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Life in Boise

Spring Activities

45°F to 65°F

Freak Alley

Discover the vibrant street art at Freak Alley, a unique outdoor gallery in downtown Boise. Perfect for art enthusiasts and Instagram lovers, this ever-evolving mural space showcases stunning graffiti and artwork from local artists. A must-visit for creative inspiration and urban exploration.

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Flea Market

Explore the bustling Boise Flea Market, where you can find unique antiques, handmade crafts, and vintage treasures. This vibrant marketplace is perfect for students looking to score one-of-a-kind items and support local vendors. Enjoy a lively atmosphere and discover hidden gems.

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Downtown Shopping

Experience the best of Boise’s retail scene with downtown shopping. From chic boutiques to local artisan stores, you’ll find a diverse range of shops to suit every style and budget. Perfect for a day out with friends, shopping in downtown Boise offers something for everyone.

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Park Activities

Gather friends and enjoy outdoor sports like volleyball, frisbee golf, or soccer at Ann Morrison Park, a favorite spot for students to hang out and have fun.

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Treefort Music Festival

Experience the eclectic vibe of Treefort Music Fest, a multi-day event showcasing indie bands, artists, and creative performances. Held annually in March, this festival transforms downtown Boise into a vibrant hub of music and arts. Perfect for music lovers and cultural enthusiasts.

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Tour the Old Idaho Penitentiary

Step back in time with a visit to the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Explore the historic prison’s cell blocks, gallows, and solitary confinement cells. Learn about Idaho’s criminal history through fascinating exhibits and guided tours. An intriguing and educational experience for history buffs.

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The Basque Museum

  • Cost: $6 student discount
  • When: All year round
  • Where: Downtown Boise

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Boise’s Basque community at The Basque Museum. Explore exhibits showcasing Basque history, traditions, and contributions to Idaho. A visit to the museum offers a unique cultural experience and a deeper understanding of Boise’s diverse heritage.

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View Art

  • Cost: $5 student discounts
  • When: Check museum hours
  • Location: Boise Art Museum

Explore a world of art at the Boise Art Museum. Discover contemporary and historical exhibitions, workshops, and events that inspire creativity and cultural appreciation.

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Farmers Market

  • Cost: Free
  • When: Saturdays, April – December
  • Location: Downtown Boise

Experience the vibrant Downtown Boise Farmers Market. Shop local produce, artisan goods, and enjoy live music and food trucks for a lively weekend outing.

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Visit the Zoo

  • Cost: $12.50
  • When: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, every day
  • Where: Boise Zoo

Join the action-packed day at Boise Zoo exclusively for Boise State students! Explore wildlife from around the world, enjoy special exhibits, and participate in educational activities. Don’t miss this chance to connect with nature and learn about conservation efforts firsthand.

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Watch Racecars

Feel the adrenaline rush at the Meridian Speedway! Watch thrilling high-speed races and enjoy the atmosphere with fellow students.

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