Idaho Local Events 2013

Idaho local events are lots of fun! Idaho invites visitors to join in with locals for events of every description in 2013. Listed here are just some of the favorites.

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Idaho local events include the arts, entertainment, celebrations, fairs and festivals, rodeos and just plain good, down-home fun. From unique musical celebrations from jazz to bluegrass, to festivals honoring nature and lifestyles of Idaho, be sure you include one or more of the unique Idaho local events on your travels to the Gem State. Note: Dates are subject to change. To verify dates, call the information numbers listed for the event.

Image Preview There are visitor centers throughout Idaho to help you with local planning to add what-to-see ideas to your trip, or to help you with shopping ideas or lodging and dining suggestions. For a listing of locations and telephone numbers of these information sources, see the list here.

In addition to Idaho local events listed, most Idaho counties hold an annual County Fair. If you have interest in attending one of these scheduled events, go to Idaho County Fairs for 2013 for a listing.

Many Idaho towns also schedule an annual rodeo for your enjoyment. If rodeos are your cup of tea, go to Idaho Rodeos for 2013 for our listing of rodeos.


McCall Winter Carnival, January 25 - February 3 - At McCall, Idaho. 47th Annual Event. Snow sculptures, Mardi Gras theme parade, children’s activities and musical entertainment are only a part of this annual local event. Information: (208) 634-7611

Sun Valley Nordic Festival, January 26 - February 3 - At Sun Valley, Idaho. 9 full days of winter activities. Lots of fun, including races and other Nordic adventures, plus helpful clinics. Information: (208) 725-2110


Priest Lake Sled Dog Race, February 2 - 3 - At Priest Lake, Idaho. 75 teams compete in one-to 20 mile races. Mushers, who range in age from four to 62, race dog teams of one to eight dogs. Races start and end at the U.S. Forest Service airstrip. Great local event. Information: (208) 683-2387

Sandpoint Winter Carnival, February 15 - 24 - At Sandpoint, Idaho. 40th Annual Edition. This local event includes a Winter Carnival Parade, Taste of Sandpoint and many other fun family events. A torchlight parade at Schweitzer Mountain on Saturday as well as fireworks and live music. Information: (208) 255-1876

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, February 20 - 23 - At Moscow, Idaho. Selected as one of the top events in America by the American Bus Association, you'll boogie with the best at this musical extravaganza. More than 50 of the world's greatest jazz artists conduct workshops and participate in concert performances. Information: (208) 885-6765


Stanley Sled Dog Rendezvous, March 12 - 13 - At Stanley, Idaho. A competitive weekend featuring mushers and sled dogs celebrating winter in the Stanley-Sawtooth Basin. A variety of races covering from 8 to 60 miles. Information: (208) 774-3411

Gene Harris Jazz Festival, March 20 - 21 - At Boise, Idaho. The annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival is a tribute to the late Gene Harris who inspired audiences and young musicians throughout his long and distinguished career. The Thursday downtown Club Night features nine venues with national and local jazz artists for this local event. Saturday evening's Gene Harris Family and Friends concert at the BSU Pavilion honors Gene Harris' memory. Information: (208) 426-3498


Dogwood Festival of the Lewis-Clark Valley, April 1 - 30 - At Lewiston, Idaho and various venues in the Lewis-Clark Valley. The Annual Dogwood Festival is a month-long celebration of arts, recreation and family fun. Offering such diverse events as a Classic Show & Shine, the 3-on-3 Dogwood Dunk Basketball Tournament, Seaport River Run, the Swing into Spring Jazz concert & dance and Art Under the Elms. This Idaho local event has something for everyone. Information: (208) 792-2447

Pebble Creek Hillclimb, April 5 - 6 - At Inkom, Idaho (Pebble Creek Ski Area). Here is a local event worth seeing! Watch the wild ride as these guys race 225+HP snowmobiles up the mountain with grades up to 75%. Each driver is looking to grab a share of $50,000.00 in cash and prizes. Information: (208) 775-4452

Salmon River Jet Boat Races, April 19 - 21 - At Riggins, Idaho. World-class jet boat racing on the Salmon River. This is the first leg of the U.S. Championship Jet Boat Race. This local event draws competitors from around the World. Attend this popular event. Information: (208) 628-3095

