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Priest Lake holiday. Since 1963, the communities around Priest Lake have come together to show off the area's "crown jewel" and also fund community projects during the Memorial Weekend holiday's Priest Lake Spring Festival, happening this year Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. Enjoy a noontime parade in Coolin on Saturday, a variety of fun runs - including a kids' dash and half-marathon - on Sunday, plus an arts-and-crafts fair both days with more than 50 vendors who bring their handmade wares to sell, along with pancake breakfasts, a sausage/hotdog booth, bake sales, a quilt display, the Lions Club Kids' Carnival and more! Plus there's an Annual Wine Social, Dinner and Auction at Elkins Resort which raises funds for community projects and needs. Fun for all!
Here's what's happening in May!
25 PTA Fundraiser with Beer Valley Brewing. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts a Washington School PTA Fundraiser with Beer Valley Brewing Co. from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy live music, raffle prizes, complimentary appetizers and a special raffle for a new cruiser bike compliments of Syringa Cyclery.
25 Magic Wednesday. Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts Magic Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Resident magician Star Alexander performs amazing sleight of hand magic right at your table. Fun for all ages! SandpointJalapenos.com.
26 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Taylor and Sons Chevrolet, 476751 Highway 95 in Ponderay. 208-265-7297
26 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with Liam Kyle Cahill. Raw energy and passion is the fuel behind the driving sound of Cahill; there are few acoustic artists who can hold a candle to his powerful performances, contained within whip-smart lyrics and earnest guitar chops. Free and open to the public; 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. 208-209-6700
27 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. 208-597-7096
27 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Mike and Sadie Wagoner. This father-daughter duo sings and plays not only acoustic versions of many classic tunes but also churn out some interesting original songs. Mike plays the guitar while Sadie rounds things out on a djembe drum. Their professionalism is obvious; their harmonies are top shelf and they have a knack for playing that certain tune that often causes a crowd to want to sing along. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
27 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with Liam Cahill. 208-597-7096
27 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. with Ron Greene, a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist whose intimate stage presence has gained him a reputation as a passionate singer. Free and open to the public; 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. 208-209-6700
27-28 SHS Play: Cactus Pass. Sandpoint High School students present the play Cactus Pass at 7 p.m. each night in the SHS auditorium, 410 S. Division St. The play follows the story of Trevor Barrington, who wants nothing more than for his snooty, rich family to see the 'real America.' While on a roadtrip through the American West, the Barringtons find themselves stuck in Cactus Pass, Arizona between two feuding families. Barrington bribes the town to hold the previously cancelled annual jamboree so that his children can experience a 'real American tradition' and unknowingly sets in motion events that begin to transform Cactus Pass reveal more than just one thief in the community. Admission is $5 at the door. Come enjoy this fun play with friends and family -- you'll be laughing all night long with this comedy musical presented by Sandpoint's local teens!
28 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Enjoy the Sandpoint Farmers Market from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Farmin Park. Shop for plant starts, locally grown produce, browse vendor booths, and more. Live music. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 597-3355
28-29 Priest Lake Spring Festival. Annual holiday weekend celebration. See Hot Picks, above.
28 Used Book Sale. Come one, come all to the Bonner Mall's Used Book Sale, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month inside the Bonner Mall in Ponderay. The public is welcome to bring books and sell them; there's no cost and tables are provided. Shoppers - this is a great chance to find books at a huge discount! 208-263-4272
28 IPA Three-Year Anniversary Party. Come celebrate Idaho Pour Authority's three year anniversary at their location at 203 Cedar Street! Enjoy live music with John Firshi from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., followed by Us Two from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Complimentary appetizers will be served, plus check out the silent auction items and a raffle with proceeds being donated to the Bonner Community Food Bank. Join the fun and help IPA celebrate!
