Creative scarecrows peek around trees, plantings, and fence posts in the Garden from October 1 to October 31. Idaho Botanical Garden’s eleventh year celebrating Scarecrow Stroll will display 31 different scarecrow designs entered by community members and organizations. Entrees represent an upcoming event, unique theme, or fashioned to represent a school or club mascot. The design contest is a great team building activity for employees while they create the most fantastic scarecrow imaginable. Scarecrow Stroll is an important event that brings many preschoolers and children of all ages to the Garden during the changing of seasons to connect with nature. All guests vote for their favorite scarecrow and prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners on November 1. Visit the Garden to view and vote for Scarecrows during regular operating hours. Scarecrow Stroll October 1 and October 31, 9am – 7pm $7 Adult, Non-Member | Free, Adult Member | $5 Senior (65+) | $5 Youth (ages 5-12) | Free, Children (4-Younger). Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/549328345504848/?event_time_id=549328422171507
Family Night at Farmstead – Oct 4 at 4pm-8pm
Join us at the Farmstead on October 4th from 4:00-8:00. Mention Calvary Christian School when you purchase tickets at the gate, to receive the discount ticket price, and $1 of every purchase will go to our school. Cost is $6 per person and includes: MAiZE, Hayride, Corn Poppers, Bee Line, Cow Train, Grain train, Pig Races, Pumpkin Patch, Famous Idaho Potato Sack Slide, Barnyard Ball Zone, Farmyard Games, Farm Animals, Corn Hole, Pumpkin Tether ball, Corn Cob Beach, and more! If you choose, you may add a "Pick Three Attraction Card" for just $6 more. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1102853803197613/
Adult Night Fall Harvest Festival – Oct 5 at 6pm-9pm
For this new Adult Night (21and up) we are excited to introduce The Underhill Family Orchestra as the evening’s entertainment. We will have a free photo booth from Caravan Photo, Silent Disco by Kaleidisco, and Virtual Reality Tours by VR1 Arcade. A special “What species of bee are you?” survey and education segment along with mead tasting by Nectar Creek. We will host a variety of activities that are geared towards adults looking for a night out.
We will have many of your favorite food vendors Willowcreek Grill and Raw on Tenth St., Tony's Tamales, and Sushi Shack. There will be wine from Sawtooth Winery, beer from Mad Swede Brewing and County Line Brewing, and cider from Meriwether Cider Company for a variety of local adult bevys to enjoy while strolling through the Scarecrow Stroll exhibit! We need your vote to crown this year’s champion. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/333709190506311/
Prosts! Oktoberfest Street Part - Oct 5 - 6 at 11:30am-2am
Boise's best Oktoberfest party is back again! For our fourth Oktoberfest we're bringing back our giant block long beer garden on N. 8th Street out front of the pub. Come drink Liters of bier in the sun and do it like they do in Munich!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH: 1130am-Pub opens 3pm-Street Beer Garden opens to the public 4:30-8:30-Live music from The Edelweisse Band 9pm-The street closes and party continues inside pub 2am-Pub closes
Our annual Oktoberfest celebration is right around the corner! Join us for a fun-filled day with music, beer and wine specials. Dickie’s BBQ will be serving up food with a German flair! Festive tunes 1-4 p.m. Ticket prices increase to $12 at the door the day of the event. Tickets include a souvenir wine glass and a sampling of select wines. Ages 16 & under are free. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/468971533588980/
See Spot Walk – Oct 6 at 9am-1pm
Julia Davis Park
What could be more fun than spending a day with your best canine friend? How about spending the day with your best friend and several thousand other dog lovers and their dogs?
Who: Your friends, your kids, your dog(s) and you! What: A 1-mile dog walk through the park along with a 5k Fun Run, plus vendors, contests, demonstrations, food and more! Why: To have fun and raise money for homeless animals Where: Julia Davis Park Band Shell When: Saturday, October 6, 2018 – Run begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. (Participate with or without your dog!)
