November Activities around Boise

November Events

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 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

Idaho Center

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

Idaho Center

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.

October Events around Boise

October Events

Fall is here and it sure is looking promising! If you love all things fall—pumpkins, hoodies, the changing colors—than you are going to enjoy a lot of the items on this list. October in Boise is going to be packed with great events from start to finish. There are concerts, outdoor activities, and everything in between— all to celebrate the changing of the season. So, grab your favorite pumpkin flavored beverage and let’s begin.

Lindsey Stirling

October 3rd

Memorial Stadium

Since her emergence to stardom on YouTube almost a decade ago, Lindsey has been gaining steam with pop, electronica, dance and even classical violin fans around the globe. She has toured all over the world reaching many people with the combination of her upbeat electric violin music and intricate dance moves (both of which she does at the same time during her shows).

On October 3rd she will make her second visit to Boise and will be playing at Memorial Stadium (the ball park of the Boise Hawks). Tickets start at about $56 for general admission.

The Farmstead and Linder Farms Corn Mazes

October 1st to October 31st

1020 S Rackham Way, Meridian, ID & 7165 S Linder Rd, Meridian, ID

Corn mazes are the epitome of fall fun;  in the Boise area, we are lucky enough to have two amazing corn mazes to enjoy every year. Both the Farmstead and Linder Farms are prevalent parts of the community with completely different mazes and experiences to offer their guests.

Taking a spin in the corn maze is so much fun, and it is a tradition for many locals to do so, making both mazes well attended each year. They have the maze, rides, animals, and even great food—so be sure to come hungry.

This year, Linder Farms has made their maze in a Boise State Bronco theme while the Farmstead opted for a Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon theme, a decision that has been getting a lot of national press.

Maroon 5

October 9th

Taco Bell Arena

If you love mainstream concerts, then you will love this. Maroon 5, one of the hottest bands of the decade, is making their way to the main stage at Boise’s own Taco Bell Arena. For one night you can experience Maroon 5 like you’ve never seen them before here in our humble town of Boise. Maroon 5 is easily one of the biggest bands to hit Boise this year so it is sure to be a night to remember.

Maroon 5 will also be accompanied by Tove Lo and Phases to help you start your evening off right. Tickets start at $50 and can go as high as $126 and they are going fast so act now! The arena doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30.

Birds of Prey Fall Flights

Weekends October 1st to October 30th

World Center for Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey are some of Idaho’s most beautiful native animals. And thanks to the World Center for Birds of Prey, the Peregrine Fund, and the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey Conservation Area we can enjoy the majesty of these birds too. Aside from their usual presentations, conservation activities, and study, the Birds of Prey center is also a zoo like experience were the public can see these beautiful birds up close.

October is special however, because the experts and falconers at the center do live bird demonstrations outside with some of their bigger and more impressive birds. It is a great chance to learn about and appreciate these amazing birds. While you’re there you can even check out their gift shop and interactive learning center.

The Haunted Word

Fridays and Saturdays

October 1st to October 31st

20031 Northside BLVD, Caldwell, ID

Another staple of the fall season after pumpkins and crunchy leaves are haunted houses. With Halloween coming, everyone is getting their scare on, and many can’t wait to be scared. If you are in either category then you are sure to enjoy a trip to the Haunted World, Idaho’s largest haunted house.

Each year the Haunted World gets bigger and better, making it quite the attraction. It draws large crowds almost every night offering visitors all the thrills and chills they have come to expect from a haunted house. If you are looking to get scared this Halloween season, then the Haunted World is the place to go. Check out their website for times and pricing.

Well, if you weren’t excited for October before you probably are now. Between colossal concerts, hair-raising haunted houses, and massive mazes there is no way that October 2016 will be anything less than awesome.

September Activities in Boise

September Events

Summer is coming to a close and we are starting to see some shifts– in the season and even a shift in the kinds of activities the Treasure Valley has to offer. While the events of July and August were great, they are nothing compared to the events we have going on in Boise during the month of September. This month is going to be full of great fun, excitement, and a lot of unforgettable memories.

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

August 31st to September 4th

There are few things that compare to watching a hot air balloon take to the sky and gently glide above the city, and the awesome part is, here in Boise we get 5 whole days of it! During the end of August and the beginning of September is when the annual Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic (a hot air balloon festival) is held. It is a time for hot air balloon pilots, enthusiasts, and spectators to gather and watch these majestic creations lift off into the cool morning air. It is a great time, even for those who do not go down to the launch ceremony as everyone in the valley can see these tens of hot air balloons floating above downtown.

