Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
For information on lodging, eating, shopping, and soaking, visit: www.lavahotsprings.org

INTERACTIVE MAP: PIPS (DOTS) LOCATED ON THE LAVA TOWN MAP REPRESENT FIRE & ICE EVENTS. CLICK ON PIP FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Polar Float Parade
Saturday 2 p.m. on the Portneuf River

polar float

One of our zaniest events: the Polar Float Parade!  For those who dare to jump into the bone chilling Portneuf River, on a float tube, dressed in your craziest costume! All for a chance to win prizes and maybe international fame! In the past, we have seen wonderfully creative costumes, from the Easter Bunny to Santa Claus, to the infamous band KISS floating down the Portneuf. Do you dare jump in with the rest?

Register at Mountain Mayhem, 156 E. Main, sign a waiver and pick up your tube, included in the $10 entry fee. Contestants will enter the river at the Pancake House bridge (253 E. Portneuf Ave) and float for 1/4 mile.

The best group costume (4 or more people) receive $100 cash plus $160 in gift certificates for the Alpaca Inn that also includes 6 passes to our World Famous Hot Pools/Olympic and heated indoor swimming pools.

Individuals who place first receive $50 cash plus a room at the Alpaca Inn that also includes 2 passes to our World Famous Hot Pools/Olympic & heated indoor swimming pools. 2nd Place receives $35 cash and 3rd Place receives $25 cash. (Only those who pay entry fee are eligible for prizes.) Remember, it isn’t a race, it’s a zany costume contest floating parade! No hurry, just fun!

WINE TASTING—Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Riverside Inn 

riverside inn

Start the weekend off with a sampling of Northwest wines and appetizers at the Riverside Inn, located on the banks of the Portneuf River (255 E. Portneuf Ave). For $25, you'll enjoy red wines, white wines, and dessert wines, along with their complimenting appetizers. Included in the price is a Fire and Ice Wine Glass to take home!

wine tasting

Contact the Riverside Inn for more information or reservations: (208) 776-5504

NOTE: Pre-Register for the Wine Tasting, Comedy, and Casino Night events and earn FREE ADMISSION to the Chili and Bread Tasting and a FREE PENGUIN to drop in the river for prizes! Those who pre-register are given a wristband at the Riverside Inn's Wine Tasting Event on Friday.

CHILI and BREAD TASTING—Saturday 4 - 6 p.m.
Chuck Wagon Restaurant

chuckwagon restaurant chili tasting

Make your dinner plans for the Chuck Wagon Restaurant (211 E. Main), where our Chili Cookoff occurs. Taste Chili and Bread made by locals, as well as imports! For only $5 (adults; $3 Children ages 11 and under) you can taste several hot chili samples and vote on your favorites! For those who enter chili (5 quarts recommended), admission is free, and there will be a chance to earn cash prizes of $60, $40, or $20 for top honors. Contestants should bring entries in no later than 3:45 p.m. You may call (208) 776-5141 for more information. Bring on the Heat!

NOTE: Pre-Register for the Wine Tasting, Comedy, and Casino Night events earn FREE ADMISSION to the Chili and Bread Tasting and a FREE PENGUIN to drop in the river for prizes! Those who pre-register are given a wristband at the Riverside Inn's Wine Tasting Event on Friday.

WATER CARNIVAL—Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Olympic Pool & Speedslide Complex

water carnival

Free admission! The Children’s Water Carnival at Lava’s Indoor Aquatic Center is fun for kids of all ages! Games & prizes every 15 minutes. Events include float relays, wall climb races, diving contests, and a splash event.

Held at the Lava Indoor Aquatic Center, 195 N. Center, Lava Hot Springs, ID. For more information, visit www.LavaHotSprings.com or call (208) 251-5230.

CASINO NIGHT—Saturday 8-10 p.m
Greystone Manor

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Head over to the Greystone Manor for a fun night, Vegas style! $15 at the door buys your chance to play cards, as well as puts your name in the drawing for some fantastic Raffle Prizes! We'll play Twenty One and Texas Hold 'Em for a chance at the coveted annual winners trophy! All ages are invited, and there will be wine, beer and snacks for purchase. For more information, contact Mark at (208)-776-5221.

NOTE: Pre-Register for the Casino Night, Wine Tasting and Comedy Night events and earn FREE ADMISSION to the Chili and Bread Tasting and a FREE PENGUIN to drop in the river for prizes! Those who pre-register are given a wristband at the Riverside Inn's Wine Tasting Event on Friday.

DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT—Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(REGISTER AT) Lava Hot Springs Inn

disc golf

Come out for a day of Disc Golfing, and enjoy what is becoming a growing year-round sport!  Register at the Lava Hot Springs Inn (across the street and the river from the Olympic Swimming Complex). Your entry fee ($15 to $35 depending on division entered) buys you a round of golf, a tee shirt, and a soak at the Lava Hot Springs Inn! Cash and/or prizes awarded for top three scorers in each division. $5 lunch for participants at 78th Street Diner (at 78 Main Street).  Call (208) 406-6157 for more information.

