Published: June 25, 2024 | Updated: June 24, 2024

Post Falls Chamber: Making the most of summer

Christina Petit

Christina Petit

Summer is an extra special time in North Idaho. It is our shortest yet most celebrated season. Summer means celebrations, family time and memory-making. It brings beautiful weather and an extra dose of energy and enthusiasm throughout the community.

Our restaurants, shops and attractions are bursting with activity. It's wonderful to see both residents and tourists enjoying what our community has to offer. Summer presents a fantastic opportunity for all our members to showcase their unique offerings and capitalize on the heightened spending that accompanies these sunny months. 

We recognize that the season is short, and we want our community to take full advantage of this time. While some of our regularly scheduled events pause until the fall, we still have a lot going on and encourage you to take advantage of the many resources and events we have planned for the summer. Our chamber remains committed to supporting your efforts and promoting the incredible variety of businesses that make our community special. 

Thursday, July 11, join us for Business After Hours at Trailbreaker Cider in Liberty Lake from 4-6 p.m. This joint event with the Spokane Valley Chamber is a great opportunity to support our new member, Trailbreaker Cider. There will be drinks, food and excellent networking. The event is open to all members and their teams. 

July 16 is our annual Connect 4 Lunch Picnic in Q’emiln Park, brought to you by the city of Post Falls. Our mayor, Ron Jacobson, will give a brief update on the city, followed by an open mic session for members to talk about their businesses. Bring something to give away and take your minute on the mic. Smoking Glory BBQ will provide lunch, and KONA Ice, another new member, will provide dessert. 

Our final big summer opportunity to connect is the River City Market and Music, running from July 17 to Aug. 21, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday nights at the beautiful Landings Park. There will be over 50 vendors each week, including food trucks, beer, wine and spirits. We have a great line-up of bands: Pastiche (July 17), The Rusty Jackson Band (July 24), Chasing Eos (July 31), SUPERCHROME (Aug. 7), The Sam Leyde Band (Aug. 14) and the Rhythm Dawgs (Aug. 21). 

In addition to chamber events, many members have fun and exciting things going on. Stateline Speedway has a Wreck Fest and Fireworks on July 3, Aaron Tippin on July 6, Chris Janson on July 24, and celebrates 50 years of racing at the Idaho 200 on July 26 and 27. 

The city of Post Falls hosts the super fun Post Falls Festival and Parade from July 12-14 in Q’emiln Park. The parade will be on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m., and we are taking applications here at the chamber. 

There is so much more; I encourage you to visit and follow Visit Post Falls on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss out.

Let's make the most of this vibrant season together! 

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Christina Petit is the president/CEO for the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.

    The Post Falls Chamber Ambassadors recently spent time touring the large showroom and learning more about Quality Stoves and Spas located at 569 N. Syringa St., Post Falls.