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It's wine time! Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the 5th Annual Northwest Winefest, featuring 20 different wineries who will be pouring 80 different wines in Wine Alley. The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, with wine tastings and souvenir glassware available for purchase at the main sales tent. Schweitzer has also lined up an impressive list of free live music to create a festive atmosphere during the event including Casey Ryan, The Copper Children, and Super Sparkle on Saturday, and the Letter B and The Powers on Sunday. There will also be arts and crafts vendors in the village, plus find something to eat from the food trucks and resort restaurants. Schweitzer's daily summer activities will all be in full swing, including the zip line, trampoline jumper, climbing wall and lift-served downhill mountain biking, so bring the entire family! Free and open to the public. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

Here's what's happening in July!

19 Winery Live Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Brad Keeler, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, composer, and interpreter of vintage music. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

19 Movie in the Park: Pirates of the Caribbean. This free community event, presented by the Bonner County History Museum, Pine Street Dental and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, will be showing Pirates of the Caribbean under the stars in Lakeview Park. Movie begins at dusk. Museum entrance is also free prior to the start of the movie! For more information go online.

19 Cafe Music. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts live music with Tony Furtado. $20 in advance.

19 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Ron Kieper Jazz Trio.

19 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Meg Turner, Chris Lynch and Brian Jacobs of Red Blend from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Red Blend is a mix of soul, pop and blues. See you on the dance floor! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

19 Jazz at the Pub. Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free and open to the public.

19 An Evening with Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts An Evening with Hit Songwriters Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe. Shepherd is the writer of five #1 singles for other artists including "Redneck Yacht Club," recorded by Craig Morgan, and "Riding with Private Malone" recorded by David Ball. A meet-and-greet with the musicians, plus Kelly McGuire, will be held at 7 p.m., followed by the show at 8 p.m. Click for tickets at Panida.org or purchase at the door on the night of the show.

19 Tony Furtado and Luke Price. Di Luna's Cafe, 201 Cedar St., hosts an evening concert with Tony Furtado on bottleneck guitar, banjo, and vocals, and Luke Price on fiddle. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.; for more information and to get tickets ($20) or dinner reservations - call 208-263-0846.

19 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts Bozeman Montana award-winning DASH from 9 pm to midnight.  Founded in February 2018, DASH began writing songs together with a passion for getting people out on the dance floor. The Bozeman, Montana band brings their dance party vibe with a wild blend of Funk, Soul, Rock, and Pop. DASH's rhythmic funk style will have you on the dance floor rocking out to the unknown.  Late night food from Shilla food truck, Korean BBQ with Seoul!!  Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 A&P's Live Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No Cover.

19 Down North Concert. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts Seattle-based soul punk band Down North from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Anthony Briscoe combines a style reminiscent of Prince in his vocal expressions and proudly steals the spotlight with his ballet-trained dancing while psychedelic-jazz guitarist Nick Quiller dominates the fretboard with a limitless imagination. Bassist Brandon Storms blends slap/pop bass lines with deep synth, and drummer Conrad Real glues together a foundation through impeccable groove and powerful chops. Tickets for the show are available online. Ages 21-plus.

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 Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop artisan wares, fresh produce, and more at the Sandpoint Farmers Market, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park. Plus enjoy live music on the pavilion stage featuring Mobius Riff. SandpointFarmersMarket.com. *Repeats every Saturday.

20-21 Northwest Winefest. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the 5th Annual Northwest Winefest, featuring 20 different wineries who will be pouring 80 different wines in Wine Alley. The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, with wine tastings and souvenir glassware available for purchase at the main sales tent. Schweitzer has also lined up an impressive list of free live music to create a festive atmosphere during the event including Casey Ryan, The Copper Children, and Super Sparkle on Saturday, and the Letter B and The Powers on Sunday. There will also be arts and crafts vendors in the village, plus find something to eat from the food trucks and resort restaurants. Schweitzer's daily summer activities will all be in full swing, including the zip line, trampoline jumper, climbing wall and lift-served downhill mountain biking, so bring the entire family! Free and open to the public. 
Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

20-21 The Big Lebowski. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts screenings of the remastered classic The Big Lebowski, starring Jeff Bridges. Tickets are just $5, so catch a show dude! See more on the Sandpoint Movies page.

