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Leavenworth Oktoberfest

A Different Oktoberfest

Every year I give you all a run-down of the various Oktoberfest celebrations throughout North Idaho. I've listed several beer tasting events by town, did a three-part series about the Leavenworth Oktoberfest and last year highlighted Critfest and the Coeur d'Fondo - two biking events hosted right here in Coeur d'Alene. This year is a little different... This year I'm shifting focus to those bike events I mentioned. You see, for three days a week, over the course of at…

Road Trip: Leavenworth, Part 2

Our trip to Leavenworth wasn't just for shopping and sightseeing. The main purpose for the trip was to check out their Oktoberfest, and boy did it deliver. Talk about a big party, there were hundreds, if not thousands, of people there for opening week. There were 4-5 entertainment areas full of tables and seats and a constant rotation of musicians and other acts, all thoroughly entertaining.   I have to say the biggest let down of the whole night was the…

August in North Idaho

Hola amigos, long time no see. Let me first apologize (yet again) for my absence lately. I know it's been a week or so since my last post and that's super lame. I've been severely lacking in the creativity department and even more so in motivation. So even though I wasn't physically on vacation (dang it!) I needed a little mental break from the blog. Time to focus on the job that actually pays the bills and just relax when…

Art on the Green and Street Fair this weekend!

This weekend marks the 46th annual Festival of Trees at North Idaho College. The green space around Coeur d’Alene’s very own Harvard on the Lake is transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery each year. Local and regional artists set up camp downtown for three days of art, music and food. Art on the Green started as “Coeur d’Alene Art Festival” on the tennis courts of North Idaho College almost half a century ago, since then it has grown into…

This Weekend North Idaho: Ironman Edition

This time last year I gave you the Top Five Things to do While Visiting for Ironman. While those were definitely some good ideas (if I do say so myself), I will be doing my best to avoid going out this weekend. Although I know that, unlike me, a lot of you probably enjoy all the craziness that Ironman brings, so for you, I give you: the Top Five Things I Would do Over Ironman Weekend if I Didn't Want to…