2018 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 2018 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 Thursday, August 16, 2018.

webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress always waiting for more 2018 calendar info
meanwhile reference 2017 calendar for recurring events

Historic Wallace Blues Festival, Hall of Fame winner 2014
DON'T MISS OUR SEVENTH WALLACE BLUES FESTIVAL, July 13-15, 2018, 14 bands and performers on six stages!
Check out the Photo Recap of Fifth Wallace Blues Festival
The 75th 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
Eight 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


17 & 24

guy catching air on a four wheeler SNOWMOBILE & SNOWBIKE Grand Prix

Unfortunately a mild winter in Wallace canceled this second annual event. These events will be incorporated into the Winterfest celebration on New Years Weekend.




NP Railroad Museum presents
Ivan Linscott, New Horizons Spacecraft Encounter with Pluto, 6:00 PM

(208) 752-0111

Wallace Craft Beer Fest

New Event in 2018!
Pub Crawl from 2 to 6 PM, beginning at the Jameson. new event
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
21 2018 Leadman Triathlon
  • run 200 feet across snow in order to ski/board 1 mile
  • bike downhill 11 miles
  • run 4 miles
  • more information: leadmantriathlon.com
Silver Mountain Resort

NP Railroad Museum opens

Daily 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Group Tours Welcome

(208) 752-0111

NP Railroad Museum presents
Kelli Estes, The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, 3:00 PM

(208) 752-0111

1 The Sierra Silver Mine miner Sierra Silver Mine Tour
opens for the season at NEW ADDRESS: 511 Cedar Street
(where the Art Center was twenty years ago, and the Events Center more recently)
(208) 752-5151
2 46th Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial Service (208) 784-0821
5 Silver Streak Zipline Tours Silver Streak Zipline Tours
  • opens for the season at NEW ADDRESS: 523 Cedar Street
    (where The Turf and then Connie's bars once were)
  • West Course: SIX ziplines traveling 5375 feet
  • East Course: FOUR ziplines including 1800 foot dual zip
(208) 556-1690
5 Loyalty Day Parade in Osburn (208) 753-7151

NP Railroad Museum presents
Brian Lee, author, Fire Over the Rails, 2:00 PM

(208) 752-0111
33rd annual Depot Day
AKA Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum Festival and Classic Car Show 2018
in downtown Wallace

Click the poster 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.

2018 Car Show Registration Form

This year's "Silver Art" first prize in our annual Depot Day raffle features Lana Turner's garden on Bank Street as imagined by Gretchen Ehrsam, surrounded by 9 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.

  • 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!
First raffle prize, Depot Day 2018
Depot Day 2010

Click on Perfection

Photos and Winners
Dedication of Magnuson Way

click to see Depot Day 2012
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

Wallace WildWest Triathlon

New Event in 2018! new event
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber

Original Route of the Hiawatha Logo The Route of the Hiawatha Rail-Trail will be open daily from May 26 thru September 23, 2018. The 15 mile mountain bike trail, trailheads, and facilities are open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. During the peak season, June 18 thru September 3, the hours are extended to 5:30 PM (PDT). Adult Trail Pass $10; shuttle $9.

Lookout Pass

  14 - 16

Come see the 77th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace, June 16, 2018 Gyro Days Carnival and Lead Creek Derby in Wallace

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

The 77th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace will begin at noon on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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
22 - 23
Twentieth Anniversary Commemoration
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
New Event in 2018! new event

3 Idaho Statehood Day
Come celebrate our 127 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
  5 - 29
Wed - Sun
Sixth Street Melodrama and Theater
Sixth Street Theater, 35th summer season 35th Summer Season
July 5 through July 29, 2018
Wednesday thru Saturday at 7:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Nightmare at Dream Gulch
Wake Me When It's Over
Will Molly and Will be able to steal all of the gold from Rev. Davis and make his dream claim a nightmare?  
click the Angry Miner to open a printable pdf poster in a separate window.
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Melodrama
13 - 15 Seventh Annual Wallace Idaho Blues Festival
2018 Wallace Idaho Blues Festival

Click poster to open letter-sized version in separate window.

This festival was named Best Blues Festival three consecutive years by the Inland Empire Blues Society. We are now in their Blues Hall of Fame. It is one of the largest cultural arts events held in scenic northern Idaho each year. This year we have 16 performers and bands on 9 stages over 3 days.

Alphabetical Line-up
We have sixteen entertainers lined up for our seventh Annual Blues Festival.
  1. Atomic Blues Band        (2015 Red Light Garage performer)
  2. Bryan Warhall        (new this year)
  3. CD Woodbury Band        (NEW HEADLINER)
  4. Doghouse Boyz        (7th year here!)
  5. Gary Winston & The Real Deal        (new this year)
  6. John Kelley        (5th year here)
  7. Laffin' Bones        (4th year here, 2014 last show)
  8. Nikki Hill        (2013 Main Stage performer)
  9. Pat Coast        (2012 Main Stage performer)
  10. Polly O'Keary & The Rhythm Method        (2015 Main Stage performer)
  11. Randy Oxford Band        (NEW HEADLINER)
  12. Robin Barrett & The Coyote Kings        (2014 Main Stage performer)
  13. Roy Rogers        (NEW HEADLINER)
  14. Sammy Eubanks        (7th year here!)
  15. Slow Cookin'        (new this year)
  16. Zach Cooper Band        (new this year)
(208) 512-1260
BluesFest Committee

1 - 26
Wed - Sun
Sixth Street Melodrama
Sally's Virtue, 35th summer season continues its 35th Summer Season with
Sally's Virtue
Playing Games at the Snake Pit
Wednesday thru Saturday at 7:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM

Written by Ronald Clay
Adapted and directed by Sean Shelley
Accompanist Jan Bajza
Can Jack and Sally work together with the local sheriff to win back the deed to the Snake Pit during a very special game of cards?

