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Best bites! Enjoy all things delicious with the annual Summer Sampler block party, happening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29 in Farmin Park. Sample tastes from the finest food and drink establishments Sandpoint has to offer, plus enjoy live music from local country favorite Devon Wade. Admission is free, and tickets are $1 each -- food and drink items range from $3 to $7. And to sweeten the deal, for every 10 tickets purchased, your name will be entered into a drawing for two Festival at Sandpoint concert tickets! Summer Sampler is a family-friendly event, sponsored by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and Litehouse Foods.

Here's what's happening in June!

27 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

28 Sandpoint Farmers Market. The Sandpoint Farmers Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Farmin Park. Shop for locally grown produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, plus enjoy live music featuring Dee Mooney. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

28 Open Mic. SKaL Taproom in Ponderay hosts an open mic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Musicians and comedians welcome! Open mic is held every Wednesday.

28 Magic Wednesday. Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts Magic Wednesdays with resident magician Star Alexander from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Star amazes guests at the dinner table and in the bar with up-close, interactive magical entertainment for all ages!

29 Summer Sampler. Culinary delights in Farmin Park! See Hot Picks, above.

29 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time for people and pooches alike! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, food and beverages available for purchase, plus a fenced-in area for dogs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair. Held on the last Thursday of the month (locations vary monthly). Free admission; donations welcome! 208-265-7297
and older only; non-smoking environment.

29 Summer Kick-Off Music Festival. Kick off summer at the 219! From 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., will be hosting its annual Summer Kick-Off music festival on the outdoor patio featuring Bart Budwig, Planes on Paper and Christopher Paul Stelling. Come out and listen to three incredibly talented groups perform a medley of original folk and Americana songs. $10 cover charge.  Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar. Pizza out back by Mandala Pizza.

29 Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts the Thursday Night Solo Series with Benny Baker from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Baker rocks and rolls, and can be seen in many of your favorite bands: Miah Kohal, Beat Diggers, Other White Meat ... and is a true treat to take in on his own. Don't miss his killer tunes and sounds. Free and open to the public. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. 208-209-6700

30 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Tom Catmull from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sit down, grab a glass, and enjoy the soulful sound of this man and his guitar! POWine.com.

30 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Bright Moments Jazz.

30 Friday Night Music on the Bridge. The Wine Bar on the Cedar Street Bridge, 334 N. First Ave., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. 208-597-6530

30 Paint and Sip Party. Uncorked Paint hosts a Paint and Sip Party at 6:30 p.m. in The Pottery Bug, 819 Highway 2, Ste. 103. Paint the red, white and blue in honor of Independence Day! BYOB and open to the public; no talent needed! $30 when you sign up with a friend! RSVP Gena online or call 208-263-0232.

30 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Scotia Road from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Newport's Scotia Road is a four-piece family band made up of guitar, mandolin and upright bass, mingling with the calming vocals and harmonies of the mother-daughter duo. You might just fall in love with Scotia Road. Joining the fun this night is the Old Tin Can food truck, which will be onsite dishing up awesome burgers for your appetite! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

30 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Right Front Burner from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. This is Sandpoint's funk, disco, rock and groove band, arguably the funkiest trio you'll see in the Inland Northwest whose years of music experience shines through with every glistening note. With the power to make any booty shake, Right Front Burner is here to help you get your groove on! Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar. Pizza out back by Mandala Pizza.

All summer long - Lake cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises hosts a variety of cruises aboard the Shawnodese, including the Daily Cruise and the Sunset Dessert & Eagle Watching Cruise departing from Sandpoint City Beach. Learn more at LakePendOreilleCruises.com or call 208-255-5253.

Here is what's coming up in July!

1 Sandpoint Farmers Market. The Sandpoint Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park. Enjoy locally grown produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, plus live music. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

1 Museum's Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum free of charge! Sponsored this month by Hays Chevron in Clark Fork. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

1 Bayview Daze. Head to Bayview for the annual Bayview Daze celebration, starting with a Street Parade at 11 a.m. Later in the evening, enjoy a Lighted Boat Parade at 9 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.

