From Boise

Long weekend ahead

publishedabout 1 month ago
4 min read

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More places to bring your dog

Tuesdays story was about places to bring your pup. You guys had a few more suggestions:

  • Loose Screw Brew Co (1511 W McMillan Rd Suite 100 in Meridian) is dog-friendly and even has a kinda mascot dog, a gorgeous Golden Retriever named Fitz.
  • Good Apple Taphouse (1728 E McMillan Rd Suite 160 in Meridian). They have a whole bunch of fun games, a pizza place nextdoor, trivia nights, food trucks too & two patios!
  • Clairvoyant Brewing allows dogs at both locations and usually has a food truck.
  • The Village at Meridian is dog-friendly and some stores will allow them inside, like All About Games and Columbia.
  • Also IdaHistory Macabre History of Boise outdoor walking tour allows dogs
  • Merrill Park in Eagle and nearby Eagle Greenbelt
  • The Nampa dog park
  • Also on Fri Sept 2: Go to the Summer Doggie Social at Greenbelt Market. Tix are $39, includes a drink & a bite to eat for you & your dog. 7-9pm.

Fun Thursday things

  • TONIGHT: Head down to the Backyard at Franklin House to hear novelists Alan Heathcock & Dane Bahr. Tix are $10, includes a beer & all proceeds go to the artists. Starts at 6pm.
  • TONIGHT: It's First Thursday in downtown Boise! Lots of fun pop up performances, food & drink specials & other fun surprises.
  • TONIGHT: Boise rock band Moon Owl's Mages (listen) is having an album release party at Record Exchange. I really dig these guys!

Long weekend plans

  • Fri-Sat Sept 2-3: Head on down to The Kuna Rodeo for rodeo events, a concert, fireworks, vendors and more. Starts at 3pm on Fri and 2pm on Sat.
  • Fri-Sat Sept 2-3: Go to the Sunflower Festival at Flaming Acres Farm in Caldwell. It's free!
  • Fri-Sun Sept 2-4: Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is underway at Ann Morrison Park. Friday Night is the Nite Glow Spectacular and Sat-Sun balloons will be in the air by 7:20am. Here is a good guide for the balloon fest, written by From Boise reader Jamie!
  • Sat Sept 3: The Boise Alt Art Market is happening at Lost Grove Brewing from 12-6pm. Check out 12 local artists, listen to live music & drink a beer!
  • Sat-Sun Sept 3-4: Check out Hermit Music Fest at Indian Creek Winery in Kuna. It's a high-class low-key musical extravaganza and very family-friendly. Tix are $50-$90, kids 14 and under are free, and onsite camping is available.
  • Sun Sept 4: Go get some new material at the Vinyl Pop-Up Shop & Swap at Lost Grove Brewing. 1-4pm.
  • Sun Sept 4: Swing by Board Games & Brunch at Meriwether Cider on Chinden. Games are free and you can byo!

Tunes & shows

See a bunch of upcoming shows at

More upcoming shows:

Comedy & storytelling

Food finds & things to drink

  • Is it too early for pumpkin things because omg look at these pumpkin whoopie pies from Flour & Sage Baking Co.
  • The STIL has fresh huckleberry ice cream. Get it while ya can.
  • Sat Sept 3: Kinda food related - Petite 4 is doing a restaurant garage sale this weekend during Coffee & Donuts. 8-11am.
  • Sat Sept 3: Happy 4th bday Meriwether Cider! Join the party at the Cider House downtown for cake, arts & crafts, cider releases and more.
  • Next Th Sept 8: Get your tix for Telaya Chef Education Series featuring The Tony Cannoli. Tix are $60/two people and includes four hand crafted cannolis + four more to take home + a bottle of wine of your choice.

Things to do

  • Tonight - Sept 25: Idaho Shakespeare Fest is performing The 39 Steps. Last run of the season!
  • Sat Sept 3: Go watch V for Vendetta at The Egyptian Theatre. Tix are $10, starts at 8pm.
  • Mon Sept 5: Watch films made by locals at Indie Movie Mondays at Mad Swede Downtown. This week's lineup is What a Weird World, hosted by Filmmuseum Boise. It's free!
  • Wed Sept 7: Start your day Birding by Ear in Avimor's Spring Valley Creek. Meet at Foothills Heritage Park at 7:30am. It's free but you have to register.
  • Wed Sept 7: Tango Boise is starting a 4-week Beginner Tango Series on Wednesday evenings. It's $60 for all 4 weeks of $8 to drop in & practice. No experience or partner necessary.
  • City Cast Boise is sharing neighborhood tips & recs every week to help people get more locally involved. Have a fave coffee shop in Garden City? Know some weird tidbit about a North End building? Live on the Central Bench & always take visitors to this special park? Share the love for your neighborhood!*
  • Also cool job alert: our friends at City Cast Boise are looking for a daily podcast host!

Just trust me...

Oh noooo alfredo

Thanks for reading! Have a fun & safe weekend!

With love from Boise,


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