Festivals around the Treasure Valley - 7/27/13

The Boise Music Festival in Ann Morrison Park.

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 27 at 7:22 PM

BOISE -- So, you're not sure what to do this weekend? That's unfortunate.

With three major music festivals, a cultural festival, and a huge county fair, there's plenty of entertainment here in the Treasure Valley (and beyond).

Whether it's hanging out with some barnyard animals, checking out a new music festival, or discovering a new culture, we've got you covered! 

Still bored? Check out KTVB's events calendar for dozens more events in your area.

BOISE MUSIC FESTIVAL

More than 60 local and national acts, plus food and beverage vendors are preparing to rock Boise (actually Garden City) at the 4th annual Boise Music Festival on Saturday.

The festival is happening from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Expo Idaho Center in Garden City.

The talent includes pop stand-out Carly Rae Jepsen, new country artist Dakota Bradley, 90s rapper Vanilla Ice, songwriter Jason DeRulo, and Seattle band Candlebox. Get the full schedule here.

Tickets are $30 and available online and at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is free.

SAN INAZIO BASQUE FESTIVAL

Do you like dancing, delicious wine and ethnic food, and exotic ball games played with paddles? Well, then Boise's San Inazio Festival just might be for you!

The annual cultural fest of Boise's Basque community honors St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Basques. It began more than 25 years ago, and now thousands come to Boise's Basque Block to see local musicians and dancers as well as Basque sporting events, including pala.

See the event website here.

Highlights will include:

  • Friends and family night on Friday at the Basque Block
  • Music and dancing at 11 a.m. on Saturday, including the Boiseko Gazteak, Boise's youngest Basque dancers
  • Pala games on Saturday
  • A special 6:30 p.m. Catholic mass at St. John's in Boise, featuring Basque dancers
  • Amuma Says No, a Basque band from Boise that will play the Basque block Saturday night

CANYON COUNTY FAIR

Bored this weekend? Bring the family to the Canyon County Fair for inexpensive rides, games, contests, and cute animals.

The action includes four nights of concerts by the likes of 70s rockers .38 special and and country singer Neal McCoy. There's also a Sunday morning rodeo, diaper derby, and big wheel championship race, among other kid-friendly fun.

Did we mention that Sunday is KTVB Family Day the fair? That means a smoke-free, alcohol free day with lots of fun!

The annual event takes place in Caldwell. Read KTVB's full event guide here. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Discounts available for seniors and children under five.

ALBERTSONS OPEN

The 24th Albertsons Open returns to Boise this weekend, featuring some of the best up-and-coming golfers in the world. That includes local standouts like Joe Panzeri.

Golf happens all day from Thursday through Sunday. Gates open at 7 a.m. Thursday through Friday, and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. See our event guide here.

Ticket prices start at $25 for the entire week and include free parking at Borah High School and shuttle service to and from the event. Children 12 and under get in free. All proceeds from ticket sales to a local charity or high school team of your choice.

HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL

The newly-formed Hermit Music Festival will showcase more than a dozen acoustic bands and musicians from around the country and Idaho.

Held at the beautiful, Indian Creek Winery near Kuna, the festival will feature renowned bluegrass guitarist and singer Charlie Parr from Duluth, Minnesota on Friday night.

Other acts include Boise's Hillfolk Noir on Saturday, the Cactus Blossoms, Petunia and the Vipers, and Wayne "The Train" Hancock. Tickets range from $30 to $60. See the festival website for details.

IDAHO-DOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Idaho-Down Festival will be taking place at Brundage Mountain Resort, July 26th and 27th.

The event will be highlighted by Jeff Crosby and the Refuges and Equaleyes. Boise's Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats will also play. The festival will feature about a dozen other bands in the jam, roots-rock, and alt country genres.

Tickets are $40 to $60. For more details, see the festival website.

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