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Annual Events



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 Washington State Dream Duals High School Wrestling Tournament & Winter Warrior Youth Wrestling Tournament

January 19–20, Spokane Convention Center

After a huge success in 2017, Winter Warrior will once again combine efforts with Washington State Dream Duals Tournament and Rumble at the River Tournament to create a mega-weekend of wrestling. Visit the website.

2018 USA Softball Regional Meeting

February 9-11, Hotel RL

Hotel RL Spokane at the Park welcomes umpires from the region to complete trainings and plan for their upcoming year.

2018 District 8 3A/4A Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament

February 15–16, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

The Greater Spokane League welcomes the first year of its tournament-format to act 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. Spectators welcome. Tickets will be sold through Spokane Arena website.

2018 Nordic Cup, Junior National Qualifier

January 13-14, Mt. Spokane Cross Country Ski Park

The Spokane Nordic Ski Association is excited to host talent of all ages at the Mt. Spokane Cross Country Ski Park. Competitors will strive to qualify for times that will allow entry to compete in Junior Nationals later this year. Visit Spokane Nordic Website.

2018 USA Weightlifting Nike National Junior Championships

February 15–18, Spokane Convention Center

As the premier qualifying event for the Junior Pan American Championship, IWF World Junior Championship, and 2018 Youth Olympic Games, this championships event will to bring top tier youth talent to the Spokane region. Read more.

2018 USA Powerlifting Youth Nationals & WA State Championships

February 16–17, Spokane Convention Center

Spokane extends a warm welcome to athletes and fans of the 2018 USA Powerlifting Youth Nationals. This event is held in conjunction with the 2018 USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships—creating an epic celebration of youth strength sports. Learn more.

2018 WIAA Hardwood Classic: Boys & Girls State B Basketball Championships

February 28–March 3, 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 their favorite teams on. Learn about WIAA events.

2018 Spokane Nordic Challenge 20/30/50km Loppet

March 11 Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park

With plans for plenty of snowfall this winter, skiers can look forward to perfect conditions for this annual Nordic Skiing event. The different distances make it a fun day of skiing for all different levels of skiers. Learn more.

2018 Washington State Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball Championship

March 16–18, Spokane Convention Center, The HUB Sports Center, The Warehouse and The Fitness Center

The top teams in the state will once again meet in Spokane to battle it out for the 5th annual Washington Middle School Basketball Championship. After a long regular season playing against teams solely in their area, the State Basketball Championship offers teams the shot to compete against fresh faces from all corners of the state. Learn more.

2018 NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Regional Championship

March 24 & 26, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

The 2018 Women’s Spokane Regional will feature three exciting games over two days of heated competition. Guests at the Spokane Regional will be part of the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight, and will watch one team earn the right to play in the Final Four in Columbus, OH. Get tickets.

2018 USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier

March 23–25 & March 30–April 1, Spokane Convention Center, EWU Reese Court, & The HUB Sports Center

The largest annual room night generator in Spokane returns for two volleyball packed weekends. Visit the tournament website.

2018 WA USBC Open & Women’s Tournament

April 7–May 27, Lilac Lanes & Casino

Spokane welcomes the United States Bowling Congress to Lilac Lanes, where they will host the 81st Annual Open and Women’s Tournament this spring. Over a series of 7 weekends, teams and individuals will compete to represent the State of Washington in the respective 2019 Tournaments for their classifications. Women's tournament. Open tournament.

2018 Evergreen Volleyball Regional Championships

April 21–22, 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.

2018 Empire Classic and Fitness Expo

April 14, Spokane Convention Center

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. Read more.

2018 Mooberry Relays

April 21­, John R. Rogers High School

This annual track and field meet was first organized 55 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.

2018 Washington Secondary School Athletic Administrators Association Conference

April 21­–25, Hotel RL Spokane at the Park

The 42nd annual conference is coming to Spokane. This conference attracts many of the athletic administrators from Washington middle schools and high schools.

Lilac Bloomsday

May 6, Downtown Spokane

For the 42nd year, Spokane once again welcomes participants from near and far to celebrate this community loved event. Visit the website.

2018 Pony Baseball Cinco De Mayo Tournament

May 4–6, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, Franklin Park, Chief Garry Clark Park, Liberty Lake

Spokane Pony Baseball continues to put on great tournaments in our region. Kicking the summer off right, over sixty teams will travel from all around the Northwest for this tournament.

2018 NCAA DIII Regional Baseball Championship

May 16–20, Avista Stadium

Spokane, along with Whitworth University, is proud to welcome the NCAA back to the region, and for the second time, Spokane is hosting DIII Regional Baseball Championship. This event will showcase a great community asset, Avista Stadium, making for a great experience for athletes and spectators alike.

2018 USA Powerlifting Open Nationals

May 18–20, Hotel RL Spokane at the Park

Spokane is excited to host the 36th USA Powerlifting Open Nationals. This annual event will spotlight the top equipped powerlifters in the country while they battle it out for opportunity to be selected for international level teams and events. View website.

2018 NWAC Softball Championships

May 18–21, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex

The Northwest Athletic Conference returns to Spokane for another year of Softball Championships, bringing in over 15 teams for this competition.

2018 Border Smackdown International Men’s Volleyball Tournament

May 18–20, Spokane Convention Center

The Spokane Boys Volleyball Club hosts over 350 athletes in this annual tournament. Competitors travel across Canada and the Western United States for a weekend of volleyball action. Learn more.

2018 WIAA 1A/1B/2B/3A Boys & Girls High School State Golf Championships

May 22–23, Spokane Area Golf Courses

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

2018 WIAA 1A/1B/2B State Track & Field Championships

May 24–26, Roos Field, Eastern Washington University

In its 22nd 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. WIAA website.

2018 WIAA 4A State Softball Championships

May 25–26, 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. WIAA website.

2018 Memorial Super Day Bash Baseball Tournament

May 25–28, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, Clark Park, Chief Garry, Franklin Park

Spokane Pony Baseball brings yet another large tournament to Spokane with over 800 athletes and their families over the beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Learn more.

2018 Best in the Northwest Pony Baseball Invitational

June 1–3, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and Other Regional Fields

Spokane Indians Youth Baseball is hosting the 6th Annual Best in the Northwest Youth Baseball Invitational. This tournament offers excellent team competition, an outstanding facility, great awards for teams, making for a great baseball weekend. Tournament information.

2018 Spokane Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament

June 8–10, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex & Franklin Park

Bringing in over 900 athletes from around the Pacific Northwest, this tournament is an action packed weekend for softball fans alike! Learn more.

2018 USA Wrestling Cadet National Duals

June 12–16, Spokane Convention Center

The competition will be held at the Spokane Convention Center June 12–16 in 2018 and June 11–15 in 2019, which is also the home of one of USA Wrestling’s major Folkstyle Tour of America events, the Bigfoot Battle. The most recent Cadet National Duals were held in York, Pa., with Illinois winning the Freestyle team title and the Minnesota Storm capturing the Greco-Roman title. Read the announcement on USA Wrestling's website.

2018 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

July 26–29, Roos Field, Eastern Washington University

Spokane Sports Commission is proud to host the 2018 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in partnership with Inland Northwest Track & Field Association. There are no qualifying standards for USATF Master’s Championships. Although this event brings elite athletes from all over the country, anyone can compete in this event who meets the minimum age of 30 years old—a great opportunity for local track & field athletes. Athlete registration opens March 2018.

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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