Stanley, Idaho Special Events

Special Events in Stanley:


DATE: January 27 - 29, 2017

TIME: 5:00pm, Friday, January 27th to 12:00noon, Sunday, January 29th

LOCATION: Stanley Outdoor Ice Rink

The Boise Curling Club will be hosting the fifth annual Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel (the “S.O.B.”) from January 27th through January 29th. The 2017 S.O.B. will be a 16-team, three-day open bonspiel (curling tournament) on the outdoor ice rink in Stanley. The S.O.B. will begin at 5pm on Friday and end at noon on Sunday. Curling teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, California, Arizona, Washington, Montana,and Utah will be traveling to Stanley to compete in this year’s S.O.B.

Games will take place Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning. Up to five curling games will be played simultaneously in a series of 2-hour “draws”, which start at 5pm on Friday. Spectators are welcome to come and watch the Bonspiel for free. Each of the sixteen teams plays at least three games during the weekend. There will be a free “Learn to Curl” class on Saturday at noon (weather permitting) for those who want to learn how to curl.

The Mountain Village Resort will host the following music line-up during the Bonspiel.
Friday, January 27th – Aaron Einhouse from Austin, Texas at 9:00pm at the Stanley Club. NO COVER.
Saturday, January 28th – Aaron Einhouse from Austin, Texas, at 9:00pm at the Stanley Club.  NO COVER.

Contact & Details

TEL: 208-310-1207

CONTACT: Jared Belsher


DATE: February 10 - 11, 2017

TIME: Mulitple times

LOCATION: Mountain Village Resort Restaurant & Lounge/Parking Lot

The Salmon River Snowmobile Club 2017 Snowmobiler’s Ball & Fun Run has been scheduled for February 10th through February 11th.

  • Friday, February 10, 2017
    9:00pm – Comedy Show at the Mountain Village Resort Saloon, featuring Kaz Gable and Brett Badostain.  The price for this show is $5.00. You must 21 & over to attend.
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017
    10:00am – Snowmobile “Fun Run” begins at Mountain Village Resort parking lot. Sign up from 10:00am to 12:00noon. Riders will leave from the parking lot and must be back by 3:00pm.
    5:00pm to 9:00pm – “Meet, Greet, & Eat”
    9:00pm – Raffle, Silent Auction, and Prizes at the Mountain Village Resort Restaurant and Saloon.  Restaurant is available to all ages, Saloon 21 years and older.  The $20 Raffle will be for the following prizes:  1st:  2017 Polaris Axys 800 Pro 163″;  2nd: Husqvarna 460 Rancher Chain Saw;  3rd: $100 Cash

Contact & Details

TEL: 208-774-3609

CONTACT: Gary Cvecich,


DATE: February 17 - 19, 2017

LOCATION: Multiple locations around Stanley

The 8th Annual Stanley-Sawtooth Winterfest has been scheduled for February 17th through February 19nd with events for everyone.  All events are free.

  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    7:00pm – Winterfest “Glow in the Dark” Pub Crawl/Walking Parade
    9:00pm – Mountain Village Resort Stanley Saloon “Beach Party” Winterfest Kickoff. No cover charge
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017  
    10:00am – “Kid’s Play Lot” at Stanley Town Square
    10:00am – Winterfest 40 “Fat Bike Gran Fondo”
    10:00am to 2:00pm – Winterfest “Skiplane Fly-in”
    10:00am to 3:00pm – “Howlin’ Wolf” Raft Ride
    10:00am to 4:00pm – Stanley Library’s “Cookies & Cocoa”
    10:30am – “Bonfire Lightings” on Ace of Diamond Street
    10:30am – Winterfest “Triathlon”
    11:30am to 4:00pm – Winterfest “Music Roundup/Street Dance”. Music by Boise Rock/Stanley Kids, Tylor Bushman & The Train Robbers, and Old Death Whisper
    12:00noon – Crowning of the Winterfest “King and Queen”
    12:00noon to 3:00pm – “Wine and Art”
    1:00pm – “Runway Walk” and crowning of the Drag “King and Queen”
    2:00pm – “Wild and Woolley” Drag Race
    3:00pm – Winterfest “Outhouse Race”
    3:30pm – Winterfest “Three-legged Race”
    4:00pm – Awards Ceremony
    6:00pm – Bridge Street Grill’s “Chicken Sh!t Pool”
  • Saturday Night Live Music
    9:00pm – Stanley Club at Mountain Village Resort Saloon – Live music by Old Death Whisper. No cover charge.
    9:00pm – Stanley Kasino Club – Live music by Tylor Bushman & The Train Robbers. No cover charge
  • Sunday, February 19, 2017
    12:00noon – Winterfest “Ski Clinic”
    11:00am – Stanley Library’s “Movie and Munchies”
    5:00pm to 9:00pm – Stanley Kasino Club’s “Wind Down & Last Call”. Live music by Quenby & The West of Wayland. No cover charge.

Contact & Details

TEL: 208-774-2265

CONTACT: Jennie Stephenson


DATE: February 24 - 26, 2017

TIME: 5:00pm/7:30am/8:30am

LOCATION: Stanley Community Building/Mountain Village Resort

Stanley is hosting its 8th annual Sled Dog Rendezvous on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th.  Check-in for this event begins at 5:00pm on Friday, February 24th, with a Mushers Meeting at 7:00pm at The Stanley Community Building.  On Saturday, race information and check-in are available from 7:30am at the Mountain Village Restaurant, with races starting at 8:30am.  This is a two-day event, with mileage split between Saturday and Sunday (8,20,48 total Mileage/4,10,24 miles per heat/per day).  Skijoring will take place over both days.  Junior races will be held on Saturday only.  Come gather around the bonfire and watch these exuberant dogs and trainers under the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains.

Contact & Details

TEL: 208-774-2286

CONTACT: City of Stanley


DATE: March 4 - 5, 2017

TIME: Multi-times

LOCATION: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, Community Building, Stanley, ID

The Sawtooth Ski Club is hosting their traditional cross-country ski event on Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th.  Park Creek Ski Area kicks off the festivities on Saturday, from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  Poker run participants, skiers and snowshoers follow a fun course, receive poker cards at checkpoints, and return to the beginning where the best poker hand, called at 1:30pm, wins a new pair of snowshoes.  Come enjoy the homemade chili and treats.  Saturday evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Stanley Community Building, enjoy the silent auction and more home cooking at the annual Ski Festival dinner, all the while listening to live music.  On Sunday, the final event of this fundraising weekend will take place at the Alturas Lake Ski Trail. Follow the signs from 11:00am to 3:00pm to the Soup Kitchen Social, where hot soups, breads, beverages, and homemade goodies await. Gather your friends and bring a leash for your pooch and your checkbook for this annual Sawtooth Ski Club fundraising weekend.

Contact & Details

TEL: 208-774-3487

CONTACT: David or Karen