10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 21st: Hummingbirds, Food Trucks, Salsa and MORE!
OnBoise.com proudly presents our newest feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Boise this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in Boise – with more coming in every hour – we’re once again focusing this week’s edition of Fun10Boise on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing’ as the state begins to open back up.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Katie G. & The Half Maccs at The Sandbar
Get the work week started right with some live music Monday night!
Katie G. & The Half Maccs will provide live music this Monday Jun 22 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Sandbar (The Riverside Hotel – 2900 W Chinden Blvd Boise).
Limited seating available due to Covid19 restrictions.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/273494320488704/.
Join Idaho Botanical Gardens online this Wednesday Jun 24 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for Idaho’s Hummingbirds.
Heidi Ware, Education and Outreach Director, Intermountain Bird Observatory
Heidi will introduce you to Idaho’s hummingbirds, including how to identify them by their appearance and behaviors. Join this session to gain tips on how to bring the unique beauty of these “flying jewels” to your home. Learn how to select and maintain hummingbird feeders, and ways to create an inviting habitat for hummers.
Wednesday, June 24 • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Online Zoom webinar
Member: $17 ● Non-Member: $27
Webinar link will be sent to registrants. Register today at https://47709.blackbaudhosting.com/47709/CE–Idahos-Hummingbirds.
Old Cross Live at Regal Beaver
Portland punkers Old Cross are dropping by the Regal Beaver (160 N 8th Street Boise) to raise heck with some killer local bands (TBA) this Wednesday Jun 24 from 8 – 11:30 p.m.
Admission to this all ages show is just $9.
Food Trucks at the Rec Center
Make plans to enjoy some Food Trucks at the Rec Center! Head to Columbia Village (3655 E Lake Forest Dr. Boise) this Wednesday Jun 24 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. for some delicious eats.
For menu’s and the full summer schedule, visit our community calendar below. Menus are included in each calendar appt (if provided):
Cole Architects Celebrates 25 Years
Don’t miss the Open House celebrating Cole Architects’ (1008 W Main St. Boise) 25-year anniversary this Thursday Jun 25 from 5 – 8 p.m.
They will feature Cole Architect’s work throughout the years, artwork from Sector Seventeen, appetizers from Asiago’s Restaurant and gourmet cookies from One Haute Cookie.
They’ll have raffle and giveaways from local businesses throughout the evening.
To keep everyone safe, hand sanitizer and masks will be available. They kindly encourage social distancing throughout the event.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/494033951309656/.
Crewhouse & Switchback Sweat Social
Experience an out and back group run hosted by Crewhouse and The Switchback this Thursday Jun 25!
Start/finish at The Switchback (3000 S Old Hickory St. Boise). Run your distance, at your pace. They will have 5k and 10k turnaround markers. Come for the run, stay for a drink! Each entry will receive one free drink ticket.
Thursday June 25th 6:21pm
Cost $10/adult, kids free
Venmo @crewhouse (put names of racers in the description)
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/285861029229050/.
Cunningham and Moss Live at Bar 365
2 Guitars. 2 Microphones. 90 plus years musical experience = a great match!
Make your way to Bar 365 (The Riverside Hotel – 2900 W Chinden Blvd Boise) this Friday Jun 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. for live music from Cunningham and Moss!
Vast song selection, quality music in an intimate setting in the Lobby of the Riverside Hotel in Garden City.
Please join the fun!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/557895494904752/.
Bloom: A Summer Reading Series
Idaho Botanical Center has partnered with the folks behind Storyfort to bring you a safely-distanced reading series this June through August.
This story series reflects an array of themes from fiction writers, poets, creative nonfiction writers, and even a writer who is penning a “folk rock opera” (which should be awesome!) at the Idaho Botanical Garden on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
The series will take place in our Meditation Garden and the shady, expansive green area that surrounds it. Bring your own low-back chairs or blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase food and beverages from the on-site vendors.
Attendance will be capped at 100, which will very easily allow artists and attendees 6′ – 10′ between themselves and others. Please be mindful of other guests and practice social-distancing at all times. Face masks will not be required but are encouraged for your safety and the safety of others. All PA and event equipment will be sanitized regularly.
Joel Wayne, Heidi Kraay, K Lange
Leta Marie Harris Neustaedter, Hannah Rodabaugh, Joplin Morgan
Jodeen Revere, Daphne Stanford
Grace Ward, Susan Bruns Rowe, Ben Chappel
7/28 – 5:30-7:00
Shriram Sivaramakrishnan, Amy Pence-Brown
8/11 – 5:30-7:00
Lily Yasuda, Russell Wilson
Tuesday evening events are $10 for the public/$7 for IBG members
Saturday events are the cost of IBG admission
Seniors (65+): $6
Youth 4-12: $5
Kids 3 & under: Free
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/693224017922384/.
The Dirty Dog Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
The Dirty Dog Trail Marathon and Half Marathon races return for the 5th year in the Boise foothills on the spectacular Ridge to Rivers Trail System this Saturday Jun 27 from 5:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The marathon course is challenging with big climbs and fast descents filled with lots of great single track. The first man and woman to reach the top of the Hard Guy climb will find a $100 bill waiting for them! The half marathon course is challenging yet great for a first-time trail race. There is a combination of single-track trails and some dirt road sections. There will be plenty of well stocked aid stations with enthusiastic volunteers. Come enjoy the amazing trails in our backyard here in Boise!
Aid Stations for the Half Marathon are at miles 4.5, 6.8 and 8.9
Aid Stations for the Full Marathon are at miles 4.5, 6.8, 14.5 and 21.5
Registration link: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?eid=5536
Salsa In The Jungle
Idaho DanceSport (600 South Orchard Boise) celebrates their anniversary this Saturday Jun 27 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. with Salsa In The Jungle.
Enjoy delicious food, complimentary champagne toast, nonstop music, dancing and a carnival ride in the parking lot… $10 cover
Idaho DanceSport is growing like wildfire …. Idaho’s one and only professional quality premiere dance home is celebrating a 6-year brand anniversary, a 3-year studio anniversary and a 13-year teaching anniversary in Boise.
All of YOU have been an essential part of their journey and success. They are eternally grateful for the dedication and passion you have shown.
Happy Anniversary! Come Salsa in a jungle themed night… Eat dance love & be merry!
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/572097813682865/.
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