Smoke not stopping many weekend events in the Treasure Valley

Posted at 9:30 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 23:30:40-04

As smoky skies continue to linger in the valley, many Treasure Valley school district's have decided to once again cancel outdoor activities including football games. School leaders hoping to reschedule some of the games for this weekend in hopes the air will be healthier for the players and staff. 

"We need to provide an opportunity for our kids to succeed and have an enjoyable experience and sometimes you get adversity like the air and the air quality so we just have to deal with it," said Jason Warr the West Ada School Districts Activities Director.  

But even with hazy skies, Art In The Park in downtown Boise is still going strong.

"This is something that we plan all year for so it's not an event that we were considering canceling," said Boise Art Museum Executive Director Melanie Fales. 

Until Sunday,  Julia Davis Park will be filled with artist and food and music lovers. It's all a benefit for the Boise Art Museum. The smoke not stopping the crowds from turning out. 

"It's been Very very busy all day it's been a beautiful day we've had people here shopping and enjoying the performances," said Fales.

And the show must go on for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. On Friday evening, they provided free filter masks to their patron and Actors were also mic'd to preserve their voices.  A green room with the air conditioning was also available to the talent.