East Idaho Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo, April 19 - 20 - At Idaho Falls, Idaho (Shilo Inn). Fly fishing and fly-tying event with demonstrations by fly-tyers from all over the country and tying and casting workshops for all, including women and children. Ends Saturday night with an auction and banquet fundraiser. My favorite local event! Information: (208) 524-7160

Spring Derby, April 27 - May 5 - On Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho. This springtime fishing tournament is sponsored by the Pend Oreille Idaho Club, and offers cash prizes and bragging rights to the winners. Information: (208) 264-5796


Moscow Renaissance Faire, May 4 - 5 - At Moscow, Idaho. This annual celebration of spring with crafts, fine foods and a separate acoustic stage features musical performances all day long. A huge Kid's Area offers a wide variety of games and activities for children and parents. This event began over 25 years ago as a release from the winter doldrums. Today, this local event is a showcase of costumed characters from throughout the Northwest re-creating the Renaissance. Information: (208) 882-1800

Lost In The Fifties, May 16 - 19 - At Sandpoint, Idaho. Now in its 27th year, this event celebrates the culture and music of the 1950s. Featured performers (to be announced), a street dance, a car show and more. Information: (208) 263-9321

Dog A'Lene, May 18 - At Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. "All Things Dogs" is a free entry fun time for humans and their dogs. Costume contests, best tricks event and a fun Doxie Dash. Information: (208) 415-0116

Weippe Camas Festival, May 17 - 19 - At Weippe, Idaho. Fun for everyone at the town's Mini-Park. Enjoy a fun run, old-time arts & crafts and a Dutch oven cook-off. Information: (208) 435-4362

Challis Mountain Lilac Festival, May 21 - June 23 - At Challis, Idaho. The Challis Lilac Festival invites visitors to come during the months of May and June. This festival celebrates lilacs through a series of events throughout the two months. Local event includes a Lilac Arts & Crafts Festival, Western Comedy Plays, Cowboy Poetry, Golf Tournament, the Round Valley Horse Show, a Lilac Parade, the Mario D'Orazio Golf Tournament, a Photo Contest, and the Annual 4D Turn & Burn Barrel Race. Please check the Festival website at Information: (208) 879-2771

Sun Valley Wellness Festival, May 23 - 27 - At Sun Valley, Idaho. Classes, seminars and vendors feature ideas for the spirit, body and mind. Information: (208) 726-2777

St. Anthony Fisherman‘s Breakfast, May 24 - At St. Anthony, Idaho. This annual local event marks the beginning of fishing season. Many activities follow the free breakfast from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. Information: (208) 624-4870


Idaho Shakespeare Festival, June 1 - September 29 - At Boise, Idaho. Each summer, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Idaho's premier professional theater company, stages a full season by the Bard and other classical playwrights. Performances run in repertory Tuesday-Sunday at the Festival's stunning outdoor amphitheater on the banks of the Boise River. Picnics are encouraged and an array of goodies and beverages are also available for purchase at each performance. The Festival Website is - Information: (208) 429-9908

Image Preview The Shakespeare Festival is a super event! The 2013 season (the 37th) includes: "Blythe Spirit", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", "King Richard III", and "The Foreigner".

Big Water Blowout River Festival, June 1 - At Riggins, Idaho. Bring your friends and your family to experience the season's biggest water! There will be many raft companies with licensed guides ready and waiting to take you on the river, as a minimum donation gets you an all day pass for rafting with any company. Other activities include a Dutch Oven Cook-Off, an After Raft Party and entertainment. Visit Information: (866) 221-3901

Mountain Brewer‘s Beer Festival, June 1 - At Idaho Falls, Idaho. Established as the premier beer event in the Northern Rockies, more than 140 breweries with 300 varieties of beer converge on Sandy Downs race track. The festival provides a lot of fun for non-drinkers as well. Live music, root beer and cream soda, food, raffle items, a silent art auction and a chance to enjoy the fun. Information: (208) 523-1010

Gyro Days - Lead Creek Derby, June 13 - 15 - At Wallace, Idaho. Northern Idaho's oldest river race and community carnival. Information: (208) 753-7151

Magic Valley Dairy Days, June 13 - 16 - At Wendell, Idaho. Dairy Days are celebrated the third weekend in June each year to acknowledge the dairy industry's contributions to the Magic Valley. Includes a parade, food booths, arts/crafts, entertainment, free ice cream, evening melodrama by the Snake River Community Players. Information for this local event: (208) 316-4892

