The last weekend in July is historically one of our busiest in McCall. This year is no exception!
If you are into boats, water, and live music, this is your weekend! Here are “Julie’s Picks” for the weekend of July 26-29.

THURSDAY, JULY 26th:
~~Live Music at Mile High Marina, Red Light Challenge, 6:00-9:00pm.
~~Auction for the Animals at River Ranch in McCall, 5:30-1:000pm, benefiting MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter. ***THIS IS A SOLD OUT EVENT!***
~~Men’s Amateur at the McCall Golf Course (July 26th through the 29th).

FRIDAY, JULY 27th:
~~Opening Day of the Antique Wooden Boat Show at Shore Lodge. Payette Lake Classic and Wooden Boat Show is a 3-day event being held from July 27th to 29th at Shore Lodge in McCall. This is a public boat show which features various water events along with cruising, and other entertainment activities. For more information, contact Shore Lodge McCall.
~~Men’s Amateur at the McCall Golf Course (July 26th through the 29th).
~~ Idaho Water Sports McCall Demo Days at Mile High Marina, Friday from 10:00am-6:00pm AND Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00pm.
~~Live music at Mile High Marina, The Working Poor, 6:00-9:00pm.
~~Live music at Broken Horn Brewery, 6:00-9:00pm. Come down and listen to Whiskey Toast. They are new to the Broken Horn lineup and we are excited to hear their honky-tonk-inspired tunes. KB Burritos will be serving delicious dinner.
~~Live music at Brundage Mountain, 6:00-9:00pm. Our Friday Night Concerts are hitting a high note as we welcome Sisters in Songwriting July 27th. This concert is actually three shows in one, with performances from Sophie Griffin, Emily Tipton and Peggy Jordan. Chef Devin is composing a symphony of flavors for the Argentinian dinner to go along with this special musical event! Contact Brundage Mountain for more information.

SATURDAY, JULY 28th:
~~Payette Lake Classic and Wooden Boat Show at Shore Lodge in McCall. This is a public boat show which features various water events along with cruising and other entertainment activities. For more information, contact Shore Lodge McCall.
~~ Idaho Water Sports McCall Demo Days at Mile High Marina, Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm.
~~Men’s Amateur at the McCall Golf Course (July 26th through the 29th).
~~Live music at Mile High Marina, The Working Poor, 6:00-9:00pm
~~Muzzy Braun at Jug Mountain Ranch, Saturday at 6:30-9:00pm. Muzzie Braun is hitting the stage for a Super Size Music Event! Doors open at 6:30pm with music starting at 7:15pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Pro Shop.

SUNDAY, JULY 29th:
~~ Payette Lake Classic and Wooden Boat Show at Shore Lodge in McCall. This is a public boat show which features various water events along with cruising and other entertainment activities. For more information, contact Shore Lodge McCall.
~~Live music at Mile High Marina, Andru Gomez, noon-3:00pm.

Whew! Have a great weekend in McCall y’all!

MORE FUN IN THE LAKE AND SUN!

1. Get out on beautiful Payette Lake! Rent boats and SUPS from @MileHighMarina and rent SUPS and kayaks from Backwoods Adventures at North Beach. Or cruise the lake in style aboard “The Idaho” with McCall Lake Cruises. Their office is located at the entrance of the Yacht Club. Call (208) 634-5253 for their summer cruise schedule.
2. Jug Mountain Ranch is open for golf, dining, hiking and mountain bike riding! Call them for more details at (208) 634-5072. The McCall Golf Course is open for play and dining as well! Call them at (208) 634-7200 for tee times and dining hours.
3. For the active souls, hiking and biking is outstanding right now. Bear Basin, Ponderosa State Park, Jug Mountain Ranch, Brundage Mountain, Goose Creek Falls, Boulder/Louie Lake, and too many other locales to mention. Make sure to pick up your maps at the McCall Chamber Office.

4. Live Music: Typically at Crusty’s Pizza McCall, The Anchor, Broken Horn Brewing Company, The Yacht Club and Foresters. Check out their Facebook pages for times and dates.
5. Eats & Drinks: So many wonderful places to wine and dine in McCall. My go-to faves are Rupert’s Restaurant, The Sushi Bar McCall, Bistro 45, The Salmon River Brewery, Steamers Steak & Seafood Restaurant, Shore Lodge – McCall, Idaho, Ruby’s Kitchen, McCall Brewing Company, 2 Sisters Country Store in Lake Fork, the new Café 6Three4, and of course Stacey Cakes!
6. Wine & Beer: Bistro 45 has a great “wine wall” and perfect courtyard to sip and savor or play a game or two of bocce ball, but also try Mountain Java for their cool wine collection and adorable outdoor wine bar.
7. Rent a bike at Gravity Sports, Hometown Sports, or try the zippy electric bicycles at Apex – electric bike rentals and sales in the Alpine Village McCall condo Complex.
8. Visit MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter and adopt a Furrever Friend! It’s kitten season!
9. Did someone say “shopping”? There are so many fun shops in and around McCall. My faves? Razzle Dazzle, McCall Jewelry Company, Mountain Monkey Business, Gravity Sports, Hometown Sports!

Julie Conrad is an Idaho Native who spent much of her early life in McCall at her family’s cabin, and now calls McCall her full-time home. In 2012 Conrad created McCall Marketing Solutions because she enjoys promoting local small businesses and events. Among other volunteering endeavors, Conrad is a member of the MCPAWS and Kit Worthington Foundation for the Arts boards.

[Cover photo of wooden boats in front of Shore Lodge by Julie Conrad.]

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