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Here’s what’s happening in JULY

Through July 8 Kootenai River Days. Bonners Ferry hosts the Kootenai River Days July 4-8 featuring the Bull Bash, a comedy show at Kootenai River Inn, a Rotary Wine Walk, Street Fair and more! Check out the Facebook event page for details.

5 Sandpoint Farmers Market. The Sandpoint Farmers Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Farmin Park. Shop for locally grown produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, plus enjoy live music featuring Dee Mooney. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

5 Open Mic. SKaL Taproom in Ponderay hosts an open mic from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Musicians and comedians welcome! Open mic is held every Wednesday.

5 Crow and the Canyon Concert. Di Luna’s Cafe, 207 Cedar St., hosts a performance featuring Crow and the Canyon. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner, and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Crow and the Canyon’s refreshingly contemplative take on high-spirited Americana songwriting weaves between precise bluegrass, heartland acoustic folk-rock, and bluesy country. The result is a series of songs that sound just as natural on a front porch in the heat of summer, by the furnace of a dimly-lit basement pub in the dead of winter, or rollicking on a big summer festival stage. Tickets are $10 in advance by calling 208-263-0846 or visit DiLunas.com.

5 Magic Wednesday. Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant, 314 N. Second Ave., hosts Magic Wednesdays with resident magician Star Alexander from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Star amazes guests at the dinner table and in the bar with up-close, interactive magical entertainment for all ages!

6 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Jake Robin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Robin’s music has been described as “up music for down people” and “esoteric for everyone.” His acoustic live performances fuse levity with the bittersweet, winning your heart and soothing your soul. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

6 Live Music at the 219. The 219’er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music with Spencer, one of Sandpoint’s budding solo musicians, from 9 p.m. ’til midnight. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

7 Paint and Sip Party. Uncorked Paint hosts a Paint and Sip Party at 6:30 p.m. in The Pottery Bug, 819 Highway 2, Ste. 103. Paint a fun lake scene inspired by our own Lake Pend Oreille! BYOB, but young adults are welcome with a parent. Special price of $60 for two people. RSVP Gena online or call 208-263-0232.

7 Summer Bash in the Brewery. Tennis is back at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., to help kick off summer! Clear the dance floor for this fun Summer Bash – it’s going to be a lot of fun and sure to rock! Cover charge is $5; tickets available soon at the Beer Hall. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment. Also joining in is the Edelwagen food truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high-quality food!

7 Sense the Wind. Sandpoint Sailing Association sponsors a screening of the inspirational documentary ‘Sense the Wind’ at 7 p.m. The film tells the story of blind sailors learning to race sailboats, and it will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director and producer. Panida.org.

7 Live Music at the 219. The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music with Mama Doll from 8 p.m. ’til 11 p.m. Don’t miss this rare Sandpoint appearance by one of Spokane’s top bands, Mama Doll – featuring Sandpoint’s own Jen Landis – who will be playing a variety of indie-pop originals and covers. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Pizza by Mandala Pizza on the back patio. 219.bar.

7-9 Sandpoint SummerFest. Eureka Institute’s annual weekend festival of family music, arts and culture with a focus on sustainability. Tickets are on sale at Eureka-Institute.org. All proceeds fund the Construction Basics Initiative for young adults. 208-263-2217

8 Sandpoint Farmers Market. The Sandpoint Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Farmin Park. Enjoy locally grown produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, plus live music. SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

8-9 Antique and Classic Boat Show. The 15th annual Inland Empire Antique and Classic Boat Society show is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sandpoint Marina along the City Boardwalk on Sand Creek. View wooden boats, enjoy water-themed activities and contests, and much more! Free and open to the public; sponsored by Inland Empire Antique & Classic Boat Society. 208-255-1876

8 Sandpoint Beerfest. Sample local and regional brews and enjoy a festive block party during the 4th Annual Sandpoint Beerfest, held from noon to 5 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St. Enjoy more than 32 beers and four ciders on tap under two large tents, plus there will be live music on the Laughing Dog Brewing stage with Tennis performing from noon to 2 p.m. and The Hophedz featuring Megan Turner from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Great food from Trinity will be available for purchase. Children allowed with parent or guardian, 21+ recommended. Purchase of tokens and a glass get you in, and there is also a Designated Driver package. Sorry, no dogs. Click for pre-sales tickets. Sponsored by the Sandpoint Chamber and Evans Brothers Coffee. 208-263-2161

