2017 is now in full-swing and everything seems to be getting back to normal after all the crazy snow! Hopefully the snow didn’t cause you to miss any of the fun things there was to do in January. Whether it did or not, let’s hope that February offers us some better weather to go along with the many more fun and interesting events we have going on in the Treasure Valley during this the second month of 2017.
February 1st to 5th
The McCall Winter Carnival is one of the most looked forward to events of the year. Though it doesn’t take place in Boise, but rather in McCall which is 2 hours north of here, it is still a tradition that people from the Treasure Valley trek up north for almost every year. Thousands of people flock to McCall during the Winter Carnival to enjoy the plethora of great activities in and around this snowy paradise. This year you can expect to see fairs, parades, and, of course, the famous McCall ice sculpture contest. The carnival is a multiday event that spans from the end of January to the 5th of February and no matter what it is you plan to do while you are there it is a great way to combat the cold winter blues this February.
If you have never seen the Harlem Globetrotters before then you need to get tickets for their show on February 9th at the Idaho Center. Their show offers clean comedy, intense basketball tricks, and life lessons that will stick with for the rest of your life. You can find tickets at the Idaho Center or online at www.ictickets.com/event/default.aspx?id=1730. They also accept phone orders between 10 AM and 8 PM at (208) 442-3232.
The Harlem Globetrotters is truly a fun and friendly event that is appropriate and entertaining for all ages.
February 10th to 12th
Attention golf enthusiasts! The Boise Golf and Travel Show is the best way to get to know all the new things coming to the golfing world. There will be shows and exhibits as well as all sorts of contests. It is put on at the Expo Idaho on the border of Boise and Garden City off of Glenwood and Chinden. Tickets can be bought for several prices. It is $12.00 for general admission and $20.00 for a VIP ticket if bought in advance. At the gate these VIP tickets are $25.00 apiece.
February 18th to 19th
Flea Markets are a great way to spend time this month. You can get killer deals, find items you never knew you needed, and even make some new friends from around town. This only comes around a handful of times a year so better get down there at 9 AM on Saturday or 10 AM on Sunday to get all the good deals before they’re gone.
Admission is $2.00 a person; children under 12 are free.
February 25th to 26th
There are many interesting facts about Idaho that many people don’t know and one of them is that Idaho is known as the Gem State. This is due to the many types of gems, minerals, precious metals, and non-precious metals of all kinds here in Idaho including the elusive Star Garnet.
Thanks to this large amount of gems that can be found here, Idaho has become a gathering place for geologist, jewelers and gem enthusiasts from all over. The Gem and Mineral Show is a place that all gem admirers can come together to buy, sell, trade, and learn all things gems and minerals. There will even be demonstrations in things like silversmithing, faceting and so on.
Admission to the Idaho Gem and Mineral Show is $4.00 a person with children under 12 getting in for free.
This is just a small sampling of things to do around Boise in February. There are dozens more things to do with a little research. The Treasure Valley has many fun and exciting events to offer its residents and visitors so we are confident that you’re going to have a great February here with us
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”.