Welcome to Spokatopia!
Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sat: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Try stand up paddleboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, geo-caching, SUP yoga, slacklining, disc golf, and the latest bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, and other boats at the 5th annual Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival! General admission is FREE, although there is a fee for participating in some outdoor activities & adventure clinics. Don’t worry—you’ll be able to choose the DEMO PASS that works for you. Scroll down to see all that Spokatopia has to offer!
Bike & Paddle Sports Demos
Festival-goers who want unlimited access to the extensive collection of mountain bikes (and other bikes) for demo on Camp Sekani trails and the Centennial Trail as well as kayaks, paddleboards, and other watersports toys will need to purchase a Demo Pass (Full Info Here). Passes are good for both days of the festival, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Get your discount Demo Pass Here.
With a guided clinic you’ll be able to try new outdoor recreation activities like stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, geo-caching and SUP yoga. Sign up in advance or at Camp Sekani Park the day of the festival (if there’s space remaining). Cost: $10-20 per person depending on the activity. Full Info Here.
Outdoor Recreation & NW Lifestyle Booths
The central festival grounds at Camp Sekani (the meadow!) will be transformed into an outdoor adventure expo under the sun and pines, with booths from the region’s top outdoor recreation-oriented companies and organizations, from bike shops and outdoor product retailers to outdoor clubs, outfitters, and other small businesses that cater to the lifestyle we enjoy here in the Northwest. Full list of exhibitors coming soon.
The Biggest Bike Demo Event of the Year
Spokatopia is the biggest bike demo event in the Inland Northwest and one of the biggest in the Northwest! If you are thinking about a new bike, this is your chance to test the best all in one place. You’ll need an Adventure Pass or an Expert Bike Pass to demo these bikes. Local bike shops and bike brands that participated and offered bike demos at Spokatopia 2018 include Wheel Sport, North Division Bicycle Shop, Mojo Cyclery, The Bike Hub, Shred Sports Outlet, and Velofix, along with these Northwest reps for your favorite bike brands: Specialized, Pivot, Niner, Yeti, Ibis, Trek, Rocky Mountain, Transition, Santa Cruz, Raleigh electric bikes, Giant, the new line of Rossignol mountain bikes, and other brands. Check back soon for 2019 bike demo brands as we confirm them.
Paddleboards, Kayaks, & Other Boat Demos
If you’ve been thinking about buying a stand up paddleboard or just want to try different options out, this is your chance to try inflatable stand up paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and other water toys at Boulder Beach below the central festival grounds on the Spokane River. You’ll need an Adventure Pass to demo watersports crafts at the beach, or you can purchase an Expert Watersports Pass to test top-of-the-line equipment. We are looking forward to announcing even more water sports brands and retailers participating in 2019 soon.
Live Music, Bikes & Brews Adult Beverage Garden, & Food
Enjoy live music all day and craft beer (including a gluten-free beer option) and cider from the Inland Northwest and beyond in the pine-shaded brews garden located in the Spokatopia central festival grounds. Proceeds from the brews garden benefit Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance – drink up and support your local mountain bike club!
Local food vendors will also be on hand to serve up delicious eats.
Thank you to our 2018 Bikes & Brews Beverage Garden sponsors! Ground Breaker Brewing, Genus Brewing, One Tree Hard Cider, Millwood Brewing, Badass Backyard Brewing, Big Sky Brewing, and Kombucha Town! We will be announcing our 2019 Beverage Garden participants soon!
Coming to Spokatopia 2019….Camping!!
Stay tuned for information on a limited number of campsites that will be available for individuals, couples, and families in the forest around the Spokatopia Festival for Saturday night (July 13). Camp and enjoy evening entertainment (for adults and kids), food, adult beverages in the beer garden (benefiting Evergreen East & local mountain bike trails), an evening mountain bike film, more night-time fun, and then the second day of Spokatopia! Campsites will be available for online reservation soon.
Mountain Bike Jump Show
Watch talented local riders fly through the air on bikes, pulling off tricks and launching off huge gap jumps that few mountain bikers can execute and land. Follow the signs to the Camp Sekani bike park, a short walk through the trees a few hundred yards to the east of the main festival grounds. This free event promises to be an awesome experience for spectators. Show up early to watch riders “practice.” The 2019 Spokatopia MTB Jump Show schedule will be announced soon!
General Store Water Blaster Zone
Soak your friends or your kids with one of the General Store’s water blasters. Pick up a loaner water blaster at the General Store booth, available all weekend, then head into the woods behind their booth and go to town soaking the daylights out of your friends and kin.
Chill in the pines on an ENO Hammock behind the music stage (all weekend).
Lounge in a hammock or camp chair; eat lunch; play lawn games; and enjoy a campsite setting with tents, outdoor skills classes, and a chance to make a trail mix bar (all day).
Kids and adults can try multiple routes on the Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym climbing wall at the Bloc Yard booth (all weekend).
Kids Strider Balance Bike Demos
Kids age 2-5 will love riding these balance bikes on flat grass and trail in the trees behind the stage (all weekend).
First Interstate Bank Game Cave
Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Connect Four, and rock balancing for all ages, with treasure digging for kids. Look for the Game Cave set up in the shade with fun for adults and kids and benches for parents to take a well-deserved break.
All ages can try this free Spokatopia activity. Slacklining is a great balance and strength act, and is harder than it looks! Waivers required; kids with parents.
Take a hike up in the hills above the festival grounds to find a special Spokatopia geocache for fame, glory, and a chance to win swag from REI. Stop by the REI Campground at the festival to find out how to play.
Spokatopia Trail Run
This year’s 5k trail run at Camp Sekani Park will be on Sunday morning, July 14. The Spokatopia Trail Run is a dirt trail fun run that will be the perfect start to a day of Spokatopia festivities for both experienced and first-time trail runners. We are also planning another free trail running clinic before the run for those who are interested in some tips from trail running experts. (Register Here)
Morning Yoga Lesson (Free!)
Free Outdoor Yoga for Everyone Saturday & Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. under the big weather-proof tent on the west side of the meadow. Class style is appropriate for all levels. Never done yoga? Don’t feel flexible? Been practicing for 10 years? THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU. Bring your yoga mat if you have one.
Weather & What to Wear
Since Spokatopia is an outdoor adventure festival, check the forecast and come prepared for all sorts of weather, from rain showers to intense heat and sunshine. Don’t forget your bike shorts/helmets for the free bike demos and board shorts/swimsuit for paddleboard and other water sports demos. An extra set of dry clothes, a towel (if you’re going in the water) and sunscreen are a good idea too. Please also bring shoes or boots for bike demos, your own water bottle, a current picture ID and credit card for bike/water sports demos/deposit, and cash or a card for the basic Adventure Pass demo pass (good for all-day bike and water sports demos). Cash or a card will come in handy for the beer garden, food vendors and other outdoor recreation items that will be for sale from festival exhibitors.
Find all the details for driving, using the park and ride shuttles, or park and bike options here. Like past years, there will be shuttles from nearby parking areas and a secure, free bike corral at Camp Sekani Park, which is located between downtown Spokane and Spokane Valley on E. Upriver Drive.