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St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees (November 22nd through November 26th)
Boise Centre, 850 W. Front Street, Boise, Idaho 83702. Share in the magic as the Boise Centre becomes home to a wonderland of holiday splendor, featuring hundreds of lavishly decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and inspirational decor. Tickets can be purchased at the door: Adults - $7.00, Military - $5.00, Children (ages 3-12) - $4.00, Seniors (62 and better) - $4.00, Family Pass (up to six individuals) $30.00, Children (2 and under) - free. Click here for the schedule of events

Winter Garden aGlow (November 23rd through January 1st)
Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Raod, Boise. Come and see the garden's display of over 300,000 sparkling lights and see Santa, local choirs,

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Fallapalooza 2017 (September 30th - October 1st)
Free admission. Come enjoy a beautiful weekend packed with music, art, shopping, activities, kids carnival games, food, beer, and more while spreading the message "no more", raising advocacy about domestic violence, and supporting local shelters. Saturday, September 30th 10am-6pm, Sunday, October 1st 10 am- 4 pm in Storey Park, 215 E. Franklin Road, Meridian Idaho.

Idaho Botanical Garden Fall Festival
Celebrate autumn at the Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th from noon – 6:00 p.m. at the Idaho Botanical Garden. The family-friendly event celebrates the changing season with live music, wagon rides, beer and wine garden, food vendors, the Scarecrow Stroll, and kids’

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Summer is on its sun-soaked path to autumn, and it’s time to start thinking about all of the things that the new season brings; back to school for the kids, Labor Day cookouts, enjoying coffee on your porch swing in the crisp morning air, watching the leaves turn colors, and changing your summery décor to something cozier. There's nothing more inviting than a sofa or a bed layered with textured accents, like soft pillows and big, chunky, woven blankets. Muted colors soothe the soul and are highly popular this year. 

Consider a fall tablescape, integrating different mediums with a light and bright color palette:

Create a quick fall sign like this one and set it near your entryway or on a fireplace for an instant seasonal update:

Or, for a more dramatic

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Solar Eclipse (Monday, August 21st)

A total solar eclipse is a rare event that you don’t want to miss. The Gem State will have some of the best, most breathtaking views from anywhere in the country. The total eclipse only lasts about two minutes. Be sure to know about travel times and safety conditions in advance. Click here to find a prime viewing location and you'll also see a table listing approximate start times. 

Western Idaho Fair (August 18th to August 27th, noon to 11 p.m.)

Western Idaho Fair’s history dates back to 1897 and now more than 250,000 people attend the Western Idaho Fair to enjoy the entertainment, contests, food, concerts, livestock, and much more. Don't miss out on this annual event for the whole family! Click here for more

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Sage Hen Creek
Located two hours from Boise just off of the Sweet/Ola Highway, this beautiful reservoir is the perfect place for paddle boarding, canoeing, fishing, biking, and hiking. The lake is 700 acres, and there's a 15 mph speed limit to keep the area peaceful and serene. Sage Hen Creek Campground also allows for overnight stays. Click here for more info

The Lavender Merchant

The Lavender Merchant is a lavender farm owned by Marie Willis, located southeast of Kuna, and hosts events throughout the year. The farm has eight different varieties of lavender for ornamental and culinary use. They welcome visitors, you just need to call to make an appointment (208-249-6483). 2871 Stroebel Road, Kuna, ID 83634.

Sawtooth Botanical Garden

Visit the Garden of

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