May 2023 Calendar

By Les Tanner

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

Northern Idaho

6-7  Riggins Rodeo: Riggins

6-27      Long Camp Farmer’s Market: SAT. Kamiah

13   Elk City Wagon Road Museum “Dessert at the Museum”: Clearwater

13   Sacred Salmon Ceremony: This celebration is held in appreciation for the annual return of the Chinook salmon.  It is free & open to all.  Noon – 3 PM, Riggins

15-18    National NAIA Baseball Championship, Opening Round: Campus Sites, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston

17-21    Bass Babes Fishing Tournament: This is a fun group!
8 AM on May 17 to 5 PM on May 21. Riggins

18-20    Fiddler on the Roof Jr. : Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, 110 Main St., Sandpoint

26-6/2   NAIA Baseball World Series Championships: Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston

Southwestern  Idaho

2     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

2-30      MASH (Meridian After School Hangout): TUES. For students in grades 6th up to 12th.  Eat a snack, use Wi-Fi on your device, play games and socialize with friends. 3 PM – 5 PM, Meridian Library District,
1326 W Cherry Ln., Meridian

3     READY! For Kindergarten: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM,
Garden City Public Library, Garden City

4     First Thursday @ BAM: Boise Art Museum offers extended hours: 10 AM – 7 PM. No set admission
fee–pay what you can.  Boise

4     Courageous Kids Climbing: “Idaho Gives” fund-raiser.  McCall

5     Museum Work Day: 8 AM.  Volunteers Welcome.  Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Presenter: Jan Summers Duffy; Topic TBD.  O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

5     Cinco de Mayo: Spicy food, energetic dancing, a burro and bands – expect one of those fast paced events that will have your sombrero flying off in a frenzy. Grab your friends and join us for some fiesta fun, 5 PM – 10 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

5     All-Day Used Book Sale: 9 AM – 6 PM, Meridian Library District, 1326 W Cherry Ln, Meridian

5 – 7       Kuna Hometown Fair: Fine art, fine craft, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors, and 15 food booths, plus a midway carnival and games. Bernie Fisher Park, Kuna

5-7  Miniature Horse Show: Canyon County Fairgrounds, Caldwell

6     Experience Idaho Expo: 9 AM – 4 PM, Expo Idaho, Garden City

6     Idaho Strongman Championships: 10 AM, The Fitness Lab, Boise

6     Depot & Interpretive Center Open House: Noon, Caldwell

6-7  Spring Fête: Lakeview Water Park, Nampa

7     Courageous Kids Climbing: Children with physical and developmental disabilities are invited to learn how to climb climbing walls. This event is FREE of charge but space is limited.  Email: [email protected] to reserve a spot. 10 AM – Noon. Wings Center, 1875 Century Way, Boise

7     Morghan Otter Senior Voice Recital: 2:30 PM – 4 PM, College of Idaho, Caldwell

9     Homeschool LABrary: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Meridian Library – Silverstone Branch, 3531 E Overland Rd. Meridian

10-11    Free Boat Safety Course: 6 PM – 9 PM, Ada County Sheriff’s office, Boise

10-12    Boise Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, Expo Idaho, Garden City, Boise

11-13    Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@Part: Emmett Middle School, 301 E 4th St., Emmett

13   Mom’s Free Day at the Warhawk Air Museum: 10 AM – 5 PM, Warhawk Air Museum, 201 Municipal Dr, Nampa

13   Mother’s Day Market: 10 AM – 4 PM, Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

13   YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon & Fun Runs:
7 AM – 3 PM, Albertsons Headquarters, 250 Parkcenter Blvd, Boise

13   Spring Market and Vintage Car Show: 9 AM – 4 PM, downtown Nampa

15   Storytime and Art: A storytime followed by a craft project. Ideal for ages 2-5, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Meridian Library – Silverstone Branch, Meridian

16   Idaho Gem Club Meeting: Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. 7 PM, Maple Grove Grange Hall, 11692 W. Presidents Dr., Boise

16,23,   Farm to Fork Farmer’s Market: 5 PM – 8 PM,

30   Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

18   Third Thursday: Live Entertainment, Classic Car Show, Street Dining, Ax-Throwing, and more! 5 PM – 9 PM, Downtown Nampa

