Special Community Events


City of Hayden Group Night at the Spokane Empire Indoor Football Game: Friday, May 12 vs Arizona Rattlers. Tickets are $13.50 each for great group seating in the family section (201) and the price includes popcorn and soda.  Call 209-1080 on the Tuesday before the game to reserve tickets for this Spokane Empire game played at the Spokane Arena. Game begins at 7:00 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. 

Pawfoot Dog Park Dedication: Friday, May 12 at 12:00 noon at Croffoot Park.  Hayden is excited about it's newest park!  All are welcome to join us for the dedication of Pawfoot Dog Park.  Bring your furry, four-legged friends!

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!

Hayden Summer Concert Series: Free to the public.  Concerts are held on Thursday evenings from June 29-August 17, except July 27 (due to Hayden Days), at McIntire Family Park, 8930 North Government Way, Hayden.  For more information call 208-209-1080.  The line-up will be posted as bands are scheduled.

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 Days: Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29 at McIntire Family Park. Beginning on Friday at 2:00 p.m., the community kicks off its festivities with live music, dancing, food and craft vendors, and the Hayden Sr. Center Beer Garden. Saturday features NLFD Pancake Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. at the Northern Lakes Fire Station and The Hayden Days Parade at 10:00 a.m. along Government Way. Children's games, food, craft vendors and other activities are planned throughout each day. For further information call 208-209-1080.

PDFHayden Days Returning Vendor Letter
PDFHayden Days Vendor Application
PDFHayden Days Rules for Vendors
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PDFHayden Days Sponsor Information
Hayden Days Sponsor Letter
Hayden's Got Talent Application

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:  The summer event series will conclude with a family-fun finale on Thursday, August 24 in McIntire Family Park.  Movie TBA. Bring the family and enjoy a movie under the stars.  The movie begins at 8:00 p.m. (dusk). 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 (tentative) at Hayden City Hall, 8:45 a.m. observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.  Occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the 2001 September 11 attacks.

Hope 4.5K Fun Run:  Sunday, October 8 (tentative) at Finucane Park, 10:00 a.m.  Register online at www.hope45k.org or at Finucane Park on Race Day.

Hayden Lake Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K:Saturday, October 14 (tentative) at Honeysuckle Beach.  For registration and course information, please visit http://www.haydenlakemarathon.org/race_info.html.  

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.