Welcome to the McCall Winter Carnival, a celebration of all things winter! The McCall Winter Carnival was inspired by the Payette Lake Winter Games, first held in 1924 when a train from Boise brought 248 visitors to McCall, Idaho. The official McCall Winter Carnival started in the 1960s and over the years, the Carnival has grown into an iconic Idaho event bringing more than 60,000 people to McCall each year!
During Carnival, enjoy our famous snow sculptures, Torchlight and Mardi Gras Parades, live music, daily events spanning everything from comedy shows to art auctions, snow bike races to the Monster Dog Pull and much more.
We invite you to explore our schedule of events – and be sure to check back often as we will be adding new events each week!
View & Download the Official 2020 McCall Winter Carnival Guide
Future Carnival Dates:
2022: January 28, 2022 – February 6, 2022
2023: January 27, 2023 – February 5, 2023
2024: January 26, 2024 – February 4, 2024
2025: January 24, 2025 – February 2, 2025
2026: January 23, 2026 – February 1, 2026
Thank You All 2020 Sponsors:
Main Stage & Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Mardi Gras Parade
Grand Bingo Blackout
Party Bingo Blackout
Opening & Closing Ceremony
Beard & Leg Contest