Anticipation. Excitement. Thrills. We have it all.

Get your tickets, reserve your seats, and mark your calendar for some of the area’s most thrilling upcoming sporting events!

Annual Events



Happy Girl Run Half Marathon

September 23, Riverside State Park

Happy Girl’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon will bring women of all fitness levels into an energetic, fun environment. All race distances will contain a mix of dirt and pavement trails that offer runners diverse terrain. Learn more.

16th Annual Lilac City Badminton Tournament

September 30– October 1, West Central Community Center

The Spokane Badminton Club hosts this tournament annually. Players from the Northwest and Canada will compete in men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

2017 Spokane Marathon

October 8, Spokane

The Spokane Marathon is one of the oldest in the region and it boasts some of the regions top runners. Spectators can cheer on runners of all levels in this Boston Marathon qualifying race.
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2017 Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame

October 17, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

Legendary sports figures will be recognized for their contribution to local athletics at the 2017 Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The public is welcome to attend the induction celebration on October 27, beginning at 4pm, at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Learn more.

Ribic Productions Night of Champions

October 20–21, Spokane Convention Center

2017 Marks the 9th Annual Night of Champions. This continuously sold out event contains bodybuilding, fitness, and figure championships. Read more.

2017 USA Ultimate Youth Club Western Championships

November 4–5, Plantes Ferry Sports Complex

Spokane is looking forward to welcoming all of the Ultimate Youth Club teams to our city! This will be a weekend full of teams working together to reach their “ultimate” potential and hopefully bring home a win. Find out more.

Flag Football Turkey Bowl Tournament

November 10–12, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Gear up for the 9th annual Turkey Bowl coming this fall. This round robin tournament is perfect for Flag Football teams looking for intense, good spirited competition. Take part in the fun.

2018 Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships

November 15–19, Eagles Ice Arena

The Sectional Figure Skating Championships are the qualifying round for the U.S. Figure Skating Championship. The top four individuals in each division will move forward in the competition. This event will be filled with some of the most talented figures skaters in the Pacific Northwest!

Spokane Open Collegiate Wrestling & Northwest Bigfoot Battle

November 17–18, Spokane Convention Center

Come watch as local and visiting participants wrestle it out for the championship in the Bigfoot Battle! This weekend will be jam packed with great matches.

The Fitz Memorial Basketball Tournament

December 1–2, Lewis & Clark High School

Spectators and athletes are once again looking forward to another year of this tournament. Teams will compete to support local charities in honor of Dan Fitzgerald, a man who generously donated his time to our community.

Coeur d'Alene Holiday Inn Express Invitational

December 20–22, North Idaho College

This classic format basketball tournament featuring regional and national boys and girls team compete against the top high schools in the North Idaho and Spokane, Washington area. This tournament allows for one last competition before the winter holiday kicks off. Learn about the tournament.

29th Annual Spokane Sizzler Coed Volleyball Tournament

December 29–31, Spokane Convention Center

As the last tournament of the year, the Spokane Sizzler will provide a lively tournament atmosphere for athletes to celebrate the end of 2017. This Coed Tournament will bring in hundreds of athletes to the Spokane Convention Center. Team registration now open.

2018 USA Track & Field National Club Cross Championships

December 8, 2018 | Plantes Ferry Sports Stadium

This prestigious event will bring approximately 1,500 athletes—representing an estimated 65 running clubs from around the country—in December of 2018. The economic impact is impressive with competitors and their families booking as many as 4,500 hotel room nights, injecting nearly $3 million dollars into the local economy. Read the full press release.

Resume of Past Events

A long list of legendary sporting events in Spokane.

Something special happens to sporting events in the Spokane region. They thrill fans. They make the news. They break records. They win awards. They go down in history.

Here’s are just a few of them:

2017 USA Judo National & International Junior Olympic Championships

2017 USA BMX Lumberjack Nationals

2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships 1st and 2nd Round

2015 USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Nationals

2014 USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling National Championships

2013 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships

2013 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships 1st and 2nd Round

2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing

2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships First and Second Rounds

2012 USJF/USJA Junior National Judo Championships

2011 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships

2011 ASA Girls 14-Under “B” Softball National Championships

2011 USATF 15km Trail Nationals

2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships First and Second Rounds

2011 NJCAA Wrestling National Championships

2010 USA Cross Country National Championships

2010 US Figure Skating Championships

2010 American Legion World Series

2009 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

2008 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships Regionals

2008 USA Masters National Track & Field Championships

2008 USA Softball Women’s National Team “Bound for Beijing” Tour

2008 USATF National Club Championships

2007 US Figure Skating Championships

2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships First and Second Rounds

2006 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

2006 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships

2003 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships First and Second Rounds

2003 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene: Occurred annually since 2003

2002 USA Triathlon National Championships

2002 UPA National Collegiate Ultimate Disc Championships

2002 AJGA Spokane Classic Junior Golf Tournament

2002 Skate America Figure Skating Championships

2002 US Tennis 12-Under National Championships

2002 US Field Archery World Team Trials

2001 NCAA Division I Women’s Regional Basketball Championships

2001 National Master’s Road Cycling Championships

2001 USA Triathlon National Championships

2001 USA National & Olympic Team Softball Exhibition

2001 USSA Regional Snowboard Junior Championships


2000 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships

2000 NORBA National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships

2000 USA Badminton Senior National Championships

1999 National Masters Track & Field Championships

1999 USJI National Judo Championships

1998 USATF Junior National Track & Field Championships

1998 Memorial Cup Junior Hockey Championships

1997 NCAA Women’s Division I Volleyball Championships

1996 NORBA National Mountain Bike Championship Series

1996 National Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships

1996 AAU Girl’s 16-Under/18-Under National Basketball Championships

1996 US Olympic Wrestling Trials






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About Spokane Sports Commission

Sports don't just entertain. They improve communities. They drive economies. And no other organization brings sports events to the Inland Northwest like the Spokane Sports Commission. We are a nonprofit coalition of regional government; business and volunteers committed to recruiting and developing sports events. With these events come tourism dollars, entertainment and media attention attracting sports fans from around the world. Business wins. Kids win. Fans win, our region wins.

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