August Activities Around Boise

Can you believe summer is already just a month away from being over? Make this last month count before we enter the Fall season! There are lots of great activities going on in the Treasure Valley this August to help you continue to make this summer a memorable one!

Boise Fairytale Adventure Stories

Boise Little Theater

August 2-4 from 10am-12pm

Young kids ages 5-10 are sure to have a blast at this opportunity to act out their favorite fantasy stories and create some of their own! This event allows children to learn about theater in a fun and interactive way that they are sure to enjoy. They will have the chance to record their performances that they can then share with family and friends.

Dragonfly Exploration

Parkcenter Park

August 5 from 1-3 pm

The Dragonfly Exploration interactive event is a great way for your elementary and middle school-age kids to learn even while they aren’t in school, and have fun doing it! Attendees will learn about identifying dragonflies and their behavior and even get tips on taking good pictures of them. While it is free, there is limited space at this event, so be sure you register online first!

Mitchell Tenpenny Concert

Expo Idaho (5610 N Glenwood St, Garden City, ID)

August 6 from 5:30-10:30pm

Fans of folk and country music are sure to have an amazing time at the Mitchell Tenpenny Concert at Expo Idaho! The talented artist will be playing some of his most popular songs while also showcasing his more recent work. Tickets are available online right now, so grab your seat now to enjoy some awesome live music!

The Great Dolphin Dunk

Roaring Springs Water Park

August 8 from 12-1 pm

Roaring Springs is always one of the most popular places to go during the summer in Boise, in August there is a special treat. 10,000 toy dolphins will race around the endless river. You can participate by purchasing a dolphin from the Roaring Springs ticket booth or online. Not only is this fun to watch and enjoy, but it is also raising money for a good cause; the goal here is to raise $30,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County.

A Day At The Park

Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park

August 14 from 10am-4pm

This free, open-to-the-public event is the perfect place for the whole family to spend an afternoon. There are plenty of vendors selling all kinds of great local products, food trucks that can offer you a delicious meal, and even playgrounds and a splash pad for the kids to cool off and have fun! Check it out to support local businesses, have a tasty lunch, and enjoy yourself outside.

34th Annual Nampa Festival of the Arts

Lakeview Park

August 14-15 from 10 am-6 pm (4 pm on the 15th)

If you appreciate art and creativity, the Nampa Festival of the Arts is the perfect place to celebrate it! Over 200 booths are showcasing and selling beautiful and unique art pieces, including sculptures, jewelry, paintings, and even yard art. There will be live entertainment, art booths, and activities for kids, and concession stands with food. There is so much to do here, you can make a whole day out of celebrating and enjoying the arts!

Hypnotist—Chris Mabrey

College of Western Idaho: Nampa Campus Academic Building

August 20 at 2:30 pm

Chris Mabrey is a hypnotist and comedian well-known throughout the United States. If you want some real on-stage entertainment, this is an opportunity to laugh and at his great sense of humor as well as gasp at his ability to stun audiences. This show will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before, so check it out!

Western Idaho Fair

Expo Idaho

August 21-30

It’s that time of year! The Western Idaho Fair is just around the corner, so be sure to go and enjoy all the food, vendors, and shows that will be going on. There will be concerts, “Wild West” shows, aquatic animals, and even goat-milking! There is fun for everyone to be had, so set aside a day or two to experience some of the best that Western Idaho has to offer.

Boise Comic Arts Festival 2021

JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place)

August 28 (in-person) & 29 (online) 10am-5pm

This festival at the Boise Public Library is a great opportunity for people of all ages in the Treasure Valley to celebrate their artistic and creative side. Local artists, as well as creators from all around, will be there to showcase their amazing work, inspiring creators. If you attend in person you can participate in one of their cosplay contests, and the online event will have plenty of awesome panels to listen to.

There are still plenty of fun things to do in the Boise area before summer ends, so make the most out of your August! Remember that it is still crazy hot outside, so be sure to have enough water to keep you cool and hydrated wherever you go. Now get out there and have a good time!

July 2021 Activities around Boise

July 2021 Activities

The heat is beating down, but we aren’t slowing down here in the Treasure Valley. There is still quite a lot to do. You can always find something fun to do in the Boise area. Just be sure to wear your sunscreen and hydrate up!

