3-24 Independence Racing Team Junior Starlight Series. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Friday night races in January on NASTAR. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
18 Northern Lights at Schweitzer. Fireworks and a torchlight parade light up the evening over Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. Festivities start at 6 p.m., and wrap up with a party featuring live music in Taps. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
17-19 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Mountain films screen at the Panida Theater over three nights; benefits the Satipo Kids Project and NIMSEF. 208-661-3857
25 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
7-28 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
14-23 Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Activities galore and family fun during this annual winter celebration. View a schedule of activities at SandpointWinterCarnival.com.
15-17 Presidents Weekend Celebration. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts special activities featuring Laser Light Show on Sunday with night skiing. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
21 Northern Stars Rising. Pend Oreille Arts Council's showcase music competition for all ages, held at 7 p.m. in the Heartwood Center. Auditions are held in early January. ArtinSandpoint.org.
29 Mega Alpine and Snowboard Demo Day. Schweitzer Resort hosts region's largest demo day event featuring new gear from more than 13 manufacturers. All proceeds benefit Panhandle Alliance Education as part of Public Education Week. Prize drawings, samples and more! Ticket info at Schweitzer.com.
4 Living Voices' Hear My Voice. Pend Oreille Arts Council presents Living Voices' Hear My Voice at 7 p.m. in the Heartwood Center. ArtinSandpoint.org.
6-7 The Follies. Angels Over Sandpoint's annual wild 'n' wacky fundraiser at the Panida benefits the charity's good deeds in the community. Tickets go on sale Groundhog Day (Feb. 2). AngelsOverSandpoint.org.
28 2,400 Feet of Schweitzer. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts world's longest GS race to benefit the Cystinosis Research Foundation. 24HoursforHank.org.
4-5 Schpring Finale. Celebrate the end of another great season at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring the Big LeBREWski and Rotary Ducky Derby. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
25-May 3 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds 49th annual spring fishing contest; live auction held April 26. LPOIC.org.
2 Sandpoint Farmers Market Opening Day. Shop for fresh produce, artisan goods and enjoy live entertainment; market is held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings in Farmin Park through October. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
2-3 Silverwood Opening Weekend. In celebration of Silverwood Theme Park's opening date back in 1988, enjoy special ticket pricing of $19.88 per person when purchasing at the gate or online at Silverwood.com.
14-16 Lost in the '50s. 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, and more. Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s. 208-265-5678
7 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 Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, Trinity at City Beach, and more. POBTrail.org. 208-946-7586
19 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 43rd annual revolving art exhibit starting with Friday evening opening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 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 choose from five more options: 100 miles, 80, 40, 30, and the 8.5-mile family fun ride. CHAFE150.org.
27-28 Race the Wolf. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the ultra-running event, Race the Wolf, joining Skyrunning USA's trail running series this year with three distances: 8k, 25k and 52k. The course boasts steep climbs, fun single track, and some super-fast two-track. Not to mention the epic views! RaceTheWolf.com.
21 7B Sunday. Summer season opener at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
25 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus raffle items and live music. SandpointChamber.org. 208-263-2161
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
11 Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. Browse along the Sand Creek boardwalk to view wooden boats, plus enjoy water-themed activities, contests and more during the 18th annual Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. Sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 208-255-1876
11 Beerfest. Sample local and regional brews and enjoy a festive beach party from noon to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Sandpoint Chamber. SandpointChamber.com. 208-263-2161
11 Shangri La at the Lake. Underground Kindness holds their 7th annual fundraiser featuring dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, plus interactive presentations with the founder and students. Proceeds benefit the UK's work in local public schools, the juvenile justice center, Kinderhaven, and the Sandpoint Teen Center. UndergroundKindness.org.
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.
18-19 Northwest WineFest. Outdoor concerts, wine tasting, plus family activities at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
25 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale, sponsored by the Sandpoint Shopping District.
1 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during the 26th annual event. Register at LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615
6-16 Festival at Sandpoint. Sit under the stars and enjoy the 38th annual internationally renowned outdoor concert series at Memorial Field. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
8 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport during the 15th Annual Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in featuring a breakfast and aircraft display. Gates open at 8 a.m.; breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and planes are displayed from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954
8-9 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's 48th annual juried arts and crafts exhibit in downtown Sandpoint, with artists' booths, kids' activities, food and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139
14-15 Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. The 13th annual "Scenic Relay Race" where runners and walkers begin atop Mt. Spokane, and teams make their way 200 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
14-15 PRCA/WPRA Rodeo. Bonner County Fairgrounds hosts the fifth annual PRCA/WPRA rodeo event. PRCA is the highest-paying rodeo organization in the world, and sanctions rodeos in 37 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces. In conjunction with the PRCA event, there will also be women's barrel racing sanctioned by WPRA. SandpointBonnerCountyRodeo.com.
14-16, 21-23 Artists' Studio Tour. Annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106
19-22 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, featuring the Challenge of Champions bull riding on Friday, and the Demolition Derby on Saturday night to round out the fun. BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414
22 Shakespeare in Sandpoint: Cymbeline. Returning to Sandpoint for the sixth year, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performs Cymbeline - classified by modern critics as a romance or even a comedy. Gates are open at 3 p.m., and the performance begins at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public, the performance is hosted by Lost Horse Press.
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
4-7 Schweitzer Fall Fest. Annual outdoor music festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and microbrews under the tent. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555
5-6 Coaster Classic Car Show. Take a step back in time when Silverwood Theme Park hosts one of the biggest classic car shows in the Inland Northwest! SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400
14-19 WaCanId Ride. Tour two states and one province on the 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 12th annual event features a half marathon and a 10k fun run. ScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161
Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta. The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association hosts the 10th annual regatta when rowing clubs from the Northwest and Canada gather at The Mudhole in Priest River to compete in a 1.7K headrace and a 1K stake race. A great event for racers and spectators alike! PORPA.org.
Weekends in October - Scarywood. Silverwood Theme Park transforms into Scarywood, weekend evenings in October. SilverwoodThemePark.com.
10 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355
21-29 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org.
27 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
23-24 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