1 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Harold's IGA from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Harold's IGA was a grocery store that the poor people went to. It was bulldozed to the ground. Now it's an indie rock band with an ever-changing cast of characters. They play a ton of originals from their three albums. Joining the fun this night is the Mandala Pizza food truck, which will be onsite serving up slices of their wood-fired pizza and more for your delicious delights! Free & open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

1 The Lark And The Loon. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts a performance featuring The Lark And The Loon - a husband/wife duo consisting of Rocky Steen-Rolfzen and Jeff Rolfzen - at 7:30 p.m. The two songwriters perform their own works alongside a studied repertoire of traditional and timeless songs. Notably varied, their sets are often infused with sea shanties, Irish jigs, blues, rags, and old-time tunes and ballads. The two reside in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas where they enjoy tending to their tiny hobby farm when not working on their music. Tickets are $10-$12 by calling 208-263-0846 or visit DiLunas.com.

1 Live Music at the 219. Kick off July at the 219'er, at 219 First Ave., with music by acclaimed Northwest guitarist Truck Mills and his four-piece band. Mills is a master musician who plays a wide variety of music ranging from blues with a jazz gospel flair. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Burgers out back by The Old Tin Can. 219.bar.

2 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 9 --

4 Haden's Heart Fun Run. Come out to Clark Fork and start your 4th of July celebration with a 5K fun run! The 6th annual Haden's Heart Fun Run is put on by The Filling Station Youth Center in Clark Fork and was started as a memorial to Haden Kistler, who passed away from brain cancer in 2011 at age 13. The race generates funds for Clark Fork High School scholarships for graduating seniors who want to further their education, as well as supporting the center. The fun run is a family-oriented event perfect for starting out a full day of events in Clark Fork! Begins at 7 a.m. on Main Street near CFHS; entry is $25 and includes a T-shirt. HadensHeartRun.com.

4 Clark Fork Fourth of July. Clark Fork's 4th of July parade begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by foot races, food and raffles in the Clark Fork High School yard. At 1 p.m., the action moves to the Clark Fork ball field beginning with an airplane drop. Coupons for snacks and drinks at local businesses are showered down over the field by a small plane. A watermelon eating contest, frog and turtle races, tug-of-war and money-in-the-hay games, and a dunk tank all provide entertainment for the kids. Logging competitions include an axe throw, pole climb, chainsaw cutting and two-man cross-cut saw challenges. Of course, no Independence Day celebration would be complete without a fireworks show after dark!

4 Sandpoint 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. The downtown parade starts promptly at 10 a.m.; this year's theme is "It's All About Service." To participate in the parade, visit SandpointLions.com to download a Parade Entry Form. 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

4-8 Kootenai River Days. Bonners Ferry hosts the Kootenai River Days July 4-8 featuring the Bull Bash, a comedy show at Kootenai River Inn, a Rotary Wine Walk, Street Fair and more! Check out the Facebook event page for details.

4 Live Music at the 219. The 219'er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music with Harold's IGA at 8:30 p.m. (with a break to watch the fireworks show at City Beach). Celebrate the 4th of July with one of Sandpoint's favorite groups! After the fireworks break, this multi-instrumental trio will help you celebrate with folk rock originals and off-the-beaten-track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

5 Crow and the Canyon Concert. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts a performance featuring Crow and the Canyon. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Crow and the Canyon's refreshingly contemplative take on high-spirited Americana songwriting weaves between precise bluegrass, heartland acoustic folk-rock, and bluesy country. The result is a series of songs that sound just as natural on a front porch in the heat of summer, by the furnace of a dimly-lit basement pub in the dead of winter, or rollicking on a big summer festival stage. Tickets are $10 in advance by calling 208-263-0846 or visit DiLunas.com.

6 Live Music at the 219. The 219'er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music with Spencer, one of Sandpoint's budding solo musicians, from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 First Fridays with Devon Wade. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Devon Wade from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the First Fridays series. Devon is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been about - songs about real life. Come hear his fun boot-tappin' tunes! Joining the fun this night is the Old Tin Can food truck, dishing up awesome burgers onsite for your appetite! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

7 Sense the Wind. Sandpoint Sailing Association sponsors a screening of the inspirational documentary 'Sense the Wind' at 7 p.m. The film tells the story of blind sailors learning to race sailboats, and it will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director and producer. Panida.org.

7 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Mama Doll from 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. Don't miss this rare Sandpoint appearance by one of Spokane's top bands, Mama Doll - featuring Sandpoint's own Jen Landis - who will be playing a variety of indie-pop originals and covers. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Pizza by Mandala Pizza on the back patio. 219.bar.

