3-24 Independence Racing Team Junior Starlight Series. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts Friday night races in January on NASTAR. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
18 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
17-19 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Mountain films screen at the Panida Theater over three nights; benefits the Satipo Kids Project and NIMSEF. 208-661-3857
25 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
7-28 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
14-23 Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Activities galore and family fun during this annual winter celebration. View a schedule of activities at SandpointWinterCarnival.com.
15-17 Presidents Weekend Celebration. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts special activities featuring Laser Light Show on Sunday with night skiing. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
21 Northern Stars Rising. Pend Oreille Arts Council's showcase music competition for all ages, held at 7 p.m. in the Heartwood Center. Auditions are held in early January. ArtinSandpoint.org.
29 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.
4 Living Voices' Hear My Voice. Pend Oreille Arts Council presents Living Voices' Hear My Voice at 7 p.m. in the Heartwood Center. ArtinSandpoint.org.
6-7 The Follies. Angels Over Sandpoint's annual wild 'n' wacky fundraiser at the Panida benefits the charity's good deeds in the community. Tickets go on sale Groundhog Day (Feb. 2). AngelsOverSandpoint.org.
28 2,400 Feet of Schweitzer. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts world's longest GS race to benefit the Cystinosis Research Foundation. 24HoursforHank.org.
4-5 Schpring Finale. Celebrate the end of another great season at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring the Big LeBREWski and Rotary Ducky Derby. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081
25-May 3 K&K Spring Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club holds 49th annual spring fishing contest; live auction held April 26. LPOIC.org.
Lost in the '50s.
Every Saturday - Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for fresh produce and artisan goods; market is held Saturday mornings in the city parking lot across from Joel's. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.
7B Sunday at Schweitzer.
Race the Wolf.
4 Fourth of July Celebration.
10 ArtWalk Opening Receptions. POAC sponsors the 43rd 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 Aug. 28. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139
12 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.
25 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale, sponsored by the Sandpoint Shopping District.
*CANCELED JULY EVENTS*
- Sandpoint Antique and Classic Boat Show
- Northwest WineFest
8 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-in. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport during the 15th 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
8-9 Arts & Crafts Fair. POAC's 48th annual juried arts and crafts exhibit in downtown Sandpoint, with artists' booths, kids' activities, food and more. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139
9 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
14-16, 21-23 Artists' Studio Tour. Annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106
19-22 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
22 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
*CANCELED AUGUST EVENTS*
- Long Bridge Swim
- Festival at Sandpoint
- Bonner County Rodeo
- Shakespeare in Sandpoint
- Bay Trail Fun Run
- Spokane to Sandpoint Relay
5-6 Coaster Classic Car Show. Take a step back in time when Silverwood Theme Park hosts one of the biggest classic car shows in the Inland Northwest! SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400
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.
19 Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta. The Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association hosts the 10th 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.
20 Scenic Half. Presented by the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, this 12th annual event features a half marathon and a 10k fun run. ScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161
*CANCELED SEPTEMBER EVENTS*
- Schweitzer Fall Fest
- CHAFE 150
- WaCanId Ride
10 Harvest Fest. Sandpoint Farmers Market closes out the season with entertainment, food booths, activities, displays at Farmin Park. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. 208-597-3355
*CANCELED OCTOBER EVENTS*
21-29 K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby. Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club's annual fall fishing contest. LPOIC.org.
27 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
23-24 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