1 Annual Polar Bear Plunge. The Boys Scouts Troop 111 and Sandpoint Parks & Rec invite you to join the party at the Sandpoint City Beach boat launch starting at 11 a.m. There will be heated changing tents and more to keep plungers warm.
1 Junior Race Series on Friday Nights: Registration Deadline. This series is a low-cost ski racing opportunity for both experienced and new acers and it offers kids a chance to meet others with the same interests. The emphasis is on introducing the fun of ski racing to youth. Registration must be completed by Jan. 1. Get more information here.
5 Insanity Fab Winter Challenge. North Idaho Mud and Crawl invites you to join the best off-road race in the PNW. 4X4 and SXS welcome. This will be the first round of the 2023 Northwest Unlimited series and will be held at 3096 Highland Flats Rd. in Naples. Check the Facebook event here.
6: 18th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. Join SOLE for their 10 year anniversary and the 18th Annual Backcountry Film Festival to raise essential funding for our local SnowSchool. Event will be held at the Panida Theater, 300 N. 1st Ave., from 6-10 p.m. Get tickets here. Get tickets here.
13-28 Independence Racing Team Junior Starlight Series. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Friday night races in January on NASTAR. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
14 Northern Lights at Schweitzer. Fireworks light up the evening over Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. Festivities start at 6 p.m. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
18 CHAFE 150 Registration begins. Sandpoint Rotary hosts the annual 150-mile CHAFE bike ride through Montana and Idaho, along with an 80-mile option and Family Fun Ride. Proceeds benefit the Lake Pend Oreille School District's Literacy Initiative and after-school reading programs. Get more information CHAFE150.org.
20-22 Banff Mountain Film Festival - Virtual Edition. The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world! Hot on the heels of the Festival that is held every fall in beautiful Banff, Alberta, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, the Banff World Tour celebrates amazing achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking worldwide! Shows will be Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.; Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.; and Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Panida Theater, 300 N. 1st Ave. Get tickets here.
27 Toyota Free Ski Friday. Bring your Toyota, Scion, or Lexus to Schweitzer on January 27, 2023 and you get one free lift ticket for the day! Tickets are valid for 1/28/23 ONLY. Click for more info.
4 Annual Heart Ball. The Foundation's 15th annual Heart Ball will be held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. It's an elegant evening with a gourmet dinner served by Pack River Store. There will be dancing, a dessert auction and an exciting live auction. The primary focus is to raise funds for an additional mammogram machine, which will allow the Diagnostic Imaging department to perform 20 additional mammograms each day.
17 Parade of Lights. The kickoff to the 50th year of the annual Winter Carnival, this parade of lights will move through downtown Sandpoint. Check SandpointWinterCarnival.com for the most up to date information on times.
17-26 Winter Carnival. This event is still shaping up check out SandpointWinterCarnival.com for the most up to date information.
19 Presidents' Weekend Celebration & Let it Glow Fireworks Show. Join in over Presidents' weekend for a Sunday night fireworks show sponsored by Coca Cola! Schweitzer is celebrating over President's Weekend with the "Let it Glow!" kids parade and fireworks show. They're handing out free LED battery powered "torches" to all the kids who pre-register and then leading the whole group down Ridge Run for a nighttime LED parade, followed by the Fireworks Show. Parade and Fireworks show starts at 6 p.m. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
2 Wild and Scenic Film Festival. A Curated collection of independent films about wild places and the people working to protect them.
3-4 The Follies. The Angels Over Sandpoint's signature fundraiser, the Follies, returns. Presenting some of the best talent Sandpoint has to offer. Be prepared to experience fun like you never have. This is a politically incorrect adult variety show with delightfully raunchy themes. The money from the Follies provides the necessary funding to carry out their mission of helping those in need in our community. The Follies will be held the first weekend in March with shows at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased starting Feb. 2 at Eventbrite.com or at Eichardt's.
3-5 40th Annual Gun 'N Horn Show. The Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer, hosts this annual event from noon - 6 p.m. Fri, March 3; from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sat., March 4, and from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sun, March 5. Admission is $5, and kids 11 and under are free. Buy, sell, and trade guns, hunting accessories, knives, hides, taxidermy, and more.
4 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! Register here.
24: 2,400 Feet of Schweitzer. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts world's longest GS race to benefit the Cystinosis Research Foundation. 24HoursforHank.org.
