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Coeur d’Alene’s grandest traditions offer sights, sounds, and tastes unlike any other. You simply have to see it to believe it. Each season, our close-knit community celebrates our heritage, craftspeople, artists, chefs, and more with some of the region’s biggest events. The Coeur d’Alene Resort is conveniently located at the heart of it all. Visit us to explore the city’s classic car and yacht shows, wooden boat festivals and Bavarian feasts, blues festivals and magical winter holiday cruises, and so much more.

2020 Event Schedule

Live entertainment, wine cellar tours, Sunday brunch, scenic cruises—we know how to celebrate life at The Coeur d'Alene Resort. Our recurring events calendar will help you plan your stay and make the most out of your time with us.

Spokane River Woody Boat Parade

August 8
Despite the cancellation of the annual Coeur d’Alene Classic Boat Show this year, organizers decided to still have some woody boat fun! Join us for a viewing party from 8:30 - 9:30 AM as members of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) cruise down the Spokane River, showcasing their beautiful one-of-a-kind wooden boats. The parade kicks off at The Cedars Floating Restaurant (Blackwell Island) and end nine miles downriver at Reynolds Beach & Dock (Post Falls). Viewers are asked to respect social distancing and wear face-masks as necessary while watching the parade from your boat. Facebook Event Page

Bands on Boats Lake Cruise

August 21
Get the party started on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene with live entertainment featuring Hells Belles. Two-ticket inclusive resort stay packages available

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Coeur d'Alene Marathon

August 23
The Coeur d'Alene Marathon course showcases breathtaking lake view scenery and has a race length for all levels of runners, offering a 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon. Don't miss the opportunity to race, or come cheer on the runners.

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Bands on Boats Lake Cruise

August 28
Get the party started on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene with live entertainment featuring Too Slim & The Taildraggers. Two-ticket inclusive resort stay packages available

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Oktoberfest & Coeur d'Alene Fondo

September 18 - 19
Featuring the scenic Coeur d’Fondo Bike Races, live music, delicious German food and the very best of over 30 harvest brews and ciders, Oktoberfest is truly an event you do not want to miss!

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Whiskey Barrel Weekend

October 2 - 3
Big versus subtle; dry versus sweet; austere versus rich... Taste all of the varying flavors to please your whiskey palate at Whiskey Barrel Weekend 2020! We are excited to partner with MakersMark® to celebrate the craftsmanship of one of the finest whiskey distilleries in the world. Experience classes taught by industry insiders, master distillers and lakeside tastings of the finest whiskey, all combined with gorgeous North Idaho views. More information available soon.

Coeur d'Alene Fall Fest & Apple Palooza

October 24
Come shop the harvest farmers market featuring free hay rides, harvest produce, music, food and everyone’s favorite, the Apple Palooza apple tasting event throughout the downtown.

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Monsters Ball Halloween Party

October 26
Join us for our annual Halloween Bash on Lake Coeur d'Alene: MONSTER'S BALL! This spooky celebration at The Resort Plaza Shops features a cash-prize costume contest, a live DJ, no-host bars, beer pong, and much more. More information available soon.

Holiday Lights - Lighting Ceremony

November 27
A Coeur d'Alene tradition, continuing to get bigger and better each year: our Annual Lighting Ceremony on Lake Coeur d'Alene! Experience the magic as we flip the switch and light up the lake with over 1.5 million lights. One of the largest fireworks displays in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Lighting Ceremony Parade - 5:00 PM
  • Official Ceremony - 6:00 PM
  • Fireworks Show, presented by Duane & Lola Hagadone - 6:15 PM
Directly following the grand finale of the fireworks, crowds will gather along the lakefront to sing Christmas carols and enjoy time with their family, friends and community!

Holiday Light Show

November 27 - January 1
Over a million lights. A priceless memory. A family tradition. Experience the magic of the holidays on shimmering Lake Coeur d'Alene with daily evening Lake Cruises to the North Pole, where Santa greets each child by name.

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Coeur d'Alene Resort New Year's Party

December 31
Ring in the New Year in style on Lake Coeur d’Alene! Join us for our Annual New Year’s Eve Party, featuring a gourmet dinner with live music performances, a best-dressed contest, dancing, two fireworks shows and a hosted champagne toast at midnight This is truly an event not to miss! Be sure to come outfitted in your finest formal/cocktail attire – exclusive prize for the best dressed. More information available soon.

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