7-9 Sandpoint SummerFest. Eureka Institute's annual weekend festival of family music, arts and culture with a focus on sustainability. Tickets are on sale at Eureka-Institute.org. All proceeds fund the Construction Basics Initiative for young adults. 208-263-2217

8-9 Antique and Classic Boat Show. The 15th annual Inland Empire Antique and Classic Boat Society show is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sandpoint Marina along the City Boardwalk on Sand Creek. View wooden boats, enjoy water-themed activities and contests, and much more! Free and open to the public; sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 208-255-1876

8 Sandpoint Beerfest
. Sample local brews and enjoy a festive block party during the 4th Annual Sandpoint Beerfest, held from noon to 5 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St. Enjoy more than 32 beers on tap under two large tents, plus there will be live music on the Laughing Dog Brewing stage with Tennis performing from noon to 2 p.m. There will be good food, and all ages are welcome! Free to attend; sorry, no dogs. Sponsored by the Sandpoint Chamber. 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

8 Full Moon and Hors d'oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of hors d'oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory during a two-hour boat cruise aboard the Shawnodese, departing from Sandpoint City Beach. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon as it rises above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. With any luck, you will actually observe two or possibly even three moonrises! $36 fare, reservations required. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

8 Live Music at the 219. The 219'er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with the Flying Mammals, an all-sibling Inland Northwest alt rock band with high energy performances and melodic songs reflecting funk, folk and symphonic rock influences. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

9 Jacey's Race. Registration is open for Jaceys Race, which features a competitive 5k race for runners and walkers, and a 1k fun run for kids. Proceeds benefit local children with cancer or life-threatening illnesses. Click to register and view this year's beneficiaries: Jaceys-Race.com. Both events are held at Sandpoint High School; the 5k race begins at 8:30 a.m., and the 1k run/walk begins at 9:15 a.m.; followed by an expo and silent auction, along with awards and drawings. A fun time for all!

9 Game Night with Racheal
. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 16 --

11 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

13 JJ Grey and Mofro. KPND and Low Country Boil Productions present JJ Grey and Mofro, opening with the Kitchen Dwellers. It's been a long time coming ... JJ Grey and Mofro return to Sandpoint and make their debut performance at The Hive. See JJ Grey and Mofro like you never have before, accompanied by the venue's world-class sound and lighting system. It's going to be a rocking show! Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door; get 'em now (they'll go quick!) at LiveFromTheHive.com.

14 Sandpoint Contra Dance. All are invited to attend a community dance in the New England tradition - a Contra Dance - starting at 7 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. All dances are taught and called with live music. Beginners and singles are welcome (new dancers are encouraged to arrive in time for the beginning to start with the basics). $5 donation; bring clean shoes and a water bottle. Sponsored by Lost Horse Press and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. * Held on the second Friday of every month. 208-263-6751

14 Live Music at the 219. Get your rockabilly on with live music at the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., featuring Still Tipsy and the Hangovers from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Enjoy great music by one of Sandpoint's favorite trios featuring swing, jazz and rockabilly. Free and open to the public; ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

15-16 Northwest WineFest. Head to Schweitzer Mountain Resort for two days of great bands, wine, food and fun! Held on the village lawn from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, there are five bands lined up and 20 regional wineries pouring 80-plus wines, plus a barbecue, arts & crafts vendors, and activities for the entire family! To participate in the wine tasting (and drinking), simply stop by the sales tent and purchase your souvenir wine glass with tasting tickets. While you're here, check out the Monkey Motion™ air jumper, zip line, arts and crafts vendors, hiking, biking, chairlift rides, climbing wall, disc golf and more! Learn more at Schweitzer.com. 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. The event features amazing appetizers, beer, wine, mixed drinks, silent auction fun, tri-tip and all the fixin's, live music and dancing with local bluegrass band The Riff Hangers, and more! This is the MCC's biggest and best fundraiser of the year! Tickets are $60 each, or $560 for a table of 8 which includes 8 meal tickets, 2 bottles of wine, and the gorgeous centerpiece. Buy tickets online at MemorialCommunityCenter.com or call 208-264-5481.

