2015 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 2015 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 Sunday, June 07, 2015.

webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress always waiting for more 2015 calendar info
meanwhile reference 2014 calendar for recurring events

Historic Wallace Blues Festival, Hall of Fame winner 2014
Don't miss our fourth Blues Festival, July 10-12, 2015
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
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
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I-90, Montana Exit 0 camera facing northwest
current weather
on Lookout Pass

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

9 Joint Chamber Installation Banquet in Kellogg (208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
10 Ten-week Saturday Free Ski School begins at Lookout Pass (208) 744-1301


6, 7, 8,
13, 14, 15,
20, 21, 22
31th season of spring melodrama 31st season of Spring Melodrama
opens at the Sixth Street Theatre with Tuna does Vegas
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, this play contains adult humor and language.
Tickets are $15 each, but patrons can save $5 per ticket by bringing three non-perishable food items for our "Tuna Challenge" Food Drive. Offer good only once per ticket.
Click the tuna to open letter-sized poster in separate window.
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theatre


1 The 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 43nd Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial Service (208) 784-0821
2 Loyalty Day Parade in Osburn (208) 753-7151
9 30th annual Depot Day
or Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum Festival and Classic Car Show 2015
in downtown Wallace

  • Kiwanis Breakfast 7-11 AM at the Elks Lodge
  • Beer Garden with local Micros
  • Live Music at the Gazebo Rocket 88
  • "Brat Boys" and other Food Booths
  • Crafts and Unique Vendor Booths
  • Children's Games
  • Free Depot Museum Tours
  • Model Railroad Display
  • 17 Classes & 60 Trophies
  • Raffles
    • 1st prize: 30 ounces of silver, beautifully framed
    • 2nd prize: $75 gift certificate from Idaho Silver Shop
  • Fun for the Entire Family!
2015 Car Show Registration Form

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

5 - 7

Wallace Street Fair, June 5 - 7, 2015 Sixth Annual Downtown Wallace Street Fair

featuring vendors from the Northwest

Multi Vendors, Antiques, Arts, Crafts, Jugglers, Face Painting, Kid Games & Food

Friday, June 5, Setup & pre-sale, 1 - 6pm
Saturday, June 6, 9am - 6pm
Sunday June 7, 10am - 3pm

    MUSIC on the Gazebo
  • Friday 2:00 - 5:00pm: Mar's Child (local HS Band)
  • Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm: One Gun and tthe Long Shots
  • Saturday 2:30 - 5:30pm: Bill Turner Blues & Country Band
  • Sunday 11:30 - 2:30pm: River City Pickers
(208) 512-5924
(208) 290-7183
  18 - 20

Come see the 73rd running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace, June 20, 2015 Gyro Days Carnival and Lead Creek Derby in Wallace

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

The 74th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace will begin at noon on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 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
20 Lead Creek Breakfast at the 1313 Club in Wallace (208) 752-9391
Dean Cooper
20 74th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace (208) 512-3965
Lead Creek Derby 2010


Click on the Gyro Ball
to see
Photos and Winners

2011 Lead Creek Derby winners
2012 Gyro Days Photos and Winners
2013 Gyro Days Winners

3 Idaho Statehood Day
Come celebrate our 125 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
10 - 12 4th Annual Wallace Blues Festival

Thank you to the members of the Inland Empire Blues Society for voting us the Best Blues Festival in 2014.

Since our first Historic Wallace Blues Festival won the Best Blues Event for 2012, AND our second Blues Festival won the Best Blues Festival for 2013!, we are now in the Blues Hall of Fame!

Follow the links to see photos of performers and fans taken during these award-winning festivals.

Recap of 2014 Historic Wallace Blues Festival
(208) 512-1260
BluesFest Committee
30 - 1

Wallace High School All Class Reunion AND
Slippery Gulch 2015

Wallace's Slippery Gulch celebrations are too intense to be held on a regular basis! This will be the 11th Slippery Gulch since 1920... These town parties seem to happen every decade or so, somewhat at random, but always for a reason and a good cause. Visit Slippery Gulch 2009 for a good time!

7 - 9 5th Annual Historic Wallace Accordion Festival
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber





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