Amazing engines, excellent eats and everything else for Father’s Day in North Idaho
Stumped for what to do with Dad this Father’s Day weekend? Look no further than North Idaho for plenty of places to celebrate your father’s favorite things to do.
Start with CAR D’LANE, an annual free event for car lovers of all ages. The pre-funk at SLATE CREEK BREWING starts at noon, while the custom car cruise starts at 6 pm Friday, June 14 (insider tip: park midtown and walk downtown or grab a seat along the parade route and enjoy the festivities with a bite or a beverage). The “show and shine” is Saturday downtown, letting you get close to these automotive beauties.
Looking for a different way to celebrate car culture? Go to STATELINE SPEEDWAY for Saturday night at the races, featuring 18-wheeler “big rigs” (minus their cargo), professional cars and hobby stock racers, plus fireworks. Get the whole family in for as little as $20.
Keeping with the engine theme, what about a special sightseeing flight over the lake and nearby mountains with BROOKS SEAPLANE? Get out on the water with a lake cruise COEUR D’ALENE RESORT LAKE CRUISE, which for Father’s Day includes brunch (adults $49.25, seniors 55-and-up $45.25, children ages 6-12 $29.25, 5-and-under free).
Another brunch option is the Dad’s and Grads brunch at the COEUR D’ALENE RESORT, this year prepared by the resort’s very own father-and-son chef duo at DOCKSIDE. Ask about overnight packages starting at $289. Do Dad’s brunch Sunday, June 16, at the COEUR D’ALENE CASINO AND RESORT’S Father’s Day buffet with $3 “manmosas.”
On Monday, June 17, the casino hosts Dads & Doubles day at CIRCLING RAVEN GOLF COURSE. Golf for two of you is $150 (a $30 savings), plus double well drinks for just $6.
Properly fueled, you’ll all be ready to spend the day on two wheels. Pack up the bikes and check out any number of area parks and trails, including the 23-mile CENTENNIAL TRAIL from stateline to the lake. The HIAWATHA TRAIL is open, too, and if you’re OK with celebrating after Father’s Day, consider the new full-moon ride Monday, June 17 ($32-60, reservations required).
Dad gets in free at SILVERWOOD THEME PARK on Father’s Day weekend (with purchase of paid admission). Speaking of free, how about some good, old-fashioned quality time with Dad: hike TUBBS HILL, take in one of the many free, family-friendly events like the RIVERSTONE CONCERT SERIES or the MOVIES IN THE PARK because being together is priceless.
Beauty and the Beast
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater presents “the tale as old as time” based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. $49 adults, $42 senior, $27 children; Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 2 pm; Salvation Army Kroc Center.
This is your chance to try out a large selection of kayaks, paddleboards and pedalboards for free — thanks to Tri State Outfitters. 10 am-4 pm; North Idaho College Beach.
This Saturday, the Coeur Jams Concert Series presents LOCASH, the modern country vocal duo known for their hits “I Love This Life,” “I Know Somebody” and “Ring on Every Finger.” $25-45; 7 pm; Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel.
Bison Ranch Tour
Learn the cultural significance of this mighty animal as a Coeur d’Alene Tribal member provides a guided tour of a working bison ranch. $40; 10-2 pm; depart from the Coeur d’Alene Casino.