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What's Going On In Boise? November 2019 Edition
The holiday season and time of thankfulness is upon Boise! And we are turning up the holiday vibe with some great events around our city this month! Check them out and get your calendar ready for this amazing month of holiday events!
What's Going On In Boise? November 2019 Edition
The Waitress at the Morrison Center
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as "The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie" and "Betrayed By My Eggs Pie." When a baking contest in a nearby county - and a satisfying encounter with someone new - show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
November 7-9, 2019
$40.00 - $95.00 (ticketing fees not included)
You can buy your tickets here!
2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706
A Christmas Carol, The Musical at the Morrison Center
Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Associated Press calls A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”
November 22-24, 2019
$40.00 - $85.00 (ticketing fees not included)
You can buy your tickets here!
2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706
Festival of Trees
Join us for the 36th anniversary of the Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees! The holiday season is a time for coming together to celebrate and revel in tradition. It is also a time for thinking of others and giving of ourselves. That is why the Saint Alphonsus Foundation hosts the Festival of Trees. The Festival has raised more than $10 million dollars to improve healthcare in our community. The 2019 Festival of Trees will take place November 27 - December 1 with the Gala on November 26 and the Fashion Show on December 2.
Share in the magic as the Boise Centre becomes home to a wonderland of holiday splendor, featuring hundreds of lavishly decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and inspirational decor. From its opening night black-tie Gala to the Festival Fashion Show and North Pole Village, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Every year, proceeds from the Festival of Trees help Saint Alphonsus deliver the best kind of healthcare to our community.
Proceeds from the 2019 Festival of Trees will help bring the most advanced screening tools - including 3D mammography as well as cervical and colorectal screenings - to our rural communities in order to detect cancer early when it is most treatable.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone number(208) 336-8900
November 27 - December 1, 2019
Tickets must be purchased at the door:
Adults - $8.00
Military - $5.00
Children (ages 3-12) - $5.00
Seniors (62 and better) - $5.00
Children (2 and under) - Free
Additional Saturday Details/Events:
Saturday, November 30 - Family Day
Festival Hours of Admission: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Media Sponsor: KTVB Newschannel 7
Family Day: Join us as we partner with the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage to offer special carnival games for the entire family.
Bring a toy donation for the Salvation Army Family Services and receive $1.00 off adult admission to the Festival of Trees.
Visits with Santa: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Santa will be available to greet children throughout public admission hours. Photos available; donations appreciated.
Interactive Train Display: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Presented by the Train Collector's Association of Treasure Valley Chapter.
Interactive LEGO Display: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Presented by IdahoLUG.
Interactive Virtual Reality Display: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Presented by the Idaho Virtual Reality Council and Blocksmith.
Meet the "Frozen" Snow Sisters and Friends: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Holiday Face Painting: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Balloonies: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Boise Turkey Day 5k
Gather your family and friends and join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition!
This year the race will start on Main Street between Capitol and 6th Street on November 28, 2019 | 9:00 AM
Visit http://bit.ly/2YHMcAR to register or to learn more!
Use code: BRM19 to save $1 on your registration plus $3 goes directly to the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries!
Your registration also benefits the Boise Special Olympics
"What's Going On In Boise?" November Market Statistics
Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for November 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!
Fall is in full swing in Boise, and there are some awesome events going on in our city this month! Check out What's Going On In Boise this month and get your calendar filled up!
What's Going On In Boise? October 2019 Edition
Twin Falls Oktoberfest 2019
Join us on Oct 4th and 5th for our Oktoberfest celebration in historic downtown Twin Falls! Come get in on the beer, music, food, friends, and fun!
203 Main Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Spooktacular Evenings at Zoo Boise and Boo at the Zoo
Spooktacular is a Merry Not Scary Fun-Fest for the Whole Family! Spooktacular is your chance to explore the zoo at night! It will feature a variety of fun Halloween displays, activities, special entertainment, and animal encounters all designed for families.
October 11th-13th & 18th-20th
6 pm-9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays
5:30-8 pm on Sundays
Join Zoo Boise for the best Halloween event in town on Saturday, October 26. There will be costumed characters passing out candy, costume contests for all ages, games, photo ops, face painting, special Halloween themed treats for all the zoo animals, and much more!
Proceeds from all activities are used for improvements to your zoo. Zoo Boise will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, with last admission at 4:30 pm.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Last admission at 4:30 pm
355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702
Family Night at the Aquarium of Boise for the Autistic Community
The Treasure Valley Autism Society is delighted to partner with the Aquarium of Boise for another year of Family Nights, a private event for people of all ages in the autistic community.
Check out all the exhibits, make some new friends, and take a break in a quiet room if you need it. This time is just for us!
Please note that the hours and prices have changed a bit.
As always, admission for autistic individuals is free.
Discounted admission for:
Kids age 3-6 $5.95, age 2 and under are free
PSR/CSW/support staff $4.95
Aquarium members are free
Halloween Land and Nyah's Haunted Woods at Twin Oaks Farms
Halloween Land is back at your favorite Idaho Farm!! We will be open from September 20th through October 31st!