8 Shangri La at the Lake. Underground Kindess’s 5th annual fundraiser, Shangri La at the Lake, is held from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Shangri La, 116 Bella Circle in Sagle. Enjoy live music, dinner and dancing on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Underground Kindness supports programs in the public schools, the Juvenile Justice Center, and The Afterschool Project. In the 2016-17 school year, UK presented more than 400 classes! All are welcome for this fun, family-friendly evening. UndergroundKindness.org. 208-255-8082

8 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with the Riff Hangers from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This local band performs with traditional bluegrass/folk instruments, playing many genres including country, blues, and swing. Break out the dancing shoes! Free and open to the public. Joining the fun this night is the Mandala Pizza food truck. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

8 Full Moon and Hors d’oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory during a two-hour boat cruise aboard the Shawnodese, departing from Sandpoint City Beach. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon as it rises above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. With any luck, you will actually observe two or possibly even three moonrises! $36 fare, reservations required. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

8 Live Music at the 219. The 219’er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. ’til midnight with the Flying Mammals, an all-sibling Inland Northwest alt rock band with high energy performances and melodic songs reflecting funk, folk and symphonic rock influences. Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

9 Jacey’s Race. Registration is open for Jaceys Race, which features a competitive 5k race for runners and walkers, and a 1k fun run for kids. Proceeds benefit local children with cancer or life-threatening illnesses. Click to register and view this year’s beneficiaries: Jaceys-Race.com. Both events are held at Sandpoint High School; the 5k race begins at 8:30 a.m., and the 1k run/walk begins at 9:15 a.m.; followed by an expo and silent auction, along with awards and drawings. A fun time for all!

9 Live Music with Tennis at the 219. Get your week started off with a bang listening to Tennis at 7 p.m. in the 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. If ever there was a band that represents the Sandpoint scene, it’s Tennis — a local and regional favorite with gregarious depth and charismatic covers. Tennis brings the music, you bring your dancing shoes! $5 cover. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Mandala Pizza will be serving up their wood-fired pizza and other treats on the back patio. 219.bar.

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, July 16 —

11 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

13 Festival at Sandpoint Art Unveiling. Fine art poster for the Festival at Sandpoint is unveiled at Dover Bay. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

13 Open Mic with Kevin Dorin. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts Open Mic with Kevin Dorin from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come out for a positive environment to share your passion or just come take it all in! All levels of performers are welcome. The set will be recorded live and artists will have access to the audio! Also, this an opportunity for you to work with a professional soundguy who will work to mic you up and get your levels to show the best version of you. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

13 JJ Grey and Mofro. KPND and Low Country Boil Productions present JJ Grey and Mofro, opening with the Kitchen Dwellers. It’s been a long time coming … JJ Grey and Mofro return to Sandpoint and make their debut performance at The Hive. See JJ Grey and Mofro like you never have before, accompanied by the venue’s world-class sound and lighting system. It’s going to be a rocking show! Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door; get ’em now (they’ll go quick!) at LiveFromTheHive.com.

14 Sandpoint Contra Dance. All are invited to attend a community dance in the New England tradition – a Contra Dance – starting at 7 p.m. in Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Ave. All dances are taught and called with live music. Beginners and singles are welcome (new dancers are encouraged to arrive in time for the beginning to start with the basics). $5 donation; bring clean shoes and a water bottle. Sponsored by Lost Horse Press and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. * Held on the second Friday of every month. 208-263-6751

14 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Ron Greene from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Greene has been a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist, gaining a reputation as a passionate singer. Joining the fun this night is the Old Tin Can food truck serving up great burgers! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

15-16 Northwest WineFest. Head to Schweitzer Mountain Resort for two days of great bands, wine, food and fun! Held on the village lawn from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, there are five bands lined up and 20 regional wineries pouring 80-plus wines, plus a barbecue, arts & crafts vendors, and activities for the entire family! To participate in the wine tasting (and drinking), simply stop by the sales tent and purchase your souvenir wine glass with tasting tickets. While you’re here, check out the Monkey Motion™ air jumper, zip line, arts and crafts vendors, hiking, biking, chairlift rides, climbing wall, disc golf and more! Learn more at Schweitzer.com. Schweitzer.com. 208-255-3081