Boise State Broncos vs Washington State Cougars

September 10th

Bronco football is one of the most popular late summer and fall activity in the Treasure Valley. During September, football fans of all types gather round a television, trek to the blue field of the Albertson’s stadium, or even hop on a plane to follow the team to away games, just to get another dose of Bronco Football.

The first home game of the season is against our neighbors to the north: the Washington State Cougars. They will come down and play the broncos on the night of the 10th. You can watch this game on ESPN, but if you want the real experience you have to head down to watch the game at Albertson’s Stadium— there is nothing like it.

Blink-182 Concert

September 15th

If you are a fan of 90s, 2000’s or 2010’s punk rock, then this is a concert you need to check out. The famous band Blink-182 is coming to the Taco Bell Arena this month to give the City of Trees a concert it will never forget.

To celebrate their newest album (California) Blink-182 is going on tour through the US and Canada bringing their pop and punk music to life once again. You can get tickets to this great show through the Taco Bell Arena website. Tickets range from $25 to $75 for varying seating choices (the $75 choice is for general admission, however it is the closest to the stage).

Hyde Park Street Fair

September 16th to 18th

Boise is a wonderful place to live and there are few of its neighborhoods that are as eclectic and attractive as the North End. In the North End, there is Hyde Park, one of the most prominent streets in the whole city. Every year, Hyde Park holds a street fair to celebrate the community and have a good time. This year’s street fair will be held on the 16th through the 18th of September. Check out the North End website for more details.

Def Leppard Concert

September 28th

Considered one of the best rock bands of all-time, Def Leppard is a band that easily creates quite the hype. Their upcoming Boise concert is looking like it will be an event that everyone will want to attend. This legendary rock band is performing at the Taco Bell Arena on the 28th. Tickets are scarce, but you can find them on the Taco Bell Arena website. They are a bit more expensive than the ones you would get for a concert like Blink-182, but they are totally worth it to the passionate fan.

Boise, and the rest of the Treasure Valley, is such a wonderful place. Whether you are looking for great events, a serene place to live, or just to have fun, then you are definitely on the right track. Now, these aren’t the only things that our little corner of Idaho has to offer during September. There are many more awesome things to do here, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

Fun Boise Area Activities!

August Events and Activities

Wow, it’s almost August already? It feels like May was just yesterday—where has the time gone!? Well, at least the month of August is proving to be the best month we’ve seen so far for events here in the Treasure Valley. So let’s jump right in and see what we have to look forward to this month. Before we start however, be sure to always stay hydrated when you are out there enjoying yourself and don’t forget to wear sunscreen. You don’t want to end a fun day in the sun with a sunburn and dehydration.

The Summer BAM Jam

August 6th & 7th

Downtown Boise— Capitol Park

If you are a fan of basketball, even in the slightest, then the BAM Jam is the place for you to be on August sixth and seventh. It is a fun 3 on 3 tournament for players of all skill levels that offers matches, challenges, and so much more. It is held primarily in and around Capitol Park just in front of the State Capitol of Idaho which offers a beautiful 360 view of downtown. Not to mention the park will also be full of food trucks and other vendors to slake your thirst or satisfy your appetite between games.

The first day of the tournament is usually the bracketed tournament where teams of 3 will play at least 3 games as they battle the competition. The second day, on the other hand, is a bit different. The traditional Slam Dunk and 3-point shot challenges are the main events the morning and afternoon of the 7th. To register for the BAM Jam, check out their website for the details

Outdoor Mural Gallery Event

August 6th through 13th

Downtown Boise— Freak Alley

Art lovers of all kinds will find the Freak Alley Mural Gallery Event a time to remember. But, to really appreciate this event, you need to know more about it. Freak Alley is a stretch of alleyway in downtown Boise that has been sanctioned (whether officially or unofficially) for street art. This includes graffiti, murals and mosaics. It is a beautiful part of Boise culture and a perfect representation of the artistic soul of this the City of Trees.

While Freak Alley is open for the public to tour every day of the year at any time, as well as free to use for photography backgrounds, there is a specific event the week of August 6th through the 13th where artists can showcase their works. See their website for more details. (NOTE: be safe when going downtown after nightfall. Boise is a relatively safe city, but it is always best to go with a buddy or just wait until it is light out)

The Western Idaho Fair

August 19th– 28th

Idaho Fairgrounds

The Western Idaho Fair is one the Treasure Valley’s most awaited events. It is a massive collection of rides, vendors, shows, and food that has never ceased to amaze. Coming during the later weeks of August, the Western Idaho Fair will be 10 days of fun and excitement.

