The Leaves are Falling and Post Falls is Calling…

From exciting events to autumn adventures, it’s time to explore Post Falls

As the air cools and the days become shorter, there is still much to enjoy during these autumn months in Post Falls and beyond. From events like the beloved annual Shoes & Brews to the inaugural Prost! In the Park, there’s much to look forward to. Labor Day weekend brings with it the return of Silverwood Theme Park’s Coaster Classic Car Show.

This is also a wonderful time to get outdoors to explore the many biking opportunities, particularly the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Take in the beauty of the season on your ride, as you are surrounded by the hues of rich reds and vibrant yellows.


Coaster Classic Car Shows | September 2 & 3

Classic cars from across the Northwest will once again converge on the grounds of Silverwood Theme Park over Labor Day Weekend. September 2 and 3 welcomes the 21st annual Coast Classic Car Show, one of the biggest events of its kind in the Inland Northwest! And it all takes place at Silverwood in Athol. If you like cars that go fast, look good, or just remind you of the good old days, you’ll want to be there.

Your admission to Silverwood includes admission to view the cars. Visit to purchase your ticket. Those interested in registering their car to participate in the car show, entry fees are $35 for one-day admission or $40 for both days. With entry, each driver and one passenger will get FREE admission into the theme park (a savings of up to $220)! Click here to register.

Prost! In the Park | September 30

Post Falls Rotary is proud to present the all-new Prost! In the Park, with 2023 marking its first appearance. Everyone is welcome for a day of fun celebrating the Post Falls German Heritage while raising money to support students in the Post Falls School District. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 30, and head to the Grand Pavilion at Q’emiln Park (12201 West Parkway Drive), where attendees will enjoy a day packed full of entertainment with a DJ and live music, German dancing, activities for the kids (11am to 2pm), great food and bier, and a whole lot more! The fun takes place 11am to 7pm.

Band Lineup:
11am to Noon: The Theresa Edwards Band
1 to 2pm: Devon Wade
3 to 4pm: Super Chrome
5 to 6pm: The Happiness

Admission is free, donations gladly accepted. Beer and food will be sold separately. Register to attend online today at For additional information about the event, contact Christina Petit at

Shoes & Brews | October 7

Voted “Best Running Event in North Idaho” by the Inlander’s Best of the Inland Northwest 2022 Readers Poll, come out to Kiwanis Park (4176 East Weatherby Avenue), enjoy the crisp fall air and beautiful scenery at this year’s Shoes & Brews 5k fun run. Featuring an afternoon filled with fun and community, walkers and runners alike will enjoy the non-competitive, self-timed run, local brews, live music, and costume contest. This is an event not to miss! Those who complete the 5k will receive a finisher T-shirt and medal.

Presented by Post Falls Parks & Recreation, this year’s Shoes & Brews takes place 2 to 7pm on Saturday, October 7. Registration is $40 for those 21 and older, $30 for those under 21 (or non-alcohol). Prices will increase after September 18. For additional details, call the Parks & Recreation Office at 208.773.0539 or visit

Biking the North Idaho Centennial Trail

Nestled in the heart of North Idaho’s breathtaking landscape, the Centennial Trail stands as a testament to nature’s splendor and human ingenuity. This iconic trail stretches across diverse terrains, showcasing the region’s vibrant hues throughout the seasons. Along its winding path, the trail boasts a kaleidoscope of colors—from the fiery reds and oranges of autumn’s foliage to the lush greens of summer’s embrace.

Among the trail’s many picturesque vistas, none compare to the enchanting spectacle of the lighted bridge suspended over the Spokane River. As the trail’s crown jewel, this bridge comes to life as the sun dips below the horizon. As twilight paints the sky with shades of pink and gold, the bridge’s gentle illumination casts a warm glow upon the tranquil waters below. The juxtaposition of natural beauty and human craftsmanship creates a scene that lingers in the memory long after the journey ends.

With its ever-changing palette and the allure of the illuminated bridge, this trail captures the essence of North Idaho’s charm, inviting all who venture upon it to experience a harmonious blend of nature’s artistry and human innovation.

To view the course of the trail, along with additional information, visit

Celebrate the arrival of fall and all the season brings right here in Post Falls. And to see more of what Post Falls has to offer, visit

Jamie Morgan
Author: Jamie Morgan

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