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
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..
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (concert Fridays 9am-3pm)
Closed Federal Holidays and the week of Christmas
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
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
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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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.
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.
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
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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
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!!
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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)
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