Coming up this weekend is one of the event weekends here in Coeur d’Alene that our family usual tries to make it to. This weekend, similar to last year, will be a HOT one! We are going to try and make it downtown to enjoy the weekend and thought we would share some stay cool tips that we will be using that you can try too!
1. Eat small meals and eat more often and avoid foods that are high in protein. Well this shouldn’t be a problem as there will be plenty of food choices in the city park for the Taste of the Coeur d’Alene that I am sure will be great for carbo loading.
2. Run your wrists under cold water for five seconds each every couple of hours. With lake Coeur d’Alene being within walking distance of all three events it will be easy to dip in a wrist or two or maybe even an entire body!
3. Sit back, close your eyes and picture snow. Research has shown that the body reacts to these daydreams, reducing its overall temperature. Since this weekend signals the beginning of the end of summer here in the Inland Northwest imagining what we will be experiencing once this heat is gone will remind us that it is not so bad.
4. Whatever you’re doing outdoors, having a plan will help cut down on unnecessary activity in the heat. Here is “The Morgan Stay Cool Plan”: Start at the beginning of the Street Fair at the east end of Sherman Ave., then take a dip in the lake, stroll through the Taste of the Coeur d’Alene for a snack or three, now for another dip in the lake, take in Art on the Green at the North Idaho College Campus while visualizing the snow to come, followed by a dip in the lake, another stroll through the Taste of the Coeur d’Alene, and finishing with a dip in the lake. Fun filled day for the whole family and everyone stays cool!
Now that you have a “plan” below is some more information about the events happening this weekend.
Downtown Street Fair –
Brought to you by The Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association
Come Downtown and enjoy the best Arts & Crafts weekend in the Northwest! There will be over 250 vendors, daily entertainment, food, fine art, crafts, and much, much more! A true Street Fair! This event is dog, handicap & stroller friendly and offers a shuttle bus between A Taste of the CdA’s, Art on the Green & Street Fair. Catch the bus at either 3rd & Sherman or 4th and Sherman. Starting at 4am N.W. Blvd. and Lakeside through 7th St. will be closed. Street Fair is 10am-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Art on the Green-
presented by The Citizens Council for the Arts (CCA)
A marketplace, performance space and a gathering place for friends and families, 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. Shuttle bus service to the west side of the NIC campus from downtown is also available during the festival. No dogs are allowed at Art on the Green.
The Citizens Council for the Arts (CCA) is a nonprofit group formed of over 500 volunteers to encourage, promote, and support the arts in the community.
Taste of Coeur d’Alene –
produced by the Idaho Panhandle Area Kiwanis
Now in it’s 26th year, Taste of Coeur D’Alene has become one of the Inland Northwest’s favorite festivals. Coeur D’Alene city park, on beautiful Lake Coeur D’Alene, is the ideal location for this event, attracting more than 50,000 seasonal and year-round residents over 3 days. The festivals fine arts and crafts are featured al fresco.
The show also features live professional music as well as a variety of quality foods and beverages. Admission to the festival is free to the public.
Hours: Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 8:30PM
Sunday 10AM to 6PM