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!


District 8 3A/4A Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament

February 15–16, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

The Greater Spokane League welcomes back for its second year, District 8 Basketball. This tournament-format acts as the first round of State play. This tournament provides student athletes the chance to play locally before winning teams advance to the Regional Basketball playoffs to vie for a spot at the State Championships.

2019 Spokane Americans Youth Hockey Association -Bantam 14U President's Day Tournament

February 15–17, Eagles Ice Arena

Another weekend of stiff competition will go down at Eagles Ice Arena as The Spokane Junior Cheifs will once again host this completely full tournament.

Spokane Nordic Junior National Qualifier

February 16–17, Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park

Several hundred elite young athletes will compete for points to go to the Junior Nationals.

WIAA Hardwood Classic: Boys & Girls State B Basketball Championships

February 27–March 2, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

Student athletes from across the state will be competing in this tournament that has become tradition, as many friends and families travel to Spokane to cheer on their favorite teams.

NIRSA Regional VI Basketball Championship

March 8–10. Eastern Washington University

Returning for the second year in a row, Eastern Washington University welcomes college recreation teams from the region back to campus for a weekend of competition. Teams will compete for a spot in the National Championship at Wichita State University in April. Learn more.

Spokane Nordic Challenge 20/30/50km Loppet

March 10, Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park

Skiers can look forward to perfect conditions this year for this annual Nordic Skiing event. The variety of distances make a fun day of skiing for all levels of competition.

Washington State Middle School Girls & Boys Basketball Championship

March 15–17, Spokane Convention Center, HUB Sports Center and Regional Courts

The top teams in the state will once again meet in Spokane to battle it out for the 6th annual Washington Middle School Basketball Championship. After a long regular season playing against teams solely in their area, the State Basketball Championship will have 400 teams with the opportunity to compete against fresh faces from all corners of the state. Learn more.

8U Shamrock Showdown

March 15–17, Eagles Ice Arena

Another weekend of tournament play hits the rink at Eagles Ice Arena brings teams together for some stiff competition. Read more.

USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier

March 22–24 & March 29–31, Spokane Convention Center, EWU Reese Court, & The HUB Sports Center

The largest annual hotel room night generator in Spokane returns for two volleyball packed weekends. Learn more about this long-running mega event!

2019 NWATA Annual Meeting

March 28–31, the Centennial Hotel

Spokane is excited to welcome the Northwest Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting to the city. These professionals will have a weekend packed with workshops and symposiums all along the banks of the beautiful Spokane River. Learn more.

Washington State Racquetball Singles Championships

March 29–31, Spokane Club

A weekend full of good racquetball as singles players in Washington State meet their match. This Championship is open to juniors as well as mens and womens open, elite and age singles. View the website.

Hub-A-Palooza Mountain Bike Festival

March 29–31, Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani

This weekend is a mountain biker’s dream. In it’s 11th year, this festival features 3 days of events, with 5 enduro stages offered and 2 days of downhill racing. To make the event even sweeter, there are prizes offered to top riders. Learn more.

Jason Crawford Wrestling Tournament

April 6, Spokane Arena

Over 1,600 wrestlers ages 5 to 14 will take part in the 32nd annual Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament. The tournament is known as the largest one-day youth wrestling tournament in the nation and brings in many spectators to catch the action. Learn more.

NPC Empire Classic and Fitness Expo

April 13, Spokane Convention Center

Since the debut of this event 16 years ago, The Empire Classic has been a popular attraction for the Northwest physique community. The event attracts bodybuilders, fitness, figure, bikini and physique competitors and fans from hundreds of miles away. The Fitness Expo encompasses CrossFit, Powerlifting and Strongman events-so there is something for everyone to compete for in the strength community. Visit the website.

Mooberry Relays

April 20, John R. Rogers High School

This annual track and field meet was first organized 56 years ago to honor the dedication of coach Jack Mooberry to the sport of track and field. The annual meet continues to bring in many athletes, keeping the tradition alive.

Evergreen Volleyball Regional Championships

April 26–28, Spokane Convention Center and Hub Sports Center

This tournament has become tradition for volleyball enthusiasts living in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Montana, and beyond. The tournament is in its fourth decade now and continues to allow those attending to celebrate and compete in the awesome sport of volleyball. Visit the website.

Washington Secondary School Athletic Administrators Association Conference

April 27–May 1, the Centennial Hotel

The 43rd annual conference hits Spokane this spring, attracting many of the athletic administrators from Washington middle schools and high schools. Learn more.

USA Gymnastics Women’s Level 9 Western Championships

May 10–12, 2019 | Spokane Convention Center

For the second time in four years, USA Gymnastics has selected Spokane to host this championships event. Learn more.

2019 Spokane Youth Sports Awards

June 11, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the region’s best high school aged athletes at the 2019 Spokane Youth Sports Awards in partnership with STCU. Spokane Sports Commission, along with SWX, is honored to host an ESPY-style event where we spotlight outstanding high school athletes, club athletes, coaches and teams. Learn more.

2019 USA Roller Sports National Championships

July 17–August 7, Spokane Convention Center

The Spokane Sports Commission is proud to announce a first-time agreement with USA Roller Sports to host the 2019 USA Roller Sports National Championships, July 17–August 7, in the Spokane Convention Center. Approximately 3,000 athletes along with the families, friends and fans will be seeing first-hand why Spokane is quickly becoming a premier destination for amateur sports. The event will span over 23 event days and feature four unique Roller Sport disciplines. Learn more.

2019 Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

October 29, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

Founded in 1965, The Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame, a committee of the Spokane Sports Commission, has celebrated the achievements of top athletes, coaches, and contributors in the Spokane region. Every two years, we honor a new class of inductees at a very special awards show held on the floor of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Learn more.



Annual Events

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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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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