November Activities around Boise
October is over and it is now time to jump headlong into some of the most anticipated events of the year. This month will bring the Treasure Valley a plethora of events that are full of thanksgiving, joy, and cheer. Before we get to those however, the first event we want to talk about is Election Day—November 8th. Don’t forget to get out there and vote if you are eligible. If you don’t know where to vote then be sure to check out IdahoVotes.gov to find out. But until that day, you can look forward to these other awesome activities here in the Treasure Valley.
Mosco Ballet: Swan Lake November 8th
Nampa Civic Center
The Nampa Civic Center has been home to many awesome events in the past, but there are few events that compare to the Swan Lake Ballet. This classic ballet is a must see event—an integral part of the human heritage—and for one night you can enjoy this awesome combination of music and dance here in the Treasure Valley.
The Swan Lake ballet is one of the most world renowned performances to come out of Russia and we are lucky to have a rendition performed here in town. Tickets for the ballet cost $49 for the third tier, $53 for the second tier, and $58 for the first tier. The show starts at 7 PM.
Rake Up Boise November 12th
If you like service, and or raking up leaves, then this is the event for you. Rake Up Boise is an annual event held in the month of November. It is where people who can’t, or find it difficult to, rake their leaves can be helped out by their neighbors. Teams of coworkers, friends, and community organizations come together to on the 12th (after registering a head of time) and are assigned yards, by the coordinators of the event, of those who have asked to be helped, or who were nominated. These teams then go and rake the leaves in the yards they are assigned, bag them up and put them out on the curb to be taken away by the garbage collectors.
Great Idaho Gun Show November 12th & 13th
Whether you are a hunter, collector, military person, or shooter, then the Great Idaho Gun Show is an event you really shouldn’t miss. This event allows people from all over the valley to look at, buy, sell, and even trade guns of all kinds and other gun related equipment and gear. It is at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on the 12th and 13th of November. It opens at 9 AM on both days but closes at 6 PM on Saturday and 3 PM on Sunday. Entry cost $8 a person.
Hymns of Thanksgiving November 20th
Century Link Arena
There are few things as amazing as the sound of a choir and orchestra performing music to sooth the soul. Hymns of Thanksgiving is a Treasure Valley tradition that takes place every November. It is a choir and orchestral ensemble of local performers who come together to make beautiful music in honor of Thanksgiving. It is a free event that is held at the Century Link Arena in downtown.
Turkey Day 5K November 24th
Main St & 6th Boise
Running for charities is a popular thing to do and even in the cold of November runner’s enthusiasm is not stifled. This 5k is open to all runners, joggers, and walkers to support the Boise Rescue Mission and City Light Home for Women and Children. They ask that participants bring non-perishable food items for these charities’ pantries. If you like to serve the community then what better way to do that, and to express your gratitude for what you have, than giving to charity through this wonderful event.
Canyon County Festival of Trees November 25th & 26th
One of the most anticipated winter holiday events would have to be the Festival of Trees. This year it will be at the Ford Idaho Center and it will boast a large sampling of exotic trees, hundreds decorative wreaths, an auction, and some great food and trinkets from vendors. It is a long awaited event that has everyone excited so be sure not to miss it.