2014 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 2014 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 Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress always waiting for more 2014 calendar info
meanwhile reference 2013 calendar for recurring events

click to see Depot Day 2012
Depot Day 2012
photos, video and winners


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 2010 page in separate window
Yuletide Lighting Festival 2010
Four 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
Jump to Link Table

I-90, Montana Exit 0 camera facing northwest
current weather
on Lookout Pass


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January

JANUARY 2014 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 2 page, 651 KB PDF file

10 Joint Chamber Installation Banquet in Wallace (208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
11 Ten-week Saturday Free Ski School begins at Lookout Pass
Snow Log and Commentary
(208) 744-1301
19 Winter Carnival, Family Fun Day at Lookout Pass
Snow Log and Commentary
(208) 744-1301
26 Bavarian Brews, Brats and Music Fest at Lookout Pass
Snow Log and Commentary
(208) 744-1301

February

FEBRUARY 2014 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 2.29 MB PDF file

15-16 2014 Mardi Gras Party at Lookout Pass Mardi Gras Party at Lookout Pass
Snow Log and Commentary
(208) 744-1301
March
7, 8, 9,
14, 15, 16,
21, 22, 23
30th season of spring melodrama 30th season of Spring Melodrama
opens at the Sixth Street Theatre with Greater Tuna
 
written by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams & Ed Howard
 
click on the radio announcer for PDF poster
(208) 752-8871
1-877-SIXTHST

April
12

Silver Valley Business Expo 2014 Silver Valley Business Expo 2014
at Sunnyside Elementary School in Kellogg, Idaho
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Click graphic to get pdf registration form and more information.
(208) 784-0821
Kellogg Chamber
26 2013 Leadman Triathlon
  • run 200 feet across snow in order to ski/board 1 mile
  • bike downhill 7 to 11 miles
  • run 4.0 to 4.5 miles
  • more information: leadmantriathlon.com
208-783-1507
Silver Mountain Resort

May

MAY 2014 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 2424 KB PDF file

1 Sierra Silver Mine miner Sierra Silver Mine Tour opens for the season at the corner of Fifth and Bank Streets (208) 752-5151
1 Silver Streak Zipline Tours Silver Streak Zipline Tours
  • opens for the season at 516 Pine Street
  • West Course: $90 for tour of SIX ziplines traveling 5375 feet
  • East Course: $80 for tour of FOUR ziplines, 1800 foot dual zip
(208) 556-1690
2 42nd Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial Service (208) 784-0821
3 Loyalty Day Parade in Osburn (208) 753-7151
VFW
10 29th annual Depot Day
or Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum Festival and Classic Car Show 2014
in downtown Wallace
  • Kiwanis Breakfast 7-11 AM at the Elks Lodge
  • Live Music with Brown's Mountain Boys beginning at 11 AM at the Gazebo
  • Beer Garden with local Micros
  • "Brat Boys" and other Food Booths
  • Crafts and Unique Vendor Booths
  • Children's Games
  • Free Depot Museum Tours
  • Model Railroad Display
  • Dinner Dance Friday Night with "Elvis" at the Nite Rock Event Center
    call (208)512-3965
  • 17 Classes & 50 Trophies
    includes New Studebaker Class
  • Raffles
  • Fun for the Entire Family!
NEW in 2014
screening of Dante's Peak at the Melodrama

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
24

Original Route of the Hiawatha Logo The Route of the Hiawatha Rail-Trail will be open daily from May 24 thru September 28, 2014. The trail, trailheads, and facilities are open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. During the peak season, June 23 thru September 1, the hours are extended to 5:30 PM (PDT).

(208)744-1301
Lookout Pass

June

JUNE-JULY 2014 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 2,970 KB PDF file

6 - 8

Wallace Street Fair, June 6 - 8, 2014 Fifth Annual Downtown Wallace Street Fair

featuring vendors from the Northwest

Antiques, Arts, Crafts, Music, Kid Games & Food

Friday, June 6, Setup & pre-sale, 1 - 6pm
Saturday, June 7, 8am - 7pm
Sunday June 8, 10am - 3pm
UNDER COVER IF RAIN

