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Easter weekend, annual powwow, food truck rally & much moreee

Published 3 months ago • 7 min read

Heyyy friends! How are you? I'm still tired from Treefort, not gonna lie. But I am loving this springy weather and there's lots of fun stuff going on this weekend and next week! Here ya go:

Easter weekend

Happy Easter y'all! Here's some egg hunts & Easter events going on:

  • Sat Mar 30: Zoo Boise is hosting is Easter EGGstravaganza. The zoo will be full of candy stations, animal enrichment, activities, photo-ops with the Easter Bunny, and vendors. Admission for adults is $12.50, kids (3-11) are $9.50, seniors (62 & over) are $9.50, and children 2 and under are free. No advance tickets, you just buy admission at the gate.
  • Sat Mar 30: Join the Easter Basket and Bunny Terrarium workshop at Edwards Greenhouse. It's $40 and includes all supplies.
  • Sat Mar 30: He is Risen: An Easter Passion Play is happening at 3pm at Boise Cloverdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. It's free and open to all ages.
  • Sat Mar 30: Tree City Church is doing a Easter 5K & Egg Hunt at 12:15pm. There's also food trucks, photo bus, games & more.
  • Sat Mar 30: Central Bench Easter Egg Hunt & Free Brunch is happening at Cassia Park. Food from 10am-12pm and the hunt starts at 10:15am.
  • Sat Mar 30: West Bench Spring Egg Hunt is happening at Winstead Park at 1pm. It's free!
  • Sat Mar 30: Red Rock Christian Church is doing an egg hunt, face painting, Easter Bunny visits and more.
  • Sat Mar 30: True Hope Church in downtown Boise is having an Eggstravaganza with egg hunts, pony rides, food, games and more. It's free!
  • Sat Mar 30: Middleton Annual Easter Egg Hunt is happening at Foote Park. Over 6,000 eggs and tons of prizes!
  • Sat Mar 30: Becky's Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt is happening at 8:30pm at Foote Park in Middleton. It's for teens & adults only (12+).
  • Sun Mar 31: Water Brooks Church is having an Easter celebration with burritos, donuts, coffee & kids easter buckets. Services happening at 7:30am and 10am. It's all free!
  • Sun Mar 31: Hillview United Methodist Church is doing a hike or bike egg hunt at Camel's Back Park at 3pm.
  • Sun Mar 31: All About Games is having an egg hunt in the store, discounts on board game purchases and DIY crafts.
  • Sun Mar 31: House of Western has a brunch buffet & bottomless mimosas.
  • Sun Mar 31: Chandlers is doing a three-course prix fixe menu starting at 1pm. Live music, complimentary valet parking & kids menu available. Call 208.383.4300 for reservations.

Seven Arrows Powwow

  • Sat-Sun Mar 30-31: The annual Seven Arrows Powwow is happening at ExtraMile Arena on Saturday & Sunday! The event showcases customs of Native Americans & hosts participants from all over the northwest and Canada. There's traditional regalia, contests, demonstrations, storytelling, and craft vendors. Grand Entry is at 12pm and 7pm on Saturday, and 11am on Sunday. Admission is $6 for GA, $4 for kids age 6-12, free for kids 5 years or younger, free for elders age 65+, and free for BSU students with ID.

Sponsored by Lost Grove Brewing

Shade City Brewfest is back!

Get ready, y'all: Shade City Brewfest returns to the Idaho Botanical Gardens on April 19-20, 2024!

  • Shade City Brewfest is a two-day, sustainability-focused, ‘70s-themed celebration of our local beer scene. The fest features dozens of PNW breweries, local sustainability-focused vendors, food trucks, and live music.
  • NEW this year, live music & entertainment will be dispersed throughout the garden. They are really bringing the festival vibes this year!
  • Shade City Brewfest is one of my favorite Boise drinking events (and not just because it always falls on my bday weekend). Trust me, you don't want to miss it! Buy a ticket, volunteer, apply as a vendor - there's lots of way to get involved & all of them are fun.

