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NIFamily.com is the companion website to the North Idaho Family Magazine.

The Magazine, the North Idaho Charitable Events (N.I.C.E.) Calendar, and the comprehensive Services Directory are three tools used by the North Idaho Family Group, Inc. (an Idaho nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation) to promote a mission of “healthy families and lifelong learning” in the communities of North Idaho. Visit NIFG.org for more information.

The N.I.C.E. Calendar

For easy event-planning, the calendar below displays BENEFITS & FUNDRAISING EVENTS only.

View the full calendar with other family-friendly events.

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery Fundraiser at Triple Play @ Triple Play Family Fun Park
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, March 30th from 6pm to 9pm as we raise money for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

For only $16 you’ll get unlimited access to all of our Triple Play Attractions PLUS access to Raptor Reef Indoor Waterpark!

For every ticket sold Triple Play will donate 50% to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Don’t miss a great night of fun for a great cause at Triple Play Family Fun Park. Where Fun is Always in Season.

7th Annual Cowboy Ball @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

2018 Cowboy Ball: Back and Bigger Than Ever!

Expect many changes to the Cowboy Ball. The 2018 committee is shaking it up and you’re going to LOVE it!

Join us for a night of fun for a great cause. You won’t want to miss the line up of talent at the 2018 Cowboy Ball! Bill Bozly will open the night with his acoustic talent. Dinner, live auction and a party with Jacque Jolene and the Last Chance Band!

Dinner will be catered by Classic Foods Catering, offering a full roasted pig, roasted chicken, two home-made sides and a salad.

5:30-6:30 pm – Social, Silent Auction and Live Acoustic Music by Bill Bozly
6:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – Live Auction
8-11 pm – Jacque Jolene and the Last Chance Band!
Food, Beer & Wine Available • Must be 21

For information on how to reserve your table please contact us at 208.765.4969

To make an auction donation, please email:
fair@northidahostatefair.com or call 208-765-4969

2018 Bike Season Kickoff Party! @ Coeur d'Alene Bike Co.
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s that time of year again – Let’s celebrate the start to another great riding season and get together to raise a toast to the CDA cycling community.

You know the drill: we’ve got the venue and the schwag, and you bring the stoke!

We’re still providing the beer, but this year we’re collecting donations to benefit our local trail systems. $10 will get you your fill of suds, plus that warm and fuzzy feeling of giving back to your community.

Friday, April 6th, 6:00 pm @ Coeur d’Alene Bike Co. and Post Ride Bar!

We’ll see you in the parking lot!

8th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness in North Idaho @ McEuen Park
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Sweethearts’ Ball 2018 @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

For the 6th year in a row Coeur d’Alene will host the Sweethearts’ Ball, which celebrates the lives of children in the greater northwest who battle cancer related illnesses. Every spring we bring together some of Coeur d’Alene and our surrounding areas most generous benefactors to share a night full of love, compassion and excitement while bringing together our community. Over the last 5 years the Sweethearts’ Ball has been able to contribute over $200,000 and has helped send hundreds of children to Camp Journey free of cost to them and their families. With the support and kindness of the whole community Camp Journey can continue to bring such special kids, the most amazing week of their lives!

Cd’A Chamber Aw$um Auction @ Coeur d'Alene Casino
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Coeur d’Alene Casino – Starts at 5:00 PM
Reserve Your Room Now!
Limited tickets available – Reserve yours today!
Tickets: $65 per person or $480 per table of 8 (a $40 savings!)
A party weekend for a cause! Let’s Celebrate!

The Commodores are actively seeking donation items.


2018 Spring Dash – United Way of North Idaho @ McEuen Park
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 36th Annual Spring Dash is a qualifier for Bloomsday and is a beautiful 5 mile run through Sanders Beach and along Lake Coeur d’Alene Drive. The start and finish will again be in McEuen Park, where the Tot Trot will kick things off for kids 10 and under.

Registration Now Open!

2018 OoozaPaloooza Food Truck Festival @ City Park - Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The 2018 Ooozapaloooza Food Truck Festival is scheduled and the planning has begun. Mark your calendars now and check back often to see what we have planned for an even bigger and better year!

We are excited to announce the Food Trucks participating this year!!!

Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese
Mixed Plate Food Truck
Jamaican Jerk Pan
Toby’s BBQ
Left Coast Fusion
3 Ninjas
Black Fire Kettle Corn
Tacos Camargo
Kona Ice
Mangia Catering

Our beer garden will be provided by GSFTA Gives Back and all proceeds will go to local veterans in need. To learn more about GSFTA Gives Back please visit www.gsftagivesback.org

2018 Dancing with Celebrities @ Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! Dancing with Celebrities returns for Season 3 and will feature an exciting cast of local luminaries stepping outside their comfort zones to perform. The event is sure to again be a sell out so stay tuned for the announcement of the who’s who of the community who are chosen to participate and information on reserving tickets and hotel special pricing!

Veterans Stand Down @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is a one day event is held annually and is open to all veterans and their families. It also provides services for homeless and disadvantaged veterans in North Idaho. Donations are used for planning the event and to assist veterans in need throughout the year.

Glassybaby for Idaho Youth Ranch @ Coeur d'Alene Cellars Winery
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a pre-Wine, Women and Shoes event!
Glassybaby road show, benefiting IYR.
Secure your tickets for our 6th annual event on July 5th.
Enjoy the patio, sip on some yummy CDA Cellars wine and help get Wine, Women & Shoes 2018 off to a great start!

Run For #271 5K – All ages/Kids obstacle course 2-12 years old @ McEuen Park
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Run For #271 is an awesome event for the whole community!! It includes a fun 5K (all ages), kids obstacle course run, HUGE raffle, bounce houses, face painting, food, fun, and more. 100% of the proceeds from this event go to the 11 elementary schools in School District #271. Last year we were able to give the schools nearly $25,000 thanks to your help! Check out our website at www.RunFor271.org

Family Day in the Park & Fancy Flea Market @ Coeur d'Alene City Park
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date for this exciting Collaborative Event!

The North Idaho Family Group (NIFG) is an Idaho 501(c)3 non profit. It is a membership and program driven group whose mission is Healthy Families and Life Long Learning. NIFG is a backbone organization that will produce the annual Family Day in the Parks event in the spirit of the former collaborative, nonprofit based, Kids Day in the Park with a greatly expanded venue, schedule of events, audience and opportunities.

The event will give families a last day of school activity that is free to the public and lasts until after dark.

Cultural Activities
Carousel, Museum, Skate Park

The event will start at noon and run until dark.

Cindy’s Ride Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS @ The Snake Pit in Enaville
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Welcome to our 5th annual Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS! Our one day cycling event includes participant support from start to finish, with crewed stops, volunteers and a safety team. The ride takes place in the spectacular historic, scenic Silver Valley and will be raising funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease.

We encourage our friends living with ALS and their caregivers to join the event. The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is open to those with mobility disabilities–thus, wheelchairs, manual assistance devices and mobility scooters are permitted for use on all areas available to pedestrian traffic on the Trail.

Wine, Women & Shoes Coeur d’Alene @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our 2018 event date is set: Thursday, July 5th!
VIP Reserved Tables of 8: $1200
VIP Ticket: $150
Event Ticket: $100

Open Event Seating : Reserved VIP Seating

St Vinny’s Party in the Park @ McEuen Park
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Party in the Park 2018 is set for Friday, July 20, 2018
Food! Music! AND Kid Zone!!!!
Fun for the whole family!

St Vinny’d DIY Block Party @ St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how to re purpose old tires, an old door, or that box of door knobs you have in your garage? This event is for you!!!

Crafts! Pop Up Market and Food Trucks!!!!

St Vincent de Paul North Idaho is bringing in 2 experts that will take items out of St Vinny’s thrift stores and re purpose them right in front of you. HGTV and Better Homes and Gardens Contributor and KXLY’s very own Mark Peterson will be “hands on” transforming the old into something new!!!

The Block Party will also have a Pop Up Market with people showing their own re purposing talents. And if you get hungry there will be food trucks too!!!!

2018 Night Under the Stars @ Elk Point Venue
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
10th Chicks n Chaps at the Gem State Stampede @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A women-only rodeo clinic and fundraiser benefiting the Kootenai Health Foundation Cancer Patient Support Fund and the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation

2018 Teeing Off for Kids Golf Tournament @ The Club at Rock Creek
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join UPS to support United Way of North Idaho’s Early Childhood Education initiatives. Registration will begin shortly at http://www.unitedwayofnorthidaho.org/golf

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nice250The North Idaho Charitable Events (NICE) Calendar is a comprehensive listing featuring events and fundraising activities from area nonprofit agencies. Created in 2008, it’s your go-to source for promoting and planning fundraisers and all other events.

POST your events here as soon as your dates are confirmed.
USE it to plan your event, avoid duplication and get better attendance.