    MUSIC on the Gazebo
  • Friday 5:00 - 6:30pm: We Five
  • Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm: Bill Turner's Blues Country Band
  • Saturday 2:30 - 5:00pm: One Gun & the Long Shots
FUN FOR EVERYONE!
(208) 512-5924
Linn
(208) 290-7183
Anita
14 Silver Mountain
summer mountain bike and hiking season
  • Chair 3 will always run when gondola does
  • open June 14/15 and 21/22
  • open Friday through Tuesday from June 27 to August 26
  • open Friday through Monday, August 29 to September 1
  • open Saturday/Sunday through October 5
  • hours of operation
    • Friday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Saturday & Sunday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Monday & Tuesday 9;30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • new beginner trail to bottom of Chair 3
  • over 30 miles of developed trails
  • gondola serves 3400 foot vertical drop
(208) 783-1111
(866) 344-2675
Silver Mountain Resort
19 - 21

Come see the 73rd running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace, June 21, 2014 Gyro Days Carnival and Lead Creek Derby in Wallace

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

The 73rd running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace will begin at noon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 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 $1000 worth of fine silver rounds
  • 2nd - 6th wins $100
  • 7th - 11th wins $50
  • 12th - 14th wins $25
Win $1000 worth of 0.999 fine silver rounds
(208) 512-3965
Wallace Gyro Club
21 Lead Creek Breakfast at the 1313 Club in Wallace (208) 752-9391
Dean Cooper
21 73rd running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace (208) 512-3965
Lead Creek Derby 2010

 

Click on the Gyro Ball
to see
GYRO DAYS 2010
Photos and Winners

2011 Lead Creek Derby winners
2012 Gyro Days Photos and Winners
2013 Gyro Days Winners
21 The 17th annual Bridge the Years and Ride the Wall bicycle event will be based out of the Mission Inn in Cataldo this year.

Celebrate the longest day of the year by participating in a non-competitive 13 mile bicycle ride via the historic CCC-Wall Ridge route, a picturesque road that winds along and above the Coeur d'Alene River. This year the course will be reversed. For the first 15 years, this event was hosted by Joe and Rose Mary Peak at their Enaville Resort, but with their passing, the event will now begin and end in their memory at the Mission Inn, 36179 East Canyon Road in Cataldo (Take I-90, Exit 40). As usual, the ride will conclude with a BBQ.

Therefore, this year, the first part of the ride is 8 miles on a one-lane, gravel dirt road that is rigorously uphill for about a mile, and later sharply downhill to Enaville. Things calm down as the ride returns downstream to Cataldo beside the Coeur d'Alene River on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.

    Proceeds will benefit
  • Silver Valley Fuller Center for Housing
  • Rose Lake Quick Response Unit
REGISTRATION FORM
(208) 786-6013
Fuller Center

July
2 Sierra Silver Mine miner Sierra Silver Mine Tour adds a Ghost Town Trolly
that takes visitors back in history up Burke Canyon,
and also leaves from the corner of Fifth and Bank Streets
(208) 752-5151
Sue Halley
2 - 27 Sixth Street Melodrama
Sixth Street Theater, 31th summer season 31st Summer Season
July 2 through July 27, 2014
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
(closed July 4th however)  
Dirty Deeds in Dallas
or Oil's Well that Ends Well
 
Can Rose rise to the challenge of saving her once but no longer productive oil fields?
 
Written and directed by
Sean Shelley
 
click the oil well to open a printable pdf poster in a separate window.
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
3 Idaho Statehood Day
Idaho Statehood Day 2014
Come celebrate our 124 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.
New this year:
Original historical music ("Bad Asses and Disasters of Early Idaho") by by P. Gary Eller at the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum 3:30 - 4:30 PM
(208) 290-7183
Anita Price
(208) 752-0111
Shauna Hillman
11 - 13 Third Annual Wallace Blues Festival
Best 2012 Blues Festival awarded to Wallace Idaho FIRST YEAR
14 performers on 5 stages over 2 days

SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!
21 performers on 6 stages over 3 days

Thank you to the members of the Inland Empire Blues Society for voting our first Historic Wallace Blues Festival the Best Blues Event for 2012, AND our second Wallace Blues Festival the Best Blues Festival for 2013!

This year, we have SEVEN new performers, plus SIX favorites returning for their second gig in downtown Wallace, and SIX performers who are with us for the third time. Here is a one page line-up for our third annual Historic Wallae Blues Festival. Here is information on camping, parking and local accommodations.

