WHAT TO DO: Treasure Valley fun in the sun

Posted at 7:07 AM, Aug 09, 2018


Idaho Fun for Everyone!

International Fly Fishing Fair and FishFest

August 7th - 11th, 2018 | See Schedule Here

Check out this week long event providing fly fishing education and fun activities, guest speakers and celebrities, vendors, fly tying and casting demonstrations, seminars, Iron Fly, kids activities, auctions and raffles, and more. You’ll have access to Fly Fusion Magazine 80-foot fly-casting pond, as well as demonstrations and presentations from fly-fishing celebrities including Gary Borger, Jeff Wagner, Brian O’Keefe and many others. Take the kids and join them in a weekend of fun that includes casting, tying and identifying fish and bugs. More info here!


Lend a Hand Save the Land

August 10th, 2018 | 6PM - 11PM
Enjoy a free evening of art, film, photography, food and games, all dedicated to public lands conservation and appreciation. The event is open to the public, but if you are in 9th - 12th grade and are interested in submitting a piece of art, photography or a film to be featured in the event, and for the chance to win some killer prizes, visit the submissions page. For more information and some background on why public lands is so important and relevant to you, check out the same website. More info here!


I'm With Her

August 10th, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM

An impromptu show in 2014 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO, sparked the formation of I’m With Her and sent the trio touring the world together the next year. Along the way, I’m With Her formed a special, family-like chemistry, garnering acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with their indelible harmonies, as the New York Times describes, “… that could be sweetly ethereal, or as tightly in tandem as country sibling teams like the Everly Brothers, or as hearty as mountain gospel.” More info here!


Phillip Phillips & Gavin DeGraw

August 10th, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8:15PM
Growing up in Leesburg, Georgia, Phillips first picked up guitar at age 14 and soon mastered riffs from classic-rock tracks like Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” (mostly by playing along to his family’s karaoke machine). He also took up singing and songwriting as a teenager, in addition to forming an acoustic band with his older sister and brother-in-law. With encouragement from his family and friends, he took a break from working in his family’s pawn shop and auditioned for American Idol in summer 2011, then emerged as the show’s season 11 winner. More info here!


Peaceful Belly Farm to Fork Dinners

August 10th & 11th, 2018 | 7PM - 10PM
Spend an evening on the farm with our spectacular Farm-to-Fork Supper Club series! These dinners are otherworldly and will transport you to another time and place where fresh food cooked with amazing brilliance is presented to the table in a picturesque farm setting. These dinners are life changing and you will find no other experience like them in Boise. The Farm has now moved out to the amazing Sunny Slope area. More info here!


Tai Chi in the Garden

August 11th, 2018 | 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Become centered within the invigorating morning sounds and scents of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Tai Chi, an internal art incorporating meditation, has been described as magical and as poetry in motion. This popular class is suitable for beginners. More info here!


Eagle Saturday Market

Every Saturday - August 11th, 2018 | 9:30AM - 2PM

The Eagle Saturday Market is a community market located in the heart of downtown Eagle, in Heritage Park. Managed by the City of Eagle Parks and Recreation Department, one will find an array of arts and crafts along with local produce, herbs and flowers, woodwork, specialty food items and freshly prepared food. Every Saturday the park comes alive with the melodious sounds of local musicians and community members coming together to support local micro-producers. More info here!


Capital City Public Market

Every Saturday - August 11th, 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!


Meridian Main Street Market

Every Saturday - August 11th, 2018 | 9AM - 2PM
Come pick up fresh produce, meat, eggs, and baked goods! Enjoy shopping several local artisans and pick up handcrafted decor, jewelry, clothing, bath and body products, and more! Check out live music, beer, food, and kids activities! More info here!


32nd Annual Nampa Festival of the Arts

August 11th & 12th, 2018 | Sat: 10AM - 6PM Sun: 10AM - 4PM
The Nampa Festival of the Arts is a celebration of the creative spirit of our diverse community, expressing cultural heritage through art, music and dance. This free 2-day community event is held in beautiful Lakeview Park. With over 190 artisan booths, you will be sure to find a treasure, whether it is jewelry, painting, sculpture, whimsical yard art and more. Discover exceptional talent in our juried art show. Live entertainment, food concessions, and free activities for children, including a kid’s art booth will keep the whole family entertained.  More info here!


