July 2017

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An old-fashioned Parade, Celebration, and hometown Rodeo during White Bird Days on Father’s Day weekend in mid-June is always wildly popular. Other fun, family events range from a Sausage Feed in March, to Art Shows & Sales, Chili Cook-Offs, and more. Check this website for contact information about our events and family festivals occurring throughout the year in White Bird, Idaho.

Community events and festivals occur frequently in White Bird, Idaho and in addition to the annual Festival & Parade in mid June, range from trap shoots, to Easter Egg Hunts, bike rides, a Halloween youth party, the Rebekah Turkey Dinner, and Christmas programs….there’s a lot going on in this small town in north central Idaho.

July – 2017


The 1st A nnual Cajun Style Crawdad Boil

Saturday, July 1st , at 4 PM , in downtown White Bird.  Presented by White Bird American Legion Post #152 and the 3 Rivers Chapter of the American Legion Riders.
Advance tickets are $20/person; $25 on July 1.  Contact Homer Brown, 208.315.2293, or Walt Lindsey, 208.404.8571 for more details or to purchase tickets.
Bon Temps Roulez , that’s Cajun for “Let the Good Times Roll.”

Grangeville Farmers’ (GFM) Market; Saturdays from 9-1 , starts July 1st and goes through September.
Local, fresh, produce at Pioneer Park on Main Street.  Also holding market during the four, Thursday, “Music in the Park”, concerts.
Homemade baked goods, lots of craft items.  On “kick off day”, enjoy free coffee and music by the SyndiCat Bros, Pete Northcutt and Johnnie Henderson.


World Famous Winchester Open Rodeo, continues July 1st and 2nd

July 1st and July 2nd at the Floyd Welborn Arena in the Pines (Western States Ranch Rodeo Association). 12:30 PM.
Days of good, family fun.  In addition to the rodeo there will be a Cowboy breakfast and Cowboy Church.
For more information or for updates, phone Diana Humphrey, 208.924.5840 or email her, dianahumphrey3@hotmail.com .
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106th Annual Gran Grangeville rodeo geville Border Days

Rodeos Saturday, July 1st ; Sunday, July 2nd ; and Monday, July 3rd at 6 PM
Parades on Sunday, July 2nd ; Monday, July 3rd ; and Tuesday, July 4th at 2 PM

Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo since 1912.  This is the 106th year.  For details and updates, click here .

  • Parades all three days; “Wild Roots of Country” theme
  • Royalty:  Queen Rachael Stevens and Princess Micaela Farris
  • Grand Marshal, Melvin Gill of Cow Creek
  • Cowboy breakfast
  • Street sports
  • Toy scramble
  • Chicken Scramble
  • Wild Stick Horse Race
  • Camas Prairie Cruisers Car Show on Sunday, July 2nd at 9 AM
  • Firecracker Fun Run
  • Walking tacos; strawberry shortcake in the Park
  • Art in the Park
  • Hole in the Wall Art Show sponsored by Central Idaho Art Association
  • Live Music (after the rodeo) with Coltrain on July 1st/2nd and Vintage Youth on July 3rd; Free Admission
  • Great Fireworks by the Grangeville Volunteer Fire Department; 10 PM, GHS Football Field


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, July 6th , noon , at the school. Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


Lolo Pass Visitor Center Begins Interpretive Programs

The first in a series of Nez Perce National Historic Trail Interpretive Programs starts Friday, July 7 .  Beginning at 10 AM, speaker Chuck Raddon will present “When History Bumps Into Itself on the Lolo Trail.”  These talks are “family-friendly” and FREE.  Other presentations will follow in July and go through September.  The Visitor Center is located along the Idaho-Montana state line on U.S. Highway 12.   More information is available by calling the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, 942.3113.  Enjoy a beautiful day with your family at the center.