Treasure Valley God and Country Festival and RE/MAX Executives Open House Party!

16201 Idaho Center Blvd, Nampa ID (RE/MAX Executives) and the Idaho Ford Center

June 30, 2021 from 6-9pm

Come to our God and Country Open House before, during, after OR instead of the Treasure Valley Festival at the Ford Idaho Center.  Join the fun listening to music and inspirational speakers.  RE/MAX will have music, food, snow cones, games, drinks and raffles.  Bring your chairs if you would like to watch the fireworks from our office lawn!

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

All Month

The Discovery Center of Idaho

The Titanic is one of the most famous tragedies of modern history and for the entire month of July, you can head down to the Discovery Center of Idaho to check out their exhibit dedicated to the event. They have everything from replica passes of passengers that once rode aboard the ship to re-creations of rooms that you might have seen on the ship.

The World Stage: Contemporary Art Collection

March 6th to July 11th

Boise Art Museum

If you wanted to see an awesome contemporary art collection this summer, you are in luck. There is so much to see downtown at the Boise Art Museum with this collection from Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family. This collection has several dozen art pieces by contemporary American artists that will stimulate your artistic side.

Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4th

Ann Morrison Park

10:15 PM

It wouldn’t be 4th of July without a few fireworks! If you are in the mood for some pyrotechnics this independence day, be sure to head down to Ann Morrison Park in Downtown Boise. This public display will be a sight to see and very fun. They recommend that you do not bring any drones, pets, and your own fireworks.

Girl From God’s Country: the History of Women in Film

July 8th

6 PM to 8 PM

Idaho State Museum

More people should know about the harrowing adventures of the stunning and talented Nell Shipman. This trailblazer of Woman’s integration in Hollywood was not only an actor, director, and stunt woman, but she is also a piece of Idaho history as well. She is an inspiring figure that you will enjoy learning more about. Be sure to head down to the Idaho State Museum on the 8th to learn about this magnificent woman.

Idaho Talent Fest

July 10th

7:30 PM

Nampa Civic Center

Talent shows are always a blast, and this year, you can not only enjoy the talents of your friends and neighbors but help support a great cause at the same time. The Idaho Talent Fest is a fundraiser to FSH Muscular Dystrophy so you can give to those in need. Tickets are limited so be sure to get them quick.

The Case of the Lions Tail Pendant

July 17th

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

A Playhouse Boise

If you are a fan of mystery theater, then you are in luck. The Case of the Lion’s Tail Pendant is a great show at Playhouse Boise that will have you laughing, scratching your head, and on the edge of your seat. Be sure to get your tickets before they run out!

Book Discussion: Polly Bemis: the Life and Times of a Chinese American Pioneer

July 21st

6 PM to 8 PM

Idaho State Museum

Idaho has had some amazing people in its past. One of those incredible people was Polly Bemis, a Chinese American pioneer that created a life for herself in the backcountry of our great state. This event will allow you to see into the life and times of an awesome woman in Idaho history and learn about what it took to be a pioneer.

Truth in Comedy

July 25th

Mad Swede Brew Hall

7:00 PM

On the 25th, Mad Swede Brew Hall is going to host an awesome comedy/art show. This event will give audiences a look into several different types of art in a whirlwind of beauty, tears, and laughter. Be sure to check out the website for more info on the event and their COVID precautions.

Canyon County Fair

July 29th to August 1st

Caldwell Idaho

Towards the end of the month, be sure to check out the Canyon County Fair. After the year 2020, most of us can’t wait to enjoy a good fair again. You’ll get to enjoy rides, vendors and animal displays just like before. Be sure, however, to check the website for COVID information.

Great Garden Escape

July 29th

The Duck Club

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Great Garden Escape is a wonderful performance at the Duck Club here in Boise. The featured artist is Damien Jurado who will entertain and enthrall you with his unique style of music and storytelling. You are welcome to bring your own food and (as long as it is non-alcoholic) beverages as well. Masks are required when not at your seat.

As you can tell, there is quite a variety of activities for you to choose from this month. The Boise/Treasure Valley area is booming with fun and exciting opportunities. But, be safe out there, the heat can be dangerous!

