2017 Festivals in Historic Wallace and the Silver Valley

Every year sees an amazing range of festivals that help make this the most fascinating small town in America! On this page, I present an enhanced version of the 2017 Wallace Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar. Many Silver Valley events are also included. Several of Wallace's festivals are large enough to warrant their own pages, complete with photos and forms.
Greg Marsh


Last event added on Monday, April 17, 2017.

webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress always waiting for more 2017 calendar info
meanwhile reference 2016 calendar for recurring events

Historic Wallace Blues Festival, Hall of Fame winner 2014
DON'T MISS OUR SIXTH WALLACE BLUES FESTIVAL, July 7-9, 2017, 14 bands and performers on six stages!
Check out the Photo Recap of Fifth Wallace Blues Festival
The 71th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace, June
   16, 2012
winners at the 71st Lead Creek Derby, June 16, 2012
click to open  2010 Photos and Winners page in separate window
Huckleberry Festival 2010
Photos and Winners
click to open Yuletide Lighting Festival 2014 page in separate window
Yuletide Lighting Festival 2014
Five summers ago we commemorated the Great Fire of 1910 and those who gave their lives to fight it.
click to see pdf poster for 1910 Fireman's Ball, Saturday March 6, 2010
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webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress If you know of a Silver Valley Event that is not listed below, or you see an error, please use this form to let me know. Thank You.
Greg Marsh


25 Silver Valley SNOWBIKE Grand Prix
(208) 744-1301



1 Silver Streak Zipline Tours Silver Streak Zipline Tours
  • opens for the season at 516 Pine Street
  • West Course: SIX ziplines traveling 5375 feet
  • East Course: FOUR ziplines including 1800 foot dual zip
(208) 556-1690
2 45th Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial Service (208) 784-0821
6 Loyalty Day Parade in Osburn (208) 753-7151
32nd annual Depot Day
AKA Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum Festival and Classic Car Show 2017
in downtown Wallace

Click this poster top to open a printable letter-sized poster in a separate window.

22 photos of the record setting 2016 Depot Day are at Depot Day 2016 photos.

  • Kiwanis Breakfast 7-10 AM at the Elks Lodge
  • Beer Garden with local Micro Brews:
    • North Idaho Mountain Brew
    • Wallace Brewing Company
  • Live Music at the Gazebo:
    One Gun and the Longshots
  • "Brat Boys" and other Food Booths
  • Crafts and Unique Vendor Booths
  • Children's Games
  • Free Depot Museum Tours
  • Model Railroad Display
  • 16 Car Classes plus Motorcycle
  • 65 Trophies
  • Raffles
  • Fun for the Entire Family!
2017 Car Show Registration Form

Depot Day 2010

Click on Perfection

Photos and Winners
Dedication of Magnuson Way

Depot Day 2012
photos, video and winners
Depot Day 2011 DEPOT DAY 2011 WINNERS
Depot Day 2002 DEPOT DAY 2002 WINNERS
Northern Pacific Depot Museum
(208) 752-0111

15 - 17

Come see the 75th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace, June 18, 2016 Gyro Days Carnival and Lead Creek Derby in Wallace

Thursday is the start of the downtown Carnival that runs through Saturday night.

The 76th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace will begin at noon on Saturday, June 17, 2016, when the brightly colored leather ball drops into the South fork of the Coeur d'Alene River.

The Lead Creek Derby Raffle
is based on the time it takes the Gyro Ball to float from Mullan to Wallace. The elapsed time and ticket numbers are randomly paired by computer. Tickets are $1 each. A book of ten is $10... but then you only have to print your name once.
  • 1st wins 50 Silver Dollars
  • 2nd - 6th wins $100
  • 7th - 11th wins $50
  • 12th - 14th wins $25
0.999 fine silver round
(208) 512-3965
Wallace Gyro Club

3 Idaho Statehood Day
Come celebrate our 126 years of Statehood.
Parade through Downtown Wallace at 5:30 PM.
Floats, Bikers, Walkers, ATV's, Cars and Dogs line up at the the Elks.
(208) 290-7183
Anita Price
(208) 752-0111
Shauna Hillman
7 - 9 Sixth Annual Wallace Idaho Blues Festival

This festival has been named Best Blues Festival three consecutive years by the Inland Empire Blues Society. It is one of the largest cultural arts events held in scenic northern Idaho each year.

For our Sixth Annual Blues Festival we have these entertainers lined up

(208) 512-1260
BluesFest Committee

11 - 13 7th Annual Historic Wallace Accordion Jubilee
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
18 - 19 32nd Annual Huckleberry Festival 2017
in Historic Downtown Wallace
(208) 512-4677
Historic Wallace
Marketing Group


6 - 8 Fall for History
at the Center of the Universe              new event New Event in 2016!

John Darrington's Wallace in the Fall - click to see more of his photography In cooperation with the Idaho Humanities Council, the Idaho Historical Society, the Idaho Association of Museums and Visit Idaho, Wallace will be celebrating its heritage with a series of colorful lectures, history re-enactments, live theater productions, and guided tours of the town, which as far as we know is the only city in America entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wallace Chamber
(208) 753-7151
(208) 599-7554


1, 2, 8, 9 Wallace Yuletide Celebration

The Yuletide Festival center of activities will be held at The Historic Wallace Railroad Depot Museum again this year. The Depot will be decorated traditionally. Pictures with Santa will be taken there along with a craft fair, book readings, hayrides, and much more.

Our Yuletide Festival offers lots of lights, decorations, and excitement as the community works together to have two weekends of activities

(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
Wallace Yuletide Lighting Festival

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