The weather may still be frigid outside in February in Boise, but there’s plenty going on to keep you busy until spring. The month of love has a whole slew of events lined up to fill your calendar, whether you’re looking for a steamy date night or a warm evening away from the winter cold. Check out these things to do in Boise this month!
Boise State Basketball Home Games | Taco Bell Arena
March Madness isn’t far away, so head over to Taco Bell Arena and catch a Bronco’s basketball game. Throughout the month of February, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have home games you can catch. Men’s games schedule | Women’s games schedule.
Idaho Steelheads | CenturyLink Arena
February 1, 7, 8, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
It’s still hockey season, so grab your friends and head over to CenturyLink Arena to watch some action on the ice. What could be better on a winter day than to cheer on your home team and grab some delicious food and beer? Learn more.
Wild at Heart Free Admission Day | Zoo Boise
One of Zoo Boise’s free admission days falls in February every year and it’s a popular event with the Boise community. Enjoy free admission all day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, make a Valentine’s card for your favorite animal, and witness themed animal enrichment programs throughout the day. There will be crafts, photo ops, food vendors, and more, so don’t miss Wild at Heart at Zoo Boise. Learn more.
First Thursday | Downtown Boise
Every first Thursday of the month, you can experience downtown Boise in a new way. Local shops and restaurants offer tastings, specials, discounts, events, and more. Check with each merchant for specific event times and take a stroll through downtown this February. Learn more.
Cupid’s Undie Run | Downtown Boise
Sure, it’s cold outside, but why not join a “brief” run in your undies (yep, you heard that right) on Saturday, February 8th? It’s all for a good cause, of course: fundraising efforts go to support neurofibromatosis (NF) research. Since NF sufferers can’t cover up their tumors to be more comfortable, why should we cover up? The course winds through a mile-long party and ends with prizes, games, drinks, and activities. Learn more.
Boise Golf & Travel Show | Expo Idaho
February 8 & 9
Kick-off the golf season at the Boise Golf Show. Attendees will find deals on travel, golf rounds, and equipment from over 80 exhibitors. Children 12 and under will receive a free club and don't miss the teaching area for kids and adults, the interactive games, and of course, the give-a-ways and prizes. Learn more.
Paint with the Penguins | Zoo Boise
Zoo lovers 21 and older are invited to enjoy an evening with the penguins at Zoo Boise. Wine and appetizers are served while you paint a guided scene for the penguins to add their own unique flair to, and you'll also experience a special program and behind-the-scenes tours by the zookeepers. Learn more.
Bikin’ for Lovin’ Silent Disco | Boise Bicycle Project
Boise Bicycle Project is hosting their annual social ride and soiree, Bikin’ for Lovin’, this month. This event is open to singles and couples alike—really any bike-lover over 21—who wants to join a fun local ride and take a chance at a raffle. The ride begins at BBP and ends at Spacebar. Learn more.
Romancing the Pen | Old Idaho Penitentiary
Look beyond chocolates this Valentine’s Day and instead bring your love to the Old Idaho Penitentiary for a fun night of history and romance. Find out the true meaning of ball and chain, take a guided tour, and learn about Old Idaho Pen love letters. The event includes special exhibits on love stories and love letters of Old Idaho Penitentiary inmates. Play games, take self-guided tours, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, chat with experts, and more. Learn more.
Boise Classic Movies: Dirty Dancing | The Egyptian Theater
Skip the crowded restaurants on Valentine’s Day and instead watch the classic foot-tapper Dirty Dancing at the historic Egyptian Theater. Beer & wine will be available to guests over 21 and might be the perfect date for you and your significant other. Learn more.
Romantic Dinner Reservations | Throughout Boise
Consider this your reminder to make those reservations for you and your sweetheart before Valentine’s Day. Countless Boise restaurants are rolling out the red carpet with special menus and delicious drink pairings to help you celebrate Valentine’s with your flame. Here are just a few of the local hot spots to consider.
- Barbacoa: Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Dinner with chef Enrique, poetry included.
- Modern Hotel and Bar: Experience a thoughtfully-crafted five-course Valentine’s Day dinner at the Modern Hotel and Bar.
- Camel’s Crossing: An upscale but approachable Valentine’s Day date can make for a memorable evening for you and your foodie date in historic Hyde Park.
- Chandler’s Steakhouse: Dine in style with Chandler’s prix fixe three-course menu.
Treasure Valley Flea Market | Expo Idaho
Feb 15 & 16
Who knows what you’ll find at the massive Treasure Valley Flea Market at Expo Idaho. February 15th and 16th, stroll through an enormous selection of treasures and bring home something unique. Learn more.
Vintage Movie Night Series | The Riverside Hotel
Brr, it’s still cold outside. Why not head into the cozy Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel and enjoy a vintage movie night? A ticket gets you bottomless theater popcorn and candy with an additional food and drink menu available. February’s features include When Harry Met Sally. Learn more.
Boise Philharmonic - War of the Romantics | Morrison Center
Head to the Morrison Center this month for an evening of classical music with the Boise Philharmonic. From Strauss’s Don Juan to Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, concertgoers can expect a diverse range of Romantic works. For the classical-music lover or the symphony newbie, orchestra concerts are a treat for the ears. Learn more.
There’s no reason to be bored in Boise this month. What’s on your calendar this month?
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