Car d'Lane Classic Car Show, June 14 - 15 - At Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The Friday night cruise, featuring hundreds of classic cars and trucks, kicks off the event. Saturday's Show And Shine offers a closer look at autos and trucks from 1975 and earlier. Information: (208) 415-0116

National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival, June 16 -22 - At Weiser, Idaho. Over 300 of the Nation's top fiddlers compete for National Champion titles. The weeklong event includes three stages of entertainment, free music workshops, arts, crafts, one of Idaho's largest parades and non stop jamming around town. Don't miss the bluegrass concert series throughout the festival. Information: (208) 414-0255

Idaho Regatta at Burley, June 21 - 23 - At Burley, Idaho. A three-day speedboat spectacular on the Snake River featuring ninety of the nation‘s finest flat-bottom boats. Six classes of 140-mph power boats and four classes of top alcohol drag boats that reach speeds of more than 200 mph. Information: (208) 679-4793

Idaho State Square & Round Dance Festival, Dates TBA - At Rupert, Idaho. Workshops and dances showcasing many different styles are on tap during this unique local event. Information: (208) 736-8093

Idaho Days, June 27 - 29 - At Franklin, Idaho, the States oldest permanent settlement (April 14, 1860). Enjoy an old-fashioned parade, a fair, games, tours of historic buildings and homes and fun for everyone. Information: (208) 646-2300

Sandpoint Summer Sampler, June 27 - At Sandpoint, Idaho. This 6th Annual event is held at Farmin Park (Oak St. & 3rd Ave.) in downtown Sandpoint. Sample culinary specials from the town's finest restaurants during this food festival. There is also a beer and wine garden and cooking competitions. Enjoy! Information: (800) 800-2106

Welsh Festival (Eisteddfod) - June 27 - 30 - At Malad City, Idaho. Annual Welsh heritage event celebrating the area's settling in the mid-1800's by Welsh pioneers. Welsh music, dancing, crafts, food, and games. Fun for all at this local event! Information: (208) 766-4010


Teton Valley Summer Festival, TBA - At Driggs, Idaho. A festival featuring air balloons in a rally overlooking the Grand Teton Mountain Range. 4 days of balloon rides, games, parades, rodeo action, golf tournament, bike races, a fiddler's contest and a craft/antique fair. Information: (208) 354-2500

Hailey Days of the Old West, July 2 - 6 - At Hailey, Idaho. Experience an old-time Fourth of July celebration in true Old West fashion. Rodeo, parade, shootout, BBQ, antique market, flapjack breakfast and fireworks. Information: (208) 788-2700

Salmon River Days, July 3 -7 - At Salmon, Idaho. This local event festivities include a kids fishing derby, family reunions, arts and crafts, boat and bike races, demolition derby, parade and fireworks display, cowboy poetry, a concert, an auction, the Leadore Rodeo, a community dance, softball games, sidewalk sales, horseshoe tournament, horse races, motorcross races and a Quilt Show. Held all over Salmon, most activities are free, some events have an admission charge. There will also be an art show, and activities at the new Sacajawea Interpretive and Educational Center. Information: (208) 756-2100

Idaho International Summerfest, July 8 - 13 - At Rexburg, Idaho and July 15 - 20 - at Burley, Idaho. 28th Anniversary. Hundreds of dancers from around the world share their culture and promote world peace. Free events include a parade, dances, youth culture, and Humanitarian Day. Tickets are required for indoor performances. Information: (208) 356-5700

Idaho International Choral Festival, - July 9 - 14 - At Pocatello, Idaho. This event is held at Idaho State University and other local venues. See and hear choirs from Algeria, Brazil, China, Kenya, Lithuania, Nigeria, Romainia, Spain and Taiwan, as well as the United States as the World comes together in song. For details, go to or call (208) 232-8598

Craigmont Jam'n In The Park, July 11, 18 and 25 - At Lewiston, Idaho. Every Thursday in July (except the 4th), don't miss this FREE Musical Jam Session at Lewiston's Craigmont City Park. Music starts at 5pm every evening. Bring your blankets, chairs and happy attitude. Information: (208) 924-0050

