May 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.

May 2017


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, May 4th, 12:00 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


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.


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Annual Spring Rendezvous,Vintage Trailer, Camp Out at Swiftwater RV Park.

Campers begin arriving on May 4th.  Here are some of the activities planned:
Friday morning, May 5th, the “Free or Flea Swap” (outsiders are welcome to stop by and shop)
Friday afternoon, a “Button Social”, followed by a rock painting class


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Book, Bake, and Yard Sale by the White Bird Community Library Volunteers.

Another great opportunity to support your community library…and to obtain some “treasures”.    Join the volunteers on Saturday, May 6th, beginning at 9 AM (until around 1 PM).  We’ll have great books for sale at amazing prices.  We’ll also offer some baked goods and lots of yard sale items.


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 their website or call 208.628.4084



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

Ole! Enjoy tasty, home-cooked, Mexican food.  This annual event is always a treat.  Lots of great food (enchiladas, chili rellenos, Southwestern salad, Mexican lasagna, rice, beans, and that tasty flan for dessert)!  And new this year…TAMALES!!!  Adults $7, 6-12 $4, 5 and under $2.  All proceeds support the lodge’s general fund.

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15th Annual Sacred Salmon Ceremony near Riggins.  More details here.


Unfortunately this event has been canceled! 

Pathfinders Show & Shine “Information Day” to be held in White Bird.

A very special event to be held at the WBARD (old school) on May 20th.  This is the first time for this OHV Hot Spot/Show and Shine, and the Pathfinders hope it will be a great success.  There will be representatives from various groups to present the most current information on Idaho OHV trails and their use.  In addition to a Show and Shine, various OHV dealers will have 2017 models  for viewing.  A contribution of one, canned good is requested for admittance.   Hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips will be available for purchase.  Contact Brenda Heckman, 839.2303, for more detailed information or to reserve a booth.  This link also has more details.



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