North Idaho

American Heroes parade kicks of 4th of July festivities

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - By 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, thousands lined the streets of downtown Coeur d'Alene for the annual "American Heroes" parade. 

Men, women and children packed the sidewalks along Sherman Avenue to catch a glimpse of fire trucks, marching bands and veterans. The parade kicked off a long day of 4th of July celebrations in Coeur d'Alene, all organized by the Chamber of Commerce.

"It's a great day to have my job," said Chamber of Commerce President Steve Wilson.  "It's a beautiful day - the parade is spectacular, the weather couldn't be better. We moved the parade a little bit earlier, little cooler, I think it's working out good - my staff did an awesome job putting it together."

Following the parade - the park and downtown streets were filled with live music and food, all leading up to one of the regions oldest firework traditions at 10 p.m.


LOCAL AND REGIONAL NEWS

THIS WEEK'S CIRCULARS