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January 2015

9-30 Starlight Junior Race Series. Local race series at Schweitzer takes place on Friday nights in January. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

10 Winter Trails Day. Schweitzer hosts cross-country and skate ski lessons. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

17 Schweitzer Northern Lights Celebration. Fireworks and torchlight parade at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, followed by a party in Taps. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

22-24 Banff Mountain Film Festival. The Panida hosts Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a three-day screening event of the world's best mountain films. Proceeds benefit the Satipo Kids Project. Panida.org. 208-263-4283

24-25 Smokin' Aces Slopestyle Competition. Schweitzer hosts banked slalom and slopestyle competitions for all ages. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

February 2015

11-22 Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Annual celebration includes winter events including the K-9 Keg Pull, Winter Bites, and the Fireworks Finale at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. SandpointWinterCarnival.com. 208-263-2161

14-16 Schweitzer Presidents Weekend Celebration. Sunday night skiing and Laser Light Show highlight the holiday weekend. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

28 The Princess and the Pea. Pend Oreille Arts Council presents Missoula Children's Theater's rendition of Princess and the Pea featuring local actors, in the Panida Theater. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

March 2015

6-7 The Follies. Angels over Sandpoint host charitable fundraiser in the Panida, featuring zany acts. Not for the easily offended! AngelsOverSandpoint.org. 208-290-5895

10 The Kite Runner. Literature to Life performance from the novel takes audience on a heartbreaking journey of friendship and betrayal in a society of severe class division. Presented by Pend Oreille Arts Council; held in the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

27-28, April 3-4 Venus in Fur. American Laboratory Theatre and Sandpoint Onstage present the Tony-Award winning play by David Ives in the Hope Marketplace. SandpointOnstage.com. 208-263-9191

April 2015

4-5 Tropical Daze. Season-ending festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort includes Pond Skimming and Rotary Ducky Derby on Saturday, and the Downhill Dummy Derby on Sunday. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

4 Easter Bunny and Treats! The Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts Mr. Bunny, who will be waiting with treats for children. 208-263-4272

19 Moira Smiley and VOCO. Visionary blend of voices accompanied by cello, banjo, ukulele, accordion, and body percussion. Pend Oreille Arts Council presentation in the Panida Theater. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

24 Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner and Auction. The Festival at Sandpoint hosts a fundraising gala at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

25-May 3 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual spring fishing contest kicks off with a fundraising auction. LPOIC.org. 509-928-9245

May 2015

Every Saturday and Wednesday, May through Oct.: Farmers Market at Sandpoint. This open-air market of fresh produce, garden starts, handcrafts, flowers, food and music runs for the season at Farmin Park.

2-3 Silverwood Anniversary Opening Weekend. Celebrate Silverwood's season-opening weekend. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

14-17 Lost in the '50s. Annual retro celebration includes a downtown classic car parade and show, rock 'n' roll concerts at the fairgrounds, and more. Visit the website or Facebook page for more information. 208-265-LOST

23-25 American Heroes Weekend. Free admission to Silverwood Theme Park for all military personnel, veterans, police officers and firefighters. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

June 2015

7 Bay Trail Fun Run. Join the Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K & 10K at 9 a.m. along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. Sponsored by Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, Idaho Conservation League, and Trinity. 208-265-9565

19 ArtWalk. POAC sponsors the 38th annual revolving art exhibit starting with opening receptions June 19 at 20 or so downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 11. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

20 CHAFE 150
. Sponsored by Sandpoint Rotary, this annual benefit ride takes bicyclists on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana - or opt for the 1/2 CHaFE at 80 miles, or the 30-mile fun ride. CHaFE150.org.

