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Brief Calendar of Events in Coeur d'Alene Idaho

We wouldn't want any of our guests to wonder what to do while here, so we've provided a list of things to do in Coeur d'Alene. Please call us for more information on what events may be taking place in the area during your stay.

Coeur d’Alene Marathon/Half Marathon Enjoy the CDA Lake shoreline as you follow the course along the North Idaho Centennial Trail


Car d' Lane Classic Car show Cars at a car show is the city's main auto event of the year! For two days each summer, Sherman once again becomes a cruising mecca. For information, call 208-667-5986

Ironman USA Triathlon is hosted by Coeur d'Alene. This event brings 2,500 of the world's best athletes to test their skills and endurance mastering a 2.4 mile swim in Lake Coeur d' Alene, 112 mile bike leg and a 26.2 mile run. The event features spots for the upcoming Ironman World Championships held annually in Kona, HI. If you plan to attend, make your lodging reservations early, and don't forget our Ironman Special.Starting in 2016 Ironman CDA will feature 1/2 Ironman events: June 26, 2016; June 25, 2017; June 24, 2018; June 30, 2019; June 28, 2020.

Race The River Triathlon
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is a sprint-distance triathlon that takes place in beautiful Coeur d’Alene Idaho.  It starts with a 0.5 mile swim with the mild current of the Spokane River, just as it leaves crystal clear Lake Coeur d’Alene.  Athletes transition onto their bikes through the Riverstone complex and navigate an exciting and technically challenging 11 mile bike course.  Exiting transition, runners loop through a serene city park for 3.1 miles, around a large pond with fountain and across a bridge made of an old train car.
July 4 - Fourth of July Festival is very exciting in this resort community. The enthusiastic parade down Sherman Avenue is followed by concerts in the park and a spectacular display of fireworks over Lake Coeur d' Alene. Many locals view the display from their boats.


Open Horse Show at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. (Make horse show the hot link to the same site as above.) Open to riders of all ages, this 3 day show features the tallest steeds to the shortest ponies in English and Western styles competing in halter, jumping, equitation and driving classes.

Coeur d'Alene Wooden Boat Show featuring custom boats by Stan Craft, Chris Craft and others. All tied up for access on the world's longest floating boardwalk in Coeur d'Alene.
Contact Diane Higdem at the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce: 208-292-1635.

CDA Ironman Triathlon in Coeur d'Alene, IdahoArt on the Green is held in Coeur d' Alene at the north Idaho College campus on the shores of Lake Coeur d' Alene. You will find this three-day weekend packed with fun and adventure. Three events take place all in the beautiful downtown lakeside area of Coeur d’ Alene. This three-day event brings together 100's of visual artists who present their work for sale and performing artists who share a variety of dances and musical interpretations non-stop on two different stages. There are food booths galore. Come and enjoy ART to your heart's content. This is one of the largest attended community events in the Inland Northwest region.

A Taste of Coeur d’ Alene - held in Coeur d’ Alene city park, 208-660-2789 features over 25 food booths with some the surrounding area's finest.

The Coeur d’ Alene Street Fair - Sherman Ave. is the location for the 3 day street fair event hosted by the CDA Downtown Association featuring arts and crafts, food and entertainment. The street fair event is free to the public.

Coeur d’Alene Triathlon - The Scenic Challenge, This event began in 1984 and has become a local and regional amateur race bringing athletes to the area from throughout the inland northwest.

Coeur d'Alene Ironman - Full Ironman events are scheduled for August beginning in 2016. The dates are August 21, 2016; August 27, 2017; August 26, 2018; August 25, 2019; August 30, 2020.

Coeur d'Fondo
- This is an annual event for biking enthusiasts who want to ride around beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene along Scenic Byway Highway 97, and then enjoy an early Oktoberfest After-Party back in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Choose your pace from a family friendly 15 miles to the 108 mile Gran Fondo.

North Idaho Fair
- 208-765-4969 Kootenai County Fairgrounds North Idaho Fair and Rodeo “The Cream of The Crop.”