May 2019

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

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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.


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

CIAA Art Show begins in Grangeville (three days, May 2, 3, and 4)

The Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) presents its Spring Art Show.  This year marks 52 years!  Blanche Rockwell is the featured artist.  Many members of the Salmon River Art Guild are also members of the CIAA.  The sale will be at the Super 8 Motel off Highway 95.   Thursday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..  Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a soiree the last two hours including music and complimentary refreshments.  Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Idaho Old Time Fiddlers!!!  Hoot’s Café

Right here in White Bird at Hoot’s Café the IOTFA (Idaho Old Time Fiddlers Association) will hold instrument workshops on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Classes to be taught:  fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, and banjo.  No charge for classes!  At 7 p.m. it’s time to show off what you have learned.  Sign-up sheets and times of classes will be in the meeting room at Hoot’s.  Stop on by to learn or to listen.  Featuring “The Conroys.”


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The 7th annual Spring Rendezvous Vintage Trailer Campout will take place May 2 – May 5. 

The theme this year is “Way Out West.”  It’s a sold out crowd with 33 trailers reserved…we’ll pack ’em in!  Friday morning is our traditional flea market and the community is invited to browse, buy, and tour trailers.  (Parking is available in the overflow area adjacent to the Park.)


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Support your community library!!!   Join the volunteers on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9 a.m. (until around 1 p.m.).  Books for sale at amazing prices.  Also offering some baked goods and lots of yard sale items.


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Riggins Rodeo, Parade, and Cowboy Breakfast, May 4 and 5.

The 71st Annual Riggins Rodeo at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds starting at 1:30 p.m. each day.  Cowboy Breakfast, Sunday, May 5 at 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the  Riggins Community Center.  The traditional parade on Sunday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. starts at Riggins City Park and continues down Main Street.

More details available at Riggins Rodeo website or FacebookRemember, Riggins is on Mountain Time.


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Annual Rebekah Spring Fiesta 

Olé!  Fabulous home-cooked, Mexican Food at the IOOF Hall.  Begins at 11 a.m. (food served until gone).  The price is right and the meal is delicious.  Support this annual fundraising eventLots of great food, including chicken enchiladas, chili rellenos, pork tamales, Mexican lasagna, rice, beans, and that delicious flan for dessert!  Proceeds will benefit the Hall.  Adults, $7; 6-12, $4; 5 and under, $2.


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Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Fundraiser Dinner, Grangeville

ARF in Grangeville is hosting its second annual fundraiser dinner Friday, May 10, at the Elks in Grangeville.  Taco Bar Dinner will be catered by The Gallery and begins at 5:30 p.m. The silent auction and “yappy” hour begin at 4:30 p.m.  Live music by the Beargrass Band.  ARF is raising funds and working towards building a local animal shelter in Grangeville.  Tickets to the event are available at ACE HOME CENTER or at THE GALLERY in Grangeville.  Come out for a fun evening on May 10 & support a great cause!  Visit there website.


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Saturday, May 11, 2019 12 p.m. –  3:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)

The 19th Annual, “Sacred Salmon Ceremony & Friendship Pot Luck” is free and open to all.  It is held at Spring Bar (about 12 miles east of Riggins, up the Main Salmon River).  More details here.


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Rattle the Canyon, Riggins, City Park

  • Sponsored by the City of Riggins.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salmon River Jet Boat Races.
  • Dedicated to the New City Park Stage!
  • Tickets:  $20 adults; kids under 12 free.
  • Performances by:  American Bonfire (3-5 p.m.); Muzzie Braun (5-7 p.m.); Jr & the Stingrays (7-10 p.m.).  All times MDT.
  • Beer, wine, and burgers available.  No coolers or dogs, please!!!
  • Visit the Riggins Chamber website for further details.

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White Bird Celebrates Memorial Day/Veterans Memorial Park Dedication Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 11:11 a.m., White Bird Cemetery

– Flag Ceremony
– Reading of Veterans’ names (90+ names!)
– 21-gun salute

Monday, May 27, 12 p.m., White Bird Veterans Park

– Flag Ceremony
– 21-gun salute
– Fire Lighting
– Quilts of Valor/Honor presentations
– Pie served by the Rebekahs after the ceremony