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

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

There’s no place like home (in Boise) for the holidays! This month as the temperatures near their low point for the year in the Treasure Valley, the holiday spirit will reach its height with events, concerts, markets, and more. Whether you have family in town and want to show them why you love where you live, or you’re looking for a quiet date night event, you’ll find enough options here to fill your calendar and then some. Here’s your list of what to do in Boise this December.

Winter Wonderland Festival | Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

All month

Every year, Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell becomes a winter wonderland with thousands upon thousands of beautiful lights and holiday decorations to enjoy. This year, the addition of The Ice Ribbon—a

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

Brrr, is that a chill we feel on the air? As November hits in the Treasure Valley, the temperatures take a dive with average highs in the 40s. It’s the perfect opportunity to break out your favorite cozy sweater, drink your hot beverage of choice, and enjoy the wonder of the season. November kicks off the holiday season in Boise with plenty to do, especially around Thanksgiving. If you have family in town, be sure to show them why you love living in Boise by bringing them to a few of these events.

First Thursday | Downtown Boise

November 1

Every first Thursday of the month, you can experience downtown Boise businesses in an exciting way. Merchants downtown from restaurants to shops offer discounts, live music, demonstrations, events, and more

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Fall Festivals + Events in Boise and the Treasure Valley

Autumn in Boise is a beautiful time of year and puts the local community into a festive spirit. Harvest festivals, Oktoberfests, Halloween Trick-or-Treating, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and more are on the calendar throughout the Treasure Valley. We've rounded up the best of the fall events and listed them here for you.

The Haunted World

Caldwell, Sep 14-Oct 31

Make no bones about it, the Haunted World in Caldwell is Idaho’s scariest haunted house and Halloween attraction. This attraction is both indoor and outdoor and will treat you to nearly two hours or nightmarish fear. Learn more.

Linder Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Meridian, Sep 21-Oct 31

Get those classic fall moments checked off your autumn bucket list at the Linder Farms

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

October is a gorgeous month in Boise as the City of Trees lights up with fall colors. As the leaves start to turn, it’s a great time to enjoy the crisp air and cool temperatures. The month begins with average temperatures in the mid 70s—ideal for a morning at the market or a stroll in the foothills—and ends by dipping into the mid-50s, just when you’re ready to bring out your wool sweaters and pour a hot beverage. October is the season of autumn festivals and events, and there’s more than enough to fill your calendar.

Scarecrow Stroll | Idaho Botanical Gardens

All month

The Idaho Botanical Gardens’ Scarecrow Stroll is a popular autumn event in Boise, featuring whimsical and creative scarecrows throughout the garden in the month of October. 31

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

September in Boise is one of the most inviting months.

As the summer heat begins to calm, Boise comes back to life with renewed early fall energy. September welcomes moderate temperatures in the mid-70s and a chance to get outside and enjoy the beauty of trees as they just begin to turn. You won’t need your heavy sweaters and boots yet, but you’ll get to experience the crisp autumn air and squeeze in a few last-minute summer activities before the weather takes a turn.

September brings with it some of Boise residents’ favorite yearly activities, including Art in the Park and the Hyde Park Street Fair. Fill your calendar with these concerts, events, performances, and activities!

Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic

August 29-September 2

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

In Boise, summer hits its peak and starts the fast descent toward back-to-school and fall routines in August. Whether your kids (or you) are hitting the books again this month or you’re still riding high on summer’s last hurrah, there’s plenty to entertain in the City of Trees.

August is traditionally the month of fairs (and Idaho knows how to do a classic western fair right), and also brings back a Boise favorite: the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic. You can beat the heat with a visit to a local public pool or float the river, or head indoors for a concert or art exhibit. Whatever you choose, be sure to put these Boise events on your calendar and enjoy our vibrant community.

Mamma Mia! and Pride and Prejudice | Idaho Shakespeare Festival

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

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.

Music on the

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

Summer has officially arrived in the Treasure Valley and the events scene is heating up with the weather. It’s time to jump into the warm-weather fun, whether that’s metaphorical or you’re doing a cannonball into the swimming pool. The Boise June calendar is packed with activities, so you won’t have a chance to get bored between the plays, concerts, shows, and events. On this list, you’ll find activities for date night, afternoons with the family, sporting events, and more to enjoy.

Music on the Water | Esther Simplot Park

June 1-2

Enjoy a lineup of incredible musicians and singers with the backdrop of the stunning Esther Simplot Park. Sip a beverage and grab some food from on-site vendors to make it a day the whole family will enjoy. All of

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Boise's Urban Winery Tour

The Wineries and Tasting Rooms of Boise’s Urban Wine Region

The wineries of downtown Boise and the surrounding communities are home to some of the most unique and exquisite local wines. Set in Boise and Garden City, The Southwestern Urban wine region is quickly becoming a hot spot for diverse cuisine, art, culture, and outdoor recreation. Some wine-lovers even hop on their bikes and hit the Boise River Greenbelt to tour and taste these local wineries. Read on and see for yourself why Boise's Urban Wine region is the perfect place to sip and sample Idaho wines with your friends, family or that special someone.

Telaya Wine Co.

Telaya Wine Co - Tasting room and patio space
Photo courtesy of Telaya Wine Co

Telaya Wine Co is owned by husband and wife duo Earl and Carrie Sullivan and named

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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 eight 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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