Lava Hot Springs Yearly Events

The Lava Hot Springs Foundation hosts several events each year.  Events dates and times are subject to change.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

Open Swim for Dogs!

$10/per dog at the gate.  Humans get in free, humans are not allowed in the pool. 

Lava Hot Springs Foundation invites dogs and dog-lovers to Lava Hot Springs! Our goal is to maximize the joy that (somehow) accompanies wet dog smell and a totally exhausted pooch at the end of the day!  Fun for the whole family!  Contests for chances to win cool prizes and watch your best friend swim.  Proceeds will go to a local non-profit organization.

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Lava Hot Springs Hot Potato Harverst event

Lava Hot Springs Hot Potato Harvest

Saturday, October 14, 2023

11am - 1pm (no open swim)

Bring your kids for Potato Games at the Lava Hot Springs Indoor Aquatic Center! 

  • Bob for Potatoes 11-under
  • Small Fry Race 5yr-under
  • Russet Race 11yr-6yr
  • Potato Toss 6-under
  • Heaviest Potato 11-under


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Veterans Appreciation Day at Lava Hot Springs

Veterans Appreciation Day

Saturday, November 11, 2023

The Lava Hot Springs Foundation would like to thank all those who have served our country for our freedom. Veterans get FREE admission all day on November 11th to the World Famous Hot Springs at 430 E. Main from 9:00am - 10:00pm. 

Customer Appreciation Day at Lava Hot Springs Hot Pools

Customer Appreciation Day

December 13, 2023 - Wednesday (The 2nd Wednesday every December)

9:00am - 10:00pm All Day

Lava Hot Springs Foundation wants to say a big thank you to their customers with free admission to the Lava Hot Springs Hot Pools all day. Relax, get a bite to eat, or spend the night after your soak! Visit our Gift Shop to see new merchandise for Christmas. 


Lava Hot Springs Foundation is proud to help with the Toys for Tots Drive

Toys For Tots & Swimming Event

December 9, 2023

Noon - 2:00pm

The Lava Hot Springs Foundation is proud to help with the Toys for Tots Drive every year!  We have 2 drop off locations to drop off New Unwrapped toys: World Famous Hot Springs 430 E. Main or Olympic Swimming Complex 195 N. Center! 

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the US Marine Corps Reserves’ Toy for Tots program (suggested value $5+) and get free admission to the Indoor Aquatic Center 195 N. Center, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho (valid on date only; NOT valid at Hot Pools). TOYS ONLY! *General admission fees apply if a toy is not donated. Questions? Call 208-251-5230.

Fire & Ice Children's Water Carnival

February 3, 2024 - 11am - 1:30pm

A children’s Water Carnival will be held during Lava Hot Springs Fire & Ice Winter Festival on Saturday at the Lava Hot Springs’ Indoor Aquatic Center.  Free Admission for all kids with paid adult admission.  Games will begin at 11:00am for prizes, and water fun.  Events include kickboard relays, wall climb races, diving contests, and a special Egg event. Events will be oriented towards a 12 and under crowd but all ages are welcome.  Download Children's Water Carnival flyer and schedule.

See Open Swim hours. Open swim on this day will be 2:00pm - 8:00pm.