Summer is on its way and the spring weather has turned great, so let’s make some plans! It’s almost time to get outside and enjoy what June has to offer.
For starters, Father’s Day is coming up June 18. Take dad to the popular Downtown Boise car show in front of the Idaho State Capitol, which features classic, modern, alternative, vintage and electric vehicles. Or maybe your pops would enjoy a free round of mini-golf at Wahooz Family Fun Zone.
Not only do we celebrate dads this month, but Alive After Five kicks off June 21. We all look forward to our Wednesdays getting better with that much-needed midweek break of after-work beer, tunes and friends on Grove Plaza.
Your social calendar is gonna rock other days of the week as well. Get ready for Tuesdays on the Creek in Caldwell, the Great Garden Escape series on Thursdays at Idaho Botanical Garden, and Bri Kleiner Park Live on select Fridays at Kleiner Memorial Park in Meridian.
Plan for outdoor festivals. Boise Music Festival (June 24) is bringing Ludacris, Jelly Roll, Gary LeVox (lead singer of Rascal Flatts) and more. Families can enjoy the Emmett Cherry Festival (June 14-17) and Meridian Dairy Days (June 21-24). And Jake Owen is headlining this year’s Jackson Country Stomp (June 16) at Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater.
Grab your blankets. Family-friendly outdoor movies start Friday, June 2, during Sparklight Movie Night at Settlers Park in Meridian. Also, Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Little Shop of Horrors’” and “As You Like It” have multiple performances in June.
Note: Check with event websites or social media before attending. Events might be canceled or postponed after press deadline.
Father’s Day Car Show: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18 (award ceremony between 2:45 and 3:15 p.m.), Downtown Boise. Classic and electric cars. Free. downtownboise.org.
Free round of mini golf for dads on Father’s Day: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 18, Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian (next to Roaring Springs). 208-898-0900, wahoozfunzone.com.
Warhawk Air Museum free admission for dads: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 18, Warhawk Air Museum, 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa. $15 general, $12 seniors and veterans/military with ID, $5 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger with a paid adult. 208-465-6446, warhawkairmuseum.org.
Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 28, 1500 Shoreline Drive, Boise. theboisefarmersmarket.com.
Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 16, The Grove Plaza at 8th and Main streets, Boise. capitalcitypublicmarket.com.
Meridian Main Street Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 14, Meridian City Hall Plaza, 33 E. Broadway Ave. 208-918-3480, meridianmainstreetmarket.com.
Eagle Saturday Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 7 (no market July 1 and 8), Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. 208-489-8763, facebook.com/eaglesaturdaymarket.
Nampa Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 25, Lloyd Square Park, 13th and Front streets. 208-412-3814, nampafarmersmarket.com.
Emmett Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, June 3 through Oct. 31, Blaser Park, N. Washington Avenue and W. Park Street, Emmett. 208-550-4459, emmettfarmersmarket.com.
Farm to Fork Farmers’ Market: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 26, Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell. indiancreekplaza.com/farm-to-fork-farmers-market.
Greek Food Festival: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 2-3, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2618 W Bannock St, Boise. Authentic Greek food, homemade Greek pastries, a live Greek music and dancing. boisegreekfestival.com.
Hells Canyon Days: Friday-Saturday, June 2-3, Cambridge. On Friday, taco feed (5:30 p.m., Cambridge, Midvale, Goodrich Senior Center), Bulls & Broncs (8 p.m., Cambridge Rodeo Grounds). On Saturday, community breakfast (7 to 10 a.m., Washington County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall), Show and Shine car and truck show (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Cambridge), all-you-can-eat open pit BBQ (2 to 6 p.m.), Hells Canyon Jam featuring Reckless Kelly, Kenny Feidler, and Casey Shelden and The Home Wreckers (4 to 11:30 p.m.). cambridgeidaho.com/community-events.
Emmett Cherry Festival: Wednesday-Saturday, June 14-17, Emmett City Park, 400 E. Main St., and throughout community. Daily entertainment, nightly concerts, parade and children’s parade, contests, more. Free. emmettcherryfestival.com.
Family Slide Nights: 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, June 16 through Aug. 26, Roaring Springs Waterpark, 400 W. Overland Road, Meridian. Unlimited access to water attractions. $24.99+tax per person. Save $5 off with any flavor Coke or Sprite can or save at roaringsprings.com/tickets-and-passes/night-slides with promo code ENJOYACOKE.
Meridian Dairy Days: Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24, Meridian. Princess pageant, dairy cattle and goat shows, carnival, food vendors, music, Old MacDonald Farm, golf tournament, parade (Saturday), more. Free. dairydays.org.
