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Coeur d'Alene Special Events Calendar!

Things to Do in North Idaho for All Ages!

See our CALENDAR below for residents & visitors. 

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2024 annual events

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  • July 19-20 - Rathdrum Days

  • July 20 - Grapplefest 2024, St. Maries

  • July 26-27 - Hayden Days

  • July 27 - Coeur d'Alene Triathlon

  • July 26-28 - Harrison Old Time Picnic

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS

CONCERTS & MOVIES >

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  • Now - July 20 (Sat), 7-9 pm, Disney's "Beauty & the Beast" (The Broadway Musical), production presented by How Much More Productions at Kroc Center's Midge & Pepper Smock Family Theatre, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd, CdA. Click HERE for more info & FREE tickets (limit 5). 

  • RATHDRUM DAYS >

  • July 20 (Sat), 8-11 am, "St. Maries Fly-In Breakfast" at St. Maries Municipal Airport/Jack A. Buell Airport on Airport Road. Enjoy a pancake breakfast w/eggs, ham, sausage & beverages for $5 per adult, or FREE for children. See an assortment of airplanes from all over the area too!

  • July 20 (Sat), 1-9 pm, "Grapplefest 2024" in St. Maries City Park & Amphitheater, 198 N. 13th St., St. Maries. In its 6th year, this community party includes live music, local & regional breweries, food vendors & local artisans. Take a blanket, sip some wine, relax & watch the glow of the sun as it sets behind the trees.

  • July 20 (Sat), 2 pm, "Rain in the Park" at McEuen Park in downtown CdA, furnished by CdA Fire Department, who will station an engine near Avista Pavilion. Everyone can cool off in the "rain" from fire hoses. Then stop at the engine to chat w/firefighters. Kids receive FREE fire hats & stickers! Also July 28 (Sun) at 2 pm.

  • FARMERS MARKETS >

  • July 20 (Sat), 5-9 pm, "CdA Elks #1254 Open House" at Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave., CdA. See what it's all about w/live music by Heather King Band from 6-9 pm, $2 tacos, dinner at 5 pm, raffles & beer garden. All are welcome!

  • July 23 (Tues), 9 am, "Coffee With Your Sheriff" at Bakery by the Lake Cafe, 601 E. Front Ave., Ste. 104, CdA. Sheriff Robert Norris & his staff will be available to address issues affecting the CdA community & get invaluable feedback.

  • July 26-27 - HAYDEN DAYS >

  • jULY 26-28 - HARRISON OLD TIME PICNIC & PARADE >

  • July 27 (Sat), 11 am, "Fireman's Fun Festival" at Mullan Fire Department, 112 Terrill Loop, Mullan, followed by games & family activities. Parade line-up is at 10 am. More info - 208-744-1515.

  • July 27 (Sat), 11 am-5 pm, "Summer Fun Day" sponsored by Northwest Family Network Group at Tullamore Park, East Bogie Dr., Post Falls. More info soon, or contact 208-704-0797.

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Food distributions & meals

MORE MEALS & FOOD BANKS >

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  • July 16 (Tues), 4:30-6:30 pm, "Community Dinner" at Cup of Grace, 31848 N. 4th Ave., Spirit Lake. FREE dinner & all ages are welcome every Tuesday!

  • July 16 (Tues), 6 pm, "Harrison Sunset Social" at Harrison City Park/BBQ area, downtown Harrison, Hwy 97. Take a food dish to share, favorite beverage & chairs. Invite friends, family & neighbors - everyone is welcome! Planned for every Tuesday.

  • 2ND HARVEST MOBILE MARKETS SCHEDULE >

  • July 17 (Wed), 8 am, "Coffee, Donuts & Great Conversation" for veterans & active military at American Legion Post #143, 1138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls. Open to all vets, all ages, members or not every Wednesday morning.

  • July 17 (Wed), 4:30-6:30 pm, "FREE Community Dinner" at The COve, 510 S. Clearwater Loop, Ste. 100, Post Falls. All are welcome every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays!