As it was mentioned earlier, the fair is home to a number great events. There will be several concerts and performances by Josh Turner, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, and many more— a part of the fair that is always eagerly anticipated. Another eagerly anticipated part of the fair are the rides and food vendors. If you like carnival rides, hot dogs, and deep fried Twinkies (yes, you can usually buy them there) then you will have a great time.

The Great Inflatable Race

August 27th

Ann Morrison Park

It really is as strange, and as fun, as it sounds. The Great Inflatable Race is a charity race that is held every year. What makes it different from a regular race? Well, first of all, it is really an obstacle course and secondly, these obstacles are large, bouncy, inflatable objects. It is a kooky way to get some exercise, help benefit a charity, and have fun!

Race times are staggered from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM every half hour (so the course doesn’t get congested). Check out their website for more information about signing up!

5 Seconds of Summer

August 27th

Taco Bell Arena

This awesome concert will be a night to remember. Come check out this awesome new band and special guest appearances by Roy English and Hey Violet. These are some of the hottest names in pop music and are responsible for several radio hits from the last year.

Prices for this concert range from $25 to $79.95 depending on your seat. The Taco Bell Arena has more information on the concert and a link to buy tickets. Check it out today to find out more! Doors open at 7:30.

So there you have it: 5 great activities to enjoy during August. There are more activities than these you can enjoy in Boise this month, so be sure to keep a lookout for other awesome events!

Fun July Activities

If you are looking for fun things there are to do in the Boise area this July, then you will not be disappointed, and if you thought that nothing could top June’s activities, then you are going to really love what the Treasure Valley has to offer this month! July is all about summer fun, and while there are many events out there that are diverse, there are many musical activities to get excited about this month. However, before we delve into the rock and roll and contemporary concerts we have to look forward to, let’s take a second to check out . . .

Craft Corner,

July 1

855 S. Impressions Ct. Nampa, ID

Nampa Idaho is home to many great things, and one of them is its large variety of community activities there are. The Craft Corner is kind of like a fair for arts and crafts. Many people from around the area will being their wares together to sell, trade, and market their crafts and craft services. It is great for the crafty person in all of us.

For more information about the Craft Corner, click the link at the beginning of this section, or call their number at (208) 890-6909.

KISS Freedom Rock Tour,

July 7th

Taco Bell Arena

Doors open at 6:30 for this amazing show. Like we said earlier, July is the month for music, and the band KISS will kick it all off on July 7th. This concert will be one to remember as Gene Simons, Paul Stanley, and the rest of the KISS band rock Boise to its core.

Tickets for this great show range from around $40 to $125 each depending on your seat. But you better order them now before they are all gone. This is a long expected event that is going to draw many spectators.

Deadly Murder— Stage Coach Theater

July 8th to July 23

4802 Emerald St. Boise

If you like the stage, then you will love the Stage Coach Theater. It is a great way to enjoy good quality entertainment right here in the heart of Boise. This thrilling play will be put on by the Stage Coach Theater several times this month on different days. So, be sure to check out their website for more information on the exact days that it will be performed.

Phillip Phillips

July 14th

Outlaw Field— Idaho Botanical Gardens

Next on our list of great musical performances is the great Phillip Phillips. The American Idol winner will be performing at the Idaho Botanical Gardens amongst the Garden’s fabulous vegetation. It will be a night to remember as both Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson perform some of their greatest hits here in the City of Trees.

Tickets for this show are different depending on if you are a Botanical Gardens Member or not. Member’s tickets cost $37.50 and the general admission tickets are $42.50.

Meghan Trainor

July 14th

Ford Idaho Center

Also on the 14th of July, Meghan Trainor will be performing on stage at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. So, if you are “all about that bass”, then you are going to love this opportunity. Meghan Trainor’s “The Untouchable Tour” will be stopping here between concerts in places like Rosemont, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; and San Jose, California.

This will be a great concert for all music fans, and tickets are priced very affordably as well. The Idaho Center tickets range from $30 to $50 (plus ticketing fees) and doors open at 6:00 PM that Thursday. But be sure to buy your tickets now, the price will increase $5 for each ticket on the day of the performance.

