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January 2019

4-25 Independence Racing Team Junior Starlight Series. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Friday night races in January on NASTAR. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

19 Northern Lights at Schweitzer. Fireworks and a torchlight parade light up the evening over Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. Festivities start at 6 p.m., and wrap up with a party featuring live music in Taps. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

18-20 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Mountain films screen at the Panida Theater over three nights; benefits the Satipo Kids Project and NIMSEF. 208-661-3857

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

February 2019

1-22 Starlight Racing. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts four weeks of evening racing on Friday nights, followed by fun and fabulous parties in Taps. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

2 Cirque Zuma Zuma. Pend Oreille Arts Council presents action-packed show in the Panida featuring the mystique of Africa combined with the excitement of a cirque performance. ArtinSandpoint.org.

Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Activities galore and family fun during this annual winter celebration. View a schedule of activities at SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

16-18 Presidents Weekend Celebration. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts special activities featuring Laser Light Show on Sunday with night skiing. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

March 2019

1-2 The Follies. Angels Over Sandpoint's annual wild 'n' wacky fundraiser at the Panida. Tickets go on sale Groundhog Day. AngelsOverSandpoint.org.

Mega Alpine and Snowboard Demo Day. Schweitzer Resort hosts region's largest demo day event featuring new gear from more than 13 manufacturers. All proceeds benefit Panhandle Alliance Education as part of Public Education Week. Prize drawings, samples and more! Ticket info at Schweitzer.com.

22 Northern Stars Rising. Pend Oreille Arts Council presents showcase of local talent, performing live in the Heartwood Center. ArtinSandpoint.org.

23 2,400 Feet of Schweitzer. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts world's longest GS race to benefit the Cystinosis Research Foundation. 24HoursforHank.org.

April 2019

6-7 Schpring Finale. Closing weekend at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring the Big LeBREWski and Rotary Ducky Derby. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

20 Missoula Children's Theatre: Blackbeard the Pirate. Missoula Children's Theatre brings their famous red truck to Sandpoint once again to host a weeklong workshop with local children, followed by performances on the Panida stage as part of Pend Oreille Arts Council's Performance Series. ArtinSandpoint.org.

27 Festival at Sandpoint Dinner and Auction. Festival at Sandpoint gala at the Bonner County Fairgrounds features unlimited tastings of 150-plus premier wines, catered dinner, silent and live auctions, and musical entertainment. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

27-May 5 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds 48th annual spring fishing contest; live auction held April 26. LPOIC.org.

May 2019

Sandpoint Farmers Market Opening Day. Shop for fresh produce, artisan goods and enjoy live entertainment; market is held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings in Farmin Park through October. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

4-5 Silverwood Anniversary. Celebrate Silverwood Theme Park's 31st anniversary during opening weekend. Silverwood.com.
16-19 Lost in the '50s. Sandpoint's biggest party of the year! This annual retro celebration includes a downtown car parade and show, music events at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, and more. Sandpoint.org/Lostin50s. 208-265-5678

June 2019

Bay Trail Fun Run. Join the Annual Bay Trail Fun Run 5K and 10K along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek. Sponsored by Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail, Trinity at City Beach, and more. POBTrail.org. 208-946-7586

15 CHAFE 150. Sponsored by Sandpoint Rotary, this annual benefit ride takes bicyclists on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana. Plus, new this year are several more options: 100 miles, 80, 40, 30, and the 8.5-mile family fun ride. CHAFE150.org.

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

21 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 42nd annual revolving art exhibit starting with Friday evening opening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 7. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

23 7B Sunday. Summer season opener at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

27 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus raffle items and live music. SandpointChamber.org. 208-263-2161

July 2019

4 Fourth of July Celebration. Sandpoint Lions Club sponsors parades downtown in the morning; stage performances and a raffle follow at City Beach in the afternoon, plus a fireworks show at dusk. 208-263-4118

7 Race the Wolf. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts a new ultra-running event, Race the Wolf, joining Skyrunning USA's trail running series this year with three distances: 8k, 25k and 52k. The course boasts steep climbs, fun single track, and some super-fast two-track. Not to mention the epic views! RaceTheWolf.com.

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

12-14 Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. Browse along the Sand Creek boardwalk to view wooden boats, plus enjoy water-themed activities, contests and more during the 17th annual Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. Sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 208-255-1876

13 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

13 Shangri La at the Lake. Underground Kindness holds their 6th annual fundraiser featuring dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, plus interactive presentations with the founder and students. Proceeds benefit the UK's work in local public schools, the juvenile justice center, Kinderhaven, and the Sandpoint Teen Center. UndergroundKindness.org.

14 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.

19-21 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute's 9th annual experience that frees the spirit, feeds the soul, and nurtures the tummy! Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217 

20-21 Northwest WineFEST. Outdoor concerts, wine tasting, plus family activities at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

26 ArtWalk Receptions. POAC sponsors the 42nd annual revolving art exhibit with the second Friday evening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits remain on display through Sept. 7. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

27 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale, sponsored by the Sandpoint Shopping District.

27 Shakespeare in Sandpoint: Henry IV, Part I. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performs at Memorial Field, hosted by Lost Horse Press. Gates open at 3 p.m., and the play starts at 6 p.m. Arrive early with chairs, blankets, and picnics in tow to visit and enjoy pre-play performances. Free and open to the public.

August 2019

1-11 Festival at Sandpoint. Sit under the stars and enjoy the 37th annual internationally renowned outdoor concert series on the lawn at Memorial Field. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

2-3 PRCA Rodeo. Evening action at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.

Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 25th annual event. LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615

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

9-11, 16-18 Artists' Studio Tour. Annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

10 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport during the 14th 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

10-11 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's 47th annual juried arts and crafts exhibit in downtown Sandpoint, with artists' booths, kids' activities, food and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

16-17 Spokane to Sandpoint Relay. The 12th annual "Scenic Relay Race" where runners and walkers begin atop Mt. Spokane, and teams make their way 200 miles through 15 cities en route to the finish line at Sandpoint's City Beach. It's one of the Pacific Northwest's premier running events. SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

21-24 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. BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414

23 Challenge of Champions. Bull riding and barrel racing contests at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.

30-Sept. 2 
Schweitzer Fall Fest. Annual outdoor music festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with performances, chairlift rides, kids' activities and microbrews under the tent. Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

31-Sept. 1 Coaster Classic Car Show. Nostalgic cars converge at Silverwood Theme Park for annual show. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

September 2019

Injectors Car Show. The Injectors Car Club hosts the 20th Annual Powered by the Past Injectors Car Show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint. SandpointInjectors.com. 208-263-9780

9-14 WaCanId Ride. Tour two states and one province on the annual 350-mile/560-kilometer WaCanId Ride, presented by the International Selkirk Loop and Rotary International. WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626

15 Scenic Half. Presented by the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, this 11th annual event features a half marathon and a 10k fun run. ScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161

27-29 Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta. The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association hosts the 9th 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.

October 2019

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

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

November 2019

23-27, 29-Dec. 1 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org.

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

December 2019

24 Santa's Traditional Schweitzer Visit. Santa hits the slopes and then stops off at the Selkirk Lodge on Christmas Eve. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

31 New Year's Eve. Schweitzer hosts festive parties to usher in the new year at Taps and other locations at the resort. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

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