  • FREE LOCALLY-GROWN FRESH FRUITS & VEGGIES are distributed every Thursday by local non-profit, PB&J Haydeners. See locations HERE.

  • July 18 (Thurs), 1-3 pm, "Outreach Eats" at Rathdrum's Skate Park, adjacent to Park & Rec's office, 7851 W. Main Street. Stop by for snacks provided as a Christian faith-based outreach program every Thursday afternoon. 

  • July 21 (Sun), 12:30-1:30 pm, "Community Lunch" at Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Rd., CdA. FREE & open to the public!

  • SUMMER MEALS FOR CHILDREN >

  • Aug 7 (Wed), 5-7 pm, "Elks Steak Night" at Wallace Elks Lodge #331, 419 Cedar St., Wallace. Veterans eat for FREE; $16 meal cost for others - FCFS.

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wellness & safety

support groups >

  • ​​THE WELL is a FREE family wellness program at Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., CdA. (No Kroc membership is needed.) Details HERE.

  • ​July 16 (Tues), 5:30-7 pm, "Creating a Space For You - Caring for a Loved One at Home" at Art Spirit Gallery, 415 E. Sherman Ave., CdA. Tips for understanding the importance of self-care (i.e. quiet time, hobbies, social, resources) by Astrid Rial, Group Facilitator. Email arial9@outlook.com for more info. Also Aug 20, "New Normal vs. New Beginning - Establishing New Routines". 

  • FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS will be July 16-25 from 4:30-6 pm at Shoshone Medical Center, 858 Commerce Dr., Smelterville, for Silver Valley students. Call 208-784-4612.

  • Aug 3 (Sat), 11 am-2 pm, "Mental Health & Resource Fair" sponsored by Silver Valley CARES at Gene Day Park, 1504 W. Yellowstone Ave., Osburn. Featuring mental health training sign-ups, live music, complimentary BBQ/drinks, bounce house/games, haircuts, exhibitors & more! 

  • CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS >

  • Aug 6-Sept 10 (Tuesdays), 1-2:30 pm, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" at Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Rd., Hayden. FREE 6-week workshop designed to help caregivers learn strategies to reduce stres, enhance quality of life, & build confidence in decision-making. Class size is limited, so call 208-818-6536 (Rhonda) to register (mandatory). For adult day care, call One Site for Seniors, 208-651-9060.

  • FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS are available thru Aug 31 at Heritage Health locations in CdA, Post Falls, Rathdrum & Kellogg. Call 208-620-5250 for more info or to schedule app't. New patients are welcome. 

  • Aug 13 (Tues), 10 am or 6:30 pm, "Healthy Eating Tours" offered by Panhandle Health District at Super I Foods, 305 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA. Explore (2) new FREE programs - register for a one-our grocery store tour of nutritious foods/label reading, &/or meet one-on-one w/a  nutrition counselor. Details & registration HERE. Held every 2nd Tuesday thru September.

  • Sept 19-20 (Thurs-Fri), 7 am-1 pm, "FREE Healthcare Clinic" at Kootenai Co. Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Gov't Way, CdA. Presented by Idaho Sonshine in partnership w/Panhandle Health, Heritage Health & local health providers. Open to all w/no proof of income required. FREE medical tests, dental work, vision exams, audiology exams, diabetes education & nutrition counseling, chiropractic, massage therapy, PT, legal counsel, childcare, haircuts, portraits & clothing FCFS. Lunch provided too! 

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library HIGHLIGHTS

more - much more! >  

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  • July 16 (Tues), 1-2 pm, "Young Adulting: Moving Out" at Harrison Library. Realizing that with freedom comes responsibility, ages 16-18 will learn how to plan & budget when the time comes to "fly the coop" & set up their own home (cleaning clothes, cooking, etc.). Also: Aug 6, 3:30-4:30 pm, Hayden.

  • July 17 (Wed), 10 am, "Traveling Circus STEAM Storytime" at North Pines Park, 1015 E. Lunceford Lane; A weekly program held in various CdA parks for FREE activities, summer stories, crafts, science projects, FREE books & a chance to win a grand prize! Different themes for each week. Also: July 24, Phippeny Park, 827 N. 8th St.; July 31, Bluegrass Park, 6071 N. Courcelles Pkwy; Aug 7, Landings Park, 3849 W. Longmeadow Dr.; & Aug 14, McEuen Park, 504 E. Front Ave.