28 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Monarch Mountain Band performs. 208-263-2161
28 Winery Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Nate Vernon and Carly Fetzer. Nate is a post-Western folk singer/songwriter based in Missoula. His songs describe a modern America populated with gas station attendants, alcoholics, oil workers and back-to-the-landers. As members of the band Wartime Blues, they have opened for the Decemberists, Bill Callahan, and Martha Scanlan. POWine.com. 208-265-8545
28 Beer Hall Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. with Scotia Road, Newport's four-piece family band made up of guitar, mandolin and upright bass mingling with the calming vocals and harmonies of the mother-daughter duo. Free and open to the public; 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. 208-209-6700
28 Swing into Summer Dance. Sandpoint's USA Dance Chapter holds a Swing Into Summer Dance at Sandpoint Community Hall, 201 S. First Ave. The fun begins with a swing dance lesson taught by a professional instructor from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Following the lesson until 10 p.m. will be general dancing, refreshments, door prizes, mixers, and more. Cost is $6 USA Dance members, $9 non-members, $5 teens. Singles, couples, and all levels of dancers are welcome! Wear sock hop attire if you desire! USA Dance events are alcohol and tobacco free. 208-699-0421
28-29 Louder Than Bombs. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a screening of the film Louder Than Bombs, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Learn more on the Sandpoint Movies page.
29 Tom Wakeley Artist Reception. The Entree Gallery, 1755 Reeder Bay (two miles east of Nordman) hosts an Artist Reception from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. featuring Priest Lake artist Tom Wakeley. Known for his use of broad, fluid brush stokes and vivid color, Wakeley captures the quiet, tranquil places in nature. His current show, "Along The Trail," inspired by hiking the trails of Priest Lake, features his newest contemporary paintings. 208-443-2001
29 Sunday in the Park. The free afternoon celebration of the arts - called Sunday in the Park - takes place now through September from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Farmin Park, corner of Third and Main. Family-friendly event entails live music by local groups and churches, poetry, and other visual and performing arts. 208-265-9294
29 Colleen Raney and Hanz Araki Concert. Award-winning traditional Irish musicians Colleen Raney and Hanz Araki will be joined by guitarist Owen Marshall for an evening of great music at 7:30 p.m. in Di Luna's, 207 Cedar St. Raney draws new life from old ballads and Celtic music, and is among the best in her genre. Learn more at ColleenRaney.com. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Dinner will be served before the show. Call Di Luna's for tickets and reservations at 208-263-0846.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 5 --
30 Monday Night Blues Jam with Truck Mills. Weekly music at Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7:30 p.m. 208-263-4005
31 Trivia Night. MickDuff's, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Trivia Night starting at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Arrive early for best seating! MickDuffs.com.
Here is what's coming up in June!
2 Open Mic with Scott Reid. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth Ave., hosts an Open Mic with Scott Reid from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Held on the first Thursday of every month.
3 Spring Serenade Instructors Concert. A classical concert with works by the great masters will be presented by the staff of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, held at 5 p.m. in First Lutheran Church on Olive Street. Join the group for a hearty salad buffet to be enjoyed after the concert! All donations go towards scholarships for Conservatory students. Call MCS for more information, 208-265-4444.
4 Arbor Day Celebration and Open House. Come one, come all to the Sandpoint Arbor Day celebration along with the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society Arboretum open house and Bonner County History Society open house from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Lakeview Park, next to the Bonner County Historical Museum at 611 S. Ella Ave. Enjoy an Arbor Day ceremony, native plants sale, bake sale, tours of the Arboretum and a special dedication. Free admission, public welcome. Sponsored by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society, Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, the Sandpoint Tree Committee and the Bonner County History Society. NativePlantSociety.org.
4 Free First Saturday at the Museum. The Bonner County Historical Museum, 611 S. Ella Ave., hosts a Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy free admission and view Era III of the Tales from the Wardrobe featuring the 1940-1959 era. BonnerCountyHistory.org.
