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The 4th annual Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene in the CDA Resort Plaza Shops. As you stroll through the “streets” of New Orleans in this re-creation of the French Quarter, you’ll find samples of delicious New Orleans’-style fare from up to 10 local favorite restaurants who are competing in a lively cookoff for Chef’s choice and People’s choice awards. With fun street entertainment throughout there is so much to do.
In addition to the featured restaurants, you can enjoy stilt walkers, jugglers, fortune tellers, henna tatooists, body painters, artists in action, and live musicians. Enjoy a drink in Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, a re-creation of the oldest bar in the country. Sip on a Café Au Lait and savor delightful beignets in the re-creation of the historic Café Du Monde. And new this year is a performance by the drag queens Nova Kaine and Les Gurlz.
Find the baby in the King Cake and reign over the 2019 Mardi Gras, leading the traditional second line led by a live jazz trio. And as they say in New Orleans, “laissez les bon temps rouler” which means “let the good times roll”!
Tickets include a great evening of food, fun, and a souvenir shot glass. There are prizes for best costume and most spirited reveler. Costumes are encouraged but not required. The bar is no host, and revelers must be 21 and over.
The 2019 Soup & Chili Cook-off is Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy’s annual fundraiser, and this year Charter will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary. Participants will showcase their best soup and/or chili, while spectators have the opportunity to sample. To sign up to participate by bringing a soup or chili register here https://goo.gl/forms/Ck8ZJ9mc93dSjYda2. This year’s event will feature auction items, a game room for kids, musical performances from Charter’s outstanding groups, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the school directly!
Wine, Stein and Dine is a great annual event that includes tasting from over 85 vendors of microbrews and hard ciders from local breweries, wines from area wineries, with an array of foods from local restaurants, live music with Bill Bozly, wine tree raffle, photo booth and silent auction. Everyone receives a wine, or beer glass. This annual fundraiser of the Post Falls Education Foundation funds innovative classroom grants for Post Falls School District educators in grades K-12. Tickets available online at www.pfefwsd.org or these Post Falls locations:
Mt. West Bank, Super One, Yokes, Post Falls Brewing, Selkirk Abbey Brewing, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, Post Falls School Dist. Office, Washington Trust Bank, and Daft Badger Brewing in Coeur d’Alene. Your ticket is good for all beverages and food all evening.
For more information visit us on Facebook, or call 208-691-4675
Wine, Stein & Dine 2019 will be held on March 2nd, 2019. Mark Your Calendars!
For the 7th 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 in a fun and realistic way. Over the last 6 years, The Sweethearts’ Ball has been able to contribute over $250,000 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!
Join us for our annual Spring Benefit Dinner and Auction
Join the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation for a wonderful evening of fundraising, dancing, and great company.
Catering, auction items and band will be announced soon!
Proceeds benefit the North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation which provides for capital improvements at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds and educational opportunities by way of scholarships to area youth.
This is a tabled event that sells out quickly. To renew your table or join the waiting list, please call the Fairgrounds Office: 208-765-4969.
Art on the Green is a marketplace for fine arts, a performance space for a variety of talented performers and a gathering place for friends and families that is a highlight of summer in Coeur d’Alene. Over 160 artists and 500 volunteers come together to present Art on the Green for more than 25,000 people to enjoy. It is a great place to see and purchase fine art direct from the artists; paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, clothing, metal sculpture, glass art, handcrafted works in clay, wood, leather, fiber and more. Kids of all ages can create their own special art in our Children’s Art Garden. There are free performances on two stages all weekend long and our Beer & Wine Garden enjoys shaded seating at our North Stage. We invite you to join us for tasty food, cold beverages and festival treats while you enjoy this celebration of art, creativity and friendship at Art on the Green. Please see our website for entertainment and events calendars.
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