Boise Depot Open House

July 14th

Boise Depot

July 14th is a great day for events in the Treasure Valley, so, no matter what you want to do, you are going to find something you like. This event, unlike the Meghan Trainor and Phillip Phillips’ concerts, is free to the public.

The Boise Depot is a historical building that served as the train station for the area for a good long while. It has been closed and preserved as a community heirloom of sorts for many years now and is a great way to take a walk through history. Usually, the Depot is only open for visits on Mondays from 8-5 and you can’t get guided tours (to our knowledge)

Movies Under the Stars— Pan

July 30th

Jullion Park

During the summers here in the Treasure Valley, there are these amazing community events called Movies Under the Stars where the city puts on a free movie screening at a park in either Boise or Meridian. They are great events that start with games at 7:00 PM that last until sundown when they start the movie. On July 30th they will be watching the movie Pan. (There will also be a showing of the movie Minions on the 9th of July at Julia Davis Park)

For more information about the movies they will be showing all summer, click the link at the head of this section to check out the Facebook page!

June Events

June Events in Boise

Spring is coming to a close and the first warm days of summer are starting to creep up on us here in the Treasure Valley which, for Boiseans, is a sign for many fun things to come. After the many outdoor activities that the Boise area has to offer, there are also these, and many other, great events in the area for you to enjoy. So, if you are looking for some fun ways to spend the first few weeks of summer, then start off with these great events happening right here in the City of Trees!

Art and Rose

June 5th

Are you a fan of fine arts? Do you like experiencing the great beauties of many cultures? What about getting great décor for your home or office from local artists? If you said yes to any of those questions, then you are going to love the Art and Roses event on the 5th of June.  The event starts at 10:00 AM and goes until 6:00 PM at Julia Davis Park near the Art Museum and admission is free! There will be over 50 different artists from Southwest Idaho selling all sorts of things from sculptures to paintings and everything else you can imagine. However, if you get hungry, or want to take a break from shopping, you can get yourself a bite to eat at one of the many food vendors and sit down to watch some of the musical entertainment that will be playing throughout the day.

Paint the Town

June 11th

Paint the Town is an annual event put on by the NeighborWorks program here in Boise. It is a volunteer program that paints the houses of people in the community that are in need. How they select the persons’ homes they will work on isn’t exactly clear, but what is clear is that this community program is a massive scale service project that not only helps out those in need, but brings the community closer together.

The houses that are to be painted are divided up and given to groups of volunteers; groups that you can create yourself by gather friends, neighbors, coworkers and so forth, which is a great team building exercise and volunteer opportunity. However, if you don’t want to gather your own group, you can get to know some other people in the community by joining a group that is already formed.

Neil deGrasse Tyson- An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies

June 15th

If you are a fan of educational programming, astronomy, or just gazing up on the night sky, then you are going to want to be at Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show coming to the Morrison Center this month. Mr. Tyson is famous for his educational shows on astronomy, astrophysics, and the wide world of science and we are lucky enough to have him here in Boise on his 2016 tour.

Buy your tickets now so you won’t miss the great and inspiring words of Neil degrasse Tyson as he shares his knowledge of the universe through enlightening narratives and riveting explanations. Tickets range from $85 to $250.


Boise Hawks V. Salem-Keizer

June 20th

“Take me out the ball game!” is the saying, and if you too are saying that this summer, then you won’t want to miss the Boise Hawk’s first home game of the season! Watch them take on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes from Oregon in this long awaited game. Enjoy a night at the ball park with food, great entertainment, and much more.

Tickets can be bought via the Boise Hawks website:

Boise Music Festival

June 25th

Easily one of the most long awaited concerts of the year, the Boise Music Festival is an all-day event that gives you the best of today’s music. This year the lineup includes great musicians like Coolio, Andy Grammer, Nelly, and Daughtry— not to mention a lot of local bands!

The Boise Music Festival will be held at Expo Idaho on Chinden across from Fred Meyer. It is a fantastic event that is sure to knock your socks off. Be sure to stay hydrated and get there early for good parking!

Tickets can be bought via the Boise Music Festival website.


Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals

June 30th

Fans of reggae, folk, and or rock music should take note of this concert! Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals are coming to Garden City this June on their United States and Canada tour. They will be playing at the Revolution Concert House on Chinden starting at 7:30.

It is a great concert that will certainly make your summer with their inspiring and tasteful music. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Get your tickets now by visiting’s website by clicking here.

