Events at the Sandpoint Winter Carnival

Schedule of EventsTake 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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Dine Around Sandpoint

All day, all around town (Feb. 19 through March 19)
Are you ready to eat out and win some great prizes? Join over 20 Sandpoint-area restaurants during the 8th Annual Dine Around Sandpoint. Enjoy a meal at one of your favorite participating restaurants from Feb. 19, 2016 through March 19, 2016, and have a chance to win daily prizes and be eligible for the grand prize of a meal out a month for two people at 12 of the participating restaurants. For more information, visit the Dine Around Sandpoint Facebook Page.


Wednesday, February 10

KPND Ski and Board Party

Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St., hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! 208-255-7558


Thursday, February 11

Concert at The Hive: G. Love & Special Sauce

KPND presents and the Kochava Mobile summit are proud to host G. Love and Special Sauce for a very special first appearance at The Hive in Sandpoint. All tickets are $15; doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Ages 21 and older. For more info and tickets, visit LiveFromTheHive.com.


Friday, February 12

Parade of Lights and Bonfire

The wild ‘n’ crazy Parade of Lights arrives in downtown Sandpoint with its legions of zany floats, marching groups, and snow-shovel brigades! Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. at City Parking Lot, down Church to First, along First to Cedar, up Cedar to Fourth, and back to the City Lot (Awards Ceremony immediately following parade, near staging area). 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, but you must register by Feb. 5 to take part – WC Parade Registration form 2016. Sponsored by the Sandpoint Business Improvement District. For more information, contact Kim at 208-263-2161 or e-mail kim@sandpointchamber.com..

Throw Down Rail Jam

Come check out the Sandpoint Throw Down Rail Jam contest and see some of the Northwest’s most skilled skiers and snowboarders THROW DOWN for cash, prizes, and respect! Featuring a giant urban downhill rail setup straight from the Mountain Mafia and 7B Board Sports, with music and sound from The Hive! Bring the kids and enjoy this annual family-friendly event. Contest is held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Main Street, near Jeff Jones Town Square. View the flyer.

Throw Down After Party

Stop by the The 219, at 219 N. First Ave., for a Throw Down After Party featuring beer and drink specials starting at 9 p.m.

Live Music at MickDuff’s Beer Hall

Enjoy a laid-back vibe at MickDuff’s Beer Hall & Brewery Tasting Room, 220 Cedar St., with live music, fun-and-games environment. 21-plus only; non-smoking.

Starlight Race Series at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Join the fun in this 21-and-older race series on Friday nights, followed by Taps after-parties. More info, check Schweitzer.com.

Sleigh Ride, Dinner and Concert with Devon Wade

This memorable evening at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd., begins with a nostalgic horse-drawn sleigh ride powered by one of the ranch’s draft teams. After the ride, enjoy the beauty and comfort of the lodge where you will be served a scrumptious ranch dinner. Conclude the evening with live music featuring with Devon Wade, a country music artist out of Sandpoint with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life, and things that matter most in life. Most recently opening for such acts as Jerrod Niemann, The Josh Abbott Band, and Roseanne Cash, Wade has become known for his strong country voice coming from such influences as George Strait, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks, as well as his lively shows. Call 208-263-9066 or visit WesternPleasureGuestRanch.com for more information.


Saturday, February 13

King of the Cornhole Tournament

MickDuff’s Brewing Co. Beer Hall & Brewery Tasting Room, 220 Cedar St., hosts and sponsors the monthly King of the Cornhole Tournament every second Saturday. Registration starts at noon and first toss is at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 buy-in per team, and 100 percent of registration fees are paid out as cash prizes. MickDuff’s matches the cash pot up to $100 in gift cards. Winners get complimentary Mug Club Membership until the next monthly tournament champions are crowned. 21+ years of age; non-smoking, fun-and-games environment. 208-209-6700

Family Bingo

Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge hosts Family Bingo from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per card, with $300 in prizes! All proceeds benefit the Creations for Sandpoint art area.