4 Book Signing with Marsha Lord. Inquire Within, 516 Oak St., hosts Marsha Lord's first book signing event from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lord will be reading and giving a talk about her book. If you haven't met Marsha before, now's your chance to experience her wild and crazy sense of humor. Free admission. InquireWithinSandpoint.com. 208-255-7903
4 Timberfest. After a 15-year hiatus, the Bonner County Fairgrounds is thrilled to bring back the Timberfest celebration! It's a sawdust-flyin' great time for the entire family, with exhibitions at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. featuring skill-testing events such as the cross cut back, hot saw, axe throw, underhand cut, and more. Plus, check out the wacky wrestling competitions involving gelatin, and a dance at 7 p.m. with the Devon Wade Band. Bonner County, here's a chance to get back to your logger-lovin' roots! BonnerCountyFair.com.
4 Summer Sounds. Enjoy the sounds of Northern Exposure, performing as part of the Summer Sounds downtown concert series held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. 208-263-2161
4-5 Sandpoint Sojourn with Pancakes at a Mudhole. In celebration of Adventure Cycling's 40th anniversary and National Bike Travel Weekend, Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair sponsors an overnight bike trip from Sandpoint to the Mudhole Campground in Priest River (approximately 30 miles). The group will ride from the shop on Saturday at 2 p.m., drink some beers around the campfire, camp overnight, enjoy a pancake breakfast, and return Sunday mid-day. If you have ever wanted to bike pack, learn more about it or join a group, this is a great opportunity. Reservations required; call Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair at 208-255-4496.
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 12 --
7 Seniors Day. The Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts Senior Day on the first Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon. Walk the mall, listen to speakers, learn health tips, enter drawings, play bingo and enjoy free refreshments. Sponsored by Bonner Mall merchants and Life Care Aging Better In Home Care. 208-263-4272
7 First Tuesday at Eichardt's. Monthly music event with featured guest at 7 p.m. in Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St. 208-263-4005
9 Jazz 'n' Java. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth St., hosts a Jazz 'n' Java jazz jam and open mic night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. All players welcome! Sit in with a rhythm section, play solo ... or just listen! The event features some of the area's best players. Hosted by Larry Mooney, jazz vocalist and guitarist; amps and PA provided. SandpointGuitar.com. 208-290-2632
11 Huge Tailgate Sale. The Memorial Community Center and Whispering Pines 4-H Club host a Huge Tailgate Sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the MCC, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope. Shoppers will find lots of vendors, a yummy bake sale, and lunch items available to purchase! Come support two wonderful organizations! To sign up for a space, at a cost of just $15, call 208-264-5481 find an application online at MemorialCommunityCenter.com.
11 Sand Creek Paddlers Challenge. Join the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department for the Annual Sand Creek Paddlers Challenge. Check in and on-site registration is at 9 a.m. in the City Beach Pavilion; a pre-race meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. Fee is $10/boat. The Paddlers Challenge is a four-mile paddle up and back on Sand Creek and has four separate divisions: two race divisions, solo and tandem, a recreation division for those who don't want to leave a wake, and a SUP (stand up paddleboard) division. More information available at CityofSandpoint.com.
