2014 is about to end, and it is that time of the year where we make plans for the new year. If you are going to visit the state of Idaho, you’ll have a lot of fun in Riggins. Riggins, Idaho is the home of the Salmon River. Also known as the River of No Return, this river caters endless water activities for different personalities. Riggins has something for everyone, whether you are looking to fish, hunt or even witness some of the best in wild jet boat racing.
Here are some activities for next year that you surely don’t want to miss!
31st Annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races
On April 17-19, 2015, witness wild races as world champion boat racers from different parts of the US and Canada. Competitors from different parts of North America visit Riggins to go head to head in the 31st annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races. The Salmon River Jet Boat Races is the longest running jet boat race in the North American region. Also, this is the first event of the year for the US Jet Boat Race. You don’t want to miss this annual event, since this is considered as a challenging race even for the pros.
Annual Riggins Rodeo
Riggins is also known for its Rodeo. If you want to explore the sights and sounds of the cowboy life, be sure that you visit Riggins, Idaho the weekend of May 2-3, 2015. Sponsored by the Salmon River Cowboy Association, this event provides different activities for every member of the family. Don’t miss Sunday’s traditional parade that is popular among children and adults as well.
Sacred Salmon Ceremony
The 14th Annual Sacred Salmon Ceremony in Riggins is among the most popular in the area. This event started in 2000 after a potential dam was planned that could’ve compromised the habitat of salmon. Since then, it has become a popular event visited by many individuals across America. This event happens on May 9, 2015, a week after the Riggins Rodeo. This celebration is held in appreciation for the annual return of the Chinook salmon and is conducted by one of our Nez Perce Elders.
Big Water Blowout
Are you the type of person who loves whitewater rafting? If so, it is a good idea to mark your calendar for the biggest whitewater rafting event of the year in the state of Idaho. Held on June 6th, 2015, enjoy a fun activity with the family as you get discounted rates on raft trips with the help of experienced outfitters in the state.
Aside from the water activities, you can also enjoy the food. There’s an annual Dutch Oven Cook Off Contest that goes with live music entertainment by night.
Riggins Salmon Run
Ever wondered how beautiful the Salmon River is? Sponsored by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, Riggins Salmon Run is going to be held on September 12th. This family oriented event offers half marathons, 10k and 5k events, and even Kids Fun Run Events. Here, you’ll see the beautiful surroundings of The River of No Return, and you even have a chance to win finisher prizes. You can start to register for this event as early as January 1, 2015.
These are just some of the activities for the coming year. Now, do you plan on visiting Riggins and it’s surrounding areas? For those who are looking for a place to stay, Steelhead Inn offers 9 comfortable rooms with free WiFi, TV and a location ideal for different Riggins activities.
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