June activities around Boise

June 2021 Activities in Boise

I can’t believe it’s June and I feel like I’ve missed the first week! BUT summer is here and the list of activities you have to check out is growing longer and longer. Boise residents are getting excited for the warmer weather which, combined with school being out, makes for the perfect combination for fun and excitement. Here are just a few of the awesome events and activities you will see around the Boise area this month.

Father’s Day Mug Painting Workshop

June 11th

Back Gate Studio

If you are looking for a gift for the father figure in your life, or just want to have fun creating something cool, then you might enjoy the Father’s Day Mug Painting Workshop. This fun little event is an inexpensive way to create a one-of-a-kind gift while having fun and learning something new at the same time!

Crooked Fence Cornhole League

Crooked Fence Brewing

June 17th

There are few things as fun as a nice game of cornhole over a couple of drinks. If you are feeling like you are ready to get out there and have a good time, or you just want to show off your cornhole skills, then be sure to check out this tournament over at the Crooked Fence. Check out their website for more details

Star Wars Live Podcast Recording

June 18th

The Creative Space

Do you dream of traveling to a galaxy far, far away? If so, then you are going to love the live taping of the RPG-based podcast ‘The Pirates of Tion’. This podcast will be a great way to enjoy the imagination of local creators while connecting with other Star Wars fans. The tickets are available online and at the door, but prices are better if you book in advance, so be sure to order some now. There will also be refreshments you can purchase as well.

Howliday Pawlooza at Zoo Boise

June 19th

Zoo Boise                            

There are few people who missed the holidays in 2020 like the humans and animals at Zoo Boise. In a normal year, they would celebrate most holidays, giving the animals special treats and activities. However, since 2020 robbed them of most of their holidays, the zoo staff have decided to celebrate all the holidays at once. There will be Halloween, Christmas, and even Easter activities to enjoy (including a visit from the Easter Bunny and the jolly old Saint Nick!). So, be sure to head down to the zoo on the 19th for a celebration like no other!

Idaho Job and Career Fair

June 21st

The Riverside Hotel

60+ employers will be seeking new employees at the Idaho Job and Career Fair. If you want to start a new job, new career, or just need a change of pace, then be sure to swing by. There will be positions available for everyone including entry-level positions, experienced positions, and even part-time as well. Remember though to come ready for interviews– dress to impress and bring several copies of your resume. Masks are strongly encouraged.

Disco Dance Fitness

June 26th

Voxn Clothing

Voxn clothing, located downtown, is not just a clothing store, it is a great place to enjoy a plethora of activities. This month, one of the activities you can look forward to is a Disco Dance Fitness class. It’s a great way to get out, meet some people and get some exercise– all at the same time! There are refreshments that you can buy as well in case you get hungry!

Have a Fun in the Sun June!

May Activities around Boise

May 2021 Activities in Boise

Spring is in full swing now here in Boise Idaho and you know what that means: a whole lot of fun. Below you will find a handful of these wonderful events that will keep you entertained all month long.

Cinco de Mayo Bingo

Voxn Clothing

May 5th

Voxn Clothing is going to be a great place to gather on Cinco de Mayo because they are going to play host to a free Bingo night! There will be food, fun, and prizes at this event; but be sure to get there early as the Bingo game is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Virtually Perfect — Virtual Tasting Workshop

Virtual Event

May 6th

The Idaho Wine Commission is hosting a 2-hour wine tasting workshop and seminar. This awesome event is designed for wineries and wine clubs to learn how to hold their own virtual wine tasting events. It is sure to be fun and educational. And, don’t forget, they will be holding a give-a-way as well– so don’t delay.

LunaFest

Virtual Event

May 8th

Lunafest is an event made to help empower women and girls. The festival will share short films by and about women. It is an inexpensive virtual event that will allow everyone to see the world through the eyes of female artists. The proceeds will be donated to the Soroptimist Int’l of Boise, who work to make the lives of women and girls better.

Trunk Sale

Nampa Civic Center

May 8th

The best way to describe the Trunk Sale is that it is basically a parking lot yard sale. It will be a great way to score some new or used items by just walking from one spot to the next through the parking lot. This free event is a great way to get some exercise and score some deals. Not to mention, you can even sell your own wares as well (vendor fee will be charged to sell).