1-2 Sandpoint Home & Garden show. This event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd., will host over 50 vendors, and over 1,200 attendees over 2 days. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business. This show marks the end of winter and the start of spring with beautiful landscaped gardens, home improvement contractors, plants, crafts, and so much more. There is something for everyone. This show brings homeowners together with the area's top building experts and remodelers. Free entry, with a suggested donation of a non-perishable food item. Times TBA.
1-2 Schpring Finale 2023. It's time to celebrate at Schweitzer with all kinds of events to wrap up the season. A cardboard box derby, a pond skim, the Ponderay Rotary fundraiser - and more. On Saturday enjoy the Ponderay Rotary Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a Kids scavenger hunt in the village from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Pond skimming from 1-3 p.m., and Live music at Taps from 4-7 p.m. On Sunday don't miss the Yellow snow eating contest starting at 12:30 p.m., or the 'Over the Line' Duct Tape and Cardboard Derby from 1-2:30 p.m. Register here for the derby as it is limited to 30 sleds!
15-16 Funky Junk Antique and Craft Festival. Funky Junk returns as a Spring Festival in Sandpoint. This is Idaho's largest and longest running antique and craft festival. Expect to find treasures, incredible food & drinks, and amazing music. Not to mention artists and collectors jewelry, pottery, barn finds, and more. There will be plants, and other garden supplies and treasures as well. Admission will be $8 and covers the whole weekend, and kids 12 and under are free (as is parking). Times TBA. Check out the Facebook event page here.
29 Sandpoint Farmers Market Opening Day. Shop for fresh produce and artisan goods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; market is held Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. through October 16th in downtown Sandpoint's Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
29-May 7 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds the 75th annual spring fishing derby on Lake Pend d'Oreille. There are many prizes to be won, and multiple categories and divisions. For more information see the LPOIC Facebook page, or visit LPOIC.org.
6-7 Silverwood Opening Day. Silverwood Theme Park opens its gates for the 2023 season. To celebrate, everyone will receive a special $19.88 ticket price to commemorate our opening season. Come out and ride our world-class coasters and enjoy making family memories! SilverwoodThemePark.com.
5-6: 3/4 Minus Cykeltur. This event is a timed gravel grinder consisting of two different routes. The 52-mile One-Humper, and the 76-mile Two-Humper. Both routes follow mixed surface secondary roads, and the Two-Humper includes a four-mile twist of single-track trail. More info.
12-20 Sandpoint Waldorf Annual Spring Auction. You are invited to join Waldorf in Wonderland, an auction event hosted by the Sandpoint Waldorf School. The online auction will run from May 12-19 and feature a variety of unique items and experiences. The event itself will be held at the Sandpoint Events Center, 102 S. Euclid, starting at 6 p.m. where there will be a live/silent auction as well. For more information, to view items and bid, or to buy tickets to the live event, visit SandpointWaldorf.org.
13-14 Mother's Day Weekend at Silverwood. Celebrate Mother's Day at Silverwood Theme Park. When a family brings mom to the park and purchases their ticket online or at the front gate, mom gets in free! Plus everyone receives a special pricing of $43 for general admission; $26 youth/senior admission (save even more online). SilverwoodThemePark.com.
17 - June 4: Annual Festival at Sandpoint Virtual Auction. This auction will begin at 7 a.m. on May 17 and run until 9 p.m. on June 4. Auction items will include several VIP perks and packages for the 2023 FAS Summer Series including sponsor entry tickets, front-row blanket placement, a reserved parking spot, an exclusive wine bottle signed by the 2022 lineup of musical artist, and more. All auction proceeds are donations to the FAS. To pre-register and learn more about the upcoming auction visit here.
20-21 Kids' Weekend at Silverwood. Celebrate Kids' Weekend at Silverwood Theme Park. For every general admission ticket purchased, one youth (ages 3-7) will receive a free ticket. Plus everyone receives a special pricing of only $43 general admission, $26 youth/senior admission (save even more online). SilverwoodThemePark.com.
19-20 Lost in the 50's. Lost in the 50's is back! After COVID knocked it out for two years, the 2022 show was terrific. And Lost in the '50s is back in 2023 with a car show, parade, and a pair of hot dance concerts. Keep on eye on their Facebook page here or on their website here. Friday will include the vintage car parade, street dance, and a show and dance at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Saturday will be the Car show downtown and another show and dance at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Always held the third weekend of May.
27-29 Boulder Beach Open. Boulder Beach will open Memorial Day Weekend and stay open weekends only until later in June, then Boulder Beach will be open daily. Break out the swim suits and the sunscreen as today marks the unofficial start of summer in the Northwest! 208-683-3400 or visit SilverwoodThemePark.com.
