Sandpoint Idaho’s Annual Winter Carnival

Sandpoint’s 2016 Winter Carnival will be held FEBRUARY 12-21, 2016! Planning is still in the works, so we’ll provide details here as plans unfold.

Meantime, read on to see more about what Sandpoint Winter Carnival is all about.

Still rockin’ our winters after 43 years!

Every year in the dead of winter since 1973, Sandpoint, Idaho, cooks up a sure antidote to cabin fever. It’s the Sandpoint Winter Carnival, pure fun celebrating the best of the snowy season.

So many events!

Our annual Winter Carnival includes such favorite events from past years as the very hot Cirque de Sandpoint, the K9 Keg Pull and lots of events at Schweitzer, plus some other traditional faves including the Parade of Lights (back by popular demand) and the always-delicious Winter Bites gourmet tasting event. See all events>

Read about it:

See what the media near and far have to say about Sandpoint Winter Carnival:

There’s a lot going on!

Check these pages to see info on the 2016 Winter Carnival – and check back as we add more events and details!

      • Events. Schweitzer fireworks, Taste of Sandpoint, Parade of Lights, and so much more.
      • Lodging. Get deals at local hotels for your stay during Winter Carnival week.
      • Sponsors. Check out who’s supporting our annual party.
      • Local Links. Navigate the virtual Sandpoint with these links to local resources.

Mark February 2016 on your calendar now … for the Sandpoint Winter Carnival!


Take a glimpse back at fun from previous years: