Things to do in Boise June 13-19, 2024

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Another thing I'm changing is making the subject line for all the Thursday letters "Things to do in Boise [date range]" because I think it makes it easier for you to find in your inbox.

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Ballet Idaho is ecstatic to announce its 2024-25 season

From a season opening collaboration with the Boise Phil, Sound in Motion, to the annual (and magical) performances of The Nutcracker, to a dreamy season finale of The Sleeping Beauty, the company will continue its tradition of presenting large scale, dramatic works to live music. Exploring its more intimate side, Ballet Idaho will again present a collection of more contemporary works in Anthology.

Ballet Idaho's 52nd season will be spectacular. Trust me, you'll want to be in the theater.

Dad's day events

Saturday, June 15

  • Fathers Day Demolition Derby is happening at the Gem County Fair Grounds in Emmet starting at 6pm. There's truck and tractor pulling Friday night. On Saturday they have a full line up of stock trucks to modified vehicles pulling. General Admission is $15 on Friday and $25 on Saturday.
  • Fathers Day Beer & BBQ Food Truck Rally is happening at Jordan’s Garden Center from 2-6pm. There will be great food, a beer garden, and live music.
  • Dads & Donuts is happening at the Caldwell Public Library. Grab your dad or father figure and enjoy donuts and an activity like pool noodle rockets and propeller cars. Starts at 2pm.

Sunday, June 16

Markets this weekend

Friday, June 14

  • 208 Night Market is happening at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho (315 Stampede Dr in Nampa) from 7-11pm. Shop local vendors and get some food.
  • The Market at Locale is happening from 4-7pm. Over 40 local vendors, delicious food trucks, giveaways, free activities for the kids & more.
  • Summery Market 2024 is happening at Expo Idaho from 4-8pm on Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday. There will be over 100 vintage + handmade vendors to shop from. Admission is $5 for those over 12 years old.

Saturday, June 15

  • Boise Farmers Market is happening from 9am-1pm at 1500 Shoreline Drive in Boise. This one is a food-focused market. Also fyi no dogs allowed.
  • Capital City Public Market is happening from 9:30am-1:30pm on the Grove Plaza in downtown Boise. Art, baked goods, produce, herbs and spices, clothing, jewelry, and more.
  • Meridian Main Street Market is happening from 9am-2pm at City Hall Plaza & next to Meridian City Hall. Find fresh produce, artisan goods, crafts, and more.
  • Nampa Farmers Market is going on from 9am-1:30pm in Lloyd Square Park in Nampa. Tons of vendors to shop!
  • Eagle Saturday Market is happening from 9am-2pm at Eagle City Hall Campus. There’s food and craft vendors, and live music.
  • Summery Market 2024 is happening in the rose garden at Expo Idaho from 4-8pm on Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday. There will be over 100 vintage + handmade vendors to shop from. Admission is $5 for those over 12 years old.

Sunday, June 16

  • 36th Street Sunday Market is happening at Sockeye Alehouse. There's an eclectic mix of items from spices, artwork/crafts, fresh produce, and more. Goes 10am-2pm, and brunch is served in the Alehouse next door.

Tuesday, June 18

  • Meridian Night Market is going on at Frontier Park from 6-10pm next to The Roosevelt Bar. Enjoy live music, local artists & makers, food trucks, tasty drinks and much more.
  • Caldwell's Farm to Fork Farmers Market​ is happening at Indian Creek Plaza from 5-8pm. Find tons of local producers, plus live music, local restaurants and more.

Free movie nights

Free summer movies are starting up! Here's the schedule & locations:


Shop Scenic's Summer Upholstery Sale

Scenic is a unique home store in downtown Boise offering new, custom, and vintage pieces for every area of your home.

Through the month of June, Scenic is offering 20% off new upholstery orders and over 30 floor models. It's Scenic's biggest furniture sale of the year! Their experienced design team can help you with all the selections to fit your home and style.

Visit Scenic at 1420 W Grove street, Suite 2 in downtown Boise.

Tunes & shows

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Food finds & things to drink

Thursday, June 13

  • Pups & Pints Dog Training Course, hosted by Dogtopia, is back at Payette Brewing starting at 5:30pm. Join a certified dog trainer for a six-week obedience course featuring positive reinforcement and science-based training. Spots are limited, and enrollment is $350.
  • Barbarians Give a Damn is going on at Barbarian Brewing from 5-8pm. Stop by to donate directly to Boise Bully Breed, learn more about their organization, drink a beer and listen to some tunes. $1 from each pint sale will go to the Boise Bully Breed Rescue.

Saturday, June 15

  • SquakyFest, a beer fest and brewer’s competition, is happening at The Old Idaho Penitentiary from 2-7pm. Admission is $25 and its 21+.
  • The Balcony Club Pride Party starts at 9pm. There will be dancing, photos, specialty cocktails, and pride swag. 21+
  • 2024 Beer & Bacon Festival is happening at Expo Idaho from 1-5pm. There will be an abundance of bacon, beer, and live music. Tix are $46.90. 21+
  • Wild West Brew Fest is happening at Indian Creek Plaza from 5-10pm. This western-themed festival features everything we love about the wild west; beer, country music, and the country way of living. There will be over 35 breweries on-site & costumes are encouraged. Tix are $40 and include 12 tastings.

Tuesday, June 18

  • Orange Wine Revolution, a tasting class all about orange wine, is happening at House of Wine from 6:30-7:30pm. Class is $45 and includes an educational tasting paired with light cheese and charcuterie. 21+

Things to do

Thursday, June 13

  • Full Draw Film Tour is back again at The Egyptian Theatre. Go see bowhunting films from independent filmmakers starting at 7pm. Tix are $10-$20.
  • Carnival in the Park is going on at Kleiner Park from 6-8pm. There will be live music, games, food trucks, prizes and more.
  • Fri June 14 - Sun June 16: Broadway In Boise Presents To Kill a Mockingbird, the most successful American play in Broadway history at The Morrison Center. Tix are $40-$174.

Saturday, June 15

  • Family Summer Palooza is happening at Expo Idaho from 10am-4pm. There will be activities to keep the kids moving while families explore exhibits featuring local products, services, resources and entertainment. Tix are $5 GA and $20 for a Family Pass.
  • Treasure Valley Roller Derby is back at Idaho Central Arena in Downtown Boise for a roller derby double header. The event starts at 5:30 and tix are $15.
  • BoDo Block Party is happening at The Warehouse from 11am-10pm. It will be a day filled with music, food, family-friendly games, fan experiences with the Idaho Steelheads and so much more. It is free to attend and open to the public.
  • Boise Speed Dating, Co-ed & Women seeking Women edition, is going on at Lounge at The End of The Universe starting at 2pm. Tix are $25.

Tuesday, June 18

  • KegFit Workout Class is being held at Barbarian Brewing from 6-7pm. Your $10 Ticket includes a 60 min workout and free drink.
  • Lit @ Lost is happening from 7-8pm at Lost Grove Brewing. Hear from current Idaho Writer-in-Residence, Kerry Webster, and the inaugural Boise City Writers-in-Residence, Natalie Disney and Heidi Kraay, as they share original works and discuss the importance of supporting Idaho’s readers and writers. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 19

  • Roaring Spring 25th Anniversary Celebration is happening from 11am-8pm. Guests will be treated to special giveaways, character appearances, cake, and a special acoustic performance on the Wave Pool Stage by Phillip Phillips, with opener Sarah Reeves.

Just trust me...

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With love from Boise,



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