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January 2018

5-26 Independence Racing Team Junior Starlight Series. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Friday night races in January on NASTAR. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

13 Northern Lights at Schweitzer. Fireworks and a torchlight parade light up the evening over Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. Festivities 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

20 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

26 Living Voices' Klondike: The Last Adventure. The Heartwood Center hosts the Pend Oreille Arts Council's presentation of Klondike: The Last Adventure, at 7 p.m. Buy tickets and get more information at ArtinSandpoint.org.

26-27 Death of a Small Town in the West. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts performances of the original play 'Death of a Small Town in the West' at 7:30 p.m. each night (also plays Feb. 2-3). Written by Ben Olson, the play is produced by the Unknown Locals and directed by Madeline Elliott. Panida.org.

February 2018


2-23 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

2-3 Death of a Small Town in the West. In the Panida. See Jan. 26-27.

11 Montreal Guitare Trio. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a performance with Montreal Guitare Trio at 7:30 p.m. as part of the POAC's Performance Series. Tickets and more info at ArtinSandpoint.org.

16-25 Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Activities galore and family fun during this annual winter celebration. View a schedule of activities at SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

17-19 Presidents Weekend Celebration. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts special activities featuring Laser Light Show on Sunday with night skiing. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

March 2018

2-3 The Follies. Angels Over Sandpoint's annual wild 'n' wacky fundraiser at the Panida. Tickets go on sale Groundhog Day (Feb. 2). AngelsOverSandpoint.org.

3 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.

23-24 24 Hours of Schweitzer. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the 9th annual 24 Hours of Schweitzer, a 24-hour charity ski and snowboarding team event for participants of all ages. Proceeds benefit the Cystinosis Research Foundation. 24HoursforHank.org.

April 2018


7-8 Schpring Finale. Closing weekend at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring the Big LeBREWski and Rotary Ducky Derby. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

27 Wine Festival. Festival at Sandpoint gala at the Bonner County Fairgrounds features unlimited tastings of 150-plus premier wines, catered dinner, silent and live auctions, musical entertainment, and the Festival's 2018 line-up announcement! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

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

28-May 6 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds 47th annual spring fishing contest. LPOIC.org.

May 2018

May 5 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.

5-6 Silverwood Anniversary. Celebrate Silverwood Theme Park's 30th anniversary during opening weekend. Silverwood.com.
 
17-19 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 2018

2 Your Library Transformation Grand Opening. The community comes together to celebrate the completed remodel and expansion of the Sandpoint Branch Library -- stay tuned for more details! For more information, contact Marcy Timblin at 208-627-5790 or e-mail [email protected].

10 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, Idaho Conservation League, and Trinity at City Beach. POBTrail.org. 208-265-9565

16 Chafe 150. Sponsored by Sandpoint Rotary, this annual benefit ride takes bicyclists on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana. There's also a 1/2 Chafe at 80 miles, or the 30-mile fun ride. Chafe150.org.

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

24 7B Sunday. Summer season opener at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with chairlift rides, family activities and wine tasting. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

28 Summer Sampler. Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Summer Sampler at Farmin Park. Taste fine cuisine from area restaurants, plus enjoy cook-offs and live music. SandpointChamber.org. 800-800-2106

29 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 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. 8. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

July 2018

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

5-8 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 

8 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.

13-15 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 16th annual Sandpoint Antique & Classic Boat Show. Sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 208-255-1876

14 Beerfest. Sample local brews and enjoy a festive block party, sponsored by the Sandpoint Chamber. SandpointChamber.com. 208-263-2161

14 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.

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

20-21 SHS Class of '68 - 50 Year Reunion. Meet and greet July 20 in the Sandpoint Elks Lodge; dinner July 21 at Schweitzer's Lakeview Lodge. For more information, contact Susie Stilwell Puckett at 208-263-6792 or e-mail [email protected].

20-22 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 

21-22 Northwest WineFest. Outdoor concerts, wine tasting, plus family activities, at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

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

August 2018

2-12 Festival at Sandpoint. Sit under the stars and enjoy the 35th annual internationally renowned outdoor concert series on the lawn at Memorial Field. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

3-4 PRCA Rodeo. Evening action at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.

4 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 24th annual event. LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615

5 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

8-11 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

10-12, 17-19 Artists' Studio Tour. Annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

10 Challenge of Champions. Bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, with a dance to follow. BonnerCountyFair.com.

11 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport, or Dover Bay for seaplanes, during the 13th Annual Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in featuring a breakfast and aircraft display. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954

11-12 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's 46th annual juried art exhibit at Sandpoint City Beach, with artists' booths, kids' activities and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

17-18 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. The 11th 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

19 Shakespeare in Sandpoint: Othello! Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performs Othello at 6 p.m. (gates open at 3 p.m.) in the Bonner County Fairgrounds, hosted by Lost Horse Press. Folks are encouraged to arrive early - with chairs, blankets, and picnics in tow - to visit and meet the actors. Devotion Tribal Belly Dance will be performing throughout the afternoon. Free and open to the public.

September 2018

1-2 Coaster Classic Car Show. Nostalgic cars at Silverwood Theme Park. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

1-3 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

8 Injectors Car Show. The Injectors Car Club hosts the 19th Annual Powered by the Past Injectors Car Show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint. SandpointInjectors.com. 208-263-9780

10-15 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

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

October 2018

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

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

November 2018

17-25 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org.

23 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 2018

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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