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Coeur d'Alene & Post Falls, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene (pronounced core-da-lane) is a lakefront resort community in one of the prettiest settings in the West.  Located in North Idaho, the region is defined by blue skies, sparkling water and pine-forested mountains. With natural beauty and upscale appeal, Coeur d'Alene draws visitors from all over the world.  They find a place of intriguing contrasts: Five-star amenities in a rugged setting, quiet getaways and exciting attractions, four-season beauty and recreation, and a number of interesting things to do. Founded by fur trappers on the north shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, the community was built around a U.S. Army Fort, and later came to rely on mining and timber.  Most recently, Coeur d'Alene gained a reputation as a world travel destination after the five-star Coeur d'Alene Resort opened in 1986.

Post Falls has everything to make your visit or vacation one to remember.

Surrounded by beautiful mountains and located in the heart of North
Idaho's recreational hotspots, Post Falls offers premier lodging and
fine dining in a peaceful and serene setting. Post Falls is an authentic
North Idaho town with breathtaking natural beauty, rich history, and
truly great recreation – making it one of Northern Idaho's best kept secrets.

Coeur d'Alene Web site: www.CoeurDAlene.org

Post Falls Web site: www.VisitPostFalls.org

Major Events and Festivals

April

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

May

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

June

Car d'Lane

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.

Ironman

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

July

First Bank 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

August

Downtown Street Fair

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 Green

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 Coeur d'Alenes

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

September

Lake Coeur d'Alene Balloonfest

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

208.765.4969, www.NorthIdahoFair.com

November

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attractions

Art Galleries

Coeur d'Alene Casino

Open 24-hours, 7 days a week. Over 1000 Vegas-style machines, off-track betting, and $30,000 Bingo sessions. World class entertainment including championship boxing and live concerts. Free shuttle bus service. Located 30 minutes south of Coeur d'Alene on Hwy. 95. 800.523.2464, www.CDACasino.com

Museum of North Idaho

Discover the fascinating history of the Coeur d'Alene region. Exhibits explore steamboats, railroads, communities, recreation, forest service and Coeur d'Alene Indians. 208.664.3448, www.MuseumNI.org

Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach

Located north of Coeur d'Alene. The Northwest's Largest Theme Park featuring Tremors, a 60 mile per hour, heart-in-your-throat, screaming underground roller coaster, plus it's equally twisted cousins Timber Terror and the Corkscrew. Ride a vintage steam train, challenge a gigantic wave pool and monster waterslides or enjoy dazzling live entertainment. Over 60 rides, shows, and attractions. www.SilverwoodThemePark.com

Wild Waters Water Park

Located in Coeur d'Alene. North Idaho's premiere waterslide theme park! We have something for everyone, 14 waterslides, water tube ride, two pools, two giant hot tubs, snack bar, arcades, large covered pavilion, beautiful grassy picnic area and a special section for toddlers to age 12. The park is also available for rent to private group events large and small, offering great catered BBQ, sound system, and large stage area for your entertainment needs. Located in the heart of Coeur d'Alene at I-90 and I-95. 208.667.6491,
www.WildWatersWaterPark.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreation

Biking

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Hunting

River/White Water Rafting

Adventures with Western Waters

Come whitewater rafting or Rocky Mountain trout fishing on the scenic Clark Fork River. Our whitewater trips journey through dramatic canyons with big class III rapids, friendly for all ages and fresh grown produce is served on every trip hand picked every morning from our garden-May-Sept. Guided fly-fishing trips are on the lower Clark Fork and run April-Nov. The local river shop ran by local people. 877.822.8282, www.WesternWaters.com

ROW Adventures

A white water rafting or fly fishing adventure is waiting for you! ROW offers trips from one to six days for rafter's ages five and up. One-day trips within two hours of Coeur d'Alene run from May to September on the Moyie, St. Joe and Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork. Superb guides, great rapids, no experience required. Float fishing and walk-n-wade fishing trips too. Same ownership for over 24 years. 800.451.6034, www.ROWAdventures.com

Wiley Waters

White water rafting excitement on the Clark Fork River through the Albertson Gorge. Great full-day trips for groups, family, and businesses of all sizes that are affordably priced. Offering rafting and kayaking trips on the Spokane River as well. 888.502.1900, www.RiverRafting.net

Skiing & Snowboarding

Water Sports