Music, murals, fall food & fun stuff

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Harvest & Oktoberfests

TONIGHT: The 8th Annual Salsa Festival is happening at North End Organic Nursery from 5-7:30pm. Sample locally made salsa, enjoy live tunes, drinks & tamales. It's free!

TONIGHT: Boise Co-op Harvest Festival is happening at the North End & Village locations from 5-8pm. Lots of local vendors & fresh local food & it's free!

TONIGHT: Bohemian Fall Equinox is happening 4-9pm at Bohemian Bloom & Herb Farm. Vendors, food, drinks & fall festivities. It's free!

Th-Sun Sept 22-25: Franz Witte is hosting a 4-day Fall & Gourd Festival. Go do arts & crafts, take a class, enjoy live music, food trucks & more. It's free!

Fri-Sat Sept 23-24: Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen's Oktoberfest is happening Friday & Saturday from 3-10pm. If you've never been, Alpenhaus is our local German deli & it's absolutely amazing. This fest will have very authentic German food, beer, wine & cider, live music & fun. Free to attend!

Sat Sept 24: Old Boise Oktoberfest is happening on 6th and Main from 2-9:30pm. There will be German food, lots of beer, games, live music & a. kid's zone. All ages and free to attend! If drinking then it's $30 which includes your mug and first beer, beer are $6 each.

Sat Sept 24: Hops & Crops Festival is happening at Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell from 1-5pm. Take a bus tour to local hop farms, learn about how beer is made & sample local beers. It's free!

Sat Sept 24: Join the ¡Fiesta! Celebrating Idaho’s Hispanic Heritage at Idaho State Museum. Enjoy music, food, art & performances from 12-5pm. It's free!

Sat Sept 24: Fiber Frolic, a festival celebrating Idaho wool, sheep & Basque history, is happening on the Basque Block from 10am-4pm. Enjoy vendors, educational events, and a community yarn-bombing installation. It's free!

Sat Sept 24: Flywheel Fest is happening at JUMP from 4-8pm. It's an agricultural fest filled with old-fashioned games, food trucks, rides, animals, music, & prizes. It's free!

Sat Sept 24: Star Fall Festival is happening from 10am-3pm at Hunter Creek Sports Park in Star. It's the first one! Enjoy a car show, cornhole tourney, vendors, axe throwing and much more. It's free!

Sun Sept 25: The 13th Annual Old Time Farm Day is happening in Hidden Springs from 12-4pm. See reenactments of 1860s farm life, food, lawn games, kid's activities, and tour the historic Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead (also read our story about the farm, it's really good.)

Catch ya on the Flipside

Flipside Fest is this weekend, Friday Sept 23-Sunday Sept 25 in Garden City. It's an all-ages, outdoor, music & mural festival happening in multiple venues throughout GC! There's 80+ bands, live murals, talks, performances, food, a market & more. You can buy 3-day or single day passes, and kids 4 and under are free.

My must see list for shows below. Peep the schedule here.

  • If I was only able to see one show, I'd see L'eclair (listen). They're a cosmic multi-instrumental group from Switzerland.
  • LA's female power trio Automatic (listen)
  • Funk soul fam-friendly band Monophonics (listen)
  • Chicago indie rockers Dehd (listen)
  • Disco pop rockers De Lux (listen)
  • Feel-good indie rock band The Moss (listen)
  • NFL player turned dream pop artist EXUM (listen)
  • Singer-songwriter Kendra Morris (listen)
  • Afrofusion group coming all the way from Ghana, Wazumbains (listen)
  • Boise punks Itchy Kitty (listen)
  • Blusey jammers GA-20 (listen)
  • Boise punk alt rockers Plum Vision (listen)
  • One of my fave Boise bands rn, Moon's Owl Mages (listen)
  • Another of my fave Boise bands, VEMM (listen to this jam)
  • Portland punks Spoon Benders, they are so good (listen)
  • Boise's Cumbia reggae producer Lobo Lara (listen)

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See you this Sunday for...

