Big and small, downtown staff are here to help your event grow and thrive as a resource to help you plan the next big thing. Special events can consist of block parties, parades, festivals, car shows, markets/fairs, concerts, sporting events and more.
What are the resources and partnerships that you need to make your idea happen? Downtown staff are at the ready to brainstorm partnership opportunities and offer historical perspective.
Located at the center of Spokane's economic development, downtown maintains positive relationships with all local media and can help you spread the word about your business or event.
Thank you for choosing our neighborhood to do business in. As part of our Ratepayer benefit package, the downtown Spokane team is available to help celebrate your grand opening.
When you create something in downtown the whole neighborhood benefits. Contact the office to learn about what assets we have in place for turn-key community activities.
Your celebration is our celebration. Take advantage of promotional and themeing opportunities to let the whole community know about your event.
You may have noticed distinctive event banners lining the streets on light poles promoting some of your favorite iconic Spokane events. Downtown Spokane manages the production, implementation and instillation of these banners. Per City Ordinance, street banners cannot be advertising, but may promote positive community celebrations.
As one of only three North American cities to boast a skywalk system, these covered walkways are uniquely our own. Currently 16 skywalks cover a dozen city blocks. In the spring and winter you will notice seasonal messages highlighting all that Spokane has to offer. In collaboration with building owners, the BID assists in using these gems for promotion of community events.
From red, white, and blue for Independence Day to the royal purple of the Lilac City, color adds an element of fun to any celebration. Downtown Spokane maintains lighting systems installed on the south side of the Davenport Grand Hotel and the north face of the Fox Theater. Add your color to our downtown skyline for free when you contact us regarding an event or promotion. In addition, your BID maintains eight lamps capable of projecting large images on building flat surfaces.
Window displays, menu specials and welcome posters all add to the ambiance of your community event. Take advantage of downtown's communication network to connect directly with local businesses.
As part of our mission to create a vital and active environment, Downtown Spokane strives to assist community events and organizations in activating Downtown Spokane through a variety of promotional and event opportunities.
Downtown staff work closely with events held in the downtown core and whenever possible will collaborate with promoters to create promotions that allow events to directly integrate with businesses.
Event Planners Networking
Monthly networking meet-up for event planners holding, or developing, events in downtown Spokane to get together to share ideas, be inspired and create new opportunities.
Collaborate with like-minded organizations to create a new promotion, event or activity. Staff are at the ready to work through challenges and find creative solutions.
Designed to showcase Spokane's art and retail scene, retailers and restaurants have joined forces with downtown to stay open, feature artists and musicians and offer special promotions.