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Feb
9
Fri
The Chocolate Affair @ Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all chocolate lovers! Coeur d’Alene’s Premier Chocolate Tasting Event & Competition will be held Friday, February 9, from 5-8 pm. Kick off your weekend with your friends or Valentine by sampling delicious treats throughout Downtown Coeur d’Alene!

TICKETS COMING SOON

If you are interested in being a professional chocolatier please email info@cdadowntown.com.

Note: All samples must be enjoyed on site. To-go containers of any kind are prohibited.

Mar
17
Sat
Coeur d’Irish, a St. Patty’s Day Party! @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

The entire community is invited to attend Coeur d’Alene’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The 3rd annual event will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort on March 17th, beginning at 5:30p. Showcasing the energetic sounds of Irish musical performances and Irish delights of corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew and soda bread.

There will be Irish bagpipes, Irish dancers, Irish food, Irish whiskey and of course GREEN Beer. Music will be provided by The Rub.

Tickets are $40.00 per person.

All funds raised will support the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club’s community service grants and projects throughout Coeur d’Alene, along with the Club’s International service projects.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is offering exceptional room rates for the evening, contact their reservations specialist directly to reserve at 888.359.0235.

  • North Wing = $115.00
  • Park Tower = $135.00
  • Lake Tower = $165.00

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Laurie Thomas: 208.659.4629. Don’t delay, this will be a sold out event.

www.CoeurdAleneRotary.org

Mar
24
Sat
Easter for Kids @ Atlas Elementary School
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, March 24th, The Vine Church in Coeur d’Alene is inviting your children (ages 3-12) to a fun-filled day of Easter activities at “Easter for Kids.” 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Great crafts, exciting songs, creative learning activities, fun games, Easter video, the Easter story, and an Egg Hunt to follow! The event will be held at Atlas Elementary School, 3000 W Honeysuckle Ave in Hayden. There is no cost, but space is limited. Pre-register online at www.TheVineIdaho.org or by calling (208) 449-2080. Everyone is welcome!

Mar
31
Sat
Abi’s Ice Cream 2nd Anniversary @ Abi's Ice Cream
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Abi’s is turning 2 and you know we can’t let this anniversary slip by without a HUGE celebration! This party is our appreciation party to our loyal customers who have made Abi’s Ice Cream such a success!

50% Off EVERYTHING!
Balloons for the kids
New Flavors unveiled
New Dessert Treats to try

Please stop by and help us celebrate another fabulous year of craft made ice cream and treats!

Visit our website: http://www.abisicecream.com

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt @ Community United Methodist Church
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All ages of kids in the community are welcome to come hunt Easter Eggs in the dark. Bring a basket, a flashlight, and a friend! Lots of goodies for all.

Apr
12
Thu
National Grilled Cheese Day @ Meltz Extreme @ Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Ok Grilled Cheese fanatics! We will have great food, prizes and giveaways, and of course while supplies last, MELTZ MOB MEMBERSHIP CARDS! This is the 3rd year you have a chance to join the Meltz Mob and by now, you should know the rules!

1. You must physically come into the store to get your membership card on APRIL 12, 2018.
2. One per person (no we will not give you 5 for your friends who cannot make it!)
3. One per family since the discount will cover you family, your kids don’t need one.
4. The card gives you 15% your order for 1 year and expires 04/11/19.
5. Not valid with other offers.
6. If you break it or lose it, we cannot replace your card.
7. No you cannot call in your order ahead of time to skip the line! Everyone must come in and wait like the rest of our guests.
8. We have 400 membership cards and when they are gone, THAT’S IT! Please don’t call and cry that it’s not fair.
9. The line starts early so plan ahead, especially during the lunch and dinner rush.
10. Make sure you brag on social media to all of your friends that you received your membership card and they didn’t, but you will be glad to share your membership benefits with them if they are buying!

visit our website: http://www.meltzextreme.com

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

The 2018 Ooozapaloooza Food Truck Festival is almost here! Mark your calendars now and make sure you don’t miss this tasty event!

