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An old-fashioned Parade, Celebration, and hometown Rodeo during White Bird Days on Father’s Day weekend in mid-June is always wildly popular. Other fun, family events range from a Sausage Feed in March, to Art Shows & Sales, Chili Cook-Offs, and more. Check this page for contact information about our events and family festivals occurring throughout the year in White Bird, Idaho.

Community events and festivals occur frequently in White Bird, Idaho and in addition to the annual Festival & Parade in mid June, range from trap shoots, to Easter Egg Hunts, bike rides, a Halloween youth party, the Rebekah Turkey Dinner, and Christmas programs….there’s a lot going on in this small town in north central Idaho.

 

 

White Bird Rodeo Float 2016


JANUARY – 2017

5th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, January 5th, noon, at the school. Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

13th

White Bird Area Recreation District (WBARD)

Friday, Jahttp://www.newcastleunitedchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/GameNight.pngnuary 13th, “Board Game Night” (the First One of 2017).
• At the school from 6-9 PM.
• Card and board games for all ages. Your hosts, Lee & Tammy Stone.  Call 315.3445 for more information.
• Water provided. Bring your own snacks and/or some to share.
• A wonderful opportunity for some good, wholesome, family fun.
• Continue with all the fun on these January Fridays: 20th and 27th.

29th

January 29th, WBARD Community Breakfast Potluck, 8-10 AM Evangelical Lutheran Church 2013 Lcms Worship Service And Potluck

Bring a dish to share and join your friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast at the school. If you can’t bring a dish, you are still more than welcome, but a donation would be much appreciated. Be sure to check out the WBARD’s website, whitebirdrecdistrict.org.

 


 FEBRUARY – 2017

2nd

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, February 2nd, noon, at the school. Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

3rd

White Bird Area Recreation District (WBARD)

http://www.newcastleunitedchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/GameNight.pngFriday, February 3rd, “Board Game Night”.
• At the school from 6-9 PM.
• Card and board games for all ages. Your hosts, Lee & Tammy Stone.  Call 315.3445 for more information.
• Water provided. Bring your own snacks and/or some to share.
• A wonderful opportunity for some good, wholesome, family fun.
• Continue with all the fun on these February Fridays: 10th, 17th, and 24th.

11th

Volunteer Fireman’s Ball (Help Support Your Local Firefighters)

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    Saturday, February 11th, Hoot’s Café, doors open at 7 PM.
    $5.00 Raffle Fee (per person).
    Hoot’s Valentine Dinner special begins at 5 PM: Baby Back Ribs, Prime Rib, New York Steak (Dinner charge is separate).
    Dance to the music of Joaquin & Verna Lowe and Dave Dixon.
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    Roses for sale and complimentary cupcakes.
    Live & Silent Auction (auction items appreciated); auction begins at 8:30 PM.
    Cash or Check only.  This is an adult over 21 years of age event.
♥    Proceeds benefit our local Volunteer Fire Departments:  White Bird, Riggins, Salmon River Rural, and Grangeville.
    Sponsored by the White Bird Chamber of Commerce.
    If you would like to donate an auction item (and Thank You!), contact the following people:  Barbara Lowe, 839.2444, White Bird Chamber; Verna Lowe, 839.2499, White Bird Chamber; Melanie and  Allan Yearsley, 628.4228, Salmon River Rural; Paula Prewett, 839.9936, Salmon River Rural; Jeff Joyce, 628.2775, Riggins City; John and Annelle Urbahn, 983.2333, Grangeville City; Bryan Lowe, 839.2444, White Bird City; Paul Sand, 839.9403, White Bird City.

26th

February 26th, WBARD Community Breakfast Potluck, 8-10 AM Evangelical Lutheran Church 2013 Lcms Worship Service And Potluck

Bring a dish to share and join your friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast at the school. If you can’t bring a dish, you are still more than welcome, but a donation would be much appreciated. Be sure to check out the WBARD’s website, whitebirdrecdistrict.org.



