Entertainment & Recreation

Entertainment & Recreation

Attractions

Boise is a delightful blend of traditional and non-traditional sights and attractions. The City of Trees boasts a river flowing though the heart of the city and a 25-mile riverfront greenbelt with large urban parks and one-of-a-kind museums. Among the many unique sites to visit are the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, the Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, the Idaho Black History Museum, and the World Center for Birds of Prey.

Community & Cultural Events

Art for Kids. Public Market. Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. Community events serve up down-home entertainment, Idaho style – from carnivals, fairs, and festivals, to golf tournaments and fiddler competitions. Enjoy an ice cream social, a balloon rally, or a Main Street parade. Take in an art show, a cowboy poetry reading, or an evening stroll downtown during First Thursday in Boise. Make yourself at home and enjoy the local flavor of Idaho.

Year-Round Recreation & Sports

College football. Fun runs. Golf tournaments. Watch professional athletes put it all on the line or take on your own personal challenge in any one of a number of sporting events in Idaho. Enter a 5k walk, attend a snowmobile rally, or watch jet boats race down a river. See a major rodeo, bike race, or golf tournament. MSA residents take full advantage of the area’s mild weather and numerous sporting facilities. Cross-country ski races. Certified marathons. Horse racing. Experience a college bowl game, a baseball tournament, ATV rodeo, or a dog sled race. Children of all ages can participate in youth leagues offered in a wide range of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, gymnastics, hockey, ice-skating, alpine skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. Idaho has sporting events ranging from beginner to competitive. You’ll find there’s a lot to cheer for here.

Attractions:

Basque Museum and Cultural Center
611 Grove St.
Boise, ID 83702
208.343.2671
www.basquemuseum.com
Boise Depot
2603 W. Eastover Terrace
Boise, ID 83706
208.608.7644
www.cityofboise.org/parks
Bruneau Dunes State Park
27608 Sand Dunes Rd.
Mountain Home, ID 83647
208.366.7919
www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov

Deerflat National Refuge Center
13751 Upper Embankment Rd.
Nampa, ID 83686
208.467.9278
www.fws.gov/deerflat

Discovery Center of Idaho
131 Myrtle St. Boise, ID 83702
208.343.9895
www.scidaho.org
Egyptian Theater
746 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83702
208.345.0454
www.egyptiantheatre.net
The Flicks
646 Fulton St.
Boise, ID 83702
208.342.4222
www.theflicksboise.com
Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho
315 Stampede Dr.
Nampa, ID 83687
208.442.0823
www.hccidaho.org
Historic Bown House/ The Idaho Historic Preservation Council
P.O. Box 1495
Boise, ID 83701-1495
208.424.5111
www.preservationidaho.org

Idaho Black History Museum
508 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702
208.433.0017
www.ibhm.org

Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 N. Penitentiary Rd.
Boise, ID 83712
208.343.8649
www.idahobotanicalgarden.org
 

Idaho Human Rights Education Center
801 S. Capitol Blvd., Ste. 102
Boise, ID 83702
208.345.0304
www.idaho-humanrights.org

Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
770 S. 8th St.
Boise, ID 83702
www.cityofboise.org
Idaho Museum of Military History
4748 Lindbergh St. Bldg. 924
Boise, ID 83705
208.422.4841
http://museum.mil.idaho.gov
Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology
2455 Old Penitentiary Rd.
Boise, ID 83712
208.368.9876
http://idahomuseum.org
Idaho State Capitol
Corner of Capitol Blvd. & Jefferson St.
Boise, ID
208.332.1013
www.capitolcommission.idaho.gov
Idaho State Historical Museum
610 N. Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702
208.334.2120
http://history.idaho.gov
Morrison-Knudsen (MK) Nature Center
600 S. Walnut St.
Boise, ID 83712
208.334.2225
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov
Old Idaho Penitentiary
2445 Old Penitentiary Rd.
Boise, ID 83712
208.368.6080
http://history.idaho.gov

Roaring Springs Water Park
400 W. Overland Rd.
Meridian, ID 83642
208-884-8842 www.roaringsprings.com

 

Thunder Mountain Line
120 Mill Rd.
Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629
208.866.6894
www.thundermountainline.com

Wahooz Family Fun Zone
1385 S. Blue Marlin Ln.
Meridian, ID 83642
208.898.0900 w
ww.wahoozfunzone.com
Warhawk Air Museum
201 Municipal Dr.
Nampa, ID 83687
208.465.6446
www.warhawkairmuseum.org
World Center for Birds of Prey
5668 W. Flying Hawk Ln.
Boise, ID 83709
208.362.3716
www.peregrinefund.org
World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 9324
Boise, ID 83707-3324
208.343.7224 www.sportshumanitarian.com
Zoo Boise
355 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702
208.384.4260
www.zooboise.org
 

