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The Best Events in Boise, April 2022 Edition

Do you remember what it felt like to settle into a new home and step out into your neighborhood looking for things to do? You probably had to learn some new routes, find a new favorite grocery store, and participate in more than a few surface level conversations. It’s a lot like the excitement we felt on the first day of school, and springtime can be the same.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve lived here in Boise for a few months or a few decades, this month features a lot of turning points, including longer days, warmer nights, and fewer excuses to stay curled up in your corner of the couch! Like concerts? The options this month are endless. Missing the Boise Farmers Market? They reopen on April 2nd!

The best minds in our community have been hard at work putting together an incredible lineup of events for you to attend this month, so go ahead, add a few new things to your calendar, make some new friends, and remember why you decided to call Boise “home” in the first place!


Easter events are back, and we couldn’t be hoppier! Zoo Boise is hosting a 2-day EGGstravaganza, professional pictures are available with The Bunny at the Boise Town Square, and BSU athletics alumni can bounce back over to The Blue for an egg hunt with their families.

Event details may change. Visit the unique event websites for the most accurate information. 


If you’re a parent, you know how crazy things can get when your kids only have the inside of your house to explore. To those needing a little relief this month, these upcoming events might just be that lifeline you’ve been waiting on.

Event details may change. Visit the unique event websites for the most accurate information. 

Festivals, Fairs, Expos and Shows

Tropical Latin Party!
April 1, 8pm (Ages 18+)
Equipped with the biggest dance floor and best sound and lighting in town, Knitting Factory-Boise is the hottest place to learn Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa or let loose to some Reggaeton late into the night. For more info, visit

Classic Car Show
April 2, 12pm
Check out classic cars (1992 or older) at Barrelhouse in Garden City. Meet the new Rock Girls and get a free calendar while supplies last.

Spring Food Truck Rally
April 2, 3pm-7pm

First Thursday in Downtown Boise
April 7
Visit downtown Boise on the first Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining, live music, family activities, and entertainment in the way you can only find downtown.

Idaho Horse Expo
April 8-10
The largest equine EXPO in the state features highly regarded trainers and clinicians from across the nation. Find jewelry, arena equipment, entertainment, industry-related seminars, youth activities, and a variety of competitions, like youth roping, trail events, and jousting!

Gem State Comic Con 2022
April 9
A pop culture and comic convention in Boise, ID that celebrates all fandoms. Meet celebrity guests, cosplay, shop from local vendors, chat with artists, and play both tabletop and video games!

Les Boise Film Festival 2022
April 9, 1:30pm
Les Boise Film Festival screens nature and outdoor films inspiring viewers to forge a deeper connection with the natural world. Film screenings serve as a launching pad for building a community around conservation and working preservation in Idaho’s Treasure Valley.

Spring Warm Up and Swap Meet
April 9, 9am-5pm
Firebird will play host to the 28th Annual eBay Motors Spring Automotive Swap Meet & Warm Up on Saturday, April 9th. In addition to an automotive swap meet, testing will be offered for a multitude of drag race teams. Save today by securing your vendor space, tech card for testing, buyer or crew member credentials online.

Shade City Brewfest
April 22-23
This groovy two-day Brewfest will celebrate Idaho’s beer scene while generating conversations around sustainability, environmental impact, and waste reduction. Finally, a hangover you can feel good about.

Record Store Day 2022
April 23
Idaho’s largest independent music store, steadfastly expanding Idaho’s musical boundaries since 1977.

Rugged Idaho Expo
April 23, 10am-3pm
Find everything you’ll need for that next adventure, whether it’s hiking, camping, grilling, fishing, or hunting. Explore the best gear, guides, and grub in Idaho, then stick around to crack open a cold one and enjoy some live music.

Spring Craft & Vendor Fair
April 23, 10am-2pm
Come support your local small businesses and enjoy the delicious variety of food and beverages from our local food trucks!

Idaho Pinners Conference
April 23-24
This is two great events wrapped up into one. The first: a conference featuring 100+ Pinterest-based classes taught by the best presenters in the nation. The second: a show with nearly 200 top business shops providing beautiful options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, cooking, self-improvement, photography, party planning, scrapbooking, holiday, beauty and fashion and all sorts of other great things.

RV Show & Sale
April 28
Shop RVs and motorhomes at this public event featuring the top RV dealers in Treasure Valley.

Bert Kreischer – The Berty Boy Relapse Tour
April 30, 7pm & 9:30pm
Famous for performing on stage without his shirt on, Bert Kreischer’s The Berty Boy Relapse Tour is a comedy event you won’t want to miss!

Event details may change. Visit the unique event websites for the most accurate information. 

Staying Active

Everyone deserves to feel good about their body, but winter weather can keep us from getting out and staying active. Whether you worked out the last few months or not, placing one of these events on your calendar is a great step toward healthy living this spring. Not to mention, some of these options are a great way to help others, too.

Event details may change. Visit the unique event websites for the most accurate information. 

Arts & Music

Live music is just better! No matter what genre you like best, these shows will be humming with the sweet sounds of nostalgia.

April 1-7 The Show on the Roof at Boise Contemporary Theater
April 2 Shinedown 7pm
April 3 Philthy Rich  7:45pm
April 6 Yola/Jac Ross  8pm
April 7 Laney Lou & The Bird-Dogs 8pm
April 8 All That Remains  8pm
April 8 Sarah Jarosz  8pm
April 10 Alec Benjamin/Sara Kays  8pm
April 10 BSU Symphonic Winds Concert 7:30pm
April 14 Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles  7:30pm
April 14 Chelsea Cutler – When I Close My Eyes Tour  8pm
April 14-16 Gabriel Rutledge featuring Reese Samuels
April 15 Collie Buddz/Artikal Sound System  9pm
April 16 The Ballroom Thieves 7pm
April 17 10 Years/Black Map/VRSTY  7:30pm
April 18 Charley Crockett/Vincent Neil Emerson 8pm
April 21 Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers 7pm
April 22-24 Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Opera Idaho
April 24 Destoryer/Rosali 7pm
April 25 NEEDTOBREATHE Into the Mystery Acoustic Tour 7pm
April 26 Menopause The Musical 7:30pm
April 28 The Flaming Lips – American Head American Tour 8pm
April 29 Boulet Brother’s Dragula – Season 4 Tour 8pm
April 29 BSU Combined Choral / Orchestra Concert 7:30pm
April 29 Eric Church – The Gather Again Tour 8pm
April 30 Beach Bunny 7pm

Event details may change. Visit the unique event websites for the most accurate information. 

Time To Mark Your Calendars

After a list like this, it’s easy to remember why you decided to call Boise “home” in the first place!
It doesn’t matter if you recently moved or have lived here for years now, these events will be a great way to meet your neighbors and find the cherished sense of community that makes life sweeter. So grab your friends, load up the car, and come join in on all these great activities happening in Boise this April!


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