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If you enjoy browsing art and craft booths, have a healthy appetite and don’t mind summer crowds, Coeur d’Alene is your destination this weekend. Call it the mouthful festival – Art on the Green/Taste of Coeur d’Alene/Downtown Street Fair – a congregation of food vendors, artists and musicians spread across a mile and a half of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s north shore. The fun starts today and continues Saturday and Sunday. You want highlights? We’ve got highlights/Scott Maben, SR. More info for Art on the Green/Taste of Coeur d'Alene/Downtown Street Fair here. (Courtesy photo: Art on the Green)
Question: How will the weather affect your enjoyment of downtown/North Idaho College area events this weekend?
Art on the Green is rather pretentious and snotty, with high-priced, useless "crap" that only Richie Rich bitches can afford to put on their husband's American Express Platimum cards and have two-day delivered via FedEx to their homes in Santa Monica. Kudos to the artists, apparently the same people year after year, who sit in their little tents selling their wares (and yes, many of them are quite talented) and have to deal with these snobs and also the HOARDS of other obnoxious people (and their wild-ass kids) who could never afford to buy any of their items even if they saved up their plasma donation money for an entire year. But then there is the food. And the music. Two solid reasons to actually spend an hour finding a parking spot and fighting the maddening crowds trampling the grass on the historic Fort Grounds area/OTV, Get Out! North Idaho. More here.
Question: What do you like/dislike most re: Art on the Green, Taste of Coeur d'Alene, Downtown Street Fair?
- Monday Poll: You Berry Pickers prefer Art on the Green to the other three major summer events in Coeur d’Alene combined. 68 of 127 respondents (54%) selected Art on the Green as their favorite major summer activity in the Lake City. The Fourth of July celebration was a distant second pick w/25 of 127 votes (20%). 22 of 127 (17%) chose Car d’Lane as their favorite event, while 12 of 127 (9%) selected Ironman Coeur d’Alene.
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On the Get Out! North Idaho Facebook page, OrangeTV writes: “Hard to believe Art on the Green weekend is already only three weeks away! It always seems to me like the beginning of the end of summer, and it still feels like it barely started …” The weather hasn’t cooperated. But three of the biggest events of the summer — Car d’Lane, Ironman Coeur d’Alene, and Fourth of July — have come and gone, drawing monster crowds. Art on the Green, indeed, is the beginning of the end to a summer that doesn’t seem to have begun.
Question: Which of the big summer events in Coeur d’Alene is your favorite?