The Twin Oaks Farms pumpkin patch, Our Tater Dash Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Bunny Hill, Farm Animals, Potato Sling Shot, Horse Rides, Our Cow Train, Campfires (which you are more than welcome to use to cook your own food), The Pioneer Cemetery, Teather Ball, Nerf Gun Battles, The Corn Box, and more!!
Monday: 4PM – 9PM
Tuesday: 4PM – 9PM
Wednesday: 4PM – 9PM
Thursday: 4PM – 9PM
Friday: 4PM – 11PM
Saturday: 10AM – 11PM
Sunday: Noon – 8PM
For the safety of our Bunnies, Bunny Hill closes at dark.
Kids 3 and under Are FREE!
Weekdays (Mondays- Thursdays) — $8.00
Weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays) — $11.00
Season Pass (Weekdays & Weekends) — $38.00
(Prices include any applicable sales tax)
For more details please visit TwinOaksIdaho.com
Nyah's Haunted Woods
With a blend of a true organic location & your most terrifying nightmares, Nyah’s Haunted Woods brings your secret fears to life. The inhabiting monsters are the products of twisted notions of false safety. The course covers a vast amount of farmland out at Twin Oaks Farms, with a giant pyramid at the center. After receiving instructions from our GateKeeper, you are sent on your way down a long dark path of building anticipation. At the risk of too much reveal, we will simply say if you are brave enough to make it past this point then you are in for quite the treat.
We cannot guarantee that the psychological effects of your visit will dissipate immediately, and with the highest current scare rating in the valley, we relish the notion.
(Price includes any applicable sales tax)
October 3rd: 8 – 10pm
October 4th & 5th: 8 – 11pm
October 11th & 12th: 8 – 11pm
October 18th & 19th: 7 – 11pm
October 24th, 25th & 26th: 7 – 11pm
BONUS: Ticket does NOT include Admission to the Halloween Land & Corn Maze! Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.*
Boise Marathon -formerly Onward Shay- is a 5K, 10K, half and Idaho’s full Boston-qualifying marathon located in the heart of beautiful downtown Boise, Idaho. Join us on October 27th, 2019! Everyone who registers gets a free pass to Twin Oak’s Halloweenland!
Find race details at http://www.boisemarathon.com
"What's Going On In Boise?" October Market Statistics
Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for Octo ber 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!
With the school year starting and the feeling of summer fading, it's easy to start getting lost in the humdrum of everyday life. But Boise isn't short of wonderful things to do! From summer send-offs to the hints of fall festivities, there's something for everyone in Boise this month!
What's Going On in Boise?
Roaring Springs Waterpark
Roaring Springs Waterpark is sending out the summer with a bang! Mondays are SPLASHtacular at Roaring Springs! Save $10 off General or Junior Full Day Admission every Monday (thru Sept. 2nd, 2019)! Buy tickets 11 am - 3 pm (Save $10).
And the week of September 7th-15th is Last Splash Weekend! Send off summer with some swimming fun at only $16+tax admission, and 50% off Cabana Rentals! They will be open from noon to 7 pm, weather permitting.
So head over to Roaring Springs and enjoy some fun in the sun before summer is over!
400 W Overland Rd, Meridian, ID 83642
Free Block Party--Summer Wrap Up
We’re all bummed about summer coming to an end so we are hanging on tight and hosting a **FREE** (all ages) First Thursday Block Party!
September 5, 2019 from 5 pm-9 pm.
Food & drinks for purchase from Wiseguy Pizza Pie (Boise, ID)
Fun games for everyone including a rock wall.
Go Out Local – Idaho Apparel for purchase.
Please remember to RSVP via this event if you plan on attending AND share with your friends!
Boise, ID 83702
Zoobilee at Zoo Boise
Join Zoo Boise for the premier event of the year. At Zoobilee, presented by Perkins Coie, guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening featuring extraordinary cuisine and drinks from local restaurants, live music, live auction, raffle, and special zoo experiences. Come dressed in your favorite safari cocktail attire.
Zoobilee, presented by Perkins Coie, is on Friday, September 13, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.
Tickets available at the following levels:
--General admission tickets: $125
--Reserved table of 8: $1,100
--Reserved table of 10: $1,350
--Corporate table of 10: $1,500
Includes a reserved table at live auction with your corporate logo on it, two drink tickets for each of your guests, company recognition on the event website, in Zoobilee brochure, and at the live auction, and ¼ page ad in Zoobilee brochure.
VIP Table: $1,500
Includes a reserved table for 10 people at the live auction in one of our brand new pavilions, private table-side beverage delivery service during the seated program (does not include the cost of beverages), and three drink tickets for each of your guests
Conservation Circle members at the $1,000 and above levels get 1 free ticket. To reserve your free ticket, contact Rachel at 208-608-7764 or email email@example.com.Conservation Circle tickets must be reserved by September 1.
Funds raised from the 9th annual Zoobilee presented by Perkins Coie will support Zoo Boise and its mission of connecting our visitors with animals to inspire and involve our community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide. Here are some specific things that your donations support:
--Our ZooTeen program, which included 170 teens last summer
--Our education program, which provided 143 programs in 2018
--Our zoo chefs and volunteers, who prepare all the meals for the animals
The zoo will be closing at 1 pm on September 13 for Zoobilee set up.