MARCH – 2017

2nd

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, March 2nd, noon, at the school. Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

12th          

Joe Wilson at Sausage Feed in White Bird, ID Joe Wilson St. Paddy’s Day White Bird Sausage Feed (10th Annual)

  Sunday, March 12th at the IOOF Hall, downtown White Bird, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  Entertainment:  Old Time Fiddlers
  Menu:  Sausage, Hotcakes, Scrambled Eggs, and Beverages; served family style
  Delicious sausage prepared by Mt. View Meats in Riggins
♣  A Community Event sponsored by the White Bird Chamber of Commerce
  A portion of the proceeds to be donated to various community organizations in memory of Joe and Ada Wilson
♣  Adults, $10; youngsters (toddlers to age 7), $4; prices include tax
♣  4# Chub, $12/each (includes tax); pre-order at the Canyon House

Also on March 12th…the Pathfinders ATV Club ride to Pittsburg Landing (this is open to the public).

Eat breakfast at the IOOF Hall, then head over to the Landing for a BBQ later.  A fun-packed day.  The Pathfinder crew will be serving Hamburgers/Hot dogs at the campground at Pittsburgh Landing from 11:00-1:00 pm.  Cost is $5.00 per person. We will be having a 50/50 drawing as well.  For more detailed information, phone Brenda Heckman, 839.2303.  You can also visit the Pathfinders’ website for more information about this ride (and others planned for the year).

18th

White Bird Rodeo Queen Tryouts

 

Saturday, March 18th, at 1 PM (PST) – visit the White Bird Rodeo website to learn more details
Think Rodeo!!!  Rodeo Queen tryouts will be held at the White Bird Rodeo Arena south of town on Hwy 95.    To sign up or for more information, call Kami Fogleman, 208.983.1726.

►►►Congratulations to Cassie Chandler of Slate Creek.  Cassie was chosen 2017 White Bird Rodeo Queen.  She is 15 and a freshman at Grangeville High School.  Her parents, Travis and Shandra, must be very proud!!!  We’ll be seeing her at the Rodeo on June 16th and 17th.

 

Art Show & Sale “March Miniature Madness”

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Saturday, March 18th

The Salmon River Art Guild is presenting a collection of miniature (nothing larger than 11 x 14) art pieces; all are priced at $50 or less.
Held at Hoot’s Café from 8 AM to 3 PM (PST).  A wonderful opportunity to come out for lunch, visit with the artists, and enjoy the spectacular art work.

White Bird Community Library Bake Sale

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Also on March 18th, delicious baked goods for sale just inside Hoot’s from 8-12.  The volunteers would like to thank the SRAG for “sharing” their time with us—and also thank Hootie for providing a spot in her restaurant!  The library needs your support to continue being your local resource center.  Stop by the library to see the great selection of books.  Wi-Fi, 24/7.  There is a computer for public use.  Printing, fax, and copy services are also available.

 

26th

March 26th, WBARD Community Breakfast Potluck, 8-10 AM Evangelical Lutheran Church 2013 Lcms Worship Service And Potluck

Bring a dish to share and join your friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast at the school. If you can’t bring a dish, you are still more than welcome, but a donation would be much appreciated. Be sure to check out the WBARD’s website, whitebirdrecdistrict.org.

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APRIL – 2017

6th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, April 6th, noon, at the school. Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

15th

 Saturday, April 15th, 10 AM  at the School

Fun for toddlers through 6th grade.  The Easter Bunny will be there!!!
Our thanks to organizers Cody and Renee Farmer!  Donations accepted; volunteers needed.
Call the Farmers, 839.2395 for more information–or to volunteer.  Donation cans at Canyon House, Silver Dollar, and Red’s River Café; help support this wonderful activity.  (You can also mail checks to the Farmers at P.O. Box 89.)

