Spokane is home to a plethora of local events and annual festivals, making it a lively destination for visitors, especially through late-spring to the end of summer. In the beginning of May, the annual Lilac Bloomsday Run is held, which is the world's largest timed street race, drawing up to 70,000 runners. The run also is followed by a festival honoring the "Lilac City," where a beauty queen is crowned and fesitivities stretch for days. The four 2008  "Latah Creek Variety Markets" will take place June 21/22,  July 20,  Aug 17, Sept 21. These delightfully funky markets are located in the Latah Creek Plaza next to Latah Bistro at 4241 S. Cheney Spokane Rd in the beautiful Latah Creek valley and have something for everyone. Antique vendors, art, live music, food, wine & brew, farmers markets, plants & flowers, honey, exotic animals and fun activities for families are a small list of what takes place .  These entertaining and interesting markets help raise money for local Spokane Charities.  Spokane also hosts a golf tournament at the end of May and a three-on-three basketball tournament, known as "Hoopfest," during the last weekend of June. Hoopfest is the world's largest tournament of its kind, is frequented by children, adults, and even NBA stars, and attracts over 40,000 players each year. In April, Japan Week is held, and offers dozens of cultural and artistic acitivites in honor of Washington state's japanese heritage. Racing fans flock to the yearly American Hot Rod World Final Drag Race is held in the beginning of August, and bikers come into town in September for the Tour des Lacs, a two-day long ride for charity with over 1,000 participants. Foodies enjoy an opportunity to stuff their faces in public without shame at the "Pig Out in the Park" festival, usually held around Labor Day weekend, where local restaurants set up booths, live musicians perform, and people come by the thousands to sample the variety of gourmet eats.