27-29 American Heroes' Weekend at Silverwood. All military personnel, veterans, police officers, firefighters, and EMS receive free admission to Silverwood Theme Park during American Heroes' Weekend. Plus, immediate family members (spouse and children) also receive a special discounted rate when purchasing tickets at Silverwood's front gate! 208-683-3400 or visit SilverwoodThemePark.com.
2 Kids Fair 2023. Welcome back the Annual kids Fair with games, prizes, free BBQ, and ice cream. LillyBrooke Family Justice Center, 227 S. 1st Ave, hosts this event from 2-6 p.m. The event will include Police, Fire, & EMT, face painting, and a live DJ playing music requests all afternoon.
3: Annual Sand Creek Paddlers Challenge. Check out this fun and exciting event for families and serious racers alike. This event is all about fun (and some healthy competition if you want) This is a 4 mile paddle (round trip) up and back on Sand Creek. There will be awards for 1st place in each division, all other prizes are awarded by random drawing. Open to Canoes, Kayaks and SUP. Register here.
3-4 Teacher Weekend at Silverwood. All teachers and school personnel receive free admission to Silverwood Theme Park during Teacher Weekend. Plus, immediate family members (spouse and children) also receive a special discounted rate when purchasing tickets at Silverwood's front gate! 208-683-3400 or visit SilverwoodThemePark.com.
10-11 Sandpoint Renaissance Faire. The Joust has Returned, Huzzah! An official tournament will be held as well this weekend. Eight events with awards, gifts and prizes will be available to show off your gallantry! Join for two days of fine entertainment, eclectic merchants and a joyous atmosphere. Merchants have unique, interesting and OOAK items. Turkey Legs, Fairy supplies, Jewelry for your finery, Chainmail, and Pottery. All of your medieval needs will be available and met! Ale from our Local Vietnam Vets chapter, yes! Costumes are encouraged and admired! Event will be held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, check SandpointRenFaire.com
16 Schweitzer Opening Day. Schweitzer's summer season kicks off with village activities and scenic chairlifts. Come up for hiking, biking, and exploring! Schweitzer.com.
16-Sept. 5 ArtWalk. Join POAC's 46th annual Art Walk. Local artisans, galleries, and business owners throughout downtown Sandpoint collaborate each summer for an event designed to showcase all that our unique town has to offer. ArtWalk gives artist members and other local artists a chance to exhibit their work and encourages all ages to explore this free city-wide event. Maps of the walking tour will be available throughout downtown. If you want your business included on the ArtWalk map, click here to apply.
17 CHAFE 150. Sandpoint Rotary hosts the annual 150-mile CHAFE bike ride through Montana and Idaho, along with an 80-mile option and Family Fun Ride. New this year is a "Gravel Route" which will replace the 100 mile route. Like last year, the 150 and 80 mile routes have been changed to enhance safety and include stunning views along back roads from the Montana border to Clark Fork Idaho and along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. The 40 and 25 mile routes have also been changed to allow riders to continue to experience the beauty and peaceful backroads of Selle Valley while avoiding riding on U.S. Highway 95. Proceeds benefit the Lake Pend Oreille School District's Literacy Initiative and after-school reading programs. Registration opens Jan. 18, 2023. Get more information CHAFE150.org.
17-18 Third Annual Metaline Falls Bigfoot Festival. Busta Park in Metaline Falls welcomes back the Bigfoot Festival which will feature local businesses, a wide variety of vendors and artisans, Bigfoot researchers, a 5K race, and even a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Events kick off at 8 a.m. with over 90 vendors. For tickets or more information: MFBigFoot.com.
17-18 Father's Day Weekend at Silverwood. Celebrate Father's Day at Silverwood Theme Park. When a family brings dad to the park and purchases their tickets online or at the front gate, dad gets in free! SilverwoodThemePark.com.
24-25 Race the Wolf. Ultra-marathon and trail race series has a course for everyone! The course naturally boasts steep climbs, really fun single track and some super fast two-track. Not to mention the incredible views: they stretch from Lake Pend Oreille to Montana and the Canadian border. This is North Idaho's rugged, scenic beauty at its best. You won't be disappointed! RaceTheWolf.com
29 Summer Sampler. This event brings Sandpointís finest restaurants and caterers to a central location in downtown Sandpoint, where the town comes out to nibble their way through the finest tasty treats our community has to offer. This has always been one of the most popular events here in Sandpoint, filled with folks who look forward to the opportunity to sample Epicurean delights from our many talented local chefs. The event also includes a chef competition. Check it out at Farmin Park from 5-8 p.m. Free to enter, buy tickets to sample food & drink.