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
Crate
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
The Nutty Bavarian

Our beer garden will feature Wallace Brewing Beer and One Tree Cider, and will be provided by GSFTA Gives Back and proceeds will go to a variety of veteran groups including Newby-ginnings. To learn more about GSFTA Gives Back please visit www.gsftagivesback.org

Visit our website: http://www.ooozapaloooza.com

Sep
21
Fri
Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest @ Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

This two day bash will feature live bands, 30+ beers and ciders, three biergarten locations (two outdoors and one indoor) along with kegs scattered throughout downtown businesses. This fun filled weekend is complete with the Gran Fondo bike races on Saturday!

Friday, September 21: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 22: Noon – 9:00 pm

Bier Schmecken Halle
Plaza Shops (Check in & Ticket Sales Friday & Saturday)
210 Sherman Avenue

Prostgarten
Corner of 2nd & Sherman

Festzelt
Resort Lawn (SATURDAY ONLY)
115 S. 2nd Street

Ticket purchase is good on both Friday & Saturday at all Oktoberfest locations. Children and designated drivers entry is free when accompanied by ticket holder. Free root beer on Saturday for children 12 & under. Dress up in a lederhosen or dirndl and receive a free meal ticket for either Friday or Saturday!

Tickets will also be available at the door while supplies last. PROST!
**Must be 21+ to purchase ticket**

Sponsored By:
Centennial Distributing
Hayden Beverage Company
KPND Radio
The Coeur d’Alene Resort

Sep
22
Sat
2018 Octoberfest and Chili Cook-Off! Soup too! @ North Idaho Cider
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s that time again! Our 3rd annual North Idaho Cider Octoberfest and Chili-Cook off and we’ve got a soup category again this year too! Proceeds from the chili/soup cook off go to Kootenai Humane Society!
On site food for purchase from The Wurst Man In Town!
In addition to North Idaho Cider we’ll have a few,local beers on tap too!
PLUS, live music from 12-4 and then North Idaho Cider Oktoberfest with Royale from 4-7pm!

$25 entry fee for chili/soup cook-off off competitors. Top 3 spots win cash pus there is a Peoples Choice Award too! For competition info email info@northidahocider.com

Nov
17
Sat
Library Holiday Craft Fair @ Coeur d'Alene Library
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Take care of your holiday shopping and support the Coeur d’Alene Public Library at the annual Library Holiday Craft Fair. Features locally made handmade arts and craft. A portion of all sales benefit the Friends of the Library.

Nov
22
Thu
7th Annual Turkey Trot @ The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 7th Annual Turkey Trot is a great way to start your Thanksgiving Day! 1 Mile, 5k and 10k routes make this this perfect fun run for family, friends and even your furry friends. Start and finish at The Kroc Center with hot cider provided by Movita Health at the finish. All proceeds benefit the homeless in our area, facilitated by our friends at The Onesimus Project.

Nov
23
Fri
Festival of Trees Schedule of Events @ Coeur d'Alene Resort Convention Center
Nov 23 – Nov 26 all-day

Festival of Trees Schedule of Events

30th Annual Festival of Trees

The Kootenai Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees is north Idaho’s premier holiday event. A timeless and ageless tradition for everyone, this event will dazzle you with elaborately decorated Christmas trees and holiday displays.

Don’t miss this year’s 30th annual Festival of Trees; November 23-26, 2018. Tickets on sale now!

All events are held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Convention Center.

If you are interested in being involved in Festival of Trees for 2018 as a sponsor, designer, or volunteer, please contact Kali Singleton at (208) 625-4489 or ksingleton@kh.org

Festival of Trees 2018

Friday, November 23

Opening night Friday d’Lights, 5-8 p.m.

