Winter Carnival

Still rocking our winters … for our 51st year! Every year in the dead of winter since 1973, Sandpoint’s snowbound locals cook up a sure antidote to cabin fever. It’s the Sandpoint Winter Carnival, pure fun celebrating the best of the snowy season. The carnival spans two weekends with a host of fun happenings indoors […]


This is what happens when Silverwood Theme Park gets positively frightening. In the month of October, each Thursday, Friday and Saturday up to Halloween on October 31, the park gets positively nightmarish, with nine different “scare zones” and all the signature rides operating in the dark. Featured on the Travel Channel’s “Halloween’s Scariest Thrills,” Scarywood […]

Lost in the 50s

It’s downtown Sandpoint’s biggest party of the year, with fun up to here! Hundreds of classic cars will roar into town for the 37th annual show set for May 17-18, 2024. The event features a car parade through downtown on Friday, followed by the Saturday show to stroll and take in all the amazing and […]

Schweitzer Fall Fest

This annual event closes out the summer season over Labor Day weekend, with four days of beer tasting, music, mountain activities and fun at Schweitzer. Coming August 30-September 2, 2024, the festival begins Friday afternoon with live bands and more than 80 beers, ciders, seltzers, and a handful of wines. Bring your blankets to take in […]

Festival at Sandpoint

It’s our biggest musical event of the year – and one of the biggest summer concert series in the entire Northwest. Spanning two weeks in July and August, the Festival at Sandpoint features eight mainstage concerts in a glorious setting under the stars alongside Lake Pend Oreille. In the 40-plus years since the first festival, […]

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