By Les Tanner

Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is recommended.

Northern Idaho

1         Raspberry Festival: An annual fundraiser for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. This family focused, fun filled day features live music, cultural and hand crafting demonstrations, 10K Fun Run, raspberry shortcake, beef sandwiches, raspberry jam, a quilt show, a Show ‘n Shine car show, and book sales, plus Chapel tours and more.  Free admission.  9am to 4pm, Keuterville Road, Cottonwood

5-7     Yellow Pine Music & Harmonica Festival: This is a family-friendly, harmonica focused music festival held outdoors in the Idaho backwoods.  Includes Idaho Harmonica Workshop, Yellow Pine Harmonica Contest, Great Harmonica Run.  Music starts Thursday evening, with the opening ceremonies Friday at noon .  The festival ends Sunday morning with Community Breakfast.  Yellow Pine

5-26   Farmers Market: THURSDAYS.  10:00-2:00, Kooskia

6         Free Outdoor Movie, “Grease”: 9:00-11:00 PM (gates open at 8:00), Kibbie Dome, Lot 57,  Moscow

6-8     Taste of Coeur d’Alene: Event featuring fine art and crafts, plus live professional music and a variety of quality foods.  City Park, Coeur D’Alene

7         First Saturday at the Museum: Enjoy free admission at the Bonner County History Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This month’s event is sponsored by Kim Keaton and Julie Reister-Keaton.  Sandpoint

7-28   Moscow Farmers Market: SATURDAYS. Produce, plants, flowers, crafts, food, plus live music.  8:00AM-1:00 PM. Downtown and Friendship Square, Moscow

7-28   Long Camp Farmer’s Market: SATURDAYS.  Kamiah/Kooskia

13      Free Outdoor Movie, “In the Heights”: 9:00-11:00 PM (gates open at 8:00), Theophilus Tower Lawn, U of I Campus,  Moscow

13-14 Elk River Days: Activities include a parade and the annual Duck Races.  Ducks for Duck races cost $5 each, with proceeds donated to Elk River charities.  Duck races take place on Saturday.  Elk River

13-14 Wallace Huckleberry Festival: A celebration of all things Huckleberry. Live music, dancing in the streets, raffles, Huckleberry pancake breakfasts, street vendors, kids’ activities on the depot lawn, a dunk tank plus a 5K walk and run. Downtown Wallace

13-15 Goldwing Motorcycle Rally: Kamiah

14-15 Arts & Crafts Fair: Hosted by the Pend Oreille Arts Council, Sandpoint

18-21 Idaho County Fair: “There’s a Touch of Country at the Idaho County Fair” Cottonwood

20      Free Outdoor Movie, “Knives Out”: 9:00-11:00 PM (gates open at 8:00), Theophilus Tower Lawn, U of I Campus,  Moscow

20-22 Chief Lookingglass Pow Wow: Kamiah

20-22 Wild Weippe Rodeo, Weippe

21      Battle of the Bands: Bands plus a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show.  4:00-8:00 PM, Eastside Market Place, Moscow

TBD    ” Idaho Old Time Fiddlers Campout”: Kamiah KOA, Kamiah

TBD    Pierce 1860 Days, Pierce

Southwestern Idaho

1-7     Washington County Fair, Weiser

1-15   Experience Titanic–The Artifact Exhibition: The exhibition will place you in the shoes of one of Titanic’s 2,240 passengers and crew that fateful night 106 years ago. With over 120 authentic artifacts, recreated accommodations, and the innovative thought and mastery of STEM throughout, Titanic will inspire visitors to dream big and learn from our trials and errors.  Details and costs at   www.dcidaho.org/exhibits/titanic-artifact/  Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise

3         Kilroy Coffee Klatch: The Coffee Klatch meets at 10:00 AM and is FREE to any and all veterans!  The general public is also welcome; regular admission charges will apply. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. No RSVP required. We hope you will join us!  Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