20 Bodacious BBQ. The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. for the 36th Annual Bodacious BBQ, held at 46242 Highway 200 in East Hope (Pringle Park entrance). Enjoy appetizers, beer, wine, margaritas, a catered BBQ dinner, one-of-a-kind auction, and more great fun! Tickets are $60 each; proceeds benefit the Memorial Community Center and the preschool in Hope. To purchase tickets, call 208-264-5481 or order online at MemorialCommunityCenter.com.

20 IPA Live Music. Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with John Firshi.

20 Winery Live Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with local favorite Larry Mooney, who performs a wide range of styles from '60s British pop to Latin rhythms and everything in between! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

20 Mugs and Music. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr., hosts live music from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the singing fire chief Dave DeVeau. 208-263-9222

20 Lakeside Jazz. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

20 Live Music at Schweitzer. The Chimney Rock hosts the Electric Cole Show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

20 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Ian and Dinah Gaddie of The DIGaddie from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. They will be playing their blend of music inspired by blues, jazz, Americana, and psychedelic rock. They have guitar driven music that will get your feet moving with laid back bluesy grooves and spiked funky jams that get the good vibes flowing. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

20 Live Music at the 219. From 9 p.m. to midnight the 219 hosts Moneypenny, an award-winning Missoula blues and rock quartet led by Christopher Gray who brings his Beale Street influences, singing lead and combining a unique rhythmic style as well as blistering lead guitar. Charlie Hopkins also sings lead and provides impeccable tone on the blues harp. The rhythm section is Mark Price on bass and sharing the vocal duties, and from Spain, Antonio Alvarez on the drums. Antonio brings a world-class background and the chops to match. Together they create grooves that keep you dancing! Shilla food truck, Korean BBQ with Seoul, onsite! Free and open to ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

20 A&P's Live Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Exodus from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

20 Utara After Hours: Mama Doll. Come out and see one of Sandpoint's favorites, Mama Doll, performing at 9 p.m. at Utara Brewing Co., 214 Pine St. This will be their final U.S. performance for the foreseeable future, so don't miss it! Special guest opener Windoe. $10 cover; ages 21-plus.

21 Piano Sunday with Glenda Novinger. Settle in with a glass of wine and appreciate local talent Glenda Novinger on the grand piano from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pend d'Oreille Winery. Glenda owns the Novinger Music Studio in Bonners Ferry, and her piano music promises a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, July 28 --

22-26 Thistle Nationals. The 2019 Thistle Nationals will be held in Sandpoint, with the sailing regatta based out of City Beach marina. The Sandpoint Sailing Association invites everyone interested to come down to the marina and watch the race. There are 65 boats registered so far! Visit the website for more information or check out SandpointSailing.com.

22 Monday Night Blues Jam. Eichardt's Pub, 212 Cedar St., hosts Truck Mills and visiting music musicians to join him on stage every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a Blues jam. Head over to Eichardt's to play or just enjoy the music as well as some of their microbrews! *Repeats every Monday.

23 Trivia Night in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Trivia Night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

24 Litehouse YMCA Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. Join members of the Litehouse Inc. team along with city leaders, YMCA leadership, and the community to celebrate the official ribbon cutting at the Litehouse YMCA, 1905 Pine St., at 2 p.m. There will be brief remarks and light refreshments, plus take a tour and learn how the Y is bringing health and community to the Sandpoint area. Also this day only, the 'Join Fee' will be waived when signing up for a Y membership (in-person only, no online registration). 509-777-9622 ext. 410

24 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave. Half-price bottles of wine and featured cocktails, light snacks and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Carl Rey, who entertain with great Blues, Folk, Gospel and Jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

24 Magic Wednesday. Jalapenos, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts close-up magical 'edu-tainment' right at your table from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. by local magician and all-around fun guy Star Alexander. *Held every Wednesday.

25 Live Music at the 219. From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the 219 hosts Bum Jungle for a special Thursday night performance for the 2019 Thistle National Championships.  Join sailing crews from around the U.S. as they via for the Thistle class sailing national championships.  This classic Sandpoint Rock band will have you up and dancing to your favorite rock 'n roll tunes.  Late night food from Shilla food truck, Korean BBQ with Seoul!!  Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment.  219.bar.

