On June 15-16, CAR D’LANE CLASSIC CAR weekend kicks off three months of jam-packed events in the city by the lake, beginning with a free to view Friday night “street cruise,” 6-9 pm. Saturday is the “show n’ shine” on Sherman Avenue, 8 am-4 pm, also free, for an up-close look at the cars of yesteryear. Take a break from shop talk for an Elvis tribute concert at nearby McEuen Park, benefitting Kootenai paramedics (tickets $20). Visit cdadowntown.com/cardalane or call 208-415-0116.
Join your friends and neighbors honoring America’s independence with the Chamber of Commerce JULY 4TH PARADE at 10 am along Sherman Avenue, then amble to City Park for LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD VENDORS, 10 am-7 pm. And what’s the Fourth without fireworks? You won’t have to find out; be back downtown at dusk when the sky lights up just past the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Visit facebook.com/coeurdalenefireworks. Looking for something with a little more sparkle? Check out cdaresort.com/discover/activities/events for information on FIREWORKS CRUISES, a special steak n’ sparklers BUFFET and other events.
Also in July, the second annual BREW FEST and live music event is Saturday, July 7, 2-8 pm in McEuen Park, and features several dozen of your favorite local beers and ciders, live music and food trucks. The $25 admission includes six 5-ounce pours — additional pours can be purchased for $2 — and is waived for designated drivers and children. Visit cdadowntown.com/brewfest or call 208-415-0116.
The first weekend in August has meant ART ON THE GREEN at the campus of North Idaho College for 50 years! Event hours this year, which runs August 3-5, are Friday, noon-7:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-7:30 pm; and Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Featured are nearly 200 visual and performing artists, a juried art show and numerous food vendors. Visit artonthgreencda.com.
The same weekend as Art on the Green is the downtown STREET FAIR on Sherman Avenue, sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association (cdadowntown.com) and TASTE OF THE COEUR D’ALENES in City Park (panhandlekiwanis.org/taste-of-cda.html), sponsored by the Panhandle Kiwanis. Just several hundred more reasons to stroll, shop and savor your way through Coeur d’Alene this summer.
Fernan Lake Fishing Derby
Sign the kids up at Fins and Feathers Tackle Shop for this year’s Fernan Lake Kids Fishing Derby and bring your family and friends. If your child catches the big one, he or she will earn more than just bragging rights. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish by age group. Free; 8 am-noon; call Fins and Feathers 208-667-9304 for details or look for the event page on Facebook.
Pride in the Park
Pride in the Park is a free family-friendly community picnic, celebrating diversity and building a safer and stronger community for all. This year’s event features food, entertainment and an artisan market. 10 am-3 pm; at the Coeur d’Alene Park Band Shelter, located at Northwest Boulevard and Mullan Avenue.
Sip of Beverly’s
Aspiring oenophiles can sharpen their wine knowledge at this monthly introductory wine class taught by Beverly’s sommelier Trevor Treller. This interactive session includes exquisite appetizers and discounts for featured bottles. Ages 21+, $25, Beverly’s, Coeur d’Alene Resort.