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January 2017

6-27 Junior Race Series. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Friday night races in January on NASTAR. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

7 Winter Trails Day. Enjoy complimentary access to Schweitzer Mountain Resort's Nordic trails, plus cross-country and skate ski lessons and equipment rentals. 208-255-3081

13-14 Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen. Local fans are in for an extra-special treat when the film's star appears as the special guest during An Evening with Viggo Mortensen held Jan. 13-14 in the Panida Theater. Viggo will introduce the movie, and after the screening will give a brief talk and question-and-answer session. Presented by KRFY 88.5 Sandpoint Community Radio.

14 Northern Lights at Schweitzer. Fireworks and a torchlight parade light up the evening over Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. Festivities wrap up with a party featuring live music in Taps. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

19-21 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Mountain films screen at the Panida Theater over three nights; benefits the Satipo Kids Project and NIMSEF. 208-661-3857

February 2017

3-24 Starlight Racing. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts four weeks of evening racing on Friday nights, followed by fun and fabulous parties in Taps. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

8 Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at 7 p.m., as part of the Pend Oreille Arts Council's Performance Series. Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's finest fiddler, and the sizzingly-talented young California cellist Haas once again unleash their dazzling teamwork and shared passion for taking the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish music on an exciting new journey. ArtinSandpoint.org.

10-11 Stomp Games Banked Slalom. Competition at Schweitzer. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

18-20 Presidents Weekend Celebration. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts special activities featuring Laser Light Show on Sunday with night skiing. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

23 Rob Verdi's Take 5. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts Rob Verdi's Take 5 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Pend Oreille Arts Council's Performance Series. Glimpse some of the most unusual saxophones ever made and enjoy a tribute to the legendary artists who gave the sax its unique voice in jazz. A local student choir joins the stage with legendary saxophonist Rob Verdi for a night of Vaudeville jazz! ArtinSandpoint.org.

March 2017

3-4 The Follies. Angels Over Sandpoint's annual wild 'n' wacky fundraiser at the Panida. Tickets go on sale Groundhog Day. AngelsOverSandpoint.org.

24-25 24 Hours of Schweitzer. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the 9th annual 24 Hours of Schweitzer, a 24-hour charity ski and snowboarding team event for participants of all ages. Hank was newly diagnosed with cystinosis when the 24 Hours for Hank non-profit organization was started to support medical research for the rare disease. Hank is now 10 years old, and nearly $1 million has been raised by the group for the Cystinosis Research Foundation ... a huge community accomplishment in the quest to find a cure. 24HoursforHank.org.

24 Women of the World. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts Women of the World - an ensemble of musicians from different corners of the globe Ė at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Pend Oreille Arts Councilís Performance Series. In the spirit of friendship, they celebrate the beauty of diversity - singing not just for tolerance, but wisdom, respect and joy. ArtinSandpoint.org.

April 2017

8-9 Schpring Finale. Closing weekend at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring the Big LeBREWski and Rotary Ducky Derby. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

27-May 9 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds its annual spring fishing contest. LPOIC.org.

28 Wine Festival. Festival at Sandpoint gala at the Bonner County Fairgrounds features unlimited tastings of 150-plus premier wines, catered dinner, silent and live auctions, the summer festival's line-up announcement, and musical entertainment. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

29 Missoula Children's Theatre's "Gulliverís Travels." Missoula Children's Theatre brings their famous red truck to Sandpoint once again to host a weeklong workshop in which the classic fairy tale "Gulliver's Travels" is twisted into a fantastical musical performed at 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. by local children on the Panida stage. Fun for families and friends of all ages! Part of the Pend Oreille Arts Council's Performance Series. ArtinSandpoint.org.