For more information about all the great things that are happening in Boise and the Treasure Valley, keep checking back on this page! We’ll keep you up-to-date on all the awesome activities and events this great city has to offer!

May Activities and Events


With the change in season, it is hard to not get excited about all the events and activities that are to come. May is a traditionally a great month for fun and exciting activities in the Treasure Valley and this year sounds like it will not disappoint. Check out these awesome looking events and be sure to mark your calendar before it’s too late!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

May 3rd – 5th

7:30 PM

Morrison Center

If you are a fan of the theater, then you need to see ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ this month. Join the Treasure Valley and the Morrison Center in welcoming one of musical theater’s most beloved stories. It is a fun show that will have you singing along before the curtain closes. It is a show like no other. In fact, you could even call it, amazing.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 6th

8:00 PM

Knitting Factory (18 years of age and above only)

Cinco de Mayo may be a traditionally Mexican holiday, but it is widely celebrated here in the States as well, including Idaho. Among the many celebrations that you can enjoy on the 5th of May, there aren’t many that will compare to the Knitting Factory’s Salsa Celebration.

Starting at 8:00 PM the Knitting Factory will be transformed into a Cinco de Mayo paradise with food, music and fun. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the music provided by DJ Giovanni while sipping on your favorite beverage (bar drinks will only be sold when ID is presented).

Snooze at the Zoo

May 6th

6:30 PM

Zoo Boise

This wonderful activity is for the kid in all of us, even though it is mainly marketed to children. It is a great opportunity to see the animals of Zoo Boise without large crowds. The event allows you a chance to interact with the animals and even spend the night in the zoo itself.

The Snooze at the Zoo only happens four times a year, so if you want to participate, get your tickets now.

Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale

May 21st

7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Yard and garage sale season is upon us so it time to start bargain hunting. Instead of taking the time to search for great deals however, why not just go to Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale down at the fairgrounds. This amazing event allows people and local businesses to come and sell their wares in a garage sale setting but without the hassle of doing it in their own yard.

Entry to the event is pretty reasonable, and the stuff that you find will definitely make it worth your time.

Celtic Woman: Destiny World Tour

May 24th

7:00 PM

Morrison Center

Celtic Woman is a show that needs no introduction and is one that we here in the Treasure Valley area are proud to have! This quartet of beautiful voices brings the sweet Celtic sounds of their homeland on tour and play in some of the most reputable cities in the world. They have been featured on PBS and other television syndicates for years and have released numerous albums.

If you have ever wanted to see these women live, then this is your opportunity. Check out the Morrison Center’s website to get your tickets today!

Now, this only represents a fraction of the activities that you can participate in during the month of May; so, keep a look out for more great stuff to do. Whether you are looking to take in a show, meet some animals, or have yourself a good time, you won’t come away disappointed.

Remember also to stay tuned for next month’s event calendar to find out what amazing things you can enjoy during the month of June!

Things to do in April!

April Events

During the month of April the Treasure Valley will play host to many awesome events. So, strap in and get ready to have some fun!

ERA Pro Rodeo

April 1st and 2nd

Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

Rodeos are a core part of western history and culture and they continue to be events for communities to rally around. The ERA (Elite Rodeo Athletes) Pro Rodeo is a world class event that offers exciting action in a fun western atmosphere. It is a great way to enjoy the beauties of the old west without having to travel that far from home.

This traveling event is making its way through the west with stops in places like Redmond, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; and, of course, Nampa, Idaho. While here they will hold several different competitions like Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, and so forth. It is a two day event like none other with stakes, and payouts, that are as high as ever.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

April 6th

Boise Main Library

12:30pm to 4 pm

Taxes can be a pain, and can put a bit of a damper on your plans for springtime. However, with this event at the Boise Public Library, you can get your precious time back. On Wednesday the 6th of April, at the Boise Main Library off of Capital Boulevard and River Street, you get help filing you 2015 taxes from volunteers from Boise State. These awesome volunteers are trained and taught on all the current laws and regulations so that you can put your mind at ease about your taxes. (They can only help with your taxes if you make less than $62,000)

For more information about what to bring and what you can expect, call the Boise Library at (208) 972-8200.

The Sleeping Beauty (Ballet)

April 8th and 9th

Morrison Center, Boise

The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr (Peter) Llyich Tchaikovsky is one of the Russian composer’s most famous works. Coming in closely behind the Swan Lake and the Nutcracker. It is the ballet version of Charles Perrault’s classic story we all know and love and you can see it over the weekend of the 8th at the Morrison Center.

