April Events Calendar

What’s going on in your neck of the woods? Check out this statewide events calendar provided by the Idaho Magazine!

The following was published in the Idaho Magazine.

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April 2024 Calendar


Northern Idaho

1-29 Spotted Fawns: MONDAYS. This free upbeat, fun group is a great fit for children ages 0-3. We’ll be exploring nature, playing with puppets, dancing scarves, and egg shakers, reading books, making music, and more. 10:30-11:30 AM at the Palouse Nature Center, 1040 Rodeo Dr., Moscow

1-29 Scribbler’s Society Writing Club: MONDAYS. Discuss writing, share your work, get inspiration from other writers. All ages welcome. 2 – 3 PM, Public Library, Coeur d’Alene

5–26    Community Sew-In: FRIDAYS. Come with your current project to socialize, get advice, or whatever else you might need. Noon – 3 PM, Community Room, Public Library, Coeur d’Alene

6 USPA 2024 Hells Canyon Showdown:
2 – 7 PM, Hells Canyon Grand Hotel, Lewiston

6-7    Sandpoint Home and Garden Show: Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint

6-27 Long Camp Farmers Market & Swap Meet: SATURDAYS. Kamiah

9 Chamber Music Series: 4:30 – 5:30 PM, University of Idaho Administration Building, Moscow

13-14   Funky Junk Antique & Craft Festival: Sandpoint

17-20   Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival: Moscow

19-21   Salmon River Jet Boat Races: Riggins

20   Logger’s Day: Great Food, Cool Events: Cross Cut, Axe Throw, Chain Saw, Pole Walk, Tug-O-War. Noon – 6 PM, Nordman Resort, Priest Lake

27   Spring Dash: Running event for charity.
8 AM, Coeur d’Alene Resort. Coeur d’Alene

Southwestern Idaho

1-30 Arab American Heritage Month: Downtown Boise

2 Kilroy Coffee Klatch: Meets at 10 AM the first Tuesday of every month and is FREE to any and all veterans! Coffee and breakfast treats. The general public is welcome, but admission rates do apply. Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa

2 Ping-Pong Club: If you’re looking to learn the game, or hone your craft, this is the table tennis club for you. 2 – 4 PM, Public Library, Nampa

3 Guitar for Beginners: Bring your own guitar and learn some guitar basics: Chords and strumming patterns, as well as a tiny bit of music theory in the process. For ages 13 and older. 6 – 7 PM, Public Library, Nampa

4 Boise Museum of Art–First Thursday: Extended hours 10 AM – 7 PM and no set admission fee. [Please pay what you can.], Boise Museum of Art, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise

5 Boise Birding: Beginner to expert birders welcome to this free class. 9 – 10 AM. Foothills Learning Center; 3188 Sunset Peak Rd, Boise

5-7    The 38th Idaho Horse Expo: Presented by the Idaho Horse Council; Ford Idaho Horse Park, Nampa

6 Courageous Kids Climbing: Free ice skating opportunity for people with special needs. 11 AM – Noon at the Manchester Ice & Events, McCall

6 Museum Work Day: 8 AM. Volunteers Welcome. Lunchtime Seminar (bring your own lunch): Speaker: Dr. Luc LeBlanc, Barr Museum, University of Idaho: “Portrait of a Dipterist”. O.J.Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

6 Gem State Comic Con: 10 AM – 5 PM, South & Center Expo, Expo Idaho, Garden City

6-7    Artistry in Wood Show: 9 AM – 4 PM,
Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, Boise

8 Nampa Rookies Chess Club: A fun and relaxed chess club experience! Come to test your mettle, discuss strategy, or learn the basics! All ages and experience levels are welcome. 4 – 5:30 PM. Public Library, Nampa

11   Book Club: This month’s book is “The New Kings of Nonfiction” by Ira Glass. Ages 18+. 2 – 3 PM, Public Library, Caldwell

12-13   Off-Road & Outdoor Expo: Expo Idaho, Garden City

17   Healthy Living Series–Donuts, Dealers, and Drugs: Free. Noon -1:30 PM. Chamber of Commerce, Pocatello

18   Derina Harvey Band: Celtic Rock that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs and originals. Derina’s vibrant personality takes center stage with humor, storytelling, and powerful vocals. Tickets: Adult–$15, $20, $30; Child–$8, $10, $15. Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, Caldwell

20-24   Idaho Cutting Horse Association: Spring Cutting, Idaho Horse Park, Nampa

24   Health and Resource Fair: Free Event for all. Community Resources, Free dog & cat vet checks for seniors, Free hair cuts & more! 9 AM – 2 PM, O’Connor Field House, Caldwell

27   Eagle Spring Arts and Crafts Fair: Live music, crafts for all ages, 80+ vendor booths, local artists, food trucks, and much more. 10 AM – 4 PM, Public Library, Eagle

Southern Idaho

13   Star Party: This free monthly event takes place at the CSI Centennial Observatory (Weather Permitting). Observers will see a waxing crescent (19%) moon, double stars, and star clusters. 9 -11 PM, Centennial Observatory, CSI Campus, Twin Falls

17-21   “Big River”: This large-scale musical is presented by the CSI Theater and Music programs. Twin Falls

Central Idaho

1 Knit Together: Bring your own needles and yarn, and join master knitter Patricia Lirk for a free bi-monthly gathering by the fireplace. Drop-in. All skill levels welcome. 6 PM, Community Library, Ketchum

20   Pancake Breakfast: 8 – 10 AM, American Legion Hall, Challis

Eastern Idaho

3/28-4/27 “Anything goes” Play: Palace Theatre,  Chubbuck

4 Soundscapes: A Musical Experience, To be Young Again: Young Artists Alumni: Be reacquainted with the inspiring young winners of the iconic Young Artist Competition and hear how music continues to shape the landscape of their lives. 7 PM, Downtown Events Center, Idaho Falls

6 ISU Jazz Band & Ensemble Concert:
1:30 – 3:30 PM, L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello

19-20   East Idaho Home & Garden Show:
Noon – 8 PM, Mountain America Center, Idaho Falls

19-30   “Bright Star” Musical: Worm Creek Opera House, Preston

26-27    Idaho State-Civic Symphony– Brazilian Voices: L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, 7:30 – 10 PM, ISU Campus, Pocatello