May 2017

6-Oct. 14 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for fresh produce, artisan goods and enjoy live entertainment during the Sandpoint Farmers Market, held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings in Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
18-21 Lost in the '50s. Get lost during Sandpoint's biggest party of the year! This annual retro celebration includes a downtown car parade and show, music events at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, a fun run, car rally and more. Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s. 208-265-5678

June 2017

11 Bay Trail Fun Run. Join the Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K and 10K 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 at City Beach. POBTrail.org. 208-265-9565

16 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 40th annual revolving art exhibit starting with Friday evening opening receptions at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 7. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

17 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.

17 Challenge of Champions. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.

25 7B Sunday. Season opener at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

29 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

July 2017

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

7-9 Sandpoint SummerFest. Eureka Institute's annual weekend festival of family music, arts and culture. Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217

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

8 Beerfest
. Sample local brews and enjoy a festive block party, sponsored by the Sandpoint Chamber. SandpointChamber.com. 208-263-2161

8 Shangri La at the Lake. Underground Kindess's 5th annual fundraiser, Shangri La at the Lake, is held from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Shangri La, 116 Bella Circle in Sagle. Enjoy live music, dinner and dancing on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Underground Kindness supports programs in the public schools, the Juvenile Justice Center, and The Afterschool Project. In the 2016-17 school year, UK presented more than 400 classes! All are welcome for this fun, family-friendly evening. UndergroundKindness.org. 208-255-8082

9 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.

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

15-16 Northwest WineFest. Outdoor concerts, wine tasting, plus family activities, at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

15 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.

15 Bodacious BBQ. Hope's Memorial Community Center holds their annual Bodacious BBQ fundraiser at the Litehouse Beach House on Highway 200. MemorialCommunityCenter.com.

21-23 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute's 8th annual experience that frees the spirit, feeds the soul, and nurtures the tummy! Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217 

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

August 2017

3-13 Festival at Sandpoint. Sit under the stars and enjoy this 34th annual internationally renowned outdoor concert series on the lawn at Memorial Field. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

4-5 PRCA Rodeo. Evening action at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.

5 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 23rd annual event. LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615

6 Schweitzer Huckleberry Color Fun Run. Join the crazy, colorful fun at Schweitzer Mountain Resort -- a perfect outing for the entire family! Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, concluding with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night (Aug. 12) to round out the fun. BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414

11-13, 18-20 Artists' Studio Tour. 13th annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

11 Challenge of Champions. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.

12 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport, or Dover Bay for seaplanes, during the 12th Annual Fly-In featuring a breakfast and aircraft display. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954

12-13 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's 45th annual juried art exhibit at Sandpoint City Beach, with artists' booths, kids' activities and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

18-19 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. The 10th annual "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. It's one of the Pacific Northwest's premier running events. SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

20 MacBeth. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performance at 6 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Opening act features Shakespeare Theater students from the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. Bring a picnic and enjoy! Free admission. Sponsored locally by Lost Horse Press.

September 2017

1-4 Schweitzer Fall Fest. Annual outdoor music festival with performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and microbrews. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

2-3 Coaster Classic Car Show. Nostalgic cars at Silverwood Theme Park. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

9 Injectors Car Show. The Injectors Car Club hosts the 18th Annual Powered by the Past Injectors Car Show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint. SandpointInjectors.com. 208-263-9780

11-16 WaCanId Ride. Tour two states and one province on the 9th annual 350-mile/560-kilometer WaCanId Ride, presented by the International Selkirk Loop and Rotary International. WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626

17 Scenic Half. Presented by the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, this 9th annual event features a half marathon and a 10k fun run. ScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161

21-24 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 

30-Oct. 1 Crosstoberfest. Sandpoint Cyclocross hosts event at the UI Extension on North Boyer.

October 2017

Weekends in October - Scarywood. Silverwood Theme Park transforms into Scarywood, weekend evenings in October. SilverwoodThemePark.com

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

November 2017

18-26 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org.

24 Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival Tree lighting ceremony at Jeff Jones Town Square and visit from Santa opens the holiday season in Sandpoint. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

December 2017

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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