Last Weekend in June
Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world, is an essential event for spectators and players alike. Hoopfest has become one of Spokane's biggest and most exciting summer events people look forward to every year.
Attracting more than 250,000 basketball players and fans from around the United States and the globe, the Spokane Hoopfest Association puts on its acclaimed 3-on-3 basketball tournament annually the last weekend in June. Approximately 6,200 teams play 14,000 games across 42 blocks in downtown Spokane. Anyone, of any skill level, can play. If you want to play basketball, there’s a place for you in Hoopfest.
Teams are made of four players, with three on the court at a time. Each team is guaranteed two games. It’s known as the greatest weekend of basketball on earth for a reason, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of it!
When: Last Weekend in June
Where: Downtown Spokane
Cost: $128-$188 per team depending on the level of play
Entry Deadline: May 20, 2020, for guaranteed registration
Hoopfest is more than basketball -- it’s a weekend full of great games, special events, and competition. Take a look at all the ways to make the most of Hoopfest Weekend.
Nike is the event's official sponsor and a special pop-up Nike Store is also featured downtown. The Hoopfest Nike Store features exclusive gear you won’t get anywhere else and is used to launch great new products. It’s also the only place you’ll be able to purchase the one of a kind Hoopfest basketball.
Toyota Shoot Off
You don’t have to be a great player to try your hand at the Toyota Shoot Off! The most skilled -- or in most cases -- the luckiest contestant to hit a long-range shot in a series of qualifying rounds could win amazing prizes from Toyota! It’s a fun way to participate even if you aren’t an elite player or a player at all. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Just $10 for your chance at three shots. Good luck!
Rodda Paint Youth Free Throw Contest
Are you the best baller on the court? Show your skills with the Youth Free Throw Contest! Open to contestants under 17, the contest lets you show off your perfect show, or your granny shot, whichever helps you hit the net. Just $5 for two shots.
Can you sink those threes better than anyone on the court? Prove it at the Three-Point Contest! Show off your long-range skills and win the title of best three-point shooter at the biggest basketball event on the planet. Just $5 to participate.
Slam Dunk Competition
This one is fun for contestants and a show for fans! Watch as some of Hoopfest’s top athletes fly high to sink those exciting slam dunks at Nike Center Court. If you want to participate, just stop by Nike Center Court before the qualifying round begins on Saturday morning. It’s $10 to participate and free to watch.
Hang Out at Hoopfest
An all day, and in many cases, an all weekend affair, you’ll want to find some great hang out spots in downtown Spokane between games. Cool off with a refreshing beer, fuel up with great food or celebrate your win with a scoop of ice cream!
Authentic street tacos are the name of game at Cochinito, but even better than the great food are the thoughtfully selected cervezas & spirits. Fuel up with lunch or dinner while you check out the Hoopfest action and have a cold one. We also recommend their famous and unique margaritas!
O’Doherty’s Irish Grille
Right in the center of the Hoopfest action, O’Doherty’s is a local favorite year round. It’s family friendly, easy to get to during the tournament, and an affordable place to feed the whole crew before or after games.
Locally owned and operated, The Onion has a vast menu and is suitable for teams of all ages. With great food and an extensive beer list in their Area 51 taproom, it’s a perfect restaurant for food, fun and camaraderie.
Every year Hoopfest is successful because of the 3,000+ volunteers who give their time for the love of the game. A variety of positions must be filled by volunteers. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Spokane Hoopfest here.
Visit Spokane Information Tents
Need to know where the bathrooms are? Where to fill your water bottle? Can’t find Nike Center Court? Visit Spokane has you covered. Stop in at one of our Visit Spokane Information tents during Hoopfest. We have court maps and can help you look up where your team plays next. And for those teams playing far from scoring central, two of our booths also double as mobile scoring centers. We’ll take your score cards so you can move onto your next game. Stop in and say hello!