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5 ½ Things About June in Boise

Feeling festive? June is the month for a variety of festivals in Boise. From music, to books, to ice cream, you’ll have lots of choices.

1) Old Boise Country Music Festival

Formerly known as The Garden City Country Music Festival, the second annual Old Boise Country Music Festival will be held outdoors in downtown Boise.

  • June 8
  • Doors open at 1 p.m. Music at 2 p.m.
  • 6th and Grove Street

2) Boise Pride Fest

Pride Fest 30 year logo

Now in its 30th year, Pride Fest promotes unity and celebrates the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities in Boise year round. A film screening, volleyball tournament, and fireworks display are just a few of the events planned.

  • June 14 and 15
  • Cecil B. Andrus Park
  • Jefferson Street

3) Boise Book Fest

Stacks of books

Bibliophiles (or bookworms, if you prefer) will find something to love at this year’s Boise Book Fest. Readers and writers can learn from established authors about writing, publishing and marketing their creations.

  • Saturday, June 15
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Boise Centre, 850 W Front St.

4) Brain Freeze Optional: Boise Ice Cream Festival

Variety of colorful ice cream cones

Two and a half weeks of ice cream events throughout Boise culminate in the Grand Tasting of 200 flavors on June 15. Live entertainment, games, educational opportunities and, of course, we ALL scream for ice cream.

5) World Refugee Day Celebration

Citizenship ceremony

This special day brings the community together with our newest Idahoans to celebrate their international cultures and contributions to our society. Enjoy ethnic food, performances, artisans, and a citizenship ceremony at internationally-celebrated World Refugee Day.

  • Saturday, June 15
  • 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Boise Grove Plaza
  • 827 W Main Street
  • Free

½) Alive After Five EVERY Wednesday

Band and crowd at event

Celebrate 33 years of Boise’s favorite summer concert series each Wednesday, June 5 – August 28. Here’s the lineup.

  • 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Boise Grove Plaza
  • 827 W Main Street
  • Free