4 Fourth of July Celebration. Sandpoint Lions host downtown Parade. Children's parade begins at 9 a.m. and the Grand Parade follows at 10 a.m. To take part in the parade, go to the Lions Club Facebook page or website. The cost is $25 if paid before June 30, and $30 if paid after June 30.
6 Pairings in the Pines. Kaniksu Land Trust hosts a fundraiser and epic afternoon tasting trail at Pine Street Woods. Visit KaniksuLandTrust.org or call 208-263-9471 for information.
8 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 Toyota Tuesday at Silverwood. The driver of any Toyota gets in free at Silverwood Theme Park when they bring an admission coupon from any Inland Empire regional Toyota dealer. Coupon must be validated on arrival at Silverwood by a parking attendant. SilverwoodThemePark.com.
14-15 Sandpoint Pride Festival. Join PFLAG Sandpoint at the Granary Arts District, 513 Oak St., in celebrating the Sandpoint Pride Festival. For more info click here.
15 Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. Public is welcome, and kids activities are available. Come check out the Boat Show at the Sandpoint City Boardwalk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then watch the Boat Parade up Sand Creek at 3 p.m.
15-16 Northwest Winefest. Schweitzer's Northwest Winefest is being held July 15-16, 2023. Come and sample regional wines from around the Pacific Northwest while taking in the beautiful mountain and lake views. The event also features a variety of local food vendors, Schweitzer's signature mountain activities, and a stellar lineup of live music! Schweitzer.com.
18 Toyota Tuesday at Silverwood. The driver of any Toyota gets in free at Silverwood Theme Park when they bring an admission coupon from any Inland Empire regional Toyota dealer. Coupon must be validated on arrival at Silverwood by a parking attendant. SilverwoodThemePark.com.
21-22 Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. Two day, 200-mile relay adventure begins at Green Bluff north of Spokane, and finishes on the beach of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint. SpokanetoSandpoint.com.
27 Festival at Sandpoint 2022 Opening Night. The lineup is released around spring each year. Sign up for the newsletter! FestivalAtSandpoint.com. Festival will start July 27 and end on Aug. 6.
27 Festival at Sandpoint: Brit Floyd. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes Brit Floyd to the Festival Stage at War Memorial Field complete with a stunning light show, iconic circular screen, lasers, inflatables, and theatrics. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.95+ fees. Early Entry tickets can be purchased to breech the gates from a shorter line at 5:45 p.m. for $79.95+ fees. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
28 Festival at Sandpoint: Gary Clark Jr. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes Gary Clark Jr. to the Festival Stage at War Memorial Field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $54.95+ fees. Early Entry tickets can be purchased to breech the gates from a shorter line at 5:45 p.m. for $84.95+ fees. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
29 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale, sponsored by the Sandpoint Shopping District.
29 Festival at Sandpoint: Train with Better Than Ezra. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes Train and Better Than Ezra to the Festival Stage at War Memorial Field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $74.95+ fees. Early Entry tickets can be purchased to breech the gates from a shorter line at 5:45 p.m. for $104.95+ fees. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
30 Festival at Sandpoint: The String Cheese Incident. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes The String Cheese Incident to the Festival Stage at War Memorial Field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $59.95+ fees. Early Entry tickets can be purchased to breech the gates from a shorter line at 5:45 p.m. for $89.95+ fees. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
3 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Show with Michael Franti & Friends. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes Michael Franti & friends to the Festival Stage at War Memorial Field. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the show begins at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $14.95+ fees. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
3 Festival at Sandpoint: Michael Franti & Spearhead with SOJA. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes Michael Franti and Spearhead back to the Festival Stage, and gives a warm welcome to SOJA at War Memorial Field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:15 p.m. All seating is general admission style and tickets are $54.95+ fees. Early Entry tickets can be purchased to breech the gates from a shorter line at 5:45 p.m. for $84.95+ fees. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
4 Festival at Sandpoint: REO Speedwagon. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes REO Speedwagon to the Festival Stage at War Memorial Field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. All seating is general admission style and tickets are $69.95+ fees. Early Entry tickets can be purchased to breech the gates from a shorter line at 5:45 p.m. for $99.95+ fees. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
4-5 Bonner County Rodeo The sixth annual PRCA/WPRA rodeo is held in the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd. PRCA is the highest-paying American rodeo organization in the world, and sanctions rodeos in 37 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Its championship event is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In conjunction with the PRCA event, there will also be women's barrel racing sanctioned by WPRA (Women's Professional Rodeo Association). SandpointBonnerCountyRodeo.com.
