Lots to choose from, starting with Idaho: The Movie under the stars, a flea market on Highway 21, a couple of pool parties, the Brundage Summer Chairlift Grand Opening, Nampa’s Fourth Friday, a Super Summer Craft Market, The Boise Music Festival, Alive After Five, Hailey Days of the Old West 4th Celebration, First Thursday free stuff (like apple pie and cheese samples at Trader Joe’s, and candle-making at Lit & Co. Candles), and to top it all off, rampant salsa dancing at the Grove Plaza. Grab your sunscreen and your shades, ‘cause the Treasure Valley social schedule’s getting hot!

*Don’t forget to visit the Appetite for Idaho Facebook page, for more fun in the sun. Idaho places you’ve never heard of, great restaurant suggestions, and some of Idaho’s favorite people. Watch for the Appetite for Idaho book, due out this summer, the first of a yearly series. Have fun!


Movie and Summer Cook-out
Fri., June 27, 8 p.m.
Outdoor Exchange 1415 W. Grove St., Boise
Idaho: The Movie under the stars, with a fun summer cook-out. Beverage and brats provided by co-sponsors PreFunk and Bogus Basin Ski Club. Bring you camp chairs, blankets, and a festive attitude. FREE

Hwy 21 Flea Market
June 27-29, 9 a.m.
Idaho City Hwy. 21, 40 miles past Boise, Idaho City
Twenty five vendors selling glassware, blacksmith items, antiques, coins and more.

Splash Bash Pool Party
Fri., June 27, 8:30-10 p.m.
Lincoln Pool 508 Davis Ave., Nampa
Idaho Meth Project Teen Night after-hours pool party means teens get to swim and splash with their friends. Ages 12-17. FREE

Brundage Summer Chairlift Grand Opening
Fri., June 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brundage Mountain Resort 3890 Goose Lake Road, McCall
Nonperishable food donation or $1 per ride. Bike gear giveaways, demos, coupons, raffles, with proceeds going towards the Heartland Hunger Resource Center.

Downtown Nampa Fourth Friday
Fri., June 27, 5:30 p.m.
Lloyd Square Intersection of 14th and Front streets.
Live music from New Transit, food trucks with delicious options and beverages.
More info at downtownnampa.com. FREE

Super Summer Craft Market
Sat., June 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Flying M Coffee/Concert Garage 1314 Second St. S., Nampa
This is the one my friend Keren Brown (of Puffy Mondaes) was telling me about!
Hit Flying M-Nampa’s parking lot for a craft market full of local artisans and their wares. FREE

Boise Music Festival
Sat., June 28, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds) 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City
Music and play, all day! Carnival rides, food, and music of all kinds.
Get more info at boisemusicfestival.com. FREE

Community Progressive 4
Sat., June 28, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Julia Davis Park 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
Local growers, producers, musicians, artisans all contribute to the community. Attend this event and see how.
Get more info at facebook.com/TheCommunityProgressive. FREE

Family Swim Fiesta Party
Sat., June 28, 7-9 p.m.
Fairmont Pool 7929 Northview, Boise
Contests, prizes, games, music, and swimming.
$2.50 adults, $1.25 kids age 18 and younger

Reptile Petting Zoo
Tue., July 1, 2 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Lizards, snakes, and all things reptilian. All ages. FREE

Alive After Five: Big Monti
Wed., July 2, 5-8 p.m.
Splash in the fountain, chill out with friends, meet with family at the Grove Plaza Downtown on Eighth Street between Main and Front streets, Boise
With Marshall Poole. FREE
Hailey Days of the Old West 4th of July Celebration
July 2-6

Hailey, Idaho PO Box 2840, Hailey
Five days of a big party in honor of America. Events galore.
Schedule at haileyidaho.com.

Trader Joe's
Thu., July 3, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Trader Joe's 300 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
It’s a First Thursday Celebration! Get scrumptious samples of apple pie, cheese and beverage tastings. FREE admission

Mad Science
Thu., July 3, 4:30 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Fun experiments, learn something new, ponder on scientific puzzles.
For ages 6-12. FREE

Boise Casino Rueda Salsa Dancing
Thu., July 3, 7-10 p.m.
Salsa like you mean it with Boise Casino Rueda at the Grove Plaza on Eighth between Main and Front Streets. All welcome to join in and learn to salsa dance.
7-10pm, weather permitting. FREE

Lit & Co. Candles
First Thursday of every month, 5-9 p.m.
Lit & Co. Candles 755 W. Broad St., Boise
Like them on Facebook, check. Make a candle, check. Take a photo, check. Tag the shop on Instgram, check, check. Get a $5 gift card for next time…check! FREE