Events at the Sandpoint Winter Carnival

2022 Schedule of Events

Take a look below to see all the fun happenings you can expect this year … and plan on being here for the annual Sandpoint Winter Carnival!

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Friday, February 11

Weird Wonderful Winter Parade of Lights by Ting

Our official kick-off to Winter Carnival is the Parade of Lights in downtown Sandpoint!  We’re lighting up the winter night with Weird Wonderful Winter, zany floats, marching groups, dancers, and more! Sponsored by Ting, the Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. at City Parking Lot, with an Awards Ceremony immediately following the parade. The prizes for the parade will be awarded for Best in Theme, Most Creative and Best Overall.  Winners will receive plaques.

Calling all greater Sandpoint businesses, organizations, and groups who want to get out there, show some local pride, have some fun, and light up the night! There is no fee to participate in the Parade of Lights – please download our 2022 Registration Form, fill it out and save and email it to [email protected]. ***If you fill out the form and then download it your information will not save*** For more information, contact the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce at 208-263-2161 or e-mail [email protected].  Awards will be given to parade favorites immediately following the parade.

Parade After Party

The 3rd Street Block, scheduled to start after the Weird Wonderful Winter Parade will feature the Gypsy Divas, belly dancers and fire twirlers, Sandpoint DJ, desserts from Uptown Bagels, soup and s’mores from Pend Oreille Winery, and bonfires built by the Fire Department.

Scott Pemberton O Theory at the Panida

Doors open at 6pm, music at 7pm.

John Firshi at Eichardt’s

7pm-10pm

BTP at Mickduffs

Free – 21+ – 6:30-9:30 –  Sandpoint Supergroup! Benny Baker, Ali Thomas, Sheldon Packwood… WOW!

Starlight Racing

Races, parties, prizes, music, beer… What more could you ask for? How about the most incredible party of the year, the Starlight Finale Party on February 25th, featuring Live Music and costumes at Taps? That’s right – It’s our 4-week adult (21+) race series for skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers! This year’s theme is… Snolympics!

Friday nights, February 4 – 25, 2022

REGISTER NOW

Teams of 5:

  • Skier, Snowboarder, Telemarker, or any combo of the three
  • Male or Female
  • Top 3 scores per team each week count, using our custom Starlight handicapping system
  • Weekly team scores count for final team score
  • Nightly parties in Taps, featuring live music for the final party
  • Sweet prizes!
  • Helmets are required to race!

Saturday, February 12

Virtual Heart Ball for BGH

6pm – Each year, the Sandpoint community rallies to support and raise funds to purchase new equipment and expand services at the Heart Ball. Our community is growing, and Bonner General Health must grow too. The funds raised this year will be used to develop a new trauma radiology room. Currently, BGH performs an average of 1,150 x-rays per month. Approximately 40% of these x-rays are for Emergency Department patients. Trauma radiology is a critical tool for diagnosing, evaluating, and determining a patient’s care plan during time-sensitive emergencies, including trauma, stroke, and heart attack. After experiencing one of these emergencies, we have a very short window to get the patient to where they need to be when they need it. Having an x-ray machine-specific to trauma enables us to better care for our community when they need it most. RSVP or give a gift today.

Justyn Priest Trio at Eichardt’s

7pm-10pm

The Jason Perry Band at The 219

9pm-Midnight, No Cover

Twilight Skiing at Schweitzer

3pm-7pm

Kids Night Out at Schweitzer

5:30pm-8pm

Kevin Dorin at Mickduff’s

6-9pm – Kevin Dorin is ready to rock! A studied Audiophile, Blues-man, and Music Producer, Kevin Dorin combines knowledge of digital and analog recording techniques with his unique and soulful vocal stylings. Inspired by the early legends of Blues and Rock & Roll, the songs of Kevin Dorin are infused with tradition, in elegant simplicity.


Sunday, February 13

Village Campfire & Treat Roasting at Schweitzer

5pm-6pm

Western Pleasure Sleigh Rides and Dinner at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Sleigh Ride, Dinner, and Concert on Feb 14 and Feb 20.  Sleigh rides can be scheduled for 5 – 6p, dinner is served at 6:30p. Mike Waggoner and Utah John will be performing on the 14th and Devon Wade on the 20th. The cost for the event is $110 for adults and $65 for children ages 6-12. A no-host bar will be available for you to purchase beer and wine.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (208)263-9066.


Wednesday, February 16

Lauren and Chris at Eichardt’s

7pm-10pm


Friday, February 18

Headwaters at Eichardt’s

7pm-10pm

Devon Wade at Mickduff’s

6:30-9:30pm – Devon Wade is back at the Beer Hall! Devon is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint Idaho with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life. Come out and hear his fun boot-tapping tunes!

