2012 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 2012 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


webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress always waiting for more 2012 calendar info
meanwhile reference 2011 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
new item     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
Two 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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March
9, 10, 11,
16, 17, 18,
23, 24, 25
28th season of spring melodrama 28th season of Spring Melodrama opens at the Sixth Street Theatre with "Love Letters"
written by A. R. Gurney
(208) 752-8871

April

APRIL 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 477 KB PDF file

6 First Friday in April
print First Friday in April 2012 poster Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Wallace
Childrens eggs are filled with candy and/or stickers, plus 20 golden eggs good for great prizes. Adults eggs contain candy and store coupons. Stores stay open to 7 PM.
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
14

Silver Valley Business Expo 2012 Silver Valley Business Expo 2012
at Sunnyside Elementary School
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Click graphic to get pdf registration form.
(208) 784-0821
Kellogg Chamber
14 Chili Cook-off
Chili Cookoff at the Silver Valley Business Expo 2012 (entry forms due by April 6)
at Sunnyside Elementary School during Business Expo
(208) 512-2173
for chili cook-off
14 click to open PDF poster for Firemens Blowout 2012 2012 Firemen's Blowout
Music and Dancing
at the Wallace Elks Club
7:00 to 12:00 PM
 
hors d'oeuvres, no-host bar, silent auction and music by AFTERMATH, click poster for more info
(208) 556-1037
19 Friends of the Coeur d'Alene Trails Friends of the Coeur d'Alene Trails
Spring Meeting
at the City Limits Brew Pub
7:00 PM, everyone welcome!
 
The Friends is a not-for-profit Idaho corporation that promotes all bicycle venues in this region through its website and its popular free map/brochure, now in its eighth edition.
(208) 691-9169
27 Sierra Silver Mine miner Sierra Silver Mine Tour opens for the season at the corner of Fifth and Bank Streets (208) 752-5151
28 2012 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
29 Downtown Clean-Up Day
The annual Wallace Merchant Group's event begins at 9:00 AM; help them spruce up the town before festival season begins.
(208) 556-2005
Aubrey Stovern

May

MAY 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 1211 KB PDF file

2 40th Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial Service (208) 784-0821
6 print First Friday in May 2012 poster First Friday in May
"April showers bring May flowers"
Visit downtown merchants for chances to win an umbrella and flowers. Stores stay open to 7 PM.
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
5 Loyalty Day Parade in Osburn (208) 753-7151
VFW
11 click to open PDF poster in separate window Sixth Annual Dinner Dance at the Eagles Dave DeRoos
(208) 753-3071
12 27th annual Depot Day
or Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum Festival and Classic Car Show 2012
in downtown Wallace
  • Kiwanis Breakfast 7-11 AM
  • Live Music with Twisted Bisquit beginning at 11 AM
  • 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
  • 16 Classes & 50 Trophies
  • Raffles
  • Fun for the Entire Family!
2012 DEPOT DAY RESULTS click to see Depot Day 2012
(208) 752-0111
Depot Museum
Depot Day 2010

Click on Perfection
to see
DEPOT DAY 2010
Photos and Winners
Dedication of Magnuson Way

Depot Day 2011 DEPOT DAY 2011 WINNERS
Depot Day 2002 DEPOT DAY 2002 WINNERS
26

Original Route of the Hiawatha Logo The Route of the Hiawatha Rail-Trail will be open daily from May 26 thru October 7, 2012. The trail, trailheads, and facilities are open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. During the peak season, June 25 thru September 3, the hours are extended to 5:30 PM (PDT).

(208)744-1301
Lookout Pass

June

JUNE 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 479 KB PDF file

1 - 3

Wallace Street Fair, June 1 - 3, 2012 Downtown Wallace Street Fair

featuring vendors from the Northwest

Antiques, Arts, Crafts, Music and Food

(208) 660-4483
14 - 16

Come see the 71th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace, June 16, 2012 Gyro Days Carnival and Lead Creek Derby in Wallace

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

The 71st running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace will begin at noon on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

The Lead Creek Derby Raffle
is based on the time it takes the Gyro Ball
to float from Mullan to Wallace. Tickets are $1 each.
  • 1st wins $1000 worth of silver coins
  • 2nd - 6th wins $100
  • 7th - 11th wins $50
  • 12th - 14th wins $25
PHOTOS & WINNERS
(208) 512-3965
Wallace Gyro Club
16 Lead Creek Breakfast at the Morning Club in Mullan (208) 744-1601
Dan White
16 71st 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
16 Silver Mountain gondola begins summer season
  • open weekends in June, beginning June 16
  • open Friday through Monday during July and August
  • also open July 4, September 1-3 and 29-30
  • new beginner terrain
  • 3400' of gondola served vertical
  • races on June 23-24 and Sept 29-30
(208) 783-1111
(866) 344-2675
Silver Mountain Resort
21 Bridge the Years and Ride the Wall in Enaville
The registration form for this 14th annual 13-mile bicycle ride and BBQ on the longest day of the year may be downloaded at the Fuller Center for Housing website.
(208) 786-6013
Fuller Center
21 Friends of the Coeur d'Alene Trails Friends of the Coeur d'Alene Trails
Summer Meeting
after the Bridge the Years and Ride the Wall event at the Snake Pit in Enaville
Everyone welcome!
 
