The FYI North Idaho Blog

North Idaho Fair and Rodeo

August 21 – 25 Would you rather eat your weight than carry it? Then the Elmer’s Pie Eating Contest is for you! We’re determined to find out who is the fastest pie eater in North Idaho! (and when it’s scrumptious Elmer’s pies, who wouldn’t want to eat a whole pie?) This contest takes place every […]

2013 North Idaho Fair and Rodeo Live Entertainment

Wednesday, August 21 – Sunday, August 25 At this year’s North Idaho Fair for you really can see Everything Under the Sun in over 20 different live shows each day! For less the price of 1 movie ticket, you can experience: – Country, rock, and hit bands & musicians – A hypnotist show, a magician, […]

SpringHill Suites Coeur d’Alene Now Open

Relax in Idaho’s new Marriott hotel Fresh. Cool. Green. These three little words exemplify what you will encounter at the newest hotel in Coeur d’Alene, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. The first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified hotel in Idaho, the SpringHill Suites is an all suite property with a contemporary flair. […]

Brewsfest 2013

It’s Brewsfest time again at Silver Mountain! A great musical line up with the Dog House Boyz, Nu Jack City and Eclectic Approach (as seen on Jimmy Kimmel). 35 beers, 18 breweries, 3 great bands and 1 Big Party on the Mountain! Tickets are available for pre-purchase at , save $5 when you purchase […]


The 2,774 acre Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge is located in Boundary County, surrounded by Deep Creek and the Kootenai River to the east and the Selkirk Mountains on the west. Its purpose is to provide resting and feeding habitat for migrating water fowl. The viewing route is approximately four miles and accessible by car, biking […]

Harrison Idaho

At the mouth of the Coeur d’Alene River on the southeast end of Lake Coeur d’Alene, lies the picturesque town of Harrison where the old and the new are joined in perfect harmony. Once a landing for steamers, the community remains a port, but now pleasure boats tie up at the marina and cruise the […]

Enjoy North Idaho Waters

It’s not hard to enjoy the lakes and rivers of North Idaho. More than half of all the surface waters in Idaho are here in the Panhandle, from foam-flecked river rapids challenging the whitewater rafter to glassy, quiet lakes perfect for canoes. If you’re looking to cool off from the summer heat on a boat or […]

Downtown Coeur d’Alene Street Fair

August 2, 3 and 4, 2013 The Best Arts & Crafts Weekend in the Northwest! Over 250 Vendors! Daily Entertainment! Food, Fine Art, Crafts, and Much, Much More! A true Street Fair! Visit for more details!

Taste of the Coeur d’Alene’s

August 2, 3 and 4, 2013 The Idaho Panhandle Kiwanis Club presents A Taste of the Coeur d’Alene’s in beautiful Coeur d’Alene City Park. Gastronomic pleasures to tantalize your taste buds are offered at over 20 food booths staffed by top quality professional food vendors from the Northwest. Original arts and crafts are offered by […]

Art on the Green

Aug 2, 3 and 4, 2013 This yearly event is the highlight of the summer in Coeur d’Alene. Art on the Green is held at the old Fort Sherman Grounds on the North Idaho College Campus, just a short walk from Downtown and City Park. The campus green will be transformed into a stunning outdoor […]