Every year in during April, the whole town of Lewiston celebrates the Dogwood Festival. The festival is to celebrate spring and the coming summer, and coincides with the blooming of the many dogwood trees in town, hence the name. The festival includes numerous events that take place throughout the month, including car shows, fun runs, and beer and wine tastings. The climax of the event is on the last weekend in April when the whole town comes out for the Art Under the Elms fair that includes over 100 artists displaying and selling their work, family-friendly entertainment, live music, and carnival-style games for the kids.
The Mary McCrosky Sta
Mary McCrosky state park exemplifies all of the untamed beauty of the Western Idaho landscape. Most of the park's roads are unimproved and inaccessible to RVs and low-profile cars, but the experience is worth it for those who can make it. Take the 18-mile drive up the winding Skyline Drive for unspoiled views of the rolling Palouse Prairie and access to the network of trails with a total length of over 32 miles. This area is perfect for off-roading, horseback riding, and mountain biking. However, a special vehicle is not necessary to enjoy the many native wild flowers and sweeping vistas McCrosky has to offer.
The Clearwater River
Locals of Lewiston often take the trip out to the Clearwater River Casino. Located just east of Lewiston on the Nez Pierce Indian reservation the casino offers numerous gaming attractions, from penny slots to high stakes card games. Aside from the gaming, the casino also offers a resort lodge with a full service spa, perfect for celebrating a win or soothing a loss. There are various dining options at the casino, including the more upscale Qeqiit Bar and Grill, the Oasis Lounge with a sports-bar feel, and the family friendly Yaw win ma cafe featuring pizza and sandwiches.