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ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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So take a break from it all and come out to play.

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JANUARY

VALLEY COUNTY

McCall
McCall Winter Carnival
Amazing hand carved snow sculpture.

(208) 634 - 7631


FEBRUARY

LATAH COUNTY

Moscow
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
(208) 885 - 6765


MARCH

ADA COUNTY
Boise
Medal of Honor Day
Idaho Military Museum
In recognition of the presentation of the first presentation of the Medal of Honor, the highest award presented to members of tour military. 
This event pays tribute to the Idaho Medal of Honor recipients.

(208) 272-4941

APRIL

BANNOCK COUNTY

Pocatello
Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo
(208) 235-7659

BOISE COUNTY

Boise
Gene Harris Jazz Festival
Since 1997

(208) 426-JAZZ

NEZ PIERCE COUNTY

Lewiston
Dogwood Festival
Since 1984

(208) 292 - 2447

MAY


CLEARWATER COUNTY

Weippe
Third weekend in May
Weippe Camas Festival celebrates the history of the area.
It was on the Weippe Prairie that the Nez Perce
met and assisted Lewis and Clark,
after their difficult journey over the Bitterroot Mountains.

http://www.pierce-weippechamber.com/


JUNE

BOISE COUNTY

Boise
Idaho Shakespeare Festival
(208) 429 - 9908

FREMONT COUNTY

Ashton
Fort Henry Buckskinners
Mountain Man Rendezvous
5 day event
Relive the days of the early trappers
who chiseled their names on rocks
in the Conant Valley in what would become Idaho. 
Black powder shoots, council fire, variety of family oriented events.

(208)  652-3489

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Weiser
National Fiddler’s Festival
Dedicated to preserving and perpetuating fiddler music.
Since 1953

(208) 414 - 0255


JULY

BANNOCK COUNTY

Pocatello
Idaho International Folk Dance Festival
Since 1986
Many activities including:
ceremony dance performances,
dance instruction and family activity

(208) 356 - 5700

CANYON COUNTY

Nampa
Snake River Stampede
(208) 466 - 8497

TETON COUNTY

Driggs
Teton Valley Summer Festival
Balloons soaring over the majestic
Teton Mountain Range

(208) 345 -  2500

AUGUST

BINGHAM COUNTY

Fort Hall
Shoshone  Bannock Indian Festival
2500 - 3000 dancers, parade, rodeo

(208) 239 - 9593

BONNER COUNTY

Sandpoint
Festival at Sandpoint
Since 1982

(208) 265-4554


CLEARWATER COUNTY

Pierce
1st weekend in August
1860 Days Celebration commemorates the founding
of the first mining town in Idaho.

http://www.pierce-weippechamber.com/


CLEARWATER COUNTY

Pierce
Second weekend in August.
Oregon Trail
Three Island Crossing
Three Island State Park
The event is a reenactment of the settlers crossing the
Snake River at Glenns Ferry.
One of the most famous river crossings on the Oregon Trail.

http://glennsferryidaho.org/three_island_crossing_org.htm

ELMORE COUNTY

Glenns Ferry
Three Island Crossing
Horses and rodeo reenactment
historic pioneer wagon train crossing the Snake River
which was part of the Oregon Trail.
Other events including
pioneer arts and crafts
and mountain men rendezvous

(208) 366-2394


SHOSHONE COUNTY

Cataldo
Held on August 15 (annually):
Coeur d'Alene Indian Pilgrimage
Old Mission State Park
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe returns to the mission
built by their ancestors more than 150 years ago;
now  called Old Mission State Park near Cataldo.
The tribe's annual pilgrimage to the cemetery and church is followed by
Mass and a dinner accompanied by Native American
drumming, singing and dancing.

http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/oldmission.aspx


SEPTEMBER

BINGHAM COUNTY

Shelley
Spud Day
(208) 357 - 3390

BLAINE COUNTY

Ketchum
Sun Valley Wagon Days
Since 1958
Good Old West Entertainment

(208) 726 - 3423



OCTOBER

BLAINE COUNTY

Hailey-Ketchum
Second weekend in October
Trailing of the Sheep Festival.
Events include a variety of cultural activities and programs relating
to the historyof sheep ranching in Idaho and the Wood River Valley,
and the Basque and Scottish heritage of the region including:
a sheep poetry reading and music,
sheep folk life fair,
storytelling,
and guided walk to view sheepherder tree carvings

http://www.trailingofthesheep.org

BLAINE COUNTY

Sun Valley
Sun Valley Swing ‘n Jazz Jamboree
(208) 726 - 3423



NOVEMBER

ADA COUNTY

Boise
Winter Garden aGlow
Idaho Botanical Garden
A family favorite with over 250,000 lights, refreshments, holiday music, and roaring bonfires.
(208) 343-8649


DECEMBER

BINGHAM COUNTY

Blackfoot
Live Nativity at Jensen’s Grove
Horsedrawn wagons will take you through the wooded park to view scenes depicting the events that surround the birth of our Savior.  Live entertainment and refreshment next to warm fires in the shelter.

(208) 785-0510

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