25 Uncorked Paint. Uncorked Paint hosts Paint Night at Cedar Street Bridge. Featured painting is "Moonstruck." For more information, go online or call 208-219-7915. BYOB or drinks available upstairs bar and no experience necessary. Sign up online with a friend for couples special $60.

25 Jean Mann Thursday Night Solo Series. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts alt-folk singer songwriter/artist/entrepreneur, Jean Mann from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sandpoint Curry will be on site, call 404-565-3131 to place your order or see what's on their menu! Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.

25 A&P’s Open Mic Night. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave hosts open mic night with KC Carter 9 p.m. to midnight. No cover.

26 Evans Brothers Coffee Community Spotlight Day. Selkirk Outdoor Leadership School, all day! 5% of cafe sales go to supporting SOLE's Youth Scholarship Fund.

26 POAC 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

26 Winery Music and ArtWalk Reception. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Dive Bar Theology and an Art Walk Reception. The Bend, Ore., duo Dive Bar Theology brings their high-energy music vibes to the winery with a unique indie-pop take on well-known songs. Dive Bar is known to transform venues into contagious groove-laden parties. Also enjoy the Pend Oreille Art Council's ArtWalk reception featuring the stunning paintings of Scott Kirby. ArtWalk is an annual summertime tradition where local businesses and galleries provide exciting art exhibits in Sandpoint's downtown core. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

26 Cafe Music. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. hosts live music with Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method.  Tickets are $15 in advance.

26 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Harold's IGA from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Harold's IGA was a classic grocery store in Sandpoint that was bulldozed to the ground. Now it's an indie rock band that plays a ton of originals from their 3 albums. Mandala Pizza will be onsite serving their wood-fired pizzas. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking environment.

26-28 International Man of Mystery: Austin Powers. All seats are $5 as the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts the classic and iconic Austin Powers on the big screen again! International Man of Mystery stars Mike Myers as Austin Powers, by day a hipster fashion photographer in mid-'60s swingin' London and by night a crime-fighting secret agent. Visit the Sandpoint Movies page for more information and showtimes.

26 Movie in the Park. This free community event, presented by the Bonner County History Museum, Pine Street Dental and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation will be showing Sing under the stars in Lakeview Park. Movie begins at dusk. Museum entrance is also free prior to the start of the movie! For more information go online.

26 Mike Nash and the Southern Drawl Band. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts Mike Nash and the Southern Drawl Band from 9 p.m. to midnight. The band hails from Knoxville, Tenn., and plays Southern rockin' country music. Purchase tickets online.

26 Live Music at the 219. The 219 hosts The Hawthorne Roots, a sister fronted Roots Rock 'n Roll band from Bozeman, Mont., whose genre defying original material is built off of soulful vocals, three part harmony and guitar riffs reminiscent of bands like The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks, and Fleetwood Mac.  Their uniquely branded "Revved Up Roots Rock" genre has gained momentum and admiration within the northwest community and beyond.  Late night food from Shilla food truck, Korean BBQ with Seoul! Free and open to ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

26 Jack Daniels Party and Live Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts hosts the Jack Daniels party outdoors with live music, plus drink and food specials all night. DJ Skwish from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

26 Utara After Hours: Joseph Huber Band. Come stomp your feet to one of the best acts touring today with the Joseph Huber Band, performing at 9 p.m. at Utara Brewing Co., 214 Pine St. Don't miss one of the Midwest's greatest songwriters, performing all-original Americana blues. $10 cover; ages 21-plus.

27 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale, sponsored by the
Sandpoint Shopping District. Shop bright and early, starting at 8 a.m., for first dibs on summer clearance items!

27 Panida Play It Again Sale. Stop by the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., for their annual Music and Video Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring records, CDs, DVDs, VHS, cassettes, stereo equipment, audiobooks, and music books. This event is a fundraiser for the Laurel Wagers/Panida Theater Music Scholarship. To donate used, usable items, call the Panida between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays, at 208-255-7801, email [email protected], or call/text Steve Garvan at 303-809-1676.