15 Bodacious BBQ. Hope’s Memorial Community Center holds their annual Bodacious BBQ fundraiser at the Litehouse Beach House on Highway 200. The event features amazing appetizers, beer, wine, mixed drinks, silent auction fun, tri-tip and all the fixin’s, live music and dancing with local bluegrass band The Riff Hangers, and more! This is the MCC’s biggest and best fundraiser of the year! Tickets are $60 each, or $560 for a table of 8 which includes 8 meal tickets, 2 bottles of wine, and the gorgeous centerpiece. Buy tickets online at MemorialCommunityCenter.com or call 208-264-5481.

15 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Bright Moments Jazz from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sandpoint’s jazz band is back on the prowl and this show at the Beer Hall will be a dance party! Arthur Goldblum and crew bring their upbeat and classic jazz sound to the Beer Hall. Free and open to the public. Joining the fun this night is the Mandala Pizza food truck who will be onsite serving up slices of their wood-fired pizza and more for your delicious delights! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

15 Live Music at the 219. The 219’er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. ’til midnight with The Devon Wade Band from 9 p.m. ’til midnight. Get your dancing shoes on with one of the area’s best country rock bands! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

16 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. ’til close. It’s a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint’s favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, July 23 —

18 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 KPND Pint Night. It’s Pint Night party time at the historic 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave. Join Diane Michaels and Bob Witte for the KPND Pint Night Party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be lots of prizes, live music with Justin Klump, pizza by Mandala Pizza, drink and beer specials, tickets for concerts and more. Klump makes big-hearted folk-pop, filling his songs with a mix of acoustic guitars, sharp hooks and lightly layered arrangements. Klump has been building up a string of accolades – including a Top 10 debut on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart, a nationwide fan base, and well-deserved comparisons to songwriters like James Taylor. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

19 Five Minutes of Fame. Writers, musicians, listeners … all are welcome to the Five Minutes of Fame open mic at 6:30 p.m., held at Cafe Bodega inside Foster’s Crossing, 504 Oak St. The open mic takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. 208-263-5911

20 Thursday Night Solo Series: Wyatt Wood. Come out for the Thursday Night Solo Series at MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., featuring Spokane Valley native Wyatt Wood. With more than 15 years of music experience and an education in music production, Wood is doing what he knows best — playing tunes for fans! Come out and hear his originals and take in this Inland Northwest talent before he goes on tour! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

20 Thursday Night Live Music. Get ready to get your country rock on with Devon Wade, one of Idaho’s top country stars as he performs solo on the outdoor patio from 9 p.m. ’til midnight at the 219er, 219 N. First Ave. Bring your dancing shoes! Free and open to the public ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

21 Movie in the Park: Moana. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film Moana. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum’s website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

21-23 Northwest YogaFeast. Eureka Institute’s 8th annual experience that frees the spirit, feeds the soul, and nurtures the tummy! Eureka-Institute.org. 208-263-2217

21 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Brian Jacobs and Chris Lynch from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This fun duo with a great sound will have you on the dance floor! Come by to hear them, grab some pints, play some games and enjoy! Also joining the crowd is the Edelwagen food truck with their awesome handcrafted sausages and high-quality food! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

21 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music with Harold’s IGA from 9 p.m. ’til midnight. This Sandpoint favorite multi-instrumental trio plays folk rock originals and off-the-beaten track covers from artists like Ween, Talking Heads and Violent Femmes. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Mandala Pizza available out back. 219.bar.

22 Sam Owen Fire District Pancake Breakfast. Sam Owen Fire Station #1, at the junction of Highway 200 and Peninsula Road in Hope, hosts the 13th annual Sam Owen Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join the firefighters and volunteers for a tasty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the station and let the kids’ imaginations become realities as they sit in a real fire truck and try on firefighter equipment. There will be books and Junior Firefighter hats for the kids. Meet your friends and neighbors and start the day off right! Cost is $5 adult, $2.50 under age 12. 208-264-5354

22 Beer Hall Live Music. Newport’s Scotia Road is coming to MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., for a fun show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.! This four-piece family band is made up of guitar, mandolin and upright bass mingling with the calming vocals and harmonies of the mother-daughter duo. You might just fall in love with Scotia Road. Joining the fun this night is the Mandala Pizza food truck who will be onsite serving up slices of their wood-fired pizza and more for your delicious delights! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

22 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. ’til midnight with Spokane rock band Fat Lady. If you’re looking for a mild-mannered concert experience, then avoid Fat Lady at all costs! Led by Schuyler Dornbirer, one of Spokane’s premier guitar players, the group’s ’60s rock-inspired originals and covers are far from tepid or trepidatious. This band gets loud and gets down! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. Burgers out back by The Old Tin Can. 219.bar.