Starlight Racing

Races, parties, prizes, music, beer… What more could you ask for? How about the most incredible party of the year, the Starlight Finale Party on February 25th, featuring Live Music and costumes at Taps? That’s right – It’s our 4-week adult (21+) race series for skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers! This year’s theme is… Snolympics!

Friday nights, February 4 – 25, 2022

REGISTER NOW

Teams of 5:

  • Skier, Snowboarder, Telemarker, or any combo of the three
  • Male or Female
  • Top 3 scores per team each week count, using our custom Starlight handicapping system
  • Weekly team scores count for final team score
  • Nightly parties in Taps, featuring live music for the final party
  • Sweet prizes!
  • Helmets are required to race!

Saturday, February 19

8th Winter Carnival Cornhole Classic at Mickduffs

Noon – Pre Register on Scoreholio – Courts Open at 11 am – $20 – 6 game minimum. Come as a single, you play with four random people during round-robin games and then get a random partner to compete in a double-elimination tournament!

Family Day at the Granary at Matchwood/Evans Bros

Fun family events!

Runaway Symphony at Matchwood

5pm-9pm, details at www.Mattoxfarm.com

John Daffron at Mickduffs

6-9pm – John Daffron, aka Johnny Guitar, is back the Beer Hall! He’s awesome and we’re excited to have him back!

Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein at the Panida

Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. More info and to purchase tickets go to: www.LPOrep.com

Brought to you by Lake Pend Oreille Repertory Theater Co.


Sunday, February 20

Coca Cola “Let It Glow” Fireworks

Schweitzer and Coca-Cola are celebrating over President’s Weekend with the Coca-Cola “Let it Glow!” kids parade and fireworks show. We’re handing out free LED  battery-powered “torches” to all the kids who pre-register and then leading the whole group down Ridge Run for nighttime LED parade, followed by the Coca-Cola Fireworks Show! The parade is open to all ages to join FOR FREE but you have to pre-register at www.Eventbrite.com or at the Schweitzer Activity Center
Space is limited so sign up now!

The Sweet Lillies at the Longshot

$15 cover charge. Doors open at 6pm, music at 7pm. Eichardts and Smokesmith BBQ will have food available for purchase. More info at www.Mattoxfarm.com

Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein at the Panida

3pm Matinee – Doors open at 2pm and the show starts at 3pm. More info and to purchase tickets go to: www.LPOrep.com  Brought to you by Lake Pend Oreille Repertory Theater Co.


Monday, February 21

Margarita Monday at Jalapeños


Wednesday, February 23

John Firshi at Eichardt’s

7pm-10pm


Thursday, February 24

Thursday Cornhole at Mickduffs

6PM – $10 with 6 game guarantee – all welcome! Switcholio format means come as a solo or group and play with four random partners before being matched for a final double-elimination bracket. Fun is what this is, bring your party hat!


Friday, February 25

Hillstomp at Eichardt’s

8pm – 11pm – There will be a $10 cover at the door. All proceeds go to the animal shelter.

Oak Street Connection at Mickduff’s

6:30-9:30pm – Oak Street Connection is back at the Beer Hall! This energetic two-piece band with an eclectic collection of music. They are excited to get you all dancing!


Saturday, February 26

Weird and Wonderful Winter Carnival Pub Crawl

Noon-6pm at Trinity/Mickduffs

Way Down North at Eichardt’s

7pm-10pm

Carnival Games at Downtown Shopping District

Other White Meat at Mickduff’s

The Other White Meat is back to help us party and dance on a Friday night! This classic rock and roll band from North Idaho has been around since the early 1990s, opening for such acts as G. Thorogood, Styx, REO Speedwagon, The Doobie Bros, Ted Nugent, Rail, and Cracker. Featuring Kyle Swaffard on vocals, Bass, Kazoo, Benny Baker on vocals and guitars, Dana Peite on drums and percussion. “Arguably, understatedly, most definitely, the best rock band to grace the milk way galaxy.” – Some famous astronomer and part-time poet.

Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein at the Panida

7pm – Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. More info and to purchase tickets go to: www.LPOrep.com  Brought to you by Lake Pend Oreille Repertory Theater Co.


Sunday, February 27

K9 Keg Pull – Sponsored by Eichardts

11am-1pm – The event will be on CEDAR STREET, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Pre Registration at 10:15 AM, races from 11 AM – 1 PM. With dogs of all sizes racing down a snow-packed course pulling anywhere from full-size kegs to beer cans amidst a pandemonium of cheering from the crowd.

Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein at the Panida

3PM Matinee – Doors open at 2pm and the show starts at 3pm. More info and to purchase tickets go to: www.LPOrep.com  Brought to you by Lake Pend Oreille Repertory Theater Co.