Upcoming Events of 2017

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A change of season is quickly approaching, and it won’t be long before activity picks up throughout the Central Idaho region. As residents welcome Winter’s retreat, what can we look forward to in the near future? Here is a list of upcoming events you won’t want to miss!

Jet Boat Races April 14th-16th

Jet Boat Races

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2017 marks the 33rd annual Jet Boat Race through the Salmon River Canyon. If you’re the type of person who enjoys loud engines, fast boats, and beautiful scenery; then look no further! This time of year, it’s no secret that many Idahoans like to escape the high country and enjoy a few days in the 2nd deepest gorge of North America. Bring your family, camp out on the beautiful Salmon River beaches, and indulge in the culture of racing. For more information, please contact the Riggins Idaho Chamber of Commerce at http://www.rigginsidaho.com/

Riggins Rodeo – May 6th-7th

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Photo Cred: Idaho County Free Press

Soon, a more traditional event of Central Idaho is expected to take place. On May 6th, come have a blast at the Riggins Rodeo. This is one of the first rodeo’s to take place throughout Idaho. Meet new friends, visit the variety of camp sites,  and take advantage of the many vendors. For more information please visit www.rigginsidaho.com

Sundance at Shore Lodge April 22nd


This is the man who took the crowd by storm back in season 11 of The Voice. Now, Sundance will be making an appearance at the Shore Lodge on April 22nd to perform for you and group of your closest friends! If you are staying at the lodge, tickets will be $49.00 per person; otherwise, general admission is $99.00. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 8:00!

Kit Worthington Gig Foundation – May 15th

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Photo Cred: Bistro 45

This annual event, hosted by the Bistro 45, is the perfect way for many local residents to kick off the summer season. The non-profit organization bases its principals on strengthening the bond between the local community and art programs. Every year, the Gig foundation promotes their organization by offering fun events, unique programs, and scholarships that support the growth of the participants’ skillset. Please visit www.kitowrthington.org for more information.

McCall Farmers Market – Begins June 10th

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During the Summer on every Wednesday and Saturday, McCall is known to host one of the best Farmers Markets throughout Central Idaho. Indulge in the variety of locally grown produce, Grass-Fed Meats, and Canned goods. You will also find incredible displays of art and crafts from the many of local artist throughout the region. If you are visiting McCall, stop by the market, check out the inventory, and enjoy the beautiful views of the lake. The market will begin June 10th and hours are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Taste of McCall – June 17th

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Since 2009, Taste of McCall has been the McCall-Donnelly Education Foundations Signature event. By participating, you will not only be donating to an amazing foundation, but you will have the opportunity to indulge in the resort town culture. Take advantage of local handcrafted beer, and sample the variety of excellent wine chosen by the Taste of McCall staff. For more information, please visit www.taseofmccall.com. All proceeds benefit the McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tickets are $50.00.

4th of July in McCall


Many of you may already be looking forward to viewing the fireworks over the Payette Lake this Fourth of July. If you have yet to experience a McCall 4th, then be sure to put it on your bucket list! Over the past few years, the chamber has done a fantastic job of turning it into a family-oriented experience. In other words, there are events for people of all ages to enjoy. I personally can’t imagine a better place to be on a hot summer day!

Roseberry Music Festival  July 13th-15th

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Photo Cred: Thesummermusicfestival.com

Mid-July is the perfect time of year to soak up Idaho sun rays and enjoy some of the greatest bands in the Western states. Enjoy musicians such as Martin Sexton, Gipsy Moon, Frog Leg, and the Greg Blake Band. More bands will be expected to play as well! This is the perfect time to partake in the authentic valley county culture, spend time with the people you enjoy most, and listen to some great music.

Huckleberry Jam July 27th-29th

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We all know Tamarack Resort has experienced its fair share of hardship. However, the Huckleberry Music Festival has prevailed and is now stronger than ever! Every year they have a great line-up of musicians, and you don’t want to miss this year’s concert! Beginning Thursday, those who buy a campground spot can enjoy free music. Then on Friday and Saturday, enjoy musicians such as Naughty Professor, Galactic, Satsang, Kitchen Dwellers, and much more!  The event will be held July 27th -29th.

Payette Lake Classic Boat Show – July 28-30th 

McCall Chamber Payette Boah Show

Photo Cred: McCall Chamber

Perhaps, one of the best opportunities to catch a glimpse of the past and history of the Payette Lake is the annual classic boat show held at The Shore Lodge. This event has been on the radar of many Idahoans for quite some time and is a great place to bring the family and enjoy the mountain lifestyle with top notch Shore Lodge amenities.

Yellowpine Harmonica Festival August 4th- 6th 

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Photo Cred: yellowpinefestival.org

This event has been quite popular to the local communities. Come enjoy music at one of the most remote, rustic, and historical places in Idaho. This festival is intended for all ages and a sure spot to create new memories!

Check the local Chambers

Aside from these headline events, please take a look at our local chambers for more information on activities happening throughout Central Idaho. It is here you can find the best restaurants for date nights, live music, and special events that cater to the mountain lifestyle and local community atmosphere.

  • http://www.mccallchamber.org/
  • http://donnellychamber.com/
  • https://cascadechamber.com/
  • http://www.rigginsidaho.com/
  • http://www.newmeadowsidaho.us/


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