27 SASi Saturday Dance. SASi, 820 Main St., hosts a Saturday dance from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Country Plus playing live music.

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.

27 The Other White Meat. MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts The Other White Meat from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This classic rock and roll band from North Idaho has been around since the early 1990s. Featuring Kyle Swaffard on vocals, Bass, and Kazoo, Benny Baker on vocals and guitars, Dana Peite on drums and percussion. Free and open to the public. Non-smoking environment.


27 Winery Live Music. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with John Firshi. His expert musicianship on the guitar is perfectly matched with his soulful, expressive vocals. Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

27 Mugs and Music. Laughing Dog Brewing, 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr., hosts live music from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Kerry Leigh. 208-263-9222

27 City Beach Dance. All are welcome to join USA Dance and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation for a free dance and potluck picnic from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the City Beach basketball courts. Bring one dish to share and your own lawn chair or lawn blanket; USA Dance will supply plates and utensils. Professional ballroom instructors Glenn and Patty will teach short sampler classes on different dance styles throughout the evening, with DJ Glenn Braunstein. All levels of dancers are welcome. No partners necessary. Remember no alcohol, tobacco or dogs allowed at City Beach Park. 208-263-3613

27 Live Music at the 219. It's funk time as the 219 Lounge hosts live music with Right Front Burner from 9 p.m. to midnight. This is Sandpoint's funk, disco, rock and groove band, arguably the funkiest trio you'll see in the Inland Northwest whose years of music experience shines through with every glistening note. With the power to make any booty shake, Right Front Burner is here to help you get your groove on! Late night food from Shilla food truck. Free and open to ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 A&P's DJ Music. A&Ps Bar and Grill, 222 N. First Ave., hosts DJ Exodus from 9 p.m. to close. No cover.

27 Utara After Hours: Adam Palm and Friends. Hailing from all over the country, Adam Palm is a prolific writer and multi-instrumentalist. He's making a stop in Sandpoint on his tour in support of his new album "Morning" and performing his all original American, bluegrass, jazz, and country music at 9 p.m. at Utara Brewing Co., 214 Pine St. $10 cover; ages 21-plus.

28 Ponderay Petsafe Dog Park Grand Opening. The community is invited to attend the grand opening of the Ponderay Petsafe Dog Park, located next to the Panhandle Animal Shelter Thrift Store. Celebrate from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with live music from Neighbor John and the Atomic Blues Band, plus refreshments will be available for purchase. The park was made possible by volunteer park planner Steffen Nybank, and sponsors including the Panhandle Animal Shelter, Petsafe, EzyDog, Interstate, OnTrack Landscaping, and community donors.

28 Piano Sunday with Dwayne Parsons. The Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts Piano Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with Dwayne Parsons, who plays the concert grand piano in unique way - he doesn't read sheet music and is a self-taught, free-form pianist who creates music as he plays! Free and open to the public. POWine.com.

28 Uncorked Paint. Uncorked Paint hosts Paint Night at Cedar Street Bridge. Featured painting is "Angels Among Us." For more information, go online or call 208-219-7915. BYOB or drinks available upstairs. No experience needed. Sign up online with a friend for couples special price $60. 

28 Music Bridges Borders Performance. Advanced student musicians from Mexico will perform classical music with piano accompaniment at the Gardenia Center at 7 p.m. as part of the Music Bridges Borders. The musicians play beautifully, and the concert is free! For more information, contact Elinor and Rick Reed at 208-255-4003 or [email protected].

28 Indubious. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts a concert featuring Indubious from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Based out of Oregon, Indubious has released three albums over the past few years, including "Wake The Lion"  and their new album "From Zero" which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and #8 on the iTunes Reggae Chart. Purchase tickets online.

30 Trivia Night in Hope. Davis Grocery, 620 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts the final Trivia Night of the summer series from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public.

