WHAT TO DO: Eclipse Parties, a Rodeo, and of course the Fair

For Everyone


36th and Hill Rally
August 18th | 5PM - 8PM
The Idaho Food Truck Coalition is back at 36th and Hill for another round of fun! Make your plans to join your family and friends! The Idaho Food Truck Coalition is finalizing their lineup, so stay tuned! More info here!
Caldwell Night Rodeo “Patriot Night” Warhawk Flyover
August 18th | 8PM - 10PM
Come to the Caldwell Night Rodeo for a spectacular tribute to our military veterans as DeWalt presents the Warhawk Air Museum “Flyover” on CNR’s “Patriot Night” Friday! Sponsored by KIZN and KIVI-6. Get there early and grab a good seat. The flyover will take place immediately following the National Anthem at 8PM. More info here!

Western Idaho Fair
August 18th - 27th | Check Here For Times
It’s that time of year again for all the midway rides, animal exhibits and insane food choices that draw thousands back to the 10-day Western Idaho Fair every year. Grandstand performers include two blasts from the past, Huey Lewis and the News (Aug. 23) and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Aug. 24), along with current country chart toppers Scotty McCreery of American Idol fame (Aug. 22) and Trace Adkins (Aug. 25). Don’t forget, concerts are free with fair admission. More info here!

Front Street Fights 13: Cortez vs. Beebe
August 18th | Doors Open at 7PM
A Heavyweight bout grabs the spotlight at CenturyLink Arena when Luis “The Mexican Hulk” Cortez and Ben Beebe square off in the Main Event at Front Street Fights 13: Cortez vs. Beebe, presented by Bodybuilding.com. Cortez (4-5-0) makes his third career appearance at Front Street Fights, coming off a victory at “King of the Cage: Quick Draw” over Ryan Wagner in June. Beebe (7-2-0) makes his Front Street Fights debut, coming off a TKO victory over Steven Mitchell at Gladiator Challenge in June. More info here!
The Piano Guys
August 19th | 7PM - 10PM
Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” Catch the Piano Guys live at the Ford Idaho Center. More info here!

Family Friendly


Oklahoma! In Concert
August 18th | Show Starts at 7:30PM
Join Opera Idaho baritone Jason Detwiler and soprano Jena Carpenter reprising the roles of Curly and Laurie in this outdoor concert performance of the classic Broadway musical. This family-friendly, alcohol-free night out will feature food and drinks available for purchase (no outside food or beverages allowed). Take low-back chairs; lawn seating also available behind stage for $7-$10 with audio only, singers are not visible. Additional shows are available August 20th at The Egyptian Theatre and August 21st at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater. More info here!

CableONE Movie Night
August 18th | 8:30PM - 11PM
Get your friends, family, and neighbors together and head to Meridian to enjoy CableONE Movie Night! Every Friday in August they’ll  inflate their giant screen in Settlers Park for a family-friendly movie that changes every week. Community partners will join and offer a variety of things. This Friday on the screen will be Disney’s Jungle Book! More info here!

Biggest Bounce House in the WORLD
August 18th - 20th | Check Here For Times
Create an experience of a lifetime for your friends and family by bringing them along to THE BIGGEST BOUNCE HOUSE IN THE WORLD! This magical, candy-colored inflatable castle is 10,000 square feet of fun, games and laughter that can be enjoyed by everyone. Multiple themed zones from inflatable forests inhabited by giant inflatable characters to super-sized ball pits, slides, obstacles and basketball hoops for you to jump on, slide down and slam-dunk into! There’s even fun outside of the bounce house! More info here!
Music on the Water Summer Concert Series
August 19th | 2PM - 9PM
Enjoy food, beer, kids events and fun, in addition to live music. All profits will benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. This Saturday enjoy music from Dr. Fresh, The Delta, Marshall Poole, Lounge on Fire, and Voice of Reason. More info here!

Idaho Botanical Garden Bug Day
August 19th | 10AM - 3PM
Learn about the exciting world of bugs in an adventurous environment at this entomological extravaganza that’s fun for the entire family. Young participants can earn a Certificate in Bugology, purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs, and meet the experts. With Ladybug releases at 11AM, 1PM and 2PM, plus food trucks with pizza, hot dogs, ice cream and beverages. More info here!

Treasure Valley Nightowls


32 Cells Escape Edition Art Show
August 18th | 6PM - 11PM
Take a cell-block tour while viewing 32 pieces of art created by 32 local artists based on actual escape stories. Participating artists include: April VanDeGrift, Ward Hooper, Sean Wyett, Erin Ruiz, Robert Aden, Kelly Knopp, Noble Hardesty, Julia Green, Lance Brown, Anne Boyles, Chelsi Brighteye Benger, Mike Dreher, Toby Robin, Andrea Bonadiman, Steve Willhite, Miss Cay, Jaki Katz Ashford, Adam Rosenlund, Toby Davis, John Warfel, Shelley Jund, Sue Latta, Lisa Roggenbuck, Randy Van Dyck, Wil Kirkman, Jay O’Leary, Lorelle Rau, Julie Pagen, Nicolet Larsen, Sarah Marshell Terrell, Jennifer Proffitt, James McKain. Must be 21+ to attend this event. More info here!
20th Annual Winefest
August 18th | 5:30PM - 9PM
Join locals for the 20th Annual Winefest on the Basque Block. With more than 100 wines to taste, there will be a favorite for everyone. Each attendee will receive a commemorative wine glass, pintxo (appetizer) tickets, access to the many wines from all over the world as well as local favorites, and the opportunity to win some great prizes. Oinkari Basque Dancers will also be performing. This is something you don’t want to miss! Join us and help support the mission of the Basque Museum & Boiseko Ikastola, the only Basque language preschool in the US. See you on the Basque Block! More info here!

End of Summer Party
August 18th | 9PM - 2AM
Don’t be sad that summer is almost over! Bring back, bring back the summer! School is starting again so Fatty’s is giving your summer vacation a send off with a huge party! *NO COVER* Join Wild 101 Idaho’s Party Station as they wave goodbye to summer 2017 with tons of drink specials and giveaways! Resident DJs will be spinning your favorite music! More info here!

IHFF Summer Scream Series: Scream
August 18th | 8PM - 11PM
IHFF’s Summer Scream Series at Payette Brewing Presents: SCREAM! Just $10 at the door buys you a night on the lawn with Wes Craven’s classic, Scream and a frosty Payette brew. Franz Bakery will be giving away free grilled cheese too! All proceeds go to support educational programming of the 2017 Idaho Horror Film Festival. We will be playing a not so deadly game of trivia before the movie, so bring your A game! This is a 21+ event. More info here!

Eclipse Wine Party at Hells Canyon Winery
August 20th | 12PM - 6PM
Try some new wines (and older favorites), and pick your perfect solar eclipse sips at Hells Canyon Winery’s celestial celebration of this extraordinary astronomical event. You’ll enjoy tastings in tents and trailers on the lawn, gourmet hot dogs and sides, s’mores and toe-tapping music. More info here!

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