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August Activities Around Boise

August

August may signal the beginning of the end of summer,  but truly there is still
a lot of summer left to live.  There are  fun and exciting things to do that can fill you with more great summer memories.

Stop Motion Director

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

JUMP 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

Ages 10-14
$50 fee includes snacks and lunch

These students will have the opportunity to work with others their age to develop a script, design and create sets, direct, and film their own stop-motion film.  Also, throughout the day they will have time to relax, play and discover in JUMP’s unique rooms: the nest, deep tinker, taste buds, showtimes, flutter foot and slide zone.  Lunch and snacks will be included and at the end of the day, they will have a showing of their films.

Tasty Tales Storytime at Guru Donuts

Every Tuesday through the month of August, 10:00 and 10:30 am

Guru Donuts, LLC, 928 W. Main Street, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83702

Have you ever heard of story and a cookie?  Well, this is story and a donut.  Throughout the month of August, Guru Donuts together with Rediscovered Books will be hosting this fun event.  There will be 2 story times, the first will be from 10:00 to 10:25 and the second will be from 10:30 to 11:00. Kids donuts with 8oz of milk can be purchased for $2.50.  Adults can purchase an old-fashioned donut and 12 oz of coffee for $2.50.  Also, all books purchased at the event or at Rediscovered Books will receive a 20% discount all day.  So, bring your kids and enjoy this free event.

Cool Summer Nights

Every Friday evening until 9/28/2018: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell, Idaho

Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell is opening their doors.  Every Friday night is game night.  Using giant  game pieces, you can challenge your family and friends.  There will also be dancing, swing, cha-cha, the waltz and much more.  Food vendors will be onsite to offer  food including beer and wine.

Western Idaho Fair

August 17-26:  8/17-8/25 12pm-11pm:  8/26 closing day 12pm-9pm

Western Idaho Fairgrounds, 5610 N Glenwood St., Boise, ID 83714

There is always so much to do at the fair.  First of all, there are a lot of animals to look at. There will be horses, cows, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and the list goes on.  Check the website for the schedule of activities because you’re not going to want to miss the hypnotist,  Stryker the Dinosaur, or all the concerts!  There will be other shows as well and of course
the carnival rides.  Also, there are so many booths to peruse and spend your money at.
And don’t forget all the food trucks. You’re sure to find plenty to eat and enjoy.  Watch for STEM activities for the kids and the Llama and Alpaca Costume Contest.  That’s sure to be a fun time.

Day of the Dog: Run, Walk
or Jog 5K or 10K

Sunday, August 26th, 2018:  This is a virtual race so you can do it anywhere you want.

You might be asking, “What is a virtual race?” Just complete a 5K or 10K by walking, running, or jogging, preferably with your favorite four-legged fur baby, any time during the month of August until August 26th.  Register online for $20-$30 and you will receive a Day of the Dog medal and your fur baby will receive a tag for their collar.
15% of the proceeds will go to Freedom Service Dogs of America, a non-profit organization who custom trains rescue dogs for those in special need of assistant dogs.  These dogs are trained to the individual’s needs.

The Spirit of Boise Balloon
Classic 2018

Wednesday, August 29 thru Sunday, September 2nd:  6:45 am – 8:30 am on Friday, August 31st there is Night Glow at 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm

Ann Morrison Park, 1000 S Americana Blvd, Boise, ID 83706:   Free

What’s that in the sky? It’s not a bird.  It’s not a plane. It’s not even Superman.  It’s hot air balloons!  It’s time for this year’s Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic.  Wednesday is Kid’s Day.  Come early that day so the kids can get a free, tethered balloon ride in the balloon of their choice before they go off to school.  Throughout Ann Morrison Park there will be many other activities for the kiddos.  Friday night is Night Glow when the balloons take flight in the evening.  Watch as the setting sun glints magically off the colors of the balloons.  Sunday morning kids as well as adults will have the opportunity to enjoy a tethered balloon ride.  Volunteers who want a hands-on experience preparing a balloon for flight are welcome – no experience needed.  You can find the signup form and restrictions for those under 18, on the website. Don’t miss out on the beauty and fun.

