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Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic: August 28 - September 1

The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic was first hosted in 1991 as a way to provide an exciting, family-oriented production for the community at no charge. Created by Scott and Laura Spencer now in partnership with Townsquare Media radio stations and presented by CapEd, this event is enjoying almost 30 years of entertainment here within the Treasure Valley.

Hosted annually at Ann Morrison Park, the event brings together locals and tourists alike who enjoy being surrounded by endless colorful balloons, inspiring music, and their favorite local radio stations.

All launches are weather-permitting, however they typically take place starting at 7:15 a.m. and last until as late as 9 a.m.

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4th of JULY

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

Families are invited to join us on Independence Day for the Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration in Ann Morrison Park. 

The event will be free to the public and the fireworks synced to the music on 107.1 K-HITS!

Fireworks Show Time: 10:15 p.m.

More 4th of July Events

  • Boise Community Band at the Kiwanis 4th of July Pancake Breakfast: July 4, 9 AM
  • 4th of July Liberty Day Parade: July 4, 11 AM
  • Caldwell 4th of July Parade and Celebration: July 4, 9 AM
  • Meridian Independence Day Celebration: July 4, 2 PM
  • Star Hometown Celebration: July 4, 10 AM

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Boise Twilight Criterium

The 33rd Annual ASWD Twilight Criterium is Saturday, July 13, 2019 in

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Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park - A lasting legacy for Meridian residents 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho has earned the title of the fastest growing state in the country (for the second year in a row). In 2018, Forbes named Meridian, Idaho the fastest growing metro area in the U.S. Visitors are pleasantly surprised at all of the amenities the Treasure Valley has to offer, including the seemingly endless parks and recreation options.  

Natives and those who’ve recently relocated here enjoy a vast array of employment opportunities, food options, year-round outdoor activities, and easy access to hundreds of acres of parks scattered throughout the valley. Many residents have heard the stories of long-established parks such as Julia

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This year, the workmanship of 39 builders on 40 unique homes will be showcased during the Spring Parade of Homes; an annual event held by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho that begins April 28th through May 13th. Some of the best homes and home designs in the Treasure Valley will be on display at this free event that is open to the general public.

The Mike Brown Group is proud to represent three premier Treasure Valley builders, Biltmore Co., Belveal Construction, and Ninety Degree Construction. These award-winning builders are raising the bar on what current and future homeowners can expect in new construction year-after-year.

Heather Echevarria, the 2018 Parade of Homes Committee Chair says, “The Parade of Homes has

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An exciting new development will soon be underway in Eagle, Idaho! Dry Creek Ranch will break ground in the summer of 2018. There are many wonderful features planned for the community, but the beautiful area and its closeness to nature are definitely the highlights. Set among acres of preserved foothills and meadows, nestled just north of the city of Eagle, Dry Creek Ranch is a very strategically planned community that will recognize the importance and beauty of the nature that surrounds it. It’s a neighborhood that will have strong ties to the land, including community gardens, large lots ready for your horses, access to miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, and an overall escape from the day-to-day busy life.

Dry Creek Ranch is a

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Idaho has been making headlines a lot lately – in a good way. Whenever a new list is released for the best places to live, work, or play in the U.S., an Idaho city makes the list. Last week, USAToday.com released its list of America’s 50 best cities to live in, and not surprisingly, Meridian, Idaho made the #1 spot.

USAToday.com weighed many aspects when determining the best places to live, including the quality of schools, how healthy the local job market is, the safety of the community, the culture of the city, housing affordability and even the climate. Each city had to have populations over 65,000 or more to qualify and data was retrieved from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Interestingly, the most desirable cities on the list had an

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New research shows Millennials (those born between 1980-2000) are starting businesses in unprecedented numbers, with over a quarter of the demographic reporting as self-employed. Boise is highly desirable for Millennials and is quickly becoming a hotspot for science and technology startups because of its big city resources yet small-town feel. FastCompany.com recently released a report of the top 10 cities for millennial entrepreneurs, ranking Boise as the second best place to live for Millennial Entrepreneurs.

 Local Startup Services and Assistance

Idaho recognizes creating the right environment for startups is integral to the state’s economic viability. In 2012, the Idaho Global Entrepreneurship Mission (IGEM) Initiative was

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idaho attractions

There are so many amazing places in Idaho you must visit it is nearly impossible to pick just a few. From a waterfall higher than Niagara Falls to the deepest canyon in the world, those that enjoy natural beauty can never get enough of Idaho. Here are some amazing places in Idaho that you must visit.

Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Set aside by Congress, this 48,000 square acre area is dedicated to protecting birds of prey. From January to late June over 16 different nesting species visit the area to hatch their young. Additionally, over 700 pairs of raptors raise their young in the incredible beauty of this park.

Hell’s Canyon

While Idaho has more whitewater rafting locations than any state in the

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Anderson Reservoir - Mountain Home, Idaho

1. Outstanding Fishing

When you are coming to Mountain Home Air Force Base bring the fishing poles. There are many wonderful reservoirs to fish including Anderson Ranch, CJ Strike, South Fork and Little Camas. If you want to try fly fishing head to the South Fork of the Boise River just below Anderson Dam.

2. Whitewater Rafting and Paddle boating

Enjoy a whitewater rafting and paddleboating on many parts of the Snake River. One of the best spots is from Danskin Bridge to Anderson Ranch Dam. In fact, this stretch is just perfect for an overnight camping trip. Idaho offers the most miles of whitewater rafting of any state in the lower 48.

3. Hunting

This area is known as one of the meccas of Idaho for hunting. Many take large elk, deer,

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