So much to do in Sandpoint this month - don't miss out on the fun!

Festival at Sandpoint's on!

Concerts by the lake July 29-August 8      

Cheers for the return of the Festival at Sandpoint, featuring eight nights of eclectic music under the stars on the shores of Lake Pend Oreill. It starts tonight – that's Thursday, July 29 – and runs through Sunday, August 8. This year's program is a nifty, all-digital publication: check it out here. Here's the lineup of headline acts, each with an opening act:
   July 29: St. Paul and the Broken Bones
   July 30: Jake Owen (tickets sold out)
   July 31: Shakey Graves
   Aug. 1 Keb' Mo' and Band
   Aug. 5 Gladys Knight
   Aug. 6: Young the Giant  
   Aug. 7: REO Speedwagon
   Aug. 8: Family Matinee I Grand Finale
Get tickets and more info:
august 2021 events
july 29-aug 8 Festival at Sandpoint
6-7 PRCA Rodeo
7 Long Bridge Swim
14-15 Arts and Crafts Fair
18-21 Bonner County Fair
... and much more!
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To our front-line workers

Win a much-deserved getaway!  

Know someone who has put themselves out there as a front-line worker during the pandemic … and could use a great escape? We're giving away a terrific getaway package to Sandpoint – and anyone can enter, if they are a front-line worker themselves or will bring along a front-line worker as their companion. The getaway package includes two nights’ lodging in downtown Sandpoint, a cruise on Lake Pend Oreille, thrills at Silverwood Theme Park, horseback rides at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, dining certificates, and more. Enter by August 25; package can be redeemed anytime between Labor Day and Thanksgiving! Click to enter»

Cool! Hike to a waterfall 

Summer heat, it just keeps coming - but the outdoors are calling! Adjacent to the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge near Bonners Ferry, the short yet fairly steep .3-mile hike to Myrtle Creek Falls is a great outing for folks who are wanting to stay cool while enjoying a fabulous 100-foot high waterfall. The first section of the trail is ADA accessible to Myrtle Creek and the bridge; after that, the hike is a moderately steep climb with three switchbacks before hikers arrive at Myrtle Creek Falls. It's a fun trek that's suitable for all skill levels. ... Of course, there are many more hiking - and mountain biking - excursions in our surrounding mountain ranges. Go do the Visit Sandpoint Hike 'n' Bike page to link up to literally hundreds of choices.

We've got events for all

August has never been busier, and we have the great big calendar to prove it! This month is packed with great activities, festivals, fairs, you name it - just choose your favorites (or all of them), and get going ... because there's always time to rest once summer's over!
Here are a few highlights -- check 'em all out at
- July 29-Aug. 8 The Festival at Sandpoint (see details above)
- Aug. 6-7 Bonner County RodeoCinch up your spurs and head on out to the 5th annual PRCA/WPRA Bonner County Rodeo held in the Bonner County Fairgrounds, 4203 N. Boyer Rd.
- Aug. 7 Long Bridge Swim. Hundreds of swimmers ply the waters of Lake Pend Oreille in this annual event. (pictured above)
- Aug. 14-15 Arts and Crafts Fair. Pend Oreille Arts Council's annual event in downtown Sandpoint features artist booths, food vendors, and a youth art arena.
- Aug. 18-21 Bonner County Fair. Old-fashioned country event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, featuring the Challenge of Champions bull riding on Friday and the Demolition Derby on Saturday night.
- Sept. 3-6 Fall Fest. Even though it's in September, this annual Labor Day Weekend beer tasting is Schweitzer's biggest event of summer - so start planning!
And of course every day is full of fun at Silverwood Theme Park, just 30 minutes south of town. The water park and new roller coaster are not to be missed!

Idaho remains in Stage 4 reopening

The State of Idaho remains in Stage 4 of Reopening. The guidelines basically allow gatherings of any size, private or public, and should adhere to social distancing and sanitation guidelines. Get the latest information on the pandemic locally at our community COVID-19 Update page.
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