White Bird Days 2017

White Bird Idaho’s annual town celebration, parade & rodeo is just around the corner – Father’s Day Weekend, Friday, June 16th, and Saturday, June 17th.  There will be plenty of fun in store for all ages – including our fun Parade Saturday at 11am.  With the Salmon River as your backdrop, enjoy the White Bird Rodeo both Friday and Saturday evenings.

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 entrants contact Danielle, 208.839.2457; entry form available here ; please enter by June 12th
  • Grand Marshals Melvin & Carol Cash
  • Rodeo Queen, Miss Cassie Chandler
  • 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 Hitmen make a return appearance!!!
  • Many street vendors
  • Duck Derby at the Library (after the Parade).  Buy a ticket, support the Library, and maybe win one of those nice prizes
  • Games for Kids and “Kids at Heart” at the new, recreation park, following the parade.  All ages can have fun with good old fashioned sack races, tug-of-war, and more… (Prizes sponsored by the Chamber and Medical & Relief).
  • Special sale at the Canyon House.
  • White Bird Antiques is open for browsing. And new this year in the lot next door to the shop is a Flea Market and Vendor Venue. There will be crafts and flea market finds!!! If you would like to display your wares, contact Pat, 839.2619; it’s free.
  • Volunteers are needed for set up on Friday morning (around 9 AM) and take down on Sunday; please help.

Announcing the 28th Annual White Bird Rodeo!!!

White Bird R whitebird-rodeo odeo 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 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 .