Lowell Scott Middle School Spring Bazaar

Lowell Scott Middle School

May 8th

It’s that time of year again– it’s time for the Lowell Scott Middle School Spring Bazaar. This event is a great way to not only score some cool new stuff, but also support a local school at the same time. Located on the corner of Eagle Road and McMillan Road, this is a centrally located event that you can’t afford to miss. So, while you are out and about on Saturday, be sure to stop in at the Bazaar.

Mother’s Day Paint ‘n Sip Class

Potter Wines

May 9th

Potter Wines is an awesome little winery down on Chinden Boulevard and on Mother’s Day they will be hosting a paint and sip night. Come celebrate with everyone while you have some drinks, make some art, and have a good time!

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru

Ford Idaho Center

May 14th through May 23rd

The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru is an awesome traveling show that allows you to experience the wonder and majesty of the dinosaurs from the comfort of your own car. Come and drive through to see all the dinos both big and small. It is a great activity for people of any age. They even have an online audio tour to help you get the most out of the experience. The show will only be in town for 9 days so you better be sure to get your tickets today!

Boise is a wonderful place and these events are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun things to do here. Enjoy May and see you next month!

April Activities around Boise

April 2021 Activities

Spring is officially upon us and there are more things coming out of the woodwork than just warmer temperatures and budding flowers. In fact, there are dozens of great activities and events that you can enjoy here in the Boise area, while still staying staying within your comfort level!

Idaho Craft Beer Month

All Month

Various Locations

If you are a fan of craft beer, then the month of April will be an exciting time for you! Throughout the whole month of April, Idaho Craft Beer Month will be celebrated at various locations, with various events, around the Treasure Valley. Not every bar or pub in the state will be participating so, be sure to check out their website for more information, and please, drink responsibly. 

Do the Right

April 5th through April 9th

Virtual Event

Kindness and compassion are at the heart of every great community, and the Boise area is no exception. It has been noted by visitors and newcomers to the area, that the people of Boise, and the citizens of Idaho in general, are some of the most friendly people. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have things we can work on. For this reason, the city of Meridian is putting on the ‘Do the Right’ virtual event between April 5th and April 9th as a way to promote more kindness, compassion, and generosity in our community. Be sure to check it out and pay it forward!

Second Saturdays: All About Beavers

April 10th

Idaho State Museum

If you are looking for something fun and educational to do with those you love, then you are going to want to check out the All About Beavers program at the Idaho State Museum. This event will be in honor of Beaver Day. There will be plenty of fun activities to enjoy while we all can take a moment to appreciate this animal.

Boise Gun Show

April 10th through April 11th

Ford Idaho Center

If you are looking to enjoy a few days surrounded by other firearm enthusiasts then you are in luck because the Boise Gun Show will be at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa this month! It is a great opportunity to buy, sell, and trade firearms and firearm accessories. Be sure to call ahead and or visit their site for information about COVID precautions and other rules and regulations that will need to be followed. Due to the nature of the activity, it is important that safety is the number one priority.

Gem State Comic-Con

April 10th

Expo Idaho

Another event happening on April 10th that many will find enticing would have to be the Gem State Comic-Con. Whether you are into comic books, video games, books, movies, or even TV, there will be something here for you to enjoy. Not to mention the opportunity to meet new friends who share your interests.

Pet Expo

April 17th

Expo Idaho

The Pet Expo is an event for everyone who wants to celebrate their love for their pets. There will be experts, vendors, and shows from all corners of the pet world to help you find whatever you need or want for your pets. There will be petting zoos, demonstrations, a dog agility gym and so much more. Not to mention an appearance by the famous Corbin Maxey! You can also expand your family by adopting at the expo as well. So really, there is no reason not to come!

Spring Dream Wedding Expo

April 17th

Expo Idaho

On April 17th, Expo Idaho is also going to be the place for those looking to meet with and learn from all sorts of wedding professionals. If you are planning a wedding, you are going to absolutely love this event. Here you can see what is new in the world of wedding planning or even take the next steps in planning one of your own!

The Boise Spring Parade of Homes

April 24th

Various Locations

The Parade of Homes has had a long history here in the Treasure Valley. It is a phenomenal event that allows home enthusiasts of all kinds to come together. Are you looking for a new home or just like to see what’s new in the housing market? Then you are in luck, the Parade of Homes allows you to tour local homes for sale without making an appointment. If this event interests you, be sure to give us a call– real estate is our business after all!