31 Wind Down Wednesday. Keep the week smooth and chilled out with an early evening at the 219, located at 219 N. First Ave., The perfect place to relax together with friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Half-price bottles of wine and featured cocktails, light snacks and live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with acclaimed Sandpoint musician Truck Mills and guest musician Bruce Bishop, who entertain with great Blues, Folk, Gospel and Jazz. Free and open to the public, ages 21+; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

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Weekdays through Aug. 23 Waterlife Discovery Center. A volunteer with the Pend Oreille Chapter of Idaho Master Naturalists (IMN) is on duty from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Waterlife Discovery Center, 1591 Lakeshore Dr. in Sagle, for the summer season. Enjoy exhibits, inside and outside, a wetland trail with interpretive signs, hands-on activities for children, and short videos. If you have questions, bring them to the Master Naturalist on duty. The property is owned by Idaho Fish & Game, and they also sponsor the IMN Chapter. Free and open to the public; grounds open dawn to dusk to picnic or stroll.

Daily through Sept. 12 Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers daily lake cruises including history cruises, birds of prey cruises, sunset dessert and eagle watching, dinner cruises, full moon cruises, and fireworks cruises. For more information, call 208-255-5253 or go to their website and click on Cruise Schedule.

Here is what's coming up in August!

1 Lakeside Jazz. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

1 Festival at Sandpoint: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats with special guest Lucius will be performing at the Festival at Sandpoint on Thursday. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats play a unique blend of folk, Americana and vintage rhythm and blues. Lucius is a four-piece indie-pop band based out of L.A. General admission is $59.95, gates open at 6 p.m. Early entry is $84.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. -- this is a dance concert! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

2 Festival at Sandpoint: Walk off the Earth. Walk off the Earth and the Shook Twins will both be performing at the Festival at Sandpoint on Friday. Walk off the Earth is a Canadian band that's one part folk-pop, one part sketch group, and one part musical experimenters. Sandpoint natives Katelyn and Laurie Shook of the "quirky folk" band The Shook Twins return home to play with their band at the Festival at Sandpoint. General admission is $44.95, gates open at 6 p.m. Early entry is $69.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

2 Aftival: Yak Attack. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the 7th Annual Aftival with Yak Attack from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The band draws on influences from a wide spectrum of electronica, such as house, drum and bass, and breakbeat, along with elements of jam, funk, and jazz. Purchase tickets online.


2-3 PRCA Rodeo. Bonner County Fairgrounds hosts the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo - an exciting event inspired by the western traditions that demonstrate cowboy and cowgirl skills. This family-friendly rodeo offers great entertainment and fun for all ages! Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit BonnerCountyFair.com for ticket prices and more information
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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

3 City of Sandpoint Historic Walking Tour. The City of Sandpoint's Historic Preservation Committee once again hosts an Historic Walking Tour, starting at 10 a.m. in the front of the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Free and open to the public. Click to view more information.

3 Sandpoint Art Market. Outdoor art market at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., featuring fine art and handmade goods by local artists. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 208-610-5477 or email [email protected]. *Held on the first Saturday of every month through September.

3 Festival at Sandpoint: Jackson Browne. Rock and Roll and Songwriting Hall of Fame legend, Jackson Browne will be at the Festival at Sandpoint on Saturday. This concert is sold out. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

3 Aftival: Afrolicious. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the 7th Annual Aftival with Afrolicious from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Mixing African, Latin, and percussive rhythms with electronic breaks, club beat, sand heavy bass drops, an Afrolicious show is a non-stop dancing frenzy. Purchase tickets online.


Schweitzer Huckleberry Color Fun Run. Join the crazy, colorful fun at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. 2.5K and 5K fun run -- a perfect outing for the entire famil
Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

4 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Concert. Join the fun at the Family Concert at the Festival at Sandpoint on Sunday. Featuring the Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One dancers. Activities include the instrument petting zoo, animal petting zoo, clowns, face painting, fun and games and a Parents’ Corner where moms and dads can get a complimentary mini-massage. Tickets are $6, activities begin at 2:30 p.m., musical performance starts at 5 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, August 11 --

5 Swing Street Big Band. The 17-piece Swing Street Big Band performs at 6 p.m. in Lakeview Park. Along with some great instrumental favorites, listeners will be treated to the vocal stylings of local artist Maria Larson. Also featured will be accordion virtuoso Steve Filippini. And as a highlight of the performance, the band welcomes Max Curto - who has traveled all the way from London - to sing with the band. His vocals are compared with such artists as Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Free admission; bring a lawn chair.