Christmas officially arrives in Coeur d’Alene the day after Thanksgiving. Join us as we ring in the 2018 holiday season with the first opportunity to view the Festival of Trees displays. Bring your family and friends to enjoy entertainment by local artists while viewing the magnificent displays.

  • Open to the public, donations accepted at the door
  • Food and beverages available for purchase

Saturday, November 24

Festival Brunch, 9-11 a.m.  | Buy Tickets Now

Socialize with your family and friends while enjoying a delightful brunch. A chance to view the trees and enjoy performances by local musicians and entertainers.

Advance tickets required, tickets on sale August 1st

Festival Gala, 5 p.m. to midnight | Buy Tickets Now

Join us for an elegant evening at the community’s only black-tie, charitable celebration! Walk the red carpet, partake in holiday spirits, and indulge in a delectable three-course meal while surrounded by the display of ornately- decorated Christmas trees. The fundraising begins with the silent auction and buy-it-now tree sales, or participate in the live tree sale auction followed by entertainment, dancing, and more.

Advance reservations required, tickets on sale August 1st

Sunday, November 25

Family Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for a great day to spend with the family! Enjoy viewing the tree displays, face-painting, crafts, photo with Santa, and holiday performances by local school groups.

  • Open to the public, donations accepted at the door
  • Food and beverages available for purchase

Children’s Workshop, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Visit with Santa
  • $1 per craft
  • $1 face painting

Monday, November 26

Luncheon Fashion Show, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets Now

Join your girlfriends, co-workers, moms, and daughters as your enjoy a festive and lavish ladies day out. Surrounded by the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this event is a great opportunity to view the holiday fashion trends while enjoying a meal. Approximately 15 local retailers will participate in the event showcasing their fashions on the runway with more than 120 different outfits.

Dinner Fashion Show, 5-8 p.m. | Buy Tickets Now

Join your girlfriends, co-workers, moms, and daughters as your enjoy a festive and lavish ladies night out. Surrounded by the beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this event is a great opportunity to view the holiday fashion trends while enjoying a meal. Approximately 15 local retailers will participate in the event showcasing their fashions on the runway with more than 120 different outfits.

Advanced tickets required (price varies by seating)

Dec
1
Sat
14th Annual Fair Trade Sale at Trinity Lutheran Church CDA @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran
The 14th Annual Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran on Saturday, December 1, AND Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Free admission.
Fair trade items are artful crafts made by people in developing countries around the world. When you support fair trade, artisans receive a fair price for what they have made. Because of fair trade, many people are able to provide food, education, and medical attention for their families. Many of our products for this year’s sale come through Lutheran World Relief.
LWR uses the money they receive from the sale to help people around the world on our behalf. What can you do to help??? (ANY or ALL of the following would be a GREAT help!):
> Donate paper shopping bags and Christmas gift bags for the sale.
> Donate fruit, cookies/bars to provide a welcoming and hospitable area for those who shop and may be coming to Trinity for the first time.
> Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about this event, noting that the proceeds of the sale go to help those in need around the world. This is not a fund-raiser for us, but one of our many ways we reach out to the world.
> Offer to hang up posters where you work and places you frequent. (Leave a message for Kelsey Cordes-Snyder, (208) 661-3795, if you can do this.)
> Come and SHOP the days of the sale!
If you have questions, ideas, and more, please contact Kelsey Cordes-Snyder at (208) 661-3795.

Hayden Lights @ City of Hayden
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the annual Hayden Lights Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade. The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Hayden Avenue and runs south along Government Way. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade at McIntire Family Park. Free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies available. Children can visit Santa in the Council Chambers following the Lighting Ceremony. P1FCU will provide games and crafts for the kids as well! If you have any questions please contact the Hayden Recreation & Community Events Department at (208) 209-1080.

Tree Lighting Ceremony @ City of Rathdrum City Hall
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the City of Rathdrum for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The lights will be turned on promptly at 5:00 pm on Main St. near City Hall. This event takes place during December D’Lights hosted by the Rathdrum Chamber of Commerce.

