Crave! Northwest
It's a weekend dedicated to satisfying you and your fellow food lovers' cravings. Crave! brings in regional culinary talents for a three-day food festival with tastings and food and drink pairings. Rain or shine, curb your cravings and eat whatever suits your fancy.

WHERE & WHEN: July 16-18, 2020; CenterPlace Regional Event Center, Spokane Valley

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Marty Hiester photo

Inland NW Craft Beer Festival
You want beer? You got it. Celebrate the region's finest at Avista Stadium with over 150 different beers, from 40 different craft breweries. There will be live music and food, but you can also bring in your own snacks. The event is open exclusively to 21 year olds on Friday, while Saturday is a family-friendly day, where minors must be accompanied by a ticketed guardian. Sept 20-21, 2019

Whiskey Barrel Weekend
If you ever wanted to drink whiskey and golf, this event is for you. The weekend also offers opportunities to attend a Grand Whiskey Dinner at the Coeur d'Alene Resort with different tastings and southern-inspired food, and an after party with an outdoor cigar lounge. This weekend is the closest you'll get to Kentucky in Idaho. Oct. 4-5, 2019

Epicurean Delight
Thirty restaurants and 30 different drinks, all in the name of supporting a good cause. Benefiting Vitalant, formerly known as Inland Northwest Blood Center, this gala seats over 1,000 guests to the formal cocktail party. With plenty of dancing and plenty of desserts, this 21 and up only event is sure to be sweet. Nov 8, 2019

Mac and Cheese Festival
It's comfort food. Mac and cheese reminds you of coming home after a long cold afternoon as a kid. And at the Coeur d'Alene Resort's Plaza Shops, there will be plenty of it. Local chefs will compete to create the magic of a good bowl of mac and cheese. If you want to feel a little bit more grown up, you can purchase beer tastings alongside your noodle tasters. Jan 18, 2020

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