WHAT TO DO: Food trucks, free swimming and more

Posted at 4:54 AM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 09:13:29-04

For the Family:
Celebrate National Donut Day with the Guru!
June 2nd, 2017 | 7 AM - 4 PM
Join Guru Donuts in celebrating National Donut Day - a special holiday that began in 1938 when the Salvation Army decided to bring attention to the volunteers who, during the First World I, made large batches of donuts to send to soldiers overseas. They’ll be giving away a free old fashioned cake donut with ANY purchase, while supplies last. Get there early!! They'll have the donuts, you bring the party. For more info, click here!

Vista Bench Summer Bash and Car Show
June 2nd, 2017 | 6PM - 9PM
Join the Vista Bench Business Association for family-friendly fun, live music, food, games and classic cars. The two bands, playing at this location, are all young people who have been Boise Blues Society scholarship recipients and are extremely talented! For more info, click here!


CableOne Movie Night in Meridian!
June 2nd, 2017 | Movies Start at Dusk  
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and join Meridian Parks and Recreation for CableONE Movie Night in Meridian!  Every Friday in June, July, and August they inflate their giant outdoor movie screen in Settlers Park for a family-friendly movie.  Each week community partners join too! Some bring bounce houses and others bring giveaways!   Dutch Bros. will be onsite to provide refreshing beverages. IT'S FREE!  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie dates and enjoy the fresh summer airs with Meridian Parks and Recreation!  All movies start at dusk. For more info, click here!

Summer SPLASHtacular
June 3rd, 2017 | 1PM - 4:45PM
Come kick off the 2017 Summer swim season with Nampa Parks & Recreation at Lakeview Water Park or Lincoln Pool. Enjoy FREE entry all afternoon with water safety educational booths and fun safe swimming activities. Look forward to lifejacket safety, reach or throw don’t go, sun safety and much more. Complete all safety stations and be entered in to win an outdoor pool punch pass, a free session of swimming lessons or various other prizes. Totally FREE event! For more info, click here!


Boise CO-OP Kids Fest
June 4th, 2017 | 1PM - 4PM
Join both Boise Co-Op locations for their first ever kids fest! This free event features different activity stations, live music that the kids will love, and free hot dogs for kids (while supplies last), plus so much more! Plus, they’ll be celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Boise Co-op with a sale all weekend long. For more info, click here!

For Everyone:
First Friday: Surel Mitchell Live Work Create District
June 2nd, 2017 | 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Enjoy art, drinks, food and more at June’s First Friday in the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District. Featuring over 50 artists in nearly 20 different venues, with new stops at Coiled Wines, Telaya Wine Co., Surel’s Place, 36 Oak with Neighborhood Works, North End Organic Nursery and The ReUse Market, and venues on 37th Street in the Midtown Business Park. District artists will be featured at Surel’s Place, along with a group show titled Terrarium, featuring 30 artists from the Treasure Valley at the Visual Arts Collective. For more info, click here!

Food Truck Market
June 3rd, 2017 | 11AM - 8PM
With the weather getting nicer head to Capitol Park and indulge in some delicious food from local businesses at the Food Truck Market! Come hungry! For more info, click here!

36th Greek Food Festival
June 2nd & June 3rd,  2017 | 11AM - 9PM
Enjoy a bounty of Greek entrees, side dishes and pastries, along with Greek music and dancers, Grecian imports, church tours and food to go. Wholesome & Delicious Family Fun for Everyone! For more info, click here!

Treasure Valley Renaissance Festival
June 3rd & 4th | 10AM - 6 PM & 10AM - 5PM
Join us at the Treasure Valley Renaissance Festival! You’ll laugh out loud at the antics of the costumed characters, try your skill at carnival games, and did we mention food? Giant roasted turkey legs, fish and chips, hearty ales, mead and more - a feast fit for Royalty! It's a full day of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. For more info, click here!

June 3rd, 2017 | 10AM - 3PM
Go check out the BFE this Spring the family for tons of freebies, exercise classes, strength contests, the top supplement brands, Battle For Boise Crossfit Throwdown, a USAPL powerlifting meet, bounce houses, an obstacle course, and more! For more info, click here!

For the Nightowls:
Haiku Night – A Death Rattle Fundraiser!
June 2nd, 2017 | 7:30PM - 10PM

The Death Rattle Writers Festival and PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa Present: Haiku Night June 2nd, at 7:30pm. Drinkers and Writers a like are encouraged to come out to a night of improv Haiku's. The event will be round based in which patrons will have 3 minutes to come up with there own on-the-fly Haikus and then read them. The more you drink the more they raise for the Death Rattle Writer's Festival happening in October! For more info, click here!

Fatty’s Summer Dreams Party
June 2nd, 2017 | 9PM - 2AM
Fatty's bar will be hosting the "Summer Dreams Party" June 2nd! Featuring special BSU football guests, drink specials, music mixed by J.Rabb and DJ AjaniRabb, and photo props for everyone to enjoy. Come party, it’s gonna be LIT! For more info, click here!

Terrarium: Opening Reception
June 2nd, 2017 | 5:30PM - 9PM
Vibrant, viridescent and verdant— A collection of artwork inspired by all things botanical. This event is part of a Garden City First Friday event, for more information on First Friday click here!
For more info on Terrarium, click here!

Prost! 2nd Anniversary Party
June 2nd & 3rd, 2017 | 3PM - 11PM
Prost! is celebrating our 2nd anniversary. The executive chef from Stammtisch, our sister restaurant in Portland, is coming out to grill up some delicious German cuisine. The Edelweiss Band will be playing on Friday from 5-8. Drink specials for Stein club members. Come party!


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Cash’d Out with Parade of Bad Guys
June 4th, 2017 | 7PM - 11:30PM
Cash’d Out is the only Johnny Cash tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash website. Bill Miller, Johnny Cash’s best friend, had this to say about Cash’d Out. “Some people are impressionists. This band leaves an impression.” Check them out with Parade of Bad Guys, a Boise born outlaw country band. For more info, click here!