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WHAT TO DO: X-Games, Gingerfest, Tattoo Fest and more fests

Posted at 1:11 PM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 11:21:40-04

For Everyone:
X Games Boise Park Qualifier
June 9th & 10th, 2017 | 11AM – 6PM

The world’s top skateboarders and BMX riders converge on Rhodes Skate Park to compete for an invitation to X Games Minneapolis. The Park Qualifier is part of the Road to X Games series and will feature Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. The top six athletes in the Men’s BMX and Skateboard disciplines will receive invites to X Games Minneapolis. The top four athletes in the Women’s Skateboard Park Qualifier in Boise will receive invites as well. Open to the public, don’t miss your chance to watch these world class athletes in action and help put the City of Boise on the map! Bleacher tickets are sold out but the event is open to the public and standing room only. For more info, click here!

2017 World Village Fest
June 9th – 11th, 2017

This amazing 3-day festival located at the beautiful Capitol Park in Downtown Boise, includes participants representing our Mexican, Basque, Native American, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Bosnian, African, North and South America, Middle Eastern, Indian and Greek communities. Join locals as we celebrate Idaho’s vibrant multi-national community, come together at World Village to celebrate culture through music, art, food and people. Friday 4 PM – 10PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, and Sunday 10 AM – 5:30 PM. For more info, click here!

208 Tattoo Fest
June 9th – 11th, 2017 | 12PM – 8PM

The 208 Tattoo Fest is back! Featuring top local talent and artists from around the country. Meet Ink Master winners Joey Hamilton and Jason Clay Dunn, plus Heather Maranda from TLC’s Epic Ink and Megan Franklin from TLC’s Tattoo Girls. Check out the 208 Tattoo Fest at Expo Idaho, June 9th – 11th! Tickets are still available! For more info, click here!

Stand For Table Rock
June 10th, 2017 | 9AM – 1PM
Table Rock is a symbol of our valley. Its incredible views and outstanding hiking and biking trails are an attraction for all those that live here, and for those who visit our beautiful city. Forge Your Potential, the City of Boise, the Idaho State Historical Society, and the East Boise Rotary Club are standing up. We’re on a mission to give back not only to Table Rock, but to all those who choose to enjoy it. We’re on a mission to bring awareness for the continued respect of our recreational areas, to ensure the generations following will have the same opportunity to enjoy those views, trails, and ultimately the memories they will create in the process. For more info, click here!

3rd Annual Boise AIDS Walk

June 10th, 2017 | Starts at 10AM
Join the 3rd Annual Boise AIDS Walk, an event benefiting those in Idaho. This is a 5K walk through the historic North End and parts of Downtown Boise. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome to attend. The money raised will go to help those who face the many medical needs, which cut deep into their pockets, but are a necessity. The money raised will go to assist in the areas of food and medical and living expenses. This support is invaluable, and makes a world of difference for both the life and well-being of someone living with AIDS. For more info, click here!
For the Family:
Old Fort Boise Days
June 7th – 10th, 2017 | See Schedule for Times
Take the whole family to celebrate life “On the Farm” in beautiful and scenic Parma at Old Fort Boise Days June 7th – 10th. Events include car show, parade, live music, vendors, art and craft show, local food trucks, fireworks show. and much more. Events at Old Fort Boise Park and Parma High School. For more info, click here!

Boise Public Library Clearance Sale
June 9th & 10th, 2017 | 10AM – 5PM
The Boise Public Library is having a clearance sale and that means it’s time to buy some books! Bring the family and friends to browse through the large selection of books! Almost new books, videos, and magazines will be on sale for the low price of 50 cents each. Get in early or you might miss out! For more info, click here!

Gingerfest IV
June 9th, 2017 | 6PM – 10PM
Come to the Old Idaho Penitentiary to celebrate redheads! Show off your red hair, or just celebrate ginger fun with your friends and family. There will be tons of family friendly activities with a ginger theme. Random prizes will be given out throughout the night with special “Best Ginger” contests for both adults and kids. Delicious local food trucks, beverages, and beer available for purchase! For more info, click here!

Kids Fishing Day at Gotts Point!
June 10th, 2017 | 10AM – 3PM
Have you always wanted to learn how to fish? Perhaps you’re just looking for another excuse to get in some more fishing? Then head over to Gotts Point and enjoy some free fishing! Celebrate Free Fishing Day at Lake Lowell’s Gotts Point, at the end of Greenhurst Road. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about fish biology, fishing ethics, water safety, and get in some practice casting and rigging before testing their skills in Lake Lowell. You can bring your own pole or borrow one of ours. For more info, click here!

Nampa Art Collective
June 10th, 2017 | 11AM – 5PM
Amor Eterno will feature various local artists as part of the fundraiser Día en Downtown with Monique and Folklorico Ballet Mexico Lindo. (Tamales may be involved…) Artists who participate will help be re-doing the Chalk Bomb, due to the spring hail and rain. PreFunk Beer Bar will be catering, beverages and beer will be available on the patio and in the alley. For more info, click here!

For the Nightowls: 

Summer Flamenco Fiesta

June 9th, 2017 | 7PM – 11:30PM
MahaVia Flamenco and Off Center Dance have joined up to present an evening of fabulous flamenco fusion! From the traditional to the cutting edge, they are excited to bring Boise a show that explores the power and versatility of this unique art. Featuring all live music from some of Treasure Valley’s most talented artists, come for an evening that will entertain, challenge, and inspire! Doors open at 7PM and show starts at 8PM, this is a 21 and up event. For more info, click here!

The Lowest Pair w/ Anna Tivel

June 10th, 2017 | 7PM – 11PM
The Lowest Pair features the duo banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, draped in Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwestern croon. The Lowest Pair will be backed by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning. Anna Tivel will open the show. Doors open at 7PM and show starts at 8PM, this is a 21 and up event. For more info, click here!

Idaho Nature Conservation Book Release & Fashion Show
June 10th, 2017 | 7PM – 11PM

When natural scenery meets talented models, absolute beauty pours out. Virginia Treat of Treats Photography and her team of creatives conducted a nature conservation initiative with a series of photo shoots throughout 2016. Virginia utilized a variety of images and produced a photo book, calendars, prints and more. 100% of the proceeds will benefit a variety of nature conservation facilities. Join us for the Book Release Event at Studio Boise including a fashion show with the models in the costumes. There will be live music from professional jazz singer/songwriter, Nicole Christensen Pettinger.  For more info, click here!

World Village After Party
June 10th, 2017 | 10PM - 12AM

How does one close out a three day festival of celebrating all of Boise’s communities? With an after party, of course! Head to the Neurolux at 10PM and continue the celebration! Performing will be Easy Star All Stars, an international reggae act known for their musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies, and premier rhythm section, and The Elovaters, a Boston-based reggae band who has been spreading their unique brand of reggae along the East Coast. This is a 21 and up event. For more info, click here!