23 8th Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride. Join the 8th Annual 6-Pack Alleycat Ride at 2 p.m., with registration beginning at 1 p.m. at Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair on Pine Street. Think of this as a scavenger hunt on your bicycle! Any bicycle can be entered; plan to ride 12-15 miles. Swag and prizes for 1st, 2nd and DFL at the After-Party. Registration is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Marine Corps League 1110.

23 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. ’til close. It’s a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint’s favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

— Here’s what’s coming up this week through Sunday, July 30 —

25 Night-Out Karaoke. The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., hosts Night-Out Karaoke with DJ Pat every Tuesday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Come out and sing to your heart’s content, or just enjoy the show! Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

27 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin’ good time for people and pooches alike! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, food and beverages available for purchase, plus a fenced-in area for dogs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trinity at City Beach. Held on the last Thursday of the month (locations vary monthly). Free admission; donations welcome! 208-265-7297

27 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Kevin Dorin. “Kevin Dorin sounds like noone but Kevin Dorin” — says everyone, and that includes your grandmother. Join Kevin for the fourth Thursday of the month. He usually invites a friend in for a song or two! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

27 Live Music at the 219. The historic 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts live music featuring Nevada’s own Liam Kyle Cahill from 9 p.m. ’til midnight. Cahill is returning to the 219 for a special Thursday night performance. This young troubadour’s adventurous spirit has carried him all over the world, and there are few acoustic artists who can hold a candle to his powerful performances, contained within it whip-smart lyrics and earnest guitar chops. Free and open to the public; ages 21 and older only. Non-smoking environment. Mandala Pizza available on the back patio. 219.bar.

28 Movie in the Park: The Sandlot. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film The Sandlot. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum’s website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

28 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with The Beat Diggers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Made up of all locals, The Beat Diggers share cool tunes, ear candy harmonies, and epic rock and roll. This band of innovators includes lead guitarist and vocalist Benny Baker, drummer Ali Maverick Thomas, Christine Kester, Mike (Big Dog) Poulin, Rob Smith, and whoever may stoke the stage to instigate true musical treats. Joining the fun this night is the Old Tin Can food truck who will be onsite dishing up burgers! Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

28 DJ Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts music by DJ Josh, one of Sandpoint’s favorite DJ’s who will be playing a selection of your favorite tunes on the patio bar from 9 p.m. ’til midnight. Pizza by Mandala Pizza will be available. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

29 Crazy Days. Downtown merchants offer big deals in annual sidewalk sale. DowntownSandpoint.com. 208-255-1876

29 Oden Hall Summer Dance. The Sandpoint Chapter of USA Dance sponsors a dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oden Hall on Sunnyside Road. There will be a fox trot dance lesson taught by professional instructors from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., then dance the night away with live music by Bocatz. Admission is $10 adult, $5 teen; open to the public. For more information, visit USADanceSandpoint.org, or call 208-699-0421.

29 Beer Hall Live Music. MickDuff’s Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., hosts live music with Ron Greene from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Greene has been a dynamic musical presence as a professional musician and solo artist, spending the last decade performing throughout the Northwest and West Coast. As a soloist Greene’s intimate stage presence has gained him a reputation as a passionate singer. Free and open to the public. 21+ years of age only. Non-smoking, fun & games environment.

29 Live Music at the 219. The 219er, at 219 First Ave., hosts live music from 9 p.m. ’til midnight with The Incredible Dookie Brothers. It’s time to dance to this incredible Sandpoint rock group who will be playing a range of classic songs. Free and open to the public. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

30 Game Night with Racheal. Come in to The 219 Lounge, 219 First Ave., for Game Night with Racheal from 7 p.m. ’til close. It’s a fun night of games, beers and cocktails with one of Sandpoint’s favorite bartenders. Ages 21 and older only; non-smoking environment. 219.bar.

