June 2017

There’s lots to do in White Bird…year-round.

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 website 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.


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.

3rd

Just For the Hill of It” Bike Race

Saturday, June 3rd at 8:00 AM man-riding-bicycle-animated

  • Begins at Hammer Creek Rec. Park with gentle climb starting at 1600′ and summitting at 3800′.  13 miles with challenging switchbacks
  • All ages welcome; lunch provided
  • Contact Cindy Higgins, 208.983.8550
  • A benefit for the Syringa Hospital Hospice;  for more information, click here

10th


Pathfinders Fun Run, starting at Fish Creek.  Open to the Public.

Contact the Pathfinders website for further information.


16th/17th

White Bird Days Parade and Celebration – Saturday, June 17th
This 2017, family event is organized by the Medical & Relief Fund

  • Horse Pucky ticket sales, before the parade
  • Parade at 11 AM  “Adventure Idaho-Livin’ the Good Life”; parade line-up 10 AM
  • Parade entry form is available here.  (Contact Danielle, 208.839.2457, or email blondechica226@gmail.com.)WB Days 2017 Event Flyer
  • White Bird rodeo queen, Cassie Chandler of Slate Creek
  • Grand Marshals Melvin and Carol Cash
  • Cowboy Breakfast, IOOF Hall, 7-10 AM; Hotcakes, Ham & Eggs w/drink
  • “Pie in the Park” in partnership with the Library Volunteers
  • Queen’s Luncheon, IOOF Hall following the parade
  • Annual Salmon River Art Guild Art Show & Sale, IOOF Hall, 8-3
  • Live music downtown on Friday evening and Saturday night, beginning around 8 PM, following the rodeo.  The popular group, “The Hitmen”, is making a return appearance!!!
  • Many street vendors
  • Kids’ Games at the new, recreation park (old school), following the parade.  (Prizes sponsored by the Chamber and Medical & Relief.)  Whether your a kid, or a kid at heart, you will enjoy these games guaranteed to entertain the entire family.  So, come on down for some good, old-fashioned fun!!!
  • Volunteers are needed for set up on Friday morning and take down on Sunday; please help. 
  • For a look at the 2017 flyer in detail.


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 17A very special treat…the Eh Capa Bareback Riders will whitebird-rodeoperform 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!!!

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.  More information about Cassie is available here.

Melvin & Carol Cash are this year’s Grand Marshals.  Melvin was born and raised in White Bird, and Carol was born in Washington state.  They returned to White Bird some 16 years ago and reside across from the IOOF Hall.  This year marks 64 years of marriage for this wonderful couple!!!  You will see them at the rodeo both days, and they will lead the parade on Saturday.  For their bio, click here.