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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.

Bands on Boats Summer Concert Series Lake Cruise

June 27
Take a scenic lake cruise with live entertainment. It's a party on the lake featuring Shane Smith & the Saints. Boarding at 6:30om for a 3-hour lake cruise, 7:00 - 10:00pm. Overnight Package Available.

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Downtown Brewfest

July 11
Quench your thirst at Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Brewfest this summer! The annual festival will be held at McEuen Park overlooking beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. Sample over 30 different craft beers and ciders, listen to live music and enjoy yard games and a great selection of food at one of the best venues in town!

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Car d'Lane

July 17 - 18
Jump back in time and join us for a weekend full of family fun at Car d’Lane! Experience the largest classic car cruise in North Idaho Friday night then return the following day to enjoy the Saturday car show featuring a poker walk, people’s choice voting, retro-styled music, a beer garden and more!

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Downtown Street Fair

July 31
Enjoy three days of arts and crafts, flavorful food, music and fun at Coeur d’Alene’s Downtown Street Fair! Stroll down Sherman Avenue and visit more than 250 vendors from all over the world selling their unique crafts then make your way over to City Park and taste some of the Northwest’s finest fare!

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August 22 - 23
Spokane Hoopfest is more than just basketball, it’s a weekend full of great games, special events, competition, food and fun! This 3-on-3 tournament attracts more than 250,000 basketball players and fans from around the globe each year. It’s known as the Greatest Weekend of Basketball on Earth.

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Labor Day Luau on the Lake

September 6
Join us Labor Day Weekend for our Fourth Annual Labor Day Luau on the Lake! Featuring exquisite Hawaiian cuisine crafted by The Coeur d'Alene Resort Culinary Team, this family-friendly event will take place on The Resort's Lakeview Terrace overlooking beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene. Featuring the delicious flavors of Island culture, Guests will enjoy hula dancing lessons, live Fire-Eaters & Fire Performers, a best-dressed costume contest, DJ Epic Vibe, 'Kids Corner' with coloring, bubbles, corn-hole, checkers, and crafts, a tropical cocktail bar and a dance-floor for the entire family to enjoy! More information available soon.

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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