Events and Ceremonies
The 2018 USA Games will feature a number of events and ceremonies that will take place during the week of the Games, July 1-6 2018. All sporting events are free and open to the public.
law enforcement torch run final leg | June 27 – July 1
presented by western washington toyota dealers association
47 law enforcement officers and 6 Special Olympics athletes will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout Washington State and light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony on July 1 at Husky Stadium
WELCOME DAYs | June 29-30 | SeaTac International Airport
Presented by united airlines and the port of seattle
Fans and volunteers welcome more than 4,000 athletes, coaches and delegates to Seattle
Seattle sounders vs. Portland timbers | june 30 | Centurylink field
Calling all soccer fans! Kick off the week of the 2018 USA Games with the best rivalry in Major League Soccer, as our hometown Seattle Sounders FC take on the Portland Timbers.
Buy a ticket for this game, celebrating the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, and receive a limited edition scarf!
Open to everybody
OPENING CEREMONy | July 1 | Husky Stadium | 12:30 pm | gates open - 11:00 am
presented by microsoft
Parade of Athletes and entertainment including Charlie Puth, Marshmello, Allen Stone, Ann Wilson of Heart, Massive Monkees and more! Taye Diggs will serve as the master of ceremonies while the 2,018 member choir will serve as the living backdrop. Plus, the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron to open the 2018 USA Games
Tickets just $20
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TOWN | July 1-5 | Husky Union Building | 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Closed July 4th
presented by the ginger and barry ackerley foundation
Entertainment and activities created just for the athletes
For athletes only
FAN ZONE | July 1-6 | Husky Stadium north Plaza
July 1, 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
july 2-3, 9:00 am-9:00 pm | july 4-6, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Live music, exhibits, and activities entertain athletes and spectators around the Opening Ceremony and competitions
Open to everybody
HEALTHY ATHLETES | July 1-6 | Husky Union Building
July 1, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm | july 2-3, 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
July 4-6, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
presented by kaiser permanente
Volunteer health professionals provide free, critical health screenings and educational sessions for athletes
for athletes only
future of inclusion forum | July 2 | the bagley wright theatre at seattle repertory theatre | 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Presented by accenture and f5
A night of inclusion and inspiration with some of the most important leaders championing change in our communities showcasing individual and organizational game-changing inclusivity policies and actions, the Future of Inclusion Forum will celebrate Seattle as the City of Inclusion.
ticket just $20
UNIFIED SPORTS EXPERIENCE | July 2-3
Volunteers, sponsor employees, families, and friends invited to break down barriers, promote inclusion, and have fun by trying their hand at Special Olympics Unified Sports
YOUNG ATHLETES FESTIVAL | July 2-3 | Seattle Center | 10:00 am-2:00 pm | July 5 | University of Washington | 10:00 am-2:00 pm
presented by nordstrom
A celebration of sports, activities, and inclusion for the next generation of athletes, ages 2 to 7, with resources and guidance for parents.
open to everybody
YOUTH LEADERSHIP Experience | July 2-5
presented by hasbro
Young adults, with and without intellectual disabilities, convene to build more inclusive communities. Students will serve as volunteers
For participants only
USA Games familY 4th | July 4 | 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
presented by coca-cola
Athletes and delegates celebrate the Fourth with an old-fashioned All-American picnic and dance party
USA GAMES NIGHT AT THE MARINERS | JULY 5 | SAFECO FIELD
Join the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games for an exciting night with the Seattle Mariners! Special Olympic athletes, coaches, and support staff from across the country will celebrate together when the Seattle Mariners take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
open to everybody
CLOSING CEREMONy | July 6 | lake union park | 7:00 pm
presented by amazon
Attendees will celebrate athlete successes and the culmination of the 2018 USA Games, while enjoying music by Seattle band Hey Marseilles, mobile food trucks, festive street performers and a short program.