Annual Artist Showcase
Held the third weekend in April at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. Presented by Coeur d' Alene Art Association, CDA Fine art show and sale that highlights original art by more than 40 local artists in many mediums, styles and prices to fit any budget. Also professionally juried selection, demonstrations, raffle painting, reception, Bargain Corner. 208.755.5314, www.coeurdaleneartassoc.org
Coeur d'Alene Marathon/Half-Marathon
Held at the end of May in Coeur d'Alene. The great course begins and ends at the North Idaho College campus, located at the mouth of the Spokane River.
The course loops through beautiful neighborhoods and turns onto the North Idaho Centennial Trail, which follows th shoreline of the pristine Lake Coeur d'Alene. www.CDAMarathon.com
Held in mid-June in Coeur d'Alene. The Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association presents
their annual Car d'Alene Classic Car Show. Activities include a Friday night car
cruise, Saturday Car Show and Shine, Saturday night street dance and collector car
auction. A classic car weekend for models '77 and older. 208.667.4040.
Held in late June in Coeur d'Alene.
One of the toughest events in the world of sports, more than 2,000 athletes will compete in the Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene Triathlon.
A 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 2,602 mile run in succession. Athletes begin their day at 7:00 a.m. and have until midnight to complete the course. 208.664.3194, 877.782.9232, www.Ironmancda.com
Fourth of July Celebration
Held July 4th in Coeur d'Alene. Celebration includes a grand parade down Sherman
Avenue, boat parade, live music, food vendors, children's activities and a spectacular
fireworks display over Lake Coeur d'Alene. 877.782.9232, www.CoeurDAlene.org
River City Rod Run
Held in early July at the Greyhound Park and Events Center in Post Falls. A three-day celebration of over 900 hot rods, featuring a spectacular fireworks show, vendor alley, Miss Hot Rod contest, burn outs, show and shine, kids games, Sunday demolition derby and performaces by top recording artists. 208.777.1712, www.HotRodCafe.com
Held in early August in Coeur d'Alene. The Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association presents this annual
three-day event featuring some of the finest arts and crafts in the region along with food
and entertainment to make it one of the biggest events of the summer in Coeur d'Alene. 208.667.4040, www.CDADowntown.com
Art on the
Held in early August in Coeur d'Alene. A three-day celebration of the arts on the North Idaho College campus,
complete with hundreds of booths, children's hands-on projects, famous ears of corn, and "clothes line" art collections by local artists. August 2-4 at North Idaho
College. 208.667.9346, www.CDADowntown.com
Taste of the
Held in early August in Coeur d'Alene. The art of good eating starts with gastronomic pleasures to
tantalize taste buds at 25 food booths. However, the festival doesn't stop at an
outstanding selection of cuisine. Meet more than 50 artists from Idaho, Washington,
Oregon, California, Montana, Arizona, and British Columbia who will be in part showcasing
a diversified and awesome display of collectible art. Enjoy the rhythmic sounds of
professional music groups with a variety of Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland, and Blues music
monitored by B.C. West Sounds, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola and Local 105 of the American
Federation of Musicians. No admission fee - Just come and enjoy! 208.664.4808, www.CDADowntown.com
Wooden Boat Festival
Held in mid-August in Coeur d'Alene. The Annual Wooden Boat Festival promises a spotlight on wooden boats with over 80 exhibitors expected. Three fun-filled days of activities including a display of woodie cars, vintage hydroplanes, sandcastle demonstration and contest, model boat display, Art by the Lake, food vendors, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display! 877.782.9232, www.CoeurDAlene.org
Held in early September in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls. Sunrise launches, night glow extravaganza, vendors, live
entertainment, antique and classic car show, motorcycle rally, children's activities,
prizes and more. At multiple locations in the Coeur d'Alene area
including the Greyhound Park and Events Center. 877.782.9232, www.CDABalloonFest.com.
North Idaho Fair & Rodeo
Annual Holiday Light Show Parade
Held the Friday after Thanksgiving in Coeur d'Alene. This wonderful parade is a great way to start off the holiday season!
The parade starts at 5:00 p.m. at 8th and Sherman Ave, downtown Coeur d'Alene. 208.667.5986, www.CDADowntown.com
November & December
Journey to the North Pole Cruises
Held in Coeur d'Alene. Visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus on the far shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene where at "The North Pole" a magical toyland, with a variety of holiday themes, many with animated features, will suddenly appear out of the darkness. We had added an exciting new attraction this year, our Victorian Village is adorned with over 5,000 lights! You will view the show aboard one of the fabulous cruise boats of The Lake Coeur d'Alene Fun Fleet. Board at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Free to the public. 800.684.0513, ext. 7811, 208.664.7280.
Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show
Held in Coeur d'Alene. More than a million lights sparkle across Lake Coeur d'Alene at the largest on the water resort holiday light show in America! Features over 225 holiday displays ringing the boardwalk at the resort, plus a memorable "Journey to The North Pole" to visit Santa himself!
Just come to downtown Coeur d'Alene at the Resort and enjoy the show! The Coeur d'Alene Resort Boardwalk. Free to the public. 800.688.5253.