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

April in the City of Trees is a fresh and invigorating time of year. Spring has sprung in Boise, and across the Treasure Valley, exciting events are popping up alongside the daffodils. Whether this April brings showers or abundant sunshine, you won’t have to search far for entertainment, music, shopping, date nights, and more. Add a few of these area events to your calendar this month.

First Thursday | Downtown Boise

April 4

Every first Thursday of the month, experience downtown Boise in a new way. Vendors, merchants, and restaurants offer specials and discounts on First Thursday, and you’re likely to catch special performances, live music, and demonstrations as well. Stroll around downtown Boise this April on First Thursday and discover the

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Boise's Ridge to Rivers foothills trail system

The Ridge to Rivers system is an interconnected labyrinth of trails, paths, and roads with the postcard-worthy Boise foothills as their backdrop.

Over 190 miles wind through these foothills, giving walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, and riders a chance to experience the calming beauty of the outdoors just minutes from downtown. The Ridge to Rivers Trail System cuts through some of Boise’s most stunning terrain and offers panoramic views of the city.

Maintained by a full-time staff, Ridge to Rivers trails are well-groomed and receive heavy use all four seasons of the year.

In 2016, the City of Boise collaborated with the Ridge to Rivers staff and management to create a 10-year plan for growth and sustainability. This plan included input from

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

Spring is creeping its way toward the Treasure Valley this month, and Boise residents are ready to get outside again and enjoy their beautiful city. The City of Trees has some exciting events lined up this month, including the growing Treefort Music Fest, plenty of shows and activities, and some spring-inspired fun, too. There’s something for everyone on the calendar this month, so there’s no reason to be bored!

Idaho Sportsman Show | Expo Idaho

February 28-March 3

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages should head to Expo Idaho between Friday, February 28th and Sunday, March 3rd for the Idaho Sportsman Show. This gear-filled weekend will give you all the tips, tricks, and tools you need for fishing, hunting, and more. Bring the kids along to enjoy

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Exploring the Best of Boise: The Idaho State Capitol Building

The Idaho State Capitol building is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike to tour and experience art, architecture, and history.

When you see photos of downtown Boise with its picturesque skyline and surrounding foothills, a common sight is the Idaho State Capitol building. It’s no wonder that this iconic structure is featured prominently in many pictures of Boise considering its striking architecture and beautiful grounds.

As impressive as it is from the outside, the inside of the building is even more breathtaking, with multi-colored marble from around the world, sandstone from Table Rock, floods of natural light, and a large collection of art and statuary.

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the tenth, we have all the

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

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!

Whose Live Anyway? | Morrison Center

February 1

Head to the Morrison Center this February for 90 minutes of hilarity with the off-the-cuff improve style of Whose Live Anyway? Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray play off each other and create comedy gold right before your eyes. Just like the classic TV show, audience participation is central to this performance, so come

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36 Boise Winter Activities to Keep You Busy All Season Long

Clear, cold days, shimmering frosty mornings, and a backdrop of foothills blanketed in snow: these are the defining sights of a winter in Boise.

Despite a belief that Idaho turns into a frozen tundra during the winter, Boise and the Treasure Valley often don’t see much snow, and instead, enjoy a relatively dry and clear cold season.

As a Boise local, I’ve experienced all the goodness that a valley winter has to offer, and it’s not a short list. Here’s just the beginning of a few things you can do every winter in Boise and the surrounding areas.

Best Winter Activities in Boise

Winter Sports and Outdoor Recreation

1. Bogus Basin: But Bogus Basin has more than skiing to offer: there’s snowboarding, tubing (for the uncoordinated and younger

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

Post-Christmas blues got you down? There are enough events on the Boise calendar this month to get your spirits back up, no matter what kind of activity floats your boat.

January in Idaho is the coldest month of the year, but it’s also the month of classic events and entertainment like the McCall Winter Carnival, basketball games, film festivals, and many other reasons to get out of the house and experience Boise.

January is a popular month in Idaho to take in the beauty of winter, get outside (despite the temperatures), and savor a slower pace before the busy days of spring and summer. Here are the must-do events you should have on your calendar this month in Boise.

New Year’s Resolution Run | Treasure Valley YMCA

January 1

The YMCA’s

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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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