December D’Lights begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Join the Chamber of Commerce before the Tree Lighting Ceremony for carriage rides, Santa Claus, Hot Cocoa, S’Mores, crafts, face painting, and carols. Also be prepared for the lighted rig parade at 5:30 pm.

Dec
2
Sun
14th Annual Fair Trade Sale at Trinity Lutheran Church CDA @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran
The 14th Annual Fair Trade Sale is returning to Trinity Lutheran on Saturday, December 1, AND Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Free admission.
Fair trade items are artful crafts made by people in developing countries around the world. When you support fair trade, artisans receive a fair price for what they have made. Because of fair trade, many people are able to provide food, education, and medical attention for their families. Many of our products for this year’s sale come through Lutheran World Relief.
LWR uses the money they receive from the sale to help people around the world on our behalf. What can you do to help??? (ANY or ALL of the following would be a GREAT help!):
> Donate paper shopping bags and Christmas gift bags for the sale.
> Donate fruit, cookies/bars to provide a welcoming and hospitable area for those who shop and may be coming to Trinity for the first time.
> Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about this event, noting that the proceeds of the sale go to help those in need around the world. This is not a fund-raiser for us, but one of our many ways we reach out to the world.
> Offer to hang up posters where you work and places you frequent. (Leave a message for Kelsey Cordes-Snyder, (208) 661-3795, if you can do this.)
> Come and SHOP the days of the sale!
If you have questions, ideas, and more, please contact Kelsey Cordes-Snyder at (208) 661-3795.

Dec
5
Wed
Paws & Claus @ Cd'A Association of Realtors
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Coeur d’Alene Association of REALTORS YPN for Paws & Claus!

December 5, 2018
4:00pm -6:00pm
at the CAR/MLS office

Bring the kids for pictures with Santa!

Enjoy some Hot Cocoa and Cheer!

Visit with ADOPTABLE critters from the Humane Society (just in time for the Holidays)!

This is a FREE family fun event – Don’t miss out!

Dec
7
Fri
Traditions of Christmas @ Salvation Army Kroc Center
Dec 7 – Dec 23 all-day

Traditions of Christmas is a Radio City Music Hall style show which includes beautifully choreographed kickline tap numbers, Santa’s workshop, a heartfelt military tribute performance and a grand Nativity conclusion. Featuring a cast of 70 people, spectacular sets, live animals, and over 400 costumes.

Friday, December 7 – 7pm
Saturday, December 8 – 3pm
Sunday, December 9 – 3pm

Friday, December 14 – 7pm
Saturday, December 15 – 3pm
Saturday, December 15 – 7pm
Sunday, December 16 – 3pm

Thursday, December 20 – 7pm
Friday, December 21 – 3pm
Friday, December 21 – 7pm
Saturday, December 22 – 3pm
Saturday, December 22 – 7pm
Sunday, December 23 – 3pm

RCLA Alumni PJ Drive & Party @ Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for the Annual RCLA Alumni PJ Party & Drive on Friday, December 7th from 4pm-6pm. Drop by the Post Falls Chamber for appetizers, beverages & fellowship with your favorite alumni group!

Winterfest Community Celebration @ City of Post Falls
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help us kick-off the holiday season with your family and community friends at our winter festival of fun. The City Hall Campus will be bustling with holiday festivities for all ages. We will start the evening by sending out our holiday magic to light-up the community tree. You can enjoy the caroling choirs, warm-up by our outdoor campfires with a warm cup of cider while roasting a marshmallow or enjoying a treat from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, there will be crafts for all the little elves. Santa will be in his workshop throughout the evening excited for his annual visit with all of his friends. Help contribute to the less fortunate in our community by bringing non-perishable food items, unwrapped new toys, blankets and gently used coats as a donation for our local food bank’s holiday needs.