Welcome to Boise!

Are you moving to the area, or do you already live here? Here at Build Idaho we have created a comprehensive guide to the city of Boise. This local information guide is designed to give you ideas on things to do and insight to finding your way through Boise. We have done the leg work, and picked the Events, Parks, Cultural happenings, Sporting events, Urban Explorations, and Annual Activites to feature in this guide. We take pride in our city and hope you venture out and experiance Boise.

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Thursday, June 1

Boise First Thursday

Boise Downtown
Time: 5-9pm
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Boise Little Theater: Charley's Aunt

100 E. Fort St.
Time: 2pm
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Stage Coach Theater: 9-5, The Musical Comedy

4802 Emerald
Time: 8pm & 10pm
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Friday, June 2

Boise Little Theater: Charley's Aunt

100 E. Fort St.
Time: 7:30 pm
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Stage Coach Theater: 9-5, The Musical Comedy

4802 Emerald
Time: 8pm & 10pm
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Vista Bench Summer Bash & Car Show

Vista Avenue (Multiple Location)
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
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Saturday, June 3

Boise Saturday Market

10th and Grove St
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Summer Pop-Up Market

203 Lake Lowell Ave, Nampa (Nampa High Parking Lot)
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
More Information Contact: Nampa High School

Boise Little Theater

100 E. Fort St.
Time: 7:30 pm
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Stage Coach Theater: 9-5, The Musical Comedy

4802 Emerald
Time: 8pm & 10pm
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Kevin Cloe Concert

950 W. State St
Time: 7pm & 8:30pm
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Sunday, June 4

Stage Coach Theater: 9-5, The Musical Comedy

4802 Emerald
Time: 8pm & 10pm
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Monday, June 5

Eagle Plain Air Festival

164 E State St
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Tuesday, June 6

Eagle Plain Air Festival

164 E State St
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Wednesday, June 7

Eagle Plain Air Festival

164 E State St
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Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series: John Mellencamp

Idaho Botanical Gardens
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
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Caldwell Farmers Market

Blain St and Kimball Ave (Downtown Caldwell)
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Thursday, June 8

Stage Coach Theater: 9-5, The Musical Comedy

4802 Emerald
Time: 8pm & 10pm
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Eagle Plain Air Festival

164 E State St
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Art in the Vines

Three Horse Ranch Vinyards
5900 Pearl Road
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Great Garden Escape

Idaho Botanical Gardens
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, June 9

Stage Coach Theater: 9-5, The Musical Comedy

4802 Emerald
Time: 8pm & 10pm
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World Village Fest 2017

Capitol Park
601 W. Jefferson St.
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208 Tattoo Fest

Expo Idaho
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Gingerfest IV

Old Idaho Penitentiary
2445 Old Idaho Penitentiary
6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Eagle Plain Air Festival

164 E State St
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Saturday, June 10

Boise Saturday Market

10th and Grove St
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Stage Coach Theater: 9-5, The Musical Comedy

4802 Emerald
Time: 8pm & 10pm
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208 Tattoo Fest

Expo Idaho
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Eagle Plain Air Festival

164 E State St
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Walk About Boise

Grove Street Downtown
Boise, Idaho
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World Village Fest 2017

Capitol Park
601 W. Jefferson St.
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Black Stone Cherry, Citizen Zero, Letters From The Fire

Knitting Factory
416 S. 9th St.
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Art in the Park (Homedale)

Betty Uda City Park
204 E Idaho Ave
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Sunday, June 11

Eagle Plain Air Festival

164 E State St
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World Village Fest 2017

Capitol Park
601 W. Jefferson St.
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208 Tattoo Fest

Expo Idaho
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Private Gardens Tour 2017

Cottage Gardeners
600 N. Latah St.
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Savor Idaho

Cottage Gardeners
600 N. Latah St.
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Monday, June 12
 
Tuesday, June 13
 
Wednesday, June 14

Farmers Market (Caldwell)

Downtown Caldwell
Blain Street and Kimball Ave.
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thursday, June 15

Great Garden Escape

Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, June 16
 
Saturday, June 17

Boise Saturday Market

10th and Grove St
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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4th Annual Sun Valley Brewfest (Sun Valley)

Ketchum Town Square
480 4th Street East
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
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Idaho Rose Show

Riverside Hotel Boise
Idaho Rose Show
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Walk About Boise

Grove Street Downtown
Boise, Idaho
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Summer Pop-Up Market

203 Lake Lowell Ave, Nampa (Nampa High Parking Lot)
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Sunday, June 18
 
Monday, June 19

SNIP at Bardenay Charity Night (Eagle)

Bardenay
155 E Riverside Dr
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Tuesday, June 20
 
Wednesday, June 21
 
Thursday, June 22

Great Garden Escape

Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, June 23

Music On The Water: Brooke Wilson, The Lost Men, Keviin Kirk & Onomatopoeia

Esther Simplot Park (Boise)
614 N Whitewater Park Blvd
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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It's a Garden Party!

