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Boise Summer Events To Put On The Calendar (2024)

Updated: Jul 7

It's already halfway through Summer 2024 but we wanted to round up a solid list of annual Boise summer events and activities to get on your radar! Do you have any of these on your family's calendar?


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When: All summer long

Where: various locations across the Treasure Valley

About: There's no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than wandering through one of the many local Farmers Markets in the area. Shop items from local artisans and grab locally grown food and flowers!


When: Every other Tuesday through August  

Where: JUMP Boise

About: This high-energy event is perfect for kids who love to move! Enjoy live music and dancing on the patio of JUMP. Don't forget your lawn chairs!


When: Wednesdays, June through August  

Where: The Grove Plaza, Downtown Boise  

About: This free outdoor concert series is a staple of the city of Boise’s summer scene. Bring the family downtown for an evening of live music, food trucks, and fun activities.


When: Tuesdays, June through September  

Where: Indian Creek Plaza, Downtown Caldwell  

About: Enjoy live music, a farmers market, and plenty of activities for the kids. It’s a wonderful way to spend a summer evening exploring the vibrant community of Caldwell.


When: June-August

Where: Boise Spectrum

About: Live music, tasty food, raffles and more each Thursday night starting at 6pm.


When: Throughout the summer  

Where: Various Boise Parks  

About: These free concerts bring live music to local parks, making it easy for families to enjoy a fun night out close to home. Pack a picnic and enjoy a diverse range of musical acts.


When: July, August, and October  

Where: Idaho Botanical Garden  

About: Enjoy an evening of live music under the stars! With a diverse lineup of artists, these concerts are perfect for a family picnic while listening to great tunes in a beautiful outdoor setting. Learn more about taking kids here.


When: All summer long  

Where: Memorial Stadium, Garden City  

About: Take me out to the ballgame! Cheer on the Boise Hawks and enjoy an evening of America’s favorite pastime. The family-friendly atmosphere and fun between-inning activities make it a great outing. A Hawks game is a great time for everyone! Check out the Boise Hawks Kids Club here.


When: All summer long  

Where: Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater, Boise  

About: Experience the magic of live theater under the stars. The festival offers a variety of plays that are perfect for introducing kids to the world of Shakespeare and beyond. Check out this summer's lineup here and learn about going WITH kids here.


When: Various dates (mostly on Friday evening throughout the summer) 

Where: Various locations  

About: Watching a fun evening movie under the stars is a summer tradition. Bring your blankets and snacks to one of the many outdoor movie nights happening around the Treasure Valley. Click here for our roundup.


When: July  

Where: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa  

About: "The wildest fastest show on Earth" Experience the thrill of one of the top rodeos in the nation. With exciting events, live music, and a family night featuring special activities for kids, it’s a must-see event for rodeo fans.


When: July 25-28  

Where: Caldwell  

About: Enjoy all the fun of a classic county fair! From carnival rides and games to live entertainment and delicious fair food, there’s something for everyone in the family.


When: Sunday evenings in August and the first week of September

Where: Outdoors at the Château des Fleurs

About: Introduce your family to the classics with this festival’s enchanting performances. It’s a delightful cultural experience that both kids and adults can enjoy. Learn more about going with kids here.


When: August 16-25  

Where: Expo Idaho, Boise  

About: This larger-than-life fair offers endless entertainment, from thrilling rides and games to concerts and agricultural exhibits. It’s a highlight of the summer that the whole family will love.


Keep these in mind for next summer:


When: June  

Where: Expo Idaho, Boise  

About: This all-day music extravaganza features a mix of national and local acts across multiple stages, offering fun for the whole family.


When: June (June 14, 2025)

Where: Expo Idaho, Boise  

About: This family-focused event offers games, activities, and entertainment designed to delight families with kids of all ages.


When: June 

Where: Downtown Boise  

About: Watch professional cyclists race through the streets of downtown Boise in this exciting event. Kids will love the speed and energy of the races and there is a kids race they can participate in as well.


Did we miss anything? Let us know!

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