WHAT TO DO IN BOISE: Hyde Park Street Fair, Frisbee Fest, downtown scavenger hunt

Posted at 7:51 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 09:51:03-04


There is no shortage of weekend fun across the Treasure Valley this weekend.  The Hyde Park Street Fair kicks off on Friday, Frisbees will be flying at Ann Morrison Park and a host of beerfests on the calendar.  Here's all you need to know from 

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38th Annual Hyde Park Street Fair

September 15th - 17th, 2017 | Check Here For Times

For the last 37 years, Hyde Park Street Fair, the colorful explosion of North End pride that fills Camel’s Back Park, is sending summer off in style. The fair stretches across three days and will feature rows and rows of booths full of local art, crafts and food, dancing, boozy sips and more, with all of the proceeds circling back into the North End through grants and other programs. Plus, more than 20 bands—including headliners Ned Evett Glass Guitar Experience, Jeff Crosby and The Refugees, and Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles—will perform over the course of the weekend on two separate stages. If you’re in need of a dose of community spirit, kindness and positivity, make the Hyde Park Street Fair a top destination. More info here!

Campfire Theatre Festival

September 15th - 17th, 2017 | Check Here For Schedule

Boise may be home to an array of art- and literature-based events, but it’s rare to see a festival designed by and for people of the theater. Campfire Theatre Festival fills that void, offering three days of workshops, guest performances and social activities centered around the stage. Each day features performances and readings at Boise Contemporary Theater by dancers, comedians and playwrights, including Noah Diaz, Iris Dauterman, Heidi Kraay and others. There will be workshops on topics like “Creating Natural Character” and “Writing for Film.” Each night will wrap up with an afterparty at The Mode Lounge. Check online for a full schedule of events, and snag a ticket to become a storyteller in training. More info here!

RAW: Boise = Fashion + Music + Art + Performances

September 15th, 2017 | 7PM - 11:30PM

RAW Artists Boise presents FIXATE, featuring the work of 60+ local artists. VISUAL ART // PHOTOGRAPHY // ACCESSORY DESIGN // FASHION // PERFORMANCE ART // HAIR & MAKEUP // FILM // & MUSIC. For 18+ with valid ID only. Cocktail attire preferred. Support your favorite, local artist by purchasing a ticket through their profile! More info here!

10th Annual Night at the Museum: Adventures in Field Studies

September 15th, 2017 | 7PM - 9PM

The Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History presents its 10th annual Night at the Museum. Adventures in Field Studies: The Legacy and Possibilities of Natural History Field Trips features oral and visual presentations from Dr. Pat Packard, Bill Clark, Dr. Don Mansfield, and Dr. Jaime Goode, along with presentation of Museum Volunteer Awards, a silent auction, and museum tours (with dessert). More info here!

2017 Caldwell Indian Creek Festival

September 15th & 16th, 2017 | Check Times Here

From the Dog Parade, Car Cruise, Chalk Competition, and Rubber Duck Race there is so much fun to be had at the 2017 Caldwell Indian Creek Festival! This weekend long festival is FREE to the public and is the best way to celebrate the end of summer! More info here!

Life in Color Boise

September 16th, 2017 | 5PM - 11PM

Life In Color “World’s Largest Paint Party” presents: #LICxBoise. Lineup includes DIPLO, Boombox Cartel, and Zak Downtown! Celebrating 10 Years of Life in Color! LIC is proud to unveil the 2017 X Tour! Get ready to go HARD IN THE PAINT with us again! Let us know who YOU want playing at Life In Color Boise! Tickets on sale now! LICX Tour Spotify Playlist:! More info here!

India Food Fest 2017

September 17th, 2017 | 11AM - 3PM

Come celebrate fall with tasty and healthy Indian food, cool games, and fun activities at Boise Pavilion in Julia Davis Park! There will be many lip-smacking Indian street delicacies from mouthwatering Bhelpuri to aromatic Biryani and belly soothing Kulfi and lots more. We will also have complimentary chai while supply lasts! All proceeds go towards supporting grassroots organizations in India ranging from agriculture, sustainable livelihoods and environment, to health, children’s education, women’s empowerment, and social justice. More info here!

Family Friendly

Payette Brewing Oktoberfest

September 16th, 2017 | 12PM - 10PM

Bring your one liter thirst, grab your lederhosen and dirndl dresses and enjoy Oktoberfest at Payette Brewing. For the second year in a row, we’re celebrating with our Oktoberfest Marzen Lager the same weekend Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich. [All ages (and dogs) welcome]. Bringing a little piece of Germany to the brewery with a lot of beer, one liter Payette Oktoberfest branded steins, live polka music, German inspired food and more! More info here!

Boise Scavenger Hunt

September 16th, 2017 | 8:30AM - 1PM

The Boise Scavenger Hunt is back and the challenges are bigger and better than ever. Teams race around downtown Boise on foot in search of clues, then complete challenges at each destination. The first team to cross the finish line is crowned the winner. Featuring two set of clues: Adult and Family Friendly. All proceeds support student scholarships at the Lee Pesky Learning Center. Scholarship money helps students with learning disabilities receive specialized intervention services that help children and adults reach their full learning potential. More info here!

Rock ‘N Brews and BBQ Festival

September 16th, 2017 | 11AM - 5PM

Idaho” is more synonymous with “potatoes” than “barbecue,” but this food festival is meant to remind Boiseans of the potato’s partner in crime on every plate—meat! The Rock’N Brews and BBQ Festival is the official, Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned barbecue competition for the Gem State, where nationally ranked aficionados face off to see who can make the best chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. This means a selection of ribs and other meaty treats will be on offer, alongside barbecue demonstrations by professional chefs and vendors. The lineup of live bands doesn’t hurt either, and neither does the beer-tasting. Blues, beef and brews? Yes, please. More info here!

