In a typical holiday weekend, there’s not too much going on. With this traditional finale to summertime approaching, the typical holds true. Still, your intrepid chronicler of stuff to do around the region has dug deep. Enjoy these, and check out the calendar for more.Aug. 30-Sept. 2
The highlight of this weekend’s 82nd annual Kamiah BBQ Days is the free barbecue dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 1 on Idaho Street.
The free barbecue dinner got its start, according to the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce website, when a group of merchants offered the meal as a way of saying thank you to residents for their patronage.
But the weekend includes a full schedule of other events including the annual Art Show & Sale, a spaghetti feed, a fun run/walk, street dance, arts and crafts show, parade and car show.
The schedule includes:
3 p.m. — high tea on the deck at Higher Grounds, 308 Hill St.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. — annual Art Show & Sale, Central Idaho Agency, Fifth and Main streets
4-7 p.m. — spaghetti feed, Kamiah Senior Center, 125 Maple St.
5-7 p.m. — art reception, Central Idaho Agency
9 p.m. — street dance, Fifth and Idaho streets.
7-10 a.m. — chuck wagon breakfast, Clearwater Valley Rodeo Association grounds
8 a.m. — BBQ Days Fun Run, Walk & Roll
9 a.m.-4 p.m. — art show, Central Idaho Agency
9 a.m.-6 p.m . — 16th annual Arts & Crafts Show, Fifth and Idaho streets
10 a.m.-5 p.m. — 24th annual Quilt Show, St. Catherine’s Catholic Church basement
11 a.m. — Grand Main Street Parade, Ninth and Hill streets
11 a.m. — Super Hero Kiddie Parade, Seventh and Main streets
Noon-4 p.m. — Clearwater Classics Car Show, Fifth Street
2 p.m. — chamber auction, Fifth and Idaho streets
5-7 p.m. — barbecue dinner, free, Idaho Street
8 p.m.-midnight — street dance with live music by the Kingpins, Fifth and Idaho street
10 a.m.-5 p.m. — quilt show, St. Catherine’s
Innasci, a three-piece band hailing from Missoula, Mont., will play at Hogan’s Pub in Clarkston beginning at 10 p.m. Aug. 31.
The band takes its name from a Latin verb meaning “to be born,” according to their social media page. Members are Kyle Boone (bass, vocals, synths), K.W. Lloyd (guitar, vocals) and Jake Smith (drums, vocals), and their bio reads, “A true 21st century power trio, Innasci combines the rock and roll we know and love with an insatiable appetite for tight grooves and forward thinking compositions.”
Hogan’s is at 906 Sixth St.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1
The Fabulous Roofshakers, a five-man band based in the Seattle area, brings vintage rhythm and blues to the Kamiah Hotel Bar & Steakhouse beginning at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
Joe Blue of Issaquah is the band’s lead singer and harmonica player. The rest of the band includes Gordon Benson of Kent, saxophones; Bruce Koenigsberg of Issaquah, bass guitar; Paul Sommer of Seattle; and Conrad Ormsby of Seattle, drums.
The venue is at 501 Fourth St.
It’s harvest time for the Palouse Empire Threshing Bee Association, so members will gather Sept. 3 at the wheat field they planted in the spring to cut and gather grain the old-fashioned way, powered by horses, mules and people. That’s right: They will labor on Labor Day.
The event is at the field adjacent to the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds along State Route 26, about five miles west of Colfax.
The plan is for teams to be in the field working by 10 a.m., and everyone will take a break at lunchtime. Lunch will be available for purchase beginning at noon in the fair community building, and work resumes in the afternoon until the field is cut, usually about 3 p.m.
Guitarist and vocalist Mark Holt of Lewiston will bring his brand of Americana to Quay beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Clarkston’s Quality Inn, 700 Port Drive.