BOISE, Idaho — With the final days of July quickly approaching, why not take a trip around the world (or at least feel like you've visited other parts of the world) by stopping by these family-friendly events, many of which are centered around
SAN INAZIO BASQUE FESTIVAL
WHERE: Basque Block, Downtown Boise
WHAT: For the last 25 years, thousands of people descend on downtown Boise's Basque Block every year at the end of July to honor St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Basques.
Listen to local Basque musicians and dancers, sample Basque foods and watch Basque sporting events.
CANYON COUNTY FAIR
WHAT: "Find Your Fun" at the Canyon County Fair with
COST: $3 - $30 (price includes admission to nightly concerts)
RELATED: 2019 Canyon County Fair event guide
SAWTOOTH VALLEY GATHERING
WHERE: Stanley Pioneer Park
WHAT: Four days of camping, live music from local and national performers, workshops and vendors in Stanley, Idaho
COST: $30 - $250*
*camping & parking not included
RUN WILD AT ZOO BOISE
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 8 - 10 a.m.
WHERE: Zoo Boise
WHAT: Bring the kids (ages 2 through 11) to Zoo Boise and let them "run wild!"
There are three different racecourses, each broken up by age and distance.
COST: $25 per person, includes breakfast, after party and admission to the Zoo.
Online registration is only available until Friday, July 26 at 3 p.m.
You can register in person the morning of the event.
*No strollers will be permitted on the run route.
BOISE WHITEWATER PARK PHASE 2
WHERE: Esther Simplot Park
WHAT: Kayakers and surfers in the City of Trees are getting a big boost with the long-awaited opening of the Boise Whitewater Park's Phase Two, which includes a series of three new mechanical waves in the Boise River.
PERUVIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL
WHERE: Heroes Park, Meridian
WHAT: Celebrate Peru's independence day with Peruvian cuisine, live music, dancing, soccer, raffles and more.