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Happening This Weekend in and around Coeur d’Alene

A selection of interesting things to do this weekend in Coeur d'Alene

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Water Lantern Festival

SATURDAY – Q’Emlin Park, Post Falls

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.


Hunting for Horsepower

SATURDAY – Kootenai County Fairgrounds

The largest horsepower based event in the Northwest returns! 2 dynos running all day, Dirt Drag Racing during the day and ending with a full Sled Pull hosted by Dynomite Diesel.


Blue Moose Food Tours

THURSDAY through SATURDAY – Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Three fun hours of food, drink, history, camaraderie, and an insider’s view of Coeur d’Alene!  6-7 tastings at Coeur d’Alene Restaurants and Unique Eateries, 3 Drink Pairings, and fun stories about Coeur d’Alene’s history, culture and architecture.



SATURDAY – McEuen Park, Downtown Coeur d’Alene

COEURfest is a new September festival celebrating our amazing North Idaho Community. Organized by the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, it will be an all-day event held at McEuen Park the Saturday after Labor Day.  The designers of this event want the participants to observe, learn & do in seven different “experience” areas that highlight the North Idaho lifestyle and what makes our region so special.  The seven experience areas are:  An All-American Experience: Washington Air National Guard will do a fly over, preceded by a flag ceremony. Various displays and exhibits will feature the life and duties of air guardsmen and women.  Epicurean Experience will showcase Coeur d’Alene’s great food offerings with food demonstrations, wine, craft beer and cider, and local restaurants.  Coeur d’Alene Natural Resources Experience You’ll find lake and water sciences, farm life, timber industries and tribal exhibits. CDA is rich in Natural Resources and you’ll find it in this experience.  Let’s Get Physical Experience is everything outdoors we love about Coeur d’Alene, including lake activities, hiking, biking, rafting, rock climbing, and outdoor yoga. North Idaho has it all!  All the World’s a Stage Experience will showcase the arts, with artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers. Children will participate in several hands on art experiences.  Commerce Experience will showcase local business gathering to show off the many goods and services produced and sold locally.  Science & Technology Experience will feature robots, drones (and drone races), as well as hands-on science experiences.

Unicorn Rides

SUNDAY – Big Red’s Barn, Coeur d’Alene

Two of our magical unicorns will be heading back over to Big Red’s Barn to spread their fairy dust all around.  Season pass holders can ride these beautiful unicorns for just $5, all others are just $8 with their paid admission. Family photography packages being offered later in the day.


Boys & Girls Club “A Night in Black”

FRIDAY – The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Don’t miss the event of the season and your chance to impact our local youth! Join us to for our biggest fundraiser of the year and enjoy silent and live auctions, hor d’oeurves, drinks, dinner and dancing. 100% of the money raised goes directly to our local Clubs and helps ensure we can continue to enhance and expand our programs for our local youth.

Sunny, Rainy and Cloudy this weekend.


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Desiree Janke

Desiree brings 23 years Real Estate Industry experience to The Bennett Realty Group. She is enjoying a long career in Real Estate, which began with a position at an appraisal group that valued all types of residential real estate in North Idaho. Later she assisted in a commercial real estate office which evolved into an administrative and management role for over a decade at one of the area's largest brokerage firms. Desiree received her Idaho Real Estate license in 2010 and loves to assist buyers and sellers achieve their goal. "I'm always excited to help new buyers and work to ensure their home-buying experience is positive and fulfilling. I take the time to explain every small step along the way and am eager to answer any questions as this will be one of their most important lifetime decisions." Professional Designations: REALTOR®: a real estate professional who is member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. CNE®: Certified Negotiation Expert Desiree has lived in North Idaho the last 30 years, graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School and attended North Idaho College. She, and her husband Jared, enjoy raising their daughter in Coeur d'Alene. Desiree is a wealth of knowledge for anyone looking to learn more about what North Idaho has to offer.