355 E Julia Davis Dr, Boise, Idaho 83702
Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival
The Idaho Press is proud to announce this year’s Bands Brews & BBQ State Competition! Admission is free to the public and gates open at 11 am. Sept. 14, 2019
Raffle tickets can be purchased, with the winner receiving a Bands Brews & BBQ Festival cornhole game.
Vendors will have bbq available for sampling in a designated area for all attendees to try. You will be able to sample after 1:30 pm from the teams.
14 vendors will be on hand during the event. Beer will be sold between the hours of 12 and 5 pm.
Live music will play over the course of the day.
For more information, please visit www.idahobbq.com
Boise, Idaho 83725
"What's Going On In Boise?" September Market Statistics
Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for September 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!
It's been a beautiful and eventful summer here in Boise! And with the summer slowly coming to an end and life gearing back up for the school year, you may be feeling a little of the end-of-summer blues.
But there is still so much going on in Boise! Check out some of the amazing events going on this month and make sure to get some of them on your calendar!
What's Going On In Boise?
Les Miserables at the Morrison Center, August 1-4
Come and see one of the most popular and well-loved musicals of our time! Les Miserables will be performing at the Morrison Center For The Performing Arts from August 1-4. Visit their website to get your tickets to see this classic musical!
Morrison Center For The Performing Arts
2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706
Cats the Musical! by the Music Theatre of Idaho, August 1-3
There are a lot of great opportunities this month to get your theater itch scratched if that's your thing, and seeing Cats the Musical! is another one of those great opportunities!
Join the Music Theatre of Idaho as they perform one of their most popular musicals from August 1-3! You can purchase tickets on their website!
Music Theatre of Idaho
203 9th Avenue S, Nampa, ID 83651
Capital City Public Market
Make sure you get a chance to enjoy our wonderful farmer's market before the summer is out!
Just head over to downtown Boise and enjoy the festivities every Saturday this month for some wonderful food, culture, and community!
Caldwell Night Rodeo, August 13-17
Come on out and enjoy some of the things that make the West so uniquely wonderful--the rodeo!
Enjoy exhibitions of Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Barrel Racing,
and Bull Riding! Four nights only, so don't miss it!
2301 Blaine St.
The band will be playing a mixture of jazz and pop tunes for the public.
There is no charge for the cost of the concert. Admission is free for Season Pass holders. Military discount is also available. Included as a part of the day’s admission.
Come and support these amazing Navy musicians.
July is a busy month here in the great city of Boise! Between all of the concerts, the wonderful ways to enjoy the outdoors, and the celebration of our nation’s independence, there’s no shortage of activities to choose from this month!
Take a look at “What’s Going On In Boise?” July 2019 Edition and get your month’s activities planned out!
What’s Going On In Boise?
Liberty Day Parade, Thursday July 4, 11am-3pm, Downtown Boise
This year’s parade theme is “Keeping the Flame of Freedom”.
Join the city as we celebrate our nation’s freedom with our annual Liberty Day Parade! Join us in downtown Boise on Thursday the 4th at 11am to enjoy the festivities!
Knitting Factory Events
July 9th – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
July 13th – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
July 16th – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
July 19th – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
July 22nd – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
July 25th – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
July 26th – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
July 27th – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
July 31st – 8:00 pm at Knitting Factory
6th Annual Tater Dash Mud Run, Eagle, Idaho
Twin Oaks Farms in Eagle, Idaho presents the 6th annual TATER DASH MUD RUN July 20th!!!
This is an event of epic proportions! Local landscape architect Jeff Smith has constructed a 5.2-mile obstacle course on 180 acres of prime farmland featuring 79 obstacles.
As a farmer, Smith was troubled by the waste he saw at the end of his annual potato harvest and in the interest of promoting community spirit and family fun, he decided to use one of his preexisting creations, a large stepped pyramid, to build the obstacle course. The Tater Dash Mud Run promises to be an exciting event that will be remembered for years to come. Jeff is a crazy man . . . so don’t be surprised if you happen to find another dozen or so obstacles on the course come game day!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN and each ticket includes a $10 food and drink voucher.
Register between 1/16/19 – 4/15/2019 : $50
Register between 4/16/19 – 5/31/2019: $55
Register between 6/1/2019 – 6/15/2019: $60
Register between 6/16/19 – 7/19/2019: $65
Day Of Race Registration – 7/20/2019: $70
The 4th Annual Veteran’s Memorial Golf Tournament, July 27th, 8am
It’s almost that time of year again! One of the biggest tournaments of the summer, and the most fun for sure! Please let us know if you would like to participate this year! Also if you’d like to donate, there are different options available! You may sign up or donate through Chelsey Finn Stoddart, Mary Treasure or Heather Marie Kerbs.
1st shotgun start 8:00 am
Tribute to the veterans and flag ceremony 1:30 pm
2nd shotgun start 2:00 pm
"What's Going On In Boise?" July Market Statistics
Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for July 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!
Kel & Company
Silvercreek Realty Group