What is Mayfest?


WE’RE TURNING 5!    Cheney MayFest 2017 marks the 5th annual celebration of Springtime in historic downtown Cheney, WA!  MayFest is a community affair with street vendors, live entertainment, art in the alley, loads of free family activities, a classic car show, a cornhole tournament, foosball demonstrations, the only 4&1/2 Block Walk in existence, and as they say… so much more!

FOOD, DRINK, & SHOP!    MayFest proudly features an amazing array of local restaurants, bars, and even a neighborhood brewery for your dining and drinking delight, all in the heart of downtown Cheney!  There are also plenty of local stores and boutiques for your shopping pleasure.  With such a variety of stellar eateries and retail therapy, you will certainly need to return soon after MayFest to finish your culinary and commerce quest of the 99004!

MOTHER’S DAY!   MayFest just happens to fall on Mother’s Day weekend this year!  That means, thanks to West Plains PACE, kids from Cheney School District will be making tissue paper flowers for all of our mothers in attendance.  And PLAiCe, downtown Cheney’s burgeoning Art Alleyway, in conjunction with the Cheney Historical Museum, will be hosting a Post-a-Note to Mom interactive art display!

TURNBULL WILDLIFE REFUGE!   Again this year MayFest is partnering with Turnbull Wildlife Refuge’s Annual Floods, Flowers, and Feathers Festival by featuring many of their vendors in one centralized location in downtown Cheney on Saturday of MayFest!  Yay!

WHAT’S HAPPENING!   Cheney MayFest kicks off Friday, May 12th at 7 pm until about 10:30 pm with a good old fashioned street dance featuring Kelly Hughes Band and then an incendiary intermission with an exhibition by the Spokane Aerial Fire Troupe around 8:30 pm.  Saturday, May 13th, things get serious… seriously awesome!  With street vendors, the Game Truck, live music and dance performances, 2nd Chance Ranch Petting Zoo, bouncy slides and games, artists, and way too much to list here!  Check out our Event Schedule for a complete list of who, what, where, and when at Cheney MayFest 2017!