April in the Lewis Clark Valley is always an exciting time! It is the start of the regions festival season and no festival is a better start to this time of year than the month-long Dogwood Festival spear-headed by Lewis-Clark State College. The Festival provides an array of fun-filled, family-friendly events and with 2019 marking the 35th year of the festival there is sure to be something for everyone visiting the LC Valley to enjoy.
29TH ANNUAL CONFLUENCE GRAPE & GRAIN
April 19, 2019 | A premier wine and beer event featuring wines and brews from our region. The evening will include live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to sample six wines and/or microbrews in a souvenir glass. The event is held at LCSC Center for Arts & History and Continuing education: 415 Main Street in downtown Lewiston, Idaho. Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $35 or $45 day of. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
THE LEWISTON SPRING CLUSTER DOG SHOW
April 19-22, 2019 | Four days of four-legged fun! Friday and Saturday the Palouse Hills Dog Fanciers Inc. Annual All-Breed Dog Show, Obedience & Rally Trials, and Sunday and Monday is the Lewis-Clark Kennel Club Inc. All-Breed Dog Show, Obedience & Rally Trials. All events start at 7 a.m. each day. Shows are held at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds: 1229 Burrell Avenue in the Lewiston Orchards.
ART UNDER THE ELMS
April 26-28, 2019 | The Dogwood Festival’s premier event closes out the month. This celebration of the arts is one of the largest in Idaho with Artisan vendors, food trucks and live entertainment on two stages. The annual three-day event is held on the beautiful Lewis-Clark State College campus. Just $4 will gain you entry all weekend long. The event is open noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
42ND ANNUAL SEAPORT RIVER RUN
April 27, 2019 | This is one of the best scenic races in the region! Running on some of our Levee Trails along the beautiful Snake River. The chip-timed race begins at 10 a.m. in Clarkston, Washington’s Swallows Park and ends in Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston, Idaho. Utilizing the Greenbelt Trail on the Washington side and the Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail on the Idaho side, the 2.9-mile race crosses the Snake River at the Southway Bridge and heads south to the park entrance. The 10K follows the trail system north along the Snake River on the Clarkston side to the Interstate Bridge and then heads south on the Lewiston side along the river to the park entrance. Registration for the race can be completed in advance online or until 9:45 a.m. at Swallows Park the day of the race.
THE DOGWOOD SHOW & SHINE
April 27, 2019 | We love cars in the LC Valley – especially classic cars! Every year the Dogwood Show & Shine marks the beginning of Car Show Season and it is first for a reason. The show is held on the Lewis-Clark State College Campus during the Art Under the Elms event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsors Choice Awards are given out in three categories: Car, truck and motorcycle.
34TH ANNUAL SEAPORT QUILTERS GUILD SHOW
April 27-28, 2019 | Our local quilters bring out their finest projects for all to see in this long-treasured event. The quilt show is held at Clarkston High School, 401 Chestnut Street in Clarkston, WA and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Article by Peggy Gary. Learn more about this event at Lewis-Clark State College’s Facebook page.