Special Community Events


City of Hayden Group Night at the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Games:  Rooting for the Chiefs is more fun in a group! Join us at the following games this season!  Saturday, December 9 vs Seattle Thunderbirds (Teddy Bear Toss),  Saturday, February 17 vs Tri-City Americans (Buck Night).  Tickets are $15/each (great group seating in lower level).   Call 209-1080 or stop by our office in Hayden City Hall at least one week in advance to reserve tickets for these Spokane Chiefs games played at the Spokane Arena. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. 

Annual Hayden Kite Festival:  April 29, 12:00-2:30 p.m. at Broadmoore Park in Hayden.  Registration runs from 12:00-1:30 p.m. with kite flying from 12:00-2:00 pm. Awards will be announced at 2:15 p.m. and include Best Flyer, Crash & Burn and much more. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day with your family!  Brought to you by the City of Hayden, STCU and Hayden Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. For information, call 208-209-1080.

Arbor Day Celebration:  April 27 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at McIntire Family Park (was City Park) in Hayden.  The City of Hayden is putting on a big Arbor Day event where students from Atlas Elementary, Christian Center School, Hayden Meadows Elementary, North Idaho Christian School, and students who are home schooled or enrolled in a virtual online school will be participating in a celebration of Arbor Day.  If you would like to volunteer at the event or be a part of the celebration, please contact Hayden Recreation & Community Events at 208-209-1080.

Memorial Day Ceremonies:  Monday, May 29, 10:00 a.m. at Honeysuckle Beach for Wreath Laying Ceremony, 11:00 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Plaza located at Hayden City Hall, 8930 North Government Way, Hayden, Idaho for the Memorial Day Ceremony.  Join us in remembering our veterans on this very special day.  Sponsored by the City of Hayden Veterans Commission. For information contact Hayden Recreation & Community Events at 208-209-1080.

Hayden Bike Rodeo: The Hayden Parks, Recreation & Community Forestry Commission in cooperation with the Hayden Library invite you to join us on Monday, June 19 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Hayden Library for the Hayden Bike Rodeo. Bring your bike, scooter or trike and learn the rules of the road. The rodeo offers: a bike safety check & tune-up with local techs, helmet check & fitting, an obstacle course to test your skills and rules of the road, a goodie bag for all participants, and a craft. Geared to ages 5-12 but everyone is welcome!

7th Annual Hayden Triathlon: Saturday, July 8 at Honeysuckle Beach. City of Hayden is proud to be support the 2017 Hayden Triathlon. This is a SPRINT triathlon: 0.5-Mile Swim, 12 Mile Bike, 3.1-Mile Run. USAT Sanctioned. The race venue features breathtaking scenery with a challenging but friendly course. We invite you to race and unwind on the majestic Hayden Lake afterward.  ALL PROCEEDS will go to benefit numerous local charities. For more information go to http://www.haydentri.com.

Hayden Summer Concert Series:  One of the highlights of summer in Hayden is the weekly concert in McIntire Family Park. Every Thursday from June 29 through August 17, except July 27,  from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. a great local band will be featured! Dancing is highly encouraged! (Bands are subject to change)  http://handshakeproductions.net/free-concert-series/hayden/

June 29 - Coeur d'Alene Big Band (Big Band Swing Orchestra)
July 6 -  The Step Brothers (Rhythm & Blues)
July 13 -  Somebody’s Hero (Rock & Roll - 80’s to current)
July 20 -  The Willow (Peter, Paul & Mary Tribute)
July 27 -  No Concert - Hayden Days July 28-29 (see Hayden Days information for bands playing this weekend)
August 3 -  The Carrie Cunningham Band (Country & Country Rock)
August 10 - Stagecoach West (50’s, 60’s, 70’s  Rock & Roll)
August 17 -  Master Class Big Band (Big Band Swing Orchestra)

Coeur d'Alene Arts Association Exhibits: Enjoy the talent of local artists or learn something new through an art demonstration. A variety of artists will display their work each week during the Hayden Concert Series on Thursday evenings depending upon artist availability.  The art exhibits will begin at 5:00 p.m. each Thursday from June 29-August 17, except for July 27 due to Hayden Days. 