Open Styles Dance Battle: Earn Your Stripes Vol. 3

September 16th, 2017 | 5PM - 9PM

With the Boise Dance community still growing, Starving Artist Chronicles has partnered with JUMP Boise and Earthlings Entertainment to throw Season 3 of Earn Your Stripes.This will be an open styles dance battle. So ANY dancer is welcome to enter and with that being said be ready to dance to music you might not be be used to. More info here!

Zamzows 25th Annual Frisbee Fest

September 16th, 2017 | 11AM - 2PM

The Zamzows Frisbee Fest is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! Come see these High-Flying Canine Athletes compete for the honor of Top Dog! Enjoy a beer garden from Powderhaus Brewing Company, who’ll be featuring their crowd-pleasing “haus” beer along with several others! Come taste them all and watch “the running of the dogs” in a beautiful setting by the Boise River at Ann Morrison Park. Volunteers from the Idaho Humane Society will be there staffing the event and serving-up hot dogs & Pepsi for a donation! More info here!

Meridian Symphony Orchestra Free Outdoor Concert

September 16th, 2017 | Show Starts at 6PM

The Meridian Symphony Orchestra will perform in honor of Gene Kleiner on the closing night of Meridian Art Week. The free concert will take place at the Kleiner Park Band Shell. The performance, geared toward audience members of all ages, includes several popular pieces from Star Wars, Jaws, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and E.T.! More info here!

Geology Fun Rock Party

September 17th, 2017 | 12PM - 4:30PM

Enjoy family fun, with activity stations for kids covering Idaho mining history, fossils and geology, along with hillside geology hikes, gold panning and museum mini-tours. Each child takes home a certificate and a free rock. More info here!

Treasure Valley Nightowls

Red Light Variety Show Presents: One More Chapter

September 14th - 30th, 2017 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM

A Sultry Exploration of All Things Book! Bibliophiles unite! Join the Red Light Variety show and take a tour through our naughty library as we present “One More Chapter.” With Aerial Acrobatics, Pole Dancing, Burlesque, Boylesque, Comedy, Film and so much more…this exuberant and sultry exploration of all things book will leave you hoping for a sequel. These tickets will go fast so grab your library cards and check one out while you can because there is no wait list once they are gone! More info here!

IHFF Summer Screams: Shaun of the Dead

September 15th, 2017 | Starts at 8PM

Laugh it up between screams at this special screening of the 2004 British cult classic horror comedy directed by Edgar Wright. Admission includes a beer. Take your chairs and blankets. For ages 21 and older only. Low back chairs and blankets are permitted in all areas. Taller chairs are permissible at the back. More info here!

Ketchum Oktoberfest
September 15th & 16th, 2017 | Check Here For Schedule

Sawtooth Brewery’s 5th Annual Ketchum Oktoberfest is back & bigger than ever! Join us at Ketchum Town Square for Beer, Food, Music, and Games! Visit here for all of the details about this year’s events, including our new Brewer’s Dinner Thursday night, our new Ceramic Steins (only 100 Available, order online!), Trivia Tuesday and more beer garden games than ever! Enjoy the 500 square foot Beer Garden with 7 German Lagers by Sawtooth Brewery on tap. More info here!

Teen Wolf/Teen Witch Hangover Hangout Movie Party

September 16th, 2017 |12PM - 5PM

80’s Costumes encouraged! All proceeds benefit Fuzzy Pawz Rescue! Do you love throwing balls at screens? Screaming profanities at the villainess? Staying out of the hot hot heat in dark, ice cold bars with a frosty beer? Play movie games and more, while you drink the day away to the 80’s finest supernatural teen flicks! The Neurolux wants to see you in your wolf or witch gear, showing allegiance to your fave cult film. Fun fact: Wolves are better at basketball than non-wolves.This is a 21+ event. More info here!

PreFunk Nampa 3 Year Anniversary Party
September 16th, 2017 | 4PM - 11PM

Special beer releases, food trucks and live music…oh my! Enjoy live music, food and treats from B-Town Bistro, Genki Takoyaki and Spoonthumb Ice Cream, special beers flowing from the taps and all around awesome FUN! Barbarian Brewing will be there with special collaboration anniversary beer, FunkShine! More info here!

Boise Bourbon Bash

September 16th, 2017 | 6PM - 9PM

CALLING ALL WHISKEY LOVERS! Be a part of Boise’s FIRST Bourbon Bash at Amsterdam Lounge! Experience over 100 types of premium bourbon and whiskey. Enjoy tastings of select whiskey and an unlimited buffet at this exciting event! Tickets are now being sold at Amsterdam Lounge for $75 each OR at the door the day of the event. More info here!


September 16th, 2017 | 9:30PM - 2AM

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at this Latin themed event featuring West Hollywood’s Melissa Befierce Salinas & Andrew Christian model Uriel Ramirez (with giveaways!). Performances by Percilla Moore, Crystal Bixler, Marilyn, and Andrea Morgan Ramces Mizrahi. More info here!

Punk in Drublic Craft Beer and Music Festival

September 17th, 2017 | Doors at 1PM

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike and named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies. This Punk In Drublic festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings featuring over 100 craft beers! Craft beer tastings are included with admission. Punk In Drublic show will feature performances from NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, and Bad Cop Bad Cop. All ages welcome to attend Punk In Drublic in Boise, ID. 21+ for tastings or alcohol purchase. More info here!