All summer long – Lake cruises. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises hosts a variety of cruises aboard the Shawnodese, including the Daily Cruise and the Sunset Dessert & Eagle Watching Cruise departing from Sandpoint City Beach. Learn more at LakePendOreilleCruises.com or call 208-255-5253.

Here is what’s coming up in August!

3-13 Festival at Sandpoint. Sit under the stars and enjoy this 34th annual internationally renowned outdoor concert series on the lawn at Memorial Field. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

3 Festival at Sandpoint: Pink Martini. The 34th annual Festival at Sandpoint kicks off with a concert featuring Pink Martini, a 12-musician band that performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Martini specials in colorful glasses will be featured at the Festival Bar. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

4-5 PRCA Rodeo. Evening action at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.

4 Festival at Sandpoint: The B-52s. Performing at the 34th annual Festival at Sandpoint, the B-52s are considered “The World’s Greatest Party Band” and remain one of rock music’s most beloved musical groups. This is a dance concert, so there will be increased dancing and standing areas in front of the stage. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

4 Aftival: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

5 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds compete in a 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille during this 23rd annual event. LongBridgeSwim.org. 208-265-2615

5 Museum’s Free First Saturday. The Bonner County History Museum, 611 S. Ella, hosts Free First Saturday with special hours from 8 a.m. ’til noon. Everyone is invited to enjoy the museum free of charge! Sponsored this month by the Co-Op Country Store. BonnerCountyHistory.org.

5 Festival at Sandpoint: Jake Owen. Country superstar Jake Owen takes the stage at the Festival at Sandpoint, playing his growing number of hit songs including “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Beachin'” among many others. Opening the show is Mitchell Tempenny. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

5 Aftival: Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Tickets and more info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

6 Schweitzer Huckleberry Color Fun Run. Join the crazy, colorful fun at Schweitzer Mountain Resort — a perfect outing for the entire family! Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

6 Festival at Sandpoint: Family Concert. Round up the kids and head to the Festival’s Family Concert, The Frog Prince, featuring the Spokane Youth Orchestra conducted by Gary Sheldon. Fun activities for the kids, including an Instrument Petting Zoo and an Animal Petting Zoo, help round out the always-popular family concert. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

7 Full Moon and Hors d’oeuvres Cruise. Enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres while cruising through eagle territory during a two-hour boat cruise aboard the Shawnodese, departing from Sandpoint City Beach. To cap off the evening, watch the full moon as it rises above the spectacular Cabinet Mountains before returning to port. With any luck, you will actually observe two or possibly even three moonrises! Reservations required; fare is $36. LakePendOreilleCruises.com. 208-255-5253

8-12 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, concluding with a Demolition Derby on Saturday night (Aug. 12) to round out the fun. BonnerCountyFair.com. 208-263-8414

10 Festival at Sandpoint: The Head and The Heart. American indie folk band The Head and The Heart return to the Festival at Sandpoint stage, with a sound that’s influenced by Americana, country-rock and classic Beatlesque pop. The six-piece Seattle band reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts for the first time with its latest studio album “Signs of Light.” Opening the show is Roman Candles. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early for the Brew Tasting! FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

11-13, 18-20 Artists’ Studio Tour. 13th annual self-guided driving tour of working studios through North Idaho. ArtTourDrive.org. 800-800-2106

11 Festival at Sandpoint: Iration/The Wailers. Iration is a deep-rooted indie band whose reggae influences are fused with elements of pop and rock to create a smooth original sound. Double billed with The Wailers, formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers after Marley died in 1981. Get ready to groove! This is a dance concert, so there will be increased dancing and standing areas in front of the stage! Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

11 Challenge of Champions. Annual bull riding and barrel racing contest at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. BonnerCountyFair.com.

11 Aftival: Beats Antique. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

12 Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In. Regional pilots fly into Sandpoint Airport, or Dover Bay for seaplanes, during the 12th Annual Fly-In featuring a breakfast and aircraft display. Sponsored by the Sandpoint EAA Chapter 1441. 208-255-9954

12-13 Schweitzer Downhill Enduro Jam. Schweitzer Mountain Resort hosts a downhill bike event, with practice course open Aug. 12 and the race held Aug. 13. Schweitzer.com.

