Lava Hot Springs Yearly Events

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

See a complete list of Lava Hot Spring area events 


Saturday, September 8, 2018, Noon-4pm

Dog*A*Pool*Ooza at Lava Hot Springs Olympic Swimming Pool

Open Swim for Dogs!

At Lava Hot Springs’ Swimming Complex

Veterans Appreciation Day

November 11

Veterans Appreciation Day at Lava Hot Springs Hot Pools

The World Famous Hot Pools -State Foundation would like to thank all those who have served our country for our freedom. Veterans - Come soak FREE all day 9am-11pm. 

Customer Appreciation Day

December 13, 2017

Lava wants to say a big thank you to their customers with free admission to the Lava Hot Springs Hot Pools all day, December 13, 2017.  Relax, get a bite to eat, or spend the night after your soak!

Snowman Games Endurance Swim & Toys For Tots

December 9, 2017

 6Snowman Games Endurance Swim in Lava Hot Springs Indoor Pool

The Lava Hot Springs Foundation is excited to ho-ho-host the…  SNOWMAN GAMES ENDURANCE SWIM at Lava Hot Springs’ Indoor Aquatic Center.  Think of this like a community fun run… but swimming!  Anyone can participate, but we recommend you possess the ability to swim strongly.   Events are The Mile (1650 yards, 33 laps or 66 pool lengths) and/or  3,000 yards (60 laps or 120 pool lengths).  Weather permitting, we will also hold a Snowman Building Competition and a ridiculous Winter Relay.   Event registration is $10 but FREE if you bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots (suggested value $10).

“Swim with Santa”  Noon-2pm, Indoor Aquatic Center, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.  Visit with Santa in the lobby!  Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the US Marine Corps Reserves’ Toy for Tots program and get free admission to the swimming pool (not valid at hot pools). 


Fire & Ice Winterfest Events


Fire & Ice Children's Water Carnival

Saturday February 3, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30pm

 Fire & Ice Water Carnival

A children’s Water Carnival will be held during Lava Hot Springs Fire & Ice Winter Festival at the Lava Hot Springs’ Indoor Aquatic Center.  Admission for all ages. There will be games, prizes, and water fun.  Events will be oriented towards a 12 and under crowd but all ages are welcome.  Events include floatie relays, wall climb races, diving contests, and a splash event. 

Fire & Ice Winterfest Open Swim Hours:

Friday February 2: Open swim will be from 12pm-8pm  

Saturday Februar 3: Open swim will be from 2pm-8pm. 

Kids Tri Lava Triathlon in May 



The Lava Hot Springs Foundation is excited to host Kids Tri Lava--a three part race for kids 17 years and younger. Kids Tri Lava is a three part event:  swim, bike, run. Youth, ages 5 to 17, who want to be sporty and have fun.

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