As you can see, Springtime in Boise has so much to offer both inside and out!  Enjoy yourself, that is what we are all about here in Boise.

March 2021 Activities around Boise

While lockdowns and restrictions continue, one might think that there is a shortage of fun activities you can do in the Boise area. But we are here to inform you that there are more events out there than you might think. In fact, not only are there a lot of amazing looking activities going on in March, but they are safe and they have plenty of precautions to keep everyone healthy and happy.

2021 Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 Mile Walk

Virtual, All Month

It wouldn’t be spring without getting out and stretching your legs! Throughout the month of March, you can join many others to participate in the 2021 Shamrocks and Shenanigans 4 Mile Walk! It is a virtual event so you can do it how and where you are comfortable. They encourage participants to dress up in their favorite Irish and Leprechaun themed costumes or just wear your running gear– just be sure to share a picture!

Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt

The Village at Meridian, All Month

Looking for something fun to do with your young ones? Be sure to check out the Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt at the Village at Meridian. Just head to the concierge desk to get the scavenger hunt key and head off on a St. Patrick’s Day adventure. Once you have found all of the leprechauns you can bring the key back to the concierge desk for a special treat!

Idaho Job & Career Fair

Galaxy Event Center, Meridian, Wednesday March 3, 2021

Are you looking for a new opportunity– a new start to your career? Then you might like the Idaho Job and Career Fair at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian. You can expect several dozen employers that are looking to fill a wide variety of positions. Who knows, maybe you will find your next great job! (Masks and temperature checks are required)

Telaya Design: Houseplant Kokedama

Virtual, Thursday March 04, 2021

A kokedama, a plant growing from a moss covered ball of soil, is a very nice way to bring some life into your home or office. This class will not only teach you how to make a kokedama, but also supply you with everything you need to get started. Not to mention a little bottle of wine. This is a virtual event so there is no need to worry about any COVID restrictions, so stay in and have some fun.

Opera Idaho Operatini: Secrests and Discoveries

The Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel, Thursday March 04, 2021

If you are looking for some culture and music, then you have to check out the Opera Idaho Operatini. This event has dinner and a show with everything from herb encrusted chicken to chocolate cake and, not to mention, some amazing entertainment. By going to this event you will be able to support the arts and have a fantastic night out. What a treat!

Red Shoe Shindig

Virtual, Thursday March 11, 2021

The Red Shoe Shindig is a charity event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House (FEATURED CHARITY OF THE MONTH). This year it is being hosted by Idaho Central Credit Union and will be a wonderful virtual gathering to support the amazing work being done by the Ronald McDonald House. Whether you have been blessed by their generosity in the past or have merely heard of them, please consider lending a hand. Oh, and don’t forget to wear your red shoes if you have them! For other ways to donate time or financially visit, https://www.rmhcidaho.org/

Idaho City Chili Cook Off

100 Main St. Idaho City, ID, Saturday March 20th, 2021

This year marks the 35th annual Idaho City Chili Cook Off. There is no better way to push off the last of the winter chill than with some hot chili. Come and experience some of the best chili you will ever taste, in the heart of historical Idaho City. It is a great way to get some great gub, meet new people, and see a part of Idaho that you haven’t seen before! Can you handle the heat?

Virtual Spring Break Camp

Virtual, March 22nd – March 26th

This next one is for the kiddos! Just because COVID has us all at home doesn’t mean the learning and adventuring has to stop. This virtual Spring Break Camp allows your 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to learn something new and have some fun along the way. Be sure to check it out for some educational fun!

www.jalapenosidaho.com

LOCAL RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH!

If you haven’t ever been to Jalapeños Restaurant in Nampa or Boise (two locations), you are missing out! This is true authentic Mexican food made from scratch served in an amazing friendly environment. For 14 years the Valdivia family has been serving fresh foods made from hand cut fresh produce and meats and homemade rice and beans. We all know that the last year has not been easy for local businesses, but Jalapeños is creating special experiences one meal at a time! Put this restaurant on your list to experience either dine in or take out and become a part of the family!

Even in this still strange time, the month of March does not have to be a bleak one. You can stay safe, do your part, and enjoy yourself all at the same time!

