Palousafest is a street fair and concert that serves as the inaugural event to begin 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.
Saturday, Aug. 22
5:30-7 p.m. street fair
7:30-9 p.m. concert featuring Branches
Theophilus Tower Lawn
Sixth Street between Rayburn and Line streets
- 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 registration is currently full. Questions? Contact the Department of Student Involvement at (208) 885-6331.