Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Adapts to COVID

The Inland Northwest’s only outdoor adventure festival moved to Saturday, September 18 this year in hopes that the COVID public health situation would be improved, which unfortunately for organizers turned out not to be the case. To ensure a safe event, tickets will be limited this year to make social distancing easier and the whole event more safe for participants of this popular all-outdoors event.

Spokatopia ticket holders can try kayaks and paddleboards, ride the trails at Camp Sekani with a shuttle, watch talented riders perform in the jump park, listen to live music from an adult beverage garden benefitting Evergreen East, take an outdoor skills clinic or join a group ride, participate in kids bike demos and other kids’ activities, join a trail run or yoga class, and more. (For a complete schedule of activities, visit spokatopia.com/schedule.)

Spokatopia takes place outdoors on over 1,000 acres of parkland, trails, and water with plenty of natural social distancing built into this fun outdoor event. But organizers of the event from Out There Outdoors, which publishes this magazine, are adding additional precautions to make the event even more safe, including limiting attendance (tickets are available online and at the event while remaining tickets last), spacing out all group activities to ensure plenty of space for physical distancing, encouraging vaccination and masks, and adding hand cleaning and sanitizer stations and signs reminding people to give each other space around the event.

Get tickets online in advance in case they sell out and read more about the event’s evolving COVID/Safety policies and procedures at Spokatopia.com.

For more stories about Spokatopia, visit the OTO archives.

Spokatopia 2018 logo, designed by Jordan Lemm

[Feature photo by Rachael and Josh Photography]

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