Below find a list of upcoming events in Sandpoint, ID. There is always something fun happening in Sandpoint!
Daily Daily through Sept. 15 Daily Lake Cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises’ Shawnodese departs on two daily cruises from Sandpoint City Beach, running through Sept. 15. The Lake History Cruise departs at 1:30 p.m.; learn about the history and geology of our magnificent lake. The Lake, River and Birds of Prey Cruise departs at 3:30 p.m.; view osprey nests and their chicks, along with bald eagle sightings. For fare information, plus details on the Sunset Dessert Cruises (held every Monday, Friday and Saturday evening) and the Dinner and Eagle Watching Cruises (held every Tuesday and Thursday evening), visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com or call 208-255-5253.
Every Wednesday Sandpoint Farmers Market. Local fresh produce, baked goods, and arts and crafts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Farmin Park. Enjoy live music featuring Emily Baker.
Every Saturday Sandpoint Farmers Market. Shop for locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Farmin Park in downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy live music featuring the Spumoni Blues Band; plus, browse the always-changing variety of fresh, locally grown produce, garden starts, and annual and perennial plants all season long!
June 27 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Peter Lucht from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
June 27 Winery Music. Pend d’Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., hosts live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with The Wagoner Band. Mike and Sadie Wagoner are a father-daughter duo that sing and play not only acoustic versions of many classic tunes but also churn out some interesting original songs. Mike plays the guitar while Sadie rounds things out on a djembe drum.
June 27 Nu Jack City Dance Concert Benefit. Angels Over Sandpoint presents a dance concert benefit featuring Nu Jack City in the Sandpoint Events Center, 102 S. Euclid Ave. Start off the evening with the ‘Being 70 Rocks’ reception from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Nu Jack City and their Motown Sound plays from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Dance to a live band plus enjoy a no-host bar. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $25 each, available at Eichardt’s Pub, Eve’s Leaves, and Sandpoint Online’s General Store. 100% of the proceeds go back to the community. For more information, visit AngelsOverSandpoint.org.
June 27 Scott Kirby Piano Concert. Enjoy a performance featuring live piano music and a video presentation from Kirby, a pianist, composer and artist who specializes in American and Pan-American musical traditions that span 150 years. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and is held in the First Baptist Church, 1230 Michigan St. From the inventive compositions of New Orleans genius Louis Moreau Gottschalk, classic Ragtime, Cuban Danzas, Brazilian Tangos of Ernesto Nazareth and Creole styles from the Caribbean, to contemporary works by Kirby himself. All proceeds benefit the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint Young Artist Exchange Program. Tickets are $10, available in advance at the MCS, POAC, and at the door on the night of the concert. 208-265-4444
June 27 John Craigie Concert. The Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., hosts a concert at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) with John Craigie; opening is Kent Ueland (known as “The Holy Broke”). Hailed as a “modern-day troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie is best known for his storytelling, sense of humor, and poignant songwriting. Half stand-up comedian, half folk singer, Craigie has traveled all over the nation and world, and has appeared many times with Sandpoint’s own Shook Twins. Tickets are $15, available at Eichardt’s, Eve’s Leaves, and online at Panida.org.
7-28 Old Galvi Warehouse Summer Antique Sale. If you’re looking for antiques and architectural elements for the home, cabin, castle, farm or garden, visit the Old Galvia Warehouse Antique Sale, located next to Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters at 524 Church St. House are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day; the sale is also happening next weekend, as well. There’s always a fun cache of fresh finds, so check it out! 208-263-5911
June 28 Schweitzer Summer Celebration Schweitzer Mountain Resort celebrates the grand opening of summer operations during the all-day Summer Celebration. Rides on the Great Escape Quad will be free all day, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. In the village, there will be arts and crafts vendors, a barbecue, the Monkey Motion™ air jumper, a climbing wall, mountain biking, geocaching, tennis, free live music and other summer amenities (weather permitting). At the top of the Great Escape Quad, enjoy refreshments, hiking, biking and more! Free music and chairlift rides, so come on up!
July 1 Full Moon and Hors d’oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of complimentary hors d’oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory aboard the Shawnodese. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon slowly rise above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. Departs Sandpoint City Beach at 7 p.m. $36 per person. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253
July 4 Fourth of July Celebration. The Sandpoint Lions Club hosts a spectacular day of fun and festivities, starting with the children’s parade at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Sandpoint. Following is the Grand Parade at 10 a.m.; this year’s theme is “Honoring Our Heroes” featuring the students of Sandpoint High School as the grand marshals. In the afternoon, there will be children’s games at City Beach at 2 p.m., along with free ice cream and live music by Frank Moore and Friends, and Fiddlin’ Red. Raffle tickets will on sale all day long at the entrance to City Beach – first place prize is a John Deere Gator! Proceeds help pay for the day’s fun, including the spectacular fireworks show at dusk.
