Woohoo! Winter Carnival is here with plenty of snow ... enjoy!

Celebrate winter with us!

Carnival rolls into town Feb. 15-24 

Sandpoint's a ski town, so naturally, we love to celebrate winter! What better way to do that than with the ultra-fun annual Sandpoint Winter Carnival - kicking off Friday, Feb. 15 and running through Sunday, Feb. 24. It's a jam-packed nine days filled with family fun events including the K-9 Keg Pull (envision dogs running down a course towing an appropriately sized keg), a Night Parade and Fireworks at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, events in town including comedy shows and live music, plus much more. Check it all out at   
featured events
14-17 Drinking Habits play
15 Parade of Lights
17 Schweitzer Night Parade & Fireworks
22, 24 McManus Comedy
22-23 219 Live Comedy
23 Beer Fest & Pub Crawl
24 K-9 Keg Pull
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Visitor Guide

Wanna win a getaway?

Want a chance to win an Ultimate Spring Getaway to Sandpoint, Idaho? We're giving away a terrific package, and the winner will be drawn March 20, 2019. Lodging must be redeemed by June 25, 2019. Here’s what it includes:
- Fine lodging! A suite for two nights for two at La Quinta Inn, right downtown!
- Two general admission tickets to Silverwood Theme Park (must redeem by June 25, 2019)
- Two tickets to the History Cruise with Lake Pend Oreille Cruises (available to be redeemed mid-May through mid-June)
- Gift certificate for food and drinks from MickDuff’s Brewing Co.
- Dinner for two at Trinity at City Beach
- Gift certificate for Pend d'Oreille Winery
- Two area guidebooks from Keokee Books
Click to enter -- and good luck!

Get the girls out!

Outdoor event all about women

Now in its fourth year, Schweitzer Mountain Resort's SheJumps event coming up Sunday, Feb. 24, aims at connecting women who share a passion for the outdoors, welcoming those who are just starting to get their feet wet, and building the stoke of our younger generations to continue shredding! This year’s theme is luau – so practice your hula dance, bring your best winter tan and we’ll meet you on the mountain with leis! $10 registration fee includes entry into events, full Girafficorn access, make your own hula skirt, leis, a try at the Girafficorn GS, random fun prizes, plus a discount lift ticket for the day available with entry fee.

Love is in the (northern) air

Sandpoint goes all romantic for Valentine's

Show that special someone how much they're loved with dinner out on the town at one of Sandpoint's many enticing restaurants on Valentine's Day - Thursday, Feb. 14. Or perhaps a ski day at Schweitzer is more to your liking? Whatever the mood, you'll find an inviting atmosphere here - check out lodging options in Sandpoint and make it a weekend! Here are more Valentine's haps that may make your list:

  • Valentine's Wine Pairing at the Pend d'Oreille Winery, 301 Cedar St., is a great way to get the evening started. There will be a special Valentine's menu of specialty cheeses and chocolate paired with library wines. Enjoy it with the jazz, blues, and Latin guitar and vocals of Chris O'Murchu from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Grateful Dead Jam Night kicks things up a notch at Idaho Pour Authority, 203 Cedar St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with Scott Taylor. All musicians welcome!
  • Single this Valentine's Day? Check out Singles Speed Dating at MickDuff's Beer Hall, 220 Cedar St., at 6:30 p.m. for folks 40 and younger. RSVP: 208-209-6700
  • Drinking Habits premieres at The Panida. It's a laugh-out-loud farce of a play by Tom Smith, and presented by the Playhouse Players at 7 p.m. Rated G; tickets available at or at the door.
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