June 2020 Calendar

By Les Tanner

Many cancellations or changes in these events are likely to occur because of concerns about Covid-19. We nevertheless show them here, because one goal of the magazine, including the Calendar, is to show what life in Idaho is about. Double-checking with event coordinators about the following locations, dates, and times is highly recommended.


13 Free Fishing Day

Northern Idaho

2 Hungry Heroes Breakfast: Complimentary Veterans Breakfast, 8 AM, Garden Plaza,  Post Falls

4 Long Camp Annual “Classics on the Clearwater”: Kamiah

5 Family Day: Annual Kick-off to Summer.  Over 100 vendors, games, activities, music,  food court, discounted museum admission, interactive displays, and more.  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm! City Park, Coeur d’Alene

5 Movie Night: Free. 6:00 pm – 8 PM, Salvation Army Kroc Center Theatre, Coeur d’Alene,

6-7 “Big Water Blowout River Festival” Whitewater Event: Family fun, action, adventure, thrills on the Salmon River,  Riggins

13 Fishing Derby: In conjunction with Free Fishing Day.  9:00 am – 11 AM, City Park, Rathdrum

17-20 Gyro Days and Lead Creek Derby: Wallace

19-20 White Bird Days and Rodeo: White Bird

20 Art Guild Show: 8 AM, White Bird

20-21 CVRA Annual Rodeo “Biggest Little Rodeo in Idaho”: Kamiah

26 Baked Potato Bar Dinner: 4:30 – 6:00 PM, Lake City Center Banquet Room, Coeur d’Alene

27 Craigmont June Picnic: Craigmont

27 Palouse Writers Festival: 1912 Center, Moscow

Southwestern Idaho

1 Summer Reading Program Begins: Public Library, Caldwell

2 Kilroy Coffee Klatch: 10 AM – Noon at Nampa’s Warhawk Air Museum; FREE for ALL veterans and ALL veterans are welcome; Coffee and breakfast treats are served at no charge. 

No RSVP required – just show up; Nampa

3 Adulting 101: Learn the basics of raising backyard farm animals.  Ages 15+.  6:30 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

3,10 Summer Concert Series:  Concerts start at 5pm and last until 8 PM, and are free to attend. The Grove Plaza,  Boise

5 Silver Screen on the Green- “Frozen 2″:

8:30 PM, Optimist Park, Nampa

6 Family Summer Palooza: 10 AM to 5 PM, Center Expo, Expo Idaho, Garden City

6 Museum Work Day: Volunteers welcome; 8AM; Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch), Speaker, Bill Clark, “Biodiversity Survey in San Basilio Cal Sur, Mexico”. O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, Boone Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

6 Farmstead Tours: 12:30 PM, Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead, Boise

6-7 SRRSCCA Auto Cross: West Parking Lot, Expo Idaho, Garden City

7 Art and Roses:  This beautiful outdoor art event showcases Idaho’s fine artists with all original work- no prints or crafts. A portion of all sales will benefit the Julia Davis Memorial Rose Garden. Show is produced by the Idaho Centennial Art Group in partnership with Boise Parks Department. Admission is free. Julia Davis Park near the Rose Garden.  Boise

11-12 Deli Days: Admission, free. Boise

12 Silver Screen on the Green- “Alladin”: 8:30 PM, Optimist Park, Nampa

13 WalkAbout Boise Historic Walking Tour: 11 AM. Meet at the Bench in front of Basque Museum, Boise

13 Make It: Painting with Acrylics: Ages 13+. 

2 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

19 Silver Screen on the Green- “Smallfoot”: 8:30 PM, Optimist Park, Nampa

20 Dads & Donuts: Make a craft and enjoy some donuts with Dad.  All ages. 11 AM, public Library, Caldwell

26 Silver Screen on the Green- “Dolittle”: 8:30 PM, Optimist Park, Nampa

26-27 Friends of the Public Library Book Sale: 10 AM to 4 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

26-28 World Village Festival: 4:00 PM, Cecil D Andrus Park (formally Capitol Park), Boise

30 Silent Book Club: Bring your book and enjoy some quiet re4ading time. 7 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

Southern Idaho

15-20 CSI Music Fest: 9 AM, CSI Fine Arts Center, Twin Falls

16 Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame:

6:30 PM, Turf Club, Twin Falls

Eastern Idaho

6 XTREME Idaho: Trailers, boats, ATV’s, backpacking, camping, hunting, paddle boards, kayak, fitness, cross country skiing, snowboarding, biking, dutch oven, photography, archery, food, bounce house, face painting, lots of demos and more! Free to attend.  Pine Ridge Mall, Chubbuck

6-27 Music in the Park: SATURDAYS. Amrican Falls

7 Hummingbird Roundup: American Falls

13 ISJ Family Fun Day: 11 AM, Bannock County Event Center, Pocatello

13 Oldies Rod Custom Car Show: 9 AM,

Old Town Pocatello

18,25 Music on Main: A free, all-ages outdoor summer concert series in Teton Valley. 6-10 PM, City Park, Victor

19 Idaho Rocks Music Festival: 2 PM, Mountain View Event Center, Pocatello

20 Pebble Creek Music & Wildflower Festival: 3 PM, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Inkom

20 Downtown Days Art Fest: 9 AM, Old Town Pocatello

21 Father’s Day: 10 AM, Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

26-27 Malad Valley Welsh Festival: 8 AM, City Park, Malad

26-27 Celebrate Blackfoot: Sprint Boat Races, Car Show, Snowmobile Races on the Jensen Pond, Blackfoot Ranch Rodeo, Pancake feed, fun vendors, Ping Pong Ball Drop and Fireworks. Bingham Memorial Hospital Liberty Fireworks Show starts at 10 PM on Saturday night,  Blackfoot

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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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