2017 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 2017 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 Thursday, August 16, 2018.

webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress always waiting for more 2017 calendar info
meanwhile reference 2016 calendar for recurring events

Historic Wallace Blues Festival, Hall of Fame winner 2014
DON'T MISS OUR SIXTH WALLACE BLUES FESTIVAL, July 7-9, 2017, 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
Seven 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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Greg Marsh


25 Silver Valley SNOWBIKE Grand Prix
(208) 744-1301



2 45th Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial Service (208) 784-0821
5 Silver Streak Zipline Tours Silver Streak Zipline Tours
  • opens for the season at 516 Pine Street
  • West Course: SIX ziplines traveling 5375 feet
  • East Course: FOUR ziplines including 1800 foot dual zip
(208) 556-1690
6 Loyalty Day Parade in Osburn (208) 753-7151
32nd annual Depot Day
AKA Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum Festival and Classic Car Show 2017
in downtown Wallace

Click this poster top to open a printable letter-sized poster in a separate window.

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!
2017 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
15 The Sierra Silver Mine miner Sierra Silver Mine Tour
opens for the season at the corner of Fifth and Bank Streets
(208) 752-5151

Original Route of the Hiawatha Logo The Route of the Hiawatha Rail-Trail will be open daily from May 27 thru September 24, 2017. The 15 mile mountain bike trail, trailheads, and facilities are open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. During the peak season, June 19 thru September 4, the hours are extended to 5:30 PM (PDT). Adult Trail Pass $10; shuttle $9.

Lookout Pass
27 Silver Mountain
summer mountain bike and hiking season
  • Bike Park lift tickets: Adult $35, Youth $28
  • Bike Park information
  • Chair 3 normally runs when the gondola does
  • Opening Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, 2017
  • open weekends thru June 11
  • open Friday thru Sunday, June 16 to June 18
  • open every day from June 23 through September 4
  • open weekends September 9 through October 1
  • plus special event September 22
  • hours of operation
    • Gondola always opens at 9:30 AM
    • Friday (June 30, July, Aug & Sept 1): bike park open to 8:00 PM
    • Friday (June 16 & 23): bike park open to 5:00 PM
    • Saturday & Sunday: bike park open to 5:00 PM
    • Monday thru Thursday: bike park open to 4:00 PM
  • new beginner trails: 800 vertical feet to bottom of Chair 3
  • over 30 developed trails with a combined length of over 30 miles
  • gondola serves 3400 foot vertical drop
  • advanced terrain includes super flowy single track, rough, technical fall-line trails and machine built, hand tuned jump lines
(208) 783-1111
(866) 344-2675
Silver Mountain Resort

8 - 10 2017 Idaho State
Square and Round Dance Festival
at the Center of the Universe
2017 Square and Round Dance Festival

New Event in 2017! new event
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
14 - 17

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 76th running of the Lead Creek Derby from Mullan to Wallace will begin at noon on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 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
Wallace Founder's Day
Colonel Wallace returns to town
Colonel William R.Wallace
returns to the town he founded 1884.
(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
New Event in 2017! new event

3 Idaho Statehood Day
Come celebrate our 126 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
  5 - 30
Wed - Sun
Sixth Street Melodrama
Sixth Street Theater, 33rd summer season 34th Summer Season
July 5 through July 30, 2017
Wednesday - Saturday at 7:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Bad Business at the Brewery
or Who Botched Bessie's Brew?
Bessie's husband is away at war and the landlord is threatening to take the brewery. Something is happening to Bessie's brew and profits. Will someone or something come to their rescue? Or will her daughter Nellie be forced to marry the villain?
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
7 - 9 Sixth Annual Wallace Idaho Blues Festival

2017 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. $40 (6% Idaho sales tax included)

For our Sixth Annual Blues Festival we have fourteen entertainers lined up.

(208) 512-1260
BluesFest Committee

2 - 27
Wed - Sun
Sixth Street Melodrama
From Wallace with Love, 34th summer season continues its 34th Summer Season with
From Wallace with Love
Can Secret Agent Quintuple-O-Seven thwart the deplorable penny-counterfeiting plot of the boisterous Blohard Copperfinger? Will Dond fall for the lovely Miss Dollface? Is the Russian assassin's accent actually real?! Find out, along with other information that will most likely prove frivolous! Don't miss, "You Only Live (and Let Die) Another Day Twice, When the Man with the Golden Gun and a License to Kill Shoots the Living Daylights Out of the Spy Who Loved Me"... or, From Wallace with Love, a spy-spoof melodrama that promises to be "the most fun you've had since the Cold War!"
(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theater
11 - 13 7th Annual Historic Wallace Accordion Jubilee