5 Long Bridge Swim. Held every year on the first Saturday in August, the Long Bridge Swim attracts a wide range of swimmers - including children as young as 7 and a number of swimmers in their 80s! LongBridgeSwim.org.
5 Festival at Sandpoint: Ashley McBryde. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes McBryde, an award winning country act, to the Festival Stage at War Memorial Field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $54.95+ fees. Early Entry tickets can be purchased to breech the gates from a shorter line at 5:45 p.m. for $84.95+ fees. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
6 Festival at Sandpoint Grand Finale: The Princess Bride in Concert. The Festival at Sandpoint welcomes Conductor Morihiko Nakahara directing the Festival at Sandpoint Orchestra for their inaugural performance. The concert will be held at War Memorial Field. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased or you can learn more about the artists at FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
6 Festival at Sandpoint Taste of the Stars: Wine and Beer Tasting event. This event will take place from 5-7 p.m. - before the Grand Finale: The Princess Bride in Concert. There is no better way to kick off the Grand Finale and conclude the Festival at Sandpointís 2023 Summer Series than with an assortment of the regionís finest wine and beer selections. Guests will sample pours from over 15 breweries and wineries from across the Pacific and Inland Northwest during the two-hour tasting. You must also have a ticket to the Grand Finale to access the Wine & Beer Tasting Event. To learn more about the Taste of the Stars, and to purchase tickets, visit FestivalAtSandpoint.com.
12 Priest River Sprints: Non-motorized races. All ages and skill levels welcome! Featuring non-motorized watercraft races on the Priest River from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association (PORPA), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Come enjoy this celebration of non-motorized water recreation at the Priest River Recreation Area (Mudhole). Bring your single human-powered watercraft for fun races and get to know fellow rowers and paddlers. PORPA.org.
12-13: 51st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Pend Oreille Arts Council's Annual Arts and Crafts Fair takes place over two days in downtown Sandpoint, featuring artist booths, food vendors, and a youth art arena. Artwork exhibited includes sculpture, ceramics, metal, fiber, photography, paintings, mixed media, wood, crafts, and more. All proceeds go directly to support POAC's programs in visual and performing arts and art education for the benefit of our community. Free admission; hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13. ArtinSandpoint.org.
16-19 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
19 Annual Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport during the 17th 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
19 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Check out this free performance of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure" at Lakeview Park, 901 Ontario St., from 5-7 p.m. ShakespeareInTheParks.org
25: 7th Annual Art Party. Join in for POAC's big party "A Night to Celebrate Our Stars" at the Sandpoint Agriculture Center. The party will include a gourmet dinner catered by Ivano's; a no host bar with cocktails, wine & beer; live entertainment; and a special selection of silent and live auction items. Seating is limited, so order your tickets today. For more information visit ArtInSandpoint.org.
26 Kids' Day at the Market. Calling all Sandpoint youths. Join in on this one-day special event selling your artwork, craft, or farm products at the Sandpoint Farmers Market special event for kids only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The deadline to apply is Saturday, Aug. 19. To apply to be a vendor, pick up an application at the managers booth. For more information, see SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
1-4 Fall Fest. It's back! Enjoy four days of beer tasting and fun at Schweitzer. Schweitzer.com. The festival begins Friday afternoon with two bands and over 80 beers, ciders, seltzers, and a handful of wines. Bring your blankets as there will be live music all weekend. The beer tent will be on the tennis courts near the bottom of the Great Escape Quad so youíll never be too far from the beer. The party continues Saturday, Sunday and Monday with 8 more bands!
2-3 Artists' Studio Tour. Annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy summer in north Idaho and discover terrific new art. Visit the working studios of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters, glass artists and more. Set your own schedule and enjoy the scenery as you explore the works of familiar favorites and new artists. The tour is completely free of charge. For more information visit ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106
2-3 Coaster Classic Car Show. Classic cars from across the Northwest converge on Silverwood Theme Park during Labor Day Weekend. The 19th Annual Coaster Classic Car Show is one of the biggest events of its kind in the Inland Northwest. If you like cars that go fast, look good, or just remind you of the good ol' days, you've gotta be there! Participant discounts and more - 208-683-3400 or go to SilverwoodThemePark.com for details.