6 Bonner Mall Seniors Day. Bonner Mall in Ponderay hosts the monthly Seniors Day from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to walk the Mall, plus there will be a featured speaker or entertainment, free refreshments, games and a drawing. Bring a friend and join the fun -- 10 years and counting for this great local event! 208-263-4272 * Held on the first Tuesday of the month.

8 Lakeside Jazz. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

8 Festival at Sandpoint: Lake Street Dive. Lake Street Dive with special guest, Darlingside will be at the Festival at Sandpoint on Thursday. Back by popular demand is indie pop, jazz, soul sensation Lake Street Dive. Special guest Darlingside is an indie folk band from Boston. General admission is $49.95, gates open at 6 p.m., Early entry is $74.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

9 Festival at Sandpoint: The Avett Brothers. The Avett Brothers perform at the Festival at Sandpoint on Friday. This alt-country band combines bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to create a unique and incredible sound. Opening is Che Apalache with a mix of South American music and bluegrass. General admission is $74.95, gates open at 6 p.m. Early entry is $99.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. - this is a dance concert! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

9 Contra Dance. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation partners with Emily Faulkner and Lost Horse Press to bring Contra Dancing from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. to Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. Contra dancing is for all ages, in the New England tradition, featuring live music with local and regional bands and lively callers. Contras, circles, and occasionally squares or long ways sets are taught, called and danced in a friendly atmosphere. $5 donation at the door. *Held on the second Friday of every month.

9 Aftival: Slim Wednesday. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the 7th Annual Aftival with Slim Wednesday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Slim Wednesday focuses on the sound of New Orleans that was pioneered by artists like Professor Longhair, Dr. John, and The Funky Meters, all of which were a huge part of Slim Wednesday’s musical background. This is a night that you definitely do not want to miss! Purchase tickets online.


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 Pub Live Music. Eichardt's Pub hosts live music with Mobius Riff from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

10 Festival at Sandpoint: Kool and the Gang. Kool and the Gang with Leroy Bell & His Only Friends will be performing at the Festival at Sandpoint on Saturday. Funk rock band Kool and the Gang has earned two Grammys, seven American Music Awards and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with popular songs such as "Get Down On It," "Ladies Night" and the No. 1 "Celebrate." Leroy Bell & His Only Friends open the show. General admission is $64.95, gates open at 6 p.m. Early entry is $89.95, gates open at 5:45 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. -- this is a dance concert! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

10 Aftival: Scott Pemberton Band
. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts the 7th Annual Aftival with the Scott Pemberton Band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Funky, surfy, rock propelled by Scott's virtuosic guitar playing. If James Brown, Dick Dale, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix planted a fruit tree in Portland, this sound might have fallen off. Purchase tickets online.

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

11 Festival at Sandpoint: Grand Finale. The Spokane Symphony with special guests Sybarite5 will be closing out the Festival at Sandpoint on Sunday. Tickets are $39.95 for adults and $10.95 for 18 and under. Gates open early at 4:30 p.m. for wine tasting and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, August 18 --

15, 17-18 Wild Rose. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts screenings of the film Wild Rose. Go to the Sandpoint Movies page for showtimes and more information.

16 SASi Summer PicnicSASi hosts a summer picnic at the City Beach Pavilion at 4 p.m. It will be a potluck, sign up for what you want to bring at the front desk at the Senior Center, 820 Main St.

16 The Lark And The Loon. DiLuna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts a concert with The Lark and the Loon at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner (make reservations by calling 208-263-0846). The Lark and the Loon are a songwriting duo consisting of husband/wife team Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen. The two bring their distinct writing styles together in what they call an exploration in the etymology of American music. They take inspiration from prewar blues and jazz, Irish dance music, Sea shanties, and traditional American music as well. Tickets to the concert are $12 in advance at DiLunas.com, and $15 at the door.

16 Movie in the Park. This free community event, presented by the Bonner County History Museum, Pine Street Dental and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation will be showing How to Train Your Dragon under the stars in Lakeview Park. Movie begins at dusk. Museum entrance is also free prior to the start of the movie! For more information go online.

16 Live Music at the Hive. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts Super Diamond from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Super Diamond, a tribute to the much loved, international pop icon Neil Diamond, perform the timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cherry Cherry,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Forever in Blue Jeans” and many more. Purchase tickets online.

