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The Streets Come Alive

Kootenai River Days offers four days of community connection and summer fun! By Jillian Chandler

The Streets Come Alive

Bringing the community together each year for four days of fun, entertainment, connection and so much more, Kootenai River Days returns to Bonners Ferry July 20 through 23.

The fun kicks off Wednesday, July 20, with Free Family Movie Day at the Pearl featuring "Luca" at 6pm; doors open at 5:30pm.

Thursday, July 21, welcomes the Rotary’s Grapes and Barley Walk beginning at 5:30pm. This tasting event begins at Riverside Auto, and participants can leisurely stroll from stop to stop and enjoy a sip or two of wine at each participating location. Advance tickets are available at Mountain West Bank and Riverside Auto, and can also be purchased the day of the event. Tickets are $30 ($35 after July 10) for this evening of tasting.

New this year is a carnival, with rides the entire family will enjoy. The carnival will be at Kootenai River Days Thursday and Friday, and tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of.

Come Friday, Crazy Days, a store-wide sidewalk sale unlike any other, is the perfect way to visit with local business owners and patronize all of the wonderful businesses that can be found right here in Bonners Ferry. It’s time to get shopping and take advantage of the incredible merchandise and sales. After a day of shopping, it’s time to unwind and let loose with the Street Dance, which begins at 7:30pm with the band Jam Shack.

Saturday’s festivities include the Street Fair on Main Street, where you will be treated to some of your favorite market vendors set up, along with free bounce houses and face painting for the kiddos; a Cornhole Tournament (pre-registration is $20, or $30 the day of the event, register through the Bonners Ferry Chamber); Birdies for our Brothers Golf Tournament at Mirror Lake Golf Course (for more information, contact Colton at 208.946.0821); Kootenai River Run at 8am (contact Carolyn at 208.290.7039 or visit; Talent Team with Family Dance 5 to 7pm; and Street Dance at 7:30 pm with DJ Sound Man.

Adults can enjoy the Beer Garden and Hop Yard all weekend long at Kootenai River Brewing.

This wonderful event could not happen if it weren’t for the outpouring of community’s support. A big thank you to all of this year’s sponsors.

Get out and celebrate our community by attending this year’s Kootenai River Days, a wonderful way to connect with community while enjoying time with family and friends. For more information about this year's Kootenai River Days, reach out to the Bonners Ferry Chamber at or visit

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