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Student Involvement

Department of Student Involvement
University of Idaho
Commons 302
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 2535
Moscow, ID 83844-2535 
Phone: (208) 885-6331 
Fax: (208) 885-6944
Email: getinvolved@uidaho.edu

crowd of people at an outdoor event along sixth street

Palousafest

Palousafest is a street fair and concert that serves as the kickoff to the academic year at the University of Idaho. It's a "welcome" to new students and a "welcome back" to those returning to campus. Students learn about how to get involved and other opportunities at the University of Idaho and on the Palouse. Join us:

Saturday, Aug. 22

5:30-7 p.m. street fair
7:30-9 p.m. concert featuring Branches
W. Sixth Street between Rayburn and Line streets, Theophilus Tower Lawn | Map


Event includes:

  • Tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) to give students an aerial view of campus
  • Street fair featuring booths from more than 200 UI and community organizations
  • Sumo wrestling
  • Mechanical bull
  • Bouncy castle
  • Concert featuring L.A.-based indie folk rock band Branches

This event happens rain or shine.
Rain site for concert is the Bruce Pitman Center International Ballroom

Table Space

UI-affiliated organizations/departments as well as businesses and community members are invited to sign up for table space at the event. The first table is free for UI-affiliated organizations/departments. Tables are $30 for business and community members. Electricity access is not provided.

Table registration is currently full. Registrants after July 23 will be added to a wait-list and contacted as space becomes available.

Add Your Organization to the Wait-list »


Palousafest is sponsored by the Department of Student Involvement, Idaho Commons & Student Union, and Associated Students University of Idaho. Entertainment coordinated by ASUI Vandal Entertainment.