WHAT TO DO: Fall means beer and sausage, and never having to say you're sorry about it

Posted at 12:16 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 10:13:13-04

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Oktoberfest in Nampa

September 29th, 2017 | 6PM - 10PM

Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Nampa Civic Center’s garden. This community showcase of German heritage includes music, games, food, fun and beer. More info here!

Oktoberfest at Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen
September 29th & 30th, 2017 | 3PM - 10PM

Das Alpenhaus will be hosting their first annual Oktoberfest to celebrate their almost one year anniversary. The entire parking lot will be reserved for all that come! To help you through your drinking rally, there will be delicious Delikatessen food! They’ll also have Oompah Bands to keep your toes tapping! Dust off the Dirndl and the Lederhosen and come ready to party! More info here!

Old Boise Oktoberfest 2017

September 30th, 2017 | 3PM - 10PM

It’s that time! OKTOBERFEST 2017 is here! Old Boise 6th & Main is reviving its tradition of hosting Oktoberfest in the streets of Downtown Boise! Come downtown for authentic German biers, games, food, and fun! Come down and get your chicken dance on. All ages welcome! More info here!

4th Annual Hoptober Freshtival
September 30th, 2017 | 12PM - 8PM

Idaho’s original and largest fresh hop beer festival is back and fresher than ever, with 60-plus different beers from more than 30 breweries on tap. You’ll enjoy specialty beer offerings and play festival games while rubbing elbows with the hop farmers that make the beer possible. A commemorative sample mug and 10 sample tickets go with admission, and food by local vendors such as B-Town Bistro, Genki Takoyaki, Wetos Locos and more will be available. More info here!

September 30th & October 1st, 2017 | Saturday 10AM - 6PM & Sunday 10AM - 4PM

Come welcome Fall! Enjoy a beautiful weekend packed with music, art, shopping, activities, kids carnival games, food, beer, and more while spreading the message #NOMORE, raising advocacy about domestic violence, and supporting local shelters! More info here!


Walk with Compassion Boise
September 30th, 2017 | 9:30AM - 11:30AM

As a community, Walk with Compassion is taking a stand for children living in poverty. Children around the world face unimaginable challenges — disease, hunger, abandonment, abuse — and they are going to make sure someone is there for them in their hour of need. This fundraiser is designed for young and old. No matter your age or circumstances, you have the power to make a difference in the life of a child. There is no better opportunity than this to inspire friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to unite for a common purpose. More info here!

Jimmy Eat World
September 30th, 2017 | Doors at Show at 7:30PM Show at 8:30PM

Come get nostalgic at the Knitting Factory and rock out to Jimmy Eat World! Special Guests Man with a Mission. Tickets are still available for this sure to be awesome show, all ages welcome. More info here!

Great Northern Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
October 1st, 2017 | 8AM - 2PM

All classic cars, vintage & custom bikes welcome! This all ages event is sure to please everyone! There is $5 donation per vehicle to enter. Funds benefit our the Rideability Program – which modifies motorcycles for disabled Veterans. Trophies for winners in each category! More info here!


Family Friendly

Gravity Games 2017
September 29th - October 1st, 2017 | Check Times Here

Gravity Games is back for another year! Come join the excitement again at Bogus Basin Mountain Ski Resort and experience some downhill longboarding. This third year event will feature a downhill longboard freeride with an advanced guideline track, fun downhill race, longboard demos, local vendors, food trucks, live music and more during the event. All spectators are encouraged to come view the race and support the riders! More info here!


Boise Philharmonic
September 29th & 30th, 2017 | Concert Begins at 7:30PM

Boise Philharmonic kicks off the 2017-18 season with performances of Maurice Ravel’s La valse, and Carl Orff’s Carmina burana “Songs of Beuren,” featuring the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale and soloists. Take your seat an hour early for Musically Speaking. More info here!

What Zookeepers Do - Family Program
September 30th, 2017 | 1PM - 3PM

After this taste of one of the most rewarding careers you will be itching for more! Learn and experience what zookeepers do through interactive games, making animal diets, and up close animal encounters! Program is designed for children ages 6-10 with their favorite adult – although all ages 6 and older are welcome. More info here!


