July is known as the hottest month in Boise, and while it’s true that the average daily temperature will likely top 90 degrees, there’s no reason to hide in your air-conditioned home. This month you can escape the heat with a drive to McCall or Bogus Basin, jump in Lucky Peak Lake or Quinn’s Pond, or apply some sunscreen and experience a festival or outdoor movie.
All across the valley, locals and visitors are celebrating Independence Day and the carefree vibes of summer together with fireworks, music, festivals, rodeos, and more. You can get a taste of urban sophistication or small-town America all in the same weekend. Whatever you put on your July calendar, you’ll find the local things-to-do scene is just as hot as the weather.