Live Music at MickDuff’s Beer Hall

Enjoy a laid-back vibe at MickDuff’s Beer Hall & Brewery Tasting Room, 220 Cedar St., with live music, fun-and-games environment. 21-plus only; non-smoking.

Sleigh Ride, Dinner and Concert with Just Plain Darin

This memorable evening at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd., begins with a nostalgic horse-drawn sleigh ride powered by one of the ranch’s draft teams. After the ride, enjoy the beauty and comfort of the lodge where you will be served a scrumptious ranch dinner. Conclude the evening with live music featuring Just Plain Darin, an accomplished musician, a powerful vocalist, and a prolific songwriter with a full list of eclectic, original material. His lyrics range from deeply inspirational and thought-provoking to just plain silly. Darin has a warm and appealing stage presence, a gifted sense of humor, and a knack for meaningful interaction with his audience. Call 208-263-9066 or visit WesternPleasureGuestRanch.com for more information.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort Passport Event

Live music in Taps, night skiing, tubing, NASTAR and more! Get a Passport to Fun at the Activity Center. Schweitzer.com.


Sunday, February 14

SOLE SnowSchool Experience

Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE) will offer a SnowSchool Experience program at 9:30 a.m. at the Schweitzer Mountain Fire Station as part of Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival! In conjunction with Schweitzer Mountain Resort and the Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA), this program is part of the nation’s largest on-snow winter ecology program. SOLE’s primary goal is to provide affordable and accessible winter outdoor education opportunities for local area youth, all while having good ol’ fashioned fun! Open to youth ages 8 or older; parents/guardians encouraged to attend. Registration required at SoleExperiences.org. For more information, call 928-351-SOLE (7653).

Laser Light Show at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Come watch a spectacular Laser Lights Show at Schweitzer! Set to music from over the decades, lasers are projected over the Schweitzer Village and out onto Jimmie’s Run. The super intense colors and shapes are mesmerizing — and during a snowstorm look like glitter! This is one of the best events of the year plus it’s FREE! So dress warm and bring a chair to sit outside by one of the fire pits to relax while you enjoy the show. The snowbar will be serving hot drinks as well! More info at Schweitzer.com.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd. Your favorite soft jazz classics will be performed by Maria Larson throughout the evening. Make the evening complete by scheduling a sleigh ride for two in a one horse open sleigh. Call for more information: 208-263-9066, or visit WesternPleasureGuestRanch.com.


Monday, February 15

Schweitzer Mountain Resort Passport Event

Tubing, NASTAR and more! Get a Passport to Fun at the Activity Center. Schweitzer.com.


Tuesday, February 16

Trivia Tuesday

MickDuff’s, 312 N. First Ave., hosts Trivia Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prizes and bragging rights to the winning team — arrive early as tables fill up fast! 208-255-4351


Wednesday, February 17

KPND Ski and Board Party

The 219 Lounge, 219 N. First Ave., hosts the KPND Ski and Board Party starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy great prizes, food and drink specials, and lots of fun! 208-263-5673

Beer Hall Bingo

MickDuff’s Beer Hall & Brewery Tasting Room, 220 Cedar St., hosts Bingo Night at 6:30 p.m. It’s free for everyone and the longer you are there, the more game cards you get! 21+ years of age, non-smoking, fun-and-games filled environment. 208-209-6700


Friday, February 19 

2:19 at the 219

The 219 Lounge – Sandpoint’s ‘Five Star Dive Bar!’ – hosts their annual 219 party, beginning at 2:19 p.m. at the 219 Lounge at 219 First Ave. The 219 will have food from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and live music from 9 p.m. to midnight. All draft beers will be $2.19 a pint and various drink specials for $2.19.

Live Music at MickDuff’s Beer Hall

Enjoy a laid-back vibe at MickDuff’s Beer Hall & Brewery Tasting Room, 220 Cedar St., with live music, fun-and-games environment. 21-plus only; non-smoking.

Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes at Schweitzer

Moonlight snowshoe hikes are back for the 2015-16 winter season. Join Schweitzer’s Activity Center staff for a snowshoe through majestic old growth forests with the moon to light the way. You’ll find that you can see very well as the moonlight reflects off the snow. Capture a great view of Sandpoint and the surrounding area from picturesque points along the trail system. Enjoy a surprise random act of fun along the way. For more information on times, pricing and equipment needed, check out Schweitzer.com.

Dine Around Sandpoint (Every Day, Feb. 19 through March 19)

All day, all around town. Are you ready to eat out and win some great prizes? Join over 20 Sandpoint area restaurants during the 8th Annual Dine Around Sandpoint. Enjoy a meal at one of your favorite participating restaurants from Feb. 19 through March 19 and have a chance to win daily prizes and be eligible for the grand prize of a meal out a month for two people at 12 of the participating restaurants! Over 50 daily prize drawings will take place during the course of Dine Around Sandpoint 2016! Eat out, support local and win prizes! For more information, visit the Dine Around Sandpoint Facebook Page.

Starlight Race Series at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Join the fun in this 21-and-older race series on Friday nights, followed by Taps after-parties. More info at Schweitzer.com.


Saturday, February 20

Family Bingo

Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge hosts Family Bingo from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. It’s fun for the entire family! Enjoy carnival games with a ticket redemption prize bar, penguin crafts, face painting, and glitter tattoos. Sketch portraits are $10, and there are 50% off winter clearance sales in the stores. Enter the coloring contest for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Creations for Sandpoint!

Schweitzer’s Let It Glow Fireworks Show

Schweitzer Mountain Resort celebrates the Sandpoint Winter Carnival by hosting the grand finale “Let it Glow!” day. Start out by getting your Neon Ski-On! That’s right, break out all your old retro neon gear and tear up the slopes in style with your similarly attired fashionista buddies! At 6 p.m., join the Day Glow Night Show by wrapping yourself in the most outrageous battery-powered lights you can find and then join the electric light parade down Ridge Run. This is an all-ages parade; battery powered LED “torches” for the kids will be provided (sign up in advance at the Activity Center since space is limited). Wrap up the Day Glow Night Show with a special fireworks show at the end of the parade. Then, for all you 21+ partiers, dance the night away in your neon flower-power gear at the Taps Neon Party! Schweitzer.com

The New Mastersounds – Concert at The Hive!

The Hive, 207 First Ave. in downtown Sandpoint, hosts a concert with The New Mastersounds. Originating in Leeds London, The New Mastersounds will surprise you with masterfully delivered music spanning rock, funk and soul genres. For more info and tickets, visit LiveFromTheHive.com.

Live Music at MickDuff’s Beer Hall

Enjoy a laid-back vibe at MickDuff’s Beer Hall & Brewery Tasting Room, 220 Cedar St., with live music, a fun-and-games environment. 21-plus only; non-smoking.

Dine Around Sandpoint

All day, all around town. For more information, visit the Dine Around Sandpoint Facebook Page.


Sunday, February 21

Eichardt’s K9 Keg Pull and Evans Brothers Family Faire

One of Sandpoint’s most endearing and popular events, the Eichardt’s annual K-9 Keg Pull is held at the Granary location to combine with Evans Brothers Coffee’s Neighborhood Coffee Tasting and Family Faire, making for one big event not to be missed! The Keg Pull starts at 10 a.m., 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. $5 entry fee goes to the Panhandle Animal Shelter. A free Neighborhood Coffee Tasting takes place at Evans Brothers Coffee from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with hot chocolate for the kids and live music. Plus, Evans Brothers Coffee is partnering with Waldorf School in sponsoring a Family Faire with felt soap making, face painting, candle making and other crafts and activities. A great time for the entire family, dogs included!

Dine Around Sandpoint

All day, all around town. For more information, visit the Dine Around Sandpoint Facebook Page.