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Have a question about meetings in Spokane? You're not alone!

Here are answers to the most common questions from meeting planners like you. If you don't find what you're looking for, just let us know, and we'll be happy to help!

About Spokane

What is the population of Spokane?

City of Spokane population: 235,010
Spokane Metro area population:
461,000

Spokane Region Overview

We are located in Eastern Washington and serve western Montana, northern Idaho, and the southern Edmonton Providence of Canada.

We are the largest medical hub and urban center between Seattle, WA, and Minneapolis, MN. Fairchild AFB, Providence, Amazon, and the MultiCare Health System are our largest employers.

The largest industries include health and life sciences, manufacturing, managed service industry, food processing, high technology, and agriculture.

What makes Spokane a unique destination?

We're glad you asked! Here are some recent newsworthy mentions about Spokane.

How To Get Here

What is the closest airport to Spokane, WA

Spokane International Airport (GEG) is just 8 minutes from the downtown convention district.

Where does Spokane International fly to and from?

Spokane International Airport provides non stop service to 20 domestic cities. Find a comprehensive list of our non-stop flights here.

What major interstate gets me to Spokane, WA?

Interstate 90 (I-90) runs adjacent to the heart of downtown Spokane

Getting Around

How will attendees get around Spokane?

With a walkability score of 83 out of 100, attendees have access to 120+ restaurants and shops within an 8-block radius of Spokane's convention district.

In addition, downtown Spokane's ADA accessible rapid transit line, the City Line, offers departures every 7-15 minutes through the downtown districts.

Need to get further than downtown? Spokane also has traditional transportation services such as Uber, Lyft, Taxi, and shuttles.

Sports & Entertainment

Are there any sports teams in Spokane?

Yes! Spokane is home to several collegiate and professional sports teams.

Collegiate

Gonzaga University Bulldogs (Division I)

Whitworth University Pirates (Division III)

Spokane Sasquatch (NWAC)

Eastern Washington University is a short 20 minute drive from Spokane home of the EWU Eagles (Division I, FCS) and 1.5 hours from Washington State University Cougars (Division I, Pac12)

Professional

Spokane Velocity Mens Soccer (USL League One)

Spokane Zephyr Womens Soccer (USL Super League)

Spokane Chiefs Hockey(Western Hockey League)

Spokane Indians Baseball (Minor League Baseball)

What kind of entertainment does Spokane offer?

Are there outdoor parks & recreation available?

We are a city surrounded by endless outdoor parks and recreation opportunities, with one of our largest parks located right in the heart of downtown.

Explore our parks and rec here.

What are Spokane's major festivals & events?

Added Value

Can I promote my event on street pole banners downtown?

Banners and other public promotional signage may be possible for large groups and events. Email our Convention Services Manager to submit a request.

Can you help me promote my event on social media?

Feel free to use the hashtag #meetinspokane, along with your event's hashtag so that we can share some love with you on social media! We've even put together some suggested social media posts here.

Weather & Seasonality

How much sun does Spokane get?

Eastern Washington is often called the sunny side of state- and with 171 days of sun a year, there's no wonder why!

What are the average temperatures in Spokane?

Month

High/Low (°F)

Rain

Jan33° / 22°8 days
Feb39° / 25°7 days
Mar48° / 31°8 days
Apr57° / 36°6 days
May67° / 43°6 days
Jun74° / 50°5 days
Jul84° / 56°2 days
Aug83° / 55°2 days

Sep

73° / 47°3 days
Oct58° / 37°5 days
Nov42° / 29°9 days
Dec33° / 22°9 days

What are Spokane's peak seasons?

Our peak season includes March, April, and May for convention sporting business.

June through August are busy with leisure travel, but can also show to be busy with conventions in certain years.

The shoulder season includes Mid to late February, September, and October. However, September and October can sometimes be high for Convention business.

Spokane’s low season includes mid to late November, December, January, and early February.

Still have unanswered questions?

If you still have questions, feel free to email us - we're happy to help!

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