Celebrate autumn at the Garden’s annual family-friendly Fall Harvest Festival! We will have live music, kids arts and crafts, local artisans, a corn maze, and more! Your favorite food vendors will be on site: Willowcreek Grill and Raw on Tenth St., Tony's Tamales, Sushi Shack @RustyDog Kona Ice of Boise Dutch Bros Coffee, and Snake River Kettle Korn. The beer garden will host Mad Swede Brewing and County Line Brewing, and cider from Meriwether Cider Company. Sawtooth Winery will also be pouring their local wines to enjoy while strolling through the Scarecrow Stroll exhibit! We need your vote to crown this year’s champion! We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy the new and classic activities that make our Fall Harvest Festival a blast! Admission $10 | Non-Members $7 | Members $5 | Youth FREE | Children 4 years & younger. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1856853617737987/?event_time_id=1856853631071319
Brewer’s Dinner – Oct 11 at 6:30pm
We are excited to host another Exclusive Brewer's Dinner at our Fairview Location! Our chefs have been working on some of the most unique and delicious entrees to date, and we can't wait to have you as our guest! $40 Admission Includes: - INTRODUCTORY SOCIAL COURSE WITH paired BEER - - SPECIALTY PREPARED 4-COURSE DINNER - - LIMITED RELEASE AND RARE SOCKEYE BEERS - These events always sell out fast, so tickets are available NOW at: https://www.facebook.com/events/982918618561266/
Spooktacular Evenings at Zoo Boise – Oct 12 at 6pm-9pm
Spooktacular is a Merry Not Scary Fun-Fest for the Whole Family! This is your chance to visit and experience the zoo at night! Spooktacular will feature a variety of fun Halloween displays, activities, special entertainment, and animal encounters all designed for families. This year at Spooktacular, more of the zoo will be open than any other previous year! Plus, there will be a ton of stuff to do, see, and experience! Spooktacular will run the evenings of October 12-14 and 19-21. Hours are 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30pm - 8:00pm on Sundays. Friends of Zoo Boise members receive a $1 discount off of admission to Spooktacular and Conservation Circle members get in for free. Spooktacular is generously sponsored by 94.9 The River, 100.3 The X, J105 Idaho's Rock Station, 107.1 K-HITS, Idaho Statesman, Your Local TOYOTA Dealers, and U.S. Bank. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/244489513061080/?event_time_id=244489533061078
Ballet Idaho’s Fall Gala – Oct 13 at 5 pm
Our Fall Gala is Ballet Idaho’s primary fundraiser of the year. Proceeds help fund our mission of encouraging artists to greatness and inspiring the public to value the performing arts. We enrich our community through quality performances, disciplined training, dance outreach, and education. Join us for an exquisite evening of dance, dinner, and live auction. Meet Ballet Idaho's new artistic director, Garrett Anderson, and learn about the upcoming season! See a peek into Garrett's choreography style through several short performances over dinner. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2003086223039394/
Thomas Rhett – October 19 at 7pm – 10pm
Thomas Rhett, Brett Young and Midland take over the Ford Idaho Center!
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its premiere performance at the Morrison Center!
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
Frightened Felons X (All Ages Night) – Oct 26 at 7pm-11pm
Frightened Felons X: Celebrating TEN Years!
We invite you to tour the site at night and dare to enter the only haunted cell house in Boise (expanded this year with more frights per cell!). With special performances of the Zombie "Thriller" Dance, costume contests with cash prizes, actors portraying inmates of the past, Old Pen mugshots and photo ops, photos with our historic hearse and undertaker, music, presentations, prizes, scavenger hunt, food trucks, coffee and hot cocoa! Food trucks this year include Foxy Franks, Genki Takoyaki, il Segreto Wood Fired Pizza and Twisted Sister Coffee and Smoothies. Tickets will be available beginning September 3 at 12am.
THIS EVENT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR. Tickets: $15 Children (13 and under) $20 Adults (14 and up)
This event is rain or shine, dress accordingly! Masks are not recommended. Staff may ask you to remove your mask in certain areas due to visibility concerns and safety hazard. While the event is all ages, it is recommended for 10+. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698029563652681/
Trunk or Treat so KIDS CAN EAT! – Oct 26 at 6pm
Join us for our 2nd annual Truck or Treat SO KIDS CAN EAT! Last year was such a huge success & with everyone's help we were able to donate over a thousand dollars to our local schools to alleviate the school lunch debt! We can't wait to see you all there and raise even more money this year for our local schools! Vendor applications will be made available on our website or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All vendors spots are donation based. Online donations can be done here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/674023739623198/