Our region’s biggest outdoor adventure festival, Spokatopia, is expanding to a two-day event in 2019. Mark your calendars (and ready your camping gear) for July 13-14. Located at Camp Sekani Park in Spokane, Wash., the festival celebrates all that is good in summer outdoor recreation.

Spokatopia has become one of the biggest bike demo events in the Northwest, but the bike-centric event also includes a wide range of outdoor activities and festivities for all ages and abilities, including live music and a beer garden benefitting Evergreen East’s efforts to maintain and protect our region’s mountain bike trails.

At Boulder Beach on the Spokane River, festival-goers can take watersport lessons and demo paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, sailboats, and more, in an effort to achieve what Spokatopia has always been about: getting people outdoors.

New-this-year events include a stand-up paddleboard race, an evening outdoor recreation movie played in the meadow, an expanded live music schedule, and a family-friendly campout that’s open to the public (space is limited, so reserve early once spots are available online).

As in the previous four festival years, there will be a large focus on trying out the latest brands in mountain bikes. Regional bike shops will be among the 60+ outdoor exhibitors waiting to help you get rolling on your next adventure. Spokatopia will also include electric-assist bikes for dirt and pavement to try out, a mountain bike jump show, food trucks, a free yoga class, a hammock garden, an REI outdoor skills clinics, bouldering and rock climbing, children’s Strider bikes, a kids’ game area, slacklining, and a 3-mile trail run and trail running clinic.

And, of course, Out There Outdoors will again host the Great Gear Giveaway, with more than $5,000 in outdoor gear prizes. See you at Spokatopia!

More info at Spokatopia.com. //