Summer Adventures

The Lake City is all about playing outdoors during long summer days. Boats, paddleboards, jet skis, kayaks and flyboards are all available to rent. Take a dinner or sightseeing cruise offered by the Coeur d’Alene Resort, or just relax at City Beach or Sanders Beach. Farmers markets run weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and you can cheer on athletes from around the world as they attempt both a half and full-ironman. Art on the Green covers the North Idaho College campus with all kinds of regional artists, and the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater brings professional actors in for its shows. Enjoy dinner and drinks on patios all over town.

Ales for the Trail Microbrew Fest

Ales for the Trail Microbrew Fest is happening in August. The newly renovated McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d'Alene will have craft beer from the Northwest and raise funds for the North Idaho Centennial Trail! Registration includes 6 tickets  -5oz pours each, taste from 11 Local Microbreweries, live music, food and fun! SIGN UP EARLY! Only the first 350 people to register will receive a stainless steel 16oz pint glass! **Ride your bike to the festival and be entered to win a COOL PRIZE!**  There will even be a SPECIAL VIP Tent for attendees that are members of the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation, sponsored by Advanced Benefits. Come enjoy food, drinks, and swag! Want access to the tent? Become a member of the trail by going to nictf.org/membership. Your membership allows the foundation to protect, maintain, expand, and advocate for a healthy trail system that will serve our community for years to come. All proceeds to benefit the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. Visit www.itsmytrail.com for more information.

Art & Music Walks

Downtown Coeur d'Alene hosts fantastic music performances at local businesses on the fourth Friday each month from January through March before Art Walks begin on the second Friday of each month from April through December. The Music Walks are from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and give you the opportunity to visit many downtown businesses-turned-concert-venues and sample a wide variety of music from local artists. Whether you like jazz, rock, classical or pop, you will find music you enjoy. All of the participating businesses are open extended hours, and 2-hours of street parking is free. Visit www.coeurdalene.org for more information.

Art on the Green and Street Fair

This cherished, annual Coeur d’Alene event happening in August is held exclusively at the old Fort Sherman Grounds on the North Idaho College Campus, just a stone’s throw from downtown Coeur d’Alene and City Park where the Street Fair is held. It is a marketplace, performance space and a gathering place for friends and families; this yearly event is truly the highlight of the summer in Coeur d'Alene and a paradigm of synergy between the arts and community. Unique from the other events that simultaneously take place downtown, Art on the Green is dedicated to work imbibed with the empathy that only the hand-made object can achieve; when you bring home work from Art on the Green it’s as if you take a piece of the artist with you. Art on the Green is committed to supporting artists by giving them an opportunity support themselves through their craft. It is the prime place to buy handcrafted works in glass, clay, leather, wood, metal and fiber. Art on the Green features 135-plus artists, a variety of amazing regional performers and over 500 volunteers. More than 50,000 people enjoy this lively festival each year. Feeling creative? Make your own art in the hands-on-art sections for children - materials and instructions provided. Enjoy the food selections- old favorites and new additions! Visit www.artonthegreencda.com for more information.

Car d’Lane

This summer event, happening in June, is for the ultimate car enthusiast with Car d'Lane Friday Night Cruise (over 1,800 cars!) and the Saturday Show and Shine. The Car d'Lane vendor alley helps make this a fantastically fun family event. This is a great way to tell Dad, "Happy Father's Day" as there are fun things for kids to do of all ages. Visit www.cdadowntown.com for more information.

Coeur d'Alene Garden Tours

Happening in July, check out 6 beautiful gardens in the Coeur d'Alene area. All diverse with inspiration and ideas. Artisans/vendors with garden-related items and live music. Visit www.cdagardenclub.com for ticket information.

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