Get your Shade City Brewfest tickets now! 🍻✌️🚲🕺

Tunes & shows

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Comedy & storytelling

  • Th Mar 28: Preacher Lawson: Best Day Ever! comedy tour is coming to The Egyptian Theatre. The show tonight is at 8pm and tix are $27-$108.
  • Fri Mar 29: Insert Foot Theater is performing at Watson's Cafe at 7pm. It's a show with comedians, magicians, performing arts, music acts, and custom mysteries. Tix are $15-$45 online, or $5 more a the door. PG-13 show.
  • Fri-Sat Mar 29-30: Comedian Steve Gillespie is at Lounge at the End of the Universe at 7pm. Tix are $25 (or 2 for 1 on Eventbrite). 21+
  • Sat Mar 30: Comedian, entertainment journalist, and podcast host Jasmine Ellis is at Mad Swede Downtown from 7-9pm. Tix are $25-$75.
  • Sun Mar 31: Comedy Church is happening at Mad Swede Downtown. It's hosted by Greg Kyte and Adam Broud, with new comedians joining in. Tix are $20 online, $25 at the door. Starts at 7pm.
  • Mon Apr 1: April Fools' Comedy Show happening at Mad Swede Downtown at 7pm. Hosted by Krystal Moore & featuring comedians Myles Matthews, Sophie Hughes, Madazon Can-Can, Lj Sullivan, Katie Lotz, and Tyson Gusman. Tix are $20-$50.
  • Wed Apr 3: So Ready for Laughter: The Live Show is happening at The Idaho State Museum. It's a live show and tribute to Bob Hope’s military performances, featuring singing, dancing, and segments of Bob Hope’s comedy taken directly from his wartime radio and USO shows. Tix are $15 for GA or $12 for active-duty military, veterans, groups of 10+ people, ISHS members, seniors, and youth age 5-17.
  • Wed Apr 3: Comedian Brad Williams is doing two shows at The Egyptian Theatre at 7pm and 10:15pm. Tix are $37-$58.

Food finds & things to drink

  • Sat Mar 30: Spring food truck rally and beer garden happening at Jordan's Garden Center. Jordan's is one of my fave local garden centers! It's from 3-7pm, lots of food trucks, a free gardening class, and live music.
  • Sun Mar 31: Go to Sunday Brunch with Terroir at Telaya Wine Co. It's from 11am-1pm and tix are $45 (includes a glass of wine).
  • Wed Apr 3: Check out the Dutch Oven & River Food Cook-off happening at 7pm. Get there earlier if you want to compete, tasting beings at 7pm. Byo chair and beverages!

Things to do

  • Th Mar 28: F.R.I.E.N.D.S themed trivia is happening at Barbarian Brewing downtown. It's free to play! 21+
  • Th Mar 28: Go see Treasure Valley Roller Derby Outlaws vs Sirens at Treasure Valley Skate. It's the last game of the season! Starts at 6:30pm.
  • Th Mar 28: Go see Living Legacies & Changemakers: Celebrating Idaho's African American Women Leaders. It's a lively panel discussion between five African American women change makers in our community, highlighting their contributions to the arts, business, leadership, and advocacy. The event is at the Erma Hayman House from 5:30-7:30pm and registration is required.
  • Fri Mar 29: Wanna meet people? Go to the Western Mixer at The Farm! There's western-themed activities, swing dancing & mingling opportunities. It's $17 per person or $24 for two people.
  • Fri Mar 29: There's a horror themed adult variety show happening at The Balcony at 8pm. Tix are $15-$130. 21+
  • Fri Mar 29: Go watch Superman at The Egyptian Theatre. It's at 7:30pm and tix are $10.
  • Fri-Sat Mar 29-30: Check out Femme Von Follies' Burlesque & Cabaret show at VAC. Tix are $20 for GA or $40 for VIP. 21+
  • Sat Mar 30: 96.9 The Eagle’s 8th Annual Classic Car Show is happening at Boise Hawks Memorial Stadium. There's over 200 classic cars, beer, food, tattoos, cigars, bounce house for the kids, prizes, and more. Admission is free!
  • Sat Mar 30: Surel's Place is hosting a Creating Reusable Plaster Molds and Single-Use Alginate workshop. It's for artists, sculptors, craft enthusiasts, and anyone interested in exploring the art of casting. It's $35-$45 and goes 1-4pm.
  • Sat Mar 30: Go see a movie at The Egyptian Theatre! Rio Bravo is at 11am; The Mask is at 3:30pm; Enter The Dragon is at 7pm and this one is 17+. Tix for each movie are $10.
  • Tue Apr 2: Trivia at Hap Hap Lounge! 6-8pm and it's 21+
  • Wed Apr 3: Want to go backpacking this summer? Join Backpacking 101 at Lost Grove Brewing! Learn about the differences in backpacks, what to carry for an overnight and week-long trip, how to pack your backpack, tips for making your load lighter, and lessons learned. It's free but you need to register!

Just trust me...

Did you know the oldest cat to ever live was named Creme Puff and she lived to be 38 years and 3 days?! Her owner, Jake Perry, said her diet consisted of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream, and "an eyedropper full of red wine" every two days. What in the world! Perry claimed that this diet was key to her longevity, and that the wine "circulated the arteries". Crazy right?!

Thanks for reading! Have a fun weekend!

With love from Boise,



From Boise

by Marissa Lovell

A weekly newsletter & podcast about what's going on in Boise, Idaho. Every week we share stories about people, places, history, and happenings in Boise.

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