March Activities around Boise

March is a favorite of mine.  Spring starts knocking on our door, which means it’s time to get outside and start exploring some of the cool things Boise has to offer. There continues to be a whole bunch of varied and exciting events and activities going on this month in Boise and you can easily be a part of them! 

The Buzz on Native Bees

March 3rd:  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Ada Community Library

Bees. Some people are allergic, some people shy away when they draw near for fear of a sting, and some people are concerned about the little insect’s future. Regardless of how you feel about bees, they are an important part of Idaho’s ecosystem. If you ever wanted to learn more about them, you’ll get a chance early in March at the Ada Community Library. You can learn from various experts about just what is going on in Idaho that is putting bees in danger. At the very least there should be some interesting new things to learn.

First Time Home Buyers Workshop

March 3rd:  6:00 – 8:00, Legends Pub and Grill at 7609 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID

Life:  Home Buyers Edition will be an informative and interactive session going over the process of purchasing a home.  Do you know someone that is currently renting and wonders if they will ever be able to purchase a home?  Judy Trimble and Julie Gould will help sort out the confusion and explain the process from start to finish including what financing is available, down payment assistance, inspections and positioning your offer.  If you are considering purchasing a home, this session is for you!

The Idaho Pun Slam

March 6th:  7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, The Lounge at the End of the Universe

Puns are a bit controversial when it comes to jokes. Are puns just lowbrow humor connecting two words together in an obvious way or is a pun evidence that someone is a master of comedy and language? Here is your chance to find out and maybe prove yourself to be the best pun maker of all time. Never before has there been a competition that was so punny! (hahaha) Get to the venue an hour early and you can enjoy some tasty ramen as well, courtesy of Ramen Sho.

Rumours: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

March 7th:  8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Clearwater River Casino and Lodge

Fleetwood Mac is one of the most well-known and beloved bands of all time, with their songs and albums being universally recognized and jammed to. Rumours is a fantastic tribute band that shares a love for their songs and music.   Early in March, you will get another chance to attend one of their fantastic shows and hear some of the classics from Fleetwood Mac live. Plan ahead for the drive to Lewiston, Idaho.  Tickets are $25 and that money goes directly to Idaho Foodbank in Lewiston.

Fire Station 6 Grand Opening

March 12th:  11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Fire Station 6

Every town has at least one fire station and an area like the Treasure Valley,  has fire stations all over. However, it is not so often you get to be there when a fire station opens up for the first time. Midway through March, the brand new Fire Station 6 in Meridian will be opening its doors for business, showing itself ready to take on the fires of Idaho. There will be a ceremony for the opening itself and then an open house directly after.

Festival Del Gato

March 15th:  5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Powderhaus Brewing Company

Right in the middle of this month, you have a chance to attend the Festival Del Gato or the Festival of the Cat! There will be food! There will be dancing! There will be a silent auction and lottery! There will be an enormous amount of fun.  Guests are encouraged to wear their bright, fun festival apparel. Cat food donations to feed hungry outside cats in the community are appreciated. This event is put on by Operation Community Cats which is an all-volunteer Idaho non-profit providing educational programs and humane TNR for lost, abandoned, stray and feral cats to reduce overpopulation.

Will Act 4 Food

March 21st:  7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Boise Little Theater

Most musicals and shows take months and even years to perfect to a point that they are watchable and enjoyable. On March 21st, Will Act 4 Food is going to throw all of that careful planning and rehearsal away to perform several plays that have all been put together within the last 24 hours. You are guaranteed to get many laughs, many slip-ups, and many character breaks that leave the audience and cast rolling on the floor in fits of intense amusement. This is another event where all proceeds will be going to the Idaho Foodbank to provide meals to those who otherwise would go without.

Femme Fatale

March 31st:  7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Liquid Laughs

This is one for the ladies! To celebrate International Women’s Month, Liquid Laughs will be putting on an all women’s comedy night.   A host of female jokesters are lined up to leave you laughing and relating to situations women encounter.   This is a good reason for a girls night out!

As the weather warms up, there will be more activities to keep us moving and enjoy our beautiful state!  I’m looking forward to more adventures in 2020.

February Activities Around Boise

February 2020 Events and Activities

In January there were fun things to do but a lot of the month was just recovering from the holidays and storing up for the rest of the year. With February on its way and with the year starting to really get going, you are probably looking for something fun to roll into this coming month. 

