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Besides bidding on events, we also work with local clubs to create all new events for our region. Check out these annual events only found in Spokane.

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



2017 WIAA Hardwood Classic: Boys & Girls State B Basketball Championships

March 1–4, 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 them on.

2017 Spokane Nordic Challenge 20/30/50km Loppet

March 5, Mt. Spokane Cross Country Ski Park

This winter is going to bring a lot of snow, making conditions ideal for this annual Nordic Skiing event. The different distances make it a fun day of skiing for all different levels of skiers. And best of all, all proceeds go back into our local club, the Spokane Nordic Ski Association.

2017 Washington State Middle School Girls and Boys Basketball Championship

March 17–19, Spokane Convention Center, The HUB Sports Center

The top teams in the state will once again meet in Spokane to battle it out for the 4th 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.

2017 USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier (PNQ)

March 24–26 & March 31– April 2, Spokane Convention Center

PNQ has become a signature Spokane event highlighting the high volleyball skill level throughout the region. This youth volleyball tournament is the largest annual room night generator in Spokane, hosting over 6600 athletes over two weekends each year. Visit online.

2017 Hub-a-Palooza Mountain Bike Festival

March 31–April 2, Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani

This weekend is a mountain biker’s dream. The weekend features several events including the Double Down Hoe Down downhill bike race, which is not in it 9th year, and the People’s Enduro which will be a single day, 4 stage endure event. To make the event even sweeter, there are prizes offered to top riders. Learn more.

2017 Flag Football Mayhem Tournament

April 7–9, Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and Joe Albi Stadium

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.

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 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 USA Judo National and International Junior Olympics Championships

June 16–18, Spokane Convention Center-Hall B

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.

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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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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