Stanley, Idaho Special Events

Special Events in Stanley:


DATE: August 28 - 29, 2015

TIME: 5:00pm and 10:00am

LOCATION: Stanley Museum

Idaho Rivers United and the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association are hosting the Sawtooth Salmon Festival on August 28 and August 29, 2015 at the Stanley Museum. On Friday, August 28th, 5:00pm, there will be a presentation at the Stanley Museum by biologist Russ Thurow. On Saturday, August 29th, 10:00am to 6:00pm there will be burgers, brats, and beer; live music by local musicians; tours of the Salmon spawning grounds; and kids’ activities, art, vendors, and more.

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DATE: September 4 - 5, 2015

TIME: 1:00pm

LOCATION: Various locations

The Sawtooth Mountain Mamas will host the Stanley-Sawtooth Cowboy Poetry Music Gathering on September 4th and September 5th, 2015 in downtown Stanley. On Friday, September 4th, the event schedule will be River 1 back porch at 1:00pm; Mountain Village Resort outside deck at 3:00pm; Stanley Town Square at 6:00pm. On Saturday, September 5th, the event schedule will be Redfish Lake Lodge at 1:00pm; Stanley Town Square at 3:00pm; a Bar-B-Q at Stanley Sluice Brewery at Stanley Town Square at 5:00pm, a Youth Poetry Contest and Quilt Raffle at Stanley Town Square at 6:00pm. All events are free – donations are requested.

Poets include: Layle Bagley, Rexburg, Idaho; Ellie Corrigan, Challis, Idaho; Terry Fuhriman, Idaho; Sam Deelew, Utah; Ken Wellard, Sandy, Utah;
Musician/Singers include: David Anderson, Utah; Sam Mattise, Boise, Idaho; Arden Gailey, Arizona; Chris Mortensen, Utah; Robin Arnold, Utah; Wayne Hughes, Stanley, Idaho.

Contact & Details

TEL: 208-774-2021



DATE: September 7 - 10, 2015

TIME: All day

LOCATION: Redfish Lake Lodge, Highway 75 south of Stanley

Plein Air Painters of Idaho (PAPI) is a group of artists dedicated to the advancement of on-location painting in Idaho.  You are welcome to observe over 20 artists from all over Idaho in their creative interpretation of the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains, Redfish Lake, and the surrounding wilderness.  PAPI will have a summer exhibition and group paint-out reception at the Redfish Interpretive Center from 12:00noon to 4:00pm on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. There will be free demos every day, culminating with a sale and reception, including hors d’oeuvres and wine, at 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 10th

Contact & Details

TEL: 208-412-9444

CONTACT: Karen Jacobsen


DATE: September 19, 2015

LOCATION: Redfish Lake Lodge

The S.V.R.F.D. and Stanley Ambulance are pleased to invite everyone looking at this to their annual Fireman’s Ball.  You can get the shuttle (runs continuously) starting at 7:00pm at the Mountain Village and on Ace of Diamonds.  A silent auction will take place during the evening to benefit the Sawtooth Valley men and women fire and ambulance volunteers.  Donations to the silent auction are welcome and very much appreciated.

Contact & Details

TEL: 208-859-7694

CONTACT: Amanda Matthews