First Friday Astronomy 

February 7th, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Boise State University, Education Building

If you are looking for  chances to explore the natural world, early this month you have the opportunity to explore outside the earth’s biosphere. If you have ever wanted to learn more about our solar system and get an up-close look at Saturn in particular, Boise State University is going to give you your chance. Astronomy is an amazing subject matter to learn more about.   In this segment, there is a giant ball of gas with an enormous ring set several million miles away that is eager to blow your mind with incredible facts about its existence.

Miss Boise

February 8th

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Boise State University, Special Events Center

The day after your chance to learn more about the solar system comes a chance to get immersed in all the glamor and excitement of Boise’s contribution to the Miss Idaho competition. This is sort of small potatoes compared to the upcoming pageants across Idaho and the rest of the country but you can still be a part of the fun and limelight for just a $10 ticket on the 8th of February. There will be causes championed, beauty exemplified, and fun had. 

Maxgiving Lunch and Learn

February 12th, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

PaymentStars Event Center

So far, most of what February has had to offer has been purely about fun, but if you have been looking for something a little bit more practical, there is going to be a very useful seminar later in the month. Increasingly, web development has become a massive part of being successful when you have something to market or when you have something to tell people. On the 12th of February, you are going to get a chance at a free crash course on what you should do to become great at web development. You will even get a bite to eat.

Silent Movies With Orchestra

February 16th, 7:30 PM

The Egyptian Theater

As always, there is going to be a bit of music this coming February to brighten the winter days in Idaho. This particular “concert”  will also be a delight for movie-goers as the Egyptian Theater is going to be putting on a show that combines some classic silent movies with a live orchestra that will make you feel like you have traveled back to the golden era of film. Be sure to reserve your place quickly. This event tends to sell out every year.

Minidoka Documentary

February 19th, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Idaho State Museum

If you have been a resident of Idaho for long then there is a good chance you have heard something about the Minidoka internment camp and the Japanese American citizens that were kept there during World War II.  The Boise State Museum is going to be screening a documentary about this camp and the entire affair of “American Concentration Camps” during World War II and what has been done to make up for the injustice. The Movie is “Righting A Wrong” and is guaranteed to be educational as well as uncomfortable but is a story that should be told.

Science With Style Gala 2020

February 28th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Chateau des Fleurs

To cap the month off there is another great scientific event that might interest you, the Science With Style Annual Gala for 2020. Put together glitz, glamour, and a whole bunch of smart people and you get an evening of great conversation, tasty food, and an Egyptian theme that will have you thinking of a different time. The Gala is guaranteed to give you a night that will not disappoint. Spend the evening socializing with the elite, supporting science, and just enjoying a good time.

February is where things really start to pick up in a year and Boise is certainly going to have a lot going on this coming month of love. Keep in mind that this year’s February is an extra day and will not actually end until the 29th. That means you have a whole 24 extra hours for fun before the month comes to a close!

January Events around Boise

January 2020 Events and Activities

 

This time of year in Boise, it can be hard to get yourself out of the home and into the city for some fun.  Here are several very good reasons for you to get up and out of whatever warm and comfy spot you have chosen for yourself and enjoy a day or night on the town.

Puppies A-Z

January 7th:  5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Meridian Canine Rescue

 Training a dog is no easy task. You might think it is all fun and games with your brand-new pup but it is really difficult and can lead to frustration if you don’t have experience with dog training.   If you feel like you need some help, you can visit Meridian Canine Rescue early this January and get an expert lesson from Julie Anderson, dog trainer extraordinaire.

Jerry Seinfeld Live

January 16th:  7:00 PM, The Morrison Center

 This next one is another big one. The one and only Jerry Seinfeld is going to be making a visit to Boise this January and he is going to be putting on his world-famous act for the people of Idaho’s capital. There are going to be people from across the state and country coming out to get a taste of such a comedy legend and you can be guaranteed some laughs and a fun time.

Fantasies and Legends

January 17th

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, The Brandt Center

For a musical experience that keeps you inside an auditorium instead of outside in a snow flurry, the Boise Philharmonic is going to be putting on a new show this winter.  It comes out of legend and fairy tale and is a fun and engaging collection of musical pieces that will leave you dreaming of Spring.  The Boise Philharmonic continues to be an icon of the Boise area, demonstrating a whole lot of class and bringing a whole lot of fun.

