Bear Lake Valley Annual Events
Bear Lake Monster Winterfest This is Bear Lake Valley's biggest winter event of the year, including the CISCO DISCO and Polar Plunge. Held in January every year. Anglers wading waist deep in the icy water or fishing through the ice, dip net for the Bonneville Cisco. Once the fishing limit has been caught, the crowds shift to the State Park Marina where the Monster Polar Plunge will take place. Costumes are encouraged, families and groups are welcome, and every participant gets a prize! New for 2016 is a craft fair to go along with our 2nd annual chilli cookoff.
Bear Lake Shake - What better way to kick of summer than at the Bear Lake Shake? Participate in the motorboat Poker run, enter the sand volleyball tournament, or bring your camp stove and favorite recipe for the Dutch-oven cook off! Family games, and kite flying are also on the schedule for this event held the weekend after Memorial Day.
The Annual Bear Lake County Salmon BBQ, held at the park in St. Charles, ID, is just what your taste buds have been waiting for. Fresh Alaskan Salmon barbequed over hot apple wood flames is the perfect meal on a warm July day.
Experiencing a hometown Fourth of July Celebrations like the one in Pairs, ID isn’t something you will soon forget. Enjoy a chuck wagon breakfast before you head to the Paris Tabernacle for a patriotic pageant. Afternoon activities include a parade and youth rodeo.
Raspberry Days is the first weekend in August. The festival is a fun filled 3 days with the Little Miss Berry Princess Pageant, craft fair, continuous entertainment, parade, rodeo, 5K run, pancake breakfast at the Garden City Park, dances, and the event concludes with fireworks on the Beach.
Bear Lake Rendezvous - Fur trappers and traders used the south end of Bear Lake as a rendezvous site in 1827 &1828. Step back in time during the Bear Lake Rendezvous held in late August every year, and experience an authentic mountain man rendezvous. Activities include a black powder shoot, knife & hawk throw, kids games, Native American Dancers and much more!
Holiday Craft Fairs in November help you prepare for the busy holiday season. The Holiday Craft Fair and Tree Festival at the Oregon Trail Center and Paris Craft Fair will have just what you need to surprise your loved ones Christmas morning.