Welcome to Cheney - a Friendly Place to Visit

Your visit with us is important! Cheney is a unique community with a rich history. Incorporated in 1883, Cheney boasts 2 historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Download the informative Downtown Cheney walking tour brochure (PDF) or the Eastern Washington University walking tour brochure (PDF).

Rodeo Days

Cheney Rodeo Days, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)-sanctioned event where cowboys compete for a share of $40,000 in prize money, is held at the Bi-Mart Arena during the 2nd weekend in July. For additional information, visit the Cheney Rodeo website.

Geographic Setting

Cheney's unique geographic setting can be attributed to cataclysmic floods that occurred at the end of the last Ice Age. The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute offers periodic educational opportunities, as well as materials to help visitors take self-guided tours.

University Life

Eastern Washington University is, of course, the centerpiece of Cheney's academic and cultural environment. EWU is always bustling with activities for many different interests. You may link to EWU for a schedule of events.

​Cheney Merchants Association

The Cheney Merchants Association (CMA) is a group of business owners, organizations, and community leaders working together to promote a dynamic marketplace in Cheney.  The CMA promotes its member's businesses, helps to build relationships, facilitates activities that assist or educate business owners, and promotes activities that enhance the community.

The Cheney Merchants Association is open to all storefront, home-based, and non-profit organizations in Cheney.

For more information, please go to to view CMA's business directory and events calendar.

Community Life

Cheney has an abundance of outdoor activities that include a Parks and Recreation Department with:
  • 7 city parks
  • Tennis courts
  • Baseball and softball diamonds
  • 5 soccer fields
Also, on the Eastern Washington University campus, there are:
  • 2 college theaters
  • 1 art gallery
  • An indoor swimming pool