December 2019

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 – 2019

Christmas Decorating Contest – Light up the town!!!

Christmas lights

This is 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 (first, second and third) to be awarded at the Lighted Parade on December 14. Judging will be the night of December 13. Have your lights on at 6 p.m.


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


Calendar clipart day 6 of monthHelp Decorate White Bird, Friday, December 6

 Join others at Veterans’ Park on Saturday, December 6, 2:30 p.m. to help decorate our town for the holidays (The Bridge, The Park, Businesses).   Volunteers needed!  Turn on the Lights, String the Garland.  Come join the Fun!

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23rd Annual Nez Perce Beadwork Bazaar, December 7

LAPWAI, ID — Looking for unique and special gifts for the holidays?  Nez Perce National Historical Park is holding its 22nd Annual Beadwork Bazaar. Local artists will be selling their crafts at the Spalding Visitor Center on Saturday December 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Beadwork Bazaar offers a wide variety of one-of-a kind artwork including beaded and other traditional jewelry.  The event is free to the public and artists will give demonstrations throughout the day.  Weavings, paintings and sculptures can all be bought from local Nez Perce artists. The park museum will be open and Rangers will be available to answer questions.  Spalding Visitor Center, Lapwai, ID, 39063 Hwy 95.  For more information, 208.843.7001.

34th Annual Holiday Gift & Food Fair in Grangeville

This is the big one! Crafts galore. A great time to find that perfect gift for someone. Over 70 tables. 6 big shopping hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t forget to visit the Food Booth too. Lunch will be served all day.

Calendar clipart day 14 of monthWhite Bird Christmas Parade, Celebration and Fireworks, Saturday, December 14

Fun for everyone.  Kids, come meet Santa.  Enjoy the parade, see the lights, join friends/neighbors.

  • Cookie Exchange at the Recreation District begins at 2 p.m. Bring your baked goods, exchange cookies. Prize given for “best” cookie recipe. Contact Brenda, 839.2303, for information on this event.
  • Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. at the top of the hill pullout.  Parade comes down the hill at 6 p.m.  Prizes awarded.
  • Contact Barb Lowe, 208. 839.2444, or Verna Lowe, 208.839.2777, for further information or to join the parade.
  • Chili/Cornbread, Hot Dogs and Hot Cocoa sponsored by White Bird Chamber.  Downtown White Bird by the bonfires.
  • Back again this year, those exciting fireworks!!!  “Fireworks Over the Town” sponsored by Hammer Down.  It should be quite a night…
  • Other events are planned and will be added as they are available.

Riggins Jet Boater’s Winter Ball, Saturday, December 14

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 p.m.; Dinner at 7 p.m.  Prime Rib and Seven Devil’s Shrimp.
  • Dance from 8:30 to midnight.
  • Riggins Community Center; 628.3322 or 628.3615 to make your reservations.
  • Please note:  Riggins is on Mountain Time.

Calendar clipart day 24 of monthCandlelight Service, Christmas Eve, December 24

Join Pleasant View Baptist Church for this special service. Contact Pastor, Randy Myers, 509.435.8732, if you have any questions. It should be a wonderful evening of sharing and praying.

New Year’s Eve Time of Fellowship, December 31


Ring in 2020!!! Join Pleasant View Baptist Church for a New Year’s Eve Time of Fellowship, with a short devotional, games and food. This is on Tuesday, December 31, at 5 p.m.