Idaho Botanical Gardens
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Saturday, June 24

Boise Saturday Market

10th and Grove St
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Walk About Boise

Grove Street Downtown
Boise, Idaho
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SNIP at Pet-a-Pawlooza

Julia Davis Park
700 S Capitol Blvd
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16th Annual Kruz In Car Show

Eagle Christian Church
100 Short Rd
Time: 7:00am - 2:00pm
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Book signing with Shaman Melodie McBride

Barnes and Noble
1315 North Milwaukee
Time: 1:00am - 3:00pm
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Sunday, June 25
 
Monday, June 26
 
Tuesday, June 27

Outlaw Field Summer Concert: Santana

Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Wednesday, June 28
 
Thursday, June 29

Great Garden Escape

Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, June 30
 

 

 PARKS

 

Julia Davis Park

The city's oldest park, Julia Davis Park was created thanks to a generous donation of 43 acres of land in 1907 by Thomas Davis as a memorial to his beloved wife, Julia.

The park also features a formal Rose Garden, two reservable pavilions, a six-court tennis complex, playground, duck pond, restrooms and a section of the Boise River Greenbelt.

700 South Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID,  83702
(208) 345-8330 (Boise Art Museum)
www.juliadavispark.org/

Julia Daivs Park


Idaho Botanical Gardens

The Idaho Botanical Garden has blossomed into numerous specialty gardens, each with a unique focus. Included are a contemporary English Garden, a Meditation Garden, a Children’s Adventure Garden, an Heirloom Rose Garden, and a Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden.

2355 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID,  83712
www.idahobotanicalgarden.org/

Idaho Botanical Gardens


Idaho Birds of Prey

The center’s research facilities are designed to enhance the health, reproduction, and reintroduction efforts of endangered species and to collect information about the general biology of raptors. The science is focused on understanding how diet, aging, and environment affect the health, growth, reproduction and lifespan of the birds. The organization’s propagation program played a critical role in the successful recovery of the Peregrine Falcon, which was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species List in 1999.

5668 W. Flying Hawk Ln
Boise, ID,  83709 US
(208) 362-3716
www.peregrinefund.org/world-center

Brids of Prey


Zoo Boise

Zoo Boise is a service of the City of Boise and is supported by the Friends of Zoo Boise, a 501(c)(3) membership organization that supports Zoo Boise in the area of animal acquisition, capitol improvement projects, education programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events. The goal of each of these components is to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the zoo, wild animals, animal habitats, species conservation and the environment.

355 Julia Davis Road
Boise, ID,  83702 US
(208) 608-7760
www.ZooBoise.org

Zoo Boise


Eagle Island State Park

Bordered on the north and south by the Boise River, Eagle Island features a swimming beach, grassy picnic area and more than five miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking or walking your dog. The waterslide opens Memorial Day weekend and is open until Labor Day.

4000 W Hatchery Road
Eagle, ID,  8616 US
(208) 939-0696
www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/eagle-island

Eagle Island State Park Idaho


Sports

 

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks are a minor league baseball team, located in Boise, Idaho. The team is currently a farm team for the Colorado Rockies and play in the Short-Season Class A Northwest League.

5600 Glenwood
Boise, ID 83714
208/322-5000

Hawks Full Schedule and Ticket Info.

Boise Hawks of Idaho

Bronco Stadium

Albertsons Stadium is the home of Boise State University football and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (formerly the Humanitarian Bowl), held each December.

Bronco Stadium is also home to the only blue Astro Turf in the World. The current turf is the new "Astro Play" which was installed during the summer of 2002. It's also the third blue field at the stadium. Boise State established a first in 1986 by installing the first blue Astro Turf field.

1400 Bronco Lane
Boise, ID 83706
www.BroncoSports.com

Boise State University Football Field- Bronco Stadium

Firebrid Raceway

Firebird Raceway is home to a full slate of action packed events guaranteed to get race fans revved up.

8551 Hwy 16
Eagle, ID 83616
208/938-8986

www.FirebirdOnline.com

Firebrid Raceway Boise Idaho

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads are an American professional minor league ice hockey team based in Boise, Idaho. The team began playing in 1997 and has been a member of the ECHL since 2003.

During the 2003–04 season and since the 2005–06 season the Steelheads have been an affiliate of the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars.[1] The Austin-based Texas Stars have been Idaho's AHL affiliate since the 2009–10 season. Home games are played at the 5,000-seat CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise.

233 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
208/331-8497

www.idahosteelheads.com

Boise Idaho Steelheads Hockey

Idaho Stampede

The Idaho Stampede is an American basketball team that plays in the NBA Development League. Associated with the Utah Jazz.

233 S Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
208/388-4667

http://idaho.dleague.nba.com/

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Snake River Stampede

The Snake River Stampede is a rodeo held in Nampa, Idaho. It is one of the top twelve professional rodeos recognized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and is held for five days every year during the third week of July.

www.snakeriverstampede.com

Idaho Snake RIver Stampede


Urban Exploration

 

Boise Greenbelt

The 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise's most beloved parks. The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to many of the city's popular riverside parks. The Greenbelt also serves as an alternative transportation route for commuters.

 

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Boise River Greenbelt


 

Wahooz Family Fun Zone & PINZ Bowling Center

Wahooz Family Fun Zone is open year round, and features exciting attractions for all ages, including the NEW XD Dark Ride, two go-cart tracks, two miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, laser tag, Kiddie Cove soft play structure, over 100 arcade games & prize redemption center, and the 24-lane Pinz Bowling Center.

1385 Blue Marklin Lane
Meridian, ID 83642
208/ 898-0900

www.wahoozfunzone.com

Wahooz Meridian Idaho


 

Discovery Center of Idaho

We celebrate scientific literacy, and seek to educate and facilitate an interest in the physical world by encouraging our visitors to explore our exhibits and the world around them, imagine the possibilities that knowledge can inspire, and discover the scientist within. We offer interactive, hands-on exhibits and educational programs that make STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning exciting and tangible for people of all ages and from all walks of life. In cooperation with local education, industry and research organizations, DCI works to foster an educated workforce and an informed electorate in the stewardship of our planet.

131 W Myrtle St.
Boise, ID 83702
208/ 343-9895

www.DCIdaho.org

Discovery Center of Idaho


 

Roaring Springs Water Park

Sprawling water park with a wave pool, lazy river rafting & lots of waterslides, plus - The Avalanche, Rattlesnake Rapids, and Leisure Lagoon.

400 West Overaland
Meridian, ID 83642
208/ 884-8842

www.RoaringSprings.com

Roaring Springs Water Park in Meridian Idaho


Boise Depot

The Boise Union Pacific Depot is a former train station in Boise, Idaho, United States. It was built in 1925 by the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1990 MK-Morrison Knudsen purchased the depot and renovated it to pristine condition.

2603 W Eastover Terrace
Boise, ID 83706

www.parks.cityofboise.org/boise-depot/

 

Boise Depot- What to Do in Boise!


Boise Bike Bar

Welcome to the Treasure Valley's new entertainment of sightseeing and partying onboard this Boise Bike Bar. It is a calorie free pedaling party perfect for any occasion!!! Book this 14 person bike for your next special event!! Some of our friends have already done it for birthday parties, happy hours, family reunions and team building.

Thank you CyclePubBoise.com for the image.

1100 W. Front St.
Boise, ID,  83702 US
208.941.4919
www.boisebikebar.com

Boise Bike Bar


Boise Trolly Train

Regular daily historical tours will run through Sept. 30th. After that, we will go to a Sat. 2 pm historical tour only!

M-F at 11 am and
Sat & Sun. at 2 pm through Sept 30th.

HALLOWEEN TOURS START
OCT 10th & 11th! 8 pm. Tours will run Fri & Sat nights through Oct 25th and then nightly right up through Oct 31st.
Our Oct 31st tour will be adults (18+) -3 hr special - with Frightened Felons Old Pen ticket included. $30. BYOB.

