406 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-4858.
"Explosive" drink specials, jello shots, lesbians. DJ Jason (Top-40/Dance) – 9 p.m.
Baja Bargarita, 115 N. Second St., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-7676.
Mmm...blended margaritas and the lovely Christa and Tessa. DJ Brentano/DJ LG (Top-40/Hip-Hop) – 8 p.m.
Carlin Bay Resort, 33917 S. Highway 97, Harrison, (208) 667-7314.
Fireworks over the lake, beer goggles, regret. Nova (Rock/Dance) – 8:30 p.m.
Cd'A City Park/Independence Point
At dusk, cram in with thousands of other sweaty bodies and dodge drunk a-holes and bottle rockets while the pretty fireworks go off over the light-speckled lake and everyone goes "ooh, ahh". info
Cd'A 4th of July Fireworks Cruises, (208) 765-4000
An evening cruise on the lake followed by an amazing view of one of the Northwest's most spectacular fireworks displays. Boarding at 8:00 pm. at Independence Point dock located one block west of The Resort. Cruise from 9:00 - 11:00 pm. Family Cruise - Adults: $29.75, Children ages 3-12: $25.75, Children 2 and under: FREE. VIP Cruise - $55.75 each. Includes Hdo's and two complimentary drinks (must be 21 years of age). Drinks: $25 for a single, weak rum and coke, $45 for a double. $16 for a warm bottle of Bud Light.
Clark Fork Independence Day Celebration.
Parade at 9:30 a.m., races following the parade, chainsaw contest, turtle races, dancing about architecture, watermelon-eating contest, LaToya Jackson look-alike contest, fireworks at dusk.
Conkling Resort & Marina, 20 W. Jerry Lane, Worley, (208) 686-1151.
Fireworks over the lake, lines of coke in the bathroom of some random houseboat. Protocol (Rock) – 7 p.m.
DiLunas, 207 Cedar St., Sandpoint, (208) 263-0846.
Heavenly Double Decker Crab Cake Melt. Bill Reid, Jazz Piano at 1 p.m.
Dover Bay Marina, on the lawn in front of the "C" store and Cafe, (208) 263-6139.
Coeurimba will create a rumble in your bowels with their bass-tastic marimba action – 2 p.m.
The American Hero's Parade sponsored by Sterling Savings starts at 11AM-ish on Sherman Avenue from 15th Street-ish to City Park-ish. Sunglasses: check. Earplugs: check. Flask of Jagermeister: check. info
Gateway Bar and Grill,
250 West Harrison St., Harrison, (208) 689-3387.
Fireworks over the lake, drunk skinny dipping. Ryan Larsen Band and PJ Destiny with The Jam Band (Country/Rock) – 7 p.m.
Gigs Landing, 204 S. Coeur d’Alene Ave., Harrison, (208) 689-9400.
Fireworks over the lake, cheap perfume on a middle-aged blond. Rampage (Rock/Blues) – 7 p.m.
Hope Fireworks Display,
Enjoy a fireworks display at dusk at Ellisport Bay. Maybe you should bring the small bong, you can hide it in your hippie sack easier.
Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 407 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-7314.
You're totally dreaming if you think you're going to find a table, let alone a single square foot of space to try and chug your Derailer in at the center of the hurricane. DJ Juice (Top-40/Hip-Hop) – 9 p.m.
Lake Pend Oreille Cruises, (208) 255-5253
4th of July Fireworks Cruise, departing from Sandpoint City Beach dock, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. General admission is $24, happy ending is $10 extra. info
Downtown Kellogg/Silver Mountain , (208) 512-2173.
Firecracker 5K Fun Run - 9 a.m. Parade - 1 p.m. Food, Silver Hoops Shoot, swimming pool open: 2-4 p.m., cowbell showdown, beer garden in the park hosted by Dirty Ernie’s, UFO landing, horseshoe tournament 2-5 p.m.. Idaho history reenactments: wild west shoot out. Generation Gap Band (Blues/Rock/Vuvuzela) – 6:30 p.m. info
Linger Longer Lounge, 6262 W. Maine St., Spirit Lake, (208) 623-2211.
Ponytailed beardy guy in a denim jacket, Open Jam - 8 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene Casino, Highway 95 South, Worley, (800) 523-2464.
"Fireworks. Food. Fun." Elderly ladysmokers chained to slot machines by the loopy plastic cords of their rewards cards for nine days straight. Simon Sez (Classic Rock/Variety) in the Nighthawk Lounge, 9 p.m.
One Shot Charlie’s, 200 E. Harrison Ave., Harrison, (208) 689-9968.
Kristi and the Spellbinders (Rock/Blues) – 7 p.m. Fireworks over the lake, ride around the lake on the back of a handsome stranger's Harley Davidson at 3 a.m.
Bonner Park West, Priest River.
Enjoy music and food beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at dusk and an exclusive performance by Jem and the Holograms..
Sun Meadow Nudist Resort, 30400 S. Sunray Trail, Worley, (208) 686-8686
Live acoustic folk music with William Pint & Felicia Dale. The info says "Bring something patriotic to the potluck". Normally, it's "wear something patriotic", but that doesn't really work at Sun meadow, so I guess they just have to carry something patriotic around with them. BBQ with hamburgers, cheeseburgers, turkey burgers, or Boca burgers. info
Templin’s Red Lion Resort, 414 East 1st Ave., Post Falls, (208) 773-1611.
Monte Cristo on the menu at Mallards, abnormally stiff cocktails. Sammy Eubanks (Country) – 7 p.m.
Torch Lounge, 216 E. Coeur d’Alene Ave., Coeur d’Alene, (208) 667-3132.
Boobs. DJ Tripp Rogers (Top-40/Hip-Hop) - 4 p.m.