James Castle Celebration
- Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2
- Garden Valley/Crouch
- This annual celebration of world-renowned artist James Castle, who grew up in Garden Valley, features live music, arts and crafts, student art show, pancake breakfast, James Castle and Friends Exhibit, and much more.
- Thursday, Sept. 6
- World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise
- The Nocturne Auction will feature popular local artists' new works, unique raptor-related travel experiences, and adorable drawings from children at Ridgway's Hawk project in the Dominican Republic. Proceeds benefit STEM education programs at the World Center for Birds of Prey.
208 Comedy Fest
- Thursday, Sept. 6 - Sunday, Sept. 9
- Various venues in Boise: Egyptian Theatre, Even Stevens, Knitting Factory, Liquid, The Olympic
- The 208 Comedy Fest is a three-day, multi-venue comedy festival, featuring dozens of comics. Headliners include Kyle Kinane, Caitlin Gill, and Dave Ross.
Sip 2 Give
- Friday, Sept. 7, Noon - 7:30 p.m.
- Telaya Wine Co., 240 E. 32nd Street, Garden City
- Telaya will donate 10 percent of proceeds to Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center
- Friday, Sept. 7, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Scentsy Commons, 2901 E. Pine Avenue, Meridian
- Funds raised will go to the Women's and Children's Alliance
- Scentsy's 12-hour, community-wide rock-a-thon will feature 70 rocking chairs lined up on the company's property along Eagle Road. Scentsy will donate $250 per chair, per hour, to the WCA, as long at the chairs are in motion. If all chair keep rocking for all 12 hours, the company will donate $210,000. Participants are encouraged to wear purple. Food trucks will be available on site. The celebration will end with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Art in the Park
- Friday, Sept. 7 - Sunday, Sept. 9
- Julia Davis Park
- One of the most popular summer events in Boise, this open-air festival provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 200 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.
Campfire Theatre Festival
- Friday, Sept. 7 - Sunday, Sept. 9
- Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton Street
- Admission: $10 single tickets; $55 festival pass
- Campfire Theatre Festival is a three day festival "created by theatre makers, for theatre makers." The event features staged readings, a developmental play reading, workshops, guest performances, and after-parties.
Rock'N Brews and BBQ Festival
- Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Boise Spectrum, 7709 W. Overland Rd.
- The inaugural Rock'N Brews & BBQ Festival features beer tasting from local breweries, a barbeque competition, and a lineup of local rock and blues bands. Local food, drink and merchandise vendors on site.
Boise State Football home opener
- Saturday, Sept. 8, Kickoff 8:15 p.m.
- Albertsons Stadium, Boise
- The Broncos will face off against UConn on the Blue for the first home game of 2018. Single game and season tickets available.
Nampa's Taste of Idaho
- Tuesday, Sept. 11, 5 - 8 p.m.
- Lakeview Park, Nampa
- Admission: $40
- Enjoy live music and amazing Idaho food prepared by local chefs. The menu will be accompanied by local wines and beers. RSVP online before Sept. 7.
Albertsons Boise Open
- Thursday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 16
- Hillcrest Country Club, 4610 W. Hillcrest Dr.
- Admission: Individual daily grounds ticket: $15; Individual weekly grounds ticket: $25 in advance, $35 at gate; More ticketing options on website
- 75 PGA Tour players and 75 Web.com Tour players will compete for 25 PGA Tour cards and $1 million in prize money. All proceeds go to charities. Classic rock band Cheap Trick will perform on Friday at 7:15 p.m. - tickets to concert available here.
Indian Creek Festival
- Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15
- Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell
This year’s festival features a car show, cardboard kayak races, chalk art contest, dog parade, and a fireman's breakfast, as well as a few new additions, such as the square dance on Saturday night featuring the Hilfolk Noir band and the Hokum Hi Flyers.
Hyde Park Street Fair
- Friday, Sept. 14 - Sunday Sept. 16
- Camel's Back Park, 13th and Heron streets, Boise
- Bid farewell to summer with this fun annual fundraising fair in Boise's historic North End. Featuring vendors, activities for kids, live music, exotic foods, cold beer, and a wine garden, there is truly something for everyone! All proceeds go toward grants and programs in the North End community.
ISBA Fall Bluegrass Music Festival
- Friday, Sept. 14 - Sunday, Sept. 16
- Snake River Heritage Center, Weiser
- Admission: $10
- The 13th annual Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association (ISBA) Fall Bluegrass Music Festival includes a bluegrass band stage show, instrument workshops, and plenty of jamming. Camping available.
- Saturday, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.
- Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr.
- Admission: $100; Table reservations available on website
- Zoo Boise's premier event, Zoobilee treats guests to an unforgettable evening that includes food, drink, live music, live and silent auctions, and special zoo experiences. 21 and up only.
Southwest Idaho All British Field Meet Car Show
- Saturday, Sept. 15 (McCall) and Sunday, Sept. 16 (Meridian)
- Depot Park, McCall (Saturday); The Village at Meridian (Sunday)
- This car show highlights all things British when it comes to motorized vehicles - from classic cars and motorcycles from the 50’s and 60’s to a new models. If you have a British car or motorcycle, you're invited to take part in the show.
Bitters, Botany, and the Big Screen
- Friday, Sept. 21, 6 - 8 p.m.
- Idaho Botanical Garden (Outlaw Field), 2355 N Old Penitentiary Road, Boise
- Admission: $25 for IBG members, $30 for non-members
- Idaho Botanical Garden and Red Feather Lounge will be mixing four custom cocktail creations, made with native Idaho plants. Then stay for the documentary film, "Hometown Habitats," in partnership with the Sierra Club. A sustainable pint glass is included and yours to keep.
B'ARC N Brew
- Saturday, Sept. 22, Noon - 8 p.m.
- Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise
- Admission: $20, includes taster mug and 8 beer tickets.
- Billed as Idaho's largest dog-friendly beer festival, B'ARC N Brew returns for its fifth annual fundraiser for The ARC. Featuring live music, a "Mutt Strut" dog parade and more than a dozen local breweries and cider houses.
Eagle Food and Wine Festival
- Saturday, Sept. 22, 6 - 9 p.m.
- BanBury Golf Course, 2626 N. Marypost Place, Eagle
- Admission: $45
- The 12th Annual Eagle Food and Wine Festival partners select Idaho wineries with premier local chefs to create the perfect tasting pair. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Ada County Sheriff Office's Shop with a Sheriff program and the Eagle Community Foodbank.
- Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 - 5 p.m.
- The Flats, 3705 Idaho 16, Eagle
- Admission: $35
- The 2018 Grape Stomp raises money for SNIP (Spay and Neuter Idaho Pets) and features live music, hors d' oeuvres, Grape Stomp contest, bocce ball and other lawn games, live and silent auction, no-host beer and wine bar.
- Friday, Sept. 28, 6 - 10 p.m.
- Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. South, Nampa
- Admission: $7 until Sept. 28, then $10 at door
- This great community showcase of German heritage includes music, games, food, fun and beer. The first 100 tickets sold are just $5 and include a beer token.