20   Idaho Premier Bass Open: 5 AM, Lake Cascade State Park, 100 Kelly’s Pkwy, Cascade

20   Farmers Market: 9 AM – 1 PM. Live Music, Lloyd’s Square, Nampa

20   Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale: 7 AM – 5 PM,
Expo Idaho, Garden City

20   1st Annual All Saints Car Show: 10 AM – 2 PM.
All Saints Episcopal Church, 704 S Latah St., Boise

20   Courageous Kids Climbing: Training–Logger Rescue, New Meadows

21   Snake River Concert: 3 PM – 5:30 PM, Givens Hot Springs, Melba

27   Main Street Market: Live Music; 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Meridian

Southern Idaho

6     Courageous Kids Climbing: Children with physical and developmental disabilities are invited to learn how to climb climbing walls. This event is FREE of charge but space is limited.  Email: [email protected] to reserve a spot. 1 PM – 3 PM, Gemstone Climbing, Twin Falls

9     Duplessy and the Violins of the World: This is the brainchild of French Gypsy guitarist and composer Mathias Duplessy. It brings together the rhythms and melodies of many different cultures in an incredible new style of exotic and unique arrangements.
 $24/adults or $10/students. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.
CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, Twin Falls

11-12    Pollinator Plant Sale: 10 AM – 4 PM both days. 
Native Roots LLC, 2475 3600 North, Twin Falls

Central Idaho

1-12      Annual Member Show-”Inspire”: MadDog Gallery, Challis

2-30      Preschool Story Time: TUESDAYS. Story Time for our littlest patrons, ages 0 to 5. 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM, Community Library, 240 Niece Ave, Stanley

3-31      StoryTime: WEDNESDAYS. A free StoryTime program for young children ages 2-4 years old. Books and take-home crafts will be available. All ages are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian,
11 AM – 11:30 AM, Public Library, 7 W Croy St, Hailey

4     READY! For Kindergarten: 10:30 AM – Noon.
 Public Library, Hailey

13   2023 Challis Trails Summit: This is a free, day long event to promote and educate users on trail-based recreation opportunities in Central Idaho.
9 AM – 3 PM, Community Event Center, Challis        

21   Breakfast at the Legion Hall: 8 AM – 10 AM
 American Legion Hall, 221 E Main, Challis

26-29    Sun Valley Wellness Festival 2023: Ketchum

27-29    Stanley Museum Open: Stanley

Eastern Idaho

4     Idaho Falls Gallery Walk: 5 PM – 8 PM, Willard Arts Center, Idaho Falls

4     Museum Club: 3 PM – 4:30 PM, Museum of Idaho, Idaho Falls

4-6  Vintage Market Days: Eastern Idaho State Fair Grounds, Blackfoot

5-6  Malad Valley Renaissance Faire: So many exciting activities planned for the entire family that you won’t want to miss!  Magic, comedy, food, battle arena, archery, pony rides and much more.  Malad Valley Heritage Square, Malad

6     Lava Senior Center Spring Craft Fair: Handmade crafts including baked goods, jams, soaps, sun catchers, cards, artwork, jewelry, magnets, crocheted gifts and more. 10 AM – 4 PM, Lava Hot Springs Community Center, Lava Hot Springs

6-27      Pocatello Crafters Market: SATURDAYS. A diverse group of vendors selling hand-crafted goods including jewelry, lotions, soaps, home decor, baked goods, and more. 10 AM – 2 PM, Station Square, Pocatello

14   Mother’s Day at the Zoo: All day.  Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

15   Wellness Festival: A one day event helping you to nourish your body, mind, and spirit. 8 AM – 5 PM, Community Center, Lava Hot Springs

18   Open Gym and Preschool Open Gym: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Flip & Twist, 3019 S 25th E, Ammon

19   Endangered Species Day at the Zoo: All day. 
Zoo Idaho, Pocatello

20   Birding Festival: 9 AM – 3 PM, Public Library, American Falls

20   Dr. Seuss Family Fun Run: Noon, Idaho Falls

20   My World Discovery Museum: 11 AM – 1 PM,
4155 Yellowstone Ave #1118, Chubbuck

20   Fort Hall Replica Celebration: Take a trip into the past with Old Time Fiddlers, flint nappers, blacksmith, quilter, spinning wheel demo and more. 3000 Avenue of the Chiefs, 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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