Before we opened our storefront on 2nd and Sherman, before we spread our local vibes online, we started at events like these. With an EZ-up tent, a table, and some t-shirts, CDA Idaho Clothing Company was born. How the time has flown! This weekend, we’re getting back to our roots with one of the biggest events in downtown Cd’A: the Downtown Coeur d’Alene Street Fair on Sherman Avenue! On August 3rd-5th (this weekend!), from 10am to 8pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, over 250 vendors of all kinds will be hanging downtown.
This event always has an atmosphere all its own, when makers, artists, unique services, and yumminess come together on one street and across Cd’A City Park (think Fort Sherman Playground) to meet our wonderful community. The Street Fair happens right alongside the annual Art on the Green, which is located on the North Idaho College campus. This year is Art on the Green’s 50th anniversary of bringing over 190 artists together for a fun, weekend-long community experience. In between all of this, The Taste of Coeur d’Alene is happening in the park, with all the different kinds of food trucks and stands you can think of. Downtown Cd’A is always lively in the summertime, but for this one weekend in August, you could say it truly thrives; this weekend is the essence of almost all the things we love about North Idaho found right in the same place.
You wanna know our favorite part? We get to be part of it! Our stand is located right in front of our shop on the corner of 2nd and Sherman, so you’ll know how to find us. This is our third year at this event, and we are excited about the growth we get to see clearly through it. Our first year, we started with one tent on one space. Our second year, we expanded to two tents and two spaces. This year, we have kept the momentum as we expand to three spaces! The Street Fair has become quite possibly our biggest moment of the year.
CDA Idaho’s biggest event of the year means a lot more set up. Andy, Nichelle, and the team have been prepping for this weekend for quite a while, but crunch time really happened on Thursday. Andy and Nichelle worked late into the night to make sure they would be ready to bring you their best on Friday at 10:00. Of course, that means their Friday started at 6am for the big push to get their stock on the street and put on the finishing touches. They had to make sure everything looked fantastic, of course. By 10:45, the whole street was buzzing, and the stand was packed.
We’ve got all our classics and best-sellers on the street, but we’ve also got a couple new things to debut this weekend. You know our Idaho Cabin Sticker? You can wear it now. We’re also pretty excited to show you one of our new favorites: the Tubbs Hill tee. If you don’t want to carry Tubbs Hill on your chest, you can also just stick it on your fridge, or car, or on your head. We’ve got options.
Don’t worry, if you can’t find what you want under the tents, our shop is still open right behind us!
Don’t come down just for us, though. You and your family can make a whole day of it. There are plenty of things for the kiddos on both the Street and the Green, and the weather is simply perfect, so grab a bite at one of the yummy food trucks (you can even pick something different for each person. There’s more than enough for everyone), then go exploring! Don't forget to visit our friends Indland Candle Co. and Craft and Lore on the street too! We’ll see you there!