News from the Chamber Office we have lots going on starting April 29th with the Annual Community Cleanup Day.  Don’t forget to stop by and get your bags for picking up trash at the City Park, we will be there from 7am-12pm. For those who will have cleaned up please enjoy us for a hotdog BBQ in the City Park starting at 11:30am. Let’s get together and make our community clean!

Friday May 5th, 2017 with the Annual Chamber Auction (We are SOLD out again this year).  Don’t forget it’s a 1950’s Sock Hop (Shake, Rattle & Roll), Shanna Schwartz will be there with her camera to happily take your picture! So please dress up for this fun and exciting night of amazing auction items/packages.

June comes around the corner with the Maniac Race “Best Dam Race in Idaho” June 10th, 2017. Don’t forget to get your family/team signed up today or stop by the Chamber Office at the Helgeson Hotel.  Audioburn the band will be there for live music and the Maniac Mascot for pictures.

That evening (June 10th) we host our very 1st Art Walk on our downtown sidewalks from 5-8pm, come out and see what our amazing artists & vendors have to offer. The Last Ride will also be playing a local blues band right here in Orofino. The Art Walk will continue from June- September the 2nd Saturday of every month. There is still time to sign up if you would like to set up a display and sell your items contact the chamber office at (208) 476-4335 or

July will be around before you know it and the chamber hosts the annual 4th of July Fireworks Show right along the banks of the Clearwater River in the Orofino City Park. Plan on a full day of excitement starting with the Farmers Market at 11am to Dancing in the Park with live music by Audioburn starting at 6pm & Rotary will have the annual BBQ.  Other food vendors are welcome (We have on Covered Cabana left for $200 & Food Truck Spaces for $100) please contact the chamber office if you are interested in being a food vendor at (208) 476-4335 or

August rolls around with the Annual Blues & Brews event (Friday August 4th, 2017) featuring Blues Band Phoenix 99.  This event is held at the Best Western Lodge at Rivers Edge Confluence Patio and only 100 Tickets to be sold ($15 per ticket and must be 21 +).  You can get tickets at LCCU or the Chamber Office in the Helgeson Hotel- they will go fast, so make sure you get them.

Our Newest/Exciting Chamber Event the Riverbank BBQ & Music Festival August 12th, 2017.

Get your Tickets NOW! This event will sell out FAST!

$40 per ticket All Day (not including small fees from Universal)

Plan for a whole day of live entertainment & BBQ with the gates opening at noon and live music starting at 2pm. Concert will take place in the OCI Logging Arena.

Here’s the Opening lineup, Coltrain, Fabulous King Pins, Jones & Fischer.  RaeLynn will open for Parmelee starting at 6:30pm.

There will be lots of food vendors local & regional, everything from:

  • BBQ
  • Mexican
  • Hotdogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Pizza
  • Ice Cream
  • Chamber Beer Garden

Tickets are limited so get them fast!

Country music fans voted Parmalee band’s single debut “Musta Had A Good Time,” #1 for 4 consecutive weeks on Sirius XM’s The Highway “Hot 30 LIVE” countdown and the song became a Top 40 hit on mainstream country radio. They also recently made history when its multi-week #1 smash “Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart.

Spotlighted on Pandora’s Artists to watch list for the New Year, RaeLynn is already proving that her highly anticipated release of single debut “Love Triangle” is hitting the Top 30 on country music singles chart. Her Gold-certified hit “God Made Girls” was nominated for a 2016 Radio Disney Music Award for Favorite Country Song and she received her first ever Academy of Country Music Award nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2016.

So come out and enjoy an amazing day and night of music & BBQ in Orofino Idaho nestled in the mountains of the Clearwater River.  Get your country on like no other!

As you can see we as the Orofino Chamber of Commerce are working hard to foster tourism in Orofino & the Clearwater Area.  Our goal is to bring outside money to our community to help our community grow.  Cheers and we are looking forward to an amazing spring and summer season here in our beautiful community we all call home!