As July fades into August, there is still time to get your small-town celebration fix this summer on the Palouse. Here’s a complete list of the events remaining:
Troy Old Timers Days 7.13
Next weekend, Troy Old Timers’ Days will be held. The festivities will begin at 6 a.m. with a pancake and sausage breakfast hosted by the Troy Lions Club at the city park. A 5K and 10K fun run will begin at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m., a parade will proceed through the city’s downtown. The event also includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live music, games and races for the children, merchants and obstacle course.
Potlatch Community Days 7.19-21
The annual celebration starts July 19 with the Beer Mile, the Beer Mile Relay Race, a scavenger hunt and live music in the park from Blue Highway. Then on Saturday, breakfast will be served from 6-10 a.m. The meal will be followed by a 5K fun run, the annual parade, a car motorcycle and tractor show, a quilt show and another Beer Mile Relay Race. The logging competition — an event staple — will begin at 1 p.m. A nondenominational church service will be held at 9 a.m. July 21 at Scenic 6 Park.
Deary Community Day 8.3
The celebration begins with an EMT breakfast at the Old Fire Hall from 6-9 a.m. A fun run will begin at 7 a.m. at the Old State Shed on State Highway 8. The annual parade through downtown Deary begins at 10 a.m., with the parade line-up beginning at 9:15 a.m. The community day includes a 6-on-6 volleyball tournament, quilt show and raffle, live music, the Show and Shine Classic car show and kid games in the park. A street dance next to Fuzzy’s Bar and Grill with music by Loose Country will be from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Palouse Days 9.14-15
Palouse Days is a two-day event that includes a fun run, pancake breakfast, parade, the popular duck race, face painting, an activity tent for the children, live music and the Palouse Day Show and Shine car show. The car show will include 20-plus classifications, including classic cars, motorcycles, rat rods and vintage RVs. The event is free for spectators. A $10 entry fee for the car show includes an event T-shirt, snacks, drawings and poker walk.