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Silverwood is opening! Now that the state of Idaho is moving into Stage Three of reopening (see info, below), Silverwood Theme Park has announced they are opening this weekend, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. In addition, both Silverwood and the Boulder Beach Water Park will open for daily operation starting June 6. To stay safe and practice social distancing protocols, all tickets sold will be reservation only and requires the buyer to select the date of their visit when ordering. For more details regarding reservation tickets, visit Let's have some fun!


COVID-19 Update: Get information, news and resources on the COVID-19 coronavirus response in Sandpoint and Bonner County on the COVID-19 Update Page.

Here's what's happening in June!

5 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with Jon Firshi from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Firshi will be performing his solo set incorporating his own styles influenced by blues, jazz, rock, and more, with a mixture of off-the-cuff acoustic originals and improvised loop jams. Free and open to the public. Safety note: No standing allowed; if there is not a seat available, you are asked to come back another time.

5 Brewery Live Music. Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., hosts live outdoor music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Truck Mills and Carl Rey.

6 Sand Creek Paddlers' Challenge. This is a fun and exciting event for families and serious racers alike! Join the Sandpoint Parks & Recreation Department for the 12th Annual Sand Creek Paddlers' Challenge. Pre-register at; check-in and on-site registration is from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the City Beach Pavilion. Pre-race meetings start at 9:30 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. Fee is $10/boat. The Paddlers' Challenge is a 4-mile paddle up and back on Sand Creek and has three separate divisions: two race divisions, solo & tandem, a recreation division for those who don't want to leave a wake, and a SUP (stand up paddleboard) division. There are trophies for 1st place in each division and random drawings for prizes.

6 Farmers' Market at Sandpoint. The Farmers' Market at Sandpoint is held in the city lot across from Joel's Mexican Restaurant, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In order to keep our community safe, safety guidelines will be followed for customers and vendors, including entrances and exits, a limited number of customers, and hand-washing stations.

6 Winery Live Music. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music with the Lucas Brookbank Brown Duo from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The talented Brown takes his performance to the next level by combining his multi-fauceted talents with powerhouse vocalist Melissa Landrus - making this a one-of-a-kind duo that performs folk, blues, Americana, and more. Free and open to the public. Safety note: No standing allowed; if there is not a seat available, you are asked to come back another time.

7 Piano Sunday with Annie Welle. Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Annie Welle performing on the piano from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everything from solo jazz, improvisations, original works, and the standards, Welle will fill the winery with wonderful sounds played on the grand piano. Free and open to the public. Safety note: No standing allowed; if there is not a seat available, you are asked to come back another time.

* Here's what's happening this week through Sunday, June 14 *

Through June 11 The Grey Fox. Enjoy a virtual screening of the film The Grey Fox in your living room, available May 29-June 11. Go to for the links to the Art House film distributors' websites. The Panida Theater will receive a portion of the ticket proceeds - link available online (thank you for supporting the Panida!). For more information on the film visit the Sandpoint Movies page.

12 Thom & Coley Concert. Thom & Coley return to Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., for a live music event at 7 p.m. Last time they performed, Di Luna's sold out quickly. With only 30 seats available at this time, it's possible there could be a second night! Tickets are $20 in advance (does not include dinner). Seating will be limited to dinner customers only, and there are only a few tables for two. In order to maximize seating, a table for four will have to be for four individuals - so if you have friends that would like to join, please plan ahead and purchase your tickets together. Unfortunately, no solo seating will be available. Di Luna's asks that customers respect social distancing measures and be respectful of customers who choose to wear face masks. Call 208-263-0846 for tickets and reservations.

June 30 - July 30 Panida Playhouse Jr. Summer Acting Camp. Come and work with Alexi Alfieri, a published and proven playwright, and stage director, during the Panida Playhouse Jr. Summer Acting Camp. This five-week summer teen acting workshop will come to a crest at the Festival of the Bards: Festival of Playwright Shorts in August. Fill out the form at and submit information to secure a spot! $90 fee. Workshops and rehearsals are held every Tuesday and Thursday, June 30 through July 30, with performances Aug. 1-2. Presented by Panida Jr. Playhouse.

CHAFE 150. (Moved to Sept. 12)

Summer Sampler. *CANCELED*

7B  Sunday at Schweitzer. *CANCELED*

Race the Wolf. *CANCELED*

Here is what's coming up in July!

4 Sandpoint Lions Fourth of July Celebration. *CANCELED*

4 Hope Marina and Hope Community Fourth of July Celebration. *CANCELED*

10 ArtWalk. Previously scheduled for June, the Pend Oreille Arts Council sponsors the 43rd annual ArtWalk, a revolving art exhibit featuring opening receptions from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at 20-plus downtown galleries; art exhibits will remain on display through Aug. 28. 208-263-6139

18-19 Northwest Winefest. Come on up for two great days at Schweitzer Mountain Resort during the 6th annual Northwest Winefest, featuring great bands, great wine, great food, and great fun!

Here is what's coming up in August!
Festival at Sandpoint. *CANCELED*

22 Beer Bash by the Beach. The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts this fun event at City Beach. Stay tuned for more details!

30 Bay Trail Fun Run. The 8th Annual Bay Trail Fun Run, a family-friendly 5K and 10K run and walk along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek in scenic Sandpoint, is held at 9 a.m. outside Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St. Registration can be done online through a link at; cost is $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the race. Kids age 12 and under can register for free. Team categories are also available. Sponsored by the Friends of Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail. For more information, contact Jean Vorhies at 208-946-6466.

Here is what's coming up in September!

12 CHAFE 150. Sandpoint Rotary presents the 13th Annual CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo, named one of the top charity rides in the U.S.! The 150-mile route is a grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains, encompassing one upriver leg, two downriver legs, and one huge lake! In addition, CHAFE offers a magnificent 80-mile route as well! Register at

19 Ponderay Neighbor Day. Enjoy a family-friendly community carnival - Ponderay Neighbor Day - that is fun for all ages, held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Harbison Field (behind the Hoot Owl restaurant) in Ponderay. Free activities include kids crafts, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, carnival games, tastings, demonstrations, and live music. There will also be food and retail vendors on site. Free and open to everyone! Sponsored by the City of Ponderay. For more information, call 208-265-5468.

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