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

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, August 25 --

21 Cafe Music. Di Luna's Cafe, 207 Cedar St. hosts live music with The Talbott Brothers. $15 in advance.

21 Sandpoint Summer Series. Mattox Farms Productions presents free live music by Jocelyn and Chris Arndt Band at 6:30 p.m. in Farmin Park. Sponsored by Washington Trust Bank; everyone is welcome to attend! 

21-24 Bonner County Fair. "Bounty Of The County" is this year's theme for the Bonner County Fair, held Aug. 21 through Aug. 24 at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Celebrate the bounty that our community has to offer by promoting agriculture, local talent, education and the future of our county. Go to BonnerCountyFair.com for a full 2019 Fair Week Schedule, or pick up a 2019 Fair Book at many locations throughout town.
208-263-8414

22 Redhead Express: Summer Nights Concert. Four redhead sisters. Passionate about music. See them perform live at the Bonner County Fair Outdoor Arena, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. The Redhead Express band blends folk with country, pop and bluegrass, for the best mix of summertime music! Go to BonnerCountyFair.com for ticket prices and information.

23 Challenge of Champions. The outdoor arena and grandstands at the Bonner County Fairgrounds will be rocking with top bulls and bull riders at this year's Challenge of Champions Bull Riding Tour! Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Go to BonnerCountyFair.com for ticket prices and information.


24 Lazy A .08K. The Angels Over Sandpoint hosts the first annual Lazy A .08K. The race will be held at MickDuff's Beer Hall. Registration starts at 11 a.m. followed by some beer drinking and then the group will get around to the start of the race! All proceeds go to help those in need in Bonner County. General entry is $25, VIP is $50. Registration and details on BrownPaperTickets.com.

24 Lakeside Jazz. Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Bright Moments Jazz from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

24 Sandpoint Smash Demolition Derby. The Demolition Derby at the Bonner County Fairgrounds is going to be huge this year during the Bonner County Fair! Don't miss the hard-hitting heavy metal destruction as drivers compete for prize money. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Go to BonnerCountyFair.com for ticket prices and information.

24 LDW Performing Talking Heads. The Hive and Dig Beats Productions are proud to welcome back LDW performing Talking Heads! If you missed it in the spring, you can fall right in and start making sense this August! This Portland-based band packs a friendly punch of your favorite Talking Heads songs without missing a beat. Come out and don't be slippery, people! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you feeling like you have sugar on your tongue! Go to get you some! Show starts at 9 p.m.; ages 21 and older. Tickets at LiveFromTheHive.com.

-- Here's what's coming up this week through Sunday, September 1 --

29 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.

30 Movie in the Park: Night at the Musuem. A community event presented by the Bonner County History Museum, Pine Street Dental and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, Movie in the Park will be screening "Night at the Museum" under the stars in Lakeview Park. Movie begins at dusk. Museum entrance is also free prior to the start of the movie! For more information go online.


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 Live Music at Schweitzer. The Chimney Rock Grill at Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the Electric Cole Show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

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

Here is what's coming up in September!

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

14 Ponderay Neighbor Day. Join the City of Ponderay for a family-friendly community carnival that is fun for all ages, held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Harbison Field, behind the Hoot Owl in Ponderay. Free activities include kids' crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, carnival games, tastings, demonstrations, and live music. There will also be food and retail vendors onsite, and admission is free. For more information, email [email protected] or call 208-265-5468.

14, 21, 28 3G Tour. Explore spectacular parts of the lake while seeing a variety of birdlife, private coves, towering cliffs, the islands of Hope and even mountain goats on the 3G Tour aboard the Shawnodese. Camera and binoculars are a must! Optional lunch available. Departs Kramer Marina in East Hope at noon. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

14-Oct. 31 Fall Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises offers Hope islands and eagle watching tours, Clark Fork Delta cruises, and the 3G Tours on weekends and some weekdays. For further information, prices, and reservation information, call 208-255-5253 or go to LakePendOreilleCruises.com and click on 'Cruise Schedule.'

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

26 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin' good time! Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts Yappy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, beverages, and fun.

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.

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