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.
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.
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 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.
Nampa Civic Center
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
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
April 5th through April 9th
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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)
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.
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!
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/
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, 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!
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 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
January 28th, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
November 2019 Events and Activities
Winter is heading to our area and fun events are in store! Boise has a rich collection of fun and exciting things to do indoors this coming November. As always, there are plenty of options to occupy your time, even as the temperature gets cooler. Get out on the town and try out some of these fun things.
November 6th, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Franz Witte Nursery
For something fun to take the kids to early in the month, Franz Witte Nursery is going to be hosting a class on how to build a bird feeder. This is a great chance for your child to work with their hands and you to make something special that will attract all kinds of lovely wildlife to your home. A bird feeder is a gift that keeps on giving. Over an hour and thirty minutes, you and your child will make an great memory and an amazing toy/ art-piece.
November 8th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
If you enjoy live music and have a soft spot for the classics, you might want to see the Boise Baroque Orchestra’s performance of George Frederick Handel’s opera: Acis & Galatea. This is some work of Handel’s that you might not have heard before and which is guaranteed to be a treat for anyone who enjoys the swell of the strings and a beautiful booming voice from someone on stage.
November 14th, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Courtyard by Mariott
If you are looking for work or would like to explore potential other jobs that are available this is a great place to start. The Idaho Job and Career Fair is going to have almost 50 different employers that are looking for new employees and will be happy to give you insights into a career field you might be interested in. Just make sure you have a bunch of copies of your resume on hand and look professional.
November 19th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Ada Community Library – Victory Branch
It can be hard to find new friends in this modern world, especially if you are new to an area and are not sure where to start. How about starting here? You will have an opportunity to meet a lot of new people. Come with an open mind and hopefully leave with a new friend!
November 22nd, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Discovery Center of Idaho
The Discovery Center of Idaho is getting a brand-new exhibit towards the end of November and it is going to be all about everyone’s favorite kind of dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex! This is another great opportunity to bring your kids out to see and do something incredible. It will also be a chance to learn additional things about natural sciences and paleontology. If you like dinosaurs, this is going to be a great time for you to head on down to the Discovery Center and learn a little.
November 29th, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
The Grove Plaza
As you can imagine, the closer this month gets to December the more people are going to be excited about the holidays coming up. Every year, there is a great and massive Christmas Tree set up in downtown Boise and every year it needs to be lit for the first time. If you want to be there to see it, you should head down to the Grove Plaza on the evening of the 29th. There will even be some live performances and other events going on.
November 29, 30 and December 1, 5, 6,7,8, 12, 13,14
Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise ID 83712
The musical Annie is loved by all ages. Little Orphan Annie is a spunky, positive little girl in search of her family and her forever home. Set in New York in the 1930’s, Annie charms her way into everyone’s hearts. Fun for the whole family!
There is a lot going on this November so get out and enjoy some of the events that the Boise area has to offer!
October 2019 Events and Activities
It just might be the perfect time of year right now in Boise. The weather is in the sweet spot where it is not too hot and not too cold, and things are just right for you to head out to pretty much any part of Idaho for a nice day in nature. Or maybe you just want to keep it in the city and have a month of fun and excitement across the Treasure Valley. Whatever you want to do, Boise is up and running to give you the best options!
October 1st: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, RamaPong, 204 N Capitol Blvd #10
Starting on the first day of the month there is a chance to get some laughs for yourself and also contribute to giving opportunities to the youth of Idaho. Specifically, proceeds from the comedy show will go towards the Youth Transition Program which is designed to give young people some of the skills that will help them succeed in life. You can enjoy yourself for the night and feel good about helping to give someone a better future.
October 5th: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Expo Idaho
There are all kinds of fairs going on at various times in Boise and the rest of Idaho, but the Idaho Health and Fitness Fair is a little bit different than the rest. It is a great way to learn more about how you can keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and can be a good motivator to make much-needed changes in your life. You are not likely to find any food trucks selling greasy food like you might find at any other state fair, but you will quickly learn that it is probably a good thing they are not there.
October 5th Repeating: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Morrison Center
Starting on the same day as the Idaho Health and Fitness Fair you are also going to get the chance to participate in one of the best opportunities for cinephiles, audiophiles, and Star Wars nerds. The second movie of the Star Wars series is a cinematic masterpiece and the score John Williams wrote for it is one of the best collections of music of all time. It introduced the famous Imperial March which filled viewers with dread for the power of the Dark Side. If you want the full experience of watching the movie with a live orchestra performing the music of the movie, you are in for a treat.