(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
   10 - 12 8th Annual Historic Wallace Accordion Jubilee

   Red Light Garage
   302 5th St, Wallace, Idaho
   (208) 556-0575

Schedule of Events

Wallace Accordion Jubilee 2018 poster Click to open a letter-sized Accordion Jubilee poster in a separate window.

  • Friday, August 10th
    • 3:00 to 5:00 PM        check-in and assignment of 30-minute concert slots under the tent at the Red Light Garage
    • 4:00 - 5:30 PM        Accordion BBQ - bring your accordion for a free dinner
    • 6:00 - 8:00PM        Accordion Jam at the Fainting Goat, 516 Bank St.
  • Saturday, August 11
    • 7:00 - 9:00 AM        free Accordion Breakfast under the Red Light Garage tent
    • 9:00 - 11:00 AM        Accordion Concert at the N.P. Railroad Depot Museum
    • 1:00 - 5:00 PM        Accordion Jam at the Fainting Goat Courtyard
    • 5:00 - 7:00 PM        BBQ and concert slots under Red Light Tent
    • 7:00 - 9:00 PM        Accordion Jam
  • Sunday, August 12
    • 7:00 - 9:00 AM        Breakfast under the Red Light Tent
    • 9:00 - 10:00 AM        Accordion Sunday Service
    • 10:00 - noon        Till Next Year Accordion Jam
(208) 556-0575 Red Light Garage
17 - 18 Huckleberry Heritage Festival, August 17 - 18, 2018 33rd Annual Huckleberry Festival 2018
in Historic Downtown Wallace
  • Craft, Food and Other Vendors
    • Friday noon to 7 PM
    • Saturday 9 AM to 5PM
  • Great Kid Activities both days
    • Friday noon to 6 PM
    • Saturday 11 AM to 4 PM
    • Comedy Magic by Dick Frost
      Saturday 12:15 to 1:15 PM
  • Live Music on the Gazebo
    • Friday noon to 3 PM
      One Gun & The Long Shots
    • Friday 4 PM to 7 PM
      The Blues Country Band
    • Saturday 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Page Two Band
  • Pie Eating Contest
    Saturday 2 PM
  • Raffle winners announced
  • Public Library Book Sale
    • Friday 1 PM to 6 PM
    • Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Historic Wallace Marketing Group Documents
(208) 512-4677
Historic Wallace
Marketing Group
18 Wallace Rotary's Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast
from 7 to 11 AM, Jr/Sr High School
Adults $6        Kids & Runners $4
(208) 290-7163

5K Huckleberry Fun Run
registration from 7:00 to 8:45 AM
in lobby of old gym
race/walk at 9:00 AM
5K Run/Walk Registration Form

Results of the Huckleberry Festival 2017 5K Race
Overall Winner: Tyler Johnson 21.23
    Women's Division
  • First Female
    • Karlene Dysland 25.50
  • 11 and Under
    • Chloe Soikowski 52.15
  • 12-19
    • Olivia Kagel 44.47
    • Ebony Angle 52.34
    • Ashlyn Forsberg 54.28
  • 20-29
    • Elisha Stintz 31.19
    • Ashlie Crane 33.33
  • 30-39
    • Danielle Maynard 33.34
    • Lindsay Clark 48.29
    • Brianne Bromley 48.42
  • 40-49
    • Karlene Dysland 25.50
    • Brenda Knight 28.28
    • Carol Richardson 30.22
  • 50-59
    • Linnea Carlson 27.38
    • Suzanne Caswell 31.36
    • Susan Yoshino 32.26
  • 60-69
    • Denise Berg 38.15
    • Sue Kraack 40.41
    • Linda Amonson 43.41
  • 70+
    • Ann Parman 48.39
    Men's Division
  • 11 and Under
    • Makya Quincy 35.50
    • Tyler Wydfer 44.47
  • 12-19
    • Arin Flagstad 28.24
    • Kaelin Haler 30.38
    • Aric Milotz 36.08
  • 20-29
    • Charles Marks 21.24
  • 30-39
    • Tyler Johnson 21.23
    • John Miller 35.58
    • Cody(IDL) 43.00
  • 40-49
    • Eric Dysland 26.37
    • Sergio Guerra 30.32
    • Dennis Clark 48.28
  • 50-59
    • Mark Allen 22.08
    • Shawn Flagsted 24.28
    • Jeff Pierce 25.17
  • 60-69
    • Bill Johnson 24.24
    • Jack Thompson 31.50
    • LaVerne Hopkins 46.19
  • 70+
    • Ray Pearson 27.50
    • Jack Sutton 30.07
    • Gary Haler 34.39
(208) 512-4677

31 - 1

Wallace downtown merchants present Crazy Days on Friday and Saturday.

Special sales and fun events throughout the town!

1 - 3

14th Annual
Under the Freeway Flea Market

Saturday & Sunday 8 AM to 6 PM - Monday 8 AM to 2 PM

  • Over 80 vendors
  • Collectables
  • Antiques
  • Unusual Items
  • Unique Items
  • Great Bargains

(208) 752-0111
Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum

Wallace Rotary Club presents the Running of the Ducks

Adopt a fast duck and win up to $500!


Click image to open letter sized jpg poster for entire Labor Day weekend


4 - 7 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

3 2018 Wallace Chamber of Commerce's Fundraiser will be a Bratfest, Auction and Dinner
Wallace Idaho Chamber

  30, 1, 7, 8 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
29, 30, 31 Wallace WinterFest
New Years weekend
New Event in 2017! new event
(208) 991-3810

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