9 Ponderay Neighbor Day. Enjoy a family-friendly community carnival - Ponderay Neighbor Day - that is fun for all ages, held at Harbison Field (behind the Hoot Owl restaurant) in Ponderay. Free activities, plus the event itself is free and open to everyone! Sponsored by the City of Ponderay. More information to come!
9-10 Grandparents' Weekend at Silverwood. What better way to celebrate Grandparents' Day than at Silverwood Theme Park! Silverwood shows their appreciation for grandmas and grandpas by admitting them to the park for free when accompanied by a grandchild. For each grandchild that purchases a ticket, they will be given one free ticket for grandpa or grandma. SilverwoodThemePark.com.
9-24 Community Appreciation Weekends at Silverwood. (Saturday and Sunday only) Save money and help local food banks! For each general admission ticket sold at Silverwood Theme Park, $4 will be donated to local food banks; for each youth/senior ticket sold, $1 is donated. Save money by purchasing online. SilverwoodThemePark.com.
11-16 WaCanId Ride. Annual Rotarian supported bicycle tour takes cyclists on paved roads encircling the Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Canada and Idaho - hence the name WaCanId. The six-day event covers 370 miles/595 kilometers and showcases the International Selkirk Loop's spectacular scenery. Registration for the 2022 ride will open at a later date when the restrictions for non essential travel are lifted at the international border. Fully vaccinated travelers can cross into the US and Canada, however, Canada also requires a negative COVID test 72 hours before crossing. Please refer back to website often for updates. WaCanId.org.
23 Find Your Strength 5k & 1k. Join for the second annual Find Your Strength Family Fun Run. The Bonner General Health Foundation is hosting a community 5k/1k beginning and ending at the City Beach. The race concludes with an after-party with kids' activities on the lawn in front of Trinity at City Beach, complete with face painting, a bouncy house, a magic show, corn hole, and more. A local band will be playing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited to attend the after-party. Find more info and signup info on the Facebook Event here.
* Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta. The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association hosts the 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.
Sept. 28-Oct. 28 Scarywood. It's back on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 28-Oct. 28! Get ready for a month of screams as the theme park you thought you knew just became the nightmare you'll never forget. As seen on Travel Channel's "Halloween's Scariest Thrills," Scarywood is full of haunted attractions and roaming monsters. Experience five haunted attractions, seven scare zones, and most of Silverwood's signature rides in the dark. Try to survive the night because you'll be lucky to make it out alive. Scarywoodhaunt.com
30: 3rd Annual First Responder Benefit. Come join in on an afternoon of live music, raffles, giveaways, beer, brats, and of course - a car show. The event will take place at SMS Auto & Marine, 1217 Washington Ave., starting at noon.
30 - Oct. 1 Panhandle Preparedness Expo. Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd., hosts two days of preparedness, demonstrations, presentations and vendors. The focus of the expo is to help the community in ideas of preparedness for any kind of man-made/natural disaster. PanhandlePrep.org.
14 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355
28 Crosstoberfest. Cyclocross race and beer fest sponsored by Syringa Cyclery, Hickey Farms, and Pend Oreille Pedalers. Races for all ages. Preregistration is encouraged. For the most up to date information, and to register, check out PendOreillePedalers.org
* K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org.
*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
* Christmas Craft Fair. Visit the St. Joseph's annual Christmas Craft Fair at 601 S. Lincoln from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
* Annual Toy Drive. A&P's Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave, hosts their Annual toy drive to support the Sandpoint Lions Club. Event is from 6:30 pm to 9:30 p.m. Bring a new toy to donate. Live music with Miah Kohal band, live and silent auction, prizes, raffles, drinks and food specials. 21 and over.
12 The Festival at Sandpoint Youth Orchestra Winter Concert. The Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., invites you to join in for an evening of classical, pop, and holiday favorites performed by The Festival at Sandpoint Youth Orchestra starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
23-24 Ski with Santa. Santa will be sliding the slopes around Schweitzer before he begins his travels around the world! On Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24, you can catch Santa with Mrs. Claus between 1:00pm and 3:30pm cruising around several beginner and intermediate runs so be on the lookout! He'll have candy to pass out to all the GOOD girls and boys! For more information, visit Schweitzer.com.. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
31 Taps New Years Eve 2023. Join the party at Taps on Schweitzer for New Years Eve. There will be live music from The Rub, late night snacks, and a midnight champagne toast. For the most up to date information, or to purchase tickets, go to Schweitzer.com.