Spokane, Washington – Exciting Events
Experience such Washington State favorites as Spokane Hoopfest and the world famous Lilac Bloomsday Run. Learn all about these and several other events, along with popular venues that house many more, in the list below.
What is Spokane Hoopfest? Basically, it’s an outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament. It’s also a dynamic downtown festival that celebrates athleticism, fair play and community involvement. Spokane Hoopfest Association also provides charitable support through distribution of profits to Special Olympics and basketball-related activities. For more information, visit www.spokanehoopfest.net.
Ironman Coeur day Alene
On JUNE 23RD 2013, in Coeur day Alene, Idaho, tri-athletes from around the world will gather for the annual Ironman event. They will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles (an entire marathon). For more information, visit http://www.ironmancda.com.
The middle stop on the National Hot Rod Association’s long-running and highly-publicized Western Swing is the venerable and breathtaking Pacific Raceways, Home of the NHRA World Finals. Nestled in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier, Pacific Raceways is surrounded by gargantuan pine trees, which assist these high-horsepower hot rods by emitting tons of power-enhancing oxygen. It’s a wild ride you won’t want to miss. For more information, visit http://www.pacificraceways.com.
Lilac Bloomsday Run – Sunday, May 5, 2013
It wouldn’t be spring in Spokane without the annual Lilace Bloomsday Run. It all began on May 1, 1977, when over a thousand runners participated in the inaugural race. Five years later, the event added prize money for top runners and wheelchair racers. Bloomsday, which consistently attracts the world’s top competitors, is a member of the ARRA and PRRO Circuits of major U.S. running events. For more information, visit http://www.bloomsdayrun.org.
The 75th Lilac Festival will take place Saturday, May 18, 2013, 7:45 pm,. Designed to showcase and celebrate Spokane, the Festival will feature six princesses and a queen, the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade along with the President’s Dinner and Royalty Lunch. And, of course, lots and lots of lilacs. For more information, visit www.lilacfestival.org/index.asp.
Spokane Convention Center
Just about every event under the sun can be found shining brightly at the Spokane Convention Center. On tap for 2007 are the Bridal Festival, the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the Spokane Golf Show and the Western Wildlife and Art Show. For more information and schedules, visit www.spokanecenter.com.
Tacoma Convention Center
Sporting continuous glass walls and breathtaking views, the world-class Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center is an upscale, affordable and attractive space. Situated just south of Seattle, Tacoma is new high-tech center offers meeting planners an ideal option for Northwest conferences and events. For more information, visit www.tacomaconventioncenter.com.
Auburn Veterans Day Parade – November 9, 2013
Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Past parades have included 20 marching bands, drill teams, flyover, honor guard, military units, military vehicles and jeeps, as well as veterans’s units. For more information, visit www.auburnwa.gov/index.asp