16th

Easter “Sonrise” Service at the Battlefield Overlook, April 16, at 7 AM

Join this very special, Easter service at the Overlook.  A free breakfast for all attendees follows at Pleasant View Baptist Church at 8 AM, followed by Worship at 9 AM.  All are most welcome!!!

 

Turkey Shoot – Rifle and Pistol

Everyone is welcome on Saturday, April 15th, at the White Bird Gun Club.  Sight-in at 8 AM; competition at 9 AM.  Lots of categories; prizes in each.   Call Dave Cook, 628.3759, for more details.

14th/15th/16th

33nd Annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races in Riggins, IdahoPhoto provided by Salmon River Photos

Enjoy the jet boat races on Friday, April 14th; Saturday, April 15th; and Sunday, April 16th.  The most exciting and longest running river Jet Boat Race in the U.S.A.!  Thrill to the speed of the jet boats as they thunder along the River of No Return.  Race teams from the United States and Canada will compete for cash prizes.  Show & Shine “Boat Show”, BBQ, Fireworks, and more!!!  Detailed information is available on the Salmon River website.  (Photo courtesy of Salmon River Photos.)

22nd/23rd

Gun Show, Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd and 23rd; Hoot’s Café!

Lots to see at this fine gun show.  Hoot’s Café.  Small admission charge.  Starts about 9 AM.  Call 839.2265 for details.

 


May 2017

TBA

Rebekahs’ Spring Fiesta Dinner.  IOOF Hall.  12 PM – 5 PM (or until food runs out).

Ole!  Enjoy tasty, home-cooked, Mexican food.  This annual event is always a treat.  Lots of great food (enchiladas, chili rellenos, Mexican lasagna, rice, beans, and flan for dessert!

4th

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, May 4th, 12:30 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

4th/5th/6th

Old Time Fiddlers!!! Three whole days…Thursday May 4th, Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th.  Hoot’s Café  Image result for free clipart of fiddles

Enjoy this annual event.  Meeting, contest, “jammin.”  Come on over to Hoot’s Café and listen and toe tap, or bring along an instrument and join in!!!   Call 208.839.2265 for more detailed information.

CIAA (Central/ Idaho Art Association) Show and Sale in Grangeville

The 50th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale will be May 4th, 5th, and 6th in Grangeville.  The 50th show remains at the Bicentennial Historical Museum and will feature the art of founding members.

6th/7th

69th Annual Open Riggins Rodeo

Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th.  Show starts at 1:30 PM MT each day at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds.  Also a Cowboy Breakfast and Parade (on Sunday).
For additional information visit the Riggins website or call 208.628.4084.  Congratulations to Queen, Phoebe Rupp, and Princess, Jillian Hausladen.

 

27th/297th

Hells Canyon Memorial Day Weekend ATV-UTV Ride, May 27 thru May 29, 2017

Exciting ride into Hells Canyon!!!  $125 per person includes 2 rides into 2 different Hells Canyon locations, Saturday night BBQ dinner and a t-shirt. Staged from Killgore Adventures, White Bird, Idaho.  Contact Killgore Adventures 800.469.8757 for ride signup, motel/RV park reservations. UTV rentals available at Killgore Adventures. Ride reservations will be limited.  For ride questions, contact Harold Morris, 208.660.8992

 


JUNE – 2017

1st

Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, June 1st, noon, at the school. Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

16th/17th

whitebird-rodeo  Announcing the 28th Annual White Bird Rodeo!!!

White Bird Rodeo has announced the dates for this year’s rodeo…Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17.  The Eh Capa Bareback Riders will perform in the parade and at a Saturday performance.  These talented riders ride bareback and use neck reining and knee commands to control their horses’ movements!!!  More information about rodeo plans will be coming soon.

Cassie Chandler of Slate Creek was chosen 2017 White Bird Rodeo Queen at tryouts on March 18th.  She is 15 and a freshman at Grangeville High School.  Her parents, Travis and Shandra, must be very proud!!!  We’ll be seeing her at the Rodeo on June 16th and 17th.