With fireworks, parades, live music and dozens of dazzling sculptures, McCall’s Winter Carnival draws upwards of 60,000 people each year. Celebrating its 53rd year, the 2018 carnival kicks off Friday, January 26th with the Children’s’ Torchlight Parade and opening fireworks over Payette Lake. Grab your camera and check out the snow sculptures and the Mardi Gras parade on Saturday followed by the snow bike races at the McCall Golf Course in the afternoon. Sunday, the fun and laughs continue with the Monster Dog Pull benefiting the local humane society.
Festivities extend into the following week with plenty of daily events to enjoy throughout McCall. Take advantage of uncrowded ski slopes and sculpture viewing during the days and let the Idaho winemaker dinners, spirits and chocolate tasting, local plays and live music be the highlight of your nights. There’s something for everybody!
Downtown heats up again for the closing weekend’s events. Legacy Park is full of tasty food vendors and a steady stream live music will be featured on the main stage in Depot Park. The festival closes with a final fireworks farewell over the lake on Saturday evening.
Check out the McCall Chamber of Commerce for a full Winter Carnival Event Schedule