WHAT TO DO: Mother's Day weekend fun

Posted at 5:46 AM, May 10, 2018

If you still need plans this Mother's Day weekend, we've got some ideas for you!


Idaho Fun for Everyone!

Rusty Barn Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

May 10th - 12th 2018, | See Times Here

At the show you will find a wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Needle-art and Craft supply exhibits from many quality local and national companies. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the many “Make and Take” Workshops or FREE Daily Demos. Your ticket is good all three days of the show — so please take your time and don’t miss any of the exciting new products, techniques or educational ideas. More info here!


National Public Gardens Day

May 11th, 2018 | 9AM - 7PM
The Idaho Botanical Garden continues its tradition of participating in National Public Gardens Day by offering free Garden admission – all day long.  The event is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the role they play in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education. Plants will be available for purchase in the Garden Store. More info here!


Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion

May 11th - 13th, 2018 | See Showtimes Here

The 15th Annual Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion is this weekend! This year's event will take place May 11th -13th and at the Visual Arts Collective. Cover charge is $15 Friday and Saturday, and no cover on Sunday. There’ll be a stellar lineup of entertainment for the weekend! This is a 21+ event. More info here!


Blistered Earth

May 11th, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM
The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica formed in December of 2009, Blistered Earth is the best Metallica tribute band on the planet (we checked!). Playing classic songs ranging from 1983's "Kill Em' All", to 1991's self-titled "Metallica" this tribute pays its respects to one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time with the raw energy, showmanship, look and

song selections that die-hard Metallica fans want to see and hear. They are the ultimate tribute to Metallica. More info here!


Boise Women's Chorus: We Will Not Be Silent

May 11th, 2018 | Doors at 6:15PM Show at 7PM
Join the Boise Women's Chorus for a special performance presented in support of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. The mission of the Coalition is to engage voices to create change in the prevention, intervention and response to domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking and sexual assault. The Coalition works to be a leader in the movement to end violence against women and girls, men and boys across the life span before violence has occurred, because violence is preventable. Sponsored by Boise City Department of Arts and History. More info here!


A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
May 11th & 12th, 2018 | See Showtimes Here
Getting away with murder can be so much fun and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL! Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. More info here!


Capital City Public Market

May 12th, 2018 | 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Idaho Street (between 9th and Capitol) will be full of local small businesses, selling all kinds of wonderfully unique art, jewelry, woodwork, glasswork, leatherwork and more! Fresh produce, like lettuce, radishes, spinach, and more! Locally raised beef, elk, buffalo, jerky eggs and plenty of ready to eat deliciousness, like crepes, pies, cookies, fudge, croissants, kettle korn, spicy peanuts, roasted almonds, etc! Locally roasted coffee! Local wine, cider, root beer & soda! There’s something for everyone, great gifts for friends and family, and things for your pets too at the Capital City Public Market! More info here!


SNIP’s Hogs for Dogs and Kitties, Too

May 12th, 2018 | 8AM - 5PM
SNIP and High Desert Harley-Davidson are partnering for a fun afternoon! SNIP (Spay Neuter Idaho Pets, Inc.) will have its First Annual Hogs for Dogs and Kitties, too! motorcycle poker ride starting at High Desert Harley-Davidson. The ride is to generate funds to fix income qualified dogs and cats, the event will start at 11AM, and prices for the highest and lowest total card totals will win a $1,200 black leather rocker recliner donated from CHF Home Furnishings. More info here!


2nd Annual River of Roses

May 12th, 2018 | 8:30AM - 10AM

Please join Little Joys Remembrance Foundation for the 2nd Annual River of Roses as families release blue, pink, and white roses down the Boise River in honor of all the Little Joys gone too soon. There will also be refreshments and light pastries prior to the rose release. All family and friends are welcome and encouraged to join! More info here!


Idaho Humane Society's 4th Annual Pooch Pageant

May 12th, 2018 | 10AM - 6PM
This event will be 10am-6pm with the pageant from 1-4, to register your pooch to compete go here and sign up. This year IHS will have two groups. "Natural" will be your pooch with collar and leash only. These pooches pass up the glamour and glitz to show you that “Natural” is the way they roll. "Glitz" you can go all out! Dress up your pooch as much as you want, you can dress up to! Be as creative as you like. In both groups 1st and 2nd runner up will receive a trophy and sash. More info here!


4th Annual Bosnian and Herzegovinian Heritage Day

May 12th, 2018 | 10AM - 6PM
Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Bosnian and Herzegovinian Heritage Day. All your favorite things about Bosnian culture are back. It's a great day to enjoy the music, dance, soccer, showcases, and food. The event and activities are free and welcome to anyone in the community. It's kid and family friendly! More info here!


Payette's Lucky Number 7 - Hosted by Payette Brewing Co.

May 12th, 2018 | 1PM - 10PM
Celebrate Payette Brewings seventh anniversary with seven varieties of cans available for $2, three food trucks, kids station filled with bubbles, chalk and more, and yard games like corn hole, kan jam, washers and more. More info here!


