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Lewiston, Idaho

The Lewis-Clark Valley is located at the confluence of the snake and Clearwater Rivers on the Idaho/Washington state border.  The twin cities were named in honor of the Corps of Discovery explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.   The community serves as a regional service and shopping center for northcentral Idaho and eastern Washington and Oregon.  The community is the side of the furthest inland seaport, Port of Lewiston, 465 miles from the Pacific Ocean.  Lewiston was the site of Idaho's first capital.  This scenic valley is referred to as the Banana Belt due to the mild winter climate that allows for year-round golfing.

Web site:  www.LewistonChamber.org

Major Events and Festivals

April

Dogwood Festival

Held throughout April at the Center for Arts and & History.  The American Bus Association named the Dogwood Festival one of America's 100 Best Events in 2003.  This festival includes numerous activities throughout the month such as art exhibitions, wine and beer tasting, golf tournament, quilt show, car show and fun run.  The event culminates the last week of April the Art Under the Elms, three full days of artisan fair featuring over 100 craft booths, continuous entertainment and family fun held on the Lewis-Clark campus.  208.792.2317, www.LCSC.edu/Museum

May

NAIA World Series

Held in late May.  Lewis-Clark State College is the host for the annual NAIA World Series Baseball Tournament.  The 10 team annual tournament takes place seven days through the Memorial Day holiday.  Often capacity crowds of over 5,000 will cheer on the teams - this is college baseball at its finest! 208.792.2863, www.NAIAWorldSeries.com

August

Hot August Nights

Held in late August.  The valley fills with custom classic cars and oldies music as the summer heats up!  Over 350 cars will cruise through downtown Lewiston, bringing back the era of the 1950's.  Concerts on Friday and Saturday nights bring big name bands from the 50's through the 80's that will leave you yelling for more.  800.473.3543, www.LewistonChamber.org

September

Lewiston Roundup Rodeo

Held in early September at the Lewiston Roundup Grounds. In 1935 a tradition of "no frills, no fancy stuff" had its beginning and still holds true today at the annual Lewiston Roundup. The Lewiston Roundup Association prides itself in the fact that it is the one of the longest running continuous community event in the Lewiston - Clarkston area. As a member of the Big 4 and a top 50 PRCA rodeo, the Lewiston Roundup has been graced by champions from around the world. We are also committed to providing the finest quality livestock for the competition.  208.746.6324, www.LewistonRoundup.org

Nez Perce County Fair

Held in late September at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds. www.co.NezPerce.id.us/FairGrounds/Events.htm

November

The Snake Clearwater Steelhead Derby

Held Thanksgiving week. Join over 800 anglers as they compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes during the Snake Clearwater Steelhead Derby.  This annual event, organized by the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce, has grown to become the largest steelhead derby in the Northwest.  Registration includes a commemorative lure, free fishing seminars and the chance to win $25,000 cash!  Closing ceremony features a free chili fee and dance.  800.473.3543, www.LewistonChamber.org

November, December & January

Winter Spirit

Ignite with spirit of the holidays with Winter Spirit!  Featured on A&E, the community lights up with interactive displays and dancing trees in Locomotive Park.  A large gas fireplace warms visitors and children are fascinated the pageant of colors.  Displays throughout the community are lit the weekend after Thanksgiving through the weekend after New Years Day.  Join us for a holiday tradition. 800.473.3543, www.LewistonChamber.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Attractions

Lewiston Civic Theatre

The award winning Lewiston Civic Theatre is housed in the historic Bollinger Performing Arts Center.  Built by the Lewiston Methodist Church in 1907, the building and many of its features are currently in the process of restoration.  This lovely historic castle-like structure has been home to your theatre since 1972.  In fact, we once shared the building with the church, when it was first purchased.  Some patrons still remember the rousing sermon that was delivered through the sunroof of a VW Beetle, part of the set of "The Me Nobody Knows," our very first production here! 208.746.1371, www.LCTheatre.org

Lewis-Clark Center for Arts and History

Located in downtown Lewiston, the Center is housed in an 1884 building.  It hosts a Chinese exhibit whose history dates back to the 1680's.  The Center showcases the Beuk Aie Temple and turn of the century artifacts.  Local, regional and international artists display work in rotating exhibits.  The Center has a gift gallery featuring over 100 regional artists, Lewis and Clark gift selection and books on history by local authors.  208.792.2243, www.lcsc.edu/Museum

Nez Perce County Historical Society and Luna House Museum
Located at 3rd and C streets, the museum is situated in one of Lewiston's first buildings and preserves the history of Nez Perce County.  The museum features Native American and pioneer artifacts.  208.743.2635

Nez Perce National Historical Museum

Located east of Lewiston on Highway 95.  This is the Nez Perce National Park headquarters and museum.  The museum memorializes Nez Perce history, culture and houses a fine collection of Nez Perce clothing and accoutrements, utilitarian artifacts, dugout canoe and a model of an ancient lodge.  208.843.2261 

Recreation

Hells Canyon

Venture into North America's deepest river gorge and experience exciting white water, wildlife viewing and history.  Whether jet boating or rafting you will find an adventure for the entire family.  Many outfitters offer 1/2 day, 1-day and overnight tours.  Tour guides will share tales of sunken sternwheelers, uncover ancient messages in the form of petroglyphs, and point out unique geology formations, mining claims and historic river crossings.  800.473.3543, www.LewistonChamber.org