11 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Fiddlin' Red performs. 208-263-2161
12 Bay Trail Fun Run. Celebrate National Trails Day and help protect a treasured waterfront trail by participating in the 4th annual Bay Trail Fun Run - both a competitive timed race and a family fun run with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail and the Idaho Conservation League and their efforts to protect the trail. There are awards for top finishers in each age division, a great silent auction, free massages, T-shirts and freebies for all, and a special racers lunch! Sign up at POBTrail.org or call 208-265-9565. Cost is $25 until June 10, and $30 the day of the race; kids 12 and under are free. 208-265-9565
12 Eureka Center Open House. Enjoy friends, food & fun during the Eureka Center Open House, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 6162 Eureka Rd., Sagle. Learn more about the Eureka Center's mission, as well as amazing programs for kids and adults - tour the Eureka Center, the stunning premier event venue, and play disc golf on an 18-hole course, play horseshoes, ping-pong, and see the Challenge Ropes Course. Eichardt's Pub will provide beer and non-alcoholic drinks for the kids. Visit the Facebook page for more information, call 208-265-4000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 The Jordan World Circus. Boundary County Fairgrounds on Fifth Street in Bonners Ferry hosts The Jordan World Circus at 7 p.m. With three rings of affordable family fun, The Jordan World Circus will thrill fans of all ages. See the death-defying aerial acts, plus animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. Tickets are $18 adult, $14 child, available online or at the circus location one hour before the event. 702-456-2642
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 19 --
14 Beer Hall Open Mic Night. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Open Mic Night with Ben & Cadie from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Hosted by Ben & Cadie of Harold's IGA, all local artists over 21 years of age are welcome for a fun and open night of playing at the Beer Hall! Come out for a positive environment to share your passion or just come to take it all in! Every second Tuesday, put it on your calendar! 208-209-6700
15 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; arrive at 6 p.m. for dinner. 208-263-5911
17 ArtWalk. Browse local venues and view art during opening receptions for the 39th annual event, sponsored by the Pend Oreille Arts Council. Exhibits remain on display through Sept. 9. ArtinSandpoint.org. 263-6139
17 Third Fridays Live Music with Devon Wade. Sandpoint's Devon Wade is back in the MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for the Third Friday of June from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m! Devon is an independent country music artist with a strong love for what country music has always been - songs about real life. Come out and hear his fun, boot-tapping originals and classic covers! Free and open to the public; ages 21+ only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. MickDuffs.com.
17, 19 Sing Into Spring. Pend Oreille Chorale and Orchestra presents uplifting classical music during their Sing Into Spring program, held at 7 p.m. Friday, and 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Lutheran Church, 526 S. Olive St. The program runs about 1 hour 30 minutes; a reception will follow. Free and open to the public. 208-263-0199
18 WaterLife Discovery Center Open House. The Pend Oreille Chapter of Idaho Master Naturalists invite the public to an Open House from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the WaterLife Discovery Center, 2100 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle. The center has a wetland interpretive walk, fish pond with viewing windows, natural science center, and much more. Free admission. 208-610-6784
18 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Jake Robin performs. 208-263-2161
18 Chafe 150. Sandpoint Rotary sponsors annual benefit ride 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. Enjoy incredible ride support and great rest stops, plus all proceeds benefit autism in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. Chafe150.org.
18 Battle of the Bulls. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414
-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, June 26 --
24 Late Night at the Museum: Trivia Night. Bonner County Museum, 611 S. Ella Ave., hosts Trivia Night as part of the Late Night at the Museum series. Teams of 4 to 6 people will first absorb as much information as possible by wandering through the museum for one hour, before competing as a team for for the title of "Best Local Historians." Enjoy snacks, drinks and a great prize! Admission is $10, and $5 for museum members. BonnerCountyMuseum.org.
25 Stashbusters Extravaganza. The ladies of Clark Fork Valley Quilters are opening their closets and clearing out their stashes for the Stashbusters Extravaganza held from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope. Along with other vendors' offerings, shoppers will find fabric, books, patterns, various supplies, finished goods and maybe even some pre-started projects. Shop early for the best selection. Free admission. 208-264-5375
25 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Truck Mills performs. 208-263-2161
26 7B Sunday. Season opening celebration at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with free chairlift rides, family activities, plus beer and wine tasting. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
30 Summer Sampler. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus enjoy cook-offs and live music in Farmin Park; sponsored by Greater Sandpoint Chamber. 263-2161
30 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pine Street Bakery, 710 Pine St. 208-265-7297
Here is what's coming up in July!