July 4 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with the Selkirk Society Band from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
July 7 First Tuesday at Eichardt’s. Monthly music event with featured guest at Eichardt’s Pub, 212 Cedar St., at 7 p.m. 208-263-4005
July 8 KPND Pint Night. Willow Bay Marina, 520 Willow Bay Rd. in Priest River, hosts the KPND Pint Night with fun and prizes!
July 8 Jazz ‘n’ Java. Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. Fourth St., hosts a Jazz ‘n’ Java jazz jam and open mic night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. All players welcome! Sit in with a rhythm section, play solo … or just come to listen! The event features some of the area’s best players. Hosted by Larry Mooney, jazz vocalist and guitarist; amps and PA provided. SandpointGuitar.com. 208-290-2632
July 10 Sandpoint Contra Dance Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and Lost Horse Press sponsor a Sandpoint Contra Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. Enjoy live music with Out of the Wood. All dances are taught and called, and beginners and singles are welcome! $5 suggested donation.
July 11 Classic Boat Festival. Wooden boats, water-themed activities, contests and more along Sand Creek; sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society.
July 11 Great Sandpoint Flatwater Regatta. Sandpoint Rotary hosts canoe, kayak and paddleboard “fun run” in Sand Creek, starting at 10 a.m. at the Bridge Street bridge. 946-6079
July 11 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Folk Remedy from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
July 18 Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts the Schweitzer Mountain Trail Run, featuring 3.5 and 10 mile trail runs on challenging and scenic trails. Race registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on race day, and the race begins at 10 a.m. Go to SMTrailRun.com for more information.
July 18 Schweitzer Mountain Music Festival and Northwest Winefest. Come on up for a day on the lawn at Schweitzer Village. Three great bands are lined up for a fun-filled day of live music, barbecue, arts and crafts vendors and everyone’s favorite fruit beverage – wine! Twenty Northwest and regional wineries will be offering 80 wines for sampling and purchase, plus there will be souvenir glasses and tasting tokens. Simply buy a glass and tokens at the sales tent, and then visit “Wine Alley” to sample the wines. Other summer activities will be available including the Monkey Motion™ air jumper, Zip Line, arts and crafts vendors, hiking, biking, chairlift rides, climbing wall, disc golf and more! Live music includes Owen and McCoy at 11 a.m., Milonga at 1:30 p.m., and Strictly Business at 4 p.m. Get all the info at Schweitzer.com.
July 18 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Larry Mooney from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
July 24-26 The Garden of Artistry Invitational Fine Art Show Ponderay Garden Center on Highway 95 North in Ponderay, hosts the Garden of Artistry Invitational Fine Art Show. This exceptional quality fine art show features regional and guest professional artists; hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.
July 25 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series’ Special Crazy Days edition: Backstreet Dixie performs at 10 a.m.; Carl Rey and the Blues Gators perform at noon; Northern Exposure performs at 2 p.m.; Hoodoo Two performs at 4 p.m. On the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
August 1 21st Anual Long Bridge Swim The 1.76 mile Long Bridge Swim, in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho, is the Northwest’s premier open-water event. More information is available at LongBridgeSwim.org.
August 1 Free First Saturday. Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts the Free First Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to visit the museum free of charge.BonnerCountyHistory.org. 208-263-2344
August 1 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Ruff Shodd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
August 2 Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival and Color Fun Run. Schweitzer Mountain Resort celebrates all things huckleberry during the 9th Annual Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival. Enjoy a huckleberry pancake breakfast, live music for the family, huckleberry crafts and treats, a huckleberry pie-eating contest and all kinds of family fun! Check out the summer activities, too, including the Cranky Jennings Mining Company, Monkey Motion air jumper, Zip Line, hiking, biking, chairlift rides, climbing wall, disc golf, and more! Hosted hikes and shuttles to the ripe huckleberry picking areas (depending on availability) will take place throughout the day, so plan on picking ’til your fingers turn purple! Learn more at Schweitzer.com. Plus, the Huckleberry Color Fun Run & Ride is a great way to start your day at the Huckleberry Festival! Run, walk or ride through the forest and get covered with color tossed by the forest urchins. This is a great family event and is marked for 5K and 2.5K participants. Click to learn more, plus register, at Schweitzer.com.