NezPerce Prairie Days, Friday, July 7th , and Saturday, July 8th

Annual celebration in nearby NezPerce has something for everyone.  The theme this year is “Glow in the Park.”  So many activities to choose from, including:

  • Youth Sports Bake Sale; Coed Softball Tournament; Bungee Jumping
  • Kids Races and Games; Bingo, Parade and Kiddie Parade
  • Ice Cream Social; Pulled Pork Dinner; Breakfast on Saturday
  • Live and Silent Auction; Library Tours; Historical Museum
  • Live Music in the Park featuring Bodie Dominguez on Friday, Aaron Cerutti on Saturday
  • For more information, click


Stites Days this weekend!!!

Stites will hold its summer celebration on July 7th, 8th, and 9th .  Planned events include Adult and Kids’ Games, Chicken Poop Bingo, a corn hole toss, beer bobbing!
There will also be a parade, a horseshoe contest, a pancake breakfast, duck races, an ATV poker run, and lots, lots, more.
The high school graduating class of 1957 will serve as Grand Marshals!!!
(The “Idaho Free Press” has a more complete list of events for these days and contact phone numbers.)


Ceremony in Grangeville to feature antique aircraft!!!

The Idaho County Airport (Grangeville) is inviting the public to a grand “reopening” ceremony to celebrate last year’s runway and taxiway reconstruction.  On Wednesday, July 12th, from 11 am to 4 pm, the public will have an opportunity to see visit the airport and see these improvements first-hand.  Participating in this day’s events is the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club which will have more than 30 planes on “static” display.  Come on out to the airport to see these vintage aircraft!!!


Clearwater-Elk City Wagon Road Celebration, Saturday, July 15th , and Sunday, July 16th

The Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Celebration is a historical trip down the wagon road where supplies were hauled to the gold fields in the Elk City area beginning in 1895.   Activities include a parade, museum, quilt show, vendors, lunch, raffles, historical presentation, old-time gospel hour.   (The Wagon Road Museum is located in Clearwater in the Grange Hall.  It tells the story of the early pioneers in this area and how the supplies were hauled to the Elk City area gold mines.  The museum will be open all weekend!) for a very interesting article about this famous wagon road by the Department of Agriculture.

For a more detailed listing of events, see the flyer .


Lolo Pass Visitor Center Continues Interpretive Programs

The next in the series of Nez Perce National Historic Trail Interpretive Programs takes place on Wednesday, July 26 , at 10 AM.   Speakers Allen, Josiah, and Lynette Pinkham present “Facts Behind the Artifacts:  Men and Women in Traditional Nez Perce Culture.”   These talks are “family-friendly” and FREE.  Other presentations continue through September.   The Visitor Center is located along the Idaho-Montana state line on U.S. Highway 12.   More information is available by calling the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, 942.3113.  Enjoy a beautiful day with your family at the center.


HSN! , 25th Annual Hot Summer Nights, Riggins, Idaho;  Friday, July 28 , 4-11 pm and Saturday, July 29 , 12 pm-12 am.
“The rockin’ most time of the year.”

A talent show, car show, live music. Canyon Camillions and Talent Show on the 28th; J.R. & the Stingrays on Saturday night, the 29th, 9-12 PM.
Gates open Friday at 4 PM.  Smile the Clown will be handing out balloons.
Joaquin & Dave begin the Friday evening program at 6:45 PM.
Joaquin, Verna, & Dave perform Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce.  For complete details, visit this web page .

Mid-July through August

Summer Concert Series , Grangeville Pioneer Park (8th year)

At 6 PM , Thursday evenings , in the City Park; bring your chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and enjoy the evening.
Sponsored by the Grangeville Chamber and Grangeville Arts, Inc.
Concerts are FREE, but a donation will help with entertainment costs.  This summer’s line-up of artists;
Gipsy Moon, July 13th ; Moscow duo Jon and Rand, July 20th ; The Moscow Mules, July 27th ; and in August, The Hitmen.