Told via music and dance, this story is told in a way unlike any other by Ballet Idaho’s amazing and talented roster of performers. Tickets can be bought through (follow the link listed on Ballet Idaho’s website) and are going fast so you better act now!

Idaho Motorcycle Show and Sale

April 15th through 17th

Expo Idaho

Do you love motorcycles? If so, the Idaho Motorcycle Show and Sale is where you will want to be between the 15th and 17th of April. This three day show is the place for bike enthusiasts from all over the Treasure Valley to gather. There will be representatives from many of the dealers in the valley with their newest and best bikes with special pricing for the days of the show only. You can peruse all the best bikes in the area to your hearts content and maybe even go home with one!

This show is the best place to look for bikes and gear, especially because of the dirt demo area for both bikes and ATVs at the show so you can try them out and see how you like them. There will also be motorcycle stunt shows by the Fallen Angel Stunters on all three days, gear giveaways, and a cash machine money grab courtesy of Idaho Central Credit Union.


April 20th

Morrison Center, Boise

If you have never heard the 2Cellos, then you really ought to get yourself a ticket for their show at the Morrison Center at the end of April. They are a sensational duo that combines their natural talent on the cello with historical classics and modern marvels. They have traveled around the globe doing live show in countries like Japan, Australia, the United States, and many more. They have also been seen on popular TV shows and talk shows as well.

2Cellos is made up of two Croatian cellists that have won the love and appreciation of the world through their amazing music. They have even earned the acclaim of amazing artists like Elton John. Follow them on their YouTube Channel to watch them in your own living room and see them live as they pass through the City of Trees April 20th.

These are just a few of the many events you can expect during the month of April, with many more to be announced.

The Treasure Valley is really a treasure trove of great things to do, so get out there and enjoy yourself and don’t forget to check back here next month to see what you can look forward to during the month of May! You won’t want to miss it!

March Activities

Boy, it has been pretty nice out there! February was uncharacteristically on the warm side and March is looking like it will follow suit. And, as the weather gets warmer it seems like more and more events are coming out of the woodwork. Below are 5 of the events I’m looking forward to this month, I hope you like them too!

Idaho Steelheads,
March 2, 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26, & 30
7:10 PM
CenturyLink Arena, Boise

If you are a hockey fan, then an Idaho Steelheads game is right for you. Their season ends in the middle of April, so be sure to stop by one of their home games during the month of March. The Steelheads have had a great season and are at the top of their game. They have a lineup of fantastic players that bring their A-game every night.

At a Steelheads game you can enjoy hockey, great food, and both adult and non-adult beverages. They also have contests and giveaways during the breaks between periods and sometimes even shows you can enjoy.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run,
March 12
9:30 AM
All Ages
Julia Davis Park, Boise

If you like running, charities, or just plain fun, then you will love the St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run. Hosted by the YMCA organization, the St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run is an event that supports track and field events at the YMCA for children. It is broken up into three different routes: 5K, 5 Miles, and 1 mile so you can choose your difficulty level.

It starts at Julia Davis Park around 9:30. However, if you plan to run, you might want to get there earlier than that.

One Mic Stand Mondays,
March 14, 21, 28
Playhouse Boise

Everyone loves to laugh and that is just what One Mic Stand Mondays is all about. Comedy is growing in popularity here in the Treasure Valley bringing big names from places like Reno, Seattle, and Denver as well as bringing out of the woodwork our own local talents. So, if you are looking to experience more of the great acts that are cracking up our community, then you need to head on over to One Mic Stand Mondays.

Every Monday the Playhouse Boise offers free comedic entertainment with free parking and only a 2 item minimum. Come check it out if you want to get your week off to a good start.

Bam Jam (Basketball Tournament),
March 19 – 20
Capital High School

If you like to play basketball, or just watch it, then this is the tournament for you. The Bam Jam is an even held every spring and summer here in the valley to raise money for local non-profit organizations and to spread the love of the game of Basketball. It is a tournament with brackets for all ages and skill levels. There are also slam Dunk tournaments, three shot tournaments, and much more.

Registration only costs $25 dollars and all the proceeds this year will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County and Idaho Select Player’s Fund.

