Come to Coeur d’Alene for a few hours, a day or a whole weekend with these fall events
They’re your favorite small businesses in downtown Coeur d’Alene and this fall you’re invited to join them in a series of appropriately small, more focused gatherings. Throughout September and well into December, make downtown Coeur d’Alene your getaway for great events the whole family can enjoy.
On Sept. 18-20, OKTOBERFEST has you strolling from one downtown business to another, sipping craft beer and artisan cider. Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association, the $25 ticketed event includes a commemorative glass, eight 4-ounce tastings and German food. Visit facebook.com/DowntownCoeurdAlene.
Check out THE COEUR D’ALENE RESORT’s separate Oktoberfest-inspired event, Sept. 19: a Bavarian-style outdoor dinner and craft beer pairing ($75 each). Or make a weekend of it with one of their luxurious overnight stay packages. Visit cdaresort.com.
Sept. 19 is also the date of the annual COEUR D’FONDO BIKE event (cdagranfondo.com). Spots are still open to participate at any of four levels: the 15-mile family ride ($35), or the 40-, 50- or 90-mile rides ($100 each), all of which include entry to the Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest. Supporters are welcome, too, and can ride the cruise boat from Coeur d’Alene to Harrison to meet the riders ($30/ticket).
Inspired by all the healthy bicyclists? Get a little health tune-up yourself at one of the resort’s LIVE WELL SPA RETREATS like the Lakeside Bike & Hike overnight package, September 20-21. In addition to a 50-minute spa service, you’ll experience a guided hike at nearby Tubbs Hill, continental breakfast and bike ride on the Centennial Trail. Visit cdaresort.com/play/spa.
Just because September is here doesn’t mean summer is over. Consider one of the resort’s DAY ON THE LAKE events or ENDLESS SUMMER overnight package, just two of the new seasonal specials they’ve created available through the end of September. Visit cdaresort.com/accommodations/packages.
Mark your October calendar for the Downtown Association’s HARVEST FEST and the resort’s WHISKEY BARREL WEEKEND, both starting Oct. 2. And stay tuned for details on Apple Palooza (Oct. 31), and several fun shopping events through the month of November.
At all Downtown Association micro-events, the safety of all participants is paramount. In order to maintain appropriate breathing room, ticket sales are limited. Organizers will be wearing masks and will require guests to do the same.
What better way to celebrate Grandparents’ Day than at Silverwood Theme Park! Silverwood shows their appreciation for Grandmas and Grandpas by admitting them to the park for free when accompanied by a grandchild. For each grandchild who purchases a ticket, they will be given one FREE ticket for Grandpa OR Grandma.
Community Appreciation Weekends
SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 25
Save money and help our local food banks! For each general admission ticket sold, $4 will be donated to help local food banks and for each youth/senior ticket sold, $1 will be donated. Admission is only $40 (ages 8-64) and $23 (ages 3-7 and 65+) at the front gate. Save more when you purchase your tickets at silverwoodthemepark.com.
Native American Sip n Paint
Create with the talented Native American Jeremy Salazar of the Navajo Nation. Jeremy has dedicated his life to the contemporary emergence of Native art. Sip and create your own brilliance with Jeremy. Admission price ($50) includes two drink tickets, art supplies and instruction at Coeur d’ Alene Casino Resort’s Circling Raven Stensgar Pavilion; 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm.