WHAT TO DO: Last chance for the Western Idaho Fair!

Posted at 7:11 AM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 09:11:20-04

For Everyone

5th Annual Salsa Festival

August 25th, 2017 | 5PM - 8PM
Join North End Organic Nursery as they partner with the Tomato Independence Project for the 5th Annual Salsa Festival! Sample lots of locally-made salsa from your favorite restaurants and professional salsa-makers, then vote for your favorite! Enter your own salsa into the amateur competition, and win great prizes! Enjoy live music, bounce houses, local beer and wine, food trucks, and much more! More info here!


Canyon Acoustic Music Festival 2017

August 25th & 26th, 2017 | Friday 6PM - 9PM & Saturday 11AM to 8PM
Enjoy live acoustic music! Head on down to the 4th Annual Canyon Acoustic Music Festival, the event fundraiser for Advocates Against Family Violence. Enjoy delicious food, browse through local vendors selling handmade goods and crafts, as well as tons of fun attractions for the whole family! More info here!


The Big Le Boise
August 26th, 2017 | 12PM - 8PM
Boise Weekly is turning 26, which means it's time for The Big Le Boise! This family friendly street party isn't just about BW. It's about celebrating our community! Join your neighbors right outside BWHQ for food trucks, art and craft vendors, DJs, cocktails, beer and more. A portion of proceeds benefit the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, so you can feel good while you have fun with your neighbor and Boise Weekly! More info here!

Latino Fest 2017
August 26th, 2017 | 4PM - 10PM
The Consulate of Mexico and the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invite you to the only festival in Boise dedicated to Latin culture. Saturday, August 26th from 4:00 to 10:00 pm, at the Basque Block, Downtown, Boise. Music from DeLiah, Moon Daddy performing a Tribute to Carlos Santana, and The International Pura Vida Orquesta. Also, you can enjoy the music from DJ Giovanni, enter dance contests, take a Salsa, Bachata & Merengue Class! There will be entertaining workshops for children as well as delicious Latin food! Bring your family and celebrate the Latino style. More info here!


3rd Annual JAWS Pool Float

August 26th, 2017 | 8PM - 11:30PM

This has become IHFF's signature summer event! This year each ticket gets you a pool noodle. VIP tables with reserved seating is available. Join us for unforgettable evening of trivia, giveaways and two tons of white death! Doors open at 8 and the movie begins at dusk. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. More info here!


Blues and Bones Festival

August 26th, 2017 |  12PM - 9PM
Eagle has played host to the California-based Blues and Bones Festival since summer 2015. This year, the festival will return, offering attendees a combination of award-winning blues performances and local barbecue in the great outdoors. The event is family friendly and featured acts include RB Stone, the Ben Rice Trio, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, and the Dennis Jones Band. The music will be served up alongside meaty treats, classic festival food, beer and wine. Make no (blues and) bones about it, the BBF is going to be a blast. More info here!


Family Friendly

Western Idaho Fair
August 18th - 27th, 2017 | Check Here For Schedule
It’s the last weekend for the fair! Get your fair on before it’s over! It’s that time of year again for all the midway rides, animal exhibits and insane food choices that draw throngs of revelers back to the 10-day Western Idaho Fair every year. Grandstand performers include two blasts from the past, Huey Lewis and the News (Aug. 23) and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Aug. 24), along with current country chart toppers Scotty McCreery of American Idol fame (Aug. 22) and Trace Adkins (Aug. 25). And don’t forget, concerts are free with fair admission. More info here!


Gem Center for the Arts 'Pipe Dreams' Celebration and Open House

August 25th, 2017 |  6PM - 9PM
Enjoy an exciting evening of live music, four stories of art exhibits and delightful art activities for young and old at Boise's new arts hub in the Vista neighborhood. The celebration will include a first peak building walk through of the initial renovations to transform the interior into artist studios and exhibition spaces. Plus live music by Credenda, fire dancers, kids' play area, art exhibitions, and Burrito Peddlers food truck. More info here!


