You’ve got to get out of the house. The summer heat is no excuse to stay cooped up indoors all day. You have to get some fresh air starting right now. It’s ok. I’ll wait...That’s better now, isn’t it? Well, if you’re looking for something truly fun to do this summer to early fall, we’ve gathered some great events and activities going on in and around Boise that you won’t want to miss. Trust me. They’re worth leaving the cool embrace of your home’s air conditioning. Just don’t forget to bring the sunscreen.
Donuts and Tales
Honestly, what’s better than fresh donuts? Nothing. Now, this event is really just gilding the lily, but that’s exactly what an activity guide should be all about, right? Head on out to Guru Donuts (928 W Main St #100 Boise, ID 83702) every Tuesday morning this summer at 10 am to join the fine folks at Rediscovered Bookshop for donuts and stories read aloud for adults and kids of all ages. Bring the family and enjoy some great books and fresh donuts. We recommend the Drumstick and the Paul Bunyan. (We gotta go with the bearded guy, right!?) More info here.
Concerts in The Park
It’s time to admit that listening to music on your earbuds just isn’t the same as seeing it live. Venture into the great outdoors this summer for Ste Chapelle Winery’s weekly concert series. Every Sunday enjoy good (live) music, food from local vendors, and of course, wine! Gates at 11 am and music from 1 to 4:30 pm Sundays through Sept. 9. $12 general, $10 wine club member, in advance. $15 and $12 at the gate. 208-453-7843 ext. 3. St. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Rd, Caldwell, Idaho.
Movies Under The Stars
If concerts aren’t your thing, or you’d rather be out at night during the summer (we totally understand) then maybe it’s time you went to Movies Under The Stars. This FREE family event is put on each year by the Boise Parks and Recreation department and is a great summer activity that will bring you a lot of joy for not a lot of money. Free games for kids at 7 pm provided by Boise Parks and Recreation, movies at dusk. June through August. See movie titles at parks.cityofboise.org/activities,-classes-and-sports/movies-under-the-stars. August 4th, they are showing Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
Idaho Shakespeare Festival
You see, live theater is just as exciting, if not MORE exciting than a movie, (except you can’t yell at the stage during a play). Get out of the house this year and check out Idaho’s premier Shakespeare Festival. This year they have a fabulous lineup including Mamma Mia!, Macbeth, and Misery.
More info on Mamma Mia!:
Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus. Some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer Directed by Victoria Bussert
The ultimate feel-good musical, this sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable evening of delight!
Age recommendation: Suitable for most ages, some sexual content. Please call box office for specifics if desired.
More information and tickets available at: http://idahoshakespeare.org/plays/
Summer can be a tough time to stay cool and stay entertained, but with a little help from our guide and some high spf sunscreen, then this year could be the best ever! Have a great summer and enjoy what Boise has to offer.