   Red Light Garage
   302 5th St, Wallace, Idaho
   (208) 556-0575

(208) 753-7151
Wallace Chamber
18 - 19 Huckleberry Heritage Festival, August 18 - 19, 2017 32nd Annual Huckleberry Festival 2017
in Historic Downtown Wallace
  • Craft, Food and Other Vendors
    • Friday noon to 7 PM
    • Saturday 9 AM to 5PM
  • Great Kid Activities both days
    • Friday noon to 6 PM
    • Saturday 11 AM to 4 PM
    • Comedy Maagic by Dick Frost
      Saturday 12:15 to 1:15 PM
  • Live Music on the Gazebo
    • Friday noon to 3 PM
      One Gun & The Long Shots
    • Friday 4 PM to 7 PM
      The Blues Country Band
    • Saturday 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Page Two Band
  • Pie Eating Contest
    Saturday 2 PM
  • Huckleberry Queen and raffle winners announced
  • Public Library Book Sale
    • Friday 1 PM to 6 PM
    • Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Historic Wallace Marketing Group Documents

click on poster to open printable version in separate window
(208) 512-4677
Historic Wallace
Marketing Group
19 Wallace Rotary's Huckleberry Pancake Breakfast
from 7 to 11 AM, Jr/Sr High School
Adults $6        Kids & Runners $4
(208) 290-7163

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

new item
Results of the Huckleberry Festival 2017 5K Race
Overall Winner: Tyler Johnson 21.23
    Women's Division
  • First Female
    • Karlene Dysland 25.50
  • 11 and Under
    • Chloe Soikowski 52.15
  • 12-19
    • Olivia Kagel 44.47
    • Ebony Angle 52.34
    • Ashlyn Forsberg 54.28
  • 20-29
    • Elisha Stintz 31.19
    • Ashlie Crane 33.33
  • 30-39
    • Danielle Maynard 33.34
    • Lindsay Clark 48.29
    • Brianne Bromley 48.42
  • 40-49
    • Karlene Dysland 25.50
    • Brenda Knight 28.28
    • Carol Richardson 30.22
  • 50-59
    • Linnea Carlson 27.38
    • Suzanne Caswell 31.36
    • Susan Yoshino 32.26
  • 60-69
    • Denise Berg 38.15
    • Sue Kraack 40.41
    • Linda Amonson 43.41
  • 70+
    • Ann Parman 48.39
    Men's Division
  • 11 and Under
    • Makya Quincy 35.50
    • Tyler Wydfer 44.47
  • 12-19
    • Arin Flagstad 28.24
    • Kaelin Haler 30.38
    • Aric Milotz 36.08
  • 20-29
    • Charles Marks 21.24
  • 30-39
    • Tyler Johnson 21.23
    • John Miller 35.58
    • Cody(IDL) 43.00
  • 40-49
    • Eric Dysland 26.37
    • Sergio Guerra 30.32
    • Dennis Clark 48.28
  • 50-59
    • Mark Allen 22.08
    • Shawn Flagsted 24.28
    • Jeff Pierce 25.17
  • 60-69
    • Bill Johnson 24.24
    • Jack Thompson 31.50
    • LaVerne Hopkins 46.19
  • 70+
    • Ray Pearson 27.50
    • Jack Sutton 30.07
    • Gary Haler 34.39
(208) 512-4677

1 - 2

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 jpg poster for entire Labor Day weekend

2 - 4

13th 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

Under the Freeway Flea Market 2017

For general and booth space information call (208)752-0111 or email npdepot@gmail.com.

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


5 - 8 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.

We have scheduled seven special presentations for which we are charging modest registration fees. Print Registration Form. The complete schedule including FREE tours and events may also be printed.

Wallace Chamber
(208) 753-7151
(208) 599-7554

4 2017 Wallace Chamber of Commerce's Fundraiser, Auction and Dinner
Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser 2017

Click poster to open printable version in separate window.
Wallace Idaho Chamber

3, 4, 5
10, 11, 12
17, 19
Sixth Street Melodrama
Sixth Street Theater, 33nd Fall Season 34th Fall Season

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
November 3 to 19, 2017

"Goin' for the Gold, Settlin' for the Silver"

A comic, musical montage about the men and women that helped "get the lead out" in the Silver Valley.

See business page for more information.

(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theatre

  1, 2, 8, 9 Wallace Yuletide Celebration
2017 Yuletide Lighting Festival

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
  8, 9, 10 Sixth Street Theater 2017 Christmas Show Sixth Street Theater 2017 Christmas Show  
Christmas at Sixth Street
Come join us for a fun filled show that will be sure to help kick off the holiday season. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $13 for students and seniors. Anyone who brings in three or more cans of food for the local food bank will receive a $5 ticket refund at the box office.

(208) 752-8871
Sixth Street Theatre

29, 30, 31 Wallace WinterFest
December 29, 30, 31
New Event in 2017! new event
(208) 991-3810

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