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In recent years, Boise has taken top spots on every list imaginable - including ones for our treasured fur babies. WalletHub listed us on their list of Most Pet-Friendly Cities, and we made American Veterinary Medical Association’s top 10 list of pet-owning states, with 62 percent of our households having at least one four-pawed friend. While Boise doesn’t have the most dog parks in the nation, it does lead the pack with the highest number of dog parks per capita: 6.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents, edging out the second-place cities of Portland, Oregon and Henderson, Nevada.

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean states, “Boise is awash in parks and trails for people, and I think dogs have it pretty good here in our fair city, too. As the

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Happy Halloween

Kleiner Park Family Fun Halloween Trick and Trunk or Treat Bash
October 26, 9 AM - 3 PM

Fun for all ages with pumpkins on site to purchase. There will be a pumpkin carving contest & costume contest, face painting, games, inflatables, rides, all ages free scavenger hunt, trunk or treat booths inside and outside vendors. Fun for the whole family & More!

More Halloween Events

  • The Haunted Halls Of Atlantis Labs in Boise: October 4 - October 31
  • Cookin' with Kids: Healthy Halloween Treats: October 12, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: October 12, 6 PM
  • Witches Night Out 2019: October 16, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 6th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival: October 17 - October 20
  • Spooktacular Evenings:
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2019 Best of Treasure Valley

Photo courtesy of The Idaho Statesman

It’s certainly no secret that the Treasure Valley boasts stellar amenities, it’s why everyone loves it here! From pocket boutique retail stores to tantalizing restaurants to parks built just for our pups, we have it all. Recently, over 95,000 locals participated in The Idaho Statesman's annual Best of Treasure Valley 2019 survey, with the primary objective to identify the best of the best in our area.

You probably aren’t surprised that the Boise River and greenbelt ranked #1 for the best place to impress out-of-towners, (with downtown Boise and attending a BSU football game as runners-up). You might already have guessed Chandlers Steakhouse won the best steakhouse in town (winning year after year), with Ruth’s

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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

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27th annual Frisbee Fest: September 14, 11 AM - 2 PM

The 27th annual Frisbee Fest is Saturday, September 14th — see the most exciting competition on four legs!

You can enter your high flying pup at any of the 13 Zamzows for a $15 entry fee which includes a Frisbee Fest t-shirt and the official Frisbee Fest disc.

Attendance to the event is free to the public, so bring the whole family to Boise’s Ann Morrison Park at 11:00 am, North West of the Fountain.

Volunteers from the Idaho Humane Society will be selling hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks for a donation. All proceeds benefit the Idaho Humane Society. And back by popular demand, the Powderhaus Brewing Company beer garden.

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FAMILY

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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