12-13 Arts & Crafts Fair. Pend Oreille Art Council’s popular 45th annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Sandpoint City Beach, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, includes artist booths, food vendors, live entertainment, and a youth art area, and draws a crowd of over 5,000 people annually. All jury and booth fees directly benefit POAC’s programs in visual and performing arts, and art education for the benefit of our community. ArtinSandpoint.org. 208-263-6139

12 Festival at Sandpoint: George Thorogood and the Destroyers. It’s gonna be a rock party as George Thorogood and the Destroyers bring their “high-energy boogie-blues” sounds to Memorial Field. A staple of 1980s rock radio with hits like his original songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” Throrgood also helped popularize older songs by American icons such as “Move It on Over” and “Who Do You Love?” Opening is The White Buffalo. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

12 Aftival: The New Mastersounds. The Hive, 207 N. First Ave., hosts annual Aftival concert series at 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), following the Festival at Sandpoint. Ticket info: LiveFromTheHive.com.

13 Festival at Sandpoint: Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Gary Sheldon conducts the Nordic Nights Grand Finale featuring soloist Tien Hsieh on piano. Fireworks cap off the concert. Arrive early for Taste of the Stars complimentary wine tasting at 4:30 p.m. FestivalatSandpoint.com. 208-265-4554

18-19 Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race. The 10th annual “Scenic Relay Race” where runners and walkers begin atop Mt. Spokane, and teams make their way 185 miles through 15 cities en route to the finish line at Sandpoint’s City Beach. It’s one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier running events. SpokanetoSandpoint.com. 541-633-7174

18 Movie in the Park: The Princess Bride. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film The Princess Bride. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum’s website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

20 MacBeth. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performance at 6 p.m. in the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Opening act features Shakespeare Theater students from the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. Bring a picnic and enjoy! Free admission. Sponsored locally by Lost Horse Press.

21 Solar Eclipse Cruise. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an almost complete solar eclipse while out on the lake! Lake Pend Oreille Cruises hosts a Solar Eclipse Cruise from 9 a.m. until noon. The Shawnodese will take passengers out towards the islands of Hope while watching the sun (with complimentary eyeware to protect eyes) slowly disappear; mid-cruise will be in virtual darkness at the peak of the eclipse. Light brunch and lunch items available for purchase. This will be a popular cruise so book early! Cost is $41 per person. 208-255-5253 or visit LakePendOreilleCruises.com.

25 Movie in the Park: Trolls. The Bonner County History Museum hosts a Movie in the Park in Lakeview Park, featuring the film Trolls. Admission is free; gates open at 6:30 p.m. to place blankets and chairs, and the movie begins at sundown. Concessions will be available. Showing is weather-dependent; check the museum’s website at BonnerCountyHistory.org for information. Sponsored by the museum, Pine Street Dental, and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation.

31 Yappy Hour. A tail-waggin’ good time for people and pooches alike! Bring your dog and enjoy a Panhandle Animal Shelter benefit with live music, food and beverages available for purchase, plus a fenced-in area for dogs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee. Held on the last Thursday of the month (locations vary monthly). Free admission; donations welcome! 208-265-7297

Here is what’s coming up in September!

1-4 Schweitzer Fall Fest. It’s the 25th annual outdoor music festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort featuring live music performances, chairlift rides, kids’ activities and microbrews under the tent. This popular event always fills up fast, so check out the details at Schweitzer.com. 208-263-9555

2-3 Coaster Classic Car Show. Nostalgic cars at Silverwood Theme Park. SilverwoodThemePark.com. 208-683-3400

9 Injectors Car Show. The Injectors Car Club hosts the 18th Annual Powered by the Past Injectors Car Show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in downtown Sandpoint. SandpointInjectors.com. 208-263-9780

11-16 WaCanId Ride. Tour two states and one province on the 9th annual 350-mile/560-kilometer WaCanId Ride, presented by the International Selkirk Loop and Rotary International. WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626

17 Scenic Half. Presented by the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, this 9th annual event features a half marathon, plus 10k and 5k fun runs. ScenicHalf.com. 208-263-2161

21-24 Idaho Draft Horse and Mule International. The Northwest’s largest draft horse and mule expo at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. IdahoDraftHorseShow.com. 208-263-8414

30-Oct. 1 Crosstoberfest. Sandpoint Cyclocross hosts event at the UI Extension on North Boyer.

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