15 Live Music at the 219. The 219'er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with The Devon Wade Band from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Get your dancing shoes on with one of the area's best country rock bands! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

16 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 23 --

18 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 KPND Pint Night. It's Pint Night party time at the historic 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Join Diane Michaels and Bob Witte for the KPND Pint Night Party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be lots of prizes, live music with Justin Klump, pizza by Mandala Pizza, drink and beer specials, tickets for concerts and more.  Klump makes big-hearted folk-pop, filling his songs with a mix of acoustic guitars, sharp hooks and lightly layered arrangements. Klump has been building up a string of accolades - including a Top 10 debut on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart, a nationwide fan base, and well-deserved comparisons to songwriters like James Taylor. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 Five Minutes of Fame. Writers, musicians, listeners ... all are welcome to the Five Minutes of Fame open mic at 6:30 p.m., held at Cafe Bodega inside Foster's Crossing, 504 Oak St. The open mic takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. 208-263-5911

20 Thursday Night Live Music. Get ready to get your country rock on with Devon Wade, one of Idaho's top country stars as he performs solo on the outdoor patio from 9 p.m. 'til midnight at the 219er, 219 N. First Ave. Bring your dancing shoes! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 Movie in the Park: Moana. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film Moana. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

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 

21 Third Fridays with Devon Wade. That's right, Devon Wade is back at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the Third Friday of June. Devon is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life. Come out and here his fun boot tapping tunes! Joining the fun this night is the Old Tin Can food truck who will be onsite dishing up awesome burgers for your appetite! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. 208-209-6700

21 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music with Harold's IGA from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. This Sandpoint favorite multi-instrumental trio plays folk rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Mandala Pizza available out back. 219.bar.

22 Sam Owen Fire District Pancake Breakfast. Sam Owen Fire Station #1, at the junction of Highway 200 and Peninsula Road in Hope, hosts the 13th annual Sam Owen Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join the firefighters and volunteers for a tasty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the station and let the kids' imaginations become realities as they sit in a real fire truck and try on firefighter equipment. There will be books and Junior Firefighter hats for the kids. Meet your friends and neighbors and start the day off right! Cost is $5 adult, $2.50 under age 12. 208-264-5354

22 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with Spokane rock band Fat Lady. If you're looking for a mild-mannered concert experience, then avoid Fat Lady at all costs! Led by Schuyler Dornbirer, one of Spokane's premier guitar players, the group's '60s rock-inspired originals and covers are far from tepid or trepidatious. This band gets loud and gets down! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Burgers out back by The Old Tin Can. 219.bar.

23 8th Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride. Join the 8th Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride at 2 p.m., with registration beginning at 1 p.m. at Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair on Pine Street. Think of this as a scavenger hunt on your bicycle! Any bicycle can be entered; plan to ride 12-15 miles. Swag and prizes for 1st, 2nd and DFL at the After-Party. Registration is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Marine Corps League 1110.

23 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 30 --

25 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart's content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time for people and pooches alike! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, food and beverages available for purchase, plus a fenced-in area for dogs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach. Held on the last Thursday of the month (locations vary monthly). Free admission; donations welcome! 208-265-7297

27 Live Music at the 219. The historic 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music featuring Nevada's own Liam Kyle Cahill from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Cahill is returning to the 219 for a special Thursday night performance. This young troubadour's adventurous spirit has carried him all over the world, and there are few acoustic artists who can hold a candle to his powerful performances, contained within it whip-smart lyrics and earnest guitar chops. Free and open to the public; ages 21 and older only. Non-smoking environment. Mandala Pizza available on the back patio. 219.bar.

28 Movie in the Park: The Sandlot. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film The Sandlot. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

28 DJ Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts music by DJ Josh, one of Sandpoint's favorite DJ's who will be playing a selection of your favorite tunes on the patio bar from 9 p.m. 'til midnight. Pizza by Mandala Pizza will be available. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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

29 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. 'til midnight with The Incredible Dookie Brothers. It's time to dance to this incredible Sandpoint rock group who will be playing a range of classic songs. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

30 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. 'til close. It's a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint's favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

Here is what's coming up in August!

