June 2024 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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


8     Free Fishing Day: All anglers, old or young, residents and nonresidents, can celebrate the day by fishing Idaho’s waters without a license!

Northern Idaho

1     Walk For Wishes: Funds raised at this event will help grant wishes to North Idaho children battling critical illnesses.  No Fee to participate, but registration is required./
10 AM – 1 PM, Riverstone Park, Coeur d’Alene

1     11th Annual Car Show and Swap Meet: Long Camp RV Park, Kamiah

6     Evening Book Club: 6 – 7:30 PM, Well-Read Moose, Coeur d’Alene

7     Family Day in the Park & North Idaho Family Marketplace: Non-profit outreach/activity booths, Food Court, North Idaho Family Marketplace, Main stage entertainment, Heritage & Cultural Center Activities, Community and civic organization displays, Kids Carnival. Noon – 6 PM, City Park, Coeur d’Alene

8-9  Sandpoint Renaissance Faire: Two days of fine entertainment, eclectic merchants and a joyous atmosphere. Turkey Legs, Fairy supplies, Jewelry for your finery, Chainmail, and Pottery. All of your medieval needs will be available and met! Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint

14-15    White Bird Days & Rodeo: This annual event brings out the best of our cowboys and cowgirls through competitive events that are as much a part of the people, the cultures and traditions as the Salmon River that flows by this Central Idaho town.  Whitebird

14-16    Clearwater River Jet Boat Races: The races go upriver from  Orofino to Kamiah. Orofino/Kamiah

15   Teddy Bear Clinic: Free. 10 AM – Noon, Gritman Medical Center, Moscow

16   Father’s Day Breakfast Social: Sponsored by Sojourner’s Alliance. Catering for the breakfast will be provided by the Battleground Food Truck. $15. Children under five get in for free. 9 AM – 12:30 PM. 1912 Center, Moscow

21-23    Craigmont June Picnic: This year’s 87th annual June Picnic celebrates the merger of the pioneer towns of Ilo and Vollmer. Craigmont

27   Yarn in the Park: Join us to knit, crochet, or spin in the park! Free. 6 – 8 PM. East City Park, Moscow

28-30    Sandpoint Summerfest:. Music; performance art; open mic; movement classes; face painting; kids parade; disc golf tournament; magic show; food; free camping; free parking; vendors; and more.  Eureka Institute, Sagle

Southwestern Idaho

1     NPC Idaho Muscle Classic & Wheelchair Nationals: 8:45 AM – 8:30 PM, South Building, Expo Idaho, Garden City

1     Museum Work Day: 8 AM.  Volunteers Welcome.  Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Speaker: William Clark & Dr. Sara Ceccarelli, OJSMNH & CICESE, “History Status of Museo de Artropodos de Baja California”. O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

1-2  Silver Sage Porsche Auto Cross: West Parking Lot, Expo Idaho, Garden City

1-29      Meridian Main Street Market: SATURDAYS. Explore locally grown foods, homemade goodies, and unique treasures from local farmers, ranchers, and artisans, plus live music and family-friendly activities.  9 AM – 2 PM. 33 E Broadway Ave, Meridian

3-8  TKO Reining: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

4     Kilroy Coffee Klatch: Meets at 10 AM the first Tuesday of every month and is FREE to any and all veterans!  Coffee and breakfast treats.  The general public is welcome, but admission rates do apply. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

5-26      Yoga on the Lawn: WEDNESDAYS.  This yoga is for everyBODY & FREE to the commUNITY. Come as you are, drop in when you can, no special equipment or clothing required. 11 – 11:45 AM, Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, Boise

6-27      Discovery Lab: THURSDAYS. Join our Education Team and explore all sorts of different STEAM activities for all ages.  Science demonstrations, building and problem solving challenges, hands-on activities and more. Free. Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 W Myrtle St, Boise

7-9  Gem Faire: Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Displays & demos by Idaho Gem Club. Noon – 6 PM, South Building, Expo Idaho, Garden City

8     2024 Idaho Women Veterans Conference:, 9 AM, Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

8     2nd Annual Idaho “Biggest Bully Dog Show”: Center Building, Expo Idaho, Garden City

8-9  KTSY Radio Parktacular: Carnival Grass, Expo Idaho, Garden City

14-15    Summery Market: Here you’ll find some of the most talented makers and creative entrepreneurs of our area, a unique collection of the best and brightest.  Rose Garden, Expo Idaho, Garden City