October 14th: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, University of Idaho
Even if you are not connected to the University of Idaho or any other part of the education system in the Treasure Valley you might still be interested in doing your part to help those in need of food. This is another chance for you to make a difference in the world and your reward is the University of Idaho’s Homecoming game!
October 19th: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Children’s Museum of Idaho
As always, there are a number of things going on this month that are perfect if you have children and want to get them involved with cool things. There is going to be face painting and all kinds of fun and games for kids and even some fun and games for adults. There are a bunch of free prizes if you show up early and there is a chance to get in on the scavenger hunt. This will definitely be the most fun you and your kids have all week.
October 25th: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, The Egyptian Theatre
Towards the end of the month, there is another chance for film lovers to get out and see something special with people who share the same interests. Idaho is all about winter and that theme is going to carry over into this year’s Backcountry Film Festival. See humans fighting back against nature, one of the oldest and greatest story archetypes of all time projected for you on the big screen.
Make sure to take advantage of the season while you can. Fall is a fantastic time of the year to explore Idaho’s beauty and activities.
As we move into September it is starting to cool down (a little) and the weather is beautiful. Here are a few things you can do this coming month to take advantage of the end of summer and the move into fall.
Friday, September 6 & Saturday, September 7: 10AM -8PM. Sunday, September 8: 10AM – 5PM
Julia Davis Park, Downtown Boise
Art in the Park, is organized by Boise Art Museum and recognized as one of the Northwest’s premiere cultural events. This is a walking festival that is held every year the weekend after Labor day. You have an opportunity to meet over 200 artists, view their works and purchase them as well. There is something for everyone! In addition to art, you will also find food trucks, performers and activities for children. It’s a fantastic three day event that is a “must do” in September!
September 13th, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meridian City Hall
This particular event is not so much for the average consumer, but it is open to pretty much anyone who might want to attend and learn a little bit more about the world of business. If you are an entrepreneur or if you have an idea of what you might like to do with your own business endeavors, this is a great way to meet other people who are in the same position or who have gone on from that position to become very successful. They might be able to teach you a thing or two about what you should be doing from here on out.
September 15th, 6:30 AM
Now, you probably do not want to show up to this particular event without having done something to prepare or without being fit for a marathon or a half-marathon. The entire event is being hosted by Gemini Timing and you will need to make sure you are registered before you go. Either way, a marathon (Or half-marathon) is a great thing to do to stay in shape if you are ready for it and Bogus Basin is probably going to be really nice at 6:30 AM midway through September. Have fun running with a cool breeze and among a bunch of other people who want to achieve something. Or be a spectator and cheer the runners on!
September 19th – 21st, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Julia Davis Park
This September marks the 50th year that the Boise River Greenbelt has been a staple of life in Boise and the City of Boise is celebrating the area and the people who enjoy it with a few days of fun. During the three days, the celebration is going on you can expect to hear talks about the history of the area, enjoy tours of the park, either on a bike or on your feet, and all kinds of other exhibitions that have to do with Idaho and the greenbelt. The whole thing is going to finish with a get-together for attendees.
September 27th, 7:00 PM
Treasure Valley Children’s Theater
If you have an affinity for the theater and are hoping to build such an love in your children, there is going to be a play run of Charlotte’s Web this September at the heart of Meridian. In fact, the play will be going for most of September. If you want to go for multiple visits or if you want to go earlier in the month then your options are wide open. Charlotte’s Web is a story that pretty much everyone can enjoy and if you have children you can be certain that they will like it.
September 29 from 12 – 5 PM. Early Bird tickets available! Price goes up at the door to $15 PP. First 400 registered get a Harvest Fest special logo glass! (under 21 Free)
Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N McDermott , Kuna ID
Harvest fest will be a fun event with music from several bands, food trucks and games. Great for the whole family! Live music by Travelin Miles & Honey Bear and The Pearl Tones. Local Food Trucks include La Crepe Boise, Genki Takoyaki and MELT Food Truck
Sweet Treats by: Nezzy’s Brazilian Sweets – Brigadeiros & Cool Intentions Ice Cream Truck. Harvest Games activities sponsored by MYTH Parkour: Grape Stompin’, Cork Spittin’ and more. There will also be local vendors with some fares so you can do a little shopping! Come out to the beautiful gardens of Indian Creek Winery for a relaxing fun filled day.
September 29th, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Boise Square Dance Center
How would you like to be as graceful and powerful on the dancefloor as any professional dancer? Well, two hours of beginner training may put you on your way or at least make you look competent on the floor of a ballroom. If ballroom dance has ever been something you wanted to try out and learn about, this is one of the best chances you will get.
Enjoy being both outside and inside in our great state in the month of September!