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


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Last event added on Saturday, April 21, 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.
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January

February
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.

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March

April
11

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

(208) 752-0111
21

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
208-783-1507
Silver Mountain Resort
15

NP Railroad Museum opens

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

(208) 752-0111
28

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

(208) 752-0111

May
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
VFW
5

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

(208) 752-0111
  12
33rd annual Depot Day
AKA Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum Festival and Classic Car Show 2018
in downtown Wallace

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!
Depot Day 2010

Click on Perfection
DEPOT DAY 2010

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
26

Wallace WildWest Triathlon

New Event in 2018! new event
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
26

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.

(208)744-1301
Lookout Pass

June
14 - 16

Come see the 76th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace, June 17, 2017 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 15, 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
RIDE THE HIAWATHA
Twentieth Anniversary Commemoration
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
New Event in 2018! new event

July
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
13 - 15 Seventh Annual Wallace Idaho Blues Festival
2018 Wallace Idaho Blues Festival

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.


$40
(6% Idaho sales tax included)

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

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)
(208) 512-1260
BluesFest Committee

August
10 - 11 8th Annual Historic Wallace Accordion Jubilee
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
17 - 18 33rd Annual Huckleberry Festival 2018
in Historic Downtown Wallace
(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
18

5K Huckleberry Fun Run
registration from 7:30 to 8:45 AM
race/walk at 9:00 AM

(208) 512-4677

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September
31 - 1

Wallace downtown merchants present Crazy Days on Friday and Saturday.

Special sales and fun events throughout the town!

208-752-0111
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
2

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

208-752-0111

October
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

November
3 2018 Wallace Chamber of Commerce's Fundraiser will be a Bratfest, Auction and Dinner
(208)753-7151
Wallace Idaho Chamber

December
  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
wallace.winterfest@gmail.com

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