receive special discounts at the following businesses.

Alpine Bark Blowing 10%
Home Fires Nursery & Landscape Materials - 10%
Northwest Plant Health Care 10%
Northwest Seed and Pet 15%
Sherwin Williams Paint Store on Grand Blvd. 15%-25%
Spokane Landscaping 10%
Wittkopf Landscape Supplies 10%

To Join the Friends of Manito call or email us at
Telephone: (509) 456-8038

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