All tours leave from Joe's Crab Shack
Restaurant located at 2288 N Garden St.
(Next to the Riverside Hotel).

Thank you boisetownshiptours.com

Boise Trolly Train


Culture

 

Idaho Historical Museum

Founded in 1907, the Idaho Historical Museum has a comprehensive collection of over 250,000 objects. Events, special traveling exhibitions, and programs provide unique learning opportunities for families, school groups, and other visitors.

610 Julia Davies Drive
Boise, ID 83702

www.history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-historical-museum

Idaho Historical Museum


Boise Philharmonic

The mission of the Boise Philharmonic Association is to musically enrich, entertain and educate through community engagement and music performance at the highest level.

As Idaho's largest and oldest performing arts organization, (established as the Boise Philharmonic in 1960) the symphony performs for over 50,000 people annually in concerts at the Morrison Center, NNU's Brandt Center in Nampa, in schools around the state, and in smaller recital halls and venues. The 80+ member professional orchestra can trace its roots to earlier than 1885 with the formation of the Boise City Orchestra. The Boise Philharmonic performs fourteen Masterworks concerts per season, with repertoire from the most well known classical and contemporary composers, as well as commissioning new works. Additionally, a variety of "Pops" concerts, a chamber music series, and other symphonic events round out each concert season. The musicians in the Boise Philharmonic hail from the best music schools in the country, including the Juilliard School in New York, the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, San Francisco Conservatory, and many others..

(208) 344-7849

Office hours:
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (concert Fridays 9am-3pm)

Closed Federal Holidays and the week of Christmas

www.history.idaho.gov/idaho-state-historical-museum

Boise Philharmonic


Boise Music Festival

The last weekend in June is the hottest ! Enjoy great music with live bands and thousands of people at Expo Idaho.

June 24th | Expo Idaho | 5610 N. Glenwood, Garden City, ID

www.boisemusicfestival.com/

Boise Music Festival


 

Art in the Park

Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park is widely recognized as one of the premiere cultural events in the Northwest. This annual open-air festival provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 200 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.

Art in the Park 2017
Friday | Saturday | Sunday
September 8 – 10, 2017

BOise Art in the Park


African Summer Night Ball

The Annual African Summer Night Ball will be held on June 24, 2017 at the El Korah Shrine in downtown Boise, at 7:00pm. An evening of African Cuisines, Entertainment, and Networking with special guest Miss Africa Idaho, African Fashion Show and headlining the night Nigerian Artist Sifter… these are just a few of the events people can experience in support of the Treasure Valley’s ever growing African Community.

Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 7:00 PM – Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

El Korah Shrine
1118 W Idaho St
Boise, ID 83702

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African Summer Night Ball


Gene Harris Jazz Festival

The annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival is a tribute to the late Gene Harris who inspired audiences and young musicians throughout his long and distinguished career. Student competitions and clinics are held on the Boise State University campus throughout the festival.

www.GeneHarris.org

Gene Harris Jazz Festival


 

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

As you enter our outdoor amphitheater and habitat reserve, you’ll be embarking upon a theatrical experience like no other! 

In addition to all the magic, drama and passion of professional theater, and a 770-seat, state-of-the-art facility that was built to feature the human voice, the Festival Amphitheater & Reserve is nestled in a unique habitat that is home to an astonishing variety of plant and animal species. The Festival operates under an agreement with the Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands and the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation. As you wend your way into the theater proper, you’ll enjoy native plants, the songs of water birds and glimpses of deer, heron, ducks, geese and an occasional fox.
 

2017 Plays
Wait Until Dark | May 26 - July 30
Hamlet | June 2 - 25
The Hunchback of Notre Dame | June 20 - Sept 1
A Midsummers Night Dream | Aug 4 - Sept 3
The Hound of the Baskervilles | Sept 8 - Oct 1

Get Your Tickets

www.idahoshakespeare.org

Things to do in Boise - Idaho Shakespear Festival 2017

 

Boise Film Festival

The weekend of September 25-27, 2015, Boise will transform from the City of Trees into the City of Film thanks to the arrival of the inaugural Boise Film Festival. Showcasing films from around the world to bring filmmakers together with local businesses, the Festival aims to shine a spotlight on the Treasure Valley and all of Idaho for it’s value as a film production destination.

Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 6:00 PM – Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 4:00 PM
For more information visit www.BoiseFilmFestival.org

Boise Film Festival


Meridian Dairy Days

Celebrate 88 years of dairy days! The 2017 Meridian Dairy Days parade returns June 23rd starting at 6:45.

FREE!! FIREWORKS INSIDE THE SPEEDWAY AFTER THE PARADE FRIDAY NIGHT
and while you are waiting enjoy entertainment, Arts in the Park in Storey Park (also free), activities put on by the MERIDIAN POOL or enjoy the CARNIVAL RIDES!!

Meridian, ID

More Information Here

Things to do in Boise - Meridian Dairy Days


Jaialdi

Ongi Etorri! Boise's Basque organizers, Euzkaldunak, invites everyone to celebrate Jaialdi. Jaialdi means "big festival" in Basque, and that's exactly what it is- every five years, attendees from around the world come to Idaho to celebrate the best of Basque culture. Share in our customs! (Next Jaialdi 2020)

Boise, ID

More Information Here

Things to do in Boise - Jaialdi 2020


Hiking

 

Table Rock

The Table Rock area offers challenging hiking and mountain biking. Most users access these trails from the Old Idaho Penitentiary parking lot, where there is a kiosk and directional signage for the trails. The Table Rock area offers stunning views of Boise and the Treasure Valley, and is a favorite among trail enthusiasts for sunset hikes and rides. The Table Rock area should be avoided when the temperatures are above freezing during winter months, as well as after spring and summer rain storms, as the soils contain significant amounts of clay, and trail damage occurs easily at such times.

2445 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83709

www.ridgetorivers.org/

Table Rock Boise Idaho


Jump Creek

A surprising waterfall and lush riparian area filled with waterbirch and red osier dogwood trees. Visitors can hike the easy ¼-mile Jump Creek Falls Trail - you may get your feel wet! - walk high and dry to the Falls Overlook on a recently improved trail, or picnic near the rock crevices and meandering stream.  Swimmers will find a refreshing dip at the base of the falls.

Location & Directions: Southwest of Marsing, Idaho
From Boise, take Interstate 84 West to the Nampa exit for Highway 55 (Exit 33A). Follow Highway 55 through Marsing and on to the junction with US-95.  Continue 1½ miles past the junction and turn left onto Cemetery Road.  Turn left at the T-intersection with a STOP sign.  The road becomes Jump Creek Road as it continues south.  Just after passing under power transmission lines, the road curves right, through private land – stay on the roadway as it curves back to the left toward the entry to the recreation area.

Jump Creep


Day Trips

 

Idaho City

Idaho City is one fampous mining camp that has refused to die and instead has prospered into the thriving community that it is today. During its early years it was knows Bannock City or West Bannock to differentiate between Bannock, Montana, since at that time both towns were in Idaho Territory. In 1863, Idaho City had a propulation of six thousand and was being seriously considered for the territorial capital. It lost out, however, and in 1864 the territorial capital was moved to Boise City from Lewiston. With the printing of The Boise News in 1863, Idaho City could at least boast it had a newspaper a year earlier than Boise. The Boise News was later changed to The Idaho World.

The immediate area around Idaho City has been extensively placer mined and dredge tailings for miles along Mores Creek. Even the buildings in town were raised up on piulings so the ground underneath could be mined.

Location: North of Boise off Hwy 21,  about 40 minutes

www.IdahoCityEvents.org

Idaho City

 

Silver City

Silver City, Idaho is one of the few old mining towns that did not burn down or become commercialized into a modern city. Visiting Silver City is like going back into history. The Idaho Hotel is as it was 100 years ago with a few modern amenities. Sinker Creek Outfitters will provide you with a historic ride back into history on horse back exploring the Owyhee Mountains, Silver City, Empire City, Ruby City and more.

Location: South towards Melba, cross Snake River, headed to Grand View and south again into the Owyee Mountains. About a 2 hour drive.

www.historicsilvercityidaho.com

Silver City Idaho

 

Bruneau Sand Dunes

The tallest sand dune rises 470 feet above small lakes in the high desert south of Mountain Home. The state park includes desert, dune, prairie, lake and marsh habitat with opportunities to observe nocturnal species. Activities include fishing, birdwatching, camping, hiking, swimming and viewing the stars at one of only two public observatories in Idaho. Feel free to climb but no vehicles are allowed off-road or on the dunes. A visitor center offers information on birds of prey, insects, fossils, wildlife and the sand dunes. A variety of gift items are available for purchase, and we also rent sand boards. Two cabins are available for rent, and there are 82 serviced campsites with W/E and 31 standard sites. The Equestrian Area provides facilities for visitors to camp with their horses and there is a 9-mile riding trail around the park.