 

See Information for Parks Below


Community & Cultural Events - YEAR ROUND:

First Thursday
208.472.5251
www.downtownboise.org

Community & Cultural Events - SPRING:

Capital City Public Market
208.345.9287
Through Fall
www.capitalcitypublicmarket.com
Great Garden Escapes Concert Series
Through Summer
208.343.8649
www.idahobotanicalgarden.org
Idaho International Film Festival
208.331.0909
www.idahofilmfestival.com

 

Community & Cultural Events - SUMMER (see spring events above that continue into summer):

Alive After Five
Through Early Fall
208.472.5251
www.downtownboise.org
Caldwell Night Rodeo
208.459.7493
www.caldwellnightrodeo.com
Eagle Fun Days
208.939.4222
www.eaglechamber.com
Emmett Cherry Festival
208.365.3485
www.emmettidaho.com
Gene Harris Jazz Festival
208.426.5299
www.geneharris.org
Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Through Fall
208.336.9221
www.idahoshakespeare.org
Meridian Dairy Days
208.888.2817
www.meridianchamber.org
National Old-time Fiddlers’ Contest
800.437.1280
www.fiddlecontest.com
Snake River Stampede
208.466.8497
www.snakeriverstampede.com
St. Ignatius Basque Festival
208.4343.2671
www.basquemuseum.com
Western Idaho Fair
208.376.3247
www.expoidaho.com
 

 

Community & Cultural Events - FALL (see summer events above that continue into fall):

Art in the Park
208.345.8330
www.boiseartmuseum.org
Hyde Park Street Fair
208.884.7780
www.northend.org
St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration
208.381.2221
www.celebrateall.org

 

Community & Cultural Events - WINTER:

Christmas in the City
208.472.5251
www.downtownboise.org

Holiday Parade
208.472.5251
www.downtownboise.org

McCall Winter Carnival
208.634.3941
www.mccallchamber.org
Roady's Humanitarian Bowl
208.426.4737
www.humanitarianbowl.org

Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees
208.367.2797
www.saintalphonus.org/ foundation_events_tree_main.html

 

Winter Garden aGlow
208.343.8649
www.idahobotanicalgarden.org

 

 


Year-Round Recreation & Sports:

Albertson’s Boise Open Golf
208.336.3029
www.boiseopen.pgatour.com
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreational Area Skiing & Winter Sports
800.367.4397 / 208.332.5100
www.bogusbasic.com
Boise Hawks Baseball Baseball
208.322.5000
www.boisehawks.com
Boise State University Bronco Football Football
208.426.1289
www.broncosports.com
City of Trees Marathon Marathon
208.888.2122
www.cityoftreesmarathon.com
Emmett’s Most Excellent Triathlon Triathlon
208.365.3485
www.emmetttri.com
Firebird Raceway Car Racing
208.938.8986
www.firebirdonline.com
Hell's Canyon Adventures River Rafting
208.785.3552
www.hellscanyonadventures.com
Idaho Ice World Ice Rink
208.331.0044
www.cityofboise.org
Idaho Stampede Basketball Basketball
208.388.4667
www.nba.com/dleague/idaho/
Idaho Steelheads Hockey Hockey
208.383.0080
www.idahosteelheads.com
Race to Robie Creek Marathon
www.robiecreek.com
Ride Idaho Bicycle Tour
208.345.1960
www.rideidaho.org
Sky Down Skydiving Skydiving
208.455.2359
www.skydownskydiving.com
Snake River Skydiving dba Skydive Idaho Skydiving
208.455.000
www.skydiveidaho.com
Sun Valley Resort Skiing & Golf
208.622.2267
www.sunvalley.com
Treasure Valley Racing / Les Bois Park Horse Racing
208.376.7223
www.lesboisracing.com
Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium Bike Race
208.393.2256
www.boisetwilightcriterium.com

 

Winter Games of Idaho Sports Festival
208.342.2722
wintergamesofidaho.com

 

Zip Idaho Zipline Rides
208.793.2947
www.zipidaho.com

 

 


Parks Information:

Boise River Greenbelt Boise Parks & Rec.
Dept. 1104 Royal Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
208.608.7600
www.cityofboise.org/parks
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0065
208.334.4199
www.idahoparks.org
Veterans Memorial State Park
960 Veterans Wy.
Boise, ID 83703
208.608.7600
www.cityofboise.org/parks
Swimming Pools
208.608.7650
www.cityofboise.org/parks
Tennis Courts
208.608.7650
www.cityofboise.org/parks
 

 

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