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Women With Bait Fishing Tournament

The annual all Women’s fishing tournament has been providing friendly competition and good times for beginners and experienced fisherwomen since 1996. Round up a crew of 7-10 ladies who are ready to “get their hands wet” and spend the day drifting down the river with an experienced guide and baitboy. Your main objectives are as follows: Have fun, and catch steelhead. From February 1st to the middle of March, we’re on the lookout for the woman who catches the biggest steelhead, the woman who catches the most steelhead. To close out the tournament, our champions will go home with a prize package that will be awarded to them at the annual Fish Dance. Every year Women with Bait manages to be better than the last. The annual Women’s steelhead fishing tournament runs from Feb 1 through the middle of March. * Advanced reservations are required. Booking opens Feb 1st for the FOLLOWING year.

Salmon River Jet Boat Races

Riggins, ID

Salmon River Jet Boat Race Association LLC 40th ANNUAL SALMON RIVER JET BOAT RACE In Honor of Bob Hays Date:  April 19, 20 and 21 2024 Sponsored by the Salmon River Jet Boat Race Association LLC Spectacular boats, drivers and navigators put on a terrific show down the Main Salmon River---The River of No Return the third weekend of April each year! Friday April 19: Show n Shine Boat Show and BBQ Saturday April 20: Races start at Island Bar at 10:00 a.m. Fireworks at Riggins City Park at dusk Sunday April 21: Races start at Island Bar at 10:00 a.m. Awards banquet at Riggins Community Center following the race (approximately 3:00) Watch the races along the banks of the Salmon River from Island Bar to Lightening Creek For more information visit us on Facebook at:   Salmon River Jet Boat Race – Riggins, Idaho Or email: No one puts on a better show than Riggins the third weekend of April each year! Big horsepower, amazing drivers and navigators, spectacular boats and engines! Events starts with the Show n Shine Boat Show [...]

Riggins Rodeo

May 4th & 5th 2024 – Sponsored by the Salmon River Cowboy Association at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds starting at 1:30 pm each day. Cowboy Breakfast, Sunday, May 5th at 6:00 am to 10:00 am, Riggins Community Center The traditional parade delights those of all ages on Sunday, May 5th  at 11:00 am down our Main Street starting at the Riggins City Park More information at or Facebook

Cowboy Breakfast

You won’t want to miss the call for breakfast Sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. “Yummy Yummy Yummy Pancakes for your tummy!”, Sunday, May 5th at the Riggins Community Center from 6:00 am to 10:00 am.  Followed by the Riggins Rodeo Parade.

Sacred Salmon Ceremony

The Annual, “Sacred Salmon Ceremony & Friendship Pot Luck” is free & open to all.  It is held the 2nd Saturday in May.  May 11, 2024 Noon -3pm (Mountain Time) at Spring Bar (about 12 miles east of Riggins, up the Main Salmon River). This celebration is held in appreciation for the annual return of the Chinook salmon and is conducted by one of our Nez Perce Elders and Hosted by Salmon River rafting with Wapiti River Guides. Two Nations Fish Gathering – communion with Nature & Each Other This Fish Nation commemoration was started by a small group of local river guides from the Riggins community in 2002. From inception, First Nation Nez Perce people were invited to join us to welcome the fish back to their primal waters. It is a sacred, alcohol-free, non-commercial, non-political, pure and simple grassroots get-together to celebrate the Chinook Salmon’s annual return. They are the namesake to the Salmon River and have been returning to these ancestral waters for centuries. We wish to honor their continued gift to all people and celebrate its iconic [...]

Big Water Blowout River Festival

Have you been surfing for the BIGGEST Whitewater Adventure in Idaho this summer? Then set your calendar for the first Saturday in June and make your destination The Big Water Blowout River Festival, Saturday, June 1st, 2024 on the Salmon River in Riggins Idaho sponsored by the Big Water Blowout Committee. This is an action-packed, family fun event with Riggins outfitters offering discounted raft trips from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Get your thrill-seeking in and come paddle HUGE rapids, with experienced guides and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the second deepest river gorge in North America. Arrive at the City Park to listen to great live music entertainment in the evening and soak up the first river day of the summer. More information at www.bigwaterblowout or on Facebook 

White Bird Days!!

White Bird Days! Event schedule will be posted here when the schedule of events is released.

White Bird Rodeo

White Bird Rodeo Event schedule will be posted here when schedule is published by the Rodeo committee.

Rattle the Canyon Music Festival

  Rattle the Canyon Music Fest Saturday, June 22nd 2024 Riggins City Park - Riggins, Idaho Line up TBA, come join us along the banks of the Salmon River, we will Rattle the Canyon once again! Join us on the grass & let’s make it a HAPPENING!

Hot Summer Nights

Riggins HOT SUMMER NIGHTS hosted by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce welcomes you on July 26th & 27th, 2024! The rockin’ most time of the year in Riggins happens the fourth Friday and Saturday of July.