Food and Drink
Sun Valley Wine Auction: Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30, Sun Valley area. Vintner dinners featuring award-winning chefs and winemakers, educational symposia, a celebratory Magnum Pig Roast and Raise the Paddle for Art, and a River Ranch Wine Walk along the Bigwood River in Ketchum. Fundraiser for the Sun Valley Museum of Art. For details and ticket packages, go to sunvalleywineauction.org.
Sparklight Movie Night: Dusk Fridays, June 2, 16, 30, July 14, 28, Aug. 11, Settlers Park, 3245 N. Meridian Road. Free. For movie titles, go to meridiancity.org/movienight.
Hailey Live: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 24, Hop Porter Park, 312 Bullion St., Hailey. Music, weekly food and drink specials. Free.
▪ June’s bands: Doghaus (June 1); Spaceheaters (June 8); Secuestrado (June 15); Watertower (June 29)
Oasis 88 Music Festival: Friday-Saturday, June 2-3, Captain Harry’s Oasis Event Center, 10395 W. Kodiak Drive, Mountain Home. Friday night is headliner Casey Shelden and the Home Wreckers, with openers Rancho Notorious, Michaela French, and David Henry. Saturday night is headliner Buddy DeVore & The Faded Cowboys, with openers Corey James Grubb, and David Henry. $30 Friday night, $35 Saturday night, $40 weekend pass (through May 26), $60 after. oasisevent.center/oasis88-music-festival.
Open Air Concert Series: Gates at 11 a.m. and music from 1 to 4:30 p.m. select Sundays and other dates, June 4 through Oct. 6, Ste. Chapelle Winery, 19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell. Music, food trucks, local vendors and plenty of wine. $25 general, $10 Ste Chapelle and Sawtooth wine club members. 208-453-7843, ext. 3; stechapelle.com/events.
▪ June bands: The Come Together Band (June 4); Diamond Empire Band (June 18); Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats (June 25)
Tuesdays on the Creek: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 26, Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell. Local and touring artists. Free. indiancreekplaza.com/tuesdays-on-the-creek.
▪ June bands: The Drunken Hearts (June 6); Hillstomp, High Pine Whiskey Yell (June 13); TK and The Holy Know Nothings, Water Tower (June 20); Brad Parsons with The Quick and Easy Boys (June 27)
Bri Kleiner Park Live: 7 p.m. alternating Fridays, June 23 through Aug. 18, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Outdoor concert series. Bring low-profile chairs, blankets snack or purchase from concession stand. Free. meridiancity.org/kleinerparklive.
▪ June bands: Billy Blues Band (June 9); The Last Call (June 23)
JUMP Jam & Jive Summer Concert Series: 6 to 8:30 p.m. every other Tuesday, June 13 through Sept. 5, JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Free. jumpboise.org/jump-jam-and-jive.
▪ June bands: Bill Coffey & His Cash Money Cousins w/Boise Rock School (June 13); Emily Tipton Band w/Boise Rock School (June 27)
Konnexion Music Festival: Thursday-Sunday, June 15-18, Horseshoe Bend. Three stages featuring Mad Zach, Marvel Years, OMNOM, 5AM Trio, Longwalkshortdock, Anna Morgan, Aaron Jackson, Ben Annand, Metafloor, others. Also, art installations and theme camps, food and retail vendors, performance artists, live painters, and artistic sculptures. $199 festival pass June 16-18, Early Entry Party on June 15 is $39. konnexionmusicfestival.com.
Weiser River Music Festival: Gates at noon Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17, Burlap n Buds Flower Farm, 1423 Larsen Road, Weiser. Dogs in a Pile, Jeff Crosby, Trampled By Turtles, The Steel Woods, Shakey Graves, Asleep at the Wheel, others. Also, a kids’ area, food, vendors, silent disco after hours, more. $110 Friday-only pass, $125 Saturday, $225 three-day pass. weiserrivermusicfest.com.
Great Garden Escape Concert Series: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, June 15 through Sept. 7, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Music, food, and local drinks. $15 general, $12 IBG members and children 4-12, in advance. All tickets $20 at the gate. Free for ages 3 and younger. idahobotanicalgarden.org.
▪ June bands: Boise Straight Ahead (June 15); Shaina Shepherd (June 22); Afrosonics (June 29)
Tuesdays on the Terrace: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 20 through Aug. 15, The Ludwig Terrace, 1117 E. Lake St., McCall. Free. ponderosacenter.org/events.
▪ June bands: Merchants of Groove (June 20); Blaze & Kelly (June 27)
Gordy’s Hwy 30 Music Fest: 12:15 to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, 215 Fair Ave., Filer. Headlining acts Lainey Wilson, Shane Smith & the Saints, Whiskey Myers, and Koe Wetzel with others. Various passes. hwy30musicfest.com.
