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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!
With summer in full swing and Father's Day on the way, there are plenty of great things to do around Boise!
Check out "What's Going On In Boise" this month!
What's Going On In Boise?
Old Boise Country Music Festival
Head on out to the second annual Old Boise Country Music Festival held outdoors on June 8, 2019, in Old Boise on 6th and Grove St. in downtown Boise, Idaho.
Formerly known as The Garden City Country Music Festival staged in Garden City last year, they have a new name, a fantastic lineup and an even better musical experience in store for you. They are the premier family-friendly, one-day country music festival.
109 South 6th Street, Boise, ID 83702
Everybody’s favorite free party in the park is coming to Meridian’s Settlers Park, Sunday, June 9th.
Plan to spend the afternoon enjoying concerts from Jordan Feliz, I Am They, Kurtis Hoppie, The Young Escape! All of it…FREE!
This year Parktacular will be honoring First Responders and their families.
Next, the Parktacular Car Show will be featuring every kind of car you can think of, from Corvettes to Model-Ts!
For the kids, Bounces houses, Inflatables, and more will be set up and ready to go! They won’t want to miss the climbing wall and the American Ninja Wipeout obstacle course!
If all of that wasn’t enough, you’ll get to browse a huge variety of Trade Show vendors, showcasing businesses and non-profits from around the Treasure Valley. Then grab a bite to eat from one of the fantastic Food Vendors on hand with something for everybody.
June 9, 2019
1 pm - 9 pm
Arts and Crafts Week at Anchor Bistro
A new musician, brewery, and chef will be out on the patio every night from 6:00-10:00.
Tantalize your senses during arts and crafts week! Every night we will have a new experience. 6 Different musicians, 6 different breweries with representatives and swag, 6 different culinary dishes prepared directly on the patio!
June 10 - June 15
334 Blue Lakes Boulevard North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Father's Day Old Boise Model Railroad
Old Boise Model Railroad Club Is Proud to Present:
Father’s Day (Saturday) Open House
In honor of Dad’s everywhere, The Old Boise Model Railroad will be holding an Open House. Another great attraction for Dad’s, Mom’s, kids and families in Downtown Boise! Here are the details:
Where: Downtown Boise at 6th and Main in The Historic Pioneer Bldg.,
When: Saturday, June 15th, 10 AM to 4 PM (Father’s Day Weekend)
What: Watch model trains running through scenic towns, mountains, and industries. See passenger, freight, steam, diesel and special Model Trains!
Come down and see the latest layout updates – new work on the Logging Area, Cool new (old) Passenger Trains, and how to re-use old Rail Cars!! Dad really wants to go watch some trains!!! And he can bring the Grandkids!!!
"What's Going On In Boise?" June Market Statistics
Click below for an in-depth look at the Treasure Valley Home Market Statistics for June 2019! You can always find the most up-to-date information that you need to know on the #KelleySimonSays blog!
With Memorial Day weekend comes the beginning of the summer season, and particularly the time to enjoy sunshine and swimming!
Check out this list of some great pools and waterparks around the Boise area that you and your family can enjoy this summer!
The Boise City Aquatics Center is one of Boise's public indoor swimming facility connected to the West Family YMCA. The Boise City Aquatics Center is open to any Boise resident as well as YMCA members.
Season passes to Borah Pool can be purchased any time at Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Rd. or (208) 608-7680 or can be purchased at each pool once the season begins.
Ivywild Pool features a wading pool designed for non-swimming youth ages 6 years and under. The wading pool has a zero-depth entry with curved shapes and numerous play amenities.
Season passes can be purchased any time at Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Rd. or (208) 608-7680 or can be purchased at each pool once the season begins.
Season passes can be purchased for the Natatorium Pool and Hydrotube any time at Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Rd. or (208) 608-7680 or can be purchased at each pool once the season begins.
Ranked the 8th best water park in the nation, Roaring Springs Water Park is a great place for the entire family this summer!
Come and enjoy the water slides and extensive pools to cool off during the summer heat!
Kel & Company
Silvercreek Realty Group