Stronger Together, a wellness retreat to raise funds for the Idaho Make-A-Wish Foundation. Join the crew at KONO Nutrition at Camel's Back Park at 12pm to take on the 5k course, practice breath work, yoga, ice baths & more – all for an excellent cause.

ALL proceeds go toward sending Hailey to meet her fave princess, Moana, at Disney World <3 More info & Hailey's story here!

Tunes & shows

Some cool shows coming up! TONIGHT there's a really fun show, high-energy show at Lost Grove with Free Creatures + Eleven & Jason D.

Also next week, catch Trey Anastasio Band (co-founder/guitar/composer of Phish) at Revolution Center.

More upcoming shows at

More upcoming shows:

Comedy & storytelling

  • Th-Sat Sept 22-24: Catch comedian Michael Glatzmaier at Lounge at the End of the Universe. Show starts at 9pm and tix are $20
  • Sat Sep 24: See stand-up comedian Phillip Kopczynski at Watson's Mystery Cafe. Tix are $15-$50. Starts at 6pm.
  • Sat Sept 24: See the Page Master Comedy Show at Recycled Minds Comedy in Garden City. The audience makes suggestions to build a whole new world of literature. Starts at 8pm and tix are $12.
  • Sun Sept 25: See comedian & podcaster Jon "Polar Bear" Gonzalez at Lounge at the End of the Universe. Tix are $29 and show starts at 8pm.
  • Sun Sept 25: Comedian and teacher Joe Dombrowski is at Knitting Factory. Tix are $18-$50. Starts at 8pm.

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Food finds & things to drink

  • Did y'all know that Parilla opened a new location downtown? And it's exactly the same at the Hyde Park location, meaning lots of tvs with sports, cheap tacos & cheap good drinks. It's at 503 W Idaho Street.
  • Yardarm is closing up shop for the season & goin out with a lil event. You could win a surf board!
  • Sun Sept 25: Under the Table Boise has 4 seats left for dinner this Sunday!

Things to do

  • TONIGHT: Re-Pop Gifts is hosting a Doctor Who Party from 5-9pm. Sounds fun!
  • Fri Sept 23: Go watch The Shining at The Egyptian! Tix are $10 and starts at 8pm. Also side note: I just went to the hotel that this movie is based on (The Stanley) and it was SO cool and creepy. Life highlight.
  • Fri Sept 23: Go to Pity Party, a drag show at The Egyptian. Tix are $15-$30 and show starts at 8pm. 21+
  • Sat Sept 24: Watch Northwest Submission Challenge, a submission grappling superfight series, at The Egyptian Theatre. Tix are $24 and starts at 6pm.
  • Sat Sept 24: The crew at Idahistory has a new tour! Ghastly, Gruesome and Grim: Boise's Most Terrible Tales Driving Tour. It runs 10am-3pm & takes you all around Boise to see the sites of scary stuff. Sounds so fun!
  • Sun Sept 25: Check out Dance & Sip, an evening of dance with Idaho Dance Theatre at Payette Brewing. No experience required & it's pay-what-you-want.
  • Tue Sept 27: Swing by the Fly Shop Tour at Payette Brewing. Starts at 6pm.
  • Tue Sept 27: Check out Story Story Night's Slammer of the Year: BATTLE OF THE BANDS, happening at JUMP from 7-9pm. Tix are $20.
  • Wed Sept 28: Do you use our local trail system? Join the Ridge to Rivers Trail User Open House! They are gathering public input on upcoming projects. 5:30-7pm at Foothills Learning Center.
  • City Cast Boise has a guide to getting registered, then recommends using a sample ballot to make sure there won’t be any surprises when you go in to vote. You can get a sample ballot online by entering your address in Ada County's map to find your precinct.*
  • Also: participate in this fun scavenger hunt this weekend!

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