Treefort Music Festival,
March 23 – 27

The Treefort Music Festival is probably one of the largest events Boise hosts in the month of March. It is a massive multiday festival where musicians of all kinds gather to perform their music for the people of the Treasure Valley. The festival brings in big names as well as local artists of all genres to promote a love and appreciation of music.

During the festival there is even a film festival portion where independent film makers can display their work, take classes, and even join Q&As.

The Treefort Music Festival does not have a central location, but rather it is spread through the valley at different locations. So, be sure to find the location of the event you want to visit on their website before heading out.

The Midtown Men,
March 30
All Ages
Morrison Center

If you are a fan of musicals, show tunes, or just music in general, then you will love the Midtown Men show at the Morrison Center this month. The Morrison Center has hosted many amazing acts, plays, and performances in its time, and the Midtown Men will surely not diminish that reputation.

The Midtown Men, 4 of the original cast members from Broadway’s Jersey Boys accompanied by a seven person band, offer a performance to be reckoned with. Their amazing renditions of 60’s music will have you on singing along thanks to their abundant talent and amazing harmonization.
Well, that’s a good way to start of the month of March. Stay tune to see what else there is in store for the Treasure Valley!

August Activities for Summer Fun!

Hi Everyone,
I put together some fun events that some of my family and friends enjoy doing in our wonderful valley. There is SO much to do! Maybe you will find something fun and different to do. I have also attached several links at the end of the blog so you can visit other sites to find even more!

Weekly events:
Alive After Five Summer Concert Series
Every Wednesday, Friday between 06.04.2014 and 08.27.2014
Wednesdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Grove Plaza
Listen to live music downtown while enjoying different food from various vendors and playing in the fountain.  Kid friendly and FREE!

Kleiner Park Live!
August 7th and August 14th
Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Kleiner Park in Meridian
FREE concert at Kleiner Park in Meridian. Bring your chairs, relax, and listen to some great music!

 Boise Farmers Market
Every Saturday between 04.05.2014 and 12.20.2014
Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm
Republic Parking Lot in Boise
Enjoy your Saturday morning checking out local vendors and their produce.

Capital City Public Market
Every Saturday between 04.19.2014 and 12.20.2014
Saturdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
8th Street in downtown Boise
Head downtown Saturday mornings for four blocks of your local producers and the products they sell.

Eagle Farmers Market
Every Saturday between 9:00am and 1:00pm
Heritage Park in downtown Eagle
Enjoy local food, crafts and food from area residents

Rock The Village!
Every Friday Through August 29th
Fridays, 6:00pm-9:30pm
The Village in Meridian
Pack up your family and head to The Village and enjoy FREE live concerts every Friday night through August.


Walk About Boise
August 2nd
Starting on Grove Street Downtown
Admission: $10 per person
Explore 150 years of Boise history and architecture on this 1-hour guided tour.

 First Thursday
August 7th
Downtown Boise
Take a walk through downtown exploring the shops and in-store entertainment.

28th Annual Nampa Festival of the Arts
Saturday, Aug 9 10:00a
Lakeview Park  at Farrity Boulevard and 16th st,
Celebrate the diverse community with art, music and dance.  Over 190 artisan booths, food, music and more!

Great Garden Escape
August 14th
Idaho Botanical Gardens
Enjoy the well-known unique vocalist Rebecca Scott at the Botanical Gardens.

Movies Under the Stars
Saturday, Aug 16:   7:00p to 11:00p
Julia Davis Park in Boise
 August – The Lego Movie

Boise Tour De Fat
Saturday, Aug 16
10am- 5pm
Ann Morrison Park
Dress up in crazy outfits and ride your bike downtown Boise with several hundred other fun crazy people. After the ride finish at the park with drinks, food and music. For more information go to this link:

Color Run!
August 23rd
Park Center
Come support the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage at the color run charity event in Boise. Grab your running shoes for this 5k of color!

Picnic at the Pops
August 23rd
Gates open at 6:00, performance at 8:00
Eagle Island State Park, 4000 W Hatchery Rd, Eagle
Boise Philharmonic concert series featuring music from family films and musicals.
For more information:

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic
August 27th-August 31st
Ann Morrison Park
This Balloon Classic is a site you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Come watch the mass of air balloons head up into the sky!

Picnic at the Pops
August 29th
Gates open at 6:00, performance at 8:00
Eagle Island State Park, 4000 W Hatchery Rd, Eagle
Boise Philharmonic concert series featuring Patriotic music of all kinds
For more information:


Want to see even more events going on in the valley? Check out the following links!