Hot Club of Cowtown

January 28th, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Cinder Wines

You may prefer some music that is a little bit more contemporary but fun and exciting. You will never quite see a live show like one put on by Hot Club of Cowtown. It is going to be an experience that is hard to forget, and the band’s blend of jazz and country makes for a musical conglomeration that needs to be heard. 

The Play that Goes Wrong

January 31st

8:00 PM, The Morrison Center

To cap off the month a fun and intriguing option is this stage production that was inspired by the idea of what might happen when you smash Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python together and call it a show. As you might imagine, this particular play showing in the Morrison Center at the end of the month is designed to make sure you are bent over laughing for the entire time and hopefully for hours after the curtain has been closed.

So get out and enjoy some activities this January!  AND if you want to travel a bit, it’s a great time to try skiing, snow shoeing, or sledding in the mountains!

Boise December Activities

December 2019 Events and Activities

It is that time of year again. The chill is starting to feel like it really means something, holiday music is blaring in every shop and mall, and there is a  Santa around every corner. The holidays always bring winter fun in the Boise area and this holiday season is no exception. If there were a thousand cool and exciting things to do in the previous eleven months, there are even more cool and exciting things to do this December. 

Winter Garden

November 28th to January 4th, 2020

6:00 PM :  Idaho Botanical Garden

The first thing you should check out is actually starting very late in November but will run through all of December and a little bit of January. If you live in Boise, you have probably heard of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Starting November 28th, they are going to be changing up the aesthetic of their gardens and start showing off a winter theme. If there is a particular night where you want to feel the holiday spirit, head over to the Idaho Botanical Garden and treat yourself to a winter wonderland.

Bluegrass and Birds

December 6th:  6:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Mardi Gras Ballroom

If you have not heard of the Peregrine Fund and the World Center for Birds of Prey, the two things might just make up the most interesting and important organization in Idaho. They are dedicated to saving endangered and threatened birds of prey across the world. Early in December, they are holding a dance/ concert to help support them in their efforts. Though this particular event has nothing distinct to do with the holiday season, it is still going to be a lot of fun and a great way to contribute to protecting the ecosystem of Idaho.

Miracle on 34th Street

December 8th:  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Idaho State Museum

Miracle on 34th Street is a holiday and Christmas classic!. It is old and somewhat dated but it is still a stirring story that somehow avoids falling into the “holiday movie trap” of too much sap. The Idaho State Museum is going to be screening the movie partway through December and this is your best chance to see the movie on the big screen this year. You will really believe that Santa Claus is real.

Mayhem Under the Mistletoe

December 3rd-4th, 10th-11th, 17th-18th

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM:  Playhouse Boise

Another event that is going to be running all December long (Or at least intermittently throughout the month) is a murder mystery party being held every week at Playhouse Boise. If you want to get embroiled in a conspiracy of epic proportions and track a killer to the ends of the earth or if you want to be the killer yourself, murdering your friends and trying not to get caught, you are certainly going to have a fun time attending one of these parties. Take on a role and become consumed by the criminal world.

7 Cares Idaho Shares

December 14th:  7:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Treasure Valley Fred Meyers, Albertsons, and the BSU Albertsons Stadium

The holidays are more about giving than they are about receiving. If you have not had a chance yet to do your part to make someone else’s life better or if you are looking for yet another opportunity to make a difference, here is another chance. Sponsored by KTVB, you can swing by any number of locations on December 14th to drop off a donation of either cash or food so that someone else can have a holiday experience as happy as your own.  

Graham Cracker Cottages

December 21st:  2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Ada Community Library

If December comes to an end and you have not had a chance to build a gingerbread house (Or in this case a graham cracker cottage) than don’t think you have missed out. If you want to get the full December experience,head on down to the Ada Community Library on the 21st and put your blood, sweat, and tears into building the best cottage you possibly can. Bring your kids along and help them realize their future home in graham cracker form. It should be a fun family time for sure!

When December comes to an end this year, you are probably going to be sad to see it go. There is always so much fun to be had with family and friends that the parting can be bittersweet. Have a most wonderful Holiday Season!