August 6-16 The Festival at Sandpoint The Festival at Sandpoint is celebrating its 33rd annual summer concert series, August 6 – 16, 2015 with eight nights of eclectic music under the stars, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, in Sandpoint, Idaho. For line-up and tickets visit FestivalatSandpoint.com.
August 6 Festival at Sandpoint: Arlo Guthrie. Opening night of the Festival at Sandpoint celebrates American folk music treasure Arlo Guthrie at Memorial Field; opening is Jonatha Brooke. Tickets are $44.95; plus, the Festival’s popular Brew Tasting tickets are available for $10, which includes a commemorative pilsner glass and premium microbrew tastes. Brew Tasting starts when the gates open at 6 p.m.; the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
August 7 Festival at Sandpoint: Ziggy Marley. The Festival at Sandpoint presents Grammy Award-winning reggae and world music icon Ziggy Marley in concert at Memorial Field; opening is the Maw Band. All tickets are $59.95, with an additional $1 for each ticket sold going towards Ziggy’s charity, U.R.G.E., a non-profit organization that benefits a wide range of charitable children’s causes in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
August 8-9 Pend Oreille Arts Council’s Arts and Craft Fair 43rd anual Arts and Craft Fair on the lawn at City Beach in Sandpoint.
August 8 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Broken Whistle from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
August 8 Festival at Sandpoint: Vince Gill. Country Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Vince Gill headlines the Festival at Sandpoint’s Super Country Saturday show at Memorial Field with special guests The Barefoot Movement and Troy Bullock. All tickets are $54.95. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and the music starts at 6 p.m.FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
August 9 Family Concert with the Festival Community Orchestra. Enjoy musical fun for the young and young at heart as the Festival at Sandpoint presents its Family Concert themed Seasons’ Greetings (not as in holiday music but rather as in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons!) featuring the Festival at Sandpoint’s Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers. Favorite pre-concert activities include the popular Instrument Petting Zoo, an animal petting zoo, and more. All tickets are $6. Activities begin when the gates at 2:30 p.m.; the performance starts at 5 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
August 13 Festival at Sandpoint: Lake Street Dive. The Festival at Sandpoint presents indie pop, jazz and soul band Lake Street Dive in concert at Memorial Field; opening is the Ballroom Thieves. “Dive Bar specials” will be featured in the Festival’s bar – Conlan’s – and the Lakeside Lounge. All tickets are $36.95. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
August 14 Festival at Sandpoint: The Devil Makes Three and Trampled by Turtles. A double dose of the hottest progressive bluegrass music is coming to the Festival at Sandpoint, with Americana band The Devil Makes Three and bluegrass/folk-rock band Trampled by Turtles performing in concert at Memorial Field. All tickets are $44.95. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
August 15 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Mobius Riff from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.
August 15 Festival at Sandpoint: Wilco. The Festival at Sandpoint’s Super Saturday stars experimental folk and alternative art rock band Wilco, plus folk/jam band Vetiver to support their summer tour; opening is Owen & McCoy. All tickets are $59.95. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and the music starts at 6 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
August 16 Festival at Sandpoint Grand Finale: Viva Italia! The Festival at Sandpoint’s season culminates with the Grand Finale Concert: Viva Italia! featuring the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Gary Sheldon. The classical portion of the program will include a Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz, Dance of the Hours by Ponchielli and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. Festival fans are also in for a special treat – a world premiere by jazz pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, who will perform at the concert. The traditional fireworks finale closes the Festival at Sandpoint’s 33rd season in spectacular fashion. Gates open early at 4:30 p.m. for the annual Taste of the Stars Wine Tasting, the largest wine event of its kind in the state of Idaho. The wine tasting is complimentary for all concertgoers over the age of 21 years. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 adults, $10.95 youth. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554
August 21-22, 28-29 No Service. The Heartwood Center, 615 Oak St., hosts the Unknown Locals production of an original play by Chris Herron, No Service, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and curtain at 7:30 p.m. No Service is a darkly humorous story about life, death, and the complications of family. Anne is dying of an unknown illness. Her best friend, Kim, travels to Anne’s remote cabin to see her one final time. Upon learning that Anne has become estranged from her daughter, Kim does her best to put her nose where it doesn’t belong and reunite mother and daughter before it’s too late. Admission is $12 general, $10 seniors/students. 208-610-8005
22 Summer Sounds. Downtown concert series with Bridges Home featuring Dave and Tami Gunter from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Park Place Stage, near the corner of First and Cedar. Sponsored by Sandpoint B.I.D. and the Holly Eve Foundation.