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Annual Events


2017 Jason Crawford Wrestling Tournament

April 8, Spokane Convention Center

Over 1,400 wrestlers ages 5 to 14 will take part in the 30th 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.

2017 Washington State Judo Championships

April 15, The HUB Sports Center

The top judo athletes in the state will battle it out in this State Championship Tournament.

2017 Empire Fitness Classic Expo

April 22, Spokane Convention, Center Ballroom C

Established in 2002, The Empire Classic has been a popular attraction for the Northwest physique community for more than a decade. The event attracts bodybuilders, fitness, figure, bikini and physique competitors and fans from hundreds of miles away.

2017 Mooberry Relays

April 22, Rogers High School

This annual track and field meet was first organized 51 years ago to honor the dedication of coach Jack Moobarry to the sport of track and field. The annual meet continues to bring in many athletes, keeping the tradition alive.

2017 Evergreen Volleyball Regional Championships

April 21–23, Spokane Convention Center and The 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. Learn more.

2017 Washington Secondary School Athletic Administrators Association Conference

April 23–26, Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park

The 41st annual conference is coming to Spokane. This conference attracts many of the athletic administrators from Washington middle schools and high schools.

Lilac Bloomsday 2017

Sunday, May 7

The Lilac Bloomsday Run, also known as Bloomsday, is an annual timed road race in Spokane, Washington, held on the first Sunday of every May since 1977. Each year, approximately 40,000 runners, joggers, and walkers from all over the planet come together for this amazing Spokane event. Sign-up by April 18.

2017 Pony Baseball Cinco De Mayo Tournament

May 6–8, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Spokane Pony Baseball continues to put on great tournaments in our region. The first of many tournaments this summer will host over sixty teams from around the Northwest. Learn more.

2017 NWAC Softball Championships

May 19–22, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

This is the first of three consecutive years that Spokane will host the event. The Championships will bring in over 15 teams from the Northwest Athletic Conference. Learn more.

2017 Spokane BMX Race For Life Double

May 20, Spokane BMX Track

Learn more.

2017 Laxfest Youth Lacrosse Tournament

May 20–21, Spokane Polo Fields

In its sixth year, teams from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia will compete in the biggest lacrosse event to ever occur in Spokane. This tournament will be the ultimate weekend of lacrosse action—from quality games, to food and merchandise vendors, it is going to be epic. Sign-up today.

Border Smackdown International Boys Volleyball Tournament

May 20–21, 2017, Spokane Convention Center

For the 6th year, boys volleyball players, ages 12–18, will travel from across Canada and the Pacific Northwest to compete in this unique, high quality tournament. Learn more.

2017 WIAA 4A & 2A Boys 7 Girls High School State Golf Championships

May 24–25, Liberty Lake Golf Course, MeadowWood Golf Course, The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course & Indian Canyon Golf Course

Spokane is excited to once again host the WIAA High School State Golf Championships at four beautiful golf courses throughout Spokane. This championship will bring 400 of the states top golf athletes to the region, making for an unforgettable weekend. Tournament information.

WIAA 1A/1B/2B State Track & Field Championships

May 25–27, Eastern Washington University Roos Field

For the 21st year, the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington 1A, 1B, 2B Track and Field Championships will be held at Roos Field, located on the campus of Eastern Washington University. Each year we look forward to welcoming more than 1,500 athletes, 500 coaches, administrators and thousands of fans to this outstanding event. Meet information.

2017 WIAA State 4A Softball Championships

May 26–27, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Spokane looks forward to welcoming many of the states top softball players and teams to Dwight Merkel Sports Complex for the WIAA Softball State Championships. Dwight Merkel Sports Complex is an 80-acre venue complete with five lighted softball fields, making it an ideal location for a great weekend of high school softball action. Read more.

2017 Memorial Super Day Bash Baseball Tournament

May 26–29, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, Clark Park, Chief Garry and Franklin Park

The second tournament Spokane Pony Baseball is bringing to Spokane will bring over 800 athletes along with their families over the beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Read more.

2017 Inland Empire Judo Classic

May 26–27, Spokane Convention Center Ballrooms

This annual long-standing event held in Spokane is back for another year brought to us by the Pacific Judo Academy. Read more.

2017 Best in the Northwest Baseball Invitational

June 2–4, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, Clark Park, Chief Gary, and Franklin Park

Spokane Indians Youth Baseball is hosting the 5th annual Best in the Northwest Youth Baseball Invitational. This tournament offers excellent team competition, an outstanding facility, great awards and prizes for players, on-site concessions and a full service headquarter hotel to make it a great baseball weekend like none other. Tournament information.