1 Live Music at Trinity. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with Running With Scissors. 208-255-7558
2 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Mobius Riff performs. 208-263-2161
2 Live Music at Trinity. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with Arthur and Mia with Bright Moments. 208-255-7558
3 Live Music at Trinity. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with Bruce Bishop and Drew. 208-255-7558
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 over the lake at dusk. 208-263-4118
4 Silverwood Fireworks Extravaganza. Celebrate the 4th at Silverwood Theme Park with patriotic music and fireworks at dusk. 208-683-3400
7 Live Music at Trinity. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with Kevin Dorin. 208-255-7558
8-9 Classic Boat Festival. Wooden boats, water-themed activities, contests and more along Sand Creek; sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 263-2161
9 Sandpoint Beerfest. Chances are, enjoying a cold brew on a July afternoon ranks right up there on your summer relaxation list. If so, check out the third annual Sandpoint Beerfest from noon to 5 p.m. next to Trinity at City Beach. Sponsored by Hendricks Architecture and Ting Inc., this afternoon party features 20 local craft brews from Inland Northwest Craft Brewers; they'll be on hand to describe the creativity and complexity of their beers, so it's informative and fun! Games, food and music featuring Still Tipsy and the Hangovers complement this great lakeside event. Cheers to beer! SandpointChamber.com. 208-263-2161
9 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Back Street Dixie performs. 208-263-2161
10 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.
14 Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. Fine art poster for the festival unveiled at Dover Bay. 265-4554
16 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.
16 HuckFest. Priest Lake Search and Rescue sponsors the HuckFest (aka Huckleberry Festival) at the Priest Lake Golf Course on Highway 57. Participants include regional artisans offering painting, sculpture, metalworks, basketry, esoterica, spices, foodstuffs and baked goods, plus enjoy bluegrass music, homesteading demonstrations, as well as Search and Rescue dog team and other skills demonstrations. Enjoy the day at beautiful Priest Lake! PLSAR is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives with command centers on both sides of the Selkirk Crest in Sandpoint and Coolin. The event is free, but donations are gladly accepted! For more information, contact Donna Herak at 509-220-7235 or e-mail email@example.com.
16 Northwest WineFest. Outdoor concerts, wine tasting, plus family activities at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. 208-255-3081
16 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Kathy Colton & the Reluctants perform. 208-263-2161
16 Hope's Bodacious BBQ Luau. Memorial Community Centerís 33rd Annual Bodacious BBQ Luau, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Litehouse Beach House, 46242 Highway 200 in Hope. Enjoy a live auction, bucket raffle, appetizers, a bodacious bar, plus a roasted pig with all the fixin's catered by Two Lakes Catering. Sponsored in part by Litehouse Foods. Advance tickets are $50 each, or purchase a table for 8. Call 208-264-5481 for more information and to order tickets; or visit MemorialCommunityCenter.com.
22-24 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute's 7th annual experience that frees the spirit, feeds the soul, and nurtures the tummy! 263-2217
22 Late Night at the Museum: Cinema in the Park. The Bonner County Museum, 611 Ella Ave., has been turning on the lights with their Late Night at the Museum monthly event series, and this summer there's a particularly special one called Cinema in the Park. Itís coming to Lakeview Park at 8:30 p.m., where moviegoers can enjoy a screening of the classic 1987 film 'A Princess Bride' while sitting under the stars. General admission is just $2; VIP seating is $10 ($5 for museum members) and includes food and drink. BonnerCountyMuseum.org.
23 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. The Wagoners perform. 208-263-2161
28 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St.
30 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale. 208-263-2161
30 Summer Sounds. Special Crazy Days show for the downtown concert series, taking place on the Park Place Stage near the corner of First and Cedar. Bidadet performs at 10 a.m.; Bridges Home performs at noon; Northern Exposure performs at 2 p.m.; Hoodoo Two performs at 4 p.m. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. 208-263-2161
Here is what's coming up in August!