15   Pollinator Event: The Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center (MKNC) will host this family-friendly event about the importance of pollinators.  From 10 AM – 3 PM,  Rose Garden, MKNC, Boise

15   Boise Sports Cards and Collectibles Show: 8:30 AM – 6 PM Premium Building, Expo Idaho, Garden City

16-22    Region 4 AHA: Promoting the Arabian Horse in Oregon and Southern Idaho, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

22   Boise Music Festival: Good Music. Good Times. Expo Idaho, Garden City

Southern Idaho

4     Reptile Revue: Experience this popular education program! Families will learn about the characteristics of reptiles and have the opportunity to meet some of the snakes and lizards in person! 6 – 7 PM, Herrett Center, CSI campus, Twin Falls

5,12,      Summer Solar Session: Safely view sunspots

19,26    and the solar atmosphere through special filtered telescopes. Mars and bright stars are visible in the 24” telescope.  Free. 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Centennial Observatory, Herrett Center, CSI, Twin Falls

5     Star Party: Free. 9:45 -11:45 PM, Centennial Observatory, Herrett Center, CSI Campus, Twin Falls

8     Hagerman Fossil Beds Star Party: Solar viewing and hands-on activities at the Billingsley Creek Visitor’s Center starting at 1PM, then 9:45 PM – Midnight.  Hagerman

15   12th Annual Live Butterfly Release:  Memorial Event offered by Hospice Visions, LLC.,10 AM, Orton Botanical Garden, Twin Falls

Central Idaho

1     Challis Classy Chassis’ Show & Shine: 19th annual car show, 10 AM – 4 PM.  Free.  Y intersection of Hwy 93 and Main St, Challis

Eastern Idaho

6/1  Wellness Festival: Workshops and demonstrations featuring speakers, classes, demos and wellness-oriented vendors. Lava Hot Springs

1     Free Day at the Zoo: As a thank you to our community, the City of Pocatello and the Zoo are offering free admission all day. Proudly sponsored by Connections Credit Union.
9 AM – 3 PM, Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

1     Malad Classic Car & Bike Show: Open to all year custom and restored vehicles.  Free spectator admission. Come enjoy the music and classic cars, motorcycles and vintage trailers. 10 AM – 4 PM, Downtown Malad

7     First Friday Art Walk: Local artists, crafters, music, food, fashion and more.  Downtown Pocatello

10-15    Idaho High School Rodeo State Finals: Idaho’s best young cowboys and cowgirls participate in Bareback Riding, Saddle Broncs, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing and more. Bannock County Event Center, Pocatello

16   Fathers’ Day at the Zoo: Fathers will receive 50% off their admission when they are accompanied by a paid child.  Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

22   Military Family Day at the Zoo: As a thank you to our service members, the Zoo is offering free admission all day. for military and veterans and their families.  Sponsored by the National Guard.  Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

22   Downtown Days: Flea Market, Art Fest, and Antique Show: Vendors of all types that will be set up in a festive style along Main Street right next to the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market. 10 AM – 3 PM. Historic downtown Pocatello

22   Pebble Creek’s Wildflower Concert: Wild flowers are at their peak, so nestle your lawn chairs and blankets in the wild flowers on the slopes. The hillside provides a perfect view of both the bands and the sunset. Ride the lift and take a wild flower hike before the concert!  1 – 9 PM.  Pebble Creek Ski Area, 3340 E Green Canyon Rd., Inkom

27-29    Ranch Rodeo & Indian Relay Races: Come celebrate America’s Birthday with her oldest sport: RODEO! This isn’t your traditional rodeo, it’s a Ranch Rodeo highlighting the skills of everyday cowboys and cowgirls. It’s an event full of fun and entertainment for the entire family. Concert is free with Friday night Rodeo ticket. Fireworks Saturday night. Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, Blackfoot

28-30    Mystic Realms Fantasy Fair: Enjoy a weekend of knights in shining armor, pirates, mermaids, and fairies. Bannock County Event Center, Pocatello

28-30     Malad Welsh Festival: This annual event features Celtic music, poetry readings, presentations about culture and history of Wales, a photo exhibit of Wales, concerts, family history displays of thirty pioneer families to Malad Valley, kids games, wagon rides to historic sites, a quilt show, food and craft vendors and more. City Park, Malad City

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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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