July 2021 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

1         The Well~Read Evening Book Club: 6 – 7:30 PM at The Well Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

1-4     Border Days: Rodeos on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 6 PM, and Parades on July 2nd, 3rd & 4th, at 2 PM. Grangeville

1-29   Kooskia Farmers Market, Kooskia

3         Parade and Fireworks: Parade at 11 AM and Fireworks at dusk, Bayview

3         Idaho Statehood Day Parade: Ring in Idaho and America’s birthdays with a big parade down the town’s main drag. 5:30 – 6:30 PM, downtown Wallace

3-31   Long Camp Saturday Farmer’s Market, Kamiah/Kooskia

3-4     Winchester Days, Winchester

4         Fourth of July Celebration. Downtown parades in the morning, festivities at City Beach in the afternoon, and a fireworks display over Lake Pend Oreille at dusk. Sandpoint

10-11 Stites Days 2021, Stites

10-11 Lapwai Days, Lapwai

17      Art ‘n Garden Tour: Local artists display their work in Wallace’s National Register of Historic Places District residential area gardens and historic downtown. 9 AM – 4 PM, Wallace

18-24 ATV/UTV Jamboree: Off road enthusiasts take their rigs over the area’s most scenic and sometimes challenging trails, then have fun events in town. 3 – 8 PM, Wallace

23-24 Salmon River Chamber of Commerce “Hot Summer Nights”, Riggins   

29-31 Kooskia Days, Kooskia

Southwest Idaho

1-29   The Boise Revival Project: THURSDAYS. A project to support downtown, the music community and restaurateurs, all of whom have been hit hard as a consequence of the COVID pandemic. (downtownboise.org/do/boise-revival-project) . Individuals, $10, Families, $20. 6 – 8 PM, Firenza Pizza, Boise

1-31   Explore the amazing world of raptors: Four bird presentations at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 PM, and 3:30 PM. One-day admission: General $10; Senior (over 62) $8; Youth (ages 4 – 16) $5; World Center for Birds of Prey, Boise

3-4     Arts and Crafts Fair: 9:30 AM – 5 PM Friday and 10 AM – 4:30 PM Saturday. Roseberry

3-31   WalkAbout Boise: SATURDAYS. Guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture. These tours will start promptly at 10 AM and end around 11:30 AM, beginning at the Basque Museum on Grove Street, downtown Boise

3-31   Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Tours: SATURDAYS. 12:30 – 4:30 PM, 5006 W. Farm Court, Boise

3-31   Main Street Market: SATURDAYS. Come down and see local businesses, vendors, musicians, and food trucks! 9 AM – 2 PM at the Meridian City Hall Plaza. Meridian

4         Independence Day Celebration: City parade in the morning and before the evening’s fireworks, cool off at Indian Creek Plaza. Run through our splash pads, take a dip in the dunk tank, and listen to Oldies music live. And at 9:30 PM at Brothers Park, Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks! Caldwell

4         Fourth of July Festivities: Parade, Fireworks—and PORCUPINE Races. Council

4         Independence Day Celebration: Reading of the Declaration of Independence and other festivities. Brogan/Naylor Park, Idaho City

5         BLOOM: A Reading Series. Fiction writers, poets, playwrights, creative nonfiction writers, and podcasters live on stage in the Meditation Garden. Bring your picnic blanket, folding chair, food, drink of choice. IBG members $5; Nonmembers $10. 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise

6         Kilroy Coffee Klatch: The Coffee Klatch meets at 10 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

6-27   Tuesdays at the Terrace, Summer Concert Series: TUESDAYS, 6 – 8 PM. Downtown next to Hotel McCall. McCall

6-27   Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market: TUESDAYS.
5 – 8 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

6-27   Tuesdays on the Creek: Live music—folk, rock, funk and more. 6 – 9 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

7, 14  WaterShed Wednesday, “Butterflies” the 7th, “Idaho Ecosystems–Forests” the 14th: All-ages activities, crafts, and scientific demonstrations in the outdoor River Campus! Two sessions: 10 – 11 AM and 11 AM – Noon. Free tickets are required; link to tickets will be available two weeks prior to each event at cityofboise.org/bee. No groups of ten or more please. Boise WaterShed, 11818 W. Joplin Road, Boise

9,16,23  Karaoke Competition: This three-night competition will highlight the best of Caldwell’s talent. Free and open to the public. Come belt out your best rendition of ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ or ‘Harper Valley PTA’. 6 -10 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

10      Workday Seminar: (Seminars virtual until further notice.) Dr, Paul Castrovillo, “What do butterfly caterpillars eat?” Noon to 1 PM, O.J. Smith Museum of Natural History, College of Idaho, Caldwell

