Local Events


The Well-Read Moose Book Club at the Well-Read Moose Book Store, Thurs. January 3, 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Details: This book club meets on the first Thursday of every month. New members are welcome. To see the book selection for each month, visit www.wellreadmoose.com.


Live Entertainment at Beverly’s Restaurant in the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Fri. February 1 to Sat. February 2, 8:00pm – 12:00am. Details: Live Entertainment at Beverly’s Restaurant combines spectacular lake views with distinctive drinks, appetizers and the mellow music of jazz guitarist, Robert Vaughn. It’s an ideal location for a relaxing evening.

Family Promise of North Idaho’s 12th Annual NW Fest and Salmon Feast at Coeur d’Alene Eagle’s Lodge, February 9, 2019, 5:30pm – 11:00pm. Details: The ticket bought will provide you with a dinner catered by Greenbriar Inn, a silent auction, a live auction, music, dancing and the opportunity to help and give hope to homeless children and their families. Price: $50.00. Register at www.familypromiseni.org.


5th Annual Soup & Chili Cook-Off and Auction at Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, Sat. March 2, 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Details: Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy’s annual fundraiser, celebrating the 20th Anniversary. Participants will showcase their best soup and/or chili, while spectators have the opportunity to sample. Proceeds from the event benefit the school directly. To participate by bringing a soup or chili, register at goo.gl/forms/Ck8ZJ9mc93dSjYda2.

2019 Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, March 29 – 31. Events, times, bands, and prices can be found at: www.cdaresort.com/play/events/blues-festival. Details: Features the best talent from local, regional, and national blues artists.


2nd Friday ArtWalk, starting April 12 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Locations and featured galleries schedule: www.coeurdalene.org/cda-events/artwalk. Details: Every second Friday of the month, starting April 12th and ending December 13th, stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy local and nationally acclaimed artists. A family-friendly event. Price: Free.

Food and Wine Festival, Fri. April 12th through Sun. April 14th. Multiple events, locations, and prices listed at www.cdaresort.com/play/events/food_wine_festival. Details: Features delicious eats and exquisite wines from the best of Walla Walla Winemakers & Pacific Northwest Wineries. Three days of wine tasting seminars, luncheons with hand-selected wine pairings, award-winning chef dinners and more.

Wine Extravaganza Cruises with Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises, Fri. April 12th. 5:00pm cruise (4:30pm boarding) or 7:30pm cruise (7:00 PM boarding). Details: Start the 2nd Annual Food & Wine Festival enjoying sample wine pairings with light appetizers as you cruise Lake Coeur d’Alene. The menu offers select food dishes to enjoy. Must be 21+ years of age. Price: All tickets are $51.50.

13th Annual Scotch Open Golf Package at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, Sat. April 13th at 11:00am (Shotgun Start). Details: Scottish Bagpipers will fill the air with ancient highland hymns. Enjoy a spirited day of golf while sampling the unique and delicate flavors of select fine scotch whiskey featured throughout the golf course during the round. Win prizes and more. Price: Starting at $143 per player (resort accommodations included).

Dockside Restaurant Easter Brunch in the Coeur d’Alene Resort, April 21 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Details: Dockside’s Easter Brunch will feature a champagne bar, a special menu just for the brunch, and breathtaking lake views. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Prices: Adults $42.95, Seniors (55+) $37.95, Kids 5 – 12 $19.95, Kids under 4 eat free. Plan with reservations.

Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise with Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises, Sun. April 21 at 12:00pm (11:30am boarding). Details: Enjoy an Easter brunch with scenic views of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The Easter Bunny is sure to make a visit. Enjoy a full spread of prepared dishes on the select menu on this 90-minute cruise. Prices: Adults $50.75, Seniors (55+ yrs.) $46.75, Children (6 – 12 yrs.) $30.75, Children (5 yrs. & under) Free.

2019 Spring Dash, Sat. April 27 @ 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Details: Spring Dash is a five-mile run through Sander’s Beach and down Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, then back to McEuen Park. Spring Dash includes an untimed Tot Trot for kids under 10 and is a qualifier for Spokane’s Bloomsday’s Second Seeding. Prices: $25 for Spring Dash, $8 for Spring Dash Tot Trot (Prices increase after April 13, 2019 at 8:59pm PDT).

Ooozapaloooza Food Truck Festival at Coeur d’Alene City Park & Beach, Sat. April 27 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Details: Enjoy an array of food trucks from the Greater Spokane Food Truck Association and a beer garden. Price: Free entry.


Wednesday Farmers’ Market, Wed. May 1 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Details: The Kootenai County Farmers’ Market has been providing the communities of North Idaho with fresh, locally-grown produce for decades. Running from May through October, the markets specialize in vegetable, flower, and native plants and an ever changing array of local food products (meats, cheeses, bread, honey, and jams) all season long. Listen to the live music and peruse the more than 100 producers and artisans who make up the two markets. Location: Fifth St. & Sherman Ave, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Price: Free entry.

Annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Package at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, Sat. May 4th at 1:30pm (Shotgun Start). Details: Top Shelf Tequila sample tasting will be featured on select hole teeing grounds throughout the course. Complimentary Mexican fare and special pricing on Mexican Beers and cocktails will also be offered. Price: Starting at $189 per player (with resort accommodations).

2019 Clambake on the Lake at the Hagadone Event Center, Sun. May 26 at 5:00pm. Details: Enjoy a gourmet all-you-can-eat seafood buffet while overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene. Live music, a no-host bar, and dessert buffet. Price: Adult $79.00, Child (ages 10 to 14) $30.00, Children 9 & under are free.

Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Sun. May 26 (races start from 5:30am to 7:30am). The Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k run offers one of the most spectacular events in the country. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho welcomes visitors to one of the most breathtaking races in North America. The 2019 event will offer a brand new course, new 10k distance, and many more exciting changes. Prices can be found at nsplit.com/cdamarathon.


29th Anniversary Car d’Alene, Fri. June 14th through Sun. June 16th. Details: Hosting vehicles from 1980 and older, classic cars from throughout the Northwest will take over Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Friday evening is a parade of classics with the cars cruising by, shooting flames, and sounding their horns. The rest of the event is all for viewing and appreciating the cars and meeting the owners. Street food vendors available. Price: Free for everyone.

2019 Half-IRONMAN Triathlon, Sun. June 30. Details: The popular Ironman 70.3 triathlon competition takes place throughout the Coeur d’Alene area. Community volunteers and spectators are drawn to the course streets to help and cheer on the athletes. The 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene will offer 40 qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France. Prices, registration, and more information can be found at www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3.


Steaks N Sparklers, Thurs. July 4. Details: Celebrate the 4th of July (and have a front-row seat to the best fireworks show in the Northwest) at Steaks N Sparklers and our VIP Terrace Event! This family-friendly event features delicious all-American cuisine, live music, lawn games, and of course fireworks.

Downtown Brewfest in downtown McEuen Park, July 6. Details: Quench your thirst with a variety of craft beers, and find your new favorite beer or cider, sample tasty food offerings, and enjoy live music.

Race the River 2019, July 28 from 5:00 am – 12:00 pm. Details: Coeur d’Alene’s Premier Sprint Triathlon offers an unmatched setting, amenities and commitment to an active lifestyle. Awards and food available. Prices: Registration fee starts at $55.00.


2019 Taste of CDA | Downtown Street Fair | Art on the Green at North Idaho College campus, Fri. Aug. 2nd (noon – 9:00pm), Sat. Aug. 3rd (10:00am – 9:00pm), and Sun. Aug. 4th (10:00am – 5:00pm). Details: The best arts & crafts weekend in the Northwest with over 250 vendors. A true Street Fair with food, fine art, crafts, clothing, free entertainment, and much, much more! Check out local artists’ creations, then head to the food tents to satisfy your hunger. Beer garden available to those 21 and older. Price: free admission.

The 2019 Coeur d’Alene Triathlon, Sat. August 10, Details: Features the Olympic Triathlon, Scenic Sprint, and Duathlon. For men and women ages 14 to 99. Prices: Registration fees can be found at raceroster.com/events/2019/19165/coeurd-alene-triathlon.


2019 Labor Day Luau on the Lake, Sun. September 1. Details: Make the most out of the last days of summer with traditional Luau cuisine, entertainment, tropical drinks and lake views. Come dressed in your best Luau attire for a chance at some best-dressed prizes, play Luau games, and much more!

2019 Oktoberfest & Coeur d’Fondo Cycling Races, September 20 – 21, Fri. & Sat. Details: Live bands and multiple beer gardens pouring more than 30 beers and ciders. Sip, listen and watch the Fondo bike races! Make sure to dress up in your lederhosen or dirndl to get into the Oktoberfest spirit!


13th Annual GolftoberFest Package at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, Sat. October 12th at 11:00am (Shotgun Start). Details: Taste the flavors of unique harvest crafted seasonal micro-beers and ales throughout the golf course with complimentary Bavarian-style Bratwurst, Sausages and Hotdogs grilled to perfection and served all day. The package also includes a special souvenir gift. Price: Starting at $143 per player (resort accommodations included with price).

2019 Monster’s Ball Halloween Party in The Resort Plaza Shops, Sat. October 26. Details: Grab your friends, show us your best Halloween costume, and get ready for a festive night of drinks, dancing, and games. Dress to impress for the competitive costume contest and document the night in the photo booth.


Thanksgiving Day Feast at Dockside Restaurant, Thurs. November 28. Details: Dockside Restaurant offers a grand Thanksgiving buffet with all the classics. Fill your plate high with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and more, then dine with beautiful lake views. For reservations, call 855-379-5478.

2019 Tree Lighting Ceremony, Fri. November 29 in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Details: Attend the annual Lighting Ceremony Parade, then watch as we flip the switch on one of the most impressive lighting displays in the country. Fireworks are also lit off. Make sure to bundle up! Price: No fee.

2019 Holiday Light Show, Fri. November 29 in downtown Coeur d’Alene and the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Details: Over 1.5 million twinkling lights will illuminate Lake Coeur d’Alene. Take a lake cruise and Journey to the North Pole where Santa reads every child’s name from his Nice List, listen to carolers in The Resort lobby, and story time with elves.


Christmas Day at The Coeur d’Alene, Wed. December 25 at Beverly’s and Dockside Restaurants. Details: Beverly’s and Dockside Restaurants at The Coeur d’Alene Resort offer special Christmas Day menus. Enjoy entrees and desserts while spending time with family and friends. For reservations, call: 855-379-5478.

2019 New Year’s Eve Party at The Coeur d’Alene, Tues. December 31. Details: Ring in the New Year on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. A chef-prepared buffet, champagne toast, and two fireworks shows are just a few of the highlights at this annual party. There is also a “best-dressed” contest with special prizes.