The Friends is a not-for-profit Idaho corporation that promotes all bicycle venues in this region through its website and its popular free map/brochure, now in its eighth edition.
(208) 691-9169
30 first annual Jackass Kickin' BBQ Cook-off poster first annual
Jackass Kickin' BBQ Cook-off

at the Sunnyside School in Kellogg
Come for a day of fun!
 
Click the jackass to open letter sized PDF poster in separate window.
 
(208) 682-3240
Judy Blalack

July

JULY 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 6 page, 1.41 MB PDF file

3 Idaho Statehood Day
parade through Downtown Wallace
(208) 556-0904
Carol Thrasher
4 July 4, 2012, Silver Valley Celebration Silver Valley 4th of July Celebration
  • Silver Valley Firecracker 5K Fun Run, Kellogg Middle School, 800 Bunker Ave
  • Fireworks display lasting longer than ever before
  • Assorted activities all day throughout Kellogg
(208) 784-0821
Silver Valley Chamber
5 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
5 - 29 Sixth Street Theater, 29th summer season 29th Summer Season
July 5 through July 29, 2012
 
The Farmer's Daughter
or Sally and the Villain
 
Will smooth talking villain Benjamin J. Slick convince Sally the country girl that she can make it on Broadway?
 
Written by Ellis Wilhite
Directed by Carol Roberts
 
click poster to open printable PDF file in separate window.
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
6 - 7 Silver Spokes Bicycle Races

The Silver Spokes Wallace Omnium combines contestant placement in Time Trials, Hill Climb and Criterium to award CASH PRIZES and medals. This event is being produced by the Friends of the Coeur d'Alene Trails as a fund raiser. In order to keep the races affordable there are no late fees, and the cool event T-shirt is offered as an option for $20. However, preregister for the Omnium (3 races) and get the T-shirt for free. Preregister for 1 or 2 races and get the T-shirt for just $10. It is easy to preregister at USA Cycling. On-site registration will be at Samuels Park, 7th & Cedar Streets, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM Friday, and beginning 90 minutes prior to the Hill Climb and Criterium on Saturday.

Race Director: Steve Prokopiw        stevepro65@gmail.com
The most recent and accurate news for this event may be found at Steve's FaceBook event page
(208) 753-0591
Shauna Hillman
13 - 14

First Annual Wallace Blues Festival

For the last 18 years, on the second weekend in July, there has been a popular Blues Festival in Ritzville, Washington. When they announced this spring that they no longer wanted to host the event, our town stepped forward to sponsor it. As a result, there will be various blues artists and bands around town, inside and outside, playing Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening. On Saturday, July 14, Cedar Street will be blocked off from Seventh to Fifth Street, Sixth Street will be blocked off from Bank to Pine Street, and local and regional blues bands will play from 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM on a Main Stage, erected the night before next to City Hall. Main Stage Acts to appear include:

On Saturday, there will be other acoustic blues musicians at the festival beer garden, the SmokeHouse and the Red Light Garage.
Plus these artists were added at the last minute to make sure that we are indeed Puttin' on the Ritz
  • Grant Smith
  • Anita Royce & The High Rollers
These three bands will appear at local establishments on Friday, July 13:

A photographic reprise of the Saturday performances at our highly successful first annual Blues Festival is present at
wallace-id.com/bluesfest_reprise.html.

A photographic portrayal of the evolving ambiance on Saturday is present at
wallace-id.com/bluesfest_ambiance.html.

(208) 512-1260
15 - 21 ATV Jamboree and Rodeo 2012
in and around Wallace
(208) 512-2269
High Mountain ATV Association
This was the 18th ATV Jamboree and Rodeo in Wallace, and by all accounts, one of the best. Although 310 out-of-town ATV's were registered and another 42 were ridden by local volunteers, the impact on the town was only positive. Normally, our streets are full of ATV's during the summer (and snowmobiles during the winter), so the full extent of the Jamboree was only obvious during their traditional parade through town. It was estimated that about 70% of our visitors were from Canada, with representation from many other States, including California, Indiana and Vermont.
28-29 Silver Hoops 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Silver Hoops
3-on-3
Basketball
Tournament

in Kellogg
(208) 784-0821
Kellogg Chamber

August

AUGUST 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 1.73 MB PDF file

1 - 26 Sixth Street Theater, 29th summer season 29th Summer Season
August 1 through August 26, 2012
 
Dangerous Days for Deacon Dudley
or Raising Cain whenever we're Able
 
Can Deacon Dudley save the church in the town of Tribulation?
 