2017 Spokane Youth Sports Awards Show

Monday, June 5, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

Spokane Sports Commission is proud to announce the date of our annual awards show celebrating Spokane’s brightest talent in local high school and club sports. These prestigious awards recognize local coaches and student athletes for exceptional athletic performance as well as their character, dedication, sportsmanship, and service. Athlete and coach nominations close May 1. Learn more.

2017 Mt. Spokane: The People’s Enduro #2

June 9–11, Mt. Spokane State Park

The People’s Enduro is part of the All Gravity Series and one of many events in which riders can test their speed on downhill terrain. Learn more.

2017 Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament

June 9–11, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, Franklin Park, & Mt. Spokane High School

This action packed weekend of softball will bring in 900 athletes along with their families and friends to Spokane. Learn more.

2017 MIYAGI Chojun Festival

June 15–18, Red Lion Hotel at the Park

This family friendly instructional karate event will feature outstanding international instructors. The event has two goals: 1) To provide an event that emphasizes camaraderie and friendship among all IOGKF members. 2) To put together a dynamic training schedule that fosters growth, understanding and sweat! Learn more.

Spokane Hoopfest

June 24–25, Downtown Spokane

Spokane Hoopfest is the largest 3on3 outdoor basketball tournament on Earth. That means over 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans and 450 courts spanning 45 city blocks! Beyond basketball, it is an outdoor festival with shopping, food and interactive entertainment. Sign-up today.

2017 USA Judo National and International Junior Olympics Championships

June 16–18, Spokane Convention Center

The Spokane Sports Commission will be hosting USA Judo, as over 1,000 international Judo athletes will be traveling to Spokane for the Junior Olympics Championships. Learn more.

2017 Summer Slam High School Basketball Tournament

June 30–July 16, Hub Sports Center

The HUB Sports Center brings over 600 athletes during a three-week tournament! Each weekend, from June 30–July 16, the HUB will host high school aged athletes for a competitive basketball tournament. Sign-up now.

2017 Spokane Youth Softball 4th of July ‘Shootout’

June 30–July 4, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Local and out of town 10U, 12U, 14U, and High School Division players will enjoy the Spokane summer during this Umpires Memorial Tournament. Read more

2017 Spokane-Coeur d’Alene American Legion Wood Bat Classic

July 1–4, Jackson Field, Lewis & Clark High School, Gonzaga Prep Preparatory School, Ferris High School, Cheney High School, West Valley High School and McEuen Park

This event will welcome 24 teams from Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and California.  They will compete locations throughout Spokane and Coeur D’Alene for the chance to take home the championship. Tournament details.

2017 USA BMX Washington State Race

July 8, Joe Albi BMX Track

Spokane is excited to welcome BMX riders from all over the region to race in this two-day event! Learn more. .

2017 USATF Region 13 JO Track & Field Championships

July 6–9, Central Valley High School Track

Spokane is looking forward to hosting some of the Pacific Northwest’s top track and field youth athletes for a weekend of great competition! Learn more.

2017 Spokane Summer Classic Adult Soccer Tournament

July 8–9, Plante’s Ferry Park and Sports Complex

Check it this all new adult rec tournament complete with food, music & beer! Sign-up now.

2017 ValleyGirl Triathlon

July 9, Liberty Lake Village Beachfront

Learn more.

2017 Barefoot 3v3 Soccer Tournament

August 5–6, Pavilion Park Liberty Lake

Learn more.

2017 USTA PNW Adult 18 & Over Sectional Championship

August 11–13, Ferris High School, Hart Field, Spokane Racket Club, Spokane Club, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga Prep

Learn more about USTA PNW tennis tournaments and events.

2017 WunderWoman Triathlon

July 30, Medical Lake


2017 USA BMX National Event

August 18–20, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

Spokane will be hosting over 1,500 athletes for this Lumberjack Nationals event. The week will speed by with all of the great competition and entertainment Spokane has to offer competitors. Read more.

2017 Hot August Nights Wrestling Tournament

August 26, Joe Albi Stadium

Learn more.

2017 Ironman Coeur D’Alene

August 27, Coeur d’Alene

This annual event brings thousands of individual and spectators into Spokane and the Coeur D’Alene area. They will be pushing their athletic abilities while taking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest scenery.

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:

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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