The fun hasn’t cooled down at all, there’s still plenty to harvest from the Treasure Valley’s bounty of events, festivals, and fairs. The Western Idaho Fair starts this week, along with so many other things happening here. Eagles tribute music, an end of summer festival in Middleton, fire trucks on display at the Sesqui-Shop, TWO Lego movies, a star party, a Salsa Festival, and four free concerts!

For more ideas on things to do in the Treasure Valley, visit the Appetite for Idaho Facebook page, there’s a ton of them there. You can now order the new Appetite for Idaho book by picking up copies from these participating locations, or by sending $18.00 to:

Appetite for Idaho/ Amy Larson
119 S. Valley Drive Suite A, PMB 218
Nampa, Idaho 83686

Have a fun week and we’ll see you next Friday!

Western Idaho Fair

Aug. 15-24, 12-11 p.m.
Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds) 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City
Grab all your extra spending cash, and then some. A corn dog and cotton candy’s mandatory, and you’re going to want to ride all the rides. Nine whole days of play, with plenty of food, demos, exhibits, and great performances. Schedule at Prices vary.

Friends of the ACL Book Sale
Fri., Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ada Community Library 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise
Love books? Buy ‘em for cheap at the annual Victory Branch Friends of Ada Community Library Book Sale. A party with pages…and admission is FREE.

Rock the Village: Long Run Eagles Tribute Band
Fri., Aug. 15, 6 p.m.
Village at Meridian 3600 E. Fairview Ave. at North Eagle Road, Meridian
If you’re an Eagles fan, you’ll want to hit this show. Remember “Already Gone”, “Take It Easy” and “Hotel California”? Bet they’ll play it.
With Gayle Chapman. FREE

Summer Alive Festival
Sat., Aug. 16, 12-9 p.m.
Middleton invites you to their Hawthorn Park for live music, pony rides, a car and motorcycle show, petting zoo, craft fair, bounce houses, and vendors selling yummy food. See for more info. This is a FREE community event.

Shop Talk For Kids: Meet the Boise Fire Department
Sat., Aug. 16, 1-3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 30, 1-3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6, 1-3 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m.
Arts and History Sesqui-Shop 1008 Main St., Boise
Hey, Jake the Nephew, we need to go check this out! Fire trucks, the Jaws of Life, fire engines….it’s free to see at the Sesqui-Shop.

After-hours Maze Runner Party for Teens

Sat., Aug. 16, 6 p.m.
Ada Community Library, Lake Hazel Branch 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise
Figure out how to make your way through the twisting and turning maze before sundown, or become prey for “the Grievers”. Snacks involved. For ages 12-18. FREE

Movies Under the Stars

Sat., Aug. 16, 7 p.m.
Gene Harris Bandshell 700 S. Capitol Blvd., in Julia Davis Park, Boise
Everything is AWESOME at the movies on Saturday, with The Lego Movie on the Big Screen. Games and activities for everyone at the park before the show. Bring a blanket and some bug spray. Sponsored by the Boise Public Schools Education Foundation and the city of Boise. FREE

Bogus Basin Star Party

Sat., Aug. 16, 7 p.m.
Bogus Basin Frontier Point Lodge Bogus Basin Road, Boise
Gaze at constellations, objects in the sky, take a nature hike, and take in food and beverages, too. Presented by the Boise Astronomical Society. This event’s occurrence depends on the weather. Call 208-332-5390 for updates and possible cancellation. FREE

Silver Screen on the Green
Sat., Aug. 16, 9 p.m.
Optimist Park Nampa 16680 11th Ave. N. Ext., Nampa
The Lego Movie on the inflatable screen! Laugh about how awesome everything is with family, and friends, and don’t forget a blanket, and some friends and fam. FREE

Salsa Festival
Tue., Aug. 19, 4 p.m.
North End Organic Nursery 2350 W. Hill Road, Boise
The Tomato Independence Project’s Salsa Festival is her, with a red-hot salsa competition for those just starting out in the salsa world, and the seasoned pros. Prizes, live music, beverages, and great food. Bring your tortilla chip-dippin’ hands, you’re gonna need ‘em.

Music in the Legacy Garden
Tue., Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m.
Edwards Greenhouse 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise
On stage live at Edwards, it’s the acoustic sounds of Aubrey LaBarbera, Johnny Butler, Reese Findley, Guthrie Sauro and Doug Brown, and Micah Deffries. Archie’s food truck food, and PreFunk drinks available. FREE Admission.

Alive After Five: Shiny Ribs
Wed., Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m.
Grove Plaza Downtown on Eighth Street between Main and Front streets, Boise
Hit the Grove for Americana-style music, friends, family, food, and fun. The Country Club also performing. FREE

Family Carnival

Thursday, Aug. 21, 5-8 p.m.
Heritage Assisted Living and Memory Care 1777 S. Curtis Road, Boise
So what do you say to a few games, a little face painting, some jumping around in the Bounce Castle, food, crafts, raffles, a petting zoo, cake walk, and bake sale?
(Just say YES.) FREE admission, tickets for activities are 25 cents each or five for $1. The Flute Ensemble and Fleet Street Klezmer Band providing live entertainment. FREE admission

Thursday Thunder: Simple Ruckus
Thursday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
Boise Spectrum 7609-7709 W. Overland Road, Boise
FREE concert! Meet your friends there, it’ll be fun.

Baldapalooza Sing Off
Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
Merrill Park 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle
On Stage at Merrill Park, ten local vocal talents go head to head to compete for a slot in the Baldapalooza on September 5th. Baldapalooza’s a fundraiser that helps out Camp Rainbow Gold, a place that offers outdoor experiences for Idaho kids who have cancer. Get more info at FREE