Jazz in the Canyon Weekend, July 12 - 13 - At Twin Falls, Idaho. It took thousands of years to create a theatre worthy of such an event: A venue carved in stone, where melodies float on the wind and soar to the heavens, where notes tumble over rocks and are cleansed by the mist of a great river. Jazz in the Canyon is the summer’s biggest musical event. See the Times News or log on to for a complete listing of activates. For tickets to this local event, call 1-866-Twin Falls. Information: (208) 733-3974

Historic Skills Fair, July 14 - At Cataldo, Idaho. Historic skills artists demonstrate and sell their wares during this day-long event at Old Mission State Park. See demonstrations of quilting, weaving, blacksmithing, spinning and other historic crafts. Old time fiddlers provide the music. Food is available at this local event. Information: (208) 682-3814

Rendezvous in the Park, July 18 - 21 - At Moscow, Idaho. This local event begun in 1983 by the city and the Moscow Arts Commission. In 1990, Rendezvous in Moscow, Inc. was formed as a private, non-profit corporation. Over the years, Rendezvous has showcased some of the country's best musicians, many of whom have gone on to win honors such as The Grammy, the Country Music Award and the Handy Award. Visit for details. Information: (208) 882-1178

Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts & Crafts Fair, July 20 - 21 - At Stanley, Idaho. This two-day event brings more than 130 artists and craftsmen from throughout the Northwest to Stanley. Only artists displaying their own original, handcrafted items are permitted to participate. All work is juried at the time of the fair. The fair provides a rare opportunity to be able to purchase art directly from the artist. Entertainment occurs throughout the day with a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Information: (253) 964-2942

Annual Basque Picnic, July 21 - At Gooding, Idaho. The day begins with Mass at 11:00 a.m. A barbeque will follow with lamb chops, Basque rice, beans, salad and bread being served until 3:00 p.m. Chorizos are served after 3:00 p.m. There are Basque dancers, games, foot races for the kids and weight carrying contests for adults. An auction is held, with lambs, and huge loaves of Basque bread for sale. Information: (208) 934-5840

Priest River Timber Days, July 26 - 28 - At Priest River, Idaho. Car show Friday night, huckleberry pancake breakfast Saturday morning. Parade, an arts-and-crafts fair, and a family dance. Information: (208) 448-2721

Julyamsh Pow-Wow, July 26 - 28 - At Post Falls, Idaho. Hundreds of Native American drummers, horsemen and dancers come together in harmony and peace to compete during one of the nation's largest outdoor powwows. More than 200 booths feature traditional goods, clothing, jewelry, drums and furs for sale. Storytelling demonstrations, rodeo events and traditional bareback races are part of this annual celebration. Camping for this local event is available nearby. Information: (800) 523-2464


Bear Lake Raspberry Days, August 1 - 3 - At Bear Lake, Idaho. A great local event, this annual raspberry celebration with a craft fair, Miss Berry Princess contest, raspberry recipe cook-off, rodeo, dances, fireworks and local entertainment. Held in the Bear Lake area at Garden City, Utah. Information: (435) 946-2197

Festival at Sandpoint, August 1 - 11 - At Sandpoint, Idaho. A series of classical, blues, country, pop, rock n'roll and jazz concerts under the stars on Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint. Food and beverages available for purchase, or bring your own. Website: Information: (888) 265-4554

Image Preview   The Festival at Sandpoint is celebrating 31 years in 2013. The under-the-stars concerts promise to be special. Visit their website and hear audio clips of the scheduled performers.

Pierce 1860 Days Celebration, August 2 - 4 - At Pierce, Idaho. The entire town of Pierce commemorates the founding of their town and the state of Idaho with a weekend full of activities. Events planned for this year include a BBQ & ice cream social in the park with live music by The Amateurs, dancing Friday and Saturday with Grahams Band, an ATV fun run, a co-ed softball tournament, an arts & crafts fair, a bake sale & flea market, History of Pierce display, a parade, fun for children including a clown, face painting and a tug-of-war. Other activities include Jail-to-Bail and the Spanish Club duck race. The Bradbury Logging Museum will be open. Information: (208) 435-4406

Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival & Contest, August 2 - 4 - At Yellow Pine, Idaho. This foot-stompin' local event is a nationally-acclaimed harmonica contest and musical celebration. It takes place in this small gold mining town (population 35) that looks and feels like Idaho 100 years ago. This is a tribute to the importance of the mouth organ in the musical history of the old West. Food is available and craft vendors display and offer their wares. Campsites available on a first-come basis. Information: (208) 633-6208

