April Showers bring May Fun and Flowers
One of the best times of year in Idaho and the Boise area is in May. The snowmelt from the mountains fills the river along the Greenbelt and our city of trees begins to bud and bloom, along with beautiful flowers adding refreshing pops of color. The warmer weather and longer days make you want to escape the indoors to explore outside.
May is full of activities and the Treasure Valley is full of renewed energy that spring brings with events to enjoy the beautiful weather with family and friends. From the annual Boise Parade of Homes event showcasing new construction neighborhoods to Mother’s Day activities and festivals, there are plenty of options to get out and enjoy where we live. The Treasure Valley is full of events to take advantage of the things to love about living in the Boise area.
Boise Parade of Homes
This annual event showcasing new construction homes from builders in the area is an event you won’t want to miss. A free ticket allows entry into all of the featured parade homes and the opportunity to see new neighborhoods, thoughtful housing floorplans, and the best of interior and exterior new home designs. The community neighborhoods featuring the parade homes offer amenities that make these neighborhoods very desirable places to live in the Treasure Valley.
Take advantage of seeing the best new construction homes in the Treasure Valley and learn more about local builders in the 2022 Boise Spring Parade of Homes. Learn more about the Spring Parade of Homes, and the communities featuring three parade homes proudly represented by the Mike Brown Group: Lincoln Creek, Boulder Point, and Eagle Mountain Estates.
The 2022 Boise Spring Parade of Homes begins Saturday, May 7th and runs through May 22nd. To attend, you must register for your FREE ticket bycompleting a short registrationform and your ticket will then be emailed to you.
Mother’s Day is always special as we celebrate mothers who do so much..making a choice everyday to put others happiness and well-being ahead of their own, teaching the hard lessons, doing the right thing, and taking loving care of so many. Whether we’re honoring grandmothers, foster mothers, step-mothers, birth mothers, mentors, adoptive mothers, or even pet moms – every single mother in our lives is important and we celebrate the impact you’ve had in someone’s life. Mothers’s Day is an opportunity to show her how much we appreciate all she does for us. Of course, you can give her favorite bouquet of flowers, take her to lunch on Sunday, or give her a gift from her favorite store, but here are a few additional ideas to make “mom” feel special.
The Franz Witte Garden Center is hosting a Mother’s Day Festival on May 6th-8th. The special mom in your life can sip wine, listen to music and shop all the new spring flowers and gardening trends for this year.
Why do dad Jokes get all the laughs when mom has jokes of her own? Give her an evening of laughter while she picks up a few new jokes to add to her repertoire at The Mom Joke Comedy Show.
Make Mother’s Day a family event with the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Zoo! Their brunch station is a great place to kick off the day, followed by live music and special animal encounters. The kids can create something special for mom so she’ll remember it all.
- Mother’s Day Festival: May 6-8
- Mother’s Day Boozy Bouquet Bar: May 7
- Mother’s Day Brunch: May 7, 10am-2pm
- Mom Jokes – Comedy Show: May 7, 6pm-9pm
- Mother’s Day Brunch at the Zoo: May 8, 8:30am-10:30am
- Bazaar on the Patio – Mother’s Day Edition: May 8, 11am-4pm
Kick-off summer with events for the whole family. One of our favorite activities coming to the area is the Sue: T-Rex Experience. SUE the T-Rex is the most complete, best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered. She will be at theDiscovery Center of Idaho, where you can see SUE and other fantastic dinosaur exhibits to entertain and delight your child.
- Fairy Gardens (Adult/Child Workshop): May 14, 10am
- Courageous Kids Climbing: May 15, 10am
- National Geographic – On the Trail of Big Cats: May 25, 7pm
- Sue: The T-Rex Experience – May 28-31 – 10am to 4:30pm
Festivals and Events
For even more entertainment, check out these upcoming comedy shows, craft festivals, and car shows. There is something for everyone this month to get you out of the house and inspired. We’ve found a few gems we can’t wait to check out, including “Whose Live Anyway,” the improved comedy show from the ABC hit show “Whose Line is it Anyway.” If you’re a fan of the show, you won’t want to miss this night that is sure to include unexpected tears of joy as you laugh the night away.
