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 Saturday, December 05, 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
Our fourth Blues Festival, July 10-12, 2015, was another blast; check out the Photo Recap under construction
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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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

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

1 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
1 - 26 Sixth Street Melodrama
Sixth Street Theater, 32nd summer season 32nd Summer Season
July 1 through July 26, 2015
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
The Trouble With The Theatre
or Why Are You Acting Like That?
Written and directed by
Sean Shelley
click the For Sale Sign to open a printable pdf poster in a separate window.
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
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

This year, we had NINE new performers, TWO favorites returned for their second gig in downtown Wallace, THREE performers who were with us for the third time, and THREE who have been with us all along: Anita Royce, Doghous Boyz, and Sammy Eubanks. Here is a one page line-up for our fourth annual Historic Wallae Blues Festival. Here is information on camping, parking and local accommodations.

webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress A Photo Recap of the 2015 Blues Festival is under construction for those who missed this event as well as for those who will never forget it.

(208) 512-1260
BluesFest Committee
July 29 - August 23
Wednesday thru Sunday
Sixth Street Melodrama
Sixth Street Theater, 32nd summer season
continues its 32nd Summer Season with
The Vampire Who Loved in Vein
One Monster of a Melodrama!
Written & Directed by
Brady and Eli Bourgard
click on the Moon to open a printable pdf poster in a separate window.
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
July 30 - August 1

Wallace High School All Class Reunion AND
Slippery Gulch 2015

The schedule for this extraordinary town party is available as a one page pdf file.

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
Wallace Accordion Festival 2015 poster
Click to open the Wallace Chamber poster as a letter sized pdf file in a separate window.

Schedule of Events
Friday Aug 7: Dinner, Entertainment and Dancing at the Nite Rock Event Center.

Tom & Judy Dempsey
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
14 - 15 Huckleberry Heritage Festival, August 14 - 15, 2015 30th Annual Huckleberry Festival 2015
Downtown Wallace
  • Craft, Food and Other Vendors
    • Friday 11AM to 6PM
    • Saturday 10AM to 6PM
  • Great Kid Activities
  • Live Music on the Gazebo
    • Friday 1 to 5PM
      DBC Band
    • Saturday 1 to 5PM
      The Loose Gazoonz
  • Huckleberry Hound & Sheriff Campaigns
  • 50/50 Raffle and Huckleberries for sale
  • Telegraph operation at the Railroad Depot
    1 to 3PM
  • NEW this year
      Saturday at 1:00 PM
    • Pie Eating Contest by Age Groups
      Saturday at noon

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
15 Wallace Rotary's Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast
from 7 to 11 AM, Jr/Sr High School
live music 7:00 to 11:00 AM
Adults $6        Kids & Runners $4
(208) 682-2429

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

Results of the Huckleberry Festival 2015 5K Race
Overall Winner: Ian Wolford 23.42
    Women's Division
  • Under 11
    • Taylor Stovern 35.26
    • Jane Robinson 35.40
    • Alyssa Robinson 39.38
  • 12-15
    • Lillian Gyde 29.21
  • 16-19
    • Jen Parman 47.27
  • 20-29
    • Kelsy Kiezur 31.02
    • Joanie McNutt 32.44
    • Mackenzie Keizur 37.50
  • 30-39
    • Sheena Letourneau 25.29 (first woman finisher & 2nd overall!)
    • Martha House 29.48
    • Carrie Hoag 33.57
  • 40-49
    • Michelle Sheppard 27.07
    • Tisha Whatcott 30.54
    • Betsy Hills 35.52
  • 50-59
    • Mashele Kenney 31.35
    • Kathy Hanson 37.28
    • Elena Grishina 42.48
  • 60-69
    • Angeica Fraga 31.51
    • Linda Keizur 39.01
    • Katherine Sink 45.25
  • 70+
    • Ann Curry 44.05
    • Ann Parman 44.47
    • Jeri Albertini 54.24
    Men's Division
  • Under 11
    • Reed Whatcott 28.40 (finished only 5 minutes after overall winner!)
    • Johnny Stovern 38.24
  • 12-15
    • no runners
  • 16-19
    • no runners
  • 20-29
    • Ian Wolford 23.42 (overall winner)
  • 30-39
    • Brian Barley 26.15
  • 40-49
    • Nate Whatcott 30.42
    • Scott Stovern 38.32
  • 50-59
    • Scott Sogge 27.10
    • Rick Parman 33.37
    • Chuck Kenney 37.07
    • Rocky Sauer 56.06
  • 60-69
    • Gary Kiezur 27.27
    • John Vargas 29.41
    • Eugene Sink 45.11
  • 70+
    • Larry Curry 32.16
    • Arthur Mayer 41.37
    • Jim Parman 49.08

If you missed the medal ceremony and would like your medal, or if you have other questions, please call Cindy Lien at Valerie's Flowers, (208)752-4771.

(208) 512-4677

4 - 5

Wallace Downtown Merchants present Crazy Days

Wallace downtown merchants present Crazy Days on Friday and Saturday.

Special sales and fun events throughout the town!


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

5 - 7

Eleventh Annual
Under the Freeway Flea Market

Saturday & Sunday 8 AM to 6 PM - Monday 8 AM to 4PM
Under the Freeway Flea Market 2015

For general and booth space information call or email npdepot@gmail.com.

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

(208) 752-0111
Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum

Wallace Rotary Club presents the Running of the Ducks

Wallace Rotary Club presents the Running of the Ducks

Adopt a fast duck and win up to $500!


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



2015 Wallace Halloween Bash and Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser
Wallace Halloween Bash 2015
This traditional October event is the Wallace Chamber's primary fundraiser of the year, and is vital to keeping the visitors center open and the chamber office staffed. To help, donate or purchase tickets, please contact Meghann at the Chamber office (208) 753-7151.

(208) 753-7151


2015 Wallace Halloween Bash and Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser


Halloween Party at the SmokeHouse
Live music by Coeur d'Alene band STRANGE BREW from 8PM to 12AM.
This is a Fundraiser for Shoshone Cancer Resource Center.
Wear your best costume!
Halloween 2015 at the SmokeHouse

(208) 659-7539
SmokeHouse Barbecue and Saloon
enter the Smoke House Barbecue and Saloon

6, 7, 8
23, 14, 15
20, 21, 22
Sixth Street Melodrama
Sixth Street Theater, 32nd Fall Season 32nd Fall Season

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
November 6 to 22, 2015
Curtain Call: A Vaudeville Revue
A two-act variety show full of songs, jokes, and skits made famous during the first 32 years of our theatre.

This show is organized by Jan Bajza and Paul and Carol Roberts and features some of your favorite performers once again gracing our stage! Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, students and military. See business page for more information. Click poster to open letter-sized pdf image in separate window.

(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theatre

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4, 5, 11, 12
Wallace Yuletide Celebration
Yuletide 2015 poster

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.

Yuletide 2015 parade

Our Yuletide Festival offers two weekends of activities that includes:

  • A Lighted Parade for all, Friday night, December 11
  • High Tea and Entertainment, both Saturdays at noon
  • A children's Breakfast with Santa with lots of crafts, and Santa @ Elks
  • Little Miss Snowflake and Master Snowflake competition
  • The community working together to have activities and decorate Wallace
  • Hayrides, Christmas caroling, light sticks, hot chocolate, Popcorn and coffee vendor
  • A Paw Parade for the animals
  • Winter Walk with music and the manger scenes in the churches
  • Stockings for the children
  • Lots of lights, decorations, and excitement.
Yuletide 2015 High Tea

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

(Click on poster tops to open printable posters in separate windows.)

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