December 2017

Winter Scene

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.

December – 2017

Christmas Decorating Contest – Light up the town!!!

Last year this was a very popular event enjoyed by the community.  It was a beautiful experience to ride around the area and see all the brightly lighted homes and businesses.  So, this year, why not join in the fun?  Decorate the exterior of your home or business.  (Must be within zip code 83554).  Prizes for the best decorations to be awarded at the Lighted Parade on December 16th.
Contact the Canyon House, 839.2777, if you would like to be included in the judging.
Judging date is the evening of December 15th.




Help Decorate White Bird, December 1st, Friday

“Deck the Town” for Christmas – Join others in “City Park” on Friday, December 1st at 3:00 PM to help decorate our town for the holidays (The Bridge, The Park, Businesses).   Volunteers needed!  Turn on the Lights.  Come join the Fun!


White Bird Area Recreation District (WBARD) Hunting Contests



The Big Buck Brag Time Contest: Prizes awarded for the BIGGEST rack and the NON-TYPICAL rack.  The entry fee is $5.  The racks will be measured and judged on December 2 (you must be present to win).

The First-Time Hunter Bragging Contest:   Entrants must be 10-12 years old (Hunter Education Age).  Judges will review photos of you with your deer or elk.  Prizes awarded for the uniqueness in bagging the animal and/or the biggest rack.  No entry fee for the “First-Time Hunters.”

Contest Winner Announced:  Congratulations to Payje Sickles, a first-time hunter, for her whitetail deer antlers.

21st Annual Beadwork Bazaar, Nez Perce National Historical Park

Spalding Visitor Center, Lapwai, Idaho, 39063 Hwy 95
9 AM to 3 PM.  Free Admission.  For more information, 208.843.7020


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, December 7, noon, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.



Jet Boater’s Winter Ball (2nd annual)

In Riggins on Saturday, December 9th.  Dress up for this special evening and enjoy delicious food, good music, and dancing.  This is a fund raiser for the Salmon River Jet Boat Race Fund.

  • Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner and Dance.  $45/person.  Reservation Required.  Seating is limited.
  • No Host Cocktail Hour, 6 PM; Dinner at 7 PM.  Prime Rib and Seven Devil’s Shrimp.
  • Dance from 8:30 to midnight to the music of Joaquin, Verna, and Dave; dance is open to the public, $10 per person
  • Riggins Community Center; 628.3322 or 628.3615 to make your reservations.
  • Please note:  Riggins is on Mountain Time.


“Santa’s Comin’ to Town” Parade and Celebration, Saturday, December 16th

  •   Parade lineup is at 6:00 PM at the top of the hill pullout.
  •   Contact Barbara Lowe, 208.839.2444, or Danielle, 208. 839.2457 for further information or to join the parade.
  •   Chili/Cornbread, Hot Cocoa, Bonfire in the Park, sponsored by White Bird Chamber.

  •   Santa Goodie Bags, sponsored by the Rebekah Lodge #13.
  •   Prizes will be awarded to the Christmas lighting contest winners.
  •   Family Christmas Dance to follow parade at the IOOF Hall (featuring music by Dave, Joaquin & Verna)

Congratulations to our Christmas Event Winners!!!
Parade Winners:
Rodeo Queen, Cassie Chandler
The Salmon River Rural Fire Dept Float
The Grangeville Border Days Royalty Float
Decorating Contest Winners:
John & Cheryl Zehner
Bonner & Darla Brumley
Nick & Lou Nichols
Bill & Connie Shuck


Ring in the New Year (Sunday, December 31st) at Hoot’s Café


Dinner is served from 5-8 PM.  Dinner choices are New York Steak, Prime Rib, & Baby Back Ribs all with Salad Bar included.   Music will be provided by Joaquin & Verna and Dave starting at 8 PM.  Soft drinks, coffee, beer, and wine will be available at the back bar.  Hootie says, “Happy New Year!”