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

3 Festival at Sandpoint: Pink Martini. The 34th annual Festival at Sandpoint kicks off with a concert featuring Pink Martini, a 12-musician band that performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Martini specials in colorful glasses will be featured at the Festival Bar. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

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

4 Festival at Sandpoint: The B-52s. Performing at the 34th annual Festival at Sandpoint, the B-52s are considered "The World's Greatest Party Band" and remain one of rock music's most beloved musical groups. This is a dance concert, so there will be increased dancing and standing areas in front of the stage. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

4 Aftival: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.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

5 Museum's Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday with special hours from 8 a.m. 'til noon. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum free of charge! Sponsored this month by the Co-Op Country Store. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

5 Festival at Sandpoint: Jake Owen. Country superstar Jake Owen takes the stage at the Festival at Sandpoint, playing his growing number of hit songs including "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and "Beachin'" among many others. Opening the show is Mitchell Tempenny. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

5 Aftival: Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Tickets and more info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

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

6 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Concert. Round up the kids and head to the Festival's Family Concert, The Frog Prince, featuring the Spokane Youth Orchestra conducted by Gary Sheldon. Fun activities for the kids, including an Instrument Petting Zoo and an Animal Petting Zoo, help round out the always-popular family concert. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

7 Full Moon and Hors d'oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of hors d'oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory during a two-hour boat cruise aboard the Shawnodese, departing from Sandpoint City Beach. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon as it rises above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. With any luck, you will actually observe two or possibly even three moonrises! Reservations required; fare is $36. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

8-12 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

10 Festival at Sandpoint: The Head and The Heart. American indie folk band The Head and The Heart return to the Festival at Sandpoint stage, with a sound that's influenced by Americana, country-rock and classic Beatlesque pop. The six-piece Seattle band reached No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts for the first time with its latest studio album "Signs of Light." Opening the show is Roman Candles. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early for the Brew Tasting! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

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 Festival at Sandpoint: Iration/The Wailers. Iration is a deep-rooted indie band whose reggae influences are fused with elements of pop and rock to create a smooth original sound. Double billed with The Wailers, formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers after Marley died in 1981. Get ready to groove! This is a dance concert, so there will be increased dancing and standing areas in front of the stage! Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

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

11 Aftival: Beats Antique. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.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 Schweitzer Downhill Enduro Jam. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts a downhill bike event, with practice course open Aug. 12 and the race held Aug. 13. Schweitzer.com.

12-13 Arts & Crafts Fair. Pend Oreille Art Council's popular 45th annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Sandpoint City Beach, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, includes artist booths, food vendors, live entertainment, and a youth art area, and draws a crowd of over 5,000 people annually. All jury and booth fees directly benefit POAC's programs in visual and performing arts, and art education for the benefit of our community. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

12 Festival at Sandpoint: George Thorogood and the Destroyers. It's gonna be a rock party as George Thorogood and the Destroyers bring their "high-energy boogie-blues" sounds to Memorial Field. A staple of 1980s rock radio with hits like his original songs "Bad to the Bone" and "I Drink Alone," Throrgood also helped popularize older songs by American icons such as "Move It on Over" and "Who Do You Love?" Opening is The White Buffalo. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

12 Aftival: The New Mastersounds. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

13 Festival at Sandpoint: Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Gary Sheldon conducts the Nordic Nights Grand Finale featuring soloist Tien Hsieh on piano. Fireworks cap off the concert. Arrive early for Taste of the Stars complimentary wine tasting at 4:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

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

18 Movie in the Park: The Princess Bride. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film The Princess Bride. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

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.

21 Solar Eclipse Cruise. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an almost complete solar eclipse while out on the lake! Lake Pend Oreille Cruises hosts a Solar Eclipse Cruise from 9 a.m. until noon. The Shawnodese will take passengers out towards the islands of Hope while watching the sun (with complimentary eyeware to protect eyes) slowly disappear; mid-cruise will be in virtual darkness at the peak of the eclipse. Light brunch and lunch items available for purchase. This will be a popular cruise so book early! Cost is $41 per person. 208-255-5253 or visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

25 Movie in the Park: Trolls. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film Trolls. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum's website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

31 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time for people and pooches alike! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, food and beverages available for purchase, plus a fenced-in area for dogs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee. Held on the last Thursday of the month (locations vary monthly). Free admission; donations welcome! 208-265-7297

Here is what's coming up in September!

1-4 Schweitzer Fall Fest. It's the 25th annual outdoor music festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring live music performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and microbrews under the tent. This popular event always fills up fast, so check out the details at 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, plus 10k and 5k fun runs. 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.

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