Surrounded by the beautiful and scenic Selkirk Mountain Range in the heart of northeast Washington, we welcome guests with a smile and our signature brand of Kalispel Hospitality.

Whether you visit the Pend Oreille River area regularly, or this is your first time here, we know you’ll enjoy all the beauty our community has to offer. From recreation and exciting gaming entertainment, to county fairs and community celebrations, we’re glad you’re here and we hope you stay a while!


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Aug 23 & 24

Celebrate MUSIC, ART & FOOD in the Pend Oreille River Valley

The mountains and music are calling! Join us for the Qlispé River Festival in the Pend Oreille River Valley at Kalispel Park in Cusick, Washington, August 23rd and 24th, 2019. This premier event is a two-day celebration of music, arts, food, demonstrations and workshops set at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains.

Kick back and relax in your favorite lawn chair or blanket, or dance to your heart’s content, listening to a diverse musical lineup featuring local and regional bands, soloists and singer-songwriters. Genres include funk, blues-rock, folk, Native American drumming and more.


Shop for one-of-a-kind art and hand-crafted pieces created by talented Northwest artists and artisans including acrylics, oils, watercolors, fabric, wood and metal. And if you’re looking to enhance your own creativity, participate in one of our live demonstrations and workshops.

The festival will open to the public at 11 am each day. Musicians will perform throughout the afternoon and evening. Bring your instrument(s) for the Pack Rat River Jam on Saturday night after the show! The street fair and performance stage will be closed each night after the last performance.

The show is a GO, rain or shine.

A beer garden will be on the grounds for your enjoyment.


Two-day tickets in advance only at EventBrite $15.00Single-day tickets at the gate $10.00 per dayChildren 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult

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Staying overnight?

Camping is available next door at Kalispel RV Resort located at 418452 Hwy 20, Cusick, WA 99119. For more information visit and call 509.447.7144 to make reservations.

Questions about the festival? Email River Valley Lifestyle at

This is an all-ages, drug- and cannabis-free event. No pets. Service animals welcome.

Open Air Market

Wednesdays 10am - 2pm | June through September outside Kalispel Market

Enjoy this open-air market featuring an ever-changing lineup of seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, and specialty foods, along with artisan vendors, who are local to the Pend Oreille River Valley. Enjoy browsing and shopping in a family-friendly environment each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm, June through September. The market is located along the walkway between Kalispel Market and Kalispel Casino in Cusick, Washington.