Welcome – About Spikefest

Welcome to the 35th Annual Spikefest!


spikefest, volleyball, dallasSpikefest is the largest 3-on-3 and 5-on-5, outdoor volleyball event in the country is full of great Volleyball for all levels of competition and features music, food, contests and more. Spikefest is an ideal opportunity for the whole family to come out and enjoy the festival atmosphere while taking in some of the best Volleyball watching on the planet.

To the many who have helped Spikefest thrive through thick and thin over the years, we want to thank you and let you know Spikefest will always be produced with the safety of all participants as a priority. We look forward to seeing all our friends this year!



Spikefest was created in 1990 by Rodney Hand, who at the time was an advertising agency owner, in response to a client’s request to reach the 18-34 demographic. Understanding that the market was full of runs, tennis matches, and basketball events, Hand considered the concept of a volleyball event. Based on research concerning sporting events, he determined that the growth sport was volleyball.

Spikefest has witnessed many volleyball-related events that have come and gone over the years. However, Spikefest has endured successfully because of its commitment to the players and sponsors. Even though Spikefest itself went through a difficult time during a management change at the same time as the great recession hit, it is back in strong hands and destined to be better than ever. Over its long history, the event has witnessed the maturation of players many of whom have played in the event year after year. Some have even met their spouses while playing in a Spikefest event. There are even many “Spikefest children” (children whose parents met at Spikefest) hence we affectionately call our players Spikefestians!


Interested in Being A Spikefest Event Licensee
In Your Town?

Now taking applications for Spikefest event licensees for the Austin/San Antonio, Houston, and other major markets in the southwest.

Click here for our application.

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