July 2023 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

6/29-7/1 Silver Valley Jeep Jamboree: Wallace

1-29      Long Camp Farmer’s Market: SAT. Kamiah

1-2         Winchester Days: Winchester

1-4         Grangeville Border Days: Grangeville

3     Statehood Day Parade: 12:30 PM – 2 PM, Wallace

6-27      Kooskia Farmers Market: THURS. 10 AM – 2 PM, City Park, Kooskia

7-8         Blues Festival: Wallace

7-8         Nezperce Prairie Days: Nezperce

8     Kiwanis Club Car & Bike Show: Kamiah

8     Clearwater Valley Aero Club “Kamiah Fly-In”: Kamiah

8-9         Lapwai Days: Lapwai

12   “At War: North Idaho during World War II”: 11 AM – 5 PM, Museum of North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene

14-15    Snake River Rock Festival: Nez Perce Fair Pavilion, 1229 Burrell Ave A, Lewiston

15   Orofino Show & Shine: Orofino

15-16    Annual Clearwater to Elk City Wagon Road Days: Clearwater

21-23    Vintage Market Days: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene

28-30    Kooskia Days: Kooskia

28-7/7 Festival at Sandpoint: War Memorial Field, Sandpoint

Southwestern Idaho

1     Museum Work Day: 8 AM. Volunteers Welcome. Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Presenter and topic TBD.
O.J. Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

2-30      Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Tour: SAT. Glimpse rural Idaho life in the 1860’s through exhibits and site tours. The Farmstead is an outstanding example of early homesteading in Idaho, serving as an agricultural history learning center. 5006 W. Farm Court, Boise

4     Fun on the Fourth: Cool off at Indian Creek Plaza. Run through the splash pads, take a dip in the dunk tank, have a foam fight with the fun foam cannon and many other fun activities. 11:30 AM -12:30 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

4     Demolition Derby: Fireworks after the derby. Owyhee County Fairgrounds, Homedale, Idaho

4     Kilroy Coffee Klatch: FREE to any and all veterans! The general public is also welcome; regular admission charges will apply. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. 10 AM, Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

4-25      Farm to Fork Farmers Market: TUES. 5 PM – 8 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

8     Idaho Truck Invasion: Monster Truck Show, 4 PM, 1050 Cascade Rd., Emmett

8     Eagle Fun Days: Noon – 3 PM, Heritage Park, Eagle

8     4th Annual Car show: 3 PM, 26811 Chips Ln, Parma

13   Vintage Market Days: 10 AM – 5 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

13-15    The Summer Music Festival at Roseberry:13131 Farm to Market Rd., Donnelly

15   Music in the Park: 2 PM, City Park, Caldwell

16   Courageous Kids Climbing: 2 PM – 4 PM, The Commons, Boise

20   Food Pantry: 2 PM – 6 PM, Cascade Food Pantry, 1470 Main St, Cascade

20   ‘VetteFest 23: 9 AM, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, Meridian

20   Third Thursday–Summer in Downtown: 5 PM – 6 PM, 908 3rd St S, Nampa

27-30    Canyon County Fair: Fairgrounds, Caldwell,

29-31    San Inazio Festival: Basque Museum and Cultural Center, 611 W Grove St, Boise

Southern Idaho

6/30-7/4 4th of July Celebration: This year’s theme: “Liberty – Our Heritage & Hope,” Town Square, Rupert

8     Sagebrush Days Pull: Wrap up your 4th of July Festivities by joining us for our annual Tractor Pull. Bring a Sack Lunch, watch the pull, and explore all the Ag Exhibits at the I-FARM. Jerome

8     Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Motorcycle Ride and BBQ: 8 AM – 3 PM, City Park, Twin Falls

16   Parktacular – HOPEfest 23: Free event. 1 PM, City Park, Twin Falls

24-29    Magic Valley Folk Festival: Rupert/Burley

29   Spudman Triathlon, Burley

Central Idaho

8-10      Ketchum Arts Festival: Festival Meadows, Sun Valley

13-16    Idaho State CMA Rally 2023: Motorcycle Rally, | Living Waters Ranch, 3599 Garden Creek Rd., Challis

15   Arco Atomic Days: 6 PM – 9 PM, Bottolfsen Park, Arco

Eastern Idaho

4     Bannock Independence Day Celebration: Fireworks & Drone Show, beach party, car show, kids games, bouncy houses, a water feature, live music, face painting, food vendors and more. Bannock County Events Center, Pocatello

4     4th of July Fireworks & Great American Duck Race: A Duck Race down the river, with prizes, and a spectacular fireworks show from the top of the mountain above the city, concluding with a fireworks waterfall over the cliff. Lava Hot Springs

4     Idaho Falls Fireworks (Melaleuca Freedom Celebration): Idaho Falls

8     Car Show: 12 PM, Rigby City Park, Rigby

11-15    Idaho International Choral Festival: Pocatello

15   Unplug Pocatello Festival: Join in the games all day, contests, petting zoo, food trucks, and all of the amazing local businesses! We have all been plugged in FAR to long! Brilliant Moments is proud to announce our 4th Annual Unplug Pocatello! Don’t miss all of the fun geared at getting people out in the fresh air and sunshine and Unplugged from electronics! Come join the games all day, contests, food trucks, and all of the amazing local businesses that you know as your friends and neighbors! Don’t miss this! 11 AM – 4 PM, Franklin Middle School, Pocatello

15-16    Idaho Falls Sidewalk Chalk Festival: 300 S Capital Ave., Idaho Falls

22   Family Fun Day: 10 AM – 11 AM, Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, Historic Downtown Pocatello

27-29    That Famous Preston Night Rodeo: Franklin County Fairgrounds, Preston

29 3rd Annual R1 Car Show: 9 AM, Mel Erickson Sunnyside Park, Idaho Falls

29   Laid-Back Car Show: 10 AM, City Park, 80 N Main St, Victor

29   Redneck Games: Family Fun on the Ranch for All Ages. Camping, Food Trucks, Live Music with The Guitar Man, Horse Rides, Tractor & Hay Rides, Talent Show, Petting Zoo, and more. Noon – 6 PM, 3M Cattle Ranch, 7239 US-30, Lava Hot Springs

29   The Falls Annual Food Truck Festival: The Picnic Party, 11 AM – 4 PM, 1415 Whitewater Dr #8101, Idaho Falls

29-30    EIC High Desert Classic Dressage Show: C & M Farm, 1352 Syphon Rd, Pocatello


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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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