5-26   The Boise Revival Project: THURSDAYS. A project to support downtown Boise, its music community, and its restaurateurs, all of whom have been hit hard as a consequence of the COVID pandemic.  (https://downtownboise.org/do/boise-revival-project) . Individuals, $10, Families, $20. 6:00-8:00 PM, Firenza Pizza, Boise

6         Summer Concert, FRIM’FRAM: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Carl Miller Park, Mountain Home

7         Workday Seminar: (Seminars virtual until further notice.)  Dr. Luc Leblanc, “Discovering Hidden Treasures of Idaho: The Gary Gier Collection of Lepidoptera”.  Noon to 1:00 PM, O.J. Smith Museum of Natural History, College of Idaho, Caldwell

7-8     SRRSCCA Auto Cross: West parking lot at Expo Idaho, Garden City

7-28   Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Tours: SATURDAYS. 12:30PM-4:30PM, 5006 W. Farm Court, Boise

8         KYMfest: The “KindYourMind” Festival is a FREE family event that hosts community resources, live entertainment, merchandise vendors, local artisans and delicious eats. This will be a free “socially distanced”event at a venue with ample space and will feature a drive-thru option.  11:00 AM-7:00 PM, Lakeview Park, Nampa

10,17, 24,31        Jump. Jam & Jive Summer Concert Series: Free outdoor music series, created by local event organizers and live music lovers.  Come scope out a spot.  It starts at 5pm and goes to 6-8pm.  Two different performance groups take the JUMP stage each week.  JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place), 1000 Myrtle St, Boise

11      WaterShed Wednesday: A celebration of the end of the summer and the start of the school year.  Activities and fun for the whole family. The Watershed Action Team will be on hand to wish all the students well in the coming school year   Free. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

13-15 Donnelly Huckleberry Festival: A free event with a parade, music, and a huckleberry breakfast.  Donnelly

17-21 Caldwell Night Rodeo, Caldwell

20-22 Council Mountain Music Festival, Council

20-29 Western Idaho Fair: Expo Idaho and Grounds, Garden City

21      WaterShed Weekend–Water Festival: Celebrate our most precious resource with games, challenges, art and more! Build a boat to sail in our simulated Boise River, be a water engineer, and play water-themed games.  Free. 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM,  Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

Southern Idaho

3,17   Reptile Revue: Come and meet some of the reptiles in the Herrett Center’s live collection and learn more about these scaly creatures.  This is a free public event.  In order to keep the public and volunteers safe, masks and social distancing is required.  6:00 PM, Herrett Center, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls

5,26   Farmer’s Market: 3:00-8:00 PM, South Lawn, Cassia County Fair Grounds , Burley

9-14   Jerome County Fair & Rodeo: Fine art, crafts, commercial/retail, homegrown products, corp./information and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and food booths, plus rodeo. Jerome County Fairgrounds, Jerome

Central Idaho

5,12   Music on Main: Free community concerts; 6:00-10:00 PM, City Park, Victor

5-28   Wood River Farmers’ Market: THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS.  Come shop for fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, pastured meats, artisan baked goods, handmade jewelry and crafts, and much more.  9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Roberta McKercher Park, Hailey

7         ATV/UTV Off-Road : The theme for this will be Superheroes, so make sure to dress up and deck out your ride.  8:00 AM, Rodeo Grounds, Challis

12-24 Braun Brothers Reunion: Community Stage, Challis

Eastern Idaho

7         American Falls Day, American Falls

7         Butterfly Haven Anniversary, Pingree

7,21   Chalk Art Extravaganza: Chalk and hand wipes provided. All ages welcome. 10:00-Noon, Broadway Plaza, Idaho Falls

19-21 Pocatello Kids’ Days: Mountain View Event Center, Pocatello

21        Used Book/Flash Sale: 10:00 AM, Marshall Public Library, Pocatello

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Published by Les Tanner

Les Tanner is shown here with his late wife, Ruby, to whom he was married for more than sixty years, and who also was on the staff of IDAHO magazine. When Les, a retired teacher, isn’t working on the magazine's calendar, proofreading, fishing, writing, playing pickleball, or pulling weeds, he’s out looking for Jimmy the cat.