11-17 SummerFest 2021: A classical and pops music festival. Boise Philharmonic Music Director, Eric Garcia, returns for his second year as Artistic Director and Conductor of the 55-piece SummerFest Orchestra. Featured soloists include Tim Fain, violinist; stage actress and vocalist Rachel Tyler; her husband, vocalist Matthew Tyler; and astronaut, narrator and former McCall teacher Barbara Morgan. McCallMusicSociety.org. McCall

12      Family Summer Palooza: Interactive zones are designed for all ages, Tots, Kids and Tweens. Discover the range of resources and activities here in the Treasure Valley. Summer Camp Info, Kids & Family focused exhibits with the best products, services, resources and entertainment including games, activities, giveaways and more! Single Ticket $5 Family Pass $20 (2 Adults and up to 4 Kids) 9 AM – 5 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

17      Watershed Weekend–”Water Olympics”: Compete in the Water Olympics to discover properties of water like adhesion and cohesion. Complete all of the activities and get a fun prize pack! Two sessions, 10 -11:30 AM and 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Free family fun–sign up for free tickets at cityofboise.org/bee. Boise WaterShed, Boise

20      Idaho Gem Club: Come join our July general meeting. Guests are welcome and encouraged. It is a pot luck picnic starting at 6:30 PM at Kristian Armstrong Park. Bring a dish and join in on the Fun. Boise

24      Off-Road Stampede: First annual Cascade Off-Road Stampede. The theme is “Pirates” so be sure to dress up and deck out your vehicle. 8 AM – 5 PM, Valley County Fair & Rodeo, Cascade

Southern Idaho

2-30   Crossroads Farmers Market: 3 to 7 PM, Shoshone

6,20   Reptile Revue: Come and meet some of the reptiles in the Herrett Center’s live collection. This is a free public event. In order to keep the public and volunteers safe, masks and social distancing is required. 6 PM, Herrett Center, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls

17      7th Annual Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Motorcycle Ride and BBQ; 10 AM – 3 PM. Admission: Free. Twin Falls Band Shell Park, Twin Falls

Central Idaho

2-4     “Days of the Old West” Rodeo: The action starts at 9 AM on Friday, with the first performance at 7:30 PM. Second performance Saturday at 7:30 PM and the final performance Sunday at 7:30 PM. Each night, pre-rodeo entertainment starts at 6:30 PM with Queen Contestants, Freestyle Reining Competition, Mutton Bust’in (Friday and Saturday) and Home Town Bull Riding on Sunday. Werthheimer Park, Hailey

4         Fourth of July Celebration: Stanley may be a small town but it does not skimp on celebrations. Explore fishing, camping, boating, swimming, and all the outdoor fun your heart desires throughout the day. In the evening, sit down, relax, and enjoy the fireworks show. Stanley

4         Fourth of July Celebration, Challis

9-11   Ketchum Arts Festival: Celebrate Idaho art in the shadow of Sun Valley’s Baldy Mountain. Take a breather from your busy summer schedule and enjoy the creative output of 100 Idaho artists. Free admission 10 AM, Festival Meadow on Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley

10      Custer Day, Challis

24      Round Valley Horse Show: North Custer Rodeo Grounds, Challis

31      Elk Bend Biker Bash: Family-friendly Ride-in Bike Show, Vendors, Music, Food, Games & CAMPING! Dusty Mule Bar & Grill on Highway 93 between Challis and Salmon. Info at elkbend/[email protected] . Elk Bend

Eastern Idaho

1-30   River Boat Rides: Narrated tours on the Snake River downtown Tuesdays through Saturdays. Two separate runs: Upper Falls and Lower Falls run. snakeriverferry.tours. Idaho Falls

2         Fire Department “Foam in the Park”: 3 – 5 PM. City Park, Soda Springs

3         Liberty on Parade – Celebrating Commerce & Community: 9 AM, Idaho Falls

3         The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration: This event lights up the sky with the largest independence day fireworks show west of the Mississippi River. 10:03 – 10:34 PM, Snake River Landing, Idaho Falls

4         Fourth of July Fireworks Show: Celebrate 4th of July in Lava. Fireworks are set off from the North mountain at dusk! Take in the view from anywhere in downtown. Lava Hot Springs

5         Annual Teton Dam Marathon: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon. Beautiful scenery, quaint towns and farmland and wide expanses of open spaces. 5 AM. Rexburg

3-31   Farmer’s Market: 9:00 AM, Idaho Falls

3-31   Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Old Town Pocatello

10, 30-31 Stock Car Races: All Day at the Idaho Falls Raceway/Noise Park, Idaho Falls

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Les Tanner

About 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.

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