Hayden Days: Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29 at McIntire Family Park. There will be lots of children’s games and activities, pony rides & a small petting zoo, food & craft vendors, beer & wine garden, the NLFD pancake breakfast, the Hayden Car Show, dancing and more. Live entertainment includes The Kelly Hughes Band on Friday night @ 6:30 p.m., the “Hayden’s Got Talent” show on Saturday @ 2:30 p.m. and Swing Street Big Band on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.  Those interested in having a food or craft booth, sponsorships, or other event questions, call Hayden Recreation & Community Events @ 209-1080.

National Night Out: Tuesday, August 1 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at McIntire Family Park, hosted by the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and Target.  Help your community become safer and decrease crime by attending the Annual Night Out: Enjoy entertainment, food and drinks, giveaways for the kids and crime prevention/personal safety information.  For more information, please contact Gary Shults, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, at (208) 446-2121.

Princess Pedalfest: Saturday, August 5, 7:30 a.m.-60 miles, 8:00 a.m.-45 miles, 9:00 a.m.-25 miles, Croffoot Park. A women’s-only, non-competitive bike ride, providing three different distances and challenges to promote the opportunity for a broad range of women cyclists.  Proceeds help support a local charity of interest to women and children. For more information please visit http://www.princesspedalfest.com.

Hayden “Movie-in-the Park” Night: Thursday, August 24, 8:00 pm (dusk) at McIntire Family Park, presented by P1FCU. Bring the family and enjoy the movie SING under the stars! This event is free to the public and concessions will be provided by Eric's Dawg House. For more information, call 208-209-1080.

Spokane to Sandpoint Relay: Friday, August 18-Saturday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m., Croffoot Park. In addition to producing exceptional events, the mission of Cascade Relays is to support local non-profits, school groups, and community organizations as well as local businesses in the communities we travel through. For more information visit http://www.spokanetosandpoint.com.

Patriot Day Ceremony: Monday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. at Hayden City Hall.  Conducted by the Hayden Veterans Commission. All are welcome! Leaders from NLFD, KCSO, and the Military will speak about what this day means to their organizations. Occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the 2001 September 11 attacks.

Hope 4.5K Fun Run:  All ages welcome!  Lace up your shoes and run or walk a 5K for a good cause! Monies will be  donated to efforts in adopting international children. Information available at  www.hope45k.org.  Saturday, October 7 Registration @ 8:00 a.m., Fun Run begins at 9:00 a.m. Location:  Finucane Park.  

Hayden Lake Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K:Saturday, October 14.  Ever wonder what it's like to run an entire marathon, 1/2 or 1/4 marathon where breathtaking lake views and verdant conifers whisk your spirits along? Ever wonder if you have enough mettle and fortitude to conquer those miles full of winding ascents and descents? Register today for the Hayden Lake Marathon. Registration information available at www.haydenlakemarathon.org. 

Howl-O-Ween Doggie Dash (walk/run): Sunday, October 22 @ Pawfoot Park, 12:00 p.m. Check-in, 1:00 p.m.-Dash Starts. All ages welcome! Cost is $30-Family/$15-Individual/10 & Under-Free. Must register by October 18! Join us for the 1st Annual Howl-O-Ween Doggie Dash! Three options for your dash: “mummy” (1/4 mile), “mad” (1/2 mile) or “monster” (1 mile). First 75 registrants receive a “doggie” bag! Trick or Treat along the course, costume contests & give-a-ways! It will be a spooktacular time for the whole family!! Proceeds go towards additional Pawfoot Park amenities!

Veterans Day & Distinguished Veteran Ceremonies:  Saturday, November 11 at Veterans Memorial Plaza at Hayden City Hall.  The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Plaza located at Hayden City Hall, 8930 North Government Way, Hayden.  Sponsored by the City of Hayden Veterans Commission.  For information contact Hayden Recreation & Community Events at 208-209-1080.

Annual Hayden Lights Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, December 2 at McIntire Family Park, 5:00 p.m. The parade begins at Hayden Avenue and proceeds south along Government Way to Honeysuckle Avenue.  The tree lighting ceremony immediately follows the parade in McIntire Family Park, 8930 N. Government Way.  Atlas Elementary and Hayden Meadows School Choruses sing, followed by a visit by Santa. Contact Hayden Recreation & Community Events at 208-209-1080 for more information.
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