(208) 512-1260
BluesFest Committee
21 - 26

20th annual High Mountain ATV Jamboree and Rodeo 2014

in and around Wallace.

The Jamboree features a week long schedule of events, including daily hosted trail rides, social gatherings and, capping the week off, friendly competition in the ATV Rodeo.

This year's theme: Wallace ATV FestivalFinding Bigfoot.

Click him to get poster.

(208) 512-2269
High Mountain ATV Association

August
July 30 - August 24
Wednesday thru Sunday
Sixth Street Melodrama
Sixth Street Theater, 31st summer season
continues its 31st Summer Season with
May The Farce Be With You
or
The Empire Sings Flat
 
A long time ago in a galaxy just west of Montana: Can the heroic Hand Model rescue the Princess from the dastardly Dorf Vader?
 
Written & Directed by
Eli and Brady Bourgard
 
click on the planet to open a printable pdf poster in a separate window.
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
8 - 10 4th Annual Historic Wallace Accordion Festival
 
Wallace Accordion Festival 2014 flyer
Click to open the Wallace Chamber poster as a letter sized pdf file in a separate window.

  • Friday, August 8th
    • Music on the gazebo all afternoon
    • 1 PM - Bring your accordion for Michael Bridge's workshop on "Jammin' and Improvising." ($10 fee payable in advance or at the door)
    • 3 PM - Michael will improvise an accompaniment to a famous silent film, shown on the new big screen at the comfortable and air-conditioned historic Sixth Street Theater. (Last year Michael's premiere improv of Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" was a sell-out! This year's film will be equally fun!) $10 per ticket.
    • 7 PM - Spokane Accordion Ensemble presents its "Evening of Americana" concert at the new downtown Nite Rock Events Center (air conditioned and seating at ground level). Advance tickets are $15 per person. Cabana balcony seating with private bar service available for slightly more.
  • Saturday, August 9th
    • 10 AM - Musicians, marchers, floats and vehicles invited to join in an Accordion Celebration Parade. A birthday bash for Smokey the Bear (turning 70 today!) will follow in the Gazebo. Line-up to be in the parade at 9:30 AM in front of the Wallace Elks Lodge.
    • 11 AM - Learn how to get the most out of your accordion at the "Ins and Outs of Accordion" workshop by Michael Bridge. $10 fee.
    • 1 PM - Join professional musician Jim O'Brien for a workshop on "How to Play with Others." $5 fee.
    • 2:30 PM - Encourage young talent at the second-annual youth competition in the Gazebo. No entry fee; cash prizes to winners. (Contact Judy at 208-699-0462 for more information.)
    • 4:30 to 6:00 PM - Enjoy a German buffet at the historic Wallace Brewing Co., while listening to the music of Polka Express, the duo of Jim and Shirley O'Brien. Advance tickets $10 per person; slightly higher at door.
    • 7 PM - Dance the night away to the music of Michael Bridge. His concert will be held at the Nite Rock Events Center. Advance tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. Seating limited so make reservations!
  • Sunday, August 10th
    • Farewell Breakfast Buffet served at The Brooks Restaurant. New for this year's festival is a gospel church service at 10 AM at the United Methodist Church. Montana musicians will be playing some old-time favorites and even a polka or two, with a spiritual twist.

Tickets available at Wallace Chamber and Silver Streak Zipline office. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time over the phone by contacting Diane at the Wallace Chamber of Commerce office (208)753-7151. For more information on our lineup please visit the event website at www.wallaceaccordionfestival.com

(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber

15 - 16
Huckleberry Heritage Festival, August 15 - 16, 2014 29th Annual Huckleberry Festival 2014
Downtown Wallace
  • Craft, Food and Other Vendors
    • Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
    • Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Great Kid Activities
  • Live Music on the Gazebo
  • Huckleberry Hound & Sheriff Campaigns

Historic Wallace Marketing Group's Vendor Registration and Information Form and 5K Run/Walk Registration pdf files may be opened in separate windows.

(208) 682-2429
(208) 512-4677
Historic Wallace
Marketing Group
16 Wallace Rotary's Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast
from 7 to 11 AM
(208) 682-2429
16 5K Huckleberry Fun Run
registration from 7:30 to 8:30 AM
race/walk at 9:00 AM
(208) 512-4677

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