The Mustard Seed Spring Market and Vintage Car Show is the perfect event for the craft and decor lover as well as the car enthusiast. Hopefully you can get out and enjoy some of these fun Treasure Valley events!
- RV Show & Sale: May 1, 10am-5pm
- Hunger Busters – An Idaho Hunger Relief Concert: May 1, 1pm-5pm
- BFF Block Party for Idaho Gives: May 5, 5pm-9pm
- Experience Idaho Expo: May 7, 10am-5pm
- Girl’s Day Out Expo: May 7, 10am
- Whose Live Anyway: May 7, 8pm
- Best Little Derby in the West: May 7-14
- Capital City Public Market: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30am-1:30pm
- Boise Farmers Market: May 7, 14, 21, 28
- Rusty Barn Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival: May 12-14
- Fortune Feimster: May 13, 7pm
- Mustard Seed Spring Market & Vintage Car Show: May 14, 9am-4pm
- Idaho’s Best Comedian Competition: May 19-21
- Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale: May 21, 7am-5pm
- 2022 Rattlesnake, Porcupine and Skunk Avoidance Training for Dogs Workshop: May 21, 10am
- Streetlow Idaho Lowrider Show: May 21, 12pm-7pm
- Gem State Stock Horse: May 20-22
- Stars on Ice: May 26, 6pm
- Syringa Goat Show: May 28-29, 7:30am-5pm
- 2022 Boise Spring Run!: May 7, 7am-3pm
- Flock Cancer Street Stroll: May 7, 4pm-6pm
- Famous Idaho Potato Marathon: May 14, 7am
- Kick for Kenya and Clean Water – 5k Run: May 21
- Birding by Ear Hike – Boise Foothills Sparrows: May 27, 6am-10am
- Bird Walk: Boise River Greenbelt: May 28, 8am-11am
Arts & Music
- Boise Contemporary Theater – The Show on the Roof: May 1-7
- Ryan Hurd – Tour De Pelago: May 5, 8pm
- Flatland Cavalry: May 6, 8pm
- Ballet Idaho – Beauty & the Beast with Peter & the Wolf: May 6-8
- Joseph – The Requests Only Tour: May 7, 8pm
- Kid Ink: May 7, 8pm
- Bloom – A Reading Series: May 9, 6pm
- Mat Kearney – The January Flower Tour: May 9, 8pm
- Gifts from the Holy Ghost Tour: May 10
- Kansas – Point of Know Return Tour: May 10, 7:30pm
- Said the Sky: May 11, 7pm
- Henry Rollins – Good To See You 2022: May 11, 8pm
- Kaleo, Bones Owens: May 12, 8pm
- Animal Collective, Spirit of the Beehive: May 13, 8pm
- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: May 14, 7pm
- Justin Moore – The Country On It Tour: May 14, 7:30pm
- Boise Phil – A Blink in Time: May 14, 7:30pm
- Morgan Wallen: May 14, 7pm
- Croce Plays Croce: May 14, 8pm
- The Music of Cream: May 14, 8pm
- For King & Country: May 15, 7pm
- Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: May 15, 7pm
- The mewithoutYou Farewell Tour: May 15, 8pm
- Two Feet, Young Franco: May 18, 8pm
- Aaron Watson, Jeremy McComb: May 19, 8pm
- Into the Woods: May 19-22
- The Marcus King Band, Hannah Wicklund: May 20, 8pm
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival – Much Ado About Nothing: May 20-Jun11
- 311: May 21, 8pm
- Citizen Cope: May 21, 8pm
- Kurt Vile and The Violators: May 21, 8pm
- Boz Scaggs – Out of the Blues Tour: May 23, 7:30pm
- Celtic Woman – Postcards from Ireland: May 24, 7pm
- Ourself Behind Ourself, Concealed: May 26, 7:30pm
- Geoff Tate: May 27, 8pm
- An American Dream: May 27 & 29
- Wavelength Club Series Ft. Spencer Brown: May 28, 8pm
- Lord Huron: May 29, 7pm
- Justin Hayward – The Voice of Moody Blues: May 31, 8pm