  • July 17 (Wed), noon-4 pm, "FREE Scoop of Peach Ice Cream" at Pinehurst Library. To celebrate National Peach Ice Cream Day, those who stop in will receive a serving of refreshing ice cream!

  • July 17 (Wed), 1-2 pm, "Teen Hangout: Drones" at Athol Library. Stop in for an epic drone-flying adventure! Learn how (4) crucial controls - roll, pitch, yaw & throttle - can make drones dance in the sky. Also: July 18, 1-2 pm, Hayden.

  • July 17 (Wed), 2-4 pm, "Survival Skills for Kids" at Spirit Lake Library. Learn (4) basic survival necessities in the wilderness (warmth, water, food & shelter) through hands-on fun activities. Drop-in style program. Also: July 18, 11 am-1 pm at Pinehurst; Aug 1 (Thurs), 10 am-noon at Post Falls/Ponderosa Elem. School, 3483 E. Ponderosa Blvd.; & Aug 5 (Mon), 11 am-1 pm at Hayden.

  • 19 (Fri), 2-3 pm, "Jenks Family Concert" at Hayden Library. Ages 5-10 will especially enjoy this high-energy concert & juggling show. 

  • July 20 (Sat), 10-11 am, "Bike Rodeo" at CdA Library. Ride a challenging course in the upper parking lot to learn how to ride & maneuver safely. When not pedaling, kids are welcome to create a personalized license plate & choose a bike-themed chapter book to ride home with. Remember helmets - they are required on the course.

  • July 22 (Mon), 10:30 am-noon, "Paws to Read" for all ages at CdA Library. Young readers can build up confidence by sharing stories with furry friends (aka therapy dogs).

  • July 22 (Mon), noon, "Family Fun Day" at St. Maries Library. Special guest will be U of I - Logging Simulator. 

  • July 22 (Mon), 6 pm, "Music on Mondays" in McEuen Park (CdA Library side) by "Four Peace", an acoustic local band w/overtones of Bluegrass, 60s, pop & folk rock. More concerts: July 29, "Couerimba". See August schedule HERE.

  • Aug 1 (Thurs), 4-6 pm, "Lawyer in the Library" at CdA Library. FREE legal advice for low-income individuals/families in Idaho who require civil legal services & cannot afford to pay. Provided by Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program. No criminal issues or fee-generating cases. Registration is required at least 24 hours prior to clinic.

  • Aug 10 (Sat), 10 am-2 pm, "Harrison Family Festival" at Harrison Library. In its 3rd year, plan on fun activities, games, silly prizes, a bike rodeo, DIY busy boards, Glowforge crafts, FREE hot dogs & bubble tea! 

Shaking Hands in the Office

"BTW...give back"

volunteer for non-profit organizations >

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  • July 24 (Wed), 9-10:30 am, "Hospice of North Idaho" offers orientation/training for volunteers to prepare them for a role (patient care, fundraising, office support, thrift store, pet or music therapy, spiritual care, respite, or bereavement). Hospice of North Idaho is located at 2290 W. Prairie Ave., CdA. Website link HERE. Call  208-772-7994 (Jennifer) to ask questions.

  • JULY SPOTLIGHT ORGANIZATION: CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) >

  • July 25 (Thurs), 3-5 pm, "New Volunteer Orientation" at Newby-ginnings, 570 S. Clearwater Loop, Unit A, Post Falls. Help this non-profit organization provide essential items, resources & referrals to area active military, veterans & Gold Star families. Thrift store & food bank too (items are FREE)! Orientation events are held on the 4th Thursday of each month. For more info, email Nick at nreyes.newbyginnings@gmail.com or call 208-610-6996. See website HERE. 

