Promotions and activities seek to bring employees and energy back to downtown Spokane

Spokane, WA—Energy and excitement are taking back center stage in downtown Spokane with the launch of the first-ever “spirit week” October 24 through 28. Creating fun and engaging activities aimed at downtown employees, the promotion will include activities and promotions during and after work all week long. Launched by the Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP) to welcome returning employees back to their downtown, the campaign is reinvigorating in-office collaboration – and competition – while supporting local businesses with unique promotions and specials.

“Downtown Spokane is incredibly resilient, changing and adapting to today’s ever-changing work trends,” said Emilie Cameron, President & CEO of the Downtown Spokane Partnership. “With so many employees returning to work, we’re thrilled to kick off a week full of activities and promotions celebrating the many advantages and great things that can only be experienced when working downtown.”

“Back to Downtown” week includes an easy daily dress code theme to add some spirit to employees’ workwear and promotional specials and events at select downtown businesses and venues. To participate, employees can register online at for their free Downtown Card featuring discounts and deals, including free tacos, wine pours, pints, and more. Downtown employees are encouraged to register as teams within their company or workplace, prizes will be awarded to teams with the best participation and engagement on social media throughout the week. Back to Downtown Week culminates with a special event at the Wonder Building featuring food, beverages, live music and more.

Back to Downtown Daily Schedule, Oct. 24-28, 2022:
Day Dress-Up Theme Afterwork Social
Monday, October 24 Crazy sock showdown: Wear your favorite pair or rock a mix and match But first, Coffee! Get a free coffee or beverage, up to $5, when you present your Downtown Card and wear your crazy socks at participating locations.
Tuesday, October 25 Two-sday: Twin with your work bestie Take your twinning work bestie out for tacos and snag two for free with your Downtown Card at participating locations.
Wednesday, October 26 Working Wednesday—Throwback edition: Retro work attire, shoulder pads are optional! Rock your retro work attire for a mid-week sip and get a free glass of wine with your Downtown Card at participating wineries.
Thursday, October 27 #1 Fan Day: Represent your favorite sports team Flash your Downtown Card for a free pint and catch part of the game representing your favorite sports team at participating breweries.
Friday, October 28 TGIFF (Thank God Its Flannel Friday): Casual Friday, PNW style Wrap up our Back to Downtown Week with a live DJ, prizes, swag, bites and drinks, and more at the Wonder Building from 4pm-7pm.

“We are thrilled to participate in Back to Downtown and our employees are excited to take part in the planned spirit week activities,” said Katy Bruya, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Washington Trust Bank. “Washington Trust Bank is proud to be headquartered in downtown Spokane and contribute to a thriving and vibrant culture. We believe that bringing everyone back together for celebrations like Back to Downtown can only help to boost that culture even further.”

For details on Back to Downtown Week, including a full schedule of “spirit week” days and register for all the deals and discounts, visit Tag @DowntownSpokane on social media for a chance to be featured in ongoing promotions.

PRESS: Interviews and promotional materials are available. Contact Liz Hooker at 509.456.0580 or Download Back to Downtown Week graphics here.