Boise Color Run
August 26th, 2017 | 9AM - 11AM
Get ready to Dream in Colors. The Color Run Tour, takes runners to a world where anything is possible and inspires participants to make dreams a reality in this magical 5K course. Color Runners will feel on top of the world in the brand-new Foam Zone as they run through dreamy colored foam, and will be delighted by new colors (PURPLE!) in the classic powder Color Zones. Along the course, participants can paint their aspirations on the Dream Wall, snap whimsical photos with giant unicorns, and get the ultimate color inspiration as they party with friends at the Finish Festival amidst vibrant bursts of color throws. More info here!

Library Comic Con 2017
August 26th & 27th, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM
Calling all superheroes, villans, super friends and super foes – your summer just got a whole lot better. Slip into the nearest phone booth, don your cape, tights, and mask, then head downtown for a fun-filled, multi-day celebration of comics and comics culture. Costumes are encouraged at this FREE family-friendly event! More info here!


Sunday Funday!
August 27th, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM
Micron's Math Sunday Funday is back! This annual event, generously sponsored by the Micron Foundation, is happening on Sunday, August 27th with all day, free admission to the Discovery Center! Not only will you be able to check out our current exhibitions, but there will also be tons of hands on math activities for ages Pre-K to 6th grade happening all day throughout the center. Mark your calendars, because it's a day you're not going to want to miss. More info here!


1st Women's United Football Tournament
August 27th, 2017 | 9AM - 2PM
Come support your local All-Women's Flag Football teams: Black Widows, Tribe Dimes, and Boss Babes as they kick off Football Season with their First Jamboree at Timberline High School! No entry fee for fans! Bring your friends and family and let's play some ball! There will be a bounce house and slide! Dairy Queen is across the street for refreshments! More info here!


Treasure Valley Nightowls

90’s Bar Crawl - BOISE!
August 26th, 2017 | 2PM - 5PM
Remember AIM? Remember the Ninja Turtles? Remember when you were cool, back in the 90s? As if! Relive the glory days at the 90’s Bar Crawl! Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies. Take on Boise, 90s style!  Don't miss this opportunity to get jiggy wit it and belt your heart out to every song found on the first ten albums of NOW That's What I Call Music! More info here!


Lava Hot Springs Beer Festival
August 26th, 2017 | 3PM - 8PM
Come drink fresh craft beer and wine with unlimited samples! Take a crack at beer pong, browse through beer gear, enjoy live music and more! This is a 21+ event and all proceeds go to benefit local charities. Must be 21+ to attend. More info here!


3rd Annual Superhero & Supervillain Costume Party!
August 26th, 2017 | 10PM - 3AM
Come down to Metropolis (The Balcony) in your best superhero or supervillain get up! The fun starts at 10PM and goes until 3AM! Enjoy awesome drink specials and great music! So grab your cape and neon tights and head on down to The Balcony for one super fun night! More info here!


Yoga in the Garden With Zen Riot

August 27th, 2017 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Enjoy a morning of outdoor yoga led by Edna Vizgirdas at this one-hour all-levels flow yoga class in Payette Brewing grassy garden. After savasana, stay relaxed, kick back and enjoy a complimentary pint! Beer not your thing? No worries, there will also be soda and juices available. Bring your own mat. More info here!



August 27th, 2017 | Doors at 7PM and Show at 8PM


DESCENDENTS invented pop punk. Overstatement? Perhaps, but spend ten minutes scanning FM or the idiot box and you're bound to witness a ditty or video that tips its hat to a musical genre that was refined to a high art -- if not created outright -- by the 'Dents. Formed in 1978 against the fertile musical backdrop of Los Angeles' South Bay scene. Not long after, the boys recruited one Milo Aukerman for vocal duties. Check out the legendary DESCENDENTS LIVE! Special guests Nude Oil and The Jerkwadz! More info here!