Annual Soul Food Extravaganza, August 3 - At Boise, Idaho. A feast for the senses at Julia Davis Park featuring traditional ethnic foods like BBQ beef, pork and chicken; jambalaya, fried catfish, collard greens and sweet potato pie. Music (everything from Gospel to Jazz), African storytelling, and children's activities. Event proceeds go to local charities. The times are 11am until 8pm. Information: (208) 429-1526

Raspberry Festival, August 4 - At Cottonwood, Idaho. This 21st Annual Raspberry Festival is a benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in Cottonwood. This country festival features homemade Raspberry shortcake and BBQ beef sandwiches, live entertainment, cultural and craft demonstrations, arts & crafts booths, raffle, 10K fun run/walk and car show. Information: (208) 962-2050

Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival, August 9 - 11 - At Fort Hall, Idaho. The 50th Annual Celebration of Indian culture. Festivities include traditional Indian dances, parades, All-Indian rodeo, Feasts, Arts and Culture vendors, Art show, high stakes bingo, fun run, Indian crafts, traditional handgames and a soft ball tournament. Information: (208) 238-0680, Ext. 108

Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, August 9 - 11 - Near Driggs, Idaho @ Alta, Wyoming. This local event provides three full days of incredible bluegrass music at Grand Targhee Resort, located on the west side of the Teton Mountains. Arts and crafts, food courts, flat pick guitar contest and children's activities are held throughout the weekend. Tent camping at Grand Targhee in the beautiful national forest is available during the Bluegrass Music Festival weekend. The Festival attracts the country's greatest bluegrass talent to the outdoor stage. Information: (307) 353-2300

Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival, August 9 - 11 - At Ketchum. Idaho. This 3-day exhibition is held at Atkinson Park and is rated one of the top 100 best arts and crafts shows in the United States. See artists and craftsmen showing their skills in woodworking, ceramics, metalwork, and more. Information: (208) 726-9491

Wallace Heritage - Huckleberry Festival, August 16 - 17 - At Wallace, Idaho. Stroll the Historic Streets of Wallace, tour a silver mine or visit the Oasis Bordello Museum during a fun-filled weekend. Art, Craft, and Food booths will be available along with Historic Skills Demonstrations, and activities for kids of all ages. Watch the judging of the Annual Huckleberry Bake-Off and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Saturday begins the Rotary Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast followed by a 5K run. Music all weekend. Information: (208) 753-7151

Coeur d‘Alene Wooden Boat Festival, August 17 - 18 - At Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Annual Wooden Boat Festival promises a spotlight on wooden boats with over 80 exhibitors expected. Also view the on-land display of new boats by three area dealers and several watercraft booths. Two fun-filled days of activities, vendors and entertainment! Information: (208) 664-3194

St. Anthony Summerfest, August 23 - At St. Anthony, Idaho. Festival of local arts and crafts, farmers market, music and entertainment. Information: (208) 624-4870

Vikingman Warrior Weekend. August 23 - 24 - At Burley/Heyburn, Idaho. Half-mile and mile runs during the Family Fun Run evening of August 23rd. Then, on August 24th, a half marathon and an Olympic distance duathlon, plus a half distance triathlon and an Olympic distance triathlon, and a half distance aquabike and an Olympic distance aquabike will all be contested. Half triathlon and Olympic triathlon teams are welcome. Information:

Bannock County Bluegrass Festival, August 23 - 25 - At Pocatello, Idaho. Come and enjoy a weekend filled with toe tapping bluegrass and gospel music. Bring the family and enjoy a relaxing weekend filled with good music, beautiful scenery, good food and lots of parking lot picking. Music workshops, beginners jam and advanced musicians jam. Information: (360) 436-1179

Paul Bunyon Days, August 30 - September 2 - At St. Maries, Idaho. Parade, logging competitions, carnival rides, food booths, crafts, evening and street dances and a fireworks show on Sunday night. Information: (208) 245-3563

Ketchum Wagon Days, August 31 - September 2 - At Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho. Since 1958, Ketchum Wagon Days has annually celebrated the mining heritage of the Wood River Valley with four days of good Old West entertainment including a shootout, BBQs, Fiddler's contest, Mountain Man Rendezvous, live music and the Big Hitch parade - the longest non-motorized parade in the Northwest. Pancake breakfasts, western dances, antique shows, craft fair, entertainment, food and a rodeo. Information: (208) 726-3423