WalkAbout Boise Downtown Tours

August 11th, 2018 | 11AM - 12:30PM
Join Preservation Idaho for their weekly Saturday guided walking tour through 150 years of history and architecture. They'll introduce you to the built environment that makes downtown Boise like no other place. These walking tours will be held rain or shine, beginning in front of the Basque Museum on Grove Street. More info here!


8th Annual Freak Alley Gallery Mural Event

August 11th, 2018 | 4PM - 8PM
New ground has been laid in Freak Alley Gallery, and it's time to renovate the art, too. The 8th Annual Freak Alley Gallery Mural Event will take place August 4th - 11th. Stop by throughout the week to see local artists creating fresh, new pieces in the alley between 8th and 9th St/Bannock and Idaho St in downtown Boise. Meet the artists and enjoy live music on Saturday at the official unveiling ceremony in Freak Alley Gallery. More info here!


Father John Misty

August 12th, 2018 | Doors 7PM Show 8PM
Father John Misty is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman. Tillman has released three widely acclaimed albums – Fear Fun (2012), I Love You, Honeybear (2015) and his most recent release, Pure Comedy, his Grammy-nominated album (2017). Father John Misty has also recently contributed to songs by Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. As for his most recent album, Pure Comedy it is a complex, often-sardonic, and, equally often, touching meditation on the confounding folly of modern humanity. Check him out live at the Knitting Factory Sunday night for an all ages show! More info here!


Spirit of '45 Day Remembrance Ceremony

August 12th, 2018 | 10AM - 12PM
Join the Idaho Division of Veterans Services to celebrate and honor World War II veterans and the indomitable spirit that made an Allied victory possible. There will be a wreath laying and an open mic available for World War II veterans and their families. Spirit of '45 Day is a national celebration held annually the second week of August to celebrate the anniversary of Aug. 14, 1945, when the most destructive war in human history ended. More info here!


Music on the Patio

August 12th, 2018 | 4PM - 6PM
Enjoy live music from local artists every weekend, while you relax on the Bogus Creek Plaza after a long ride or family fun! More info here!


Family Friendly Events!

Silver Screen on the Green - The Lion King

August 10th, 2018 | 8:30PM - 11:30PM

Join Nampa Parks & Recreation for FREE Movies in the Park all summer long. Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family and friends and head to Optimist Park in Nampa. Come out for fun activities and movies begin a dusk! This week, enjoy The Lion King! More info here!


CableONE Movie Night in Meridian - Cars 3

August 10th, 2018 | 9PM - 11:30PM

Grab your family, friends, and neighbors this summer and join Meridian Parks and Recreation for CableONE Movie Night in Meridian! Every Friday in August they inflate the giant outdoor movie screen in Settlers Park for a family friendly movie. Each week community partners will join in! Some bring bounce houses, others bring giveaways. More info here!


Stuff the Truck School Supply Drive

August 11th, 2018 | 11AM - 5PM
Join and help the Ticket to Dream Foundation stuff a delivery truck with school supplies for the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Program, part of the Ticket to Dream Foundation! All donations received will stay in the Treasure Valley and be distributed before the start of school. They’ll have popcorn, snow cones, a raffle, coupons, and special sales if you are looking for a new mattress. More info here!


Boise Farmers Market

Every Saturday - August 11th, 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!


Lakeview Water Park Noodle Mania

August 11th, 2018 | 1PM - 4:45PM
Come play and float as Nampa Parks and Rec toss all of their foam floatable noodles into the pool at Lakeview Water Park. More info here!


Princess Tea Party

August 12th, 2018 | 10AM - 12PM
Join the Disney Princesses (from Capes & Crowns) for an unforgettable day of enchantment, right here at Simply Cats Adoption Center! On this special occasion the shelter will be open to participants, to enjoy pretty finger-foods & desserts, teas & treats, photos and games with the Disney Princesses, and of course have exclusive access to play with the shelter cats! Dressing up is encouraged! Hurry now to reserve your spot to enjoy a magical tea party like none other! More info here!


Hot Rod Happy Hour

August 12th, 2018 | 3PM - 6PM
All Hot Rodders get Free Freddy's Custard! Idaho's best Sunday Hot Rod Hang Out, hosted by Bootleggers Idaho Street Outlaws! More info here!