Our mission is to provide excellent physical surroundings, equipment, and support services to conventions, trade shows, consumer shows, events and local celebrations - striving toward a balance of all, but maintaining a thrust toward attracting out-of-town visitors, thereby maximizing community economic impact.
The Spokane Convention Center campus sits on the banks of the Spokane River located in the heart of downtown providing spectacular views of the 100-acre Riverfront Park along with close access to numerous restaurants, hotels, entertainment opportunities and unique shopping. The campus, which includes the First Interstate Center for the Arts and the Spokane Convention Center is attached to two major hotels and surrounded by many others. Built specifically to host events, the Spokane Convention Center is the region’s premier choice for conventions, consumer shows, banquets, meetings and social events.
With the completion of the 2015 expansion the Spokane Convention Center has more than 300,000 sq ft of user-friendly space including a 120,000 sq ft exhibit hall, three ballrooms and the flexibility to host 40 breakout spaces. Unique spaces include a 270 seat intimate Conference Theater and a highly appointed Executive Boardroom, both feature cutting edge technical capabilities.
The design of the expanded space was inspired by the desire to create a well-appointed space that is functional and efficient, to make a connection between the facility and the natural beauty of the area and to meet the current and future needs of facility users. The result is beautiful, modern space with a north facing window wall that brings in natural light and provides amazing views of the river and Riverfront Park. Each event space is surrounded by lobbies and public areas that invite guests to relax and enjoy the ambiance or engage in spontaneous conversations.
Over half a million dollars in art projects created by local artists have been commissioned since 2010 and bolster an art collection that began in the early 1970’s. Each work of art reflects a story about our community and helps create a ‘sense of place’ for both local residents and visitors.
For warm weather events, there is the spectacular Roof Deck, and new Riverside Terrace, each with a panoramic view of the river and Riverfront Park, perfect for up to 500 people for a stand-up receptions. A floating stage with stairs that seat over 1,000 people sets a dramatic stage for large concerts or intimate weddings. An Event Lawn, outside patios and the Breezeway between the First Interstate Center for the Arts complete the list of outdoor spaces perfect for events from early Spring through mid-Fall.
The First Interstate Center for the Arts, which is adjacent to the Spokane Convention Center, has a 2,700 seat auditorium with a full technical capabilities for professional entertainment as well as plenary sessions.
We are proud of our facilities but realize that it is our team of event experts who provide the highest standard of service to each planner and guest. We make it easy to plan, produce and enjoy each event.
Spokane is ready when you are. Keep in mind that we also have the entire staffs at the Spokane Public Facilities District and the Spokane Regional Convention and Visit Spokane (our CVB) ready to serve you. Call us. We'll take it from there and have everything ready to make your event successful. Come find out why we say: Spokane. Creative by Nature.
Covid-19 (coronavirus) Statement for the Spokane Public Facilities District
We are monitoring the impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in our community and are in consistent contact with our local, state, and federal partners. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, guests, and spectators. On the recommendation of our local health department, there have been no scheduling changes to our events and programs. We expect staff who are feeling ill to stay home and request that participants who are ill or have compromised immune systems not attend our events. We will provide ongoing updates as necessary.
Event cancellations, postponements, and refunds are at the discretion of the event producer. If we receive recommendations to cancel events from our government entities, we will communicate those changes.