Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sidewalk Sale & Festival in Sandpoint, Idaho

The downtown business association of Sandpoint sponsors this day of deals and bargains in scenic downtown Sandpoint, Idaho. Downtown merchants open early and offer big deals in the annual Crazy Days sidewalk sale. This year it will be held on July 28th. Along with special shopping opportunities, there will be a whole day of music as part of the Park Place Summer Sounds music series.

For the early shopping crowd, the Backstreet Dixie Band will be playing at 10 a.m., followed by Carl Rey and the Blues Gators at noon. At 2 p.m. the Bright Moments trio will play, with Highway One closing the day at 4 p.m.

All music performances are at the corner of First and Cedar in downtown Sandpoint.

About Sandpoint, Idaho

Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, against the dramatic backdrop of the Selkirk Mountains and Schweitzer Mountain ski resort, Sandpoint is a lively community of about 7,000 people. Sandpoint has been featured in publications such as USA Today, Outside and Forbes.They all say Sandpoint is a great place to live, work & play. To see what all the buzz is about, we invite you to browse and tour Downtown! The heart of downtown Sandpoint has over 100 shops & 30 restaurants.

History of Sandpoint

Incorporated in 1901, Sandpoint was built on the heritage of the railroad and timber industries. When these industries wained, the town was rejuvenated in the 1970s withan influx of artists and musicians, creating a healthy tradition of cultural events. Today tourism, retail, service and independent businesses all contribute to a downtown district that attracts visitors as well as residents for dining, shopping and community events.

Have you been to Sandpoint?

If so, please share with us what kind of activities you did while you were there. Did you visit in the spring or summer months, or take a ski trip there?

Lodging in and around Sandpoint Idaho

Look through our listing for lovely north Idaho bed and breakfasts for the perfect getaway location!

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