20 Battle of the Bulls. Annual Challenge of Champions Tour bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 208-263-8414

25 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus enjoy cook-offs and live music. SandpointChamber.org. 800-800-2106

28 Schweitzer Summer Celebration. Season opener at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

Anniversary Party. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 220 Cedar St., hosts a fun three-day Anniversary Party. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

July 2015

4 Fourth of July Celebration. Sandpoint Lions Club sponsors parades downtown in the morning; stage performances and a raffle follow at City Beach in the afternoon, plus a fireworks show at dusk. 208-263-4118

4 Fireworks Extravaganza. Celebrate the 4th of July at Silverwood Theme Park with patriotic music and fireworks at dusk. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

11 Classic Boat Festival. Wooden boats, water-themed activities, contests and more along Sand Creek; sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. WoodBoatFestival.com. 208-255-1876

12 Jacey's Race. Competitive 5k race for runners and walkers, and 1k fun run for kids benefits local children with cancer or life-threatening illnesses. Jaceys-Race.com.

16 Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. Fine art poster for the festival unveiled at Dover Bay. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554 

18 Mountain Music Festival. Outdoor concerts on the mountain, plus family activities, at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

18 Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts 3.5 and 10 mile trail runs. 10 a.m. start time; racers receive Patagonia race shirts. SMTrailRun.com.

24-26 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute hosts the Northwest YogaFeast. Learn more at Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217  

25 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

August 2015

1 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 21st annual event. LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615

2 Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival
. Celebration in honor of the native huckleberry includes activities, food and more. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

6-16 Festival at Sandpoint. Sit under the stars and enjoy this 33rd annual internationally renowned outdoor concert series on the lawn at Memorial Field. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

8-9 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's annual juried art exhibit at Sandpoint City Beach, with artists' booths, kids' activities and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

8-9 Bonner County Rodeo. Annual rodeo at 7 p.m. each night at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 208-263-8414

11-15 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, with a carnival Aug. 12-15, and concluding with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night to round out the fun. 208-263-8414

14-15 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. "The Scenic Relay Race" where runners and walkers begin atop Mt. Spokane, and teams make their way 185 miles through 15 cities en route to the finish line at Sandpoint's City Beach. S2S has quickly become one of the Pacific Northwest's premier running events. SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

14-16, 21-23 Artists' Studio Tour. The 11th annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport or into Dover Bay, for seaplanes, and hold a breakfast and aircraft display. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954

Festival of Quilts. Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Guild presents the 2014 Quilt Show "Festival of Quilts."  

September 2015

5-7 Schweitzer Fall Fest. Annual outdoor music festival with performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and microbrews. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

5-6 Coaster Classic Car Show
. Nostalgic cars at Silverwood Theme Park. 208-683-3400

11-13 Harvest Party. Pend d'Oreille Winery's annual event with family-friendly activities, food sampling, wine tasting and live music. POWine.com. 208-265-8545

12 Injectors Car Show. The Injectors Car Club hosts the 16th Annual Blast from the Past Injectors Car Show in downtown Sandpoint. Learn more at SandpointInjectors.com. 208-263-9780

14-19 WaCanId Ride. Tour two states and one province on the seventh annual 350-mile/560-kilometer WaCanId Ride, presented by the International Selkirk Loop and Rotary International. WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626

20 Scenic Half. Presented by the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, this seventh annual event features a half marathon, plus 10k and 5k fun runs. ScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161

25-27 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International. The Northwest's largest draft horse and mule expo at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. IdahoDraftHorseShow.com. 208-263-8414 

October 2015

10 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355

17 Warren Miller Ski Film. Annual event at the Panida Theater, sponsored by The Alpine Shop. 208-263-5157

November 2015

21 Holly Eve. Holiday fashion show and gala benefit for the Panida and Festival at Sandpoint with champagne, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. 208-263-9191

21-29 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org. 509-928-9245

27-Jan. 1 Holidays in Sandpoint. Tree lighting ceremony at Jeff Jones Town Square and visit from Santa opens the holiday season in Sandpoint. 208-255-1876

December 2015

24 Santa's Traditional Schweitzer Visit. Santa hits the slopes and then stops off at the Selkirk Lodge on Christmas Eve. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

31 New Year's Eve. Schweitzer hosts festive parties to usher in the new year at Taps and other locations at the resort. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

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