Written and Directed by Paul Roberts
 
click poster to open printable PDF file in separate window.
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
3 - 5 Molly B'Damn Days
in Murray
(208) 682-3901
Sprag Pole
3 - 5 Pinehurst Days and Car Show
in Pinehurst
(208) 783-1118
Bruce Rumpel
4 25th Cd'A District Mining Competition
at Gene Day Park in Osburn
(208) 556-2535
Bob McPhail
4-5 Fireman's Fun Festival
in Mullan
(208) 744-1645
Elliott's Garage
10 - 12 2nd Annual Historic Wallace Accordion Festival
 
Wallace Accordion Festival shirt design
 
Open this Accordion Festival shirt design as a letter sized pdf file in a separate window. Contact the Wallace Chamber, (208) 753-7151, to purchase this shirt for $20. It was designed and is produced by Bishop Graphic Arts, located at the Wallace Corner on Sixth and Cedar, (208) 682-0163.
Wallace Accordion Festival poster
 
Open this Wallace Chamber poster as a letter size pdf file in a separate window. Commemmorative 2011 posters, enamel lapel pins, buttons, bumper and luggage stickers are also available from the Wallace Chamber. See registration form.

Final Schedule and musicians' bio's
  • Friday, August 10th
    • Downtown Wallace registration starting at noon
    • Open Mike at the Gazebo
    • Music at various downtown establishments
    • 7 PM Concert at Wallace Elks
        featuring
      • Michael Bridge (world renowned)
      • The Portatos Accordion Band
      • Tango Volcado with Patricia Bartell
        tickets
      • regular seating $15
      • premier seating $20
      • kids (7-16) $10
      • children under 6 are free
    Accordion Festival logo
  • Saturday, August 11th (all events FREE to the public)
    • Accordion Celebration Parade 9AM (Line-up at 5th & Cedar Street 9 AM)
    • Accordion Workshops all day
        for registered participants
      • seven to chose from
      • $15 for a single workshop
      • $25 for a pass to all workshops
      • polka lessions $5 per person
      • registration form
    • Open Stage at Gazebo
    • Live accordion music at various downtown establishments
    • 5 - 9 PM Street Party at gazebo
        featuring
      • Johnny V.
      • Duckmandu
  • Sunday, August 12th
    • Farewell Pancake Breakfast:
      8 to 11 AM at Wallace Elks Lodge - 419 Cedar Street. Come say goodbye to your new and old friends at the Farewell Pancake Breakfast. It's also an opportunity to support Cub Scout Pack 331. Suggested donation is $6 per person.

dancing at the 2012 Accordion Festival

A six page pdf newsletter summarizing the Second annual Historic Wallace Accordion Festival in words and pictures is yours for the clicking.

(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
17 - 18

Huckleberry Heritage Festival, August 17 - 18, 2012 Huckleberry Festival 2012
Downtown Wallace

  • Craft and food Vendors
    • Friday 11 AM to 8 PM
    • Saturday 10 AM to 8 Pm
  • Great Kid Activities
  • Live Music
  • Huckleberry Hound & sheriff Campaigns
  • Huckleberry Bake-Off

Wallace Chamber's Booth Registration and Information Form and 5K Run/Walk Registration pdf files may be opened in separate windows.

(208) 753-7151
18 Wallace Rotary's Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast
from 7 to 11 AM
(208) 753-7151
18 5K Huckleberry Fun Run
registration from 7:30 to 8:30 AM
race/walk at 9:00 AM
(208) 753-7151
17 - 18 Relay for Life logo Silver Valley Relay For Life
  • a walking/running event to benefit the American Cancer Society
  • 6 PM to 6 AM at Sunnyside Elementary School track in Kellogg
  • teams and sign-up
(208) 784-0821
Colleen Rosson
17 - 18 Silver Mountain Concerts
2012 Concerts at Silver Mountain

August 17, 2012

Mark Hummel will bring his trademark harmonica sound to Silver Mountain at 6 PM. He will be joined by blues guitarist Steve Freund. Then Serbian blues sensation, Ana Popovic, will take the stage. Ana was honored in 2011 with three nominations at the 33rd Blues Music Awards ceremony.