Ustick in Bloom Neighborhood Event

May 12th, 2018 | 5PM - 9PM
Everyone is invited to join Mayor David Bieter and the West Valley Neighborhood Association board for the dedication of the Ustick Beautification Project in front of the historic mercantile and bank buildings at Mumbarto and Ustick. Join the celebration at Redwood Park! The event features live music, food trucks, local artisans and vendors, community resources and kids activities facilitated by the Parks & Recreation Mobile Rec team. The evening will conclude with a Movie Under the Stars, so plan to bring your family and picnic blankets and join the fun! More info here!


Treasure Valley Roller Derby

May 12th, 2018 | 6PM - 9PM
Treasure Valley Roller Derby is back at Expo Idaho for a double header. Don't miss your last chance to watch a home game until they return from summer break in September! Doors open at 5pm. Watch the Boise River Rollers take on the Rodeo City Rollergirls from Ellensburg, WA at 6. Then the TVR All Stars vs. Lava City from Bend, OR at 7. Halftime entertainment by Killarney Irish Dance Company. More info here!


Star Gaze at the Observatory

May 12th, 2018 | 6:30PM - 11:30PM
You’re invited to star gaze at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory!  See the night sky as you’ve never seen it before! View a planet, nebula, or a galaxy! Observatory tours and solar viewing (through a specially adapted solar telescope) are available in the evening before the sun goes down. More info here!


Sheepherder’s Breakfast

May 13th, 2018 | 10AM - 2PM
Reservations are recommended for this event. Seatings at 10 am, 11:15 am and 12:30 pm. Join the Basque Center and Museum for a traditional, family style basque breakfast! All you can eat menu includes: Sheepherders Bread, Chorizos, Basque Potatoes, Egg Piperade, Churros, Coffee and Orange Juice! More info here!


For All Our Wonderful Special Women on Mother’s Day


Mother's Day Make & Take

May 11th & 12th, 2018 | See Times Here

Join Bricks and Minifigs for a Mother's Day Make & Take! You'll be building beautiful yellow tulips for Mom. Space is limited so make sure to call (208) 377-4386 to register. More info here!


Mother's Day Potting Party

May 11th - 13th, 2018 | See Times Here
Join Edwards Greenhouse for their annual Mother's Day Potting Party! There are 3 chances for you to stop by Mother's Day Weekend to participate in the fun, Friday - Sunday! Kids can pot some annuals in an 8" pot and get their picture taken to make a card for Mom, all for only $8! It's all happening in the Legacy Garden, under the gazebo. More info here!


2018 Komen Boise Race for the Cure

May 12th, 2018 | 7AM - 11A
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Through events like the Komen Boise Race for the Cure, Komen Idaho Montana has invested over $7 million in community breast health programs in Idaho and Montana and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. More info here!


Mother's Day at Bitner Vineyards

May 12th, 2018 | 12PM - 5PM
Treat Mom, Grandma, Aunt and dear friends to a pre-special Mother’s day by visiting Bitner Vineyards. Enjoy a bottle of Bitner Vineyards hand-crafted wine, a sweet treat and beautiful artwork with incredible views of Sunnyslope Wine Trail country. Enjoy art by Linda Varnes & homemade baked goodies from Miss Kathy’s Desserts! More info here!


Mother's Day at 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

May 12th, 2018 | 12PM - 6PM
Looking for a more adult Mother's Day?  How about a visit to 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards for wine and Chocolate Truffle Torte.  They'll be featuring a special pairing of either Beau Geste, Rieslingor, or Rosé of Sangiovese with their Chocolate Truffle Torte. The Torte is gluten free and served with fresh chantilly creme and a raspberry swirl. Make sure to register if you plan to attend! More info here!


Mother's Day Tea and Fashion Show at Bishops' House

May 12th, 2018 | 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Head over to Boise's historic Queen Anne Victorian home for a traditional tea, followed by Gina White from House of Whyte "Dressing the Titanic Lady," featuring historic costuming creations. Seating is limited in this treasure of a house, so reserve your seat early for this lovely celebration. More info here!


Mother's Day Concert Featuring The Fabulous Chancellors

May 13th, 2018 | 11AM - 4:30PM
The summer concert series is back and better than ever! Join Ste. Chapelle Winery on Sunday afternoons all summer long for great music, tasty food, local vendors and of course plenty of wine! This Mother’s Day treat your mom to a lovely spring concert by The Fabulous Chancellors and spend the afternoon in our beloved Vineyard Park. Hope to see you there! More info here!


Mother’s Day Brunch

May 13th, 2018 | 9AM - 1PM
Bring your mom in for some delicious brunch! The Ranch Club will have awesome specials waiting for you and Mom. And don’t forget about those $3 Bloody Mary’s and mimosas! They’ll help you show your Mom how much you appreciate them there at the Ranch Club! More info here!


Mother's Day Pop-up at Form & Function

May 13th, 2018 | 10AM - 4PM
Let's spend a day with those really rad women in our lives. Join Form & Function Coffee, as they offer an opportunity to spoil all those ladies. They'll have a few vendors on site including flowers, cupcakes, jewelry, etc! During this event Form & Function will donate $1 of every sale to Boise Period Project. More info here!