GEORGE'S FAMOUS MUSIC BRUNCH—Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lava Hot Springs Inn

All you Can Eat! Treat yourself to George's Famous Music Brunch along with the soft sounds of a performer from Idaho’s Civic Symphony at the Lava Hot Springs Inn.

Cost $9 per person. Ensure your place at the table by calling Liz Tuttle at (800) 527-5830 or (208) 776-5830 to make reservations.

COMEDY NIGHT—Friday, 8:00 p.m.
Greystone Manor

chuckwagon restaurant

Tickle your funnybone with the hilarious Utah comedian Craig Bielik and a surprise guest! Craig’s a comic, a cowboy, a flack, a funny guy, and he can play a mean set of skins! Bring a date to the Greystone Manor (187 S. 2nd W.) and enjoy the show. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. For more details, contact Vicky Lyon: (208) 776-5959 or (801) 391-2883.

NOTE: Pre-Register for the Comedy Night, Wine Tasting and Casino Night events and earn FREE ADMISSION to the Chili and Bread Tasting and a FREE PENGUIN to drop in the river for prizes! Those who pre-register are given a wristband at the Riverside Inn's Wine Tasting Event on Friday.

SNOWSHOE AND NORDIC SKI EVENT—Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Baker Ranch (south of town on Dempsey Creek Rd. 4th St. West becomes Dempsey Creek Road. Follow directional signs to Baker Ranch.)

snowshoeing

Snowshoeing or Nordic Ski Snowball Toss in Lava's beautiful country hills. Enjoy the challenge of traversing over the snow and tossing tennis balls into buckets for points in an outdoor obstacle course!

Baker Ranch is located at 11716 S. Dempsey Creek, and features a well-marked, 1-1/2 mile groomed trail and warming hut, Baker Ranch is a great place to take in the wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.  $15 includes hot beverages, snacks, and snowshoe rental. $120, $90, and $60 prizes of wagon ride gift certificates will be awarded to the top scorers!

Snow shoes are limited, so make reservations in advance.  Call (208) 776-5684 for info and registration.

The Mountain Mayhem Store at 155 E. Main offers Nordic Ski and sledding Tube rentals (208) 776-5000

RUNNING OF THE BULLS (START)—Sunday, 11 a.m. to Noon
Main Street, beginning at the Lava Hot Springs Inn hot pools and finishing at the Idaho State Hot Pools

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The Zany gets Zanier as you soak and run from pool to pool!  Run down Main Street in just a swim suit and flip flops. In the middle of winter in Idaho. We dare you. And on top of bragging rights, you'll get free admission to the Idaho State Hot Pools. Top three finishers get a complimentary buffet breakfast at the Chuckwagon Restaurant!

RUNNING OF THE BULLS (FINISH)—Sunday, 11 a.m. to Noon
Main Street, from Lava Hot Springs Inn hot pools and finishing at the Idaho State Hot Pools

Lava's World Famous Hot Pools

The Zany gets Zanier as you soak and run from pool to pool!  Run down Main Street in just a swim suit and flip flops. In the middle of winter in Idaho. We dare you. And on top of bragging rights, you'll get free admission to the Idaho State Hot Pools. Top three finishers get a complimentary buffet breakfast at the Chuckwagon Restaurant!

RUBBER PENGUIN RACE—Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Portneuf River at Pancake House Bridge

Drop your rubber penguin in the Portneuf River. Starting Place: Old Pancake House Bridge. $5 for 1 penguin, $20 for 5 penguins.  The fastest penguins earn prizes, including a $50 gift certificate at the Alpaca Inn and a wagon ride at Baker Ranch! Penguins can be pre-purchased at events throughout the weekend, our Merchandise Hut on Main Street, and from the walking penguins.

NOTE: Pre-Register for Wine Tasting, Comedy Night, and Casino Night and earn a FREE PENGUIN to drop in the river for prizes! (as well as FREE ADMISSION to the Chili Cookoff). Those who pre-register can pick up their wristband at the Riverside Inn's Wine Tasting Event on Friday.

FIRE PERFORMERS & TORCH LIGHT PARADE—Saturday 6 - 8 p.m.
L Mountain Above Town & Main Street

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Walk downtown and interact with professional fire performers from Incendiary Circus as they perform up and down Main Street Lava! Then stay for the fire shows that will be held at different locations on Main Street. Fire will also be on L Mountain, if snow permits, as our daredevil skiers go down the mountain with torches!

BINGO—Friday and Saturday 6 p.m.
Lava Community Center

For $13 you receive a booklet of 15 sheets and the opportunity to win up to $1,199 if you get Blackout! Everyone is welcome, and it’s fun for the whole family. Contact the Community Center at (208) 776-5627 for more information.

MERCHANDISE CENTER

Fire & Ice Merchandise will be sold at our Merchandise Center by the Lava Java Coffee Hut (202 E. Main St.). Merchandise includes Hooded Sweatshirts, Wine Glasses, Penguins.