Purchase Ticket

August 18, 2012

Cool mountain air, hot live music and ice cold beer from eighteen craft breweries will make this traditional Silver Mountain festival rock! From 1 to 7 PM, this summer's event will feature

  • Simon Tucker Group
  • Big Mumbo Blues Band
  • Peter Karp & Sue Foley

Purchase Ticket
(208) 783-1111
Silver Mountain
28 Good Sam Bike Jam 2012 Seventh Annual Good Samaritan Bike Jam
  • Ride at 6 PM and BBQ at 7 on Tuesday evening.
  • Cyclists will be shuttled to Mullan and ride 10 miles back to Silverton on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.
  • Registration is $25 (kids under 12 are $10) and includes BBQ dinner and t-shirt.
  • Just the BBQ is $5.
(208) 556-1147
Mitzi Scheel
31 - 1

Crazy Days

Crazy Days
for downtown Wallace merchants and thrifty shoppers

 

Click image to open letter size pdf poster for entire weekend


September

SEPTEMBER 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 1.74 MB PDF file

1 - 3

Under the Freeway Flea Market 2012

eighth annual
Under the Freeway Flea Market

 

Click image to open letter size pdf poster for entire weekend

(208) 753-0591
Historic Wallace Preservation Society
2

Running of the Ducks 2012

third annual
Running of the Ducks 2012

 

Click image to open letter size pdf poster for entire weekend

(208) 752-5151
(208) 752-7201
Wallace Rotary Club
6 FREE Community Barbecue Dinner
will be served between 5:30 & 6:30 PM
at the Silver Wood Good Samaritan Village
405 West Seventh Street in Silverton
(208) 556-1147
Mary Scheel
8 Mine to Vine
Bike from Mullan to a Wine Tasting Party at Gondola Village
(208) 783-1111
Silver Mountain

October

OCTOBER 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 1.42 MB PDF file

20 2012 Wallace Halloween Bash and Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser
 
2012 Wallace Halloween Bash and Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser
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. This year we will have a Halloween Bash, complete with live and silent auctions, casino games, entertainment, a great dinner and a costume contest. The party will be held at the Elks Lodge. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Auction items are starting to come in, including a 2001 Chrysler 300M donated by Dave Smith Motors, a stay-and-play from the Coeur d’Alene Casino, passes at Silver Mountain and Lookout Pass ski areas, a two-night stay at Mullan House, tickets to local museums, a cowboy basket that includes horseback riding lessons, and much more. However, more donations are always needed and appreciated to ensure a fun and successful event. The evening begins at 5:30 PM with silent auction bidding and casino games. Dinner prepared by Sano Haldi will be served at 6:30 PM. The live auction will follow. After the auction closes, party goers are invited to dance to the music of local favorites, One Gun and the Longshots. To add to the festivities, attendees are encouraged to dress in Halloween attire and be eligible for costume contest prizes.
(208) 753-7151

November

NOVEMBER 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 655 KB PDF file

2, 3, 4,
9, 10, 11,
16, 17, 18
Sixth Street Theater, 29th Fall Season 29th Fall Season
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 
I'll be Home for Christmas
A Musical About Family and Hope in the Golden Days of Radio
 
Deborah Craig-Claar / Mark Hayes
 
Directed by Joy Persoon
 
Click link to open pdf poster in a separate window.
(208) 752-7821
Sixth Street Theater
3 & 4 Silver Valley Fall Fair logo 31st Arts & Crafts Fall Fair
at the Silver Hills Elementary School in Osburn
 
crafts, lunch, music, drawings, demonstrations
 
Click link to open pdf poster in a separate window.
(208) 556-0146, Bambi
(208) 783-4031, Cecelia
22 35th Turkey Trot Fun Run in Enaville
donations to benefit Joe Peak
(208) 682-3453
Enaville Resort
30 Mexican Night at the Wallace Elks

 
Fundraising Dinner
 
Margaritas & Coronas at 5:00 pm
 
Mexican Dinner at 6:00 pm
 
Just $15 per person - bring lots of friends!!
 
Click Elks logo to open pdf poster in a separate window.

(208) 753-4255

December

DECEMBER 2012 Wallace Chamber Newsletter
download 4 page, 1503 KB PDF file

1, 7, 8, 15

Wallace Yuletide Celebration

This year's Christmas ornament features another of our historic buildings: the Holohan-McKinlay Building at the corner of Cedar and Sixth streets. Now it is the home of US Bank and the Sixth Street Gallery.

click to view higher resolution image in separate window Ornaments may be purchased for $8.48 (tax included) at

  • the Chamber office
  • Idaho Silver Shop
  • A Hint of Whimsy
  • Price Tag Antiques

If you would like to reserve yours for your collection or are looking for any previous ornaments, please call Rayma at 556-1171 (Idaho Silver Shop).

Wallace Yuletide 2012 long-sleeve t-shirt logo To purchase this year's black long-sleeve Yuletide T-shirt, or to see a comprehensive schedule of holiday events, go to Wallace Yuletide Lighting Festival 2012.

(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
1, 8, 15, 22

December Saturday Readings

Meet the Authors, Hear the Story
at the Art of Fun Theater
inside Indelible Tidbits, 604 Bank Street

(208) 753-0591
Historic Wallace Preservation Society

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