June 2017

There’s lots to do in White Bird…year-round.

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.

JUNE – 2017


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, June 1st , noon , at the school. Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


Just For the Hill of It ” Bike Race

Saturday, June 3rd at 8:00 AM man-riding-bicycle-animated

  • Begins at Hammer Creek Rec. Park with gentle climb starting at 1600′ and summitting at 3800′.  13 miles with challenging switchbacks
  • All ages welcome; lunch provided
  • Contact Cindy Higgins, 208.983.8550
  • A benefit for the Syringa Hospital Hospice;  for more information, click here

“Big Water Blowout River Festival”, Riggins, Idaho

A family fun event on the Salmon River.  Some Outfitters offering discounted raft trips available from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Thrill seekers come paddle HUGE rapids with experienced guides and enjoy the magnificent scenery.  A Dutch Oven Cook-Off Contest.  Food vendors and beer garden.  NO ADMISSION CHARGE.  For more details, click here .


Pathfinders Fun Run, starting at Fish Creek.  Open to the Public.

Contact the Pathfinders website for further information.


White Bird Days Parade and Celebration – Saturday, June 17th
This 2017, family event is organized by the

  • Horse Pucky ticket sales, before the parade
  • Parade at 11 AM “Adventure Idaho-Livin’ the Good Life” ; parade line-up 10 AM
  • Parade entry form is available here .  (Contact Danielle, 208.839.2457, or email blondechica226@gmail.com. )
  • White Bird rodeo queen, Cassie Chandler of Slate Creek
  • Grand Marshals Melvin and Carol Cash
  • Cowboy Breakfast, IOOF Hall, 7-10 AM; Hotcakes, Ham & Eggs w/drink
  • “Pie in the Park” in partnership with the Library Volunteers
  • Queen’s Luncheon, IOOF Hall following the parade
  • Annual Salmon River Art Guild Art Show & Sale, IOOF Hall, 8-3
  • Live music downtown on Friday evening and Saturday night, beginning around 8 PM, following the rodeo.  The popular group, “The Hitmen”, is making a return appearance!!!
  • Many street vendors
  • Kids’ Games at the new, recreation park (old school), following the parade.  (Prizes sponsored by the Chamber and Medical & Relief.)  Whether your a kid, or a kid at heart, you will enjoy these games guaranteed to entertain the entire family.  So, come on down for some good, old-fashioned fun!!!
  • Volunteers are needed for set up on Friday morning and take down on Sunday; please help.
  • For a look at the 2017 flyer in detail .

Announcing the 28th Annual White Bird Rodeo!!!

White Bird Rodeo has announced the dates for this year’s rodeo…Friday, June 16 , and Saturday, June 17 . A very special treat …the Eh Capa Bareback Riders will whitebird-rodeo perform in the parade and at a Saturday performance.  These talented riders ride bareback and use neck reining and knee commands to control their horses’ movements!!!

Cassie Chandler of Slate Creek was chosen 2017 White Bird Rodeo Queen at tryouts on March 18th.  She is 15 and a freshman at Grangeville High School.  Her parents, Travis and Shandra, must be very proud!!!  We’ll be seeing her at the Rodeo on June 16th and 17th.  More information about Cassie is available here .

Melvin & Carol Cash are this year’s Grand Marshals.  Melvin was born and raised in White Bird, and Carol was born in Washington state.  They returned to White Bird some 16 years ago and reside across from the IOOF Hall.  This year marks 64 years of marriage for this wonderful couple!!!  You will see them at the rodeo both days, and they will lead the parade on Saturday.  For their bio, click here .

Art Show and Sale – Saturday June 17th (During White Bird Days) 8-3 PDT

Celebrate with us at our annual White Bird Days Show & Sale in downtown White Bird at the historic IOOF Hall. We will have silent auction items and beautiful artwork on display, for enjoyment and purchasing. Raffle tickets will be available for an opportunity to win the “Round Robin” painting which will be painted over the course of the day by alternating artists demonstrating the process. Admission is free ! To access the Art Show Flyer for detailed information, click Art Show Flyer/June 17, 2017 .


54th Annual Kamiah Clearwater Valley Roundup Association ( CVRA ) Rodeo, June 17th and 18th

The “Biggest Little Rodeo in Idaho” with the “Spurs & Spokes Parade” on June 18th.  Visit Kamiah’s website for detailed information.


World Famous Winchester Open Rodeo, starts June 30th and continues July 1st and 2nd

June 30th rodeo starts at 4 PM.  1851 Benedict Rd.
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.  Fireworks over the lake!!!
For more information or for updates, phone Diana Humphrey, 208.924.5840 or email her, dianahumphrey3@hotmail.com .
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