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Things To Do

Take a look at our hand-picked list of the best things to do in Boise all year long.

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Idaho Botanical Garden - Exploring Boise, ID

One of the most unique things about living in Boise is this: no matter where you are in the city, even driving through the busiest intersections or in the heart of downtown, you’re always only minutes away from pockets of quiet, serene, outdoor paradise. One such pocket of paradise is the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Just off Warm Springs Avenue and built into the Boise Foothills, the Idaho Botanical Garden is a year-round living museum with stunning examples of natural beauty.

The Garden features 14 acres of native and exotic plants and is a local favorite for calming strolls, events, picnics, and family play. The Garden operates as a private, non-profit organization, relying on the donations and membership fees of invested patrons, and has thrived

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Things to Do in Boise in August | Boise ID August Events

Summer may be winding down, but the events and fun certainly aren’t. Boise’s last hurrah or two before everyone heads back to school happen in August, while temperatures are firmly in the “summer” category. There’s plenty of time to catch an outdoor concert or movie, head up to the Lucky Peak Lake recreation area and sit on the beach, or dine outside at one of the many food festivals happening this month. Add these events to your calendar this month and enjoy all the City of Trees has to offer!

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

All month

Great theater in the great outdoors—that’s what the Idaho Shakespeare Festival promises and delivers, time and time again. The Shakespeare Fest is a beloved local entertainment option, and during the month of

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Best Android & iPhone Apps for Living in Boise, ID

Ready to optimize your Boise experience? There’s an app for that.

Whether you’re heading downtown and want to find a parking spot, searching for the best on-tap beer in town, or simply checking the news, we’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of the best apps for Boise. Some are Boise-specific to give you the locals-only inside scoop on the City of Trees, while others are nation-wide apps that will make your Boise life easier.

Best Apps to Wine and Dine

GrubHub
Available on: Apple App Store, Google Play
Price: Free

GrubHub satisfies your hunger for fast, simple food ordering. This food delivery app will bring Boise eats right to your doorstep (or late-night office work party) while allowing you to track your food’s progress, save past orders

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Things to Do in Boise in July | Boise ID July Events

The temperature is likely about to hit its peak for the year this month in Boise, and with it comes a whole host of events, activities, shows, and performances for you to savor. Whether you’re itching to head outside and go full-tilt into the wonder of a Treasure Valley summer, or you’re more the “indoorsy” type and looking for something featuring air conditioning, there’s something for everyone on the calendar this July.

McCall Independence Day: 10 Days of Fourth of July Fun | McCall

June 28-July 7

If you want to get out of town for Independence Day and celebrate in a BIG way, McCall is the place to be! You’ll find events for the whole family over 10 days of fun in McCall this year, including live music, activities, good food, and of course,

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Lucky Peak State Park - Boise ID

Just eight minutes outside of Boise sits a local gem: Lucky Peak State Park.

With sandy beaches for swimming, picnic pavilions, a marina, boat ramps, fishing, and outdoor fun, the Lucky Peak recreation area is a favorite weekend spot for Boise residents for good reason. It’s an oasis, a welcoming escape from city life, just minutes from the doorstep of most local’s homes. The Boise River Greenbelt ends at Lucky Peak, making it a favorite destination for cyclists and runners.

Lucky Peak is made up of three distinct day-use areas, and this chain of outstanding parks is an icon of the Boise area. Bring the whole family to Sandy Point for a day at Boise’s beloved beach and enjoy the swimming and shaded picnic areas.

Experience a day on the water

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Things to Do in Boise in June | Boise ID June Events

School’s out, the weather is warming up, and summer has officially arrived in the Treasure Valley. With it comes a whole host of events to pack your calendar, including outdoor concerts, family-friendly fun, entertainment, food festivals, and more! Boise comes alive during the summer with ample opportunities to relax, hit the water, dine on a patio, or hike the foothills. Add these events to your calendar to kickstart your summer with a bang.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

June All Month

June is a busy month for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, one of Boise’s most unique and popular outdoor entertainment options. This June, the renowned troupe will be featuring The Taming of the Shrew, Witness for the Prosecution, and The Music Man in the famous

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Boise Swimming Pools Guide Best Swimming Pools in Boise ID

Summer is definitely here, with all the warm weather ahead of us it's an excellent opportunity to soak up some fun at one of Boise's community pools. Just in Boise alone, there are seven locations each filled with neighborhood personality and different amenities. Each year all pools open on the very last day of school for the Boise School District calendar, which is May 24th (1:30 pm). With more than just splash pads and water slides, during the summer season, Boise Parks and Recreation also holds swim classes and other aerobic sessions for all ages.

Where to swim in Boise

Lowell Pool - Boise North End

1601 N 28th St | (208) 608-7675 | Map & Directions »

A vintage destination here in Boise's North End, it’s practically a landmark. With its

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Boise This Summer 2018

Summer nights are almost here, promising those golden evenings with family and friends, relaxing as the temperatures cool down and the stars come out. There’s something magical about summer nights, isn’t there? This year, you can add “watch a movie under the stars” to your summer bucket list and check it off at any one of these free outdoor movie events.

Movies Under the Stars | Boise

June through August, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise Schools Education Foundation will host a series of nine family-friendly movies at parks throughout town. These events are fun-filled evenings with something for everyone. Each movie night starts at 7:00 pm with field games like capture the flag and dodgeball provided by the Parks and

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Things to Do in Boise ID in May | Boise May Events

With Memorial Day right around the corner, Boise is entering the beautiful month of May with a full calendar and plenty of fun to offer for everyone. In Boise, May means blue skies, climbing temperatures in the low 70s, spring flowers, and the beginning of outdoor events. It’s the perfect time to take a hike in the foothills, visit one of the valley’s gorgeous parks, bike along the Greenbelt, or enjoy dinner on a sunny patio. Add these events to your May itinerary and experience all the fun of a Boise spring.

Spring Boise Parade of Homes 2019 | Ada County

April 27 - May 12th

Whether you are looking for a new home or simply to find fresh ideas, the Boise Parade of Homes 2019 is an excellent source of inspiration. The 63nd annual Spring Parade

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Your Guide to Boise's Farmers Markets

When the snow starts to melt on the foothills and the ice turns to spring rain, signs of warmer months ahead pop up everywhere: tulips, cherry blossoms, green grass, and of course, farmers markets. There’s nothing that says “spring is here!” more than a lineup of booths and tents stocked to the gills with fresh local produce, handcrafted art, and more. In Boise, we’re lucky enough to have several local farmers markets to choose from within our city, and even more around the Treasure Valley. Here’s your guide to Boise's farmers' markets.

Boise Farmers Market

Schedule: Saturdays, April 6th thru October, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1500 Shoreline Dr, Boise, ID
(208) 345-9287
website

Founded in 2013 by 25 innovative local food vendors, the Boise Farmers

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