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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 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!
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 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.
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.
“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: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t480
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.
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 ticketfly.com’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!
If you are looking for a night out filled with fun entertainment, the Harlem Globetrotters may be just the ticket for you. They will be in Boise tonight, February 6 at the Century Link Arena downtown. For ticket information follow this link:
Here is their story taken off their website:
“85 years ago in Chicago, a 24-year-old businessman named Abe Saperstein formed a small basketball team called the Savoy Big Five. He was just trying to promote a nightclub called the Savoy Ballroom, but in just a few years the team had played over 1000 games around the country and become the Harlem Globetrotters.
In 1941, just before the start of World War II, the Globetrotters signed Reece “Goose” Tatum, an all-time great who developed amazing comedy moves and changed the direction of the team. By the end of the war the Globetrotters had played an incredible 30,000 games (losing only 2190) and were featured on the cover of Life magazine. Those were remarkable achievements at a time when America was deeply segregated by race.
The team toured the world, breaking cultural and social barriers along with basketball records. They were the first team to play basketball in Europe. In 1950, a Globetrotter named Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton became the first African-American player to be drafted by the NBA. In 1959, when the United States and the Soviet Union were enemies at the height of the Cold War, the Globetrotters went on a sold-out tour of Russia.
Over the next 50 years, tens of thousands of people around the world turned out for each of the Globetrotters games, including presidents, kings, and popes. Their line-up has included some of the greatest players ever, including Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson, and they’ve been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Globetrotters have appeared in their own movies and TV shows and have been seen by hundreds of millions of people in 120 countries. The Harlem Globetrotters are simply the most famous basketball team in the world”.
I was just told about this great production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The play is done entirely by children. I plan on taking my girls to it, but didn’t want to wait to write about it since it will almost be over by the time we can go. One of my friends that attended the play said it was awesome. Here are some details:
November 18 – December 17, 2011
‘The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. The Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year’s pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever’.
It is based on a book. The Herdman children tell the story of Christmas even though some of them have rarely, if ever been to church. It is a great humorous read with some life lessons thrown in too.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day, an ‘official’ day to thank and honor all who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
The Veterans Day National Ceremony will be held at 11:00 (Eastern Time – 9:00 Mountain Time) in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia. It begins with wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheatre with a parade of colors by veteran organizations and comments by dignitaries. I could not find where we have local coverage, but CNN usually has good coverage on this event. You can also try CNN online: http://www.cnn.com/.
- 11:00 a.m. State Veterans Service at Boise Veterans Home. Will be awarding the Spirit of Freedom Service Awards to 10 Idaho veterans: 320 North Collins Road, Boise ID 83702
- 11:00 a.m. Boise State University Veterans Day program. Features a reading of names of Idahoans who have died in service to their county in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade. South end zone of Bronco Stadium. A reception and dedication of Boise States new Veterans Services Center will be immediately after the ceremony at the Alumini Center: 1173 University Drive across from Bronco Stadium.
- 1:30 Boise Rescue Mission hosts a ceremony for veterans at the new VFW post at 8931 W Ardene Street (Overland and Maple Grove). The mission staff will give away more than 50 backpacks with winter gear to homeless vets who attend the ceremony.
- 7:00 p.m. Veterans Day Memorial Service at Boise Veterans Home: 320 North Collins Road, Boise ID 83702
- 11:00 a.m. Caldwell Elks Lodge No 1448 will be hosting a Veterans Day program. Retired U.S. Army Major Lyle Gessford will speak: 621 Cleveland Blvd in Caldwell
- 11:00 a.m. American Legion Post No. 26 will lead Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home honoring all veterans and active duty military. The event will feature guest speakers and a presentation of wreaths honoring veterans. Col. Ronald Buckley, 366th Fighter Wing commander, is expected to be the featured speaker at the event.
- 9:30 a.m. Nampa High School will honor local veterans and alumni who have served. Program includes speakers, Black Hawk helicopter flyover and dedication of war memorial: 203 Lake Lowell Ave, Nampa
To all of our veterans and active military service men and women, thank you for protecting our freedom.
Thanks to my friend Patty, I recently discovered another gem in downtown Boise, Pho Nouveau. This restaurant is on Idaho Street between 8th street and Capital. Very delicious Vietnamese comfort food. I had the Lemon Grass Chicken: boneless chicken breast marinated in lemon grass, white wine, oyster sauce and garlic. Oh my, it was delicious! The Pho Bowls are excellent too as well as the Fresh Summer Rolls. I look forward to trying several of the other items on the menu like: Chicken Curry, Hot and Spicy Beef and the Summer Noodle Bowls.
November and December boast a lot of downtown Boise events. If you are looking for a delicious refuel spot, this would be a spot to check out.