WWE Live

September 30th, 2017 | Starts at 7:30PM

WWE Live returns to Boise after six years, featuring U.S. Championship Match with AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens, WWE Championship Match with Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, plus Charlotte Flair. More info here!


Treasure Valley Out of the Darkness Walk

September 30th, 2017 | 10AM - 1PM

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Efforts fund groundbreaking research at the national level, and provide training and education in suicide prevention in communities in Idaho. More info here!

Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games

September 30th, 2017 | 9AM - 5PM

Enjoy a day of piping, drumming, music, heavy athletics and more, with professional highland athletes competing alongside amateurs. More info here!

Wild Kratts LIVE

October 1st, 2017 | Shows at 1PM & 4:30PM

Wild Kratts Live! is an all new theatrical stage show based on the No. 1 animated television series. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated show, engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Starting off by sharing some wow facts about animals, the brothers pull on their Creature Power vests and gloves to begin activating Creature Powers. More info here!




Treasure Valley Nightowls

Funky Fresh: A Fresh Hop Festival

September 29th, 2017 | 6PM - 10PM

Made using green hops harvested hours before they hit the brew kettle, fresh-hopped beers offer a special fall treat. PreFunk Beer Bar will celebrate this short, special time of year with a fresh-hop festival featuring as dozen or so Pacific Northwest fresh-hop beers. Brewery list: Melvin, Rogue, Payette, Sockeye, Barbarian, Double Mountain, 10 Barrel (Boise), Odell, Sierra Nevada, Crux, Breakside, Barley Brown’s and Fort George. Food truck B-Town Bistro will be on site, and live music will be provided by First Chair, Jac Sound and Edmond Dantes. Complete the fresh-hop passport, and you can enter to win two five-day Treefort Music Fest passes. More info here!


Movie Night at The Old Pen - Fargo
September 29th, 2017 | 6:30PM - 10PM

The Idaho State Historic Preservation Office and Roots Family History presents the 1996 Coen brothers cult classic FARGO. Come early to participate in our scavenger hunt for prizes, explore the Old Idaho Penitentiary, and learn about film digitization and care with event sponsor Roots Family History! Limited seating available! FREE popcorn and candy with entry! Beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages available for purchase. No outside food or drinks. Chairs provided, blankets and flashlights recommended! Movie starts at 8:00pm. More info here!

Life’s Kitchen Annual Sparkling Wine Spectacular
September 30th, 2017 | 6PM - 9PM

Life’s Kitchen gives at-risk youth a way to take control of their future through training in culinary excellence, life skills and social literacy. The Sparkling Wine Spectacular showcases these young chefs and celebrates defied expectations. In addition to the inspiring stories, you’ll enjoy hearty appetizers and a variety of fine wines, along with live and silent auctions benefiting Life’s Kitchen. More info here!

Comedy for a Cause

September 30th, 2017 | 6PM - 9:30PM

Join Advocates Against Family Violence to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a celebration of laughter. Before the show at 7:30 p.m., you can enjoy a cash bar and raffle prizes, with proceeds benefiting the programs that support victims of domestic abuse. All ages are welcome. Buy your tickets now! More info here!

Hillbilly Homecoming Competition
September 30th, 2017 | 4PM - 9PM

Time to dust off your old coveralls, grab a partner, and climb/dance your heart out. The Hillbilly Homecoming is part casual endurance competition, part dance party, and part chili and cornbread feast, with beer by Highland Hollows and live music by the Squatthouse Serenaders immediately following the competition. They’ll have prizes for best homecoming proposal (submit to Facebook), best dressed, and most routes climbed as a team of two. Semi-formal and/or hillbilly attire suggested. More info here!


October 1st, 2017 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM
It’s been 23 years since the Toadies started playing rock music in Fort Worth, Texas, but even the band will admit that the road they’ve taken over that lengthy period of time has been anything but smooth.

The Toadies don’t make pretty music. They make music that music that crawls under, into and through your skin. They make music that makes neck hairs stand on end. They make music that begs to be blasted at full volume — with haunting lyrics that bear their battle scars proudly. More info here!