August 2019

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.

August – 2019

Calendar clipart day 1 of monthMobile Food Bank, First Thursday, August 1, noon, at the school. Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


Calendar clipart day 2 of monthCalendar clipart day 3 of monthCalendar clipart day 4 of month11th Annual Riggins Ride ‘n Raft, Friday – Sunday

Two packages to choose from: Dry package is $45 (for landlubbers) and the wet package is $100 (which includes a rafting adventure).  A fun time, even if you don’t raft. Packages are available for purchase at Cruisin Biker Wear.  More details here.

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Many family activities.  Saturday, August 3, begins at 9 a.m. with the baked food and craft sale, followed by the kid’s crafts event.  There will be a horseshoe tournament; lunch of burgers, chips, potato salad; a quilt and craft show; the Ducky Derby at Crooked Creek; tug-of-war, and baseball game.  Evening closes out with a bonfire and dancing.

Sunday breakfast begins at 8.  The raffle drawing follows.

27Calendar clipart day 4 of monthth Annual Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 4, is a day for the entire family to enjoy together.  This annual event is for the benefit of the Historical Museum.

  • The food menu includes a pancake breakfast, grilled hamburgers, BBQ beef sandwiches, raspberry shortcake (and other yummy raspberry items)
  • Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Fun Run & Walk
  • Art Show
  • Car Show
  • Chapel tours and Museum visits
  • Live music and a kids’ carnival with face painting
  • For a complete list of events and times, click here.

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Brown Bag Program begins at the Bicentennial Historical Museum in Grangeville

Sessions will be held each Wednesday starting today, August 7, at the Bicentennial Historical Museum basement meeting room, 305 North College Street, noon to 1 p.m.  Phone 208.983.2573 for details.  These programs are free to the public and those attending are invited to bring lunch to eat while they listen.  Learn while you enjoy your lunch!!!  Co-sponsored by the Idaho County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Historical Museum.

August 7, David Bodine, “The 100-year Farm”
August 14, Meleah MCulley, “The Short Line to Stites”
August 21, Bob Black, “Notes from the Cockpit”
August 28, Nick Gerhardt, “A History of the Dams in the Clearwater River Basin”

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Elk City Days

The theme this year is “Heroes of the West” with Grand Marshals Jon and Patricia Menough.  Kids’ Parade is Friday at 5 p.m.  A baseball game at 6 p.m. pits the USFS and the town folks.  Saturday activities begin at 7 a.m. with a breakfast by the VFW Auxillary.  Then comes the Grand Parade at 11 a.m.  A logging show and competition, the kids’ sawdust dig, arts & crafts, ping pong ball drop, live music, and raffle drawings are also featured.

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Idaho County Fair, Cottonwood, Wednesday thru Saturday, August 14/August 17

Bring the family to this fun-filled event.  Cottonwood Fairgrounds.  “It’s in Our Nature.”
Enjoy the animals, the displays, the food!… share the day with friends.
Showcasing local gardeners, bakers, quilters, and artists.
More specific information for each day will be available soon at the Idaho County Fair website.

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43rd Annual Chief Lookingglass Pow Wow, Kamiah, August 16 – August 18

“A time to renew American Indian culture and preserve rich heritage.”  Visit the Pow Wow website for complete details.  An event you won’t soon forget.

Calendar clipart day 30 of month 83nd Annual Kamiah BBQ Days, Labor Day Weekend.

Festivities begin August 30 and continue through September 1.

(Taken from the Kamiah website.) In 1936, a group of community minded merchants began to offer a free barbeque dinner as a way of saying thank you to area residents for their patronage. The Kamiah Chamber has carried on the tradition of BBQ Days for more than 70 years, organizing and sponsoring nearly every aspect of the Labor Day weekend event. Today, thousands of residents, former residents, and visitors take part in BBQ Days – and the event continues to grow each year. Watch this website for continued updates.