Local Events & Attractions

There are a wide variety of activities that happen each year in American Falls. Below, you’ll find a general calendar of the events that are enjoyed annually in our area:

January

What: Bonfire at Massacre Rocks
When: January 21, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Where: Massacre Rocks
Info: A fun way of disposing of your Christmas tree – nothing will lift your spirits like a bonfire at night.

February

What: Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner
When: February 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Where: American Falls District Library
Info: The annual appreciation banquet for the members of the Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber to reserve your place at the table. Be sure to check out pictures from previous banquet dinners.

March

What: Cabin Fever Days
When: March 4, 2017
Where: Info forthcoming
Info: More information coming soon!

What: Power County Junior Miss
When: Mid-March
Where: American Falls High School
Info: Sponsored by the American Falls Rotary Club, this is a chance for juniors attending school in Power County to win scholarships to use at any college of their choice. All money raised is used for these scholarships.

April

What: American Legion Easter Egg Hunt
When: Easter Sunday; April 16, 2017
Where: Willow Bay Marina
Info: An annual event that has been held for over 50 years, this is one of the major Easter Egg hunts in the area. Open to all children between the ages of 1 and 12, the hunt is split up geographically by age so that younger children are NOT competing against older children for prizes. Free and welcome to everyone!

May

What: Shape Up for the Season Fun Run
When: Mid-May
Where: American Falls High School
Info: A fundraiser for the Power County Hospital, this is a great way to kick off the running season. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

What: American Falls Birding Festival
When: Second Saturday of May; May 13, 2017
Where: American Falls District Library
Info: Starting at the AF Library and moving to local birding areas from there, this is a family-friendly way to spend time out in nature. Free to participants, the festival is welcome to birders of all ages and experience levels. For more information, check out the American Falls Birding Festival website.

June

What: Father’s Day Fishing Derby
When: Father’s Day: June 18, 2017 (5 am to 5 pm)
Where: American Falls Reservoir
Info: Sponsored by the American Legion, this is a long-standing American Falls tradition. The winner receives a cash prize for the biggest fish caught by weight. A total of $1000 in cash prizes is given away in this derby – come join in the fun. For more information, be sure to check out the Willow Bay Marina website.

What: Summer Safety Blast and Bike Rodeo
When: Mid-June
Where: American Falls Intermediate School
Info: Join the Chamber and the City of American Falls for the annual safety bike rodeo and get summer safety information from the hospital and other area businesses.

July

 

What: Salmon BBQ
When: Second Saturday in July: July 8, 2017
Where: City Park in American Falls (on Idaho Street)
Info: This is an annual fundraiser for the Power County Search & Rescue. They fly salmon in fresh from Alaska for this BBQ and also conduct a silent auction. This is a great cause and great food!

August

What: American Falls Day
When: First Saturday of each August: August 5, 2017
Where: City Park in American Falls (on Idaho Street)
Info: AF Day is a fun outing for the whole family to enjoy. Games, booths, and food are at the City Park, with the festivities kicked off by a parade (entry is free). Here is the AF Day page with more info on this family-friendly event!

What: Power County Fair & Rodeo
When: Starts the second weekend of August on August 11, 2017
Where: Power County Fairgrounds
Info: The Power County Fair Fair & Rodeo lasts all week! Animals, food, and art are all entered and judged. Come on down and support our local youth.

October

What: Power County Hospital’s Brake for Breakfast
When: Some time in October
Where: American Falls City Park
Info: An annual breast cancer awareness event to ‘drive thru’, where participants can get a free breakfast, breast cancer information, and gift item.

December

What: Christmas Kickoff
When: First Saturday in December: December 2, 2017
Where: Downtown American Falls
Info: Sponsored by the Chamber, this is the official start to the Christmas season in American Falls. A day of fun activities like singing, food, bazaars, drawings, horse-drawn rides, a live Nativity, and much, much more.

What: AF Sharps Concert Series
When: Throughout December
Where: Three different locations (St John’s, Rockland Community Church, and LDS Church)
Info: A local choir, AF Sharps holds three concerts during the month of December in local churches. A wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit.

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