So, get out there and have some fun before the end of summer!

 

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August Events around Boise

August is finally here and we still have no shortage of great activities and events here in the Treasure Valley. As usual, we have put together a list of some of the more interesting, events you can see going on this month.  These activities, and many others, are waiting for you in and around the Boise area, making it the center for all sorts of fun. August is seen by many as the traditional end of the summer season (though summer doesn’t actually end until late September); so, if you are looking for a fun way to enjoy the last full month of summer, then be sure to check some of these activities out.

Spay Neuter Idaho Pets Benefit, 

August 3rd, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Edge Brewing Company

We here in Idaho love animals, especially our pets. So, it is natural that we would have activities and events to help support the health and safety of our furry friends. To help cut down on the number of strays in the State of Idaho, the Spay and Neuter Idaho Pets (coincidentally known as S.N.I.P.) is on a mission to contain the population of dogs and cats.

If you want to support them on this mission, be sure to swing by Edge Brewing Company on the 3rd of August and enjoy an adult beverage— a portion of the proceeds will be given to S.N.I.P.

Free Movie in the Park

Fridays in August through the 18th, 8:30 PM

Optimist Park

There are few things as fun as a movie night under the stars on a lovely summer evening. Luckily for Treasure Valley residents, there are many opportunities to do that this summer. One of those opportunities for those living in the Nampa area is at Optimist Park. If you swing by Optimist Park on Fridays through the 18th of August at 8:30 PM, you are sure to stumble upon some great choices for entertainment. Be sure to check the website for more information about what movies will be shown on which days.

Tour de Fat

August 12th, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Anne Morrison Park

On the 12th of August, be sure to check out the Tour de Fat show that will be put on by New Belgium Brewing Company. This event combines music, performances, and so much more to mystify and astound you. Their website explains that the show will include circus performers, comedians, musicians, and even the Blackberry Smoke band.  Be sure to dress up if you enter the ride!

The Tour de Fat is a benefit show for many of the Treasure Valley’s local bicycle groups including Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, Boise Bicycle Project, and so on.

Tickets can be found on the Tour de Fat website.

Western Idaho Fair

August 18th to August 27th, Times Vary

Idaho Fair Grounds

The Western Idaho Fair is one of the most looked forward to events of the year. Whether you are excited about the rides, the shows, the vendors, or just the great fair food, you are not going to be disappointed at this Treasure Valley Fair. It is the largest fair in the area and attracts acts, patrons, and events from all over the country.

Not to mention, there are also thousands of agriculture events like the traditional judging of crops and animals. Be sure to check out the fair at some point during the 9 days they are in town so you too can take part in this great Treasure Valley tradition.

Solar Eclipse

August 21st, 11:27 AM to 11:35 AM

Central Idaho

There are few things as exciting, and nearly universally captivating as a total solar eclipse, and we here in Idaho are lucky enough to enjoy one this month! On the morning of August 21st at 11:27 AM, the total solar eclipse will cross the Idaho Oregon border near Weiser. Between 11:27 AM and 11:35 AM, said eclipse will pass through the center of Idaho. The best viewing places will be around Garden Valley, Sun Valley, and Rexburg (approximately).

If you venture to see the solar eclipse, be sure to get a pair of glasses to watch it with. Though the sun will be covered by the moon, it will still be bright enough to damage your eyes. So, be sure to get a hold of some devise that is safe for solar eclipse viewing.

As you can probably tell, the month of August is going to be quite exciting for those living in or visiting the Treasure Valley. We are lucky to have these, and hundreds of other activities to enjoy as we start to wrap up the summer months. Be sure to take advantage of all these great activities— you won’t be disappointed.