  • BLOOD DONATION SITES >

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS - AUG & sept

concerts & movies >

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  • Aug 1 (Thurs), 4-8 pm, "Post Falls Community Picnic" at Q'Emiln Park, 12201 W. Parkway Dr., Post Falls. A gathering of folks ready for entertainment by Kelly Hughes Band - all are welcome! BBQ meal & drinks (for purchase). Sponsored by Post Falls Community Volunteers.

  • Aug 2-4 - ART ON THE GREEN >

  • Aug 2-4 - DOWNTOWN CDA STREET FAIR >

  • Aug 2-4 - THE TASTE OF COEUR D'ALENE

  • Aug 2-4 - PINEHURST DAYS >

  • Aug 3 (Sat), "Coeur d'Alene Antique & Classic Boat Festival" on downtown Cd'A's Boardwalk. Open to everyone FREE of charge. Enjoy the showcase of vintage boats meticulously restored to their former glory!

  • Aug 6 (Tues), 4-8 pm, "National Night Out" at McIntire Familiy Park, 8930 N. Gov't Way, Hayden. Hosted by Kootenai Co. Sheriff's Office, enjoy entertainment, food/drinks, giveaways for kids as well as crime prevention/personal safety info & a close-up look at ABLE 1 (helicopter). 

  • Aug 8 (Fri), 5-8 pm, "ArtWalk" is a family-friendly activity in downtown CdA. Stroll the sidewalks, drop into art studios & other businesses. Sample wine/appetizers along the way. Hear local musician singer/songwriters & see artists' demonstrations.

  • Aug 10 - ATHOL DAZE >

  • Aug 10 (Sat), 9 am-3 pm, "North Idaho V-Dubs 2nd Annual Summer Get-Together" at Post Falls Volkswagen, 811 N. Greensferry Rd., Post Falls. Open to all air & water-cooled VWs. Top (5) voted by dealership staff receive trophies. FREE hot dogs & hamburgers to all participants.  

  • Aug 10 (Sat), 10 am-10 pm, "The Hidden Gem Fest" at Crystal Gold Mine, 5193 Silver Valley Rd., Kellogg. Local music, food, vendors, mine tours & workshops. It's an all ages event - FREE to attend! More info HERE.

  • Aug 10 (Sat), 11 am-9 pm, "Taste of Rathdrum" at Majestic Park, 5400 W. Majestic Ave., Rathdrum. Hot dog eating contest, corn hole tournament, BBQ cook-off, burger battle, food/non-food vendors. More info - 208-687-2399 or HERE.

  • Aug 16-17 (Fri-Sat), noon-7 pm, "Art Fest" at Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Enjoy & admire the talent of 18-20 top local artists in the historical JACC bldg, dating back to the 1890s. Musical entertainment, refreshments & artists' demos/sales of work w/FREE admission! Children can participate in their own art area each day from noon-3 pm.  

  • Aug 16-18 - WALLACE HUCKLEBERRY FESTIVAL >

  • Aug 21 (Wed), 6-8 pm, "River City Market & Music Grand Finale" featuring The Rhythm Dawgs (classic rock/country) at Post Falls Landing Amphitheater, 305 W. 4th Street. A FREE family-friendly event w/food, fun & vendors. Farmers market on site from 5-8 pm. 

  • Aug 24 (Sat), 11 am-2 pm, "Back to School Community BBQ" at Silverton Health & Rehabilitation, 405 W. 7th St., Silverton. Live music, FREE school supplies to first 50 kids, raffle & food! 

  • Aug 29 (Thurs), "Ride Hiawatha Bike Trail" w/FREE shuttle ticket in exchange for donating (7) non-perishable food items to Wallace Food Bank. More info - 208-556-3123.

  • Aug 30-Sept 2 - UNDER THE FREEWAY FLEA MARKET >

  • Sept 2 (Mon), noon-2 pm, "Annual Free Labor Day Concert" in Coeur d'Alene City Park (bandshell), 415 W. Fort Grounds Drive. Tune in to the relaxing sounds of Broadway music, pops & classical. Take a picnic lunch/chairs & stay awhile. Presented by Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra, the concert is FREE & all are welcome to enjoy! 

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