Mother's Day Brunch or Dinner

May 13th, 2018 | Brunch at 10AM & Dinner at 5PM

Celebrate all that is great about Mom at Asiago's on May 14th! Asiago’s is serving up their famous brunch starting at 10AM. Mom feels more like dinner? No problem - dinner service starts at 5PM. Get reservations now - tables will fill up quickly. More info here!


Mother's Day Brunch at Oak Barrel of Eagle

May 13th, 2018 | 10AM - 3PM
Treat Mom to a delicious Brunch at Oak Barrel! Featuring an array of yummy brunch dishes! Reservations are recommended. More info here!


Free Round of Mini Golf for Moms

May 13th, 2018 | 10AM - 10PM
Moms can enjoy a free round of mini golf at Wahooz in Meridian on their special day. More info here!


Mother's Day Brunch at Zoo Boise

May 13th, 2018 | 9AM -10AM
Join Zoo Boise for our annual Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 9am - 10am. Guests will be treated to a buffet breakfast, animal presentation, zookeeper talk, and a special gift for all mothers! Then you'll have the rest of the day to explore your zoo. Limited spots are available, so make your reservation today! Reservations may also be made by calling (208) 608-7744. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 9th. More info here!


Mother's Day at Hells Canyon Winery

May 13th, 2018 | 12PM - 5PM
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a beautiful view, wine tasting featuring Hells Canyon and Zhoo Zhoo wines, live music from Gabe Hess Entertainment, lawn games, and gourmet eats for purchase from Kanak Attack and Il Segreto Pizza. Admission includes a souvenir glass and wine tasting. Advance tickets available online. More info here!


Mother's Day at Aquarium of Boise

May 13th, 2018 | 12PM - 5PM
Mother's definitely deserve their own day! On Mother's Day, bring her to the Aquarium Of Boise, and her admission is free. This is just one more way to say Thank You for all that they do in our lives. More info here!


Family Friendly Events!

Foothills Family Day - Wildflower Festival

May 12th, 2018 | 10AM - 1PM

Join Foothills Learning Center for their first ever Foothills Wildflower Festival! Sip on some lavender lemonade, get your face painted, and wander through the tables with crafts and activities, while tapping your toes to some tunes. Idaho Native Plant Society will be there to display a collection of the season’s blooms. Guided walks will start at 10:30 and 11:30. More info here!


Family Yoga at JUMP

May 12th, 2018 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Bring the whole family together to celebrate our individuality and dive into the mindfulness of yoga. Each class is a mixture of motor development, exercise, music, dancing, singing, imagination, and creativity work. The purpose is to aid in development of the total child, using yoga to help children, teenagers, and adults. All ages with parent. More info here!


National Train Day Open House

May 12th, 2018 | 11AM - 4PM
Celebrate National Train Day at the Caldwell Model Railroad Club's open house. You'll see both their large HO scale and N scale layouts with multiple model trains running. They'll also have many historical railroad items in the museum area. Plus free snacks, drinks, and activities for kids. More info here!


Boise Farmers Market
May 12th, 2018 | 9AM - 1PM
The Boise Farmers Market is the community's source for locally grown foods sold by the farmer. The Market features specialty food products, Idaho goods and a select few artisans, plus a community space to learn about food and sustainability. Saturdays through October. More info here!


Treasure Valley Night Owls!

Comedian Matt Bragg

May 10th - 12th, 2018 | See Times Here
Matt Bragg! This man needs no introduction! And his comedic background is honestly too long to list. We can assure you though, this man WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH! And, with Sophie Hughes as the feature act, this show is going to be hilarious! More info here!


A Metal Mass in May

May 10th - 12th, 2018 | See Lineup & Schedule Here

More info here!


Comedians Julie Goldman and Belinda Carroll

May 11th, 2018 | 8PM - 10PM

Julie Goldman's stand-up is delightfully in-your-face, honest and aggressively funny. Headlining throughout the US at clubs, colleges, festivals and events. Belinda Carroll is a Portland native, LGBTQ activist and coffee addict. A stand-up comedian, actress, and vocalist she has appeared on fun stuff like Portlandia, MTV, XM Sirius radio and Grimm a couple of times. More info here!


The Last Revel + Hillfolk Noir
May 12th, 2018 | 7PM - 11:30PM
More info here!


Cullen Omori w/ The Gloomies

May 12th, 2018 | 7PM - 11:30PM

More info here!


Ghostbox, Break Surface, Faded Leroy, & Basement

May 12th, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM

Ghostbox was formed in the spring of 2013 with the intention of taking over the world and has had the privilege to open for several national acts such as Soulfly, High on Fire, and Lords of Acid to just to name a few, and the honor to share the stage with the best local talent in Southern Idaho and beyond. More info here!


Comedian Ryan Hamilton

May 12th, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM
Ryan Hamilton is endearing comedy lovers, and his future is bright. Named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch with standout appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s establishing himself as one of the country’s favorite stand-ups. More info here!