Lapwai Days 2015

We are excited to announce Lapwai Days 2015 will be held on July 10th -12th this year.
Lapwai Days is an annual three-day community event that celebrates the Lapwai Valley’s community, history and culture and is held the 1st weekend after the 4th of July. It is a combined effort of the City of Lapwai, Nez Perce Tribe, and community that includes a number of family friendly events including: music performances, a Horseshoe Tournament, 3 on 3 Basketball tournament, 2-man golf scramble, family volleyball tournament, a Mayor’s cook-off, movies, parade, friendship powwow, fun run/walk, Indian stick games, kids events, community yard sale, food vendors, and artisans.
This will be our 5th year. You can find us on Facebook as “Lapwai Days” and “City of Lapwai.”


Tamkaliks Celebration

The 24th Annual Nez Perce Tamkaliks Celebration & Friendship Feast will be held July 17th – 19th, 2015 in Wallowa, Oregon.

The Tamkaliks Celebration (formerly Wallowa Band Descendants Friendship Feast & Pow Wow) is a celebration and recognition of the continuing Nez Perce presence in the Wallowa Valley. A standing committee of the WBNPTIC, Inc. oversees and organizes the Tamkaliks Celebration. The Tamkaliks Committee President is Brian Conner. He may be reached through the WBNPTIC, Inc. office.

Tamlaliks Dancers

The Tamkaliks story is best told in the words of one of the original organizers, Terry Crenshaw:

“In 1990 Taz Conner, a descendant of Old Chief Joseph, Tuekakas, was invited by the City of Wallowa to help them plan some kind of Native American festival in Wallowa. It was decided that a friendship feast and pow wow would be the most appropriate event. Since that time a group of ten to fifteen local volunteers have met, planned, and worked nearly year-round to conduct the event. During the pow wow and feast about forty to fifty local people and ten to twelve Native Americans help in putting it on.


Cross Fit Warrior Challenge

Presented by the City of Lapwai in conjunction with
Cross Fit Rove and Coca Cola


Where: Lapwai High School Football Field, Lapwai, ID

Time: 9am

Registration: Open to first 40 participants at 8am – 9am

Registration Fee: $20

Categories: Open to all categories; Free Kids Event

Prizes: $100 1st Place for Men & Women Categories

Proceeds will go to the Willow Center for Grieving Children.

Cross Fit Rove

City of Lapwai

3 on 3 Tournament

3on3 tournament



[] 9 & under


[] 10-12 years

[] High School  (Fall Freshman-Fall Senior)

[] Woman’s Open


[] 10-12 years

[] High School  (Fall Freshman-Fall Senior)

[] Men’s Open


Registration from 8am-9am on Saturday or preregistration with Shawn. Download Registration and rules Click Here
Entry Fee is $40.

Horseshoe Tournament

The 3rd Annual Lapwai Days Challenge Horseshoe Tournament

When: Saturday July 13th

Where: Lapwai City Park

Sign-in time: 8:00 am Teams will be drawn from those registered and brackets set morning of the tournament.

Fees: Coming soon

Prizes: $150 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, $50 for 3rd place, and $25 for 4th place. Trophies will also be given.

More Info: Contact City  Hall @ 20.843.2212 or Mark Wilson