Priest Lake: Inland Empire Sled Dog Races
Priest Lake Sled Dog Race in beautiful Priest Lake, Idaho! Come out and join in the fun. Teams as large as eight dogs and as small as one dog will compete in this fun and competitive event. Free to spectators
Starts February 1, 2020 8:30 AM
Ends February 2, 2020 12:00 AM
Coeur d’Alene: Chocolate Tasting and Competition
Calling all chocolate and wine lovers! Coeur d’Alene’s Premier Chocolate Tasting Event and Competition will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Start your weekend with your friends or Valentine by sampling delicious chocolate treats with the perfect wine pairings. Start at the Plaza Shops to pick up your wristband. All sales will take place online, there will not be any tickets sold at the door.
Starts February 7, 2020 5:00 PM
Sandpoint: Winter Carnival
Sledfuls of family fun featuring a variety of activities and events to celebrate the winter season! The K-9 Keg Pull, fireworks at Schweitzer, and the downtown Parade of Lights are just a few of the fun things to do!
Starts February 14, 2020
Ends February 23, 2020
FUN HOME at Lake City Playhouse
February 1st, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
THESE SHINING LIVES at Lake City Playhouse CDA
February 21st-March 8th, 2020
THESE SHINING LIVES chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.
Kids will be thrilled with a SkyRide at Riverfront Park and can observe the Spokane River Falls from a gondola high above the water. Each gondola can fit up to six people and are ADA compliant. The ideal time to take the SkyRide is when the rushing water is at its peak from March through June.
SKATE RIBBON Spokane
The Skate Ribbon is the first of its kind on the west coast. In the winter, it is a sweeping ice path (16 feet wide and 650 feet long) designed as a loop with a huge adjoining pond. Skate up and glide down inclining and declining lengths of ice. Grab some cocoa and rest beside the cozy fire pits to watch the kids or catch your breath. When the weather warms up and the ice melts, grab your scooters and roller blades and enjoy the ribbon for free.
BIG RED WAGON Spokane
Remember Radio Flyer wagons? Let the kids explore the giant red wagon in the children’s play area. The Childhood Express, as named by artist Ken Spiering, is a city favorite. With the inscription that it is “dedicated to Spokane’s children, as a reflection of the past, created in the present, to last into the future,” this is the perfect pit stop for the family. Parents can take a seat and watch the children slide down the wagon handle or even take a slide down yourself.
LOOFF CARROUSEL Spokane
No trip to Riverfront Park is complete without a ride around the historic Looff Carrousel. Originally a gift from master carver Charles I. D. Looff to his daughter upon her wedding, the Looff Carrousel dates back to 1909. Composed of ornately carved wooden horses and other colorful creatures, it’s an attraction enjoyed by generations of visitors to Spokane. To preserve its beauty for future generations, the recently restored Carrousel is now housed in a climate-controlled structure that looks like a music box. A wondrous ride on the Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Park is one you and your family will not soon forget.
MOBIUS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Spokane
Near both Riverfront and Huntington Park inside the River Park Square Mall is the Mobius Children’s Museum, where kids can play and create. The museum provides children with a wide range of activities that engage the senses, from creating masterpieces in the art room, dressing up and performing on a stage, and making water currents around in the water tables! For younger kiddos, you can even enjoy the “Toddler & Me” classes together. There’s so much to discover!
CAT TALES ZOOLOGICAL PARK SPOKANE
Lions, tigers, and bears, yes, please! If you have animal lovers in your family who would be interested in seeing majestic cats and other animals in a renowned animal-friendly environment, don’t miss Cat Tales Zoological Park. A special animal rescue sanctuary with a unique collection of large cats, bears, birds, and more, Cat Tales is known for its careful attention to animal rescue. And thanks to expert zoological staff sharing their knowledge, there’s so much to learn for the whole family.
Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail CDA
The Mineral Ridge Trail is a 3.3-mile loop that offers outstanding views over Beauty and Wolf Lodge bays of Coeur d’Alene Lake, with excellent interpretive signage along the trail. Great for moderate to easy hiking.
Tubbs Hill Nature Trail CDA
Right in the heart of downtown Coeur d’Alene, explore the wild beauty of the publicly owned Tubbs Hill peninsula with an easy trek on the Tubbs Hill Nature Trail. The two-mile trail loop along Lake Coeur d’Alene offers historical points along the way, plus there are terrific photo opportunities.