www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/

Bruneau Sand Dunes

 

Garden Valley

A great resort town just 45 minutes from Boise. Enjoy golf, horseback riding, ATV trails and much more. In the summer watch a great play at Starlight Mountain Theater or any any of the local hot springs. Stay the weekend, there are many vacation homes to rent. Travel to mountains peaking at 7,000 ft!  But the day is not over- whitewater rafting or kayacking is also available.

www.gvchamber.org

Garden Valley Idaho

Thousand Springs/ Hagerman Area

Most of the history at this park is geologic in nature. The cracks and folds of rock along the canyon cliffs record the movements of earth, lava and water. Early Native Americans piled rocks along the rim to capture bison and other game animals. During the 19th century, the historic Kelton Trail brought pioneers over this portion of the Oregon Trail.

 

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Swan Falls Dam

Swan Falls Dam is on the Snake River about 20 miles south of Kuna, through the Birds of Prey area. Built in 1901 to provide electricity to nearby mines, it is the oldest hydroelectric generating site on the Snake River. Idaho Power built a new power plant in the mid-1990s. The old plant is decommissioned and is now a historical display.

The museum is open on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The adjacent park is day-use only, but there are multiple free camping areas above and below the dam. In 2014, Idaho Power completed a major renovation of the park and the camping areas. The boat ramps above and below the dam have been upgraded. Improvements have been made to campsites and roads. All campsites have fire rings and level parking areas. Some sites also have picnic tables. New vault toilets were installed, and additional trash facilities have been put in place. All camping is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are asked to camp in designated areas only, due to the fragile nature of the soil and plant life in the area.

Swan Falls Dam


Arrorock Resevoir

Arrowrock Reservoir is formed by Arrowrock Dam. The Reservoir is managed by the Boise National Forest, (Boise National Forest map). This 18 mile narrow canyon reservoir of 3,150-acres has limited access to 60 miles of shoreline. Boating, canoeing, windsurfing, and fishing are the major recreation activities at Arrowrock, located east of Boise. The reservoir is only 30 minutes from Boise and provides access to the city's nearest national forest. Fish species include rainbow trout, kokanee, yellow perch, whitefish, and the protected bull trout. Season open year-round. Reservoir acre feet and total reservoir capacity and cubic feet/second release rates for rivers below Boise & Payette River Basins reservoirs and select river locations are updated daily and graphically provided. Site offers: vault toilets, boat ramps and dock, parking, and dispersed camping.

Directions: From Boise, north on Hwy 21. Turn east after crossing bridge to Lucky Peak and Spring Shores Marina. Drive on to Arrowrock Dam & you are there!

Arrowrock Resevoir


Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

Since the very first Balloon Classic for the Boise River Festival in 1991, our staff, volunteers and sponsors have supported the basic mission of this event. The goal of the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is to provide an exciting, family oriented production to the community of Boise, Idaho at no charge.

When we see families arrive in Ann Morrison Park, watch them spread their blankets on the ground, see happy kids of all ages, some still in their PJ’s, wrapped in blankets to enjoy a mass launching of hot air balloons, we feel like we have reached the goal of the event. The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is truly a one of a kind family friendly community event in the City of Trees.

www.spiritofboise.com

Boise Balloon Festival


The Farmstead

The Farmstead, Idaho's Original Corn Maize, is only the start of the fun. They have something for everyone– the Field of Screams, hayrides, pumpkins, Jumping Pillow, Pig Races, award winning Cow Train, and more.

Location: Eagle Rd, south of I-84

www.farmsteadfestival.com

The Farmstead Meridian Idaho



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Laura Hipwell, Eagle Idaho Realtor Laura Hipwell
Eagle Idaho Sales & Listing Specialist

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Lee Obermeyer- First Time Home Buyer Realtor + Investment Property Lee Obermeyer
First Time Home Buyers & Investment Property

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Chris Moeness - Meridian Idaho Realtor/ First Time Home Buyers
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First Time Home Buyers & Meridian Home Sales

208.816.8519  Email

 


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Guild Mortgage Company - Meridian_ID

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The Heffner Group

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