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Life in Boise

Summer Activities

80°F to 100°F

Float the River

  • Cost: Free
  • When: Now – September
  • Where: Barber Park

Join the ultimate summer adventure for Boise State students—floating down the scenic Boise River! Start at Barber Park and enjoy a relaxing float through lush greenery, ending at Ann Morrison Park. Perfect for hanging out with friends, this leisurely activity is a must-try for soaking in Boise’s natural beauty.

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Explore Boise’s beautiful parks and riverfronts with a relaxing walk or bike ride along the scenic Greenbelt. Perfect for enjoying nature and staying active.

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Boise Hawks Baseball Game

Cheer on the Boise Hawks at a thrilling baseball game held at Memorial Stadium. Experience the excitement of a Boise Hawks game with fellow students.

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Enjoy paddleboarding at Quinn’s Pond for calm waters or head to Lucky Peak Reservoir for stunning views and clear waters. Perfect for all skill levels.

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River Surfing

Get your adrenaline pumping at Boise Whitewater Park. Whether you’re a seasoned kayaker or a beginner, the park offers thrilling water sports activities. Watch skilled surfers ride the waves or try your hand at paddleboarding. A great spot for water enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

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Western Idaho Fair

  • Cost: $10
  • When: August 16-25, 2024
  • Location: Expo Idaho

Experience the excitement of the Western Idaho Fair! Enjoy thrilling rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibits, and delicious food, all in celebration of Idaho’s heritage and community spirit.

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Embark on an adventurous hike on one of Boise’s scenic trails. Discover breathtaking views and unwind in nature’s beauty just a short distance from campus.

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Experience live music at some of Boise’s most diverse concert venues. From the serene botanical setting of Idaho Botanical Garden, the large-scale events at ExtraMile Arena and Ford Idaho Center, to the shows at the Knitting Factory Boise, and the Revolution Concert House, Boise offers a vibrant music scene catering to every taste.

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Bird Watching

Discover the fascinating world of raptors at the World Center for Birds of Prey. Explore exhibits, see live birds, and learn about conservation efforts for these magnificent creatures.

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Watch Shakespeare

Experience the thrill of live theater at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival with Boise State friends! Enjoy classic plays and modern adaptations in a beautiful outdoor setting. With discounted tickets for students, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a cultural evening under the stars.

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Kuna Days

Join the community celebration at Kuna Days! Experience parades, local vendors, and fun activities that showcase the vibrant spirit of Kuna.

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Attend a Rodeo

Feel the excitement of the Snake River Stampede in Nampa! This iconic rodeo event features thrilling competitions like bull riding, barrel racing, and more.

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