Bellevue's Annual Labor Day Celebration, August 31 - September 2 - At Bellevue, Idaho. This 89th Annual Celebration is one of the fun-filled Idaho local events. Includes an ice cream social, special events for the kids and other entertainment with a historical focus. On Saturday, take a free tour of the Minnie Moore Mine. Sunday features bands and other activities at the park, and on Monday, there's a 5K Fun Run, a pancake breakfast, and a parade. Information: (208) 788-2128


Art in the Park, September 6 - 8 - At Boise, Idaho. This 59th Annual event features artists from throughout the Northwest who bring original works of art to display and sell at this three-day outdoor event that includes a variety of food and entertainment. Held at Julia Davis Park with proceeds benefiting the Boise Art Museum. Information: (208) 345-8330

Sagebrush Arts Fest, September 14 - 15 - At Pocatello, Idaho. Artists display and sell their works, including paintings, glass, pottery, jewelry, etc. Food and entertainment are available both days. A free hands-on Children's Art Yard is a special feature. Young and old alike can learn tie dying, block painting, pottery throwing, mural painting, etc. Information: (208) 232-0970

Idaho Spud Day, September 21 - At Shelley, Idaho. Annual Idaho Spud Day is a country-style gala celebration of the Idaho potato offering fun for visitors of all ages. Events include a parade, music, demolition derby, free baked potato lunch at noon, Dutch oven cook-off, World championship potato picking, and Spud Tug. Information: (208) 357-3390

Fall Heritage Festival, September 21 - At Rathdrum, Idaho. Bluegrass music, mountain-man encampment and an antique car show. Information for this local event: (208) 687-9333

Idaho State Draft Horse & Mule Int'l Show, September 19 - 23 - At Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint, Idaho. Exhibitions, competitions and seminars about these large-hoofed equines are showcased. Information: (208) 691-4365

Thousand Springs Festival, September 21 - 22 - At Wendell, Idaho. A celebration of nature in the spectacular setting of the Nature Conservancy's Thousand Springs Preserve. Arts and crafts, food, fine art auction, huge raffle prizes, live music, antique dairy barn tours, hiking, meals, free horse and wagon rides. Information: (208) 432-5527


Trailing of the Sheep Festival, October 10 - 13 - At Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho. Trailing of the Sheep Festival is the recipient of the Idaho Governor's Award for Outstanding Cultural Heritage Tourism. Events include a variety of cultural activities and programs relating to the history of 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, story telling, and guided walk to view sheepherder tree carvings. Additional activities include workshops on spinning, weaving, and cooking w/ lamb. The 3-day event concludes with a parade and a chance to trail with local herders and their sheep through downtown Ketchum. Information: (208) 720-0585

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree, October 16 - 20 - At Sun Valley, Idaho. At this Idaho local event, two hundred musicians from around the world and 6,000 jazz enthusiasts will come together once again in Sun Valley for the Annual Swing'n' Dixie Jazz Jamboree. A variety of tickets are available from the five-day All Events Badge to daily tickets and may be ordered in advance by calling (877) 478-5277. Information: (208) 726-3423


Clearwater-Snake Steelhead Derby, November 23 - 30 - At Lewiston, Idaho. The nation's largest steelhead fishing derby takes place on the Clearwater and Snake rivers. More than $10,000 cash and prizes! Chili feed, seminars and fun activities. Information: (800) 933-2128

Coeur d‘Alene Resort Holiday Light Parade and Show, November 22 - January 1 - At Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This spectacular event begins with a parade and fireworks. Features include a cruise to the "North Pole" nightly. Information: (208) 765-4000

Christmas City USA, November 22 - At Rupert, Idaho. Santa Claus arrives in Rupert to officially begin the Christmas season by lighting Christmas City USA. Chili feed and entertainment in the picturesque Rupert City Park, plus a festival of trees in the nearby American Red Cross building. Information: (208) 679-4793

Preston Festival of Lights, November 20 - December 30 - At Preston, Idaho. This local event and winter festival opens with a parade and includes music and one of the best displays of Christmas lights in Idaho. Information: (208) 852-2703


Yuletide Lighting Festival, December 7 - At Wallace, Idaho. A special celebration of holiday good cheer in the downtown area. Information: (208) 753-7151