4-14 Festival at Sandpoint. The 34th annual Festival at Sandpoint, held in a casual atmosphere at Memorial Field on Lake Pend Oreille, creates a concert experience without equal. The eight performance dates fall over two weeks from August 4-14. Buy a season pass or individual tickets by calling 208-265-4554, toll-free 888-265-4554, or go to FestivalatSandpoint.com. Gates open at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
5-6 PRCA Rodeo. Evening action at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 208-263-8414
5-6 Aftival. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts a concert at 9 p.m. following the Festival. View lineup at LiveFromTheHive.com.
6 Long Bridge Swim. 22nd annual 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille. LongBridgeSwim.org.
6 Summer Sounds. Harold's IGA performs. See June 4.
7 Huckleberry Color Fun Run & Walk. See Hot Picks.
9-13 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, concluding with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night to round out the fun. 208-263-8414
12-13 Aftival. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts a concert at 9 p.m. following the Festival. View lineup at LiveFromTheHive.com.
12-14 Artists' Studio Tour. 12th annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106
13 Celebrate Life Fun Run Walk. Run, walk or ride across Sandpoint's scenic Long Bridge during the Celebrate Life Fun Run Walk. It's a gathering of family, friends and neighbors doing just that - celebrating life! In 10 years, $185,000 has been raised with 100 percent given directly to Sandpoint and surrounding communities through unique and meaningful ways to help our friends, family and neighbors affected by cancer. Event starts at Dog Beach at 9 a.m., and then across the Long Bridge and back to Dog Beach. Register at CelebrateLifeFunRunWalk.org. 208-255-9628
13 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In. Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441 hosts breakfast and invites regional pilots to fly into Sandpoint Airport and display a variety of aircraft. 208-255-9954
13-14 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's 44th annual juried art exhibit at City Beach with artists' booths, kids' activities and more. 208-263-6139
13-14 Festival of Quilts. Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Sandpoint's judged quilt show in Sandpoint Community Hall. 208-610-6048
13 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Triolet performs. 208-263-2161
19-21 Artists' Studio Tour. 12th annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106
20 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. The Mike & Shanna Duo performs.
21 Richard III. As the bard himself would say, it's a "glorious summer" as Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents Williams Shakespeare's Richard III at 6 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds. 'Tis no excuse not to attend, as admission is free! Attendees are encouraged to arrive early with chairs and picnics; gates open at 1 p.m. and all are invited to enjoy an afternoon of medieval festivities including an authentic village organized by the Sandpoint chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, plus revel in music, jewelry making, fencing, juggling, and more. Sponsored locally by Lost Horse Press.
25 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages and fun, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St.
26-27 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. The 9th annual "Scenic Relay Race" where runners and walkers begin atop Mt. Spokane, and teams make their way 185 miles to the finish line at Sandpoint's City Beach. SpokanetoSandpoint.com.
26-28 International Fjord Horse Show. Norwegian Fjord horse owners from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and British Columbia come together for the 29th Annual International Fjord Horse Show, held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Fjord horses are known for their versatility, and this three-day show features English, Western, Trail, gymkhana, single and Multiple driving. Event is open to the public and free of charge. Come and see this beautiful strong breed doing what they do best! On Friday, Aug. 26, enjoy the many adventures of the Lady Long Rider Bernice Ende with a presentation at 7 p.m. Since 2005, Bernice has been on a grand adventure - criss-crossing Canada and the U.S. on horseback. Bernice has covered 28,000 miles in this time and is still planning new adventures. Don't miss this opportunity to listen as Bernice shares her journey. Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Fjord Promotional Group. 509-993-6257
26 Late Night at the Museum: Paint and Sip. Bonner County Museum, 611 S. Ella Ave., hosts a Paint and Sip from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. as part of the Late Night at the Museum series. It's easy and fun, even if you've never painted before! Infini Gallery and the museum partner to make this a great evening, which includes step-by-step instructions, plus food and wine to make the experience memorable! $40 fee includes art supplies, food and drinks; $30 for museum members. RSVP required by calling 208-263-2344. BonnerCountyMuseum.org.
27 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on the Park Place stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation. Selkirk Society Band performs.