Alive After Five: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 21, 28, July 12, 19, Aug. 2, 9 and 16, Grove Plaza, N. 8th and W. Main streets, Boise. Bands, food, beer garden and vendors. Free. downtownboise.org/AA5.
▪ June bands: The Black Tones w/MÔS (June 21); Devon Gilfillian w/Bittermint (June 28)
Thursday Thunder: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, June 22 through Aug. 31 (no concert July 6), Boise Spectrum, 7609 W. Overland Road. Free.
▪ June bands: Casio Dreams (June 22); Pilot Error (June 29)
Sawtooth Valley Gathering: Thursday-Sunday, June 22-25, Mountain Village Resort, 220 Eva Falls Ave., Stanley. Headliners include Margo Price, Fruition x2, MarchFourth, The Band of Heathens, John Craigie & Friends, The Brothers Comatose, others. Also, food, arts and craft vendors, workshops, on-site and off-site camping. $10-$430. sawtoothvalleygathering.com.
Boise Hawks: Memorial Stadium, 5600 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $9-$35. 208-322-5000, boisehawks.com.
▪ vs. Ogden Raptors, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, May 30-June 3; and 1:05 p.m. Sunday, June 4
▪ vs. Ogden Raptors, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 13-15
▪ vs. Rocky Mountain Vibes, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 17; and 1:05 p.m. Sunday, June 18
▪ vs. Glacier Ranger Riders, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30
Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Little Shop of Horrors’”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (6:30 p.m. mini-concert series) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no mini-concert), May 28 (family night), 30-June 4 and 6-10, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $40-$61 Fridays-Saturdays, $34-$49 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Family night (May 28): $14-$49. Any night, $25 students with valid ID. 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “As You Like It”: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (6:30 p.m. mini-concert series) and 7 p.m. Sunday (no mini-concert), June 16 (preview), 17 (opening night), 18 (family night), 20-25 and 27-July 1, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $40-$56 Fridays-Saturdays, $32-$46 Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Preview (June 16): $26-$36. Family night (June 18): $14-$46. Any night, $25 students with valid ID. 208-336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.
Broadway in Boise “Aladdin”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 20-22; 8 p.m. Friday, June 23; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $40-$149. Ticketmaster.
Spirit Mother: 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $12. TicketWeb. $15 at the door. Opening: Mos.
Diamond Rio: 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, Stoney’s Road House, 1050 Cascade Road, Emmett. $32.50-$52.50. stoneysroadhouse.com.
Blitzen Trapper: 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St., Boise. $20. eventbrite.com. $22 at the door.
Crucifix/Overtime: 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25 general, $100 meet-and-greet. TicketWeb. Opening: The Blue Collar Soldiers Band.
Korine: 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $15. TicketWeb. $18 at the door. Opening: CD Ghost, Enigma Machine.
Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Kids Run: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3, Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Open to children 6-14 of all abilities. Features a one-mile course and an adaptive short course. Finish Fair to be held in Cecil D. Andrus Park. $25 race fee, $30 after May 29. No race-day registration. ymcatvidaho.org/runs/capitol-classic-childrens-run.
Live Reptile Show: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Hands-on reptile extravaganza presented by the Idaho Reptile Zoo. $8 general, $13 double feature includes screening of “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” at 2 p.m. egyptiantheatre.net.
Mountain Brewers Beer Fest: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Sandy Downs, 6855 S. 15th East, Idaho Falls. Hundreds of beers, seltzers, ciders and canned cocktails, as well as food vendors, live music, raffle, and silent auction. $40. northamericanbrewers.org.
Whose Live Anyway?: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions with Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, both seen on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” as well as Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray. $57-$67. Ticketmaster.
Art and Roses: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 4, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Meet more than 80 artists while enjoying music by Micheala French and The BFD, food from Coned Pizza and KB Burrito, treats from Kona Ice and Rocky Mountain Coffee. A portion of the sales will benefit the Julia Davis Memorial Rose Garden. Free. boiseartandroses.com.
Matchbox Twenty: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.50-$119.50. fordidahocenter.com.
México en el Corazón: 7 p.m. Monday, June 5, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. Celebrates the folkloric dances and mariachi music from different regions of Mexico. Free. Reserve seats at sunvalley.com.
Roll On: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Alabama tribute. $34 general, $38 preferred. eventbrite.com.
Matisyahu: 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25 general, $120 VIP. Ticketmaster.
Seven Lions: 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, Revolution Center, 4983 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $33 and $38. Ticketmaster. Special guests: Trivecta, Gem & Tauri, Oblvyn.
Evening in the Garden: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 9, FarWest Landscape and Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise. Food, beer, wine, live and silent auction fundraiser for Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity. $65 per person or $500 for a table of eight. eveninginthegarden.afrogs.org/#/index.
Run the Race: for refugees and the world: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 S. Americana Blvd., Boise. 5k and 10k course, as well as a virtual option. Proceeds benefit refugees and global peoples abroad. $49 for 5k and virtual 5k/10k, $54 for 10k, $29 children 14 and younger. runtherace.run.
KYMfest: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Lakeview Park, 1304 7th St. N., Nampa. “KindYourMind” festival brings awareness to the impact of violence and trauma while creating a safe space to promote healing and resource connections. The family-friendly event also features live entertainment, vendors, local artisans, and food. Free. kymfest.com.
Gene Kleiner Day: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park Bandshell, 1900 N. Records Ave., Meridian. Meridian Symphony celebrates Meridian’s Gene Kleiner Day with a symphonic suite from The Magnificent Seven, a James Bond medley, selections from The Phantom of the Opera, Curiale’s Joy and music by Offenbach, Sousa, Williams and Saint-Saens. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chair. Free. 208-891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.
Savor Idaho: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 11, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Wine and cider, food trucks, local exhibitors, music, and the opportunity to participate in a painting class by Wine & Design. $75 per person. idahowines.org.
Dirty Heads: 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $39.50-$69.50. fordidahocenter.com. $55 general, $75 premium day of show. Special guests: Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic.
Barenaked Ladies: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $35-$139.50. fordidahocenter.com. Special guests: Semisonic, Del Amitri.
Lonestar: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Hart Auditorium, BYU-Idaho Center, 525 S. Center St., Rexburg. $20-$30 general, $15-$20 students. byui.edu/ticket-office.
Jacksons Country Stomp w/Jake Owen, guests: 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $25 early-bird pricing, $35 general, $75 pit admission. fordidahocenter.com.
Idaho’s Wild West Brewfest: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Indian Creek Plaza, 120 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell. Around 50 breweries (purchase beer tasting tickets); country music by Sam Morrow, Jenny Don’t and The Spurs, and Dave Nudo; vendors; and a beard and mustache contest. Free. indiancreekplaza.com/idaho-wild-west-brew-fest.
“America’s Most Wanted…Drag is Not a Crime!”: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. Presented by LipsInc!, Idaho’s professional drag troupe. $20 at visualartscollective.com. Donating $1 from each ticket to the ACLU.
Curtis Stigers Under the Stars: 8 p.m. Monday, June 19, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $14-$90. curtisstigers.com/tour.
An Evening with Eilen Jewell: 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, Surel’s Place, 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City. Also, an intimate family-style dinner of authentic Puerto Rican cuisine catered by Wepa Cafe. Fundraiser for the arts and artists through Surel’s Place. $140 dinner and show, $45 show only. eventbrite.com.
McCall Municipal Airport Open House: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 336 Deinhard Lane, McCall. Celebrates everything flight and typically includes a variety of exhibitor booths, entertainment, speakers, and more. mccall.id.us/departments/Airport/airportopenhouse.
Boise Music Festival: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Main stage lineup includes multi-grammy winner and actor Ludacris, rising country-rock star Jelly Roll, the lead singer of Rascal Flatts Gary LeVox, the alternative-rock and country sensation Elle King, and the nostalgic C&C Music Factory. Also, 40+ local bands playing throughout the day on five local stages, a carnival, arts and crafts vendors, food courts, beer and wine gardens, and an air-conditioned play area and Kids Zone. $35 general, $125 pit pass, VIP Cool Zone is sold out. Carnival wristbands available. boisemusicfestival.com.
BoDo Block Party: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 8th Street between Front and Broad, Downtown Boise. Music on multiple stages (Smokey Brights, Afrosonics, DJ Mighty Deltaone, others), food and drink vendors, family-friendly games, fan experiences with the Idaho Steelheads, and more. Free. warehouseboise.com/blockparty.
▪ After-parties: Thumpasaurus with Lobo Lara, 9:15 p.m. at Treefort Music Hall, 722 W. Broad St. First 250 tickets free with registration. Hap Hap Lounge grand opening (rooftop lounge above Treefort Music Hall), open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. with DJs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Elle King: 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $40-$85 general, $30-$75 Sun Valley Museum of Art members. Lawn seats for students 18 and younger $15. svmoa.org/performing-arts. Opening: Michigan Rattlers.
Gazebo Concert Series: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, Heritage Park, 185 E. State St., Eagle. Music by Blue Sky Band. Beer, wine, and snacks available for purchase. Free. cityofeagle.org/1814/Gazebo-Concert-Series.