While many are still recovering from Bloomsday, Spokane businesses are still cashing in. Many are gearing up for a big payoff in the years to come.
This past weekend, hotels like the Red Lion Inn at the Park were completely booked.
"We were sold out, and quite a bit in advance. It was just a tremendous weekend," said General Manager Michael Fear.
The Onion Restaurant downtown was packed as well.
"It never stopped. It was quite a bit busier, I think, even than last year," said Jacky Roberg.
It was busier than last year, and more profitable. According to estimates from Visit Spokane, Bloomsday brought in about $1.6 million more this year than last year. A key factor was more hotel rooms were booked.
Everyone is looking forward to Hoopfest.
"Bloomsday will slow down about three o'clock. Hoopfest on the Saturday and